Does anybody know a German equivalent term?
Now I have read some articles but nowhere found an answer (translation) in German.
Looking up "Klassische Musik" - whereby I know this term is used for the Classic period - and also for all tonal so called "serious music" but in this Wiki link in German there was not clear when the common practice period began.
The English version of this Wiki page says:
Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, *including both liturgical (religious) and secular music. While a more precise term is also used to refer to the period from 1750 to 1820 (the Classical period), this article is about the broad span of time from before the 6th century AD to the present day, which includes the Classical period and various other periods. The central norms of this tradition became codified between 1550 and 1900, which is known as the common-practice period.
Would you say the term common practice period is identical as the term "classical music" in the extended sense (not the classical period).
Am I right the central norms are the tonal system, harmony, the melodic- harmonic and rhythmic language as figured bass and counterpoint, e.g. the subjects that composers of this era had been taught and used?
With other words: the theory and practice of traditional western european music?
So I wonder where does this term come from? I couldn't find a name mentioned ... is it a British term or American? as I’ve never heard an equivalent German term ...