We'll be studying Classical music in May! Classical music is the oldest style of music we will study, and the one with the most vast hsitory. In fact, the term "Classical" has a few different meanings and can be difficult to define. Technically, the Classical era was only from about 1750, into the 1820's, though many people would consider the styles of Baroque, Romantic, Film Scores, and 12-tone music to be "Classical" as well.
To simplify learning about this massive realm of music history, we will be focusing on a composer who captures so much of the Classical tradition, and who's music has withstood the test of time: Ludwig Van Beethoven!
Some good terms to know: Symphony, Orchestra, Conductor, Baton, Composer, Quartet