The Music of 1951

In 1951, there was not yet a clear delineation of the old guard giving way to the new. Duke Ellington, an elder statesman of jazz, released his Masterpiece, while fresh faces like Thelonious Monk and Wynton Kelly each came out with significant works of their own.

Jazz was where most of the musical invention was happening at this time, but disparate genres such as country and classical had noteworthy progressivists of their own.

Also, Doris Day!





  • Classical Check-Up
    • Pierre Boulez
    • Benjamin Britten
    • Elliott Carter
    • Henri Dutilleux
    • Igor Stravinsky

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