"Classical music" is a broad term used to describe a wide range of Western art music that has its roots in the European tradition dating from the 9th century to the 21st century. It encompasses a variety of styles and forms, including orchestral, chamber, choral, and solo music, and it is typically composed by trained musicians who have studied the traditional techniques and forms of the genre.

Classical music is known for its complex harmonies, counterpoint, and formal structures. It is typically written for specific instruments or groups of instruments, such as the orchestra, string quartet, or piano. Classical music is also characterized by its use of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre, and it often follows a specific musical form, such as the sonata or symphony.

Classical music is typically divided into several periods, including the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods. Each period has its own unique characteristics and is defined by the musical styles and forms that were popular at the time.

Composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Frédéric Chopin are considered some of the most important and influential composers in the classical tradition. Classical music is still widely performed and recorded today and continues to be a significant part of the world's cultural heritage.

Free Classical music

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"Yak-Sized Piece of Grit That Flew Into My Eye, Causing 15 Seconds of Painful Disorientation" for oboe and pianoforte. Calm in beginning, then disorientation, with a textbook resolve.<BR>
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Airy-sounding short waltz.
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Bach. Among the most complex fugues ever written.
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Light and airy, with a bit of a march going on. Parallel chords and Ravel-like crescendo.
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A simple new funeral march; atypical in the fleeting moments of triumph.<BR>
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Low-key mood establisher with chords moving in parallel blocks for the melody. Starts dark, ends open and airy.<BR><BR><BR> This piece of music is <A HREF="">available in an uncompressed format here</A>.
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A newer piano variation on Wagner's Bridal Chorus. It leaves out some of the less familiar middle section, and changes up a few chords while retaining the melody.
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This is Gymnopedie #1 from Erik Satie (1888), but it has a beat and you can dance to it.
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Percussion, guitars, bass, electronics, brass, strings The ever redoubtable honeybee. Quiet and unassuming goes about simply gathering pollen and in turn maintains the vast pyramid of life on our planet. Loss of these little creatures would have untold consequences.
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A relaxing classical/cinematic track.
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Itßs a very gentle, sentimental piece with guitar and horn and wonderful melodies
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Start your video with a piece of very powerful music in about 12 seconds.
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