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art music

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noun
  1. music in the classical tradition, as opposed to popular or folk music.
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Origin of art music

First recorded in 1790–1800
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Related Words for art music

classic

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Historical Examples of art music

  • It has been, and still is, one of the most potent influences in the art-music of the world.

    A Popular History of the Art of Music

    W. S. B. Mathews


British Dictionary definitions for art music

art music

noun
  1. music written by a composer rather than passed on by oral traditionCompare folk music
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