Musicians in History – Modern Era

The Modern Era of Music

The Modern Era of music is characterized by an attitude of “anything goes!” Composers became less concerned with following the rules and began experimenting. Some composers moved so far away from the conventions of early music that you may not recognize it as music anything like what you have heard before.

Click here to explore the Modern Era at Kids Music Corner.
Click here to explore the Modern Era at Classics for Kids.

Adams | Barber | Bernstein | Chance | Copland | Ellington | Gershwin | Glass | Holst | Joplin | Kabalevsky | Kodály | Prokofiev | Ravel | Rodgers | Sondheim | Sousa | Stravinsky | Walwyn |Whitacre | Williams

See the video for a quick overview of the Modern Era of Music.