The term Classical music, also known as the common practice period, is used to refer to the music of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, which ranged roughly from the years 1600 - 1900. Classical musical consists of some of the world's best known and celebrated composers, such as Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Weber, and many more. Classical music can be heard by orchestras all throughout the world. In modern times, the New York Philharmonic orchestra, the Piano Guys, and Andrea Bocelli are very popular among classical music fans.
Coming out of the Renaissance period of music, classical music made a move toward music that was much more expressive than previous forms. Its composers used concepts such as instrumentation in order to invoke emotion in their audiences by segmenting certain parts for specific instruments. Today, classical music is often used as the background for major motion pictures in order to inovoke emotion in movie-goers. It has also made stars of many solo artists, such as cellist Yo-Yo Ma and contemporary violinists Black Violin.