Peace Pieces — Pacifism in Classical Music

By George Preston |

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music for peace and pacifismListening to classical music can often provide a general sense of peace and tranquility, but there are some great compositions that eloquently express the senselessness of war or promote pacifism as their central theme. In coordination with the release of FIRSTHAND: Gun Violence, a digital documentary series on Chicago’s gun violence epidemic from our sister station WTTW, here are some of the greatest classical “pieces of peace.”