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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.
ANDY Murray has admitted he's not a fan of classical music - in an interview on Classic FM.
Satyendra Pathak Doha Aimed at showcasing the rich treasure of ragas and tunes in the Indian classical music to the multicultural audience of Qatar, Beats and Tunes Events was officially launched in Doha on Thursday.
MIDDLESBROUGH Town Hall has launched a scheme to offer free classical music concert tickets to Middlesbrough residents.
Research released by the Royal Albert Hall and global music streaming service Deezer shows a boom in millennials listening to classical music.
Violist Jennifer Wu believes Classical music has developed an air of elitism and inaccessibility-so much so that it took a long time before she became interested in watching others perform, even as a musician herself.
So we did the first couple of recordings based on classical themes that would also serve as introductions to classical music.'
THE number of plays of classical music increased by more than 10% in 2018, with the genre growing faster than the UK music industry at large.
The number of plays of classical music increased by more than 10 per cent in 2018, with the genre growing faster than the UK music industry at large.
Ginny Cooper, co-chair of BPI's Classical Committee and classical consultant with Proper Distribution, said: "These figures reflect a very good year for classical music, underscoring a healthy rise in demand for the genre across key formats, which impressively outperformed the growth for the music market as a whole."