Jazz combines the virtuosic technique of the best classical music artists, with the emotional energy of traditional music. Particularly in the United States, 20th-century composers like Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin have tested the boundaries between classical music and jazz. Listen for improvised variations on a familiar theme, and prominent rhythms that seem to move in a playful dialogue with the melodic line.

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