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  Classical music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Classical music is thus contrasted with popular or folk music.
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.
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.
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 Classical music Information - TextSheet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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.
In particular, classical music usually involves more modulation (changing of keys), less outright repetition, and a wider use of musical phrases that are not default length--that is, four or eight bars long (however, much minimalist music goes against these tendencies).
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 Classical music era - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This lead to changes in the way music was performed, the most crucial of which was the move to standard instrumental groups, and the reduction in the importance of the "continuo", the harmonic fill beneath the music played by several instruments.
Musical culture was caught at a cross roads, the masters of the older style had the technique, but the public hungered for the new.
Haydn's gift to music was a way of composing, a way of structuring works, which was, at once, within the new style, and rooted in principles of the old style which he drew primarily from CPE Bach.
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Baroque music describes an era and a set of styles of classical music">European classical music which were in widespread use between approximately 1600 to 1750 (see classical music eras">Dates of classical music eras for a discussion of the problems inherent in defining the beginning and end points).
In Classical music era">classical era, which followed the Baroque, the role of counterpoint was diminished (albeit repeatedly rediscovered and reintroduced; see fugue), and replaced by a homophonic texture.
Also, the classical era is marked by the disappearance of the harpsichord in favour of the piano, which from then on would become the central source for keyboard performance and composition.
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 Classical Music
Classical music was introduced into the 18th century, known as the classical music era.
The classical music era was an extraordinary leap from the baroque music era.
Although classical music does sound similar to baroque in many ways, the differences are enough to consider it a different era, and many contemporary composers still compose music in the classical music style.
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 Classical Era (music) - Andamooka Reader   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The best-known composers of the Classical Era are Joseph Haydn
Commonly referred to as the "Classical Era," this musical period was characterized by objectivity (restraint, polish, and refinement), clarity, periodicity (regular phrasing), and balance.
Classical sonata structure, dependent first and foremost on harmonic movement, was the predominant form in a vast majority of first movements of symphonies, sonatas, and chamber works.
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 Classical Era (music) II - Andamooka Reader   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Thus, the Classical Period is often presented as one that begins with a transition dating as early as 1720/30 or as late as 1750, and reaches a peak sometime between 1770 and 1781 in the music of Haydn and Mozart.
Classical composers shared a common concern for clarity and simplicity of expression, for dynamic but systematic working out of ideas, for a universal approach to musical expression, and for balance between structureand expression of emotion.
Classical sonata structure, dependent first and foremost on harmonic movement, was the predominant form in most first movements of symphonies, sonatas, chamber works, and to a lesser extent in some movements within the mass (religious service) form, and according to Charles Rosen, in some parts of Mozart's operas.
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The last classical composers are generally taken to be Ludwig van Beethoven, who after writing in a classical style in his early works, pushed its conventions and forms into new territory, and Franz Schubert, who also served as a bridge between the Classical and Romantic Era.
Classical music in its widest sense is held to refer to...
Classical Music Frigate Discussion forums and live chats devoted to famous composers and periods of classical music.
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Although the term classical music is used as a blanket term meaning all kinds of music in a certaintradition, it can also occasionally mean this particular era within that tradition.
Opera and vocal music is the feature of most musicalevents, with concerti and symphonies acting as instrumental interludes and introductions, for operas, and even church services.The norms of a body of strings supplemented by winds, and of movements of particular rhytmic character are established by thelate 1760's in Vienna.
Haydn's gift to music was a way of composing, a way of structuring works, which was, at once, within the new style, and rootedin principles of the old style which he drew primarily from CPE Bach.
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 Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Classical Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is the label that applies specifically to the era and to the musical style of Joseph Haydn (1732–1809), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791), and Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827).
In the Classical ideal — and in the Classical reality of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven — beauty and depth of expression are inseparable from clarity and beauty of form, and even the most passionate expression is achieved within the bounds of established conventions and proportions.
It was, indeed, precisely during the Classical era that the piano finally “caught on” throughout Europe and came into its own, replacing the harpsichord in most instrumental music and displacing the violin as the favored instrument for concertos.
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 Classical music plays away
The uncomfortable, underlying truth is that classical music is in freefall.
Classic FM exists to numb the mind and induce a mood of self-satisfaction.
Classical music, with its great sweep and uncompromising logic, is a natural haven - almost a defiance against the world of instant gratifications.
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 The Classical Era - Instrumental
The Classical solo concerto was similar to that of the Baroque but differed in the style and structure of movements.
It was at its height in music literature during the Classical era.
Music was also written for mixed quartets, which used three string instruments and one additional instrument (usually oboe, clarinet, piano or flute).
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 Classic Period Music [M.Tevfik DORAK]
Much of the music for a string quartet was cast in the form of the divertimento which originated about the beginning of the Rococo period.
Chromaticism in the Classical era: In Baroque music, chromaticism (the use of notes extraneous to the diatonic scale) was used freely for expressive effects at emotionally intense situations such as grief or lament especially in recitatives (opera, oratorio), cantata, and in instrumental program pieces.
In the Classical style, melodic chromaticism was used frequently (especially by Mozart) to compensate for the underlying harmonic plainness.
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 Classical Music - A short history
The high baroque music of the eighteenth century was dominated by the genius of Bach and Handel.
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.
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.
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 The Classical Music Beat
Classical music's canon contains works from hundreds of years of composition, and from this some of the most revolutionary, representative, and superior works of this extensive, well-preserved selection can be enjoyed today with confidence that they sound very similar to performances in the composer's time.
The term "classical" in musical circles is used to distinguish the period between the Baroque and Romantic.
Classical music was written specifically for the sake of music; there is no grand design or no emotion built into it.
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 Indian Classical Vocal Music of the 78rpm Era
Music is an art that lives and dies in time, unless preserved by human memory or by technological reproduction.
The recorded music of India, especially that recorded in the 78rpm format during the first five decades of the twentieth century, presents a fascinating encounter between technology and music.
A huge amount of music was recorded in the 78rpm era, most of it is very competent, and much of it is fine in quality.
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While differences between particular performances of a classical work are recognized, a work of classical music is generally held to transcend any particular performance thereof.
In particular, classical music usually involves more modulation (changing of keys), less outright repetition, and a wider use of musical phrases that are not default length -- that is, four or eight bars long (however, much minimalist music goes against these tendencies).
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 classical work.
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 classical music era   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
List of classical music traditions, For the period of music in the late 18th century see Classical music era, Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or...
Although the Classical Era lasted for only 70 years, there was a substantial change in the music that was being produced.
Classical music placed a greater stress on clarity with regard to melodic...
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 SoYouWanna learn about classical music?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
We're going to teach you the basics about classical music partly because we figured that a bum like you could use some breeding, but mostly because unlike listening to Eminem, listening to classical music can be a beautiful, powerful, and emotionally rewarding experience.
Classical music really became popular during this time, and everyone waited anxiously as composers, who were like 19th century Britney Spearses, came out with new concertos, sonatas, and symphonies.
During the romantic era (early to mid-1800s), music took a turn for the highly emotional and poetically personal.
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 The Classical Era   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Classical music placed a greater stress on clarity with regard to melodic expression and instrumental color.
Although opera and vocal music (both sacred and secular) were still being written, orchestral literature was performed on a much broader basis.
This form continued to change and evolve throughout the classical period, and it is important to note that the classical sonata was very different from the sonatas written by Baroque composers.
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 Baroque Music
Baroque music was introduced into the 17th century, which was known was the baroque era.
This era was a big leap from the previous eras, due to its complex forms and much better harmonization.
Of course, baroque music isn't as complex as the music today, but it was a huge leap from the Renaissance and Middle Ages era (very simple music), by which the baroque music era had borrowed their ideas from.
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 Romantic Music Era Composers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Music History 102: a Guide to Western Composers and their Music Music teachers will appreciate this thoroughly organized look at the history of western composers and their music.
Beethoven was responsible for bridging the gap between the Classical and the Romantic eras.
Music must be one of the most spiritual of human expressive forms, an art so mysterious and powerful that it transcends and defies linguistic expression.
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 Listening to Classical Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While it might seem easy at first to think of them as producing music that sounds very similar, it is important to remember that each had distinct personal and musical personalities and styles.
Haydn has been affectionately referred to as "Papa" Haydn, reflecting his influence on younger composers as well as his central role in the development of two of the most important genres of the time, the symphony and the string quartet.
In his later works, these elements became abstract in the extreme, and these pieces were often dismissed by critics as the work of a man who had ventured beyond his natural talents.
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 Classical Net Review - New Music For The Piano
For decades, critics and musicologists had struggled to define "American music." New Music for the Piano demonstrated that American composers were becoming more diverse, not less, and that their work would not readily submit to narrow categorizations.
Classical music in America has changed a lot since 1966 (the compositions on New Music for the Piano were composed between 1946 and 1964).
New trends and developments have put much of the music on this CD firmly in a drawer marked, for better or worse, "the past." That doesn't mean that the past isn't worth remembering and honoring.
www.classical.net /music/recs/reviews/c/cri00874a.html   (524 words)

 classical   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Classical time period is a specific time in history when the music and art had certain characteristics.
Music was written for the sake of music.
It is different from a musical because in musicals, part of the story might be spoken.
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