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

 

Guerrero or Serebrier? Rodas or Castro? 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 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 : Guerrero (Classical pianist) or Serebrier (Uruguayan conductor and composer) ? Schifrin (Argentine composer) or Montero (Venezuelan musician) ? 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 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 South America for the years 1950-2000+

Who are these greatest composers, the most famous over the 1950-2000+ 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. Argerich, Guarnieri, Dudamel, Guastavino, Carvalho, Golijov, Ginastera...

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

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Juan Manuel AbrasThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 45 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Vicente Bianchi AlarcónThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1920-2018 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Leni AlexanderThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1924-2005 (20th century)
Composer

Eduardo Alonso-CrespoThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 64 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Jorge Pepi AlósThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 58 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Blas Emilio Atehortúa AmayaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1943-2020 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

José Antonio Abreu <strong>Anselmi</strong> José Antonio Abreu AnselmiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1939-2018 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Jorge AntunesThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 78 (20th century)
Composer

Ricardo AraujoThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 42 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Martha <strong>Argerich</strong> Martha ArgerichThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 79 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Diana ArismendiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 57 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Juan ArroyoThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 38 (20th century)
Composer

Pedro Seiji AsatoThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 80 (20th century)
Composer

Sérgio AssadThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 67 (20th century)
Performer & Composer


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Ernst MahleThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 91 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

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

Claudio MaldonadoThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 40 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Virtú MaragnoThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1928-2004 (20th century)
Composer

Luis Otero Martínez-SiegenthalerThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 56 (20th century)
Conductor, Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Eduardo <strong>Marturet</strong> Eduardo MarturetThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 66 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Carlos MastropietroThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 62 (20th century)
Composer

Martín MatalonThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 61 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Sergio MesaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 77 (20th century)
Composer

Francisco MignoneThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1897-1986 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Ronaldo MirandaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 72 (20th century)
Composer

Gabriela <strong>Montero</strong> Gabriela MonteroThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 50 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

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

Roberto García MorilloThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1911-2003 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Eli-Eri MouraThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 57 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Ricardo MoyanoThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 59 (20th century)
Performer & Composer


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Luis H. SalgadoThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1903-1977 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Bruno SanfilippoThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 54 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Gustavo <strong>Santaolalla</strong> Gustavo SantaolallaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 68 (20th century)
Composer

Ángel SauceThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1911-1995 (20th century)
Composer

Lalo <strong>Schifrin</strong> Lalo SchifrinThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 88 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Alfredo SchiumaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1885-1963 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

José SerebrierThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 81 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Honorio <strong>Siccardi</strong> Honorio SiccardiThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1897-1963 (20th century)
Composer

Vicente Emilio SojoThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1887-1974 (20th century)
Composer

Juan María SolareThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 53 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

João de Souza LimaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1898-1982 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Carlos StellaThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 59 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Oscar StrasnoyThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
age 49 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Susana Baron SupervielleThe 20th-century classical music composers (1950-2000)
1910-2004 (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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