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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Some articles on classical:

Kishori Amonkar
... (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 ... one of the preeminent representatives of Hindustani classical music ...
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) which they comprise ... the feet in terms of vowel length (as in classical languages) ...
Natural Killer Cell - NK Cell Receptors - Activating Receptors
... while humans have only one pseudogenic Ly49 the receptor for classical (polymorphic) MHC I molecules ... in both rodents and primates and identifies non-classical (also non-polymorphic) MHC I molecules like HLA-E ... is dependent on the presence of nonamer peptide epitope derived from the signal sequence of classical MHC class I molecules, which is generated by the sequential ...
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, Sonny Simmons, and ... and sextuple reeds does not include bagpipes) European classical (modern) Piccolo oboe Piccolo heckelphone Oboe Oboe d'amore Cor anglais (English horn ...
Vibeke Stene - Career - Musical Background
... Before Tristania, Stene mostly performed classical vocals at various music schools ... She also 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 ... said in an interview that Stene "has a classical education actually - sort of an opera school or university degree ...

More definitions of "classical":

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

Famous quotes containing the word classical:

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

    Compare the history of the novel to that of rock ‘n’ roll. Both started out a minority taste, became a mass taste, and then splintered into several subgenres. Both have been the typical cultural expressions of classes and epochs. Both started out aggressively fighting for their share of attention, novels attacking the drama, the tract, and the poem, rock attacking jazz and pop and rolling over classical music.
    W. T. Lhamon, U.S. educator, critic. “Material Differences,” Deliberate Speed: The Origins of a Cultural Style in the American 1950s, Smithsonian (1990)

    Several classical sayings that one likes to repeat had quite a different meaning from the ones later times attributed to them.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)