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American classical music is music written in the United States but in the European classical music tradition. It has been influenced by American folk music, jazz, blues, and pop styles.

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1. John Adams, 2. samuel barber, American composer, 3. Leonard Bernstein, 4. Bill Bolcom Arnold Weinstein, 5. John_Cage_m, 6. Aaron Copland, 7. John Corigliano, 8. Duke Ellington Statue, 9. george gershwin, 10. Excursión Lausanne-Ginebra, 11. Philip_Glass_018, 12. Aindamar Recording Session, 13. louis moreau gottschalk, American composer, 14. Strike Up the Band: Morton Gould, 15. Grand Canyon Suite, 16. Evan Whallon with composer Howard Hanson, 17. roy harris, American composer, 18. Charles Ives Stamp, 19. Scott Joplin player piano, 20. edward macdowell, American composer, 21. peter mennin, American composer, 22. walter piston, American composer, 23. B&W Terry Riley Surgery Dervishes, 24. george rochberg, American composer, 25. ned rorem, 26. frederick rzewski, American composer, 27. roy harris, American composer, 28. ruth crawford seeger, American composer, 29. William Grant Still, 30. ellen taaffe zwilich, American composer
American classical music is music written in the United States but in the European classical music tradition. In many cases, beginning in the 18th century, it has been influenced by American folk music styles; and from the 20th century to the present day it has often been influenced by folk, jazz, blues, and pop styles.
Many early American composers worked exclusively with European models, while others, such as William Billings, Supply Belcher, Daniel Read, Oliver Holden, and Justin Morgan, also known as the First New England School,
During the mid to late 19th century, a vigorous tradition of home-grown classical music developed, especially in New England. The composers of the Second New England School included such figures as George Whitefield Chadwick, Amy Beach, Edward MacDowell, and Horatio Parker, who was the teacher of Charles Ives. Many of these composers went to Europe — especially Germany — to study, but returned to the United States to compose, perform, and acquire students. Some of their stylistic descendants include 20th century composers such as Howard Hanson, Walter Piston, and Roger Sessions.
African-American composer Scott Joplin was one of the most significant self-defined classical composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is clear from Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag and his opera Treemonisha, that he is part of the classical tradition.
In the early 20th century, George Gershwin was greatly influenced by African American music. He created a convincing synthesis of music from several traditions. Similarly inclined was Leonard Bernstein, who at times mixed non-tonal music with Jazz.
Many of the major classical composers of the 20th century were influenced by folk traditions, none more quintessentially, perhaps, than Charles Ives or Aaron Copland. Other composers adopted features of folk music, from the Appalachians, the plains and elsewhere, including Roy Harris, Elmer Bernstein, William Schuman, David Diamond, Elie Siegmeister, and others. Yet other early to mid-20th century composers continued in the more experimental traditions, including such figures as Charles Ives, George Antheil, John Cage and Henry Cowell.
It was during the 20th Century that film music was first created. Over the evolution of the cinema the music took on greater and greater sophistication. Significant composers of film music include Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Bernard Hermann, Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams.
In the 1980s, after a period during which self-defined American "classical" composers like John Cage adopted atonal structures, Philip Glass revived tonality and traditional genres, such as opera in works like Einstein on the Beach. Glass helped create a mass market for "classical" music after audiences outside of the avant-garde had simply generally refused Modernist, atonal music. "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_classical_music"

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