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abstract music

noun
Origin of abstract music
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80
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  • As a piece of abstract music, the movement appears long, but not if the dramatic situation be kept well in mind.

    The Pianoforte Sonata J.S. Shedlock
  • This is the only one of the sonatas which, as abstract music, would be satisfactory without any programme.

    The Pianoforte Sonata J.S. Shedlock

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