About this playlist
This playlist of American Pioneers begins with Charles Ives and concludes, in its present guise, with Andrew Norman. Two composers feature twice - Elliott Carter and Steve Reich. This is partly because their divergent influence is so immeasurable, and so contrasted, but also because I have been lucky enough to work with and premiere pieces by them both.
Regardless, however, of whatever ‘school’ might typically float your imagination, this list shows once again the extraordinary diversity and wealth of musical culture that has developed in that continent over the course of approximately one century of music.