Music and art (the Fine Arts) are essential parts of the "human experience" and as such, a basic understanding and appreciation of the Fine Arts can only serve to broaden our character and deepen our connection with those around us


 

 

What Is "Classical Music"? Today, the term “classical music” is used to describe a musical style and used by popular culture to distinguish this kind of music from jazz, blues, rock, or other contemporary styles.

 

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Classical music, however, is actually a period of time in Western Art Music that describes the music of such famous composers as Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, and Handel, as well as other composers who lived during that time period. Classical music is not just for the sophisticated and well-seasoned listener—it’s for everyone!


The term "classical music" covers many different styles of music and spans nearly 700 years! Many music historiographers classify the six periods of classical music by stylistic differences as follows:
• Before 1400 - The Medieval period music is characterized by Gregorian chants, and mostly church music
• 1400-1600 – The Renaissance period music shows an increase of secular music, madrigals, and art song
• 1600-1750 – The Baroque period music is known for its intricate ornamentation
• 1750-1820 – The Classical period music is distinguished by its balance and structure
• 1820-1900 – The Romantic period music is exemplified by its emotional, large, and programmatic arrangements
• Beyond 1900 – The 20th Century classical music style is limitless


Many people are unaware that Classical music is still being composed today, although it is far different than what was created several hundred years ago. The music in this section will get students familiar with classical music, its most famous composers and their different and distinct musical styles.

Classical Music: Vol 1

  • The Greatest Works of Mozart
  • The Greatest Works of Grieg & Brahms
  • The Greatest Works of Beethoven II
  • The Greatest Works of Strauss
  • The Greatest Works of Chopin

Classical Music: Vol 2

  • Tchaikovsky
  • Handel
  • Bizet - Mendelssohn
  • Haydn
  • Schubert and Saint-Saëns