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Encyclopedia > European Classical Composers Noted for Use of Folk Music
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The relationship between folk music and European classical music is complex, several composers have been noted for their use of expressly folk melodies or themes, as well as research into enthno-musicology.

Béla Viktor János Bartók (March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) was a composer, pianist and collector of East European folk music. ... Johannes Brahms (May 7, 1833 – April 3, 1897) was a German composer of Romantic music, who predominantly lived in Vienna, Austria. ... Henry Cowell (March 11, 1897 - December 10, 1965) was an American composer and teacher. ... Jump to: navigation, search Antonín Dvořák Antonín Leopold Dvořák listen ▶(?) (September 8, 1841 – May 1, 1904) was a Czech composer of romantic music. ... This article discusses the influence of folk music on the work of the celebrated composer Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). ... Zoltán Kodály Zoltán Kodály (December 16, 1882 – March 6, 1967) was a Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, educator, linguist and philosopher. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Ralph Vaughan Williams (October 12, 1872 – August 26, 1958) was an influential British composer. ...

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European classical music - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (2525 words)
Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, particularly between 1000 and 1900.
Classical music is primarily a written musical tradition, preserved in music notation, as opposed to being transmitted orally, by rote, or in recordings.
Composers of classical music have often made use of folk music, that is, music created by untutored musicians, spread by word of mouth.
Romantic music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3492 words)
The era of Romantic music is defined as the period of European classical music that runs roughly from the early 1800s to the first decade of the 20th century, as well as music written according to the norms and styles of that period.
Composers modulated to increasingly remote keys, and modulations were often less extensively prepared than in the classical era; sometimes, instead of a pivot chord, a pivot note was used.
Romantic composers were aided by improvements in technology, which provided significant changes in the language of music, ranging from an increase in the range and power of the piano to improvements in the sound and reach of the symphony orchestra.
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