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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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References in classic literature ?
It is classical music, and is considered the best and most puzzling ever manufactured.
The presence of Lady Wetherby acted as a temporary check on the development of the situation, but after they had been seated at their table a short time the lights of the restaurant were suddenly lowered, a coloured limelight became manifest near the roof, and classical music made itself heard from the fiddles in the orchestra.
But Frieda, listening to Classical Music, could not respond.
A Music Academy have jointly arranged a classical music programme here at Rashida Auditorium.
Thumri exponent Girja Devi's death is not only a great loss to Indian classical music but for all lovers of classical music.
LAHORE -- Famous folk singer, Shaukat Ali said on Tuesday that pop and rock music had caused a loss to folk and classical music.
With a vision to spread awareness of Hindustani Classical music, Raagreet has launched an online platform for the Grandmasters, Masters, Young Masters, Senior Artists and Artists of the musical arts to mesmerize a global audience with the rarest of the Raags which they seldom get an opportunity to perform.
But a rare talent is out to prove that classical music can be just as beautiful.
The Crisis of Classical Music in America: Lessons from a Life in the Education of Musicians.
On Sunday the Pharos Arts Foundation, in collaboration with the Embassy of Iran, will present an evening of Persian Classical Music featuring the Rohaab Ensemble on traditional instruments.
Classical Music: A Chronology" presents information on all aspects of classical music from 1600 to the 2000s, including biographies of composers, patrons, publishers, impresarios, conductors, and performers.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The southwestern coastal holiday resort town of Turgutreis's annual Classical Music Festival is expanding its slate to eight days starting with this summer's edition.