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By John Burrows

Classical Music covers three hundred composers, comprises research of forty significant works, and appears at each musical style, sort, and shape, together with tools, ensembles, and conductors.
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E. Mozart and Beethoven) as well as opera music by composers such as Gluck and Cherubini. By the end of the 19th century, concert activity had divided into solo recitals, chamber music performances, and orchestral performances. The crossover with opera had largely disappeared, which resulted in the shorter programme lengths we have today. THE SOLO RECITAL Liszt was responsible for introducing the solo recital in the late 1830s. He toured Europe extensively, performing in towns and cities from Scotland to Russia.

Under J P Sousa in the 1880s, the Marine Corps Band would give free weekly concerts at the White House and the Capitol in Washington. At the same time there was a great increase in the number of choral societies, especially in industrial regions such as northern England, Wales, and Germany’s Ruhr Valley. 43 the spirituality of their playing, while performers like violinist Jascha Heifetz and pianist Evgeny Kissin are noted for their technical prowess. Others, such as the pianist Alfred Brendel, seem to combine all these qualities with an intellectual integrity.

Many local music societies (as well as a few performers) began to sell admission to a series of concerts to the public, demanding payment prior to the first of the concerts. This became known as the “subscription concert”. One of the first successful examples was that of J C Bach in London in 1765. During the 18th and 19th centuries, concerts were long and diverse. The Gewandhaus subscription concerts would frequently contain an overture, an opera aria, an instrumental solo and a choral finale in each half, and might last for three or four hours in total.

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