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 Italian Progressive music
Many groups used almost classical arrangements and worked out their ideas in such a perfectionism and with the ability to fuse the emotional and intellectual, rhythm changes, jazz and pure classical influences (from the barock until classicism area mostly) and rock at the same time.
Even barock compositions were rewritten into classical period pieces, leading into the most common opinion of what kind of music classical music brings forth.
This music had its roots in UK symphonic groups who were popular at that time in Italy, like ELP, Vander Graaf Generator, Genesis, Gentle Giant. /ITALIAPROG.html

 Mr. Free Free - italian music
Free Music + Classical Music + Free Classical Sheet Music
A complete course in Italian: you start with"Ciao!", and befor e you know it you'll be discussing the Italian renaissance.
Enter the word you are looking for, then click on Italian/English for an Italian word to be translated in English, and on English/Italian for an English word to be translated in Italian. /free/italian_music/1

 Movies with Classical Guitar Music
Cinema Paradiso, also known as Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, 1988, Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, Italian film, in English and Italian, rated 8.3 on 10 scale, Original music by Andrea Morricone and Ennio Morricone, Enrio Morricone uses a lot of classic guitar sound.
A while back Bill posed the question to the Classical Guitar Mailing List and the list below was the result.
music by John Barry, Barry also plays part of symphony conductor, soloist Renata Tarrago, /cglists/cg-movies.htm   (2067 words)

 Introducing ROMAN HOLIDAY, the nation's premiere Italian themed band!
We specialize in lively, interactive Italian shows featuring authentically costumed dancers and musicians and can offer a full repertoire of Italian music for your special event--from folkloristic to classical to traditional to contemporary Italian favorites.
Italian wedding music is our specialty, but we also offer a huge repertoire of jazz, classic rock, swing, Latin, and all the crowd pleasers from the American songbook to complement our Italian music repertoire.
It is also the premiere Italian production band, for incredible full-scale Italian productions on stage with a wide variety of Italian musicians and dancers.   (2067 words)

 Classical Net - Interesting Links - Early Music
Italian Association for Early Music and Historical Dance
There are enough sites which specialize in topics related to music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods to warrant a dedicated page of links, though it should be remembered that sites listed on other link pages, especially commercial sites, also have significant amounts of information pertinent to early music as well.
"Early Music" is generally considered to be music written in the Baroque period or earlier (i.e., about 1750 or earlier). /music/links/emusic.html   (2067 words)

 Royal Holloway's Golden Pages
Bulletin of Italian Ethnomusicology (published by the Italian National Committee of the International Council for Traditional Music, featuring articles, news, and announcements related to traditional Italian music, its performance, and related scholarly endeavours)
Muso ("the groundbreaking magazine for the 16-30 generation of classical music enthusiasts in the UK and beyond")
Computer Music Journal (containing only a selection of full-text articles from the hard-copy journal, but with an abundance of other and supplementary material so as to be a valuable resource in its own right) /Music/Links/journals.html   (2067 words)

 Classical Sheet Music
Music for sheet music and midi files
New contemporary composers are added as winners of our composing competitions or through popular acclaim on our discussion board. /composer.php   (2067 words)

 Classical Music - A short history
The classical style may be seen to culminate in the music of Beethoven, who is perceived as the link between the classic and romantic style.
Italian opera (opera seria, opera buffa) soon dominated the early baroque style of the seventeenth century, which extended to the composition of oratorios on sacred subjects.
Later in the century, the Classic style of Haydn and Mozart dominated the music of Western Europe, with the symphony, sonata, and string quartet predominating, and the sonata principle at the core of musical structure. /cmp/musical_history.html   (2067 words)

 The University of Melbourne - Music Library
Italian Music Homepage by Massimo Gentili-Tedeschi, Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense, Milano.
Carnatic Music : Classical music of Southern India.
Music Archive for the Pacific - Established by the Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia for the main purpose of providing a collection of recordings of indigenous music, related books, journals, musical instruments and art works to interested persons for research purposes. /collections/music/internet.html   (2067 words)

 MusicalOnline: Winners of Recent Music Competitions
Pilar Bayona International Piano Competition - In December 2001, Italian pianist Domenico Codispoti won the first prize at the "Pilar Bayona International Piano Competition" (member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions) in Zaragoza, Spain, performing in the finals Chopin's Concerto n.1 in E minor.
The Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank acquires through donations and loans quality instruments to be used by established or gifted young Canadian musicians to help further their international solo or chamber music careers.
The winners were announced on September 13th, 2000 by Jean-Louis Roux, Chairman of the Canada Council, at a news conference and reception held at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. /whatsnew/winners.htm   (2067 words)

 Monteverdi Choir (Choir) - Short History
Previous honours have included the Chorus of the Year Award in the 1992, International Classical Music Awards and Best Choral Award and Record of the Year Award in the 1991 Gramophone Awards for the choir's recording of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique under John Eliot Gardiner.
The Monteverdi Choir was founded at Cambridge in March 1964 by John Eliot Gardiner, then an undergraduate, for a performance of the Monteverdi Vespers (1610) in King's College Chapel, with the aim of introducing the colours and passion of Italian music to audiences reared on the English choral tradition.
At the forefront of the Early Music revival in Europe, the Monteverdi Choir has brought life and public awareness to a whole range of magnificent but forgotten music, by composers such as Gabrieli, Gesualdo, Carissimi, Schütz, Buxtehude, Campra and Leclair. /Bio/Monteverdi-Choir.htm   (2067 words)

 Joseph Haydn
Amongst those contacts were the Italian composer Nicola Porpora, the great librettist and court poet Metastasio, and the dowager Princess Esterházy who, it is presumed, eventually brought the talented young musician to the attention of her sons.
Moreover, all music that he produced while employed at this court would become the property of the prince, to such an extent that the composer was forbidden to give away copies of his own compositions to any other person.
In his early years Haydn chiefly wrote instrumental music, including symphonies and other pieces for the twice-weekly concerts and the prince's Tafelmusik, and works for the instrument played by the prince, the baryton (a kind of viol), for which he composed circa 125 trios in ten years. /cmp/haydnj.html   (3429 words)

With the same quartet, he gave the French premiere of the Quintet in March 1989 at the Château de Grignan Chamber Music Festival, the Italian premiere at the Trento Festival in the same year, and the French premiere of Taneyev's Quintet in 1989 at the Salle Gaveau in Paris.
This means that you can submit a media file of any public domain music or that of copyrighted compositions if you have the permission from the appropriate copyright holder.
In collaboration with numerous prominent artists and ensembles, he has performed chamber music concerts featuring both traditional and contemporary compositions, including a three-year cycle focusing on music of the 20th century. /artists/alikhanov.html   (1210 words)

 Encyclopedia: List of Italian composers
Niccolo Piccinni (January 16, 1728 - May 7, 1800) was an Italian composer of classical music.
Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880–1968) was an Italian composer of classical music.
Ottorino Respighi (born in Bologna on July 9, 1879, died in Rome on April 18, 1936) was an Italian composer and musicologist. /encyclopedia/List-of-Italian-composers   (1179 words)

 music, classical --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
One of the hallmarks of Western classical music is its sheer resilience, its ability to renew and refresh itself as an art form even as its core repertoire continues to speak—over years, decades, and...
Classical music, by its very definition, concerns itself with universal verities that transcend the moment.
Of these the best known in the West are the classical music of North India, including Pakistan, sometimes called Hindustani music, and that... /ebi/article?tocId=205024   (1179 words)

 A Survey of Recorded French Opera (1670-1770)
Among the main characteristics were: a substantial and rich orchestral accompaniment, the inclusion of danced interludes throughout the opera, a standard structure of a Prologue followed by 5 acts, frequent dramatic and musical use of the chorus, libretti written in refined verse, subjects drawn from classical mythology.
He shows little affection for Italian music or Italian opera, and perhaps his personal resentment of Mazarini is the cause of this dislike.
To many, the Italian music seemed so airy, so pleasing, so light and natural in contrast to the intellectual complexity and rigid pomp of the tragedie en musique. /emfaq/velde/opera.htm   (1179 words)

 List of composers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A strong distinction is made, however, between composers, lyricists, and performers in such genres as classical and jazz music.
For composers of classical music and opera see:
In other genres, such as popular and folk music, the term "songwriter" means someone who authors both music and lyrics, and is more common than "composer." If a songwriter also performs, he or she is called a "singer/songwriter." /wiki/Composers   (128 words)

 HyperMusic -- History of Classical Music: Glossary
The Catholic liturgy; in a musical context, the Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei.
Music which uses several independent vocal lines simultaneously; the predominant early music style, replaced by homophony, in which the music moves chordally (for example, like a hymn).
A type of contemporary music in which certain elements, such as the order of the notes or their pitches, are not specified by the composer but are left to chance. /hist/glossary.html   (1453 words)

 Ottorino Respighi
This man wrote some of the most beautiful and moving classical music.
Italian composer who introduced Russian orchestral colour and some of the violence of Richard Strauss 's harmonic techniques into Italian music.
Look for sheet music from Respighi at SheetMusic Plus /cgi-bin/ccd.cgi?comp=respighi   (1453 words)

The term "composer" is often used specifically to mean a composer in the Western tradition of classical music.
The level of distinction between composers and other musicians also varies, which affects issues such as copyright and the deference given to individual interpretations of a particular piece of music.
In popular and folk music, the composer is typically called a songwriter, since the music generally takes the form of a song. /directory-articles/Composer   (339 words)

 BUBL LINK: Musicians
Provides a listing of significant dates in classical music history including those of births, deaths, and first performances of a range of composers and performers.
Searchable classical music information, offering news, concerts and vacancies listings, and a comprehensive UK directory of music addresses and links.
List of Italian Composers, providing information and links, where appropriate. /link/m/musicians.htm   (906 words)

 Learn more about Opera seria in the online encyclopedia.
Opera seria is an Italian musical term which refers to the noble and 'serious' style of Italian opera that predominated in Europe in the late 17th and 18th centuries.
Italian opera seria was produced not only in Italy but also in Habsburg Austria, England, Dresden and other German states, even in Spain, and other countries.
Mozart wrote some beautiful music for these operas, but the characters, drawn in from classical antiquity accordance with the conventions of the genre, did not inspire in him the same level of incandescent musical theater as the three Shakesperean Da Ponte operas. /o/op/opera_seria.html   (906 words)

 Italian concerto, French Overture, Four Sheet Music!
Classical, Italian concerto, French Overture, Four Duets, Goldberg variations Sheet Music by Henle.
Best-Selling Digital Italian concerto, French Overture, Four Sheet Music!
Italian concerto, French Overture, Four Sheet Music- 3! /Sheet-Music/Italian%20concerto,%20French%20Overture,%20Four.html   (415 words)

 Middle East Open Encyclopedia: Tempo
Whether a music piece has a mathematical time indication or not, in classical music it is customary to describe the tempo of a piece by one or more words.
In musical terminology, tempo (Italian for "time") is the speed or pace of a given piece.
The plural of tempo in Italian is tempi. /ref?title=Tempo   (1478 words)

 BUBL LINK: Internet resources by type
Subjects: classical music composers, nineteenth century music, twentieth century music
Information on the composer Hector Berlioz (1803-1869), relating to his music, his writings, his career in France and abroad, and his contribution to musical history.
Brief biographies of theologians, philosophers, poets, composers, and artists throughout history including Aristotle, Bach, Chaucer, Hobbes, and Wagner. /link/types/biographies.htm   (3475 words)

 Inter Press Service News Agency
In the last few months, the classical music scene in Uruguay seems to have awakened from a long slumber, and operas like "La Bohème" by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini are raising it from the ashes in which it was left by a 12-year dictatorship, repeated economic crises and official neglect.
The passion for classical music and theatre in Uruguay, a small South American country of 3.2 million, has been strong since 1856, when the impoverished newly independent nation, in poor shape after years of war, nevertheless decided to build what was at the time South America's premier opera house: the Solís Theatre.
There seems to be a consensus that, with a strong cultural policy, classical music in Uruguay could recover part of its lost splendour thanks to the reopening of the Solís. /africa/print.asp?idnews=30246   (1082 words)

 Folksy Links - Folk Bands and Musicians On Line
Cathrin Pfeifer, her unique style is not only characterized by cooperating with musicians from different societes, but a result of her experiences with folk, rock, avantgarde, improvisational, modern classical and theatre music.
Brath, was formed in 1981, when several musicians from Lugo decided to create a music based essentially upon traditional folk, but with harmonic and rhythmic structures richer and more complex, some of them from abroad.
Uniting musicians from Turkey, Iran, Germany, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic, Yalla Babo Express Orchestra flings all constraints of content to the four winds to celebrate the purest passion for rhythm, sound and melody — always with the characteristic "Oriental" flavour that echoes the music of Turkish and Eastern European gypsies. /folksy_g.html   (4982 words)

 Italian rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After the 1968 student riots, many young, educated Italians began to identify with the counterculture which was flourishing in the US and UK; in contrast to those countries, however, Italy had little in the way of a rock tradition, though students remained very familiar with classical composers like Bach.
Italian music in the 1990s and 2000s has produced and continues to produce some of the most brilliant music in the world.
Italy is a European country, and has had a long relationship with rock and roll, a style of music which spread to the country by the early 1960s from the United States. /wiki/Italian_rock   (1038 words)

 Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The creator of the Italian overture and a major figure in the development of classical harmony, Alessandro Scarlatti composed 115 operas and more than 600 chamber cantatas, masses, oratorios, concerti grossi, and serenades.
The Gregorian chant, troubadour song, and the madrigal were forms in early Italian music, which was distinguished by the work of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Claudio Monteverdi.
Italian painter Domenico Ghirlandajo (also spelled Ghirlandaio) is known for incorporating prominent 15th-century citizens and contemporary settings into his biblical scenes. /ebi/article-9276927?tocId=9276927&query=john   (570 words)

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