serious music, as opposed to popular or folk music
|Instance of||music genre|
English: Art music (alternately called classical music, cultivated music, serious music, and canonic music is music that implies advanced structural and theoretical considerations or a written musical tradition. The terms "serious" or "cultivated" are frequently used in relation to music in order to present a contrast with ordinary, everyday music (i.e. popular and folk music, also called "vernacular music").