American Classical Music.
It isn’t all the same!

Classical music is so much more than Beethoven and Mozart! While their work was and is amazing, there are many talented composers right here in the U.S. (past and present) that you have likely never heard of. In a truly American way, each of the composers featured below had a vastly different approach to what… Continue reading American Classical Music.
It isn’t all the same!

In Case You Missed It:
American Composers Month

American Composers Month. It happened! But since it largely took place across the social web rather than on this website, here is a rundown of the awesome we blasted across the web for American Composers Month. And what a good month it was. Enjoy! 1. Gotta get things started with Aaron Copland and Rodeo, of… Continue reading In Case You Missed It:
American Composers Month

A month-long salute to American Composers begins today!

Every year at Salon97 we celebrate American composers in the month of July. The whole month! We kicked things off today with a post of all things Aaron Copland. Stop by to listen to a few tunes and grab some trivia! And keep your eye on this space for more great American composers stuff throughout… Continue reading A month-long salute to American Composers begins today!

Classical Music and Cinema: Beethoven and “Elephant”

The Moonlight Sonata is among the most recognized compositions by one of the most recognized composers. Filmmakers know this, so when they decide to use it, it’s not the musical counterpart to the hero getting out of bed (unless there’s a corpse in there with her) or buying a mop (unless it’s to stab a… Continue reading Classical Music and Cinema: Beethoven and “Elephant”