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    You have to listen to Mozart's less popular pieces (Okay they are popular among classical music fans). They will appeal to because they are deeply emotional and nothing like Eine kleine Nachtmusik.
    Mozart was kind of the rebel of the classical era imo. He had his own unique style and he gave a fuck about what other composers thought of him.

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    Yeah, not a Mozart fan either. There's something lacking in his music where none of it touches me.

    Note the performers. This matters a lot since their interpretations and skill levels impact greatly.





    Bach isn't considered classical but this is exquisite:


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    Unsure whether or not any of these have been mentioned. I'm guessing classical the genre rather than the period?

    And I like Mozart! Even his popular works! They're suitable for getting out of a bleak phase in your life.

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    Why is it called Classical?

    Is it class based music?

    Is it the music of the upper classes?

    Or is there some other explanation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    Why is it called Classical?

    Is it class based music?

    Is it the music of the upper classes?

    Or is there some other explanation?
    Latin: highest class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanton Moore View Post
    Latin: highest class.
    Surely there is classical music that is vulger, cheap and low, part of the lowest class?

    Or is the phrase Classical Music special pleading?

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    It refers to the Classical Period which was from 1730-1820. The term is taken generally to name music from Baroque and Romantic as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephano View Post
    It refers to the Classical Period which was from 1730-1820. The term is taken generally to name music from Baroque and Romantic as well.
    What do you think of the idea that it is called Classical because it is classified into works by number and letter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post


    What do you think of the idea that it is called Classical because it is classified into works by number and letter?
    The classical period is called "classical" in reference to classical antiquity, the Greeks and Romans. A similar use can be found in "classical architecture." It denotes a period of music history, and more particularly the style of music that was popular at the time. Characteristics such as balance, elegance, and refined simplicity predominated, as a cultural reaction to the highly ornamental style of the Baroque period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanton Moore View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    Bach wrote the soundtrack for the Church.

    And Beethoven wrote the soundtrack for the Bourgeoise.

    While Mozart wrote music.
    You have no idea what your talking about.
    Actually, I would tend to agree with @Mole.

    Except, of course, that Bach didn't write his music entirely for the Church, but sometimes for himself. Think for instance to "Die Kunst der Fuge", where the theme is based on the notes B, A, C and H...



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    And Beethoven wrote most of his music for the Austrian aristocracy (he was a German aristocrat himself). Mozart, in many ways, was closer to the revolutionary bourgeois spirit: he openly rebelled many times against the aristocratic society of his times, and eventually, he had to pay the price for it. Many Mozart works have an obvious political meaning, especially his operas.

    Of course, if you ask me who could have written music for the established bourgeoisie... I would rather say that Mendelssohn is the quintessential bourgeois artist. Take for instance his Lieder ohne Worte.



    On a side-note, it is interesting to know that Mendelssohn was the one who saved many major works of Bach out of oblivion, especially his "passions". Without him, they may have been lost forever.
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