Friday, January 21, 2011

Who is in your Top Ten?

Recently the nytimes did a series choosing the top 10 composers.

Who are the ”essential” composers/musicians that we should cover? When a student graduates from our schools they should be able to recognize major works by the artist, have a conversation about them, and have some sort of historical reference. More than ”Beethoven was deaf”.

Who do we think MUST be included? Lets recognize that their might be regional differences. Only pick ten.

Mine:
JS Bach
Mozart
Beethoven
Debussy
Stravinsky
Ellington
Louis Armstrong
Leonard Bernstein
The Beatles
Woody Guthrie