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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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    Aug 15 2013: most of the people lost their souls, their purpose and of course it's a planned thing by "u know who", so it became hard for them to get it back since they lost their reason, living purpose ,that's what divided music into what so called genres, and also creating some fake ones, simply said, classical music is a main and very wide "land" in music, by reaching it people might get back to them selves and wake up to fight their sake and humankind can rise again and reach the lost reason but "u know who" can't allow the unification to be back, they'll be destroyed :)
    i hope i was clear :D
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      Aug 15 2013: Hi Oussema!

      Your comment is not clear to me. Who is "u know who", and why do you think s/he "can't allow the unification to be back", as you say?
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        Aug 16 2013: I hope you agree with me if I say that the greatest enemy of the humankind are humans them selves, and why is the unification so dangerous for them? : think about it just like some of "them" think about money : lets say u have 2 tables, on the first one there's 1000 $ and the other one has on it 10000000 $, when u ask one of those people what do you see on the first table he will tell you "i see money" but when u ask him about the other table he will tell you " I see power ", its the same thing with unification.
        ps : i don't want to get further in the details because our main subject is about music ( we can talk about the role of music in this hole conflict )
        Ps 2 : sorry i suck at explanation :p

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