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Steven Truong


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Why is it that classical music is now ignored by the majority of society?

Sure, classical music still exists and is still evolving with new compositions. However, this perennial genre of music has been evidently on the decline with the rise of other types of music that is unfortunately promoted over classical music. I understand that with new generations come new tastes due to media and pop culture, but classical music has been preserved prominently from the Baroque period (1600s) well into the Contemporary and Late Romantic era (late 1800s- 1970s ish). I feel as though classical music should be integrated into education (it is in orchestra, choir, band etc) as a core subject as art is necessary along with athletics to foster a well balanced student. Unfortunately, this antiquated music is left behind and I am afraid that it will one day vanish as the number of composers are dwindling. What are your thoughts on this?


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  • Jul 31 2013: ...classical is the base of every music...today is the time for fast and moving feets only...more to releasing pressure less going deeper into life and emotions...

    ....when this pressure and fast life will take a halt everybody move to basics....without classic no other music can exist...they are all just the offspring of it...at infant, toddling and youth every child creates an attraction...

    With regards

    Manish Kumar Aggarwal
    The Mindfood Chef

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