This guide uses "classical music" as a loose expression, not as a designation of the music period (1750-1830). The following definition may serve the purpose:
‘classical music’ is used as a generic term meaning the opposite of light or popular mus[ic].
Kennedy, Michael, and Joyce Bourne Kennedy. "classical." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music.: Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Books are shelved according to the Library of Congress Classification scheme indicated by Call Numbers.
Books in music are in Call Number "M" area with the following subclasses:
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