tonal idiom:

1) Conservatism Many composers think the old way of doing things is the better way and don’t think tonality is “mined out”

2) Populism/Nationalism Many composers choose to write accessible music to stay connected with a larger audience

3) Compulsion

Shostakovich

Aaron Copland

Fanfare for the Common Many
Hoedown from Rodeo

Cage

Sonatas

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