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Classical music   /klˈæsɪkəl mjˈuzɪk/   Listen
Classical music

Traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste.  Synonyms: classical, serious music.

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"Classical music" Quotes from Famous Books

... Lincoln gave some of his amusing impersonations; Miss Maud Powell of Chicago, only fourteen years of age, who had been taking lessons in France and Germany for some years, played exquisite airs on the violin; Mrs. Flora Stark, Miss Alice Blatch and Miss Conway gave us some fine classical music on the piano, and Nathaniel Mellen sang some pathetic negro melodies.[581] Altogether it was a pleasant occasion and I felt quite proud of the varied talents manifested by our young people. Some English friends remarked on their cleverness and readiness, all spontaneously called out without ...
— History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III) • Various

... geniuses are that way. You must come into town, though, and let me take you to hear some real, bang up, classical music." ...
— Odd Numbers - Being Further Chronicles of Shorty McCabe • Sewell Ford

... her inability to enjoy it. A concert in Sydney Gardens, however, was not perhaps likely to offer to the hearer many examples of high art; and we have no means of knowing whether, if she had had a chance of being introduced to classical music, it would have appealed to her, as it sometimes does to intellectual people who have been previously quite ignorant that they possessed any musical faculty. We are told that she had a sweet voice, and sang with feeling. 'The Soldier's Adieu' ...
— Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters - A Family Record • William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh

Words linked to "Classical music" :   rondeau, rondo, opera, fugue, musical style, oratorio, musical genre, music genre, cantata, genre, sonata, chamber music, concerto

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