The 20th-century classical music composers Asia

 

Cho or Magomayev? Paliashvili or Latsabidze? 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 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 : Cho (South Korean classical pianist) or Magomayev (Soviet-Azerbajiani singer) ? Takemitsu (Japanese composer and writer on aesthetics and music theory) or Ts'ong (classical 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 Asia, between 1900 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 1900-2000+

Who are these greatest composers, the most famous over the 1900-2000+ 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. Suzuki, Hajibeyov, Abe, Kancheli, Arutiunian, Mansurian, Hisaishi...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 18000 composers. So here is a selection of some composers for the years 1900-2000+, in Asia, widely recognized around the world:

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

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

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

Uzeyir <strong>Hajibeyov</strong> Uzeyir HajibeyovThe 20th-century classical music composers
1885-1948 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


K

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mayako KuboThe 20th-century classical music composers
age 72 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Mina KubotaThe 20th-century classical music composers
age 48 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

M

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

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

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

Muslim <strong>Magomayev</strong> Muslim MagomayevThe 20th-century classical music composers
1885-1937 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Ali RahbariThe 20th-century classical music composers
age 72 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer


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

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

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

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

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

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

Huseyngulu SarabskiThe 20th-century classical music composers
1879-1945 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Composer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Rentarō <strong>Taki</strong> Rentarō TakiThe 20th-century classical music composers
1879-1903 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nobuyuki TsujiiThe 20th-century classical music composers
age 31 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Huang TzuThe 20th-century classical music composers
1904-1938 (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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