American Classical Composers Web Poll


These are the results of an Internet survey taken in 1999.

As chosen by readers,  here are the...       

  Top 10 Favorite American Composers
From The Past

(Aaron Copland with Leonard Bernstein)


1. Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

           2. George Gershwin (1898-1937) 

3. Charles Ives (1874-1954)

4. Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

5. George Whitefield Chadwick (1854-1931) 

6. Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884-1920)

7. Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

8. Duke Ellington (1899-1974)

9. Roy Harris (1898-1979)

10. Randall Thompson (1899-1984)



Other American Composers  

 Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Edward MacDowell


There were 25 other American composers who were chosen by web voters in this poll but did not have enough votes to make the Top Ten.

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