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absolute music

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[English]

Music that has no literary, dramatic, or pictorial program; also, pure music; music expressively self-sufficient and intelligible without the aid of a text or a program.


Example


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony,  No. 40 in G minor


Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77


Franz Schubert: String Quintet in C major, Op. 163


Ludwig Van Beethoven: Serenade in D major


Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio, No. 2 in D minor



Ludwig Van Beethoven: String Quartet in C major, Op. 59, No. 3 


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E-flat major 




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Last Updated: 2016-04-28 21:18:17