American concert music emerged in the early 20th century as a synthesis of musical types and influences. Trace its dynamic mix of elements, encompassing West African rhythm and melodic structures, blues, ragtime, jazz, popular song, and European modernism. Study how Copland used "microtonal" melodies to create a dramatically compelling set of variations--a work that is "American" to its core.
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