Art music

Art music (alternatively called classical music, cultivated music, serious music, and canonic music[1]) is music considered to be of high phonoaesthetic value.[2] It typically implies advanced structural and theoretical considerations[3] or a written musical tradition.[4] In this context, the terms "serious" or "cultivated" are frequently used to present a contrast with ordinary, everyday music (i.e. popular and folk music, also called "vernacular music").[2] Many cultures have art music traditions; in the Western world the term typically refers to Western classical music.

Beethoven's autographic sketch for his Piano Sonata No. 28, Movement IV, Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr und mit Entschlossenheit (Allegro). He completed the piece in 1816.

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