European classical music

Though many civilizations around the world have a tradition of classical music, when used as a generic term, the phrase is usually understood as referring to the type of classical music that arose in Europe.

While classical music has roots in the Middle Ages, the best-known epochs are the Baroque (late 16th to 18th century), the Classical period (late 18th to early 19th century) and the Romantic period (19th to early 20th centuries).

Some genres are the opera, the symphony, chamber music, and liturgical music.



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