Holley or Sculthorpe? Benjamin or Lanchbery? 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?
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 : Holley (Australian composer) or Sculthorpe (Australian composer) ? Lentz (Luxembourg / Australian composer) or Grainer (British composer) ? 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 Oceania, . And this objectively, and for the first time (soClassiQ exclusivity).
Composers rendered as a timeline to bring a little perspective:
Who are these greatest composers, the most famous in Oceania? 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.
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. Kats-Chernin, Hough, Howard, Poglietti, Edwards, Stolz, Carr...
At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 18000 composers. So here is a selection of some composers, in Oceania, widely recognized around the world:
Dorothy Quita Buchanan10 centuries of classical music
age 74 (20th century)
Peggy Glanville-Hicks10 centuries of classical music
1912-1990 (20th century)
Constantine Koukias10 centuries of classical music
age 54 (20th century)
Alessandro Poglietti10 centuries of classical music
1700c-1683 (20th century)
Performer & Composer
Margaret Sutherland10 centuries of classical music
1897-1984 (20th century)
Performer & Composer
Martin Wesley-Smith10 centuries of classical music
1945-2019 (20th century)
Michael F. Williams10 centuries of classical music
age 58 (20th century)
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),
Always good opportunities to discover or deepen, (re)listen, explore the vastness and diversity of classical music...
Last update : 2020-06-01