What is classical?

  • (adj): Of or characteristic of a form or system felt to be of first significance before modern times.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Classical

The word classical has several meanings. In general, these meanings refer to some past time, works of that era or later works influenced by that time. Classical things are often seen as ordered and part of high culture or a golden age, and contrasted to earlier or later things which may be seen as chaotic, elaborate or emotional.

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Cor Anglais - Use Outside Classical Music
... Though primarily featured in classical music, the cor anglais has also been used by a few musicians as a jazz instrument most prominent among these are Paul McCandless, Jean-Luc Fillon ... quadruple and sextuple reeds does not include bagpipes) European classical (modern) Piccolo oboe Piccolo heckelphone Oboe Oboe d'amore Cor anglais (English horn) Bass oboe Heckelphone Lupophon Contrabass oboe ...
Foot (prosody) - The Poetic Feet in Classical Meter
... Below are listed the names given to the poetic feet by classical metrics ... three, and tetrasyllables four) and secondarily by the pattern of vowel lengths (in classical languages) or syllable stresses (in English poetry ... The following lists describe the feet in terms of vowel length (as in classical languages) ...
Vibeke Stene - Career - Musical Background
... Before Tristania, Stene mostly performed classical vocals at various music schools ... sang in choirs and performed in jazz, folk, and classical concerts as a solo artist with varying musicians, and admitted that "all the traveling with the band makes it impossible to let a ... Einar Moen, said in an interview that Stene "has a classical education actually - sort of an opera school or university degree ...
Natural Killer Cell - NK Cell Receptors - Activating Receptors
... while humans have only one pseudogenic Ly49 the receptor for classical (polymorphic) MHC I molecules ... both rodents and primates and identifies non-classical (also non-polymorphic) MHC I molecules like HLA-E ... presence of nonamer peptide epitope derived from the signal sequence of classical MHC class I molecules, which is generated by the sequential action of signal peptide peptidase and the proteasome ...
Kishori Amonkar
... आमोणकर) (born 10 April 1931) is an Indian singer who performs in the classical genre khyal and the light classical genres thumri and bhajan ... Amonkar trained under her mother, classical singer Mogubai Kurdikar of the Jaipur gharana (musical tradition of Jaipur), but experimented with a variety of vocal styles in her career ... one of the preeminent representatives of Hindustani classical music ...

More definitions of "classical":

  • (adj): Of recognized authority or excellence.
    Example: "Classical methods of navigation"
    Synonyms: authoritative, definitive

Famous quotes containing the word classical:

    Culture is a sham if it is only a sort of Gothic front put on an iron building—like Tower Bridge—or a classical front put on a steel frame—like the Daily Telegraph building in Fleet Street. Culture, if it is to be a real thing and a holy thing, must be the product of what we actually do for a living—not something added, like sugar on a pill.
    Eric Gill (1882–1940)

    Classical art, in a word, stands for form; romantic art for content. The romantic artist expects people to ask, What has he got to say? The classical artist expects them to ask, How does he say it?
    —R.G. (Robin George)

    Against classical philosophy: thinking about eternity or the immensity of the universe does not lessen my unhappiness.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)