Re: "Classical Music"


Subject: Re: "Classical Music"
Mediadrome@aol.com
Date: Tue Aug 09 2005 - 18:50:12 EDT


In a message dated 8/9/05 12:42:30 PM, larryaustin@grandecom.net writes:

> 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
>

Gee,.. before the French Encyclopedists.
I'd be curious what the definition was in 1611 and how they posited it next
to other music.
There couldn't have been much of a difference between "classical" and "pop"
at that time
Thanks, I don't have access to a Groves.



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