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About classic vs classical vs

“Classical” usually describes things from ancient Greece or Rome, or things from analogous ancient periods like classical Sanskrit poetry. The exception is classical music, which in the narrow sense is late 18th- and 19th-century music by the likes of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven, and in the broader sense formal concert music of any period in the West or traditional formal music from other cultures, like classical ragas.“Classic” has a much looser meaning, describing things that are outstanding examples of their kind, like a classic car or even a classic blunder.

classic Meaning(s)

  • (n) a creation of the highest excellence
  • (n) an artist who has created classic works
  • (s) of recognized authority or excellence
  • (a) of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture
  • (s) of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures

classical Meaning(s)

  • (n) traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
  • (a) of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture
  • (s) of recognized authority or excellence
  • (a) of or relating to the study of the literary works of ancient Greece and Rome
  • (s) (language) having the form used by ancient standard authors
  • (s) of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures

classic in News

  1. Steamboat Classic: Only two runners to participate in every Steamboat Classic

    When the Steamboat Classic runners take the starting gun for the 40th annual event on Saturday, only two participants will be able to say they have been a part of every race. Jerry Kokesh of Chesterfield, Mo., and Beverly Enslow of Metamora were among the 176 runner who competed in the first race, and they’ll be on the line Saturday for the 40th.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Peoria Journal Star

  2. Tennis-Birmingham Classic women's singles round 3 results

    June 13 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Birmingham Classic Women's Singles Round 3 matches on Thursday 5-Sabine Lisicki (Germany) beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Croatia) 7-5 2-6 6-4 16-Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) beat 1-Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) 7-6(5) 6-2 3-Sorana Cirstea (Romania) beat 13-Bojana Jovanovski (Serbia) 6-1 1-6 6-1 Alison Riske (U.S.) beat Alla Kudryavtseva (Russia) 6-1 6-2 ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Classic Holidays List of Accolades Continues to Grow

    Classic Holidays List of Accolades Continues to Grow (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10827282.htm
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PRWeb

classical in News

  1. Classical music: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Cantata Academy Chorale

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's season finale is among the highlights of classical music events in metro Detroit from May 30-June 5.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. Classical Music and Opera Listings for June 14-20

    A selected guide to performances of classical music in New York and the area.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: New York Times

  3. Classical music venues include concert hall, cathedral and military post

    Classical music fans will have their choice of a concert hall, a cathedral or a military base to enjoy their favored musical genre.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal

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