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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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The audience of the concert at Mugham Center enjoyed famous Azerbaijani and European classical music.
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The book is intended for everyone with an interest in Western European classical music. Swafford's extensive knowledge of his subject matter makes him perfectly suited to be our guide.
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Description : Mozart strengthen the Lyceum of Havana as a cultural focal point of Cuban and European classical music is the main objective of this project.
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