Charles Wakefield Cadman

Born: 24th December 1881

Died: 30th December 1946

Birthplace: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA

Charles Wakefield Cadman was an American composer. Cadman first and foremost was a serious composer who wrote for nearly every genre. His chamber music works are generally considered among his best. He introduced elements of ragtime music into the classical music format, anticipating Gershwin, Stravinsky, and Milhaud, among others. His Piano Trio, Op. 56, composed in 1913, drew the critics' attention and praise for his innovations.

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