10 centuries of classical music Composers (South America)

 

Lima or Guarnieri? Gardel or Villa-Lobos? 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 South America

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 : Lima (Brazilian musician) or Guarnieri (Brazilian composer) ? Argerich (Argentine pianist) or Ginastera (Argentine 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 South America, . 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 South America

Who are these greatest composers, the most famous in South America? 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. Piazzolla, Guastavino, Carreño, Robles, Barrios, Schifrin, Novaes...

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

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Luis <strong>Bacalov</strong> Luis Bacalov10 centuries of classical music
1933-2017 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Eduardo Banks10 centuries of classical music
age 41 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Silvio Barbato10 centuries of classical music
1959-2009 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Agustín <strong>Barrios</strong> Agustín Barrios10 centuries of classical music
1885-1944 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Carmen Barros10 centuries of classical music
age 95 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt10 centuries of classical music
1925-2010 (20th century)
Composer

Herman <strong>Bemberg</strong> Herman Bemberg10 centuries of classical music
1859-1931 (Romantic)
Composer

Esteban <strong>Benzecry</strong> Esteban Benzecry10 centuries of classical music
age 50 (20th century)
Composer

Arturo Berutti10 centuries of classical music
1858-1938 (Romantic)
Composer

Daniel Binelli10 centuries of classical music
age 74 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Próspero Bisquertt10 centuries of classical music
1881-1959 (20th century)
Composer

Alceo Bocchino10 centuries of classical music
1918-2013 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Felipe <strong>Boero</strong> Felipe Boero10 centuries of classical music
1884-1958 (20th century)
Composer

Luiz Bonfá10 centuries of classical music
1922-2001 (20th century)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Cristina Braga10 centuries of classical music
age 54 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Antônio Francisco Braga10 centuries of classical music
1868-1945 (20th century)
Composer

Carlos López <strong>Buchardo</strong> Carlos López Buchardo10 centuries of classical music
1881-1948 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer


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Constantino <strong>Gaito</strong> Constantino Gaito10 centuries of classical music
1878-1945 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Gerardo Gandini10 centuries of classical music
1936-2013 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

José Maurício Nunes <strong>Garcia</strong> José Maurício Nunes Garcia10 centuries of classical music
1767-1830 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Eduardo García-Mansilla10 centuries of classical music
1871-1930 (20th century)
Composer

Pedro García Velásquez10 centuries of classical music
age 36 (20th century)
Composer

Carlos <strong>Gardel</strong> Carlos Gardel10 centuries of classical music
1890-1935 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Gilardo <strong>Gilardi</strong> Gilardo Gilardi10 centuries of classical music
1889-1963 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Alberto <strong>Ginastera</strong> Alberto Ginastera10 centuries of classical music
1916-1983 (20th century)
Composer

Tomás <strong>Giribaldi</strong> Tomás Giribaldi10 centuries of classical music
1847-1930 (Romantic)
Composer

Maria Isabel Curubeto Godoy10 centuries of classical music
1904-1959 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Osvaldo <strong>Golijov</strong> Osvaldo Golijov10 centuries of classical music
age 59 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Antônio Carlos <strong>Gomes</strong> Antônio Carlos Gomes10 centuries of classical music
1836-1896 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Chiquinha <strong>Gonzaga</strong> Chiquinha Gonzaga10 centuries of classical music
1847-1935 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Carlos Grätzer10 centuries of classical music
age 64 (20th century)
Composer

Remigio Acevedo Guajardo10 centuries of classical music
1863-1911 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Camargo Guarnieri10 centuries of classical music
1907-1993 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Carlos <strong>Guastavino</strong> Carlos Guastavino10 centuries of classical music
1912-2000 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

César Guerra-Peixe10 centuries of classical music
1914-1993 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Alberto Guerrero10 centuries of classical music
1886-1959 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Gerardo Guevara10 centuries of classical music
age 89 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer


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Mauricio <strong>Kagel</strong> Mauricio Kagel10 centuries of classical music
1931-2008 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

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Ernst Mahle10 centuries of classical music
age 91 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Mesías Maiguashca10 centuries of classical music
age 81 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Claudio Maldonado10 centuries of classical music
age 40 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Virtú Maragno10 centuries of classical music
1928-2004 (20th century)
Composer

Luis Otero Martínez-Siegenthaler10 centuries of classical music
age 56 (20th century)
Conductor, Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Eduardo <strong>Marturet</strong> Eduardo Marturet10 centuries of classical music
age 66 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Juan Bautista <strong>Massa</strong> Juan Bautista Massa10 centuries of classical music
1885-1938 (20th century)
Composer

Carlos Mastropietro10 centuries of classical music
age 62 (20th century)
Composer

Martín Matalon10 centuries of classical music
age 61 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Jean-Baptiste Matho10 centuries of classical music
1663-1743 (Baroque)
Composer

Anacleto de Medeiros10 centuries of classical music
1866-1907 (Romantic)
Composer

Sergio Mesa10 centuries of classical music
age 77 (20th century)
Composer

Francisco Mignone10 centuries of classical music
1897-1986 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Ronaldo Miranda10 centuries of classical music
age 72 (20th century)
Composer

José Ángel <strong>Montero</strong> José Ángel Montero10 centuries of classical music
1832-1881 (Romantic)
Composer

Gabriela <strong>Montero</strong> Gabriela Montero10 centuries of classical music
age 50 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Cholo Montironi10 centuries of classical music
age 88 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Roberto García Morillo10 centuries of classical music
1911-2003 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Eli-Eri Moura10 centuries of classical music
age 57 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Ricardo Moyano10 centuries of classical music
age 59 (20th century)
Performer & Composer


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Ernesto <strong>Nazareth</strong> Ernesto Nazareth10 centuries of classical music
1863-1934 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Alberto <strong>Nepomuceno</strong> Alberto Nepomuceno10 centuries of classical music
1864-1920 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

John Neschling10 centuries of classical music
age 73 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Marlos Nobre10 centuries of classical music
age 81 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Guiomar Novaes10 centuries of classical music
1895-1979 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Juan Carlos Núñez10 centuries of classical music
age 73 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer


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Luis H. Salgado10 centuries of classical music
1903-1977 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Bruno Sanfilippo10 centuries of classical music
age 54 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Gustavo <strong>Santaolalla</strong> Gustavo Santaolalla10 centuries of classical music
age 68 (20th century)
Composer

Arthur Napoleão dos <strong>Santos</strong> Arthur Napoleão dos Santos10 centuries of classical music
1843-1925 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Ángel Sauce10 centuries of classical music
1911-1995 (20th century)
Composer

Lalo <strong>Schifrin</strong> Lalo Schifrin10 centuries of classical music
age 88 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Alfredo Schiuma10 centuries of classical music
1885-1963 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

José Serebrier10 centuries of classical music
age 81 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Honorio <strong>Siccardi</strong> Honorio Siccardi10 centuries of classical music
1897-1963 (20th century)
Composer

Francisco Manuel da <strong>Silva</strong> Francisco Manuel da Silva10 centuries of classical music
1795-1865 (Romantic)
Conductor, Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Oreste <strong>Sindici</strong> Oreste Sindici10 centuries of classical music
1828-1905 (Romantic)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Vicente Emilio Sojo10 centuries of classical music
1887-1974 (20th century)
Composer

Juan María Solare10 centuries of classical music
age 53 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

João de Souza Lima10 centuries of classical music
1898-1982 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Carlos Stella10 centuries of classical music
age 59 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Oscar Strasnoy10 centuries of classical music
age 49 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Augusto Stresser10 centuries of classical music
1871-1918 (Romantic)
Composer

Susana Baron Supervielle10 centuries of classical music
1910-2004 (20th century)
Composer


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Victor Torres10 centuries of classical music
age 61 (20th century)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer


U

Floro Ugarte10 centuries of classical music
1884-1975 (20th century)
Performer & Composer


Some composers to be celebrated very soon

Next month, more than 30 important artists and musicians will be honoured. In September 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 14, Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842), 260th anniversary (Birth),
on 20, Gilles Binchois (1400-1460), 560th anniversary (Death),
on 23, Alexander Arutiunian (1920-2012), 100th anniversary (Birth),
on 28, Florent Schmitt (1870-1958), 150th anniversary (Birth),
on 30, Johan Svendsen (1840-1911), 180th anniversary (Birth),
...

There are others to discover. And it is not too late to focus on the August 2020 celebrations (40+).

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

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Last update : 2020-08-01

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