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classical music

In technical musical usage this means music composed during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, characterized by the development of the sonata by such composers as Mozart. In popular use, however, the term is used to mean any serious art music as distinct from jazz, pop, or folk.
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Noun1.classical music - traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical tasteclassical music - traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
chamber music - serious music performed by a small group of musicians
opera - a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes
cantata, oratorio - a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text
concerto - a composition for orchestra and a soloist
fugue - a musical form consisting of a theme repeated a fifth above or a fourth below its first statement
rondeau, rondo - a musical form that is often the last movement of a sonata
sonata - a musical composition of 3 or 4 movements of contrasting forms
music genre, musical genre, musical style, genre - an expressive style of music
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There he trained with France's best classical musicians and went on to spend thirty-six years in Bordeaux leading the city's most popular orchestras.
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Presidential Scholars in the Arts are actors, dancers, singers, classical musicians, visual artists, designers and writers.
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Considered one of the most innovative and daring classical musicians in the world, he will play on Centrepoint stage as part of Emirates NBD Classics Season 4.
An Iranian-born composer and a nonprofit leader from Pittsburgh have brokered a deal to send American classical musicians to Tehran for the first time since the Iranian revolution.
PRIMARY school pupils in North Shields will be receiving a special music lesson next week with the arrival of some of the UK's leading classical musicians.
Rob Guest of Middlesbrough Town Hall said: "e Classical Cafe is great on two fronts - it's a wonderful way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon, and a great chance to see some brilliant local classical musicians.