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 classical music written in the U.S. is and should be. A small survey of an expansive and fascinating world… John
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 Beef Commercial fame! 2. We then continue on to listen to the colonial tunes of none other than Supply Belcher.
For those moments when you need to take a deep breath and chill out for a few minutes, listen to the pieces featured in this month’s podcast!
It’s high time we get a female composer represented up in here! Amy Beach is super awesome, so she’s the first. b. Henniker, New Hampshire, September 5, 1867 d. New York, New York, December 27, 1944 From an early age it was obvious that Amy Cheney Beach was a musical prodigy, and though her mother was a piano teacher, she resisted the fact that her daughter embodied such vast musical talent — Beach was forbidden