Classical Video Performance – What Is It, And Why Are They So Famous?
Classical music is a broad term that typically refers to the more formal classical music tradition of the Western world, regarded as more realistic and academic than other forms of popular music. In a broader sense, however, the term can also refer to music reflecting similar formal characteristics in non-Western traditional cultures. There are several examples of Western classical composers including Yo-Yo Ma, Arnold Bennett, J. S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, Anna Gavan, and scores by futurists, chamber musicians, and guitarists from Russia, India, Germany, and France.
The birth of classical music coincides with the rise of Western music, specifically classical music, as an art form. This evolution began in the late Middle Ages in Germany, where the popularity of polyphonic music spread in the church choir and church musicians alike. With the introduction of notation for playing different instruments, such as the flute and the double-headed eagle, and new materials, such as glass and ivory, came advancements in musical composition, which blossomed into what is known today as classical music. The development of the musical style called “classicism” bore great influence upon the works of composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Handel, Haydn, and Vivaldi. Classical music has a reputation as being complex, difficult, and even “dazzling”. However, classical music and the classical period in general has been criticized for its tendency towards exaggerated rigidity, and the monotony of the disciplined structure and notation.
Today, many people argue against the excessive commercialization of classical music, saying that people have become too used to technological innovations to appreciate truly timeless and classic pieces of work. Still, given the influence of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and Vivaldi on the shaping of pop culture to this day, it is unlikely that any contemporary music will ever be as iconic as any of these performers. If you want to experience the music of classic composers live, one way to do so is by watching a famous classical video performance, such as Handel’s “Water Music”, or Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”.