Classical Music Month is a wonderful month of eternal melodies, harmony, and pleasant emotions. Just think about how music has changed through different historical periods. Classical music that spans several centuries, and in contrast to modern music, has orchestra components. It is an obvious fact that modern music would not have appeared without classical music.
Classical Music Month was celebrated for the first time in 1994. It was founded by Bill Clinton, who proposed holding events dedicated to this eternal music throughout September. The president noted that classical music is perfect. At this time, we remember and praise talented composers, musicians, and conductors, thanks to whom we have the opportunity to enjoy classical melodies.
It is music that unites people regardless of cultural, geographical, and national criteria. With the help of music, we express emotions and feelings – a melody can touch the heart and soul. Classical music typically requires multiple instruments to convey the power and depth of the sound. Classical Music Month is a great way to preserve the rich heritage of such composers as Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Chopin.
- During the medieval period from 1150 to 1400, the choice of melodies was rather limited, since the composers wrote mainly hymns for churches, which were played on organs.
- The next historical musical period – the Renaissance (1400-1600) – saw the appearance of polyphonic music and choral singing.
- In the Baroque period (1600-1750), new instruments appeared, and composers wrote concerts, sonatas, and cantatas.
- From 1750 to 1820 – the classical musical period – the first instrumental concerto, sonata, and symphony was performed for an audience.
- Beethoven himself called the period from 1820 to 1910 the romantic period. This style is characterized by emotions, drama, and melodiousness.
How to take part
Listen to classical music; it makes people better, more peaceful. It balances one’s inner world with the outside world. In today’s world, we rarely pay attention to something really good. Listen to the sound of a classical orchestra, it’s impressive. Dedicate time to studying classical musical instruments – violin, cello, or the trumpet.
When is Classical Music Month celebrated in 2023?
Classical Music Month is observed on September 1 each year.