The 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000) Asia

 

Vanessa-Mae or Dun? Kanno or Garayev? 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 1950 and 2000+ in Asia

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 : Vanessa-Mae (British violinist) or Dun (Chinese composer) ? Ma (American cellist) or Magomayev (Soviet-Azerbajiani singer) ? 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 Asia, between 1950 and 2000+. 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 Asia for the years 1950-2000+

Who are these greatest composers, the most famous over the 1950-2000+ era in Asia? 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. Ben-Haim, Uchida, Ifukube, Klemperer, Mansurian, Suzuki, Hisaishi...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 18000 composers. So here is a selection of some composers for the years 1950-2000+, in Asia, widely recognized around the world:

A

Kōmei AbeThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1911-2006 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Keiko <strong>Abe</strong> Keiko AbeThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 83 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Rosalina AbejoThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1922-1991 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Vasif <strong>Adigozalov</strong> Vasif AdigozalovThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1935-2006 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Shafiga AkhundovaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1924-2013 (20th century)
Composer

Yasushi AkutagawaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1925-1989 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Suleĭman AleskerovThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1924-2000 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Turgun AlimatovThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1922-2008 (20th century)
Composer

Franghiz <strong>Ali-Zadeh</strong> Franghiz Ali-ZadehThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 73 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Hiroshi AoshimaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 65 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Raffi ArmenianThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 78 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Alexander ArutiunianThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1920-2012 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Mukhtar AshrafiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1912-1975 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Yuval AvitalThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 42 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Avi <strong>Avital</strong> Avi AvitalThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 41 (20th century)
Performer & Composer


B

Abdel Rahman El BachaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 61 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Afrasiyab BadalbeyliThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1907-1976 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Zakir Dzjavad ogli BagirovThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1916-1996 (20th century)
Composer

Andria BalanchivadzeThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1906-1992 (20th century)
Composer

Sergey BalasanianThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1902-1982 (20th century)
Composer

Josef BardanashviliThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 71 (20th century)
Composer

Lisa <strong>Batiashvili</strong> Lisa BatiashviliThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 41 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Nisar BazmiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1925-2007 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Sadao BekkuThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1922-2012 (20th century)
Composer

Paul <strong>Ben-Haim</strong> Paul Ben-HaimThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1897-1984 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Bart BermanThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 81 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Gary BertiniThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1927-2005 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Yevgeny BrusilovskyThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1905-1981 (20th century)
Composer

Stanislav BuninThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 53 (20th century)
Performer & Composer


H

Matt HaimovitzThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 49 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Zulfugar HajibeyovThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1884-1950 (20th century)
Composer

Soltan HajibeyovThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1919-1974 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Jovdat <strong>Hajiyev</strong> Jovdat HajiyevThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1917-2002 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Kazuko HaraThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1935-2014 (20th century)
Composer

Fumio <strong>Hayasaka</strong> Fumio HayasakaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1914-1955 (20th century)
Composer

Hikaru HayashiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1931-2012 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Kozaburo HiraiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1910-2002 (20th century)
Composer

Joe <strong>Hisaishi</strong> Joe HisaishiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 69 (20th century)
Conductor, Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Hiroshi HoshinaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 84 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Toshio <strong>Hosokawa</strong> Toshio HosokawaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 64 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Mehdi HosseiniThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 41 (20th century)
Composer

Edgar HovhannisyanThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1930-1998 (20th century)
Composer

Gagik <strong>Hovunts</strong> Gagik HovuntsThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1930-2019 (20th century)
Composer

Li HuanzhiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1919-2000 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Xin HuguangThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1933-2011 (20th century)
Composer


K

Vakhtang KakhidzeThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 61 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Joseph KaminskiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1903-1972 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Gia KancheliThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1935-2019 (20th century)
Composer

Hitomi KanekoThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 55 (20th century)
Composer

Yoko <strong>Kanno</strong> Yoko KannoThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 56 (20th century)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Shigeru Kan-noThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 61 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Anna KasyanThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 38 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Mine KawakamiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 50 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Hiba KawasThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 48 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Masaru KawasakiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1924-2018 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Karen KhachaturianThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1920-2011 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Quddus KhojamyarovThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1918-1994 (20th century)
Composer

Tong-jin KimThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1913-2009 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Yasuji KiyoseThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1900-1981 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Otto <strong>Klemperer</strong> Otto KlempererThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1885-1973 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Momo KodamaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 48 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Jo KondoThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 72 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Koji <strong>Kondo</strong> Koji KondoThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 58 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Hidemaro KonoyeThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1898-1973 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Mark KopytmanThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1929-2011 (20th century)
Composer

M

Yo-Yo <strong>Ma</strong> Yo-Yo MaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 64 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Ibrahim MaaloufThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 39 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Aleksandre MachavarianiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1913-1995 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Muslim <strong>Magomayev</strong> Muslim MagomayevThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1942-2008 (20th century)
Conductor, Lyrical singer & Composer

Abdylas MaldybaevThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1906-1978 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Arif MalikovThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1933-2019 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Michio MamiyaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 91 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Tigran MansurianThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 81 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Cheng MaoyunThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1900-1957 (20th century)
Composer

Yoritsune MatsudairaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1907-2001 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Teizo MatsumuraThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1929-2007 (20th century)
Composer

Toshiro MayuzumiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1929-1997 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Alexander Melik-PashayevThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1905-1964 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Minoru MikiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1930-2011 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Shūkichi MitsukuriThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1895-1971 (20th century)
Composer

Veli MukhatovThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1916-2005 (20th century)
Composer


S

Wadia SabraThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1876-1952 (20th century)
Composer

Shigeaki SaegusaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 78 (20th century)
Composer

Toshihiko SahashiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 60 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Hideo SaitoThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1902-1974 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Ryuichi <strong>Sakamoto</strong> Ryuichi SakamotoThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 68 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Heshmat SanjariThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1917-1995 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Ruben SargsyanThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1945-2013 (20th century)
Composer

Ghazaros SaryanThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1920-1998 (20th century)
Composer

Kentaro SatoThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 39 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Vladimir ShainskyThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1925-2017 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Mohammad ShamsThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 65 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Ding ShandeThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1911-1995 (20th century)
Composer

Anoushka <strong>Shankar</strong> Anoushka ShankarThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 39 (20th century)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Bright ShengThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 64 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Noam SheriffThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1935-2018 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Liu ShikunThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 81 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Makoto ShinoharaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 88 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Mieko ShiomiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 82 (20th century)
Composer

Gil ShohatThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 46 (20th century)
Composer

Xiao ShuxianThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1905-1991 (20th century)
Composer

S. P. SomtowThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 67 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Yeol Eum <strong>Son</strong> Yeol Eum SonThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 34 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Dang Thai <strong>Son</strong> Dang Thai SonThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 62 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Eitan SteinbergThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 65 (20th century)
Composer

Cong SuThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 63 (20th century)
Composer

Masaaki <strong>Suzuki</strong> Masaaki SuzukiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 66 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer


T

Ali TajvidiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1919-2006 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Yūji TakahashiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 81 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Saburō TakataThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1913-2000 (20th century)
Composer

Toru <strong>Takemitsu</strong> Toru TakemitsuThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1930-1996 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Josef TalThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1910-2008 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Yoav TalmiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 77 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Muhai TangThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 71 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Mikael <strong>Tariverdiev</strong> Mikael TariverdievThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1931-1996 (20th century)
Composer

Avet TerterianThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1929-1994 (20th century)
Composer

Loris <strong>Tjeknavorian</strong> Loris TjeknavorianThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 82 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Isao <strong>Tomita</strong> Isao TomitaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1932-2016 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Yuzo ToyamaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 89 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Sulkhan TsintsadzeThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1925-1991 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Fou Ts'ongThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 86 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Nobuyuki TsujiiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 31 (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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