Classical music is often played by orchestras. Such instruments used in classical music are violins, cellos, harps, brass instruments, woodwinds,and percussion.
Classical music has been around as long as 500 A.D. Over the years and throughout the different periods, classical music has evolved like many other types of music. There are three types of periods of classical music. The Periods of European art music are Early, Common Practice and Modern and Contemporary.
The Early Period of classical music includes Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque. The Medieval Period ran between the years 500 and 1400. The Renaissance Period was from the years 1400 to 1600. The Baroque Period ran from the years 1600 to 1760 and overlapped into the Common Practice Period.
With the Baroque Period overlapping into the Common Practice Period, it is the only style of classical music to do so. The other two types of classical music in the Common Practice Period are Classical and Romantic. The Classical Period ran in the years 1730 to 1820 and overlapped with the Baroque Period for thirty years. The Romantic Period ran from 1815 to 1910. This period overlapped with the Classical Period for five years.
The Modern and Contemporary Period of classical music includes 20th Century and Contemporary. The 20th Century Period includes the years 1900 to 2000 which overlapped the Romantic Period for 10 years. The Contemporary Period includes the years 1975 to present and overlapped the 20th Century Period for 25 years.
It shouldn’t matter which period of classical music you prefer, listening to classical music can be relaxing and enjoyable. I find listening to classical music when I am tired a great way to relax.
Classical Live Online Radio: Free Classical Music
This website has a list of over 140 different sites to listen to classical music on. They have provided the stations that play classical music with information about each station. They have also provided how the classical music is played for each of the stations. The radio stations provided for the free classical music online are from around the world.
Using the radio stations that stream classical music online can help you listen to your favorites while away from home. The radio stations listed on the site above are just a few of the ways you can listen to classical music online. There are sites that have a few pieces of classical you can download to your computer or a MP3 player.