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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_music

Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western music , including ... The term "classical music" did not appear until the early 19th century , in an attempt to .... towards the end, especially as composers of sacred music began to adopt secular forms (such as the madrigal) for their own designs.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_period_(music)

The dates of the Classical period in Western music are generally accepted as being between ... This taste for structural clarity began to affect music, which moved away from the layered polyphony of the ..... stopped using the harpsichord in orchestras, this did not happen all of a sudden at the start of the Classical era in 1750.

www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Classical_music

Feb 24, 2017 ... The term classical music did not appear until the early nineteenth century, in an attempt to "canonize" the period from Bach to Beethoven as an ...

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www.gramophone.co.uk/feature/a-brief-history-of-classical-music

Dec 22, 2016 ... So voices began to be divided according to natural range, chanting the ... did not make a significant contribution to any musical development ...

www.thoughtco.com/intro-to-classical-music-723900

Feb 13, 2017 ... Classical music is a generic term applied to a style of music over 700 years ... The term classical music originates from the Latin term classicus, ...

www.gentlemansgazette.com/history-of-classical-music

Oct 16, 2013 ... Overview of the history of classical music explaining the differences between ... Although early music did exist as church and court music, it is very much ... This began to change with the standardization of the mass and chant ...

www.mfiles.co.uk/classical-periods.htm

Classical Periods from Early and Medieval music through Renaissance, Baroque , Classical and Romantic to the Modern Period.

www.columbia.edu/itc/music/ito/history

The following is an outline of the history of Western classical music. ... In the 10th and 11th centuries, composers began setting sacred texts ... He did this by greatly slowing down an existing plainchant, and adding to it a new, more rapidly  ...

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While many now think of Classical music as stodgy and stiff, the style itself began as a ... their distinctive sounds, but the way in which each does it is truly different. ... in 1750, composers began to rebel against the strict rules of Baroque music.