Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 81: The Contemporary Era


We are finishing up our 4-part series on the four major periods of music history in this episode by learning about the era you and I are currently living in — the Contemporary Era of music.

The music of our time is VAST in style. You’re going to hear works today from composers who had many different ideas about how to create music.

Be sure to check out all the links I’ve included below to learn more about some of the composers from this period that we’ve discussed previously on the podcast.



Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Episode 78: The Baroque Era

Episode 79: The Classical Era

Episode 80: The Romantic Era

Previous Episodes About Contemporary Composers:

Episode 23: Scott Joplin

Episode 53: The Life of Claude Debussy (overlaps Romantic and Contemporary period)

Episode 57: The Life and Music of Villa-Lobos

Episode 66: The Life and Music of Florence Price


Music Heard in this Episode:

Scott Joplin – Ragtime

Reich: Piano Phase

H A N S Zimmer Ultimate Mix – The Most Beautiful Film Music

Debussy – Arabesque No.1 and No.2

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 81

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you that includes some music from today’s episode as a few additional songs from the Modern Era. You can view the videos I’ve complied here.

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