Third Stream is a term coined in 1957 by composer Gunther Schuller, in a lecture at Brandeis University, to describe a musical genre which is a synthesis of classical music and jazz. Improvisation — a key element of jazz, but far less common in classical music — is generally seen as a vital component of Third Stream.
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“Is there not
An art, a music, and a stream of words
That shalt be life, the acknowledged voice of life?”
—William Wordsworth (17701850)