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Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, but there are a number of ways that classical music is identified.
Classical music is primarily a written musical tradition, preserved in music notation, as opposed to being transmitted in orally, by rote, or in recordings.
Improvisation in classical music performance was far more common during the Baroque era, and recently the performance of such music by modern classical musicians has been enriched by a revival of the old improvisational practices.
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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.
Classical works are generally considered to display great musical complexity through heavy use of development, modulation (changing of keys), little outright repetition, and a wide use of musical phrases that are not default length--that is, four or eight bars long.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_classical_music   (1935 words)

 Classical music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Classical music is generally thought of as sophisticated and refined; it may stem from a regional tradition, but aspires to universal form of communication.
Classical music is sometimes defined as music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of art, ecclesiastical, and concert music.
In the English language, the term "classical music" is a homophoric reference to European classical music, such as Beethoven's symphonies, and its derivative styles, and rarely used to refer to traditional musical styles of other regions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_classical_music_traditions   (229 words)

 Classical music - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
The very distinction between classical and popular music is blurred in the border regions, for instance minimalist music and light classics, and are disregarded as art music.
The "default length" of phrases which classical music supposedly deviates from were set as the default by music of the common practice period.
Composers of classical music has often made use of folk music, that is, music created created by untutored musicians, spread by word of mouth.
open-encyclopedia.com /Western_classical_music   (2067 words)

 Encyclopedia: Classical music
Musical genres Andalusian classical music is a style of classical music found across North Africa, though it evolved out of the music of Andalusia between the 10th and 15th centuries.
Classical Jazz is a mixture of orchestrations with the traditional jazz stylistic rythem.
Hindustani (हिन्‍दुस्‍थानी) Classical Music is an Indian classical music tradition originating in the North of the Indian subcontinent circa the 13th and 14th centuries CE.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/classical-music   (981 words)

 Read about Classical music at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Classical music and learn about Classical music here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
classics, the pieces of music in that tradition that seem near to indestructible, or at least unavoidable when talking of that musical tradition.
Neo-classical music is music written after this period, that nonetheless revives some characteristics of the music of that classical period.
However, the most reliable indication that a tradition is a classical one is the self-identification as such by members of that tradition, for instance Ravi Shankar's questionable assertions that there are two superior musical traditions in the world, Indian classical music and European classical music.
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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.
There is, in the most esteemed works of Classical music, an intensive use of Musical_development, the process by which a musical germ idea or ''motif'' is repeated in different contexts, or in altered form, so that the mind of the listener consciously or unconsciously compares the different versions.
www.beatlesfacts.com /European_classical_music   (1845 words)

Classical music is music considered classical, as sophisticated and refined, in a regional tradition.
Most classical music traditions mentioned in the previous section had at least an early part of their historical development overlapping with the popular and folk music genres of their day.
For Western classical music this is the Classical music era, a period of about 50 years starting in the second half of the 18th century (with Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven as its most famous exponents).
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 Classical music - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Both jazz and rap make use of rhythms more complex than would appear in the average classical work, and popular music sometimes uses certain complex chords that would be quite unusual in a classical music.
For the most part, the instruments used in classical music are nonelectrical and were invented prior to the mid-1800's (often, much earlier), and codified in the 1700 and 1800's.
Some classical works that achieved crossover status in the twentieth century include the Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel, the Symphony No. 3 by Henryk Górecki, Joseph Haydn's Trumpet Concerto (popularized by the trumpeter Wynton Marsalis), and the second movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto, K. (from its appearance in a 1967 film entitled Elvira Madigan).
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 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.
For, in the early 20th century, "as long as" serious composers, "stuck to the diatonic scale...their music had a tiresome way of sounding as though it might have been written before 1900." Non-serious composers, "thought they continued to use those hoary old formulas, and yet somehow their music was of the twentieth century.
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)

 Wedding Songs and Music, Ceremony & Reception Music, Popular Wedding Songs
Classical Wedding Music Sheet Music - Essential collection.
Having music greet your guests at the social hour is a wonderful way to begin the party part of your wedding day.
The music should not be loud because the social hour is when your guests will want to "socialize" and catch up on old times.
www.topweddingsites.com /wedding-music.html   (1125 words)

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, particularly between 1000 and 1900.
Musical works are best understood in the context of their place in musical history, for many this is essential to fully enjoying these works.
Modern, 1905-1975 a period which represented a crisis in the values of classical music and its role within intellectual life, and the extension of theory and technique.
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 mfiles - classical music: composers and reviews, downloadable sheet music and midi files
Though not quite in the same league, pop music has also been known to recycle film music, with recent examples being the "Crazy Frog" theme by Harold Faltermeyer and Kanye West's version of "Diamonds are Forever" by John Barry.
Czech composer Antonin Dvorak was well known for his use of music derived from the folk traditions of his home country and surrounding regions, such as his "Slavonic Dances".
The sheet music can be downloaded for printing in PDF format, and you can also listen to the work in Midi or Mp3 formats.
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 About classical music and related topics ...
- Modern, 1905-1975 a period which represented a crisis in the values of classical music and its role within intellectual life, and the extension of theory and technique.
- Pertaining to the arts (painting, music, literature, etc.), the word "classical" often refers to the period of art or style known as Classicism, which has a high regard for classical antiquity.
Galilei, Newton and formalized by Hamilton and Lagrange) and classical electrodynamics (as formalized by Maxwell).
www.cdonkey.com /classical-music.htm   (2446 words)

 mfiles - composers of classical and film music, biographies, reviews and music files
Isham describes this method of music creation as "returning to the bedroom" and, in additional to the domestic location of the composer's equipment, the resulting music is also somehow intimate and personal.
Although he has been involved in a number of musical projects, to many people the name of Jeff Wayne is associated with only one thing - his amazing musical version of The War of the Worlds.
The music soundtrack by Michael Giacchino is one whose style is not only familiar to adults, but also to children who have been brought up on a diet of 60s TV shows and films.
www.mfiles.co.uk /composers.htm   (1407 words)

 Carnatic Music - Recordings & Discussion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Carnatic music is the classical music of Southern India.
This is one of the world's oldest and richest musical traditions.
The recording lists are based on a fairly large amount of personal experience, both of recorded music and live concerts.
www.medieval.org /music/world/carnatic.html   (278 words)

 HMT: Music Lessons & Workshops
Music lessons have lifelong value for all ages.
Practicing helps children learn to focus and organize their days, improves abstract thinking ability, and enhances memory, which can translate into higher academic performance.
Many of our teachers have advanced music degrees and performing and recording credits as well as years of teaching experience.
www.hmtrad.com /lessons   (228 words)

 World music from cdRoots
Their style was rooted in traditional Mande music for stringed instruments but displayed their knowledge and love of Arabic taqasim, Spanish flamenco and even French jazz manouche.
The freereed quartet Danças Ocultas is back their third recording of accordion music from but not in the tradition, an inventive and creative group of instrumental works by one of Europes best art music ensembles, recorded live.
This collection of Bosnian 'sevdah' or yearning tunes is an expression fo both love and loss informed by the region's mix of Oriental and Slavic cultures, from the influx of Sephardic Jews fleeing Spain in the late 15th century, to the times of the Ottoman Empire.
www.cdroots.com   (2244 words)

 ALLEGRO MUSIC - Indie/Alternative
With their second proper full-length, Good Technology, the members of Electro Group had to destroy their conceptions of music and modern life in general, reconstructing them from square one.
Torngat is a formidable trio hailing from the fertile and diverse musical community of Montreal.
The band performs music that could be called post rock, but like sister band Belle Orchestre, Torngat’s music is less dark and melancholic than post rock.
www.allegro-music.com /alternative.asp   (1114 words)

 Modern classical Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
He has never touched electronic music, for instance, and strongly believes in formal structure, contrapunctic writing (of which he is a very inventive master) and lucidity.
In my opinion, his best music can be found in such pieces as the Symphony No. 6 "Ad Fugam" (on a fugue of J.S.Bach, a powerfully gripping and moving piece, not a pastiche at all), the Concerto for fourteen instruments, or the 2d Quartet for piano and strings.
She is the first composer in the 20st century who (in the 1950s) used the Byzantic orthodox church music (from the ancient collection Octo=EBchos) as a source of inspiration and as a base for her magnificent oeuvre.
www.scaruffi.com /music/thanh.html   (3741 words)

 The Music of Jeff Harrington
Music that is tonal and intensely contrapuntal inspired by New Orleans and classical music traditions.
The music is unafraid of unsual forms and biting harmony, yet there is always a strong connection with all that's gone before; a sense of that the dead never really die, but are just us (and we them) displaced by a few years.
The system produces music files ready to audition in realtime, so he can simultaneously be developing a transition while he produces the next section of counterpoint.
www.parnasse.com /jeff.htm   (4349 words)

 NTU Info Centre: Classical music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
For instance, the work of Scott Joplin, a popular musician of about a century ago, continues to be played--often, curiously enough, by classical musicians as entertainment.
Composers of classical music have often made use of folk music, that is, music created created by untutored musicians, spread by word of mouth.
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www.nowtryus.com /article:Classical_music   (2232 words)

 WWW VL Classical Music: Artists, from soloists to orchestras   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Con Eleganza, music with a Viennese Flair; from Quartet to Symphony Orchestra light classical music for concerts, firms functions, manager banquets, grand openings, prom parties...
The Classical Symphony Orchestra and The Protege Philharmonic
Kammerchor Winterthur The Kammerchor Winterthur is a mixed choir conducted by Christoph Bachmann with a repertoire from renaissance to jazz; we perform by ourselves a cappella, with classic orchestras and jazz ensembles, in churches and museums, in Switzerland and in Europe.
www.gprep.org /classical/artists.html   (3596 words)

 The World Music Ring - Top Ranking ...
Traditional klezmer music as well as original music plus new songs by Yiddish star Michael Wex set to original music by SUKKE.
Evolving Traditions is a small company offering all kinds of folk related services: you can bokka artists, get workshops organized, order arrangements for any kind of ensemble, or have texts about folk music written.
The MAGDA label is an ethnic music project i...
www.worldmusicring.com /mainlist.htm   (560 words)

 Bright Sheng - Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Sheng's compositions are noted for their lyrical, limpid melodies inspired by the folk music of China, a Bartokian sense of rhythmic propulsion, and musical and theatrical gestures borrowed or derived from Chinese opera.
Sheng's importance in the international music community is evidenced by the numerous commissions he has received: Red Silk Dance (2000), a piano concerto for Emanuel Ax and the Boston Symphony; Nanking!
In addition to composing, Sheng enjoys an active career as a conductor and concert pianist, and frequently serves as music advisor and artistic director to orchestras and festivals.
www.schirmer.com /composers/sheng_bio.html   (419 words)

 Persian Classical Music
Of the many ancient societies that have shaped the history of human civilization, Persia has been one of the few which has persistently maintained its identity, and individuality through the ages; this is reflected in its classical music.
The music is mainly monophonic, with each instrument in an ensemble following one melodic scheme.
Iranian classical music is usually performed by small ensembles of variable size.
www.duke.edu /~azomorod/persian2.html   (695 words)

 Music Reviews and Articles - AVguide.com
Sorting the Fragments: Spring and Early Summer Yield a Bountiful Musical Harvest
The Absolute Sound editors choose the year's best music releases.
Harry Person compiled lists of the best releases in various formats.
www.avguide.com /music   (236 words)

 George Gershwin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Essentially self-taught, he was first a song plugger in Tin Pan Alley and an accompanist.
But he contiuned composing for the musical theatre, and some of his most successful musicals (Strike up the Band, Girl Crazy, Of Thee I Sing) date from this period.
He was a sensitive songwriter of great melodic gifts and did much to create syntheses between jazz and classical traditions in his concert music and fl folk music and opera in Porgy and Bess.
w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de /cmp/gershwin.html   (220 words)

 WWW sites for musicologists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
This list was begun by Mark Brill and Rhio Barnhart (UC Davis); additional maintenance has been kindly provided by Paul Ranzini (A-R Editions).
Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music at UCSB
Inclusion in this list of web sites should not be interpreted as approval by the AMS of information obtained by following these links.
www.sas.upenn.edu /music/ams/musicology_www.html   (789 words)

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