I will add to this listening list periodically. This list is not meant to be all inclusive, but to be an overview of classical and electroacoustic compositions and composers from the past century.

Visitors are welcome to add their own composers and add music links to the listed composers. Please keep composers to classical and/or jazz composers of the last one hundred years (1910-present).

Arnold Schonberg
"A Survivor from Warsaw": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGWai0SEpUQ&feature=list_related&playnext=1&list=MLGxdCwVVULXcU4eUYP1JnEFrWTpl5B1Wj

John Adams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY1PeH9fg5A

Summertime from Gershwin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7-Qa92Rzbk

Ellen Taffe Zwilich

Steve Reich

Pauline Oliveros

Aaron Copland

Ticheli

David Maslanka

Tan Dun

Bela Bartok

Stockhausen "Song for Youths": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XfeWp2y1Lk

Stockhausen "Helicopter String Quartet": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13D1YY_BvWU

Alban Berg "Wozzeck" Opera: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHl7ZxWPYMs&feature=fvst

Leonard Bernstein
Official West Side Story page
http://www.westsidestory.com/
America
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QS7wWzwak4
Tonight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_QffCZs-bg&feature=related

John Cage
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Debussy: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=25805713168946286

Maple Leaf Rag by Joplin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMAtL7n_-rc&feature=player_embedded

Tan Dun

Bernard Hermann

John Williams

Wendy Carlos

Nam June Paik

Chen Yi

Alex Shapiro

Ravi Shankar

Keiko Abe performing her Prism Rhapsody
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnjGOB6fmT8

Edgar Varese
Ionization: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9mg4KHqRPw

Philip Glass (movie score Koyaanisqatsi)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFBijDU8PpE

Alice Shields (an electronic music pioneer) Study for Voice and Tape
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vTRZPLyKX0

Mary Lou Newmark: http://www.greenangelmusic.com/#

Eric Whitacre: http://ericwhitacre.com/the-virtual-choir

Jennifer Higdon: http://www.jenniferhigdon.com/orchestralworks.html

Stravinsky's Rite of Spring : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uMfXh4OOx8

Milton Babbitt

Terry Riley

Maurice Ravel

Orlando Garcia

Arthur Honegger

Darius Milhaud

Carlos Chavez

Amy Beach

Roger Sessions

Paul Hindemith

American Aaron Copland "HoeDown" (Yes, its the song from the Beef Commercial)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqah1rucyRg

Charles Ive's "Putnam's Camp" (This piece is supposed to be the sound of several marching bands converging on the same spot as they played different popular patriotic sounds in the town square).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aJtkve8jeE

Henry Cowell

George Antheil

Samuel Barber

David Diamond

Diamonda Galas

Karel Husa

Bebe Barron

Pierre Boulez

Ligeti

British Composer Benjamin Britten "Frank Bridge Variations"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeyGDOLJUmM

Cuban Composer Tania Leon "Tumbao"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lt0kORNEn8

Peter Maxwell Davies

Davidosky

Eve Beglarian

African-American Composer William Grant Still "Afro-American Symphony"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3JnMapsJMo

John Rutter: http://www.johnrutter.com/

Toru Takemitsu

Elliott Carter