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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.
Not like Science and Literature and Classical Music and Philosophy and Art.
com) is expanding its offerings for classical music aficionados and professionals with the publication of a new bimonthly print magazine called LISTEN: Life with Classical Music.
ISLAMABAD, August 18, 2011 (Balochistan Times): The classes of classical music have been continuing here at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) to promote and preserve the classical music heritage of the country.
Dubai Concert Committee provides free classical music recitals to contribute to the culture in the emirate
London, Apr 14 (ANI): 'The Lark Ascending' by Ralph Vaughan Williams has maintained its top spot as the Britain's favourite piece of classical music for the third year running.
The classical music industry has been contemplating how to attract new audiences for some time now.
Dilijan, in its inaugural season, brings together small groups of musicians to play classical music, using the Colborn School of Music in downtown Los Angeles as a venue and operating out of the Glendale office of the nonprofit Lark Musical Society.
They used musical notes to represent areas of brain activity, and were surprised to find that the overall sound resembled classical music.
The site offers DVDs as well, but none of these are Brazilian, as there is not yet sufficient domestic market for classical music on DVD.