Geography of Music

Maps help illuminate the relationships among the various composers as well as connections between music and its broader historical and cultural context. In particular, they can show the importance of geography: the physical and cultural environments that influenced the music, from European capitals to the Americas. This is not a comprehensive atlas of music, but it will help connect some of our Keeping Score composers to each other and to the world around them.

Select a time period below to begin your journey:
Age of Revolutions
Age of Romanticism
Age of Emerging Modernism
Age of Art and Ideology
lead funding provided by
Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
with generous support from Nan Tucker McEvoy, The James Irvine Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Marcia and John Goldman, Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, William and Gretchen Kimball Fund, Lisa and John Pritzker, Mrs. Alfred S. Wilsey, Koret Foundation Fund, Lynn and Tom Kiley, Anita and Ronald Wornick, Roselyne Chroman Swig, Margaret Liu Collins & Edward B. Collins, the Acacia Foundation, Matt Cohler, The Bernard Osher Foundation, Betty and Jack Schafer, Felipe R. Santiago and Barry T. Joseph, Mary C. Falvey, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey P. Hays, Mark Heising and Liz Simons, David and Janyce Hoyt, Laurence and Michèle Corash, Helen Berggruen, and others.