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Have you ever wanted to get into classical music, but you just did't feel like you could understand it? This lecture, "An Introduction to Classical Music", will help you to gain more context that will increase your enjoyment of the music of the great masters. We will briefly touch on four musical selections that will highlight a variety of stylistic characteristics from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th Century periods. In the lecture we will talk about the historical and political situations surrounding the composition of these monumental pieces, as well as personal stories of the composers. We will also briefly touch on a few simple musical concepts that will help you more appreciate the genius of these works of art. The recordings to be presented have been specially curated by Dr. Aaron Prillaman for their expressive quality.