20th Century Music Recordings

The second half of the 20th century was void of a dominant style in music composition. The aftermath of WWII, the advances in terms of recording and information technology, and the global political and economic context all played a role in the rise of new artistic and musical movements. Indeterminacy and chance (which had been championed by Charles Ives) rose as techniques and were adapted by the so-called New York School (John Cage, Christian Wolff, Morton Feldman). Electronic music and musique concreté redifined the potential of every sound as musical material. Minimalism challenged the narrative characterization of music, and, in general terms, most of the trends questioned, at one point of other, the traditional definitions of 'composer', 'performer', 'audience', etc. Popular and academic music influenced each other like never before in history, and the line between them became undefinable in some cases.

Title Composer Form Instrument Ratings
A te che per sempre Massimiliano Pascucci Cantata Choir
Fassbaender Various Compilation Voice(s) and Instruments
In memorial of Arrigo Boito Arturo Toscanini Compilation Orchestra
John McCormack Compilation Various Compilation Solo voice(s)
Maria Callas by Various Artists Various Compilation Voice(s) and Instruments
Concerto no. 13 Frank Pelleg Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
2 Romanian Folk Dances, Op. 8a Béla Bartók Dance Piano
Carry On Bach (3 Fugues for Wind Trio) Paul Arden-Taylor Fugue Chamber group
Libere e lievi Bruno Bettinelli Madrigal Solo voice(s)
Bullets and Bayonets John Philip Sousa March Wind Ensemble
King Cotton John Philip Sousa March Wind Ensemble
Semper Fidelis John Philip Sousa March Wind Ensemble
Semper Fidelis John Philip Sousa March Wind Ensemble
Semper Fidelis John Philip Sousa March Wind Ensemble
Operatic Recital Various Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Instruments
Blue Tango Leroy Anderson Piano piece Piano
Forgotten Dreams Leroy Anderson Piano piece Piano
In a Persian Market Albert Ketèlbey Piano piece Orchestra
'Malagueña', from Suite Andalucía Ernesto Lecuona Piano piece Piano
'Malagueña', from Suite Andalucía Ernesto Lecuona Piano piece Piano