Classical Music

The Baroque Period

Derived from the Portuguese barocco, or “baroque” has been widely used since the nineteenth century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750. Baroque sounds overly ornamented and exaggerated. “Baroque” is now simply a convenient catch-all for one of the richest and most diverse periods in music history. In …

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Instruments of the orchestra

Is a large instrumental ensemble typical of classical music which mixes instruments from different families including bored string instruments such as violin, viola, cello and double bass as well as brass, woodwinds and percussion instrument search grouped in sections. 
 HISTORY OF ORCHESTRA Typically, orchestra grew is size through the 18th century and 19th centuries, …

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Demarcation And Advancement Of Classical Music And Modern Music In 19Th Century

By the mid-19th Century, Western Classical Music had become a phenomenon. In its prime, music was the inspiration for all other arts inspired. The inevitable paradigm shifts in music, in line with the evolution of societies, encountered slow adaption or resistance or both. Therefore, when the atmosphere of prominence and celebration of music thrived so …

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Description Of Style & Brief Historical Analysis American Composer & Pianist Frederic Anthony Rzewski

Introduction Brief overview of selected work/composer, situate style and genre American composer and pianist, Frederic Anthony Rzewski (b. 1938), studied counterpoint and orchestration at Harvard with Randall Thompson and Walter Piston, and with Roger Sessions and Milton Babbitt at Princeton University, where he took additional courses philosophy and Greek (Murray, 2001). From there, he went …

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An Examination of the Influence of Increase Income on the Increase of Classical Music Performance Attendance

Introduction For the past decades, classical music has experienced a decline in consumption, both in absolute terms and in relative terms compared to other musical genres[1]. Industry insiders are generally split into two views of this decline’s cause[2]: one arguing that stiff traditions in classical music exposure has created economic barriers to classical music appreciation[3],[4], …

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The Historical Importance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven for Classical Music

Classical music refers to a musical art produced and rooted in, the traditions of Western liturgical and secular music, while encompassing a broad period from roughly the 11th century to present time. Classical composers moved away from the modal system of harmony which had predominated for over 300 years to towards the organization of their …

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Rutter’s biography

Conceived in London, the child of a modern scientific expert and his better half, Rutter grew up living over the Globe bar on London’s Marylebone Road. He was taught at Highgate School where kindred students included John Tavener, Howard Shelley, Brian Chapple, and Nicholas Snowman, and as a chorister there participated in the main account …

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