What is art music?

Art Music

Art music (also known as serious music, legitimate music (often shortened to legit music), concert music, or erudite music) is an umbrella term used to refer to musical traditions implying advanced structural and theoretical considerations and a written musical tradition. The notion of art music is a frequent and well defined musicological distinction, e.g., referred to by musicologist Philip Tagg as one of an "axiomatic triangle consisting of 'folk', 'art' and 'popular' musics." He explains that each of these three is distinguishable from the others according to certain criteria. In this regard, it is frequently used as a contrasting term to popular music and traditional or folk music.

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List Of Popular Music Genres
... This is a list of the commercially relevant genres in modern popular music ... in substantial numbers have been excluded, in accordance with the following criteria Art music classical music and opera ... However Art Music, with the exception of opera, is not usually classified as popular music but as Western Art Music instead ...
Japanese Folk Music - Arrival of Western Music - Art Music - Jazz
... From the 1930s on (except during World War II, when it was repressed as music of the enemy) jazz has had a strong presence in Japan ... The country is an important market for the music, and it is common that recordings unavailable in the United States or Europe are available there ...
MUSIC LOVER - Performance - Ornamentation
... The detail included explicitly in the music notation varies between genres and historical periods ... In general, art music notation from the 17th through the 19th century required performers to have a great deal of contextual knowledge about performing styles ... For example, in the 17th and 18th century, music notated for solo performers typically indicated a simple, unadorned melody ...
Philosophy Of Music - Philosophical Issues - Aesthetics of Music
... The study of the aesthetics of music revolves around the question "what makes music pleasurable to listen to?" ... Views on what is "good music" have changed dramatically over the centuries as new musical forms have arisen and others have fallen out of favor ... the cultural dependence of a person's ability to interpret and enjoy music ...
Art Music - Relationship With Popular Music
... In general, art music is separate from popular music, although there are examples of certain styles or works that cross that boundary and are included within both categories ... and performed as written, as with classical music, and is generally considered to be within the realm of contemporary classical music ... known in the mass market as a work of popular music while clearly it remains within the purview of art music as well ...

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