Classical music has many diverse forms or sub-genres, generally categorized either by their instrumentation or by their musical forms. This article discussed both of these topics

Orchestral MusicEdit


Orchestral music is music composed for a large group of instruments generally including strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion, a force called an orchestra. Aside from film music, by far the most popular musical form produced for Orchestra is called a symphony, a large scale musical form based on the sonata ideal. Orchestras are often combined with solo instruments (see, concerto) and voices. Smaller scale musical forms include Overtures, Nocturnes and Programme music

Chamber MusicEdit


Chamber music is music performed by a small number (2-8) of musical instruments, usually performed in a smaller setting that orchestral music. The most popular ensembles are thee String Quartet and the Piano Trio. ...

Musical FormsEdit