Modern music post-1945 saw composers using instruments in new and unexpected ways, reimagining the concepts of melody, timbre, and rhythm along the way.
Posts by Sarah Tyrrell
Modernist composers went beyond writing new music, to reinventing music itself. Listen to their astonishing expressions of psychosis, memory, and faith.
Spanning two world wars, the advent of the automobile, airplane, and radio – the Modernist Era’s revolutionary music reflects a massive cultural upheaval.
Driven by new audiences hungry for sensation, the heroic Romantic Era celebrity composers drove performers to unsurpassed levels of instrumental virtuosity.
Way beyond candlelit dinners, Romantic-era composers fascinated new audiences with extreme musical tales of love, death, nature, and the supernatural.
Classical Era composers mastered musical form to frame their myriad thoughts and emotions. Learn how to listen for form in the music of Beethoven and Haydn.
Classical Era composers – like Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven – packed balanced, symmetrical musical forms with emotional range, contrast, and catchy tunes.
The 400-year-old Baroque—with its stark contrasts, passionate melodies, and motoric rhythms—has never been more popular than it is today. Find out why.
During the flowering of humanistic culture, Renaissance masters wove tapestries of human voices into deep expressions of faith and playful tales of love.
Surprise your ears with the wide range of tango, celebrating more than 150 years of innovation with all its moody, playful, and emotional rhythmic energy.
Discover 5 astonishingly beautiful tracks by Heitor Villa-Lobos, who infuses classical forms with Brazilian spirit to create a musical language all his own.
Join us to explore the timeless genre of chant music. Open your ears to these five chant songs and chant’s integration into modern day music.