1. Historically, orchestral or chamber
music written in northern Europe during the 1700s to 1900s, represented by composers such
as Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovskiy, Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern Schplenden-schlitter... I'll start again.
2. Music derived from
those forms of music, represented by people
like Philip Glass (and occasionally people
like Paul McCartney and Billy
3. A fad with racist/elitist overtones for parents who want their
kids to graduate from nursery
school and go straight to college.
4. Music that, despite its apparent pretentiousness and overbearing arrangements, is actually pretty cool
when no one's trying to shove it down