Importance Of Classical Music

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Classical Music: Is it Relevant or Not?

Beethoven. Mozart. Chopin. Liszt. Handel. Bach. When one hears these names, what comes to mind? Composers of classical music. What is classical music? According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, classical music is defined as “serious or conventional music that follow long established principles, more specifically, music written in the European tradition, when forms such as the symphony, concerto, and sonata were standardized”; but most people would associate it with boredom, background music or elitist music. Although classical music is considered irrelevant and boring, it serves as a historical record of the life and times of days past, a trainer for developing brains, and the foundation for all our contemporary music.
Classical music serves as a historical record of the life and times of days past. It also has its own noble history like the rest of the music types and takes up a large chunk of the history of not just world music, but also world history. “Romantic era music was more personal and emotional” (Little, 2014). One can say that there are other types of music that are a part of history, but, classical music is the basis of them all and the music that is most explored. Historians are able to tell a culture of a certain place by their music at that specific period in time. If one studies the history of classical music, one can conclude that music evolves along with the happenings of history. “Romanticism was influenced with
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