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 Classical music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
Classical music is generally thought of as sophisticated and refined; it may stem from a regional tradition, but aspires to universal form of communication.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_classical_music_traditions   (229 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Music of Germany
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.
The era of Romantic music is defined as the period of European classical music that runs roughly from the early 1800s to the first decade of the 20th century, as well as music written according to the norms and styles of that period.
The beginning of what is now considered German music could be traced back to the 12th century compositions of mystic abbess Hildegard of Bingen, who wrote a variety of hymns and other kinds of Christian music.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Music-of-Germany   (1496 words)

  
 Classical music
Classical music primarily refers to European and American "serious" music (as opposed to folk or popular music), but there are also other classical music traditions in other parts of the world.
www.adres.nl /music/ClassicalMusic.asp   (31 words)

  
 English folk and traditional music on the Internet
There is a list of sessions in England and further afield on the Musical Traditions site, and a Sessions index for the UK and Ireland on the Living Tradition site.
A recent initiative is Jim Lawton's innovative Folk Map, which "allows club, session, festival and venue organisers to mark the location of their event" on a map of the UK and Ireland.
Maryl Neff discusses the term 'folk music' in a summary of a University of Florida doctoral dissertation.
web.ukonline.co.uk /martin.nail/Folkmus.htm   (2772 words)

  
 mfiles - classical music: composers and reviews, downloadable sheet music and midi files
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 composer Robert Schumann composed a range of music from symphonies to songs.
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.
www.mfiles.co.uk /classical-music.htm   (1873 words)

  
 Bright Sheng - Biography
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.
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.
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!
www.schirmer.com /composers/sheng_bio.html   (419 words)

  
 George Gershwin
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 black folk music and opera in Porgy and Bess.
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.
In his teens he began to compose popular songs and produced a succession of musicals from 1919 to 1933 (Lady, be Good!
w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de /cmp/gershwin.html   (220 words)

  
 List of classical music traditions - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about List of classical music traditions
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It is generally used to refer to Western art music – that is, music for the concert hall or church written in the tradition that originated with European music of the Middle Ages and passed through the Renaissance, baroque, classical, and Romantic styles.
The term is also used (often with a capital C) for music of the classical period of music history, to distinguish it from baroque music and Romantic music.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /List+of+classical+music+traditions   (273 words)

  
 HFAA Home Page
A nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle and related traditions of Norwegian music and dance.
The July 2004 Sound Post has the Camp Norge Folk Dance Certification Program scheduled for November 2004.
The HFAA has produced a two-CD set of the best of our five-day music and dance festival held in the summer of 2003, called AmeriKappleik.
www.hfaa.org   (273 words)

  
 Music Regional, Directory
Baltimore Folk Music Society Non-profit educational organization dedicated to teaching, preserving and promoting the music, dance and traditions of the American people.
BaltimoreBands.com Directory for the local music scene includes extensive list of bands, classifieds and musicians wanted ads, professional services and show listings.
Baltimore Songwriters Association Dedicated to developing and promoting songwriting in all genres and providing educational opportunities.
www.morrisarearedcross.org /bWFfMzI2OTQ5.aspx   (210 words)

  
 Nordic music - Art History Online Reference and Guide
Nordic music includes a diverse array of popular, folk and classical styles found in a number of Northern European, especially Scandinavian, countries.
Greenland's Inuit population has their own musical traditions, which have been melded with elements of Nordic music, such as the kalattuut style of Danish polka.
Because the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were under Soviet control for much of the 20th century, when recording technology and popular music spread across the world, those three countries have a more tenuous connection with the popular industries of Finland, Sweden and the rest.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/Nordic_music   (768 words)

  
 mfiles - classical music: composers and reviews, downloadable sheet music and midi files
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".
Although much of Tchaikovsky's ballet music is very happy in mood, the composer suffered from bouts of depression and some of his shorter piano works seem to reflect that.
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.
www.mfiles.co.uk /classical-music.htm   (1873 words)

  
 Florida Folklife: Related Resources
Created by Florida folklorists, the Collection consists of 88 individual series that document the performances by, interviews with, and fieldwork surveys of folk musicians, artisans, storytellers, folklife interpreters, and other Florida peoples and their traditions.
In addition to recordings of African- and Anglo-American traditions, there are examples from many other ethnic groups in the United States: French, Jewish, Mexican, and Polish traditions are well-represented, and the American Folklife Center's collection of field-recordings of American-Indian song and spoken traditions is the largest in the world.
The WPA California Folk Music Project is a multiformat ethnographic field collection that includes sound recordings, still photographs, drawings, and written documents from a variety of European ethnic and English- and Spanish-speaking communities in Northern California.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/flwpahtml/ffrelated.html   (1718 words)

  
 The SCoFF Festivals, Special Events and Workshops List
There are concerts and music sessions taking place every day of the week with plenty of opportunity for musicians and singers to join in and for audiences to sit and listen to some good music and soak up the atmosphere.
Our aim is to celebrate and promote live performance of music, song and dance rooted in the traditions of our area.
Bideford Folk Festival 14-20 August 2006 This week long friendly festival is held in and around the historic port of Bideford, situated in beautiful North Devon.
web.onetel.com /~trevorgilson/SCoFF/fests.html   (1556 words)

  
 jazz - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
At the root of jazz is the blues, the folk music of former African slaves in the U.S. South and their descendants, heavily influenced by West African cultural and musical traditions that evolved as black musicians migrated to the cities.
Early jazz influences found their first mainstream expression in the marching band and dance band music of the day, which was the standard form of popular concert music at the turn of century.
This marked a major shift of jazz as pop music for dancing to a high-art, less-accessible, cerebral "musician's music." Bop valued complex improvisations based on chord progressions rather than melody.
www.onpedia.com /encyclopedia/jazz   (4990 words)

  
 Jazz - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch
At the root of jazz is the blues, the folk music of former African slaves in the U.S. South and their descendants, heavily influenced by West African cultural and musical traditions that evolved as black musicians migrated to the cities.
Early jazz influences found their first mainstream expression in the marching band and dance band music of the day, which was the standard form of popular concert music at the turn of century.
Jazz has roots in West African cultural and musical expression, and in African American music traditions including blues and ragtime, as well as European military band music.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /jazz.htm   (4990 words)

  
 Music Library September 2003 Acq. List
Musical and social identities : borrowing from the traditions of "others" ; Global commodities : the new folk music recording in world music markets ; Epilogue.
The folk music revival in Finland : toward "new folk music" ; New folk music in the urban center ; Varttina : women's songs from the East ; New folk music in a rural context ; A family of folk musicians : the Jarvelas -- pt.
Vocal and instrumental music, composed and improvised, and folk music, from Turkey.
www.lib.washington.edu /music/septacq2003.html   (4990 words)

  
 Folksy Links - Folk Bands and Musicians On Line
Whirligig, is a group of innovative musicians dedicated to pushing the envelope of modern acoustic music, using the common threads of music rooted in the Irish and Celtic traditions.
Their Celtic music is infused with a wide variety of influences and sounds from other folk and world music styles, along with flavors from the fields of jazz, rock, and contemporary music.
Celtic Spring, is an exciting and unique fiddle and dance band composed of the five Wood family children on fiddles and in dance shoes, joined by their father on the bodhran.
www.folksylinks.it /folksy_u.html   (4990 words)

  
 Folksy Links - Folk Bands and Musicians On Line
This international collaboration has resulted in a varied repertoire which reflects each member's heritage and illustrates the links between the music traditions of the Scandinavian countries and the United States.
Spælimenninir, is a lively group of six musicians that play traditional and contemporary folk music from Scandinavia.
Her style, the rhythm, is taken from folk music, but the melodies are taken from classical, maybe a little from rock music, but the style is still from folk.
www.folksylinks.it /folksy_f.html   (3345 words)

  
 Directory - Arts: Music: Musicology: Ethnomusicology: Archives
Southern Folklife Collection   ·  cached  · These holdings, at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, document all forms of Southern musical and oral traditions across the entire spectrum of individual and community expressive arts, as well as mainstream media production.
Archive of World Music - International Inventory of Musical Sources   ·  cached  · Collection of commercial and field recordings of ethnic and folk musics, with an emphasis on the musics of Asia and the Middle East.
Archives of African American Music and Culture   ·  cached  · Repository of materials covering various musical idioms and cultural expressions from the post-World War II era.
www.incywincy.com /default?p=203283   (3345 words)

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