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Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music. While a more precise term is also used to refer to the period from 1750 to 1820, this article is about the broad span of time from before the 6th century AD to the present day, which includes the Classical period and various other periods. The central norms of this tradition became codified between 1550 and 1900, which is known as the common-practice period. The major time divisions of Western art music are as follows:the ancient music period, before 500 AD the early music period, which includes the Medieval (500–1400) including the ars antiqua (1170–1310) the ars nova (1310–1377) the ars subtilior (1360–1420) the Renaissance (1400–1600) eras. Baroque (1600–1750) the galant music period (1720s–1770s) the common-practice period, which includes Baroque (1600–1750) the galant music period (1720s–1770s) Classical (1750–1820) Romantic eras (c.1780–1910) the 20th and 21st centuries (1901–present) which includes: the modern (1890–1930) that overlaps from the late-19th century, impressionism that also overlaps from the late-19th century neoclassicism (1920–1950), predominantly in the inter-war period the high modern (1930–present) the postmodern (1930–present) eras the experimental (1950–present) contemporary
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