Re: "Classical Music"


Subject: Re: "Classical Music"
From: Larry Austin (larryaustin@grandecom.net)
Date: Tue Aug 09 2005 - 12:39:01 EDT


Dear "Mediadrome":

My responses are interleaved below.

Larry Austin

On Aug 9, 2005, at 10:49 AM, Mediadrome@aol.com wrote:

> When did the term "classical music" become a generic term for Western
> Art Music?

According to the Grove Dictionary of Music, the term "classical music"
was
"definied" in 1611 in the "Dictionarie of the French and English
Tongues".

> When did Classical and Romantic start referring to specific periods
> in Music (other than the Classical Greek Period)?

In the early 19th century, as the discipline of musicology was being
developed.

Larry Austin



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