The great Romantic composers North America

 

Ives or Rachmaninoff? Abraham or Partch? 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 1790 and 1910 (romantic era) in North 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 : Ives (American composer) or Rachmaninoff (Russian composer, pianist, and conductor) ? Joplin (American composer, musician, and pianist) or Martinů (Czech 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 North America, between 1790 and 1910 (romantic era). 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 North America for the years 1790-1910

Who are these greatest composers, the most famous over the 1790-1910 era in North 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. Adorno, MacDowell, Copland, Grainger, Paderewski, Beach, Mitropoulos...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 18000 composers. So here is a selection of some composers for the romantic era, in North America, widely recognized around the world:

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Lora AbornThe great Romantic composers
1907-2005 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Paul <strong>Abraham</strong> Paul AbrahamThe great Romantic composers
1892-1960 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Maurice AbravanelThe great Romantic composers
1903-1993 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Theodor W. <strong>Adorno</strong> Theodor W. AdornoThe great Romantic composers
1903-1969 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Daniele AmfitheatrofThe great Romantic composers
1901-1983 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Leroy <strong>Anderson</strong> Leroy AndersonThe great Romantic composers
1908-1975 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

George <strong>Antheil</strong> George AntheilThe great Romantic composers
1900-1959 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Leo ArnaudThe great Romantic composers
1904-1991 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Aaron AvshalomovThe great Romantic composers
1894-1965 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer


H

Henry Kimball <strong>Hadley</strong> Henry Kimball HadleyThe great Romantic composers
1871-1937 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

W. C. <strong>Handy</strong> W. C. HandyThe great Romantic composers
1873-1958 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Howard <strong>Hanson</strong> Howard HansonThe great Romantic composers
1896-1981 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

W. Franke <strong>Harling</strong> W. Franke HarlingThe great Romantic composers
1887-1958 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Roy <strong>Harris</strong> Roy HarrisThe great Romantic composers
1898-1979 (20th century)
Composer

Arthur <strong>Hartmann</strong> Arthur HartmannThe great Romantic composers
1881-1956 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Anthony Philip <strong>Heinrich</strong> Anthony Philip HeinrichThe great Romantic composers
1781-1861 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Victor <strong>Herbert</strong> Victor HerbertThe great Romantic composers
1859-1924 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Paul <strong>Hindemith</strong> Paul HindemithThe great Romantic composers
1895-1963 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Richard <strong>Hoffman</strong> Richard HoffmanThe great Romantic composers
1831-1909 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Josef <strong>Hofmann</strong> Josef HofmannThe great Romantic composers
1876-1957 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Vladimir <strong>Horowitz</strong> Vladimir HorowitzThe great Romantic composers
1903-1989 (20th century)
Performer & Composer


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Edward <strong>MacDowell</strong> Edward MacDowellThe great Romantic composers
1860-1908 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Ernest MacMillanThe great Romantic composers
1893-1973 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Alma <strong>Mahler</strong> Alma MahlerThe great Romantic composers
1879-1964 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Bohuslav <strong>Martinů</strong> Bohuslav MartinůThe great Romantic composers
1890-1959 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Henri MiroThe great Romantic composers
1879-1950 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Dimitri <strong>Mitropoulos</strong> Dimitri MitropoulosThe great Romantic composers
1896-1960 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Eduardo Hernández MoncadaThe great Romantic composers
1899-1995 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Douglas MooreThe great Romantic composers
1893-1969 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Melesio MoralesThe great Romantic composers
1838-1908 (Romantic)
Composer

Albertine Morin-LabrecqueThe great Romantic composers
1886-1957 (20th century)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer


N

Adolf <strong>Neuendorff</strong> Adolf NeuendorffThe great Romantic composers
1843-1897 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Elena NikolaidiThe great Romantic composers
1909-2002 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Joaquín Nin-CulmellThe great Romantic composers
1908-2004 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Ervin NyiregyháziThe great Romantic composers
1903-1987 (20th century)
Performer & Composer


R

Sergei <strong>Rachmaninoff</strong> Sergei RachmaninoffThe great Romantic composers
1873-1943 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Alexander <strong>Reinagle</strong> Alexander ReinagleThe great Romantic composers
1756-1809 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Fritz <strong>Reiner</strong> Fritz ReinerThe great Romantic composers
1888-1963 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Alois ReiserThe great Romantic composers
1884-1977 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Silvestre <strong>Revueltas</strong> Silvestre RevueltasThe great Romantic composers
1899-1940 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Wallingford <strong>Riegger</strong> Wallingford RieggerThe great Romantic composers
1885-1961 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Richard <strong>Rodgers</strong> Richard RodgersThe great Romantic composers
1902-1979 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Clara Kathleen <strong>Rogers</strong> Clara Kathleen RogersThe great Romantic composers
1844-1931 (Romantic)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Bernard RogersThe great Romantic composers
1893-1968 (20th century)
Composer

Sigmund <strong>Romberg</strong> Sigmund RombergThe great Romantic composers
1887-1951 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Miklós RózsaThe great Romantic composers
1907-1995 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Dane RudhyarThe great Romantic composers
1895-1985 (20th century)
Composer

Carl RugglesThe great Romantic composers
1876-1971 (20th century)
Composer


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Carlos <strong>Salzedo</strong> Carlos SalzedoThe great Romantic composers
1885-1961 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Lazare <strong>Saminsky</strong> Lazare SaminskyThe great Romantic composers
1882-1959 (20th century)
Composer

Luis SandiThe great Romantic composers
1905-1996 (20th century)
Composer

Samuel SanfordThe great Romantic composers
1849-1910 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Gustave <strong>Satter</strong> Gustave SatterThe great Romantic composers
1832-1879 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Arnold <strong>Schoenberg</strong> Arnold SchoenbergThe great Romantic composers
1874-1951 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Henry SchoenfeldThe great Romantic composers
1857-1936 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Sholom SecundaThe great Romantic composers
1894-1974 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Ruth Crawford <strong>Seeger</strong> Ruth Crawford SeegerThe great Romantic composers
1901-1953 (20th century)
Composer

Roger SessionsThe great Romantic composers
1896-1985 (20th century)
Composer

Elie <strong>Siegmeister</strong> Elie SiegmeisterThe great Romantic composers
1909-1991 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Alexander <strong>Siloti</strong> Alexander SilotiThe great Romantic composers
1863-1945 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Charles Sanford SkiltonThe great Romantic composers
1868-1941 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Nicolas SlonimskyThe great Romantic composers
1894-1995 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

David Stanley <strong>Smith</strong> David Stanley SmithThe great Romantic composers
1877-1949 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Julia SmithThe great Romantic composers
1905-1989 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Eduard SobolewskiThe great Romantic composers
1804-1872 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Nikolai SokoloffThe great Romantic composers
1886-1965 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

John Philip <strong>Sousa</strong> John Philip SousaThe great Romantic composers
1854-1932 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Max <strong>Steiner</strong> Max SteinerThe great Romantic composers
1888-1971 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Eduard SteuermannThe great Romantic composers
1892-1964 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Fritz StiedryThe great Romantic composers
1883-1968 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

William Grant <strong>Still</strong> William Grant StillThe great Romantic composers
1895-1978 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Josef StránskýThe great Romantic composers
1872-1936 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Ignace StrasfogelThe great Romantic composers
1909-1994 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Fyodor StravinskyThe great Romantic composers
1843-1902 (Romantic)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Igor <strong>Stravinsky</strong> Igor StravinskyThe great Romantic composers
1882-1971 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Gustav StrubeThe great Romantic composers
1867-1953 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Frank Van der <strong>Stucken</strong> Frank Van der StuckenThe great Romantic composers
1858-1929 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Zoltán SzékelyThe great Romantic composers
1903-2001 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

George <strong>Szell</strong> George SzellThe great Romantic composers
1897-1970 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Albert SzirmaiThe great Romantic composers
1880-1967 (20th century)
Composer


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Jenő ZádorThe great Romantic composers
1894-1977 (20th century)
Composer

Efrem ZimbalistThe great Romantic composers
1889-1985 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Some composers to be celebrated very soon

Next month, more than 20 important artists and musicians will be honoured. In June 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, Robert Schumann (1810-1856), 210th anniversary (Birth),
on 9, Otto Nicolai (1810-1849), 210th anniversary (Birth),
on 18, Joan Pau Pujol (1570-1626), 450th anniversary (Birth),
on 20, Jehan Alain (1911-1940), 80th anniversary (Death),
on 25, Gustave Charpentier (1860-1956), 160th anniversary (Birth),
...

There are others to discover. And it is not too late to focus on the May 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 : 2020-05-01

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