Definition of salon music in English:

salon music

Pronunciation /səˈlän/ /səˈlɑn/

See synonyms for salon music


  • Light classical music originally considered suitable for playing in a salon.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They got more and more bizarre and eventually used extensive reworkings of Victorian parlour songs and piano salon music.’
    • ‘Local compositions reflected the prevailing British fashion of ballads and salon music, but their words introduced subjects and sentiments more reflective of the landscape, flora and fauna of the new land.’