The term classical originates from the Latin term classic , which mean of the highest class. After being recognized in France, Germany, and America it took on another definition meaning formal and high of dignity. In the Classical era of music, simplicity of melody and advancement of form were two aims; countering the Rococo style of some of the late Baroque era composers. The best known were Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. The term Classical music has since come to be also used as a generic term for any such music, particularly music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionism, and the various twentieth century movements. Classical music uses solo instruments, solo voice, small groups of instruments like duos, trios, quartets, orchestras, choir, opera and other forms. Classical music is not just for old people (contrary to popular belief) but for every one from little children to young adults and so on.
Like a jeweled crown on our visit to the City of Music, we capped off our last evening here with a golden concert at the Mirabell Palace.
From the moment we ascended the staircase adorned with singing cherubs and sparkling chandeliers, it felt like we were transported back in time to the Baroque Era. And when they opened the doors and we entered the Marble Hall, the transformation was complete. The high-ceilinged room designed and gilded in gold was the most perfect setting for the 2 hour-long classical concert. It was hard to believe we were really listening to the music pieces composed by Mozart played live at a palace here in Salzburg where he was born. It was truly an experience of a lifetime.