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JohnG wrote:Movie scores are often quite beautiful - - but they were written for a specific purpose, ie to accompany a film. Other music is composed to be enjoyed on its own.
The more you schedule "other kinds of classical music" the more i find myself listening to WQXR. I also like QXRs full day of program listing - - not only for current day, but also for previous and next day. Nicole Marie is the best at putting up what will be next. Other times listing does not go up until well into the piece being played.
I always try to get back to Beethoven.com before noon for Nat Anthem and Bach. -John-
Origin and Definition
The term classical music originates from the Latin term classicus, meaning taxpayer of the highest class. Slowly after making its way through the French, German, and English languages, one of the earliest definitions of the word meant “classical, formall, orderlie, in due or fit ranke; also, approved, authenticall, chiefe, principall.” Today, one of the ways Merriam-Webster defines classical is “of, relating to, or being music in the educated European tradition that includes such forms as art song, chamber music, opera, and symphony as distinguished from folk or popular music or jazz.”
Periods of Classical Music
Music historiographers classified the six periods of music by stylistic differences.
* Before 1400 – Medieval – characterized by Gregorian chant, mostly religious
* 1400-1600 – Renaissance – increase of secular music, madrigals, and art song
* 1600-1750 – Baroque – known for its intricate ornamentation
* 1750-1820 – Classical – balance and structure
* 1820-1900 – Romantic – emotional, large, programmatic
* Beyond 1900 – 20th Century – limitless
analog wrote:speaking of that - there's a piece where Peter Shickele narrates the Fifth as if it were a football game,, Miami high school teachers loved it for the kids.. WTMI played it around 1990 - do you still have it?
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