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Marches, or music in "march tempo" or "march-like" music is a recognized trope within classical music. As you already know from your list, not all classical pieces that use the march trope are labeled "March." Your list seems to indicate you like the following things: Actual military-band-style marches written into classical operas or theater music for ...


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Here's Robert Levin lecturing on "Improvising Mozart".


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Easy answer: does classical music differ significantly from jazz and folk music? If you find it does, then improvisation in these genres differs in the same way. But I realize you are asking about more general methods or approaches to improvisation and that may be much harder to answer. However, I'd recommend reading Derek Bailey's Improvisation. He has ...


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We may not know from recordings how JS Bach improvised but we can make some guesses. Bach played the organ in churches and so we might rightfully guess that the current practice of European church organists had its origin in the corpus of practice of Bach's time. I've answered this possible practice here: Does improvisation in the classical idiom differ ...


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"Fundamental differences" is something that is open to interpretation. Jazz, a great-great-great-great step-grandchild of classical music certainly shares some of the rich musical heritage of European and African traditions which gives it "hybrid vigor." Nevertheless, classical music improvisation delves into many areas that jazz only hints at. Here's ...


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By law of averages, it's very unlikely that Wolfgang Mozart was unique (this is quite a shocking statement, I realise). There were a lot more working composers of the age who's work hasn't survived, and a great many again who's work is known, but obscure, and not considered part of the classical music cannon. Of these, most will have been following the ...


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According to your examples march music is orthogonal to classical music. There are classical music marches, but for many (if not most) brass instrumentation would not be first choice (funeral marches?). Your classical examples consists mostly of non-marches (e. g. all Handel examples, Ode to joy). There are genres of classical music completely inappropriate ...


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At that time, improvisation was a common practice. Actually, when keyboard instruments started to be used, its music was not even written. Everything was improvised. Keyboard music started as accompaniment for choirs, etc. Therefore, the keyboard performer would often rely on a voice score or whatever and improvise a second voice or whatever from that. When ...


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I'm actually not sure by what do you mean by "repeated sforzando". I guess you are referring to passages that are repetitive and that have frequent sforzandi (for example, a sforzando each bar, etc.). In any case, there are no fixed standard rules for these things. You have to see the context in which it happens; in general, any interpretation will make ...


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Debussy surely influenced the piano playing of trumpeter Bix Beiderbecke. It is also said that the bebop harmony has been inspired by Western Music; from people like Debussy and Schoenberg. Kubik, Gerhard. "Bebop: a case in point. The African Matrix in Jazz Harmonic Practices." (Critical essay) Black Music Research Journal 22 Mar 2005. Digital.: While ...



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