The 20th-century classical music composers South America

 

Barrios or Robles? Dudamel or Hahn? 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 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 : Barrios (Y donde esta sus honores) or Robles (Peruvian composer and ethnomusicologist) ? Bacalov (Argentine composer, musician; nationalized Italian; Oscar winning film score composer) or Lima (Brazilian 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 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 2021

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 1900-2000+

Who are these greatest composers, the most famous over the 1900-2000+ 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. Montero, Pugliese, Carreño, Guarnieri, Piazzolla, Gardel, Argerich...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

João Gomez de AraújoThe 20th-century classical music composers
1846-1943 (Romantic)
Composer

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

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

Juan ArroyoThe 20th-century classical music composers
age 39 (20th century)
Composer

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

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


B

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

Eduardo BanksThe 20th-century classical music composers
age 41 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Silvio BarbatoThe 20th-century classical music composers
1959-2009 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

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

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

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

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

Esteban <strong>Benzecry</strong> Esteban BenzecryThe 20th-century classical music composers
age 50 (20th century)
Composer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cristina BragaThe 20th-century classical music composers
age 54 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

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

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


C

Roberto CaamañoThe 20th-century classical music composers
1923-1993 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Pompeyo CampsThe 20th-century classical music composers
1924-1997 (20th century)
Composer

Jorge CardosoThe 20th-century classical music composers
age 71 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Teresa <strong>Carreño</strong> Teresa CarreñoThe 20th-century classical music composers
1853-1917 (Romantic)
Conductor, Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Eleazar de CarvalhoThe 20th-century classical music composers
1912-1996 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Enrique Mario <strong>Casella</strong> Enrique Mario CasellaThe 20th-century classical music composers
1891-1948 (20th century)
Composer

Fernando González CasellasThe 20th-century classical music composers
1925-1998 (20th century)
Composer

Evencio CastellanosThe 20th-century classical music composers
1915-1984 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

José María CastroThe 20th-century classical music composers
1892-1964 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Juan José CastroThe 20th-century classical music composers
1895-1968 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Maximianno CobraThe 20th-century classical music composers
age 50 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Miguel Ángel Fúster CollThe 20th-century classical music composers
1933-2012 (20th century)
Composer

CorciolliThe 20th-century classical music composers
age 52 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Brasílio Itiberê da Cunha LuzThe 20th-century classical music composers
1896-1967 (20th century)
Composer


G

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

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

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

Pedro García VelásquezThe 20th-century classical music composers
age 36 (20th century)
Composer

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

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

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

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

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

Osvaldo <strong>Golijov</strong> Osvaldo GolijovThe 20th-century classical music composers
age 59 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

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

Carlos GrätzerThe 20th-century classical music composers
age 64 (20th century)
Composer

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

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

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

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

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

Gerardo GuevaraThe 20th-century classical music composers
age 90 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer


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

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

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

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

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

Eduardo <strong>Marturet</strong> Eduardo MarturetThe 20th-century classical music composers
age 67 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Juan Bautista <strong>Massa</strong> Juan Bautista MassaThe 20th-century classical music composers
1885-1938 (20th century)
Composer

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

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

Anacleto de MedeirosThe 20th-century classical music composers
1866-1907 (Romantic)
Composer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Bruno SanfilippoThe 20th-century classical music composers
age 55 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Gustavo <strong>Santaolalla</strong> Gustavo SantaolallaThe 20th-century classical music composers
age 69 (20th century)
Composer

Arthur Napoleão dos <strong>Santos</strong> Arthur Napoleão dos SantosThe 20th-century classical music composers
1843-1925 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

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

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

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

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

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

Oreste <strong>Sindici</strong> Oreste SindiciThe 20th-century classical music composers
1828-1905 (Romantic)
Lyrical singer & Composer

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

Juan María SolareThe 20th-century classical music composers
age 54 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

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

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

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

Augusto StresserThe 20th-century classical music composers
1871-1918 (Romantic)
Composer

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


T

Victor TorresThe 20th-century classical music composers
age 61 (20th century)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer


Some composers to be celebrated very soon

Next month, more than 40 important artists and musicians will be honoured. In November 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, César Franck (1822-1890), 130th anniversary (Death),
on 12, Henryk Gorecki (1933-2010), 10th anniversary (Death),
on 14, Aaron Copland (1900-1990), 120th anniversary (Birth),
on 18, Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941), 160th anniversary (Birth),
on 22, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784), 310th anniversary (Birth),
...

There are others to discover. And it is not too late to focus on the October 2020 celebrations (30+).

Always good opportunities to discover or deepen, (re)listen, explore the vastness and diversity of classical music...

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Last update : 2020-10-01

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