The 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900) North America

 

Bull or Hanson? Cowell or Stravinsky? 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, between 1850 and 1900 in North 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 : Bull (Norwegian violinist) or Hanson (American composer, conductor, educator and music theorist) ? Ives (American composer) or Mahler (Austrian American composer, author, editor and socialite (1879-1964)) ? 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 North America, between 1850 and 1900. 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 , 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 North America for the years 1850-1900

Who are these greatest composers, the most famous over the 1850-1900 era in North 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. Hindemith, Abraham, Schoenberg, Paderewski, Mitropoulos, Rachmaninoff, MacDowell...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 18000 composers. So here is a selection of some composers for the years 1850-1900, in North America, widely recognized around the world:

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Samuel L. M. BarlowThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1892-1982 (20th century)
Composer

Béla <strong>Bartók</strong> Béla BartókThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1881-1945 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Amy <strong>Beach</strong> Amy BeachThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1867-1944 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Joseph BeaulieuThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1895-1965 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Simeon BellisonThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1883-1953 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Robert Russell BennettThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1894-1981 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Alberto BimboniThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1888-1960 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Eubie BlakeThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1887-1983 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Hubert de <strong>Blanck</strong> Hubert de BlanckThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1856-1932 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Ernest <strong>Bloch</strong> Ernest BlochThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1880-1959 (20th century)
Composer

Joseph Carl <strong>Breil</strong> Joseph Carl BreilThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1870-1926 (Romantic)
Lyrical singer & Composer

George Frederick <strong>Bristow</strong> George Frederick BristowThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1825-1898 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Dudley <strong>Buck</strong> Dudley BuckThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1839-1909 (Romantic)
Composer

Ole <strong>Bull</strong> Ole BullThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1810-1880 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Adolf <strong>Busch</strong> Adolf BuschThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1891-1952 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

José María BustamanteThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1777-1861 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer


C

Juventino Rosas <strong>Cadenas</strong> Juventino Rosas CadenasThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1868-1894 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Hoagy <strong>Carmichael</strong> Hoagy CarmichaelThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1899-1981 (20th century)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

John Alden <strong>Carpenter</strong> John Alden CarpenterThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1876-1951 (20th century)
Composer

Julián CarrilloThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1875-1965 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Mario <strong>Castelnuovo-Tedesco</strong> Mario Castelnuovo-TedescoThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1895-1968 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Jesús <strong>Castillo</strong> Jesús CastilloThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1877-1946 (20th century)
Composer

Estanislao Mejía CastroThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1882-1967 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Ricardo <strong>Castro</strong> Ricardo CastroThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1864-1907 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Ignacio <strong>Cervantes</strong> Ignacio CervantesThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1847-1905 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

George Whitefield <strong>Chadwick</strong> George Whitefield ChadwickThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1854-1931 (Romantic)
Composer

Claude ChampagneThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1891-1965 (20th century)
Composer

Carlos <strong>Chávez</strong> Carlos ChávezThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1899-1978 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

George M. <strong>Cohan</strong> George M. CohanThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1878-1942 (20th century)
Conductor, Lyrical singer & Composer

Henry <strong>Cowell</strong> Henry CowellThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1897-1965 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Sofía Cancino de CuevasThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1897-1982 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Composer


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Curt <strong>Sachs</strong> Curt SachsThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1881-1959 (20th century)
Composer

Carlos <strong>Salzedo</strong> Carlos SalzedoThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1885-1961 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Lazare <strong>Saminsky</strong> Lazare SaminskyThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1882-1959 (20th century)
Composer

Samuel SanfordThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1849-1910 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Gustave <strong>Satter</strong> Gustave SatterThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1832-1879 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Arnold <strong>Schoenberg</strong> Arnold SchoenbergThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1874-1951 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Henry SchoenfeldThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1857-1936 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Sholom SecundaThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1894-1974 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Roger <strong>Sessions</strong> Roger SessionsThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1896-1985 (20th century)
Composer

Harry Rowe <strong>Shelley</strong> Harry Rowe ShelleyThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1858-1947 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Alexander <strong>Siloti</strong> Alexander SilotiThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1863-1945 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Charles Sanford SkiltonThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1868-1941 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Nicolas SlonimskyThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1894-1995 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

David Stanley <strong>Smith</strong> David Stanley SmithThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1877-1949 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Eduard SobolewskiThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1804-1872 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Nikolai SokoloffThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1886-1965 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

John Philip <strong>Sousa</strong> John Philip SousaThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1854-1932 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Max <strong>Steiner</strong> Max SteinerThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1888-1971 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Eduard SteuermannThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1892-1964 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Humphrey John <strong>Stewart</strong> Humphrey John StewartThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1856-1932 (Romantic)
Composer

Fritz StiedryThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1883-1968 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

William Grant <strong>Still</strong> William Grant StillThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1895-1978 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Josef StránskýThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1872-1936 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Fyodor StravinskyThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1843-1902 (Romantic)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Igor <strong>Stravinsky</strong> Igor StravinskyThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1882-1971 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Gustav StrubeThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1867-1953 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Frank Van der <strong>Stucken</strong> Frank Van der StuckenThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1858-1929 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

George <strong>Szell</strong> George SzellThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1897-1970 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Albert SzirmaiThe 19th-century classical music composers (1850-1900)
1880-1967 (20th century)
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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