A little tidbit about Classical Music...
Stemming from traditions of European art and concert music, classical music is derived from several regions of the world. From Bach to Mozart, classical music encompasses centuries of historical classical music compositions: compositions may be as long as three hours and are created to express emotion.
Like orchestrated works, classical music compositions often utilize the same musical instruments. Specific elements included in classical music works include keyboard (accompanist, fortepiano, harpsichord, Ondes martenot, organ and piano) string and woodwind instruments (double bass, viola, violin, bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe, recorder, and saxophone, etc.) brass, percussion and others.
Classical music may also be composed in duos, trios, quartets and quintets, in addition to chamber and choir ensemble. Examples of classical music duos may include duets of clarinet and piano, or violin and piano. Classical music stage production require extensive personnel including choreographer, several designers, and other directors and producers; in addition to feature performers.
A great classical music composer, Amadeus Mozart, critically acclaimed for his multiple contributions to classical music, died at the tender age of just 35. Another classical music's legendary composers, Ludwig van Beethoven, continued producing his inspiring works despite the fact that he had completely lost his hearing.
More modern classical music artist composers include Thomas Ades from the UK and Michael Torke from the United States.
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