absolute music

AB-soe-loot MYOO-zik
[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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