The Basics

A quickstart guide to terms and forms

what is classical music? some thoughts

for clarity’s sake and because we’re talking about 1000 years of material, I’ll concentrate on the years 1600- present for now. periods and approximate dates: baroque: 1600-1750 classical: 1750-1830 romantic: 1830-1910 usually divided into early/late modern 1910-  cultures show their best selves through their arts. the arts are Europe and its diaspora’s towering achievement, not […]