American Composers

  1. First black soloist to sing with the Metropolitian Opera of New York City
    Marlan Anderson
  2. 20th century composer known for his Adagio for Strings, Knoxville: Summer of 1915, and Antony and Cleopatra- he won the 1958 Pulitzer Prize for his opera Vanessa and the 1956 Pulitzer for his Piano Concerto No. 1
    Samuel Barber
  3. 20th century Russian born songwriter
    Born Israel Baline
    Known for: Alexander's Ragtime Band, God Bless America, and White Christmas
    Irving Berlin
  4. 20th-century composer, conductor, and pianist known for his musical West
    Side Story, his ballet Fancy Free, and his Mass; the first American to conduct
    a major orchestra and the youngest ever to lead the New York Philharmonic
    Bernstein, Leonard
  5. 20th-century avant-garde composer of Suite for the Toy Piano who used flower
    pots, coffee cans, and other found objects as instruments in his compositions
    and is famous for his 4'33'', in which the performer makes no sound
    Cage, John
  6. New York City-born opera singer of Greek heritage noted for her fiery temperament,
    who gave up her U.S. citizenship in 1966 to become a Greek citizen
    Callas, Maria
  7. 20th-century showman best remembered for such songs as “The Yankee
    Doodle Boy,” “Give My Regards to Broadway,” and “Over There”
    Cohan, George M.
  8. 20th-century composer known for his ballets Appalachian Spring (a 1945
    Pulitzer Prize winner), Billy the Kid, and Rodeo, and for his orchestral work
    Fanfare for the Common Man
    Copland, Aaron
  9. 19th-century composer known for “Camptown Races,” “Old Folks at Home,” and “Oh! Susanna”
    Foster, Stephen
  10. 20th-century composer of Rhapsody in Blue, a work combining jazz and classical music, An American in Paris, and the music to the opera Porgy and Bess
    Gershwin, George
  11. 20th-century minimalist composer known for his operas Einstein on the
    Beach, Satyagraha, Akhanaten, and The Voyage
    Glass, Philip
  12. 20th-century composer best known for orchestrating Gershwin’s Rhapsody in
    Blue and composing The Grand Canyon Suite to express an American locale
    Grofé, Ferde
  13. 20th-century folk singer, guitarist, and composer who wrote over 1,000
    songs, mainly on social and political themes, and is best-known for “This
    Land Is Your Land”
    Guthrie, Woody
  14. 20th-century lyricist and librettist who collaborated on many musicals, especially
    with Richard Rodgers on Oklahoma! (a special 1944 Pulitzer citation
    winner), South Pacific (a 1950 Pulitzer Prize winner in drama), The King and
    I, The Flower Drum Song, and The Sound of Music
    Hammerstein II, Oscar
  15. 20th-century Lithuanian-born violinist known for his virtuoso technique
    Heifetz, Jascha
  16. 20th-century composer whose Symphony No. 3 won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize
    Ives, Charles
  17. 20th-century Italian-born composer who won 2 Pulitzer Prizes for music, one
    in 1950 for The Consul and the other in 1955 for The Saint of Bleecker Street,
    and is also known for his TV opera Amahl and the Night Visitors
    Menotti, Gian Carlo
  18. 20th-century composer and lyricist whose musicals include Kiss Me, Kateand Can- Can and whose songs include “Begin the Beguine” and “Let’s Do It
    Porter, Cole
  19. 20th-century composer who with Lorenz Hart wrote the musicals The Girl
    Friend and Pal Joey and with Oscar Hammerstein Oklahoma!, South Pacific,
    The King and I, The Flower Drum Song, and The Sound of Music
    Rodgers, Richard
  20. 20th-century Polish-born concert pianist famous for his interpretations of Chopin
    Rubinstein, Arthur
  21. 19th-20th century bandmaster and composer who is known as the “March
    King” and wrote “The Stars and Stripes Forever” and “Semper Fidelis”
    Sousa, John Philip
  22. 20th-century Russian-born violinist who won the 1981 Academy Award for a
    documentary film of his 1979 tour of China
    Stern, Isaac
  23. 20th-century conductor who led the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1912 to
    1935 and directed it in the animated film Fantasia
    Stokowski, Leopold
  24. 20th-century composer known for the opera Four Saints in Three Acts and
    for winning the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Louisiana Story
    Thomson, Virgil
  25. 20th-century German-American composer who wrote The Threepenny Opera
    Weill, Kurt
  26. 20th-century composer who wrote the official theme songs for the 1984, ‘88,
    ‘96, and 2002 Olympic Games and the music for the films E.T. and Star Wars
    Williams, John
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