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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  06/JUL/2010 1:19 PM
Assunto:  Música erudita
Mensagem:  "Classical music" is a very nice term.

Another possibility is "highbrow music".  As you can see from the definition below from MERRIAM WEBSTER UNABRIDGED, a highbrow is a somewhat arrogant individual who may flaunt his education, tiesto culture, family connectons, etc.  The term is derrogatory but not vulgar.

Main Entry: 1highbrow    Pronunciation Guide
Pronunciation: primarystressdoublehyphensecondarystressdoublehyphen
Function: noun
Etymology: 1high + brow
: a person who possesses or has pretensions to strong intellectual interests or superiority : one who regards aloofly or contemptuously manifestations of mass culture : EGGHEAD <highbrows ... despise soap operas and are repelled by the success stories in popular magazines -- W.O.Aydelotte> <highbrows who believe that ... art is for art's sake -- A.J.Toynbee>

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Música erudita  –  Intruder  06/JUL/2010, 12:14 PM
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