serious music

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Noun1.serious music - traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical tasteserious music - traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
chamber music - serious music performed by a small group of musicians
opera - a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes
cantata, oratorio - a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text
concerto - a composition for orchestra and a soloist
fugue - a musical form consisting of a theme repeated a fifth above or a fourth below its first statement
rondeau, rondo - a musical form that is often the last movement of a sonata
sonata - a musical composition of 3 or 4 movements of contrasting forms
music genre, musical genre, musical style, genre - an expressive style of music
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According to their facebook page, Elawla Belady believes that serious music must be a tool for spreading messages and sharing ideas, just as Sheikh Imam and Ahmed Fouad Negm used their art to mobilize the Egyptian people.
The program began with the orchestra playing warhorse tunes from Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen" with more vigor than they were worth, but once Fleming entered and her adoring fans quieted down, the serious music began.
The 'Time Out 72' aspires to give serious music lovers an electrifying experience by capturing hand-picked talent and live experiences from across the globe.
Many, if not most, of the visual artists I've met over the years are also serious music buffs.
Furthermore, Dana hopes to increase engagement and interaction with more musicians around the world as well as setting the scene for the growth of a serious music industry in Qatar.
And that's the real knack of Villagers - it's serious music by serious musicians yet for the most part is instantly accessible.
But the Last Night is also about serious music, and this year's 30th anniversary concert featured two world premiere performances.
Because his co-star was bossing it even before her character, Kayleigh, came out with one of the lines of the year during a serious music debate: "My favourite album is Now 48.
The Durham Singers decided on a programme with lots of sparkle, in contrast to the more serious music heard in so many recent remembrance events, and it worked well.
Now a resident producer in OMG studios, Lil C is about to drop some serious music onto the public this year.
Ernst states, "Every serious music student, music teacher, and parent of a music student will find important information in this book about what it takes to succeed as a performer.
On Thursday, ex-Hacienda DJ and writer Dave Haslam will be imparting tips on ways into the business while Suddi Raval will be exploring the rise of serious music in video games.

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