Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western music. This includes both religious and secular music. While the term is used to refer to the period from 1750 to 1820 (the Classical period), the general span of classical music is generally recognised as the 11th century until now.
The major time divisions of classical music are as follows: the early music period, which includes the Medieval (500–1400) and the Renaissance (1400–1600) eras; the Common practice period, which includes the Baroque (1600–1750), Classical (1750–1820), and Romantic eras (1804–1910); and the 20th century (1901–2000) which includes the modern (1890–1930) that overlaps from the late 19th-century, the high modern (mid 20th-century), and contemporary or postmodern (1975–2015) eras.
Classical music has been noted for its development of highly sophisticated forms of instrumental music such as the concerto, symphony, sonata, and mixed vocal and instrumental styles such as Opera which, since they are written down, can attain a high level of complexity.
This complexity allows the listener to be taken on a journey, thus it remains the ultimate form of sound track for film, video or live theatre.
Strings or “heart Strings” as they are known, create an emotional response when played well. They offer romance and passion wrapped in excellence. The string quartet is still one of the most popular forms of classical music for live event. Smaller combos, duos & trios, as well as soloists also offer quality entertainment and music for a range of events. Instinct have a large range of professional classical musicians available.
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Opera is another popular for of classical music for events.
Instinct have a range of traditional opera performers, as well ones who perform with a twist. Waiters breaking into opera or other twists and turns to create “entertainment” value.
Piano standing alone as a classical music medium is the next most popular style. The concert pianist, or classical- jazz pianist is still much in demand for Lounge Music, bar work, restaurants, wedding ceremonies or cocktail parties.
There is still something inherently classy about a real piano and a really good pianist. Performers who combine singing and piano playing, add a touch of elegance to an event. Jazz, Lounge and pop performers can deliver a big punch to your event. Billy Joel’s famous rendition of Piano Man sums it up!