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September 2021 - What's Happening @ LWLC: Classical Music Month

Classical Music Month


In 1994, President Bill Clinton designated September as Classical Music Month. What better way to celebrate with a Toast to National Classical Music Month featuring 8 musical pieces that are relatively well-known.

 List of classical and art music traditions -  introduction to Western, Malian, Ottoman Turkish, Persian, Azerbaijani, Afghan, Indian, East Asian, and Southeast Asian classical music traditions. is a site dedicated to classical music as known in Western historical and cultural tradition. The following links are starting points (they are from Naxos unless otherwise noted):

History of Classical Music - This site also has lists of recommended pieces pertaining to different time periods.

How to Celebrate Classical Music Month this September - Benefits of listening to classical music (Consulate Healthcare).

Listener's Job Description - "Your job is very simple: Be affected by the music".

Music Categories - What is the different betwen a concerto and a sonata? This page will explain these and other types of music.

Musical Instruments - What are percussion versus woodwind versus string instruments? This page helps explain and give example of the six categories of instruments in Western classical music.

Other classical music traditions have their individual instruments.

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These are a few of the e-books related to classical music accessible to LWLC patrons:

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Classical Music Sampler - "Hooked on Classics"

Despite the underlying disco beat, "Hooked on Classics" provides a sample of diferent composers' musical works. Text & selection: NF

Databases Related to Classical Music





These are the two most relevant to classical music. Check the Music subject page for additional resources.

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These are few of the books related to classical music accessible to LWLC patrons:

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