What is "Western Music"
We have a love of labeling to the point of distraction. We like to categorise everything. Unfortunately, in music, this only serves to create pre-conceptions that are not at all accurate. "Western" classical music is much more diverse than the term implies, much more wide reaching and far more universally capable than the credit it's given. Sure, there are other types of music, but given time, classical music composers will eventually take these types on as well. Perhaps a better name (if we need to have one) would be Collectively Classical music - music that is Classic (stands the test of time) and yet a collection of many different types and influences.