Classical music

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Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western music, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.

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  • We consider classical music to be the epitome and quintessence of our culture, because it is that culture‚Äôs clearest, most significant gesture and expression. In this music we possess the heritage of classical antiquity and Christianity, a spirit of serenely cheerful and brave piety, a superbly chivalric morality. For in the final analysis every important cultural gesture comes down to a morality, a model for human behavior concentrated into a gesture.
    • Herman Hesse, Joseph Knecht in The Glass Bead Game, R. Winton, trans. (1990)

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