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Classical music is a broad term that refers to music composed in the Western world between the 9th and 19th centuries. It encompasses a wide variety of styles, from Gregorian chant and Baroque to Romanticism and modern classical. Classical music has been around for centuries, with its roots stretching back to ancient Greece and Rome.
Classical music is known for its complexity and beauty, as well as its ability to evoke emotion in listeners. It often features intricate melodies, complex harmonies, intricate rhythms, and dynamic changes in tempo or volume. Many pieces are written with specific instruments in mind such as violins or pianos; however, some pieces can be performed by any combination of instruments.
The structure of classical music is often based on forms such as sonata form or rondo form which provide an overall framework for the piece’s development. These forms are typically divided into sections called movements which each have their own distinct character but are related thematically or musically to one another.
Classical composers often wrote works that were intended to be performed by professional musicians; however there are many pieces that can be enjoyed by amateur musicians too! In addition, many composers wrote works specifically for amateur musicians so they could enjoy playing classical music without needing a high level of skill or training.
In recent years there has been an increase in interest in classical music among younger generations due to the rise of streaming services like Spotify which make it easier than ever before for people to access this type of musical artistry from anywhere at any time! This increased accessibility has allowed more people than ever before experience the beauty and complexity found within this genre - something that will hopefully continue long into the future!