In that period, place the "classic"
The term classical music unites under a big umbrella many authors from different eras. On closer inspection it is difficult to a precise location but we can say that classical music including musical compositions lot from the beginning of the Sixteenth Century and the first decades of the twentieth century. Later we'll talk about the modern era of music, with the advent and success of jazz, blues, contemporary music and minimal, pop, rock and many derivations. In the same way before the sixteenth century is difficult to categorize a repertoire of classical music as most of the poems especially within layman were passed down orally. In addition, timbre and harmony during the fifteenth century were the mirror of a rather regional folklore. Chanson, lie, strambotto, hymns and Gregorian chants before leave yet reveal a taste for harmony, for the sweet encounter between the notes. The spark in the early years of the '500 with the rise of polyphony in the forms motet and madrigal and the birth of the first music press. From here, with the formation of a harmonic language approved in the western world we can open the great season of classical music that law for four centuries until the threshold of the twentieth century when emerge will explore new avenues harmonic, rhythmic and structural.
All modern pop music culture is still closely linked to a glorious past. The classical repertoire is made from harmonic phrases, patterns and rhythms which our ear is accustomed for centuries. These architectures music today are the basis of modern music, from rock to jazz to songwriting.
An invitation to all
What is now defined classic was not of course at the time when it was created. This introduces with great interest the listener into a new world, in the end, not too different from ours. A fascinating journey through customs, tastes and entertainment era. Do not forget that in parallel with a repertoire of sacred music and serious, developed over time a wide range of secular music. Dances, folk dances, madrigals, tarantella, marches, waltzes and mazurkas, hymns, songs and romances, filled our leisure time and were the preferred forms of music for fun or even for important celebrations. Foreclosure without any social, music has always spoken to the hearts of men, the people, the bourgeoisie or aristocracy. Civil and military parties, fairs, weddings and ceremonies, were always to good music.
This is a great artistic heritage from which sprouts notes today's Europe, a tradition that has influenced cultural and social habits and attitudes, and is a luggage essential for a better understanding of the evolution of musical language up to today's developments.
Contrary to what you might think, the classic is not music to the ears inside, but his language is democratic, broadly shared by every man, with a very large target, without social barriers, age limits, it maturities. How many moments of our lives would have lost his emotional intensity without notes of classical music. And how many recurring events are now linked in the popular imagination to some immortal melodies. The March nuptial, the Triumphal March of Aida, Pomp and Circumstance, The Radetzky March, the Te Deum, are just a few examples of how a melody can ride out centuries of history and resurface always fresh and current, refreshed and well-liked by people.
For a healthy musical education
Another main reason to approach the repertoire of classical music is to educate their taste in music.
God has endowed each of us with a musical temperament is the real thing, but this is not enough. We need to educate their temperament from childhood - but it is never too late - by listening to the music, a lot of music. In schools, Music Education and Art Education, for example, have this delicate task. Some of us remember to have designed the compulsory school an endless series of capitals during the hours of arts education. Well, it was not an exercise compartment. We must educate themselves to the beautiful aesthetic, recognize it, to be able to discern in the life of the beautiful from the ugly, to go beyond the ephemeral personal taste. And likewise must listen to the great music that our traditions, to educate our ear to it, its wonderful harmonies, its unmistakable melodies, his magical breath. In this way we will have a good relationship with the music, no matter whether classical or modern, and always be calm and well-disposed towards this art, the most beautiful.