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The traditional folk music of the Bavarian culture of the Alpine mountain region remains largely unchanged from its 19th century peak; a recent rise in the number of amateur players resulted in a new interest in the preservation of authenticity and tradition. At the same time, however, Bavarian music has been subject to radical reassessment -- many contemporary performers are committed to experimentation, regularly fusing traditional Alpine music with wildly eclectic sounds adopted from various points across the globe.

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