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Modern music allows composers to emulate traditional musical ideas while implementing their own creative approach, promoting complete freedom in all dimensions, including melody, rhythm, and chord progression. The development of audio recording technology was also very important to the development of modern music.

Featured Modern composers include:

Benjamin Britten
Simple Symphony
Playful Pizzicato


Composed in 1934
Performed by Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Richard Studt, conductor

Shows by Britten include:
About Benjamin Britten
The Simple Symphony
Pizzicato and Other Musical Terms
The Instruments of the Orchestra - Part 1
The Instruments of the Orchestra - Part 2

Aaron Copland
Rodeo
Hoe-Down


Composed in 1942
Performed by Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava)
Stephen Gunzenhauser, conductor

Shows by Copland include:
About Aaron Copland
Copland's Cowboy Ballets
Agnes de Mille
Rodeo
Classical Music in Commercials
What is a Fanfare
About Aaron Copland
Tiptoe Through the Fanfare
What's in a Name
Classical Music in Pop

Aaron Copland
Appalachian Spring
Variations on a Shaker Tune


Composed in 1944
Performed by Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava)
Stephen Gunzenhauser, conductor

Shows by Copland include:
About Aaron Copland
Copland's Cowboy Ballets
Agnes de Mille
Rodeo
Classical Music in Commercials
What is a Fanfare
About Aaron Copland
Tiptoe Through the Fanfare
What's in a Name
Classical Music in Pop

George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue
Andante


Composed in 1924
Performed by Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava)
Richard Hayman, conductor
Kathryn Selby, piano

Shows by Gershwin include:
About George Gershwin
What is a Rhapsody?
Rhapsody in Blue
Jazz in Classical Music

Gustav Holst
The Planets
Jupiter


Composed in 1914
Performed by CSR Symphony Orchestra
Adrian Leaper, conductor

Dmitri Kabalevsky
The Comedians
Galop


Composed in 1940
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Kenneth Jean, conductor

Shows by Kabalevsky include:
About Dmitri Kabalevsky
The Comedians Suite
What's a Galop
Musical Jokes
Incidental Music

Zoltán Kodály
Háry János Suite
Viennese Musical Clock


Composed in 1926
Performed by Hungarian State Orchestra
Mátyás Antal, conductor

Shows by Kodály include:
About Zoltán Kodály
The Story of Hary Janos
Classical Composers who Used Folk Music
The Kodaly Method

Sergei Prokofiev
Lt. Kijé Suite
Troika


Composed in 1933
Performed by Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Mogrelia, conductor

Shows by Prokofiev include:
Peter and the Wolf
About Sergei Prokofiev
Musical Sleigh Rides
How Suite It Is
The Story of Lt. Kije

Igor Stravinksy
The Firebird
Infernal Dance


Composed in 1910
Performed by BRT Philharmonic Orchestra
Alexander Rahbari, conductor

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