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Complete Guide to Classical Music

What's so remarkable about classical music? Well, according to Johann Sebastian Bach, "There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself."

BachImage Credit/Wikimedia Commons/Rainer Zenz/Public Domain

While that may have been true for a musical genius like Bach, for the rest of us, this type of music is pretty remarkable and timeless. In this guide, we'll explore the types, styles, and periods of this music, and give you reviews, FAQs, and commentaries. Browse our library of articles by top Bright Hub experts on topics like:

  • Where to listen: online, streaming, and concerts
  • Where to buy: best stores for CDs, best sites for downloads
  • Lesson plans, classroom activities, art and music projects, and unit studies
  • Composers
  • History
  • Styles: romantic, impressionist, modernism, futurism, expressionism, neoclassicism, and post-modern
  • Periods: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary, and 21st Century

In short, this guide is designed to be your go-to musical source for the classical style.

Sources: Music with Ease, "Famous Quotes, Johann Sebastian Bach"

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