Parrots. iStock

Classical Music Songs

Classical music is hard to define in specific terms, but it is generally understood to be music rooted in Western European traditions performed by trained musicians in formal settings like concert halls, opera houses, and churches. Its key emphasis is the faithful interpretation of composers' written scores. Classical music's roots lie in the chant melodies of Medieval religious rites. Its contemporary incarnation encompasses everything from opera and the symphony orchestra to chamber ensembles, solo works, choral music, songs, film music, and the avant-garde. Works from the intervening centuries make up the bulk of the recorded repertory, and they mirror the artistic and architectural trends of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras in their sound worlds and conception. The dichotomy between classical and popular music is a fairly recent cultural development. In fact, much of what is considered classical music today grew out of, was influenced by, or was popular music of its time.

To the guy who said he was an emotional monster

by and-to-any-others-who

Can relate specifically to feeling like they are emotionally empty/almost incapable of feeling: I've felt this way for a long time, and I heard these classical music songs I hadn't heard in 15 years. Give these a try and see if you feel different:
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Minor by Mozart and
Air on a G String by Bach

Various Artists: A Rough Guide to Indian Classical Music  — PopMatters
Attempting to summarize in two CDs a musical tradition as vast, complex, and ancient as that of Indian classical music is, at best, a daunting proposition. At worst, it's a totally lost cause.

For classical music, vinyl is slow to revive  — Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Classical music fans have stuck with physical formats at a higher rate than other genres, such as rock, which has migrated more to digital.

Related Posts