Definition and background:
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. (1) music free from extra-musical implications; opposite of program music (2) music written for its own sake, with no direct reference to anything outside itself. it has no words and does not depict a story
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