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Modern pop culture does not hate it because its "boring", they hate the people who listen to it because it makes themselves feel "smart" and "deep".

Nobody gives a shit on your analysis of how this chord and tone sounds mean and how the conductor's frantic swaying reflects their "soul", "emotional state", and "conclusive dipshittery".

For those who really do love it, I'm not bashing your music, I hold no grudge against true appreciators of your art. However, I do harbor a hate for people who listen to it just to elevate their own egos, or were forced to listen to it by browbeating parents.

Either that, or modern methods of composing music makes the traditional way of making noises by means of carved wood, strings, and hollowed lead pipes appear dinosauric.

Upon posting this definition of "classical music", a ragtag lynch mob composed of angry college professors, browbeaten Asians with violins, and dweeby bookworms has assembled before my home half a second later to have me tarred and feathered.
by C Tan April 27, 2006
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A type of music that surpasses all others because it doesn't involve computer generated beats and even more shockingly, no lyrics about bustin' a whitey's ass with lead!

Rap has no true emotion behind it. True composers like Gustav Mahler and Dmitri Shostakovich were intelligent and put real emotion into their music. Rap doesn't have any feeling so it makes you think of nothing while you are listening to it. Classical does contain lyrics in the case of Opera and Church music and if you don’t understand the language, that’s YOUR fault!

The majority of listeners are intelligent people who refuse to listen to Rap because of how bad it sounds. Classical music is still being composed today and has never been better. Some modern composers are Leondard Bernstein and John Rutter.

Everybody knows that Rappers got famous because the majority of moron Americans would rather listen to “Come and lick my lollipop, you ho!” rather than listen to true beautiful emotion classical music.

Anyone can rap:
1: Think of some horrible lyrics about violence, drugs, rape, and misogyny
2: Repeat step 1 six times
3: Invite 5 of ya gang around
4: Give them a microphone and and a synthesizer
5: Give each person a different sheet with random notes
6: Record the result
7: Get some dumbass MTV person to broadcast your shit.

Most movies these days only use classical music a.k.a. real music rather than that fucking rap shit like 8 Mile, the worst movie ever made.

The reason classical is only played during movies nowadays is because:
1: If they played rap, people would die
2: The movie industry is too civilized for Rap.
3: Rap artists like 50 cent have too many hoes to fuck and ain’t got no time to to movie music.

Classical will remain popular whereas in about 10 years rap will go out of style. People have been fans of classical music for centuries!

Classical is not boring. There’s more to classical than slow violin and piano pieces. Have you ever heard Shostakovich? Have you ever heard Mahler? I suggest buying “Shostakovich Symphony No. 4” and tell me what you think!
Non-music: 50 cent, Chingy, Nelly, Ludacris, Ja Rule, The Game, and all that other shit!

Music: Gustav Mahler, Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Rachmaninov, Peter Tchaikovsky, Camille Saint-Saens, Johann Bach, Wolfgang Mozart, Ludwig Beethoven, and much more…
by Level 12 August 04, 2005
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1) Historically the style of art music common in Europe during the period between the middle of the 17th century and the beginning of the 18th century. The works of Haydn and Mozart and the earlier work of Beethoven (who also played a large role in the transition from classical to romantic) are prime examples. Bach isn't classical. Tchaikovskij isn't classical. Chopin isn't classical.
2) In common language all art music made between the early 17th century to present, usually by composers with education or at least some knowledge of the art of composition. (In other words, practically all art music from the early 17th century up until now.)

There is a lot of prejudice against both of the above definitions of the term.
Classical music is exemplified by such composers as Haydn and Mozart.
by EldKatt July 08, 2003
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The best music there is. Far superior to any popular music such as rap, rock, etc. Classical music is real music with real emotion and complexity and grandness of conception. It has been around for hundreds of years and its greatness cannot be denied. It will always be around unlike something stupid like rap, which is so simplistic and for the simple-minded morons. Also, it takes much skill, intelligence, practice, and virtuosity to play classical music, unlike rap, which all you need is a damn ugly voice. Rappers can't even speak proper english anyways.

People who listen to classical music get 2400's on their SAT's and go to Harvard.

People who listen to rap don't even take the SAT and if they do, get 1000 and go to jail.
Great, beautiful, profound, intellectual, virtuostic, etc. etc. etc.: Classical music
Rap: stupid, uncivilized, barbaric, simple, feeble-minded, etc. etc. etc.
by virtuoso735 June 01, 2006
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The true old school of all music.
Your mom is classical.
by yeah May 06, 2003
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The art music of several cultures most notably European, American, Arabic, Chinese, Indian and Japanese.

The difference between popular music and classical are in there nature and composition. Classical often using intricate arrangements, professional trained singers and lush complex orchestral works.

It does not only mean European art music from the first half of the 16th century to the late 19th century, thats called ethnocentrism and should be condemned along with the notion that people stopped making classical music in the 20th century. I suggest looking up Ludovico Einaudi, his work might not be so complex as Mozart but he plays the piano like a possesed man.

I would like to note that i love classical music myself for its complexity and sheer utter beauty, but i condem most people who think its a way to be better then the common people. There are no common people there are only people who strive to be, and learn about themselves and those who fear what others think about them.

And stop bitching about RAP, i do not like the music genre myself but you can not expect someone with a brain the size of a nut to comprehend anything more complex then simple beats and a stupid excuse for poetry. If you condemn something you are just showing how close minded you really are. For example Pink Floyd and early Metallica made music that is just as beautiful and complex as a lot of classical music pieces. You do not hear how complex Metallica is because your brain can not handle the speed at which it is played.
The classical music buff pities the punk for not being able to enjoy the complex beauty of classical music, and the punk condemns the classical buff because he will never be able to feel the rush of adrenaline going through him. I laugh at both of them when i switch from the Talking Heads to Ludovico Einaudi.
by crowscream June 30, 2006
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music that came from truly talented people, not just rappers that say a bunch of words really fast about sex and drugs and how cool they are. i like certain rappers that actually have good songs, so im not biased. the only reason people dont appreciate classical music is because they're such simpletons that they cant bear to listen to the inspirational music of geniuses cuz theyre just too dumb and unappreciative and they dont understand what music is. and to those who say classical music has no emotion, take into account that beats and tempo vary depending on the mood. so does the pitch of the notes. so does the key. different keys have different moods. like some are light and airy while others are deep and royal. oh, and the fact that the composers and musicians could express their emotions without words is incredible too. if you took away the words of 50 cent's songs, you would have no emotion whatsoever. and if u added in the words, the only emotion that is expressed is horniness, drugginess, coolness, and violence. so dont tell me that classical music is shit cz so is any1 who cant appreciate it.
cool dude: classical music was the first and truest music, which will always be loved by someone, as opposed to rap which will only last for a few decades cuz MOSt, not all, is suckish.

fuk'd dude: loser.

cool dude: o, so sorry. i gess u think genius multimillionares like myself are losers. love 2 chat, but theres my limo.
by music freeak July 25, 2006
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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 Joel).
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 your throat.
by Brian X May 03, 2003
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