Classical Connections to U.S. History
by Ellen Wilmeth. Explore United States history and its connections to Western classical music with this all-in-one resource. Historical periods (and featured composers) include: the New World (Desprez, Palestrina), the Colonial Period (Bach, Vivaldi), the Mid-1700s (Scarlatti, Gluck), the American War of Independence (Haydn, Mozart), the War of 1812 (Beethoven, Schubert), the Civil War (Liszt, Brahms), the Industrial Revolution (Ravel, Elgar), and the early 20th Century (Holst, Prokofiev). The accompanying CD contains excerpts of some of the featured composers’ masterpieces.
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