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Music Term: Modern

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

Modern


Definition and background:

music written in the 20th century, or contemporary music

Generally refers to recent times or the present, or the sense of something being contemporary or up-to-date, recently developed or advanced in style, technique, or technology. Sometimes this refers to something being innovative or experimental. Compare and contrast this with moderne, modernism, and postmodernism. Quote: "Perpetual modernness is the measure of merit in every work of art." Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Representative Men, "Plato" (1850). Also see avant-garde, new, and new media.


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