absolute music


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absolute music

n.
Instrumental music that is free of any explicit verbal reference or program.

absolute music

n
(Music, other) music that is not designed to depict or evoke any scene or event. Compare programme music

absolute music

, abstract music, pure music - Absolute music (abstract music, pure music) is music for its own sake—concerned only with structure, melody, harmony, and rhythm.
See also related terms for melody.

absolute music

Music free of all reference to anything outside the essential nature of the music. The listener’s attention is not distracted by lyric or association, and can therefore focus entirely on the beauty of the music itself.
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Councillor Jill Hood, speaking at the full meeting, said: "I'm delighted to read this, this is absolute music to my ears.
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This splendid book provides programmatic commentary on a large range of piano literature, from the "absolute music" of Bach and Mozart to the heavily idea-driven music of Debussy and Scriabin.
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