Definition of salon music in English:

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salon music


[mass noun] often derogatory
Light classical music originally considered suitable for playing in a salon.
Example sentences
  • Sir Edward Elgar wrote salon music, and while it was not very ‘important’ work, he did it with professionalism and affection.
  • Pierne had been composing light, salon music for some time, but his first major work was the opera La coupe enchantée, produced in Royan on 24 August 1895.
  • In 1838 Heller moved to Paris, where he made a living as a critic and a composer of salon music and enjoyed the friendship of Berlioz.

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