Impressionism gave us more than whimsical, inspiring art. It introduced us to a whole new way to hear and play music. Learn more about this imaginative era.
The blues are full of soul and sorrow, but that doesn’t stop people from loving them. Learn more about this genre’s cultural roots and its evolution.
Hip-hop, though often associated with rap music, is a genre all its own with strong historical and cultural roots. Learn more about the NYC-born phenomenon.
What do you know about ska music? Many people mistake it for reggae. While they do have similarities and shared roots, ska is in fact its own distinct genre.
Rock and roll got its start at an important time in America’s history. Read more about its major influencers and how it brought a nation together.
Many pieces from the Romantic era were instrumental (no pun intended!) in the development of modern music. A number of works from this period are still widely known today. Learn more about this important time in music history.