Friday, December 5, 2008
Twentieth Century: The First Fifty Years
Much that was happening in classical music in this period of time gets little notice. The result is that people miss significant developments. Jazz led in some cases and followed in others. Jewish composers were at the heart of this in Europe, America, and Israel. Unfortunately Hitler killed many composers of great worth and the Soviet Union drove many out or suppressed their creativity. This blog tells their stories and talks about their music. This fusion of jazz and classical music, with harmonic and rhythmic inventions that could not be thought of in the 19th Century, is the story of the 20th Century.