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  European classical music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day.
Classical music is primarily a written musical tradition, preserved in music notation, as opposed to being transmitted orally, by rote, or in recordings.
Improvisation in classical music performance was far more common during the Baroque era than in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and recently the performance of such music by modern classical musicians has been enriched by a revival of the old improvisational practices.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_classical_music   (2464 words)

 Classical music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the English language, the term "classical music" is usually a homophoric reference to European classical music and its derivative styles, and is rarely used to refer to traditional musical styles of other regions.
This Classical music era is thus distinguished from, for example, the music of the preceding Baroque and the subsequent Romantic eras).
It is with respect to this latter canon that the term 'classical music' was first used, in the 1820s and 1830s, denote a body of music that was compared to the classical traditions of art, sculpture and architecture of Ancient Greece and Rome.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Classical_music   (307 words)

 Classical Music - Tod und Verklaerung
The second was the ceremonial music of the monarchical courts, which rose in the late Middle Ages, and the Renaissance Italian city-states, saturated with fanfares, processions, and marches, as well as the elegant dances and songs performed to entertain the royal guests.
The main function of church music was of course to enhance the experience of worship; it was the aural equivalent of the huge cathedrals and the olfactory stimulation of incense.
As the Baroque represented the aural self-glorification of the aristocracy, nineteenth-century "classical music," which lives on in all its glory as the "crystallized music" of Eatock, is the self-glorification of the capitalist class.
homepage.mac.com /zenner41/iblog/C1073502708/E74113771   (1706 words)

 Classical music
Many musical traditions are linked to a region, that is, if the people making music in that tradition stay around in the same region, and if there are no significant ruptures in the musical tradition commonly associated to that region.
is music written after this period, that nonetheless revives some characteristics of the music of that classical period.
There are many definitions or criteria used to create specific lists of classical music traditions, most commonly including: the tradition must be fairly old, the tradition must possess some sort of notation, the tradition must require study or training to become an acceptable performer or composer.
www.mp3.fm /Classical_music.htm   (753 words)

 ITU Mezunlar Dernegi - PETEK
Similarly, uniting the present day Turkish classical music is an equally sturdy and developed language, consisting of rhythmic modes (usul) and melodic modes (makam) based on a theoretical division of the whole tone into nine equal parts.
The European classical music choruses in Turkey are thriving along with Turkish classical, village and sufi music choruses.
The other choruses in European classical music are: ten choruses in conservatories, thirty choruses in the music departments of higher education, another thirty choruses in universities, five choruses belonging to the Ankara-based Polyphonic Choruses Association, polyphonic choruses of Ankara and Mersin, chorus of the Blind Citizens Society, and other private choruses.
www.turkishnews.com /itumuk/info/petek/c2s3/subject6/article3.html   (1145 words)

 Listening to Indian Classical Music
Besides bringing musical influences from other cultures, the Mughal empire encouraged the appreciation of music as an upper-class, court activity, in much the same way that European classical music was mainly supported by the court aristocracy through the Baroque and Classical periods.
Western music tends to use only a few popular meters for almost all of its music, and these meters are usually felt as repetitions of two, three, or four beats.
A listener educated in Indian classical music will be able to identify the raga and tala by listening to the music.
cnx.org /content/m12502/latest   (1875 words)

 Music 250 Homepage
Music 250 begins with a brief exploration of the vocabulary useful in listening to European music.
Classical European music is often regarded as "high culture", requiring extensive training to "appreciate" its intricacies.
Today a major part of the currently performed classical music repertoire--like the repertoire of drama --is drawn from works of the past.
www.sonoma.edu /users/j/johnsonw/music_250   (331 words)

 German music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The history of 20th-century classical music in the U.S.A. revolves around a continuous series of attempts to formulate novel and especially American forms of musical expression, in part a struggle against the domination of European classical music and ideas, new or old.
It is difficult not to come to the conclusion that in terms of musical impact, and in the reflection of the wider human condition and the narrower expression of the ethos and ideas of the day, no American composer has yet matched their major European counterparts.
What is more, these symphonies, far from being mere copies of European models, proved to be a major vehicle for the expression of ideas, emotions, and concerns that reflected the American outlook of their age, especially a sense of broad landscape and a rugged, rough purpose.
www.humanities.ualberta.ca /mmorris/402/usa_music.htm   (2775 words)

Another reason for studying classical music is that virtually all the harmonies, rhythms and compositional procedures that pop and jazz composers use (and have used) have their origins in classical music.
Classical music is sophisticated and is, in truth, the music of another time and culture.
Much classical music evolved from dance forms and singing styles that were common at social events and celebrations of the time.
homepage.mac.com /kguess/teaching.html   (1028 words)

 classical music - andante - music and technology: a roundtable discussion
Compared to the notational symbols of European classical music or the rhythmic patterns of West African music, a computer is a formalization of those same processes.
It has also made it possible for new music to find an audience more quickly than in the past, when composers were forced to rely on an underground of live performance venues.
Not necessarily for their own music, but for the chance of broadening the possibility of making a living, and therefore being able to stay in the music world.
www.andante.com /magazine/article.cfm?id=17375   (3051 words)

 UMass Course Catalog: Music Courses
Music fundamentals, forms, and styles from the Medieval period to the 20th century.
Prerequisites: MUSIC 312 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
A survey of Renaissance music from Dunstable and Dufay to Gesualdo, Monteverdi, and Gabrieliófrom faux bourdon to the invention of opera.
www.umass.edu /ug_catalog/archive_2002/music-dance/musiccourses.html   (1812 words)

 Commentary Magazine - Singing the Classical-Music Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
...Classical music in America is in an increasingly tight corner...
...In general, though, Classical Music in America proves to be a reliable and thought-provoking chronicle of the emergence of what might be called the American way of music-making...
...He writes about the music of now-obscure composers with properly judicious enthusiasm, placing their achievements in historical context and never praising them to inappropriate excess.6 More problematic, perhaps inevitably so, is Horowitz’s attempt to sketch the outlines of a possible “post-classical music of the future.
www.commentarymagazine.com /Summaries/V119I4P73-1.htm   (1584 words)

 What is Early Music?
The context is European classical music, which had its best-known pieces written in the 1700s and 1800s, and so the "early" in early music means earlier than that.
Baroque music has its origins in the rise of the recitative style among Monteverdi and others, the beginning of opera as a form, and the consequent adoption of basso continuo.
By the 1950s, early music was a definite phenomenon, with such performers as Safford Cape, Alfred Deller, Noah Greenberg, etc. Since then, the number of early music performers has increased steadily, as has audience interest, to the point where early music sales are more or less equal to those of non-early classical music.
www.medieval.org /emfaq/misc/whatis.htm   (2997 words)

 Rhombus Publishing - Indian Classical Music
The earliest documentation of musical advances happened around the thirteenth century when Amir Khusrau was invited into the court at Delhi.
Although a classical tradition with many prescribed rules for performance, Indian music allows a great deal of interpretation and improvisation by the individual players.
Unlike European classical music, which primarily requires the player to interpret what is written, classical Indian music allows the players to improvise within structured guidelines using the melodies of the raga and the rhythm cycle (tal) established by the supporting drums.
www.rhombuspublishing.com /resources/indian_music.html   (552 words)

 Banjers & Banjer Music
Western classical music didn't embrace equal temperament until the 18th century and several kinds of musical instruments, notably flutes and horns, weren't brought into the fold until the 19th century.
And though the informed musical ear of a member of a particular society is capable of unbelievable discrimination, the uninformed ear of even the most enlightened outside observer is notoriously unreliable.
It is acknowledged that even classically trained singers do not sing in equal temperament but in their own system which more closely approximates older temperaments with more 'perfect' intervals.
home.earthlink.net /~curtis.carlisle.bouterse/banjers/id3.html   (2419 words)

 Music Samples
It showcases a precision associated with European classical music, combined with the intense passion and heat of Latin guitar.
Young and Rollins perform their music with a passion and spirit that combines creative energy into an artistry of a rare captivating nature.
With each distinctive composition, Young and Rollins meld their fiery sound of flamenco and the vibrancy of Caribbean rhythms with the technical precision of classical music and the seductiveness of Latin jazz grooves.
www.youngandrollins.com /music.html   (471 words)

 What Is Choro Music?
This music, also called chorinho (this term refers to the individual pieces of music), came of age in the early 20th century in the cafés of Rio de Janeiro and other large cities in Brazil.
Musically choro is based on what we know as samba-style or bossa nova rhythms and played on a guitar or other fretted stringed instrument, plus flute or clarinet and percussion.
Structurally it is the Brazilian music that is closest to European classical music (it borrows the form of the Chopin waltz and the counterpoint of the high Baroque period), yet retains a personality that is all Brazilian.
saintpaulsunday.publicradio.org /features/0109_choro   (629 words)

 The Pacer - Imada to present lecture on Japanese, European music
He will discuss how musical absolutes exist only within the music of a particular culture, and that these absolutes are not cross-cultural, thus not universal.
This is an important concept in music education, particularly in Japan, where many music educators believe that European classical music is absolute and universal.
Born in Tokyo, Imada holds a bachelor of music degree from Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo.
pacer.utm.edu /401.htm   (326 words)

 The soldier who played violin and broke the setar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Born in 1907 in Tehran, Minbashian studied at the music department of Dar-ul-Fonun.
He removed Iranian music subjects from the school curriculum and established a new curriculum derived from those used by the Berlin and Geneva conservatories, to be ratified by the then Culture High Council.
To him, Iranian music was a kind of local music that did not carry much weight.
www.mehrnews.ir /en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=249864   (355 words)

 Chicago Sun-Times - Classical
NEW YORK -- Although The 5 Browns are sensations in the classical music world, a significant portion of their audience are novices to that genre.
Jonathan Biss is clearly one of the most musically talented and intelligent pianists of his generation; he uses a flawless technique to achieve a mature balance of sound, expression and clarity of interpretation.
From the masses for Spanish and Portuguese colonists in the 16th century to the current international success of multi-culti magician Osvaldo Golijov, the meetings of European immigrants, indigenous peoples and African slaves and their descendants has resulted in a rich world of musics both popular and classical.
www.suntimes.com /index/classical.html   (879 words)

 Metroactive Music | Babatunde
Significantly, Babatunde takes issue with the notion of "classical" music and launches a lengthy, well-reasoned polemic on the term, especially as it relates to African-based music.
European classical music, he points out, was not made for general consumption but was subsidized by the ruling aristocracy, exclusively for the enjoyment of that class.
Babatunde's own formal musical and cultural development began when he was about 10, in Englewood, N.J., when he joined his elementary school's marching band, playing drums.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/03.21.96/babatunde-9612.html   (1222 words)

 Classical Music- Vienna, Austria - VirtualTourist.com
We were continually hounded by street sellers to buy tickets to a classical concert at all the major tourist attractions of Vienna.
The music was great, the performers were entertaining, and the price was a real steal.
Many of his works are part of the standard concert repertory and are widely recognized as masterpieces of the classical style.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Europe/Austria/Bundesland_Wien/Vienna-320332/Things_To_Do-Vienna-Classical_Music-BR-8.html   (441 words)

 aworks :: "new" american classical music
Music of MIchael Horvit including The Wide Missouri, which uses a theme based on the folksong Shenandoah.
The Barber, Ives, Partch, Glass, and Reich have been essential to my American classical music education and the Griffes is a recent favorite.
Hmm, the editor is Thomas May, a music critic who also happens to be the Religion and Spirituality Editor at Amazon.com.
rgable.typepad.com /aworks   (1243 words)

 American Mavericks: Program 6: West meets East
Cowell was the first to insist that Asian and African music are every bit as much a part of the American heritage as European music.
Slowly, this Asian influence crept through American music, discrediting European music's insistence on relentless forward motion, and establishing the idea that music could very profitably spin in one place, pointing the way toward minimalism.
Combining music, theater and fantastic Chinese martial arts, Voice of the Dragon is a heroic 17th Century martial arts legend of the betrayal of the legendary Shaolin Temple by a renegade monk.
musicmavericks.publicradio.org /programs/program6.html   (434 words)

 Music courses
Instruments, forms, and concepts of music explored through art and folk music to develop an understanding of how basic materials of music work together.
Study of young voice, basic theory, piano keyboard, music symbols and terms, and use of elementary classroom instruments.
Introduction to concepts and skills of reading music and music theory for pre-music and non-music majors.
www.tri-c.cc.oh.us /CATALOG/0001/listings/Courses/MUS.htm   (777 words)

 George Gershwin - TheBestLinks.com - Copyright, Cinema, Classical music, European Union, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Many of his compositions have been used in cinema, and perhaps many more are famous jazz standards: songbooks have been recorded by Ella Fitzgerald (memorable 3 discs recording for Verve, with Nelson Riddle's orchestra), Herbie Hancock and several other singers or players.
It was in Hollywood, while working on the score of The Goldwyn Follies, that George Gershwin collapsed and, on July 11, 1937, died of a brain tumour.
The copyrights on those works expire in 2007 in the European Union and between 2019 and 2027 in the United States of America.
www.thebestlinks.com /Gershwin.html   (788 words)

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