The 19th-century classical music composers North America

 

Abraham or Ives? Schoenberg or Beach? 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 1800 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 : Abraham (Hungarian composer) or Ives (American composer) ? Gershwin (American composer and pianist) or Bartók (Hungarian composer and pianist) ? 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 1800 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 1800-1900

Who are these greatest composers, the most famous over the 1800-1900 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, Koussevitzky, Reiner, Kreisler, Martinů, Korngold, Szell...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 18000 composers. So here is a selection of some composers for the years 1800-1900, in North America, widely recognized around the world:

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

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

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

Benjamin <strong>Carr</strong> Benjamin CarrThe 19th-century classical music composers
1768-1831 (Classical)
Lyrical singer & Composer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Adolf <strong>Neuendorff</strong> Adolf NeuendorffThe 19th-century classical music composers
1843-1897 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer


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

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

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

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

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

MasterpiecesComplete works

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

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

Roger SessionsThe 19th-century classical music composers
1896-1985 (20th century)
Composer

Bertram <strong>Shapleigh</strong> Bertram ShapleighThe 19th-century classical music composers
1871-1940 (20th century)
Composer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MasterpiecesComplete works

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

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

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

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


Some composers to be celebrated very soon

Next month, more than 20 important artists and musicians will be honoured. In June 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 8, Robert Schumann (1810-1856), 210th anniversary (Birth),
on 9, Otto Nicolai (1810-1849), 210th anniversary (Birth),
on 18, Joan Pau Pujol (1570-1626), 450th anniversary (Birth),
on 20, Jehan Alain (1911-1940), 80th anniversary (Death),
on 25, Gustave Charpentier (1860-1956), 160th anniversary (Birth),
...

There are others to discover. And it is not too late to focus on the May 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 : 2020-05-01

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