Contemporary Classical Music and Composers


Contemporary classical music usually refers to a period from the mid-1970s to the present day or music styles that followed modernism. Sometimes, however, the term contemporary classical music encompasses all modern musical forms after 1945.

Forms of Contemporary Classical Music and Notable Composers

Although many forms of contemporary classical music trace their roots before 1975, the era until the mid-1970s was mainly dominated by modern musical forms. These finally retreated after 1975 but weren’t followed by a distinct musical style like this was the case in the past. Instead, modernism was followed by multiple styles including: