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- n. Music of the classical period; the music of Mozart, Haydn, etc; the musical period before the romantic.
- n. The more serious forms of European and American music, as opposed to folk music, jazz or the many forms of popular music.
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- n. traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
Roz’s cell phone rang, blaring out—surprisingly—a snatch of classical music I should have recognized but didn’t.
Even as the jazz and classical music industries face their own troubles with record sales and concert attendance, the stations that distribute the music are poised for a renaissance, fueled by live-streamed performances, HD broadcasting, social media and mobile applications.
In its shadow, terrestrial radio stations might seem destined for oblivion, especially the listener-supported public stations that specialize in niche markets like classical music and jazz.
Miss Brown dispensed coffee, and then sat down to the piano to play the classical music upon which Miss Fell’s taste had been formed.
He was the first to mellow the brasses by the introduction of reeds, to claim a place for the band on the concert-platform, and to popularize classical music by adapting orchestral arrangements for reed-band intercession.
Then he cleaned up and put the pictures back and left one small light on, the microscope's stage illuminator, and lay down and turned the radio on low, an all-night classical music program.