Russian classical music has always had its own place in the history of classical music. But what makes it so different from the usual Western/Central Europe classical music?
At first, it may seem a bit difficult to find a link between the “harshness” of rock and metal music and the stereotypical “soothing” sounds of classical music – yet the similarity could not have been any more prominent, with the presence of classical sampling in many rock songs, the emergence of neo-classical metal bands, and guitar solos and riffs that somewhat imitate symphonies.
Clair De Lune is indeed a popular classical tune that almost everyone knows, one that makes a good lullaby. But did you know that this “lullaby” was a part of a larger musical movement, one that’s often associated with the artistic movement impressionism?
After the great classical period, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Schubert, and friends changed the fate of instrumental music forever…in what way?