serialist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From serial +‎ -ist

Adjective[edit]

serialist (not comparable)

  1. (music) Of, pertaining to, or employing serialism

Noun[edit]

serialist (plural serialists)

  1. (music) A practitioner or adherent of serialism, an approach to composing which emphasizes the use of a series of notes, especially scales, to achieve coherence
    • 2007 January 16, Anthony Tommasini, “Serious German Violinist Gets a Rock Star Ovation”, in New York Times[1]:
      In the last decade or so, this once unabashedly complex serialist, now 68, seems to have allowed a lyrical generosity into his works.

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