art music

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art music

n.
Music composed in a classical tradition and intended as serious art, especially as distinguished from popular or folk music.

art music

n
(Music, other) music written by a composer rather than passed on by oral tradition. Compare folk music
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Roth concedes that if jazz cannot compete with erudite music in the realm of composition and theoretical sophistication, its "most perfect" interpreters--he lists Armstrong and Ellington as examples--combine a mastery of theory and technique with unparalleled creative looseness and intuitive virtuosity.
According to Cortazar, the notation of erudite music requires an extra step of interpretation that dilutes the intentions of the composer.
Brazil, like the United States and unlike Europe, has exported its popular rather than its erudite music, with the exception of the works of Heitor Villa-Lobos.