Great American classical music

The United States and its classical music tradition take the spotlight in this dedicated playlist! For many years, American classical music was heavily influenced by the European model; not until the 19th century, especially with the arrival of Antonin Dvořák at the National Conservatory in New York, did a distinctive musical language emerge, bearing the marks of local, native, and Creole idioms. Explore some of the greatest American and American-adjacent music: legendary composers, Big Five orchestras, rarely heard works, and world-renowned conductors await below!