10 centuries of classical music Composers (Asia)

 

Hisaishi or Mansurian? Paliashvili or Ifukube? It is difficult for inquiring minds to tackle such abundant fields as classical music and opera, covering 10 centuries of history: there are thousands of composers. Making a selection of musicians, such as a “top 10” for example, is a difficult and subjective exercise. A musical selection is often the expression of personal preferences or artistic opinions, very interesting but also very different according to critics or musicologists, or simply influenced by the context: will an English composer not be instinctively privileged by an English critic?

For example: in France, Charles Gounod, a 19th century French composer, is more easily mentioned than the Norwegian Edvard Grieg, who is more recognized in the world.

Timeline of classical music composers in Asia

Whoever wants to discover classical music or opera does not always have an experienced music lover, an expert or an educator at his or her side to support and guide him or her in these fields. So : Hisaishi (Japanese composer and musician) or Mansurian (composer) ? Hajibeyov (Azerbaijani composer) or Er (Composed the national anthem of the People's Republic of China) ? However, the knowledge available about musicians is enormous. It was processed to select the 10, 25, 50... most popular composers around the world, for those living or having lived en Asia, . And this objectively, and for the first time (soClassiQ exclusivity).

Composers rendered as a timeline to bring a little perspective:

ComposersConductorsLyrical singersPerformers WorldwideEuropeNorth AmericaSouth AmericaAsiaOceaniaAfrica 2020

This timeline is interactive to navigate through the ages (from 1400), or eras : medieval music, renaissance, baroque music (Bach...), classical period (Mozart...), romantic music (Beethoven...), XXth (Stravinsky), or across continents (with ).

Top 10 classical musiccomposers in Asia

Who are these greatest composers, the most famous in Asia? The works of these musician have shaped the history of classical music and lyric art. There are those you probably know, or at least by name and the others.

Here are these 10 classical music composers, renowned artists from around the world:


Curious to know their most emblematic works? Just a click away to discover them.

The selections of musicians (classical music composers) proposed by soClassiQ are based exclusively on algorithms. The same applies to their works, the performers, the lyrical singers, les orchestras, the conductors and the venues : opera houses, concert halls or festivals.

What about the others? 25, 50 or more?

Summarizing to 10 musician names such a wide and diverse field may seem extreme or too simplistic for those who know classical music and lyrical art well, for those who can easily name 50 or more classical music composers. Yamada, Ma, Vanessa-Mae, Tariverdiev, Klemperer, Ts'ong, Uchida...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 18000 composers. So here is a selection of some composers, in Asia, widely recognized around the world:

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Bileg Damdinsuren10 centuries of classical music
1919-1992 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Ikuma Dan10 centuries of classical music
1924-2001 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Hossein Dehlavi10 centuries of classical music
1927-2019 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Victor Dolidze10 centuries of classical music
1890-1933 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Tan <strong>Dun</strong> Tan Dun10 centuries of classical music
age 62 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer


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Vakhtang Kakhidze10 centuries of classical music
age 61 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Joseph Kaminski10 centuries of classical music
1903-1972 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Gia Kancheli10 centuries of classical music
1935-2019 (20th century)
Composer

Hitomi Kaneko10 centuries of classical music
age 55 (20th century)
Composer

Yoko <strong>Kanno</strong> Yoko Kanno10 centuries of classical music
age 56 (20th century)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Shigeru Kan-no10 centuries of classical music
age 61 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Anna Kasyan10 centuries of classical music
age 38 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Mine Kawakami10 centuries of classical music
age 50 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Hiba Kawas10 centuries of classical music
age 47 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Masaru Kawasaki10 centuries of classical music
1924-2018 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Karen Khachaturian10 centuries of classical music
1920-2011 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Quddus Khojamyarov10 centuries of classical music
1918-1994 (20th century)
Composer

Yasuji Kiyose10 centuries of classical music
1900-1981 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Otto <strong>Klemperer</strong> Otto Klemperer10 centuries of classical music
1885-1973 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Nobu Kōda10 centuries of classical music
1870-1946 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Momo Kodama10 centuries of classical music
age 48 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Jo Kondo10 centuries of classical music
age 72 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Koji <strong>Kondo</strong> Koji Kondo10 centuries of classical music
age 58 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Hidemaro Konoye10 centuries of classical music
1898-1973 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Mark Kopytman10 centuries of classical music
1929-2011 (20th century)
Composer

Mayako Kubo10 centuries of classical music
age 72 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Mina Kubota10 centuries of classical music
age 48 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Tetsunosuke Kushida10 centuries of classical music
age 85 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

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Yo-Yo <strong>Ma</strong> Yo-Yo Ma10 centuries of classical music
age 64 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Ibrahim Maalouf10 centuries of classical music
age 39 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Aleksandre Machavariani10 centuries of classical music
1913-1995 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Muslim <strong>Magomayev</strong> Muslim Magomayev10 centuries of classical music
1885-1937 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Muslim <strong>Magomayev</strong> Muslim Magomayev10 centuries of classical music
1942-2008 (20th century)
Conductor, Lyrical singer & Composer

Abdylas Maldybaev10 centuries of classical music
1906-1978 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Arif Malikov10 centuries of classical music
1933-2019 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Michio Mamiya10 centuries of classical music
age 90 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Tigran Mansurian10 centuries of classical music
age 81 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Cheng Maoyun10 centuries of classical music
1900-1957 (20th century)
Composer

Abd al-Qadir Maraghi10 centuries of classical music
1353-1435 (Medieval)
Performer & Composer

Yoritsune Matsudaira10 centuries of classical music
1907-2001 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Teizo Matsumura10 centuries of classical music
1929-2007 (20th century)
Composer

Isao Matsushita10 centuries of classical music
1951-2018 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Toshiro Mayuzumi10 centuries of classical music
1929-1997 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Alexander Melik-Pashayev10 centuries of classical music
1905-1964 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Minoru Miki10 centuries of classical music
1930-2011 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Veli Mukhatov10 centuries of classical music
1916-2005 (20th century)
Composer


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Ali Rahbari10 centuries of classical music
age 72 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer


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Wadih Sabra10 centuries of classical music
1876-1952 (20th century)
Composer

Shigeaki Saegusa10 centuries of classical music
age 77 (20th century)
Composer

Toshihiko Sahashi10 centuries of classical music
age 60 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Hideo Saito10 centuries of classical music
1902-1974 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Ryuichi <strong>Sakamoto</strong> Ryuichi Sakamoto10 centuries of classical music
age 68 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Huseyngulu Sarabski10 centuries of classical music
1879-1945 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Ghazaros Saryan10 centuries of classical music
1920-1998 (20th century)
Composer

Kentaro Sato10 centuries of classical music
age 39 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Vladimir Shainsky10 centuries of classical music
1925-2017 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Mohammad Shams10 centuries of classical music
age 65 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Ding Shande10 centuries of classical music
1911-1995 (20th century)
Composer

Anoushka Shankar10 centuries of classical music
age 38 (20th century)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Bright Sheng10 centuries of classical music
age 64 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Noam Sheriff10 centuries of classical music
1935-2018 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Liu Shikun10 centuries of classical music
age 81 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Keisuke Shinohara10 centuries of classical music
1959-2011 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Mieko Shiomi10 centuries of classical music
age 82 (20th century)
Composer

Xiao Shuxian10 centuries of classical music
1905-1991 (20th century)
Composer

S. P. Somtow10 centuries of classical music
age 67 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Yeol Eum <strong>Son</strong> Yeol Eum Son10 centuries of classical music
age 34 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Dang Thai Son10 centuries of classical music
age 61 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Eitan Steinberg10 centuries of classical music
age 65 (20th century)
Composer

Cong Su10 centuries of classical music
age 63 (20th century)
Composer

Masaaki <strong>Suzuki</strong> Masaaki Suzuki10 centuries of classical music
age 66 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer


Some composers to be celebrated very soon

Next month, more than 40 important artists and musicians will be honoured. In July 2020 some of them may celebrate a special anniversary. For others, amateurs and enthusiasts will celebrate the bicentenary of their birth or the fiftieth anniversary of their death for example. Among them, some famous composers:

on 6, Władysław Szpilman (1911-2000), 20th anniversary (Death),
on 7, Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), 160th anniversary (Birth),
on 15, Leopold von Auer (1845-1930), 90th anniversary (Death),
on 24, Ernest Bloch (1880-1959), 140th anniversary (Birth),
on 28, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), 270th anniversary (Death),
...

There are others to discover. And it is not too late to focus on the June 2020 celebrations (20+).

Always good opportunities to discover or deepen, (re)listen, explore the vastness and diversity of classical music...

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Last update : 2020-06-01

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