from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Secular music, vocal or instrumental, of decided technical elaboration, and suited to performance in a large auditorium: usually of one or few movements or parts, and thus different from an opera, oratorio, or similar extended work: distinguished from chamber-music and church music.
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Mademoiselle in her love for the theatre; and concert-music is but poor stuff.
In the American concert-music mainstream, where calendar pages stick together in decade-long clumps, Mr. Haas has yet to secure similar renown.