The word 'classical' really has two meanings: firstly, it is used when music is described as belonging to one of two broad categories, for example 'pop' and 'classical'. However, when it is written with a capital 'C', it refers to the short period of time between approximately 1750 and 1820. Styles of music changed greatly during the Classical period. The symphony was developed as a musical structure and music tended to be very graceful. Classical composers strived to create music of beauty which was restrained in emotion and perfectly structured. From about 1830, composers began to compose in a more imaginative, emotional way. These works are said to be in the 'Romantic' style. The Romantic composers were inspired by things such as dreams, literature and the supernatural. Sites in this category cover music written in the classical tradition from approximately 1750 onwards. This includes music of the Classical and Romantic periods, as well as 'classical' music from the twentieth century to the present.
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[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Comprehensive collection of information and news: articles, CD reviews, composers and their music, the basic repertoire, recommended compositions and recordings.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra for Kids
[ Kids/Teens ] Instrument encyclopedia, orchestra seating chart, games, music theory, classroom activities, and information about attending the symphony.
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Learn about the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, as well as musical instruments, musicians, and composers. Also offers games and quizzes.
From the Top
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Explore the world of classical music by meeting other young musicians. Discover and find musical facts, stories, or guides to all things music-related.
Learn About the Evolution of Classical Music
[ Teens ] Light-spirited history of the different styles, composers, and famous pieces from the last 1500 years in music.
New York Philharmonic KidZone
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Users can hear instruments, watch interviews with musicians and follow the orchestra around the world, as well as learn about composers, create their own music, and read about the symphony's conductors.
San Francisco Symphony Kids' Site
[ Kids ] Teaches the instruments of the orchestra, the basics of reading music, and has an online radio to listen to some classical music's greatest hits.
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