The 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950) South America

 

Braga or Gardel? Robles or Ramírez? 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 1900 and 1950 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 : Braga (Brazilian composer) or Gardel (Argentinian singer, songwriter, actor; the most prominent figure in the history of tango) ? Kleiber (Austrian conductor) or Guarnieri (Brazilian 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, between 1900 and 1950. 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 South America for the years 1900-1950

Who are these greatest composers, the most famous over the 1900-1950 era 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. Carreño, Villa-Lobos, Argerich, Schifrin, Anselmi, Pugliese, Novaes...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 18000 composers. So here is a selection of some composers for the years 1900-1950, in South America, widely recognized around the world:

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Luis <strong>Bacalov</strong> Luis BacalovThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1933-2017 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Agustín <strong>Barrios</strong> Agustín BarriosThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1885-1944 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Carmen BarrosThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
age 95 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Gustavo Becerra-SchmidtThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1925-2010 (20th century)
Composer

Herman <strong>Bemberg</strong> Herman BembergThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1859-1931 (Romantic)
Composer

Arturo BeruttiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1858-1938 (Romantic)
Composer

Daniel BinelliThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
age 74 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Próspero BisquerttThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1881-1959 (20th century)
Composer

Alceo BocchinoThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1918-2013 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Felipe <strong>Boero</strong> Felipe BoeroThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1884-1958 (20th century)
Composer

Luiz BonfáThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1922-2001 (20th century)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Antônio Francisco BragaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1868-1945 (20th century)
Composer

Carlos López <strong>Buchardo</strong> Carlos López BuchardoThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1881-1948 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer


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Constantino <strong>Gaito</strong> Constantino GaitoThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1878-1945 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Gerardo GandiniThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1936-2013 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Eduardo García-MansillaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1871-1930 (20th century)
Composer

Carlos <strong>Gardel</strong> Carlos GardelThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1890-1935 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Gilardo <strong>Gilardi</strong> Gilardo GilardiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1889-1963 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Alberto <strong>Ginastera</strong> Alberto GinasteraThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1916-1983 (20th century)
Composer

Tomás <strong>Giribaldi</strong> Tomás GiribaldiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1847-1930 (Romantic)
Composer

Maria Isabel Curubeto GodoyThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1904-1959 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Chiquinha <strong>Gonzaga</strong> Chiquinha GonzagaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1847-1935 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Remigio Acevedo GuajardoThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1863-1911 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Camargo GuarnieriThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1907-1993 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Carlos <strong>Guastavino</strong> Carlos GuastavinoThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1912-2000 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

César Guerra-PeixeThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1914-1993 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Alberto GuerreroThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
1886-1959 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Gerardo GuevaraThe 20th-century classical music composers (1900-1950)
age 89 (20th century)
Conductor, 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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