The great composers of the 20th century South America

 

Bacalov or Schifrin? Gardel or Novaes? 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 1890 and 2000+ (modern & contemporary era) 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 : Bacalov (Argentine composer, musician; nationalized Italian; Oscar winning film score composer) or Schifrin (Argentine composer) ? Anselmi (Venezuelan musician) or Nepomuceno (Brazilian composer and conductor) ? 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 1890 and 2000+ (modern & contemporary 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 South America for the years 1890-2000+

Who are these greatest composers, the most famous over the 1890-2000+ 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. Dudamel, Ginastera, Barrios, Villa-Lobos, Gomes, Kagel, Guarnieri...

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

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Juan Manuel AbrasThe great composers of the 20th century
age 45 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Vicente Bianchi AlarcónThe great composers of the 20th century
1920-2018 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Leni AlexanderThe great composers of the 20th century
1924-2005 (20th century)
Composer

Eduardo Alonso-CrespoThe great composers of the 20th century
age 64 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Jorge Pepi AlósThe great composers of the 20th century
age 58 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Blas Emilio Atehortúa AmayaThe great composers of the 20th century
1943-2020 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

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

Jorge AntunesThe great composers of the 20th century
age 78 (20th century)
Composer

Ricardo AraujoThe great composers of the 20th century
age 42 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

João Gomez de AraújoThe great composers of the 20th century
1846-1943 (Romantic)
Composer

Martha <strong>Argerich</strong> Martha ArgerichThe great composers of the 20th century
age 79 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Diana ArismendiThe great composers of the 20th century
age 57 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Juan ArroyoThe great composers of the 20th century
age 38 (20th century)
Composer

Pedro Seiji AsatoThe great composers of the 20th century
age 80 (20th century)
Composer

Sérgio AssadThe great composers of the 20th century
age 67 (20th century)
Performer & Composer


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

Eduardo BanksThe great composers of the 20th century
age 41 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Silvio BarbatoThe great composers of the 20th century
1959-2009 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Agustín <strong>Barrios</strong> Agustín BarriosThe great composers of the 20th century
1885-1944 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Carmen BarrosThe great composers of the 20th century
age 95 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Gustavo Becerra-SchmidtThe great composers of the 20th century
1925-2010 (20th century)
Composer

Herman <strong>Bemberg</strong> Herman BembergThe great composers of the 20th century
1859-1931 (Romantic)
Composer

Esteban <strong>Benzecry</strong> Esteban BenzecryThe great composers of the 20th century
age 50 (20th century)
Composer

Arturo BeruttiThe great composers of the 20th century
1858-1938 (Romantic)
Composer

Daniel BinelliThe great composers of the 20th century
age 74 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Próspero BisquerttThe great composers of the 20th century
1881-1959 (20th century)
Composer

Alceo BocchinoThe great composers of the 20th century
1918-2013 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Felipe <strong>Boero</strong> Felipe BoeroThe great composers of the 20th century
1884-1958 (20th century)
Composer

Luiz BonfáThe great composers of the 20th century
1922-2001 (20th century)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Cristina BragaThe great composers of the 20th century
age 54 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Antônio Francisco BragaThe great composers of the 20th century
1868-1945 (20th century)
Composer

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


G

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

Gerardo GandiniThe great composers of the 20th century
1936-2013 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Eduardo García-MansillaThe great composers of the 20th century
1871-1930 (20th century)
Composer

Pedro García VelásquezThe great composers of the 20th century
age 36 (20th century)
Composer

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

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

Alberto <strong>Ginastera</strong> Alberto GinasteraThe great composers of the 20th century
1916-1983 (20th century)
Composer

Tomás <strong>Giribaldi</strong> Tomás GiribaldiThe great composers of the 20th century
1847-1930 (Romantic)
Composer

Maria Isabel Curubeto GodoyThe great composers of the 20th century
1904-1959 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Osvaldo <strong>Golijov</strong> Osvaldo GolijovThe great composers of the 20th century
age 59 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Antônio Carlos <strong>Gomes</strong> Antônio Carlos GomesThe great composers of the 20th century
1836-1896 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

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

Carlos GrätzerThe great composers of the 20th century
age 64 (20th century)
Composer

Remigio Acevedo GuajardoThe great composers of the 20th century
1863-1911 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Camargo GuarnieriThe great composers of the 20th century
1907-1993 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Carlos <strong>Guastavino</strong> Carlos GuastavinoThe great composers of the 20th century
1912-2000 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

César Guerra-PeixeThe great composers of the 20th century
1914-1993 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Alberto GuerreroThe great composers of the 20th century
1886-1959 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Gerardo GuevaraThe great composers of the 20th century
age 89 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer


M

Ernst MahleThe great composers of the 20th century
age 91 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Mesías MaiguashcaThe great composers of the 20th century
age 81 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Claudio MaldonadoThe great composers of the 20th century
age 40 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Virtú MaragnoThe great composers of the 20th century
1928-2004 (20th century)
Composer

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

Eduardo <strong>Marturet</strong> Eduardo MarturetThe great composers of the 20th century
age 66 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Juan Bautista <strong>Massa</strong> Juan Bautista MassaThe great composers of the 20th century
1885-1938 (20th century)
Composer

Carlos MastropietroThe great composers of the 20th century
age 62 (20th century)
Composer

Martín MatalonThe great composers of the 20th century
age 61 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Anacleto de MedeirosThe great composers of the 20th century
1866-1907 (Romantic)
Composer

Sergio MesaThe great composers of the 20th century
age 77 (20th century)
Composer

Francisco MignoneThe great composers of the 20th century
1897-1986 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Ronaldo MirandaThe great composers of the 20th century
age 72 (20th century)
Composer

Gabriela <strong>Montero</strong> Gabriela MonteroThe great composers of the 20th century
age 50 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Cholo MontironiThe great composers of the 20th century
age 88 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Roberto García MorilloThe great composers of the 20th century
1911-2003 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Eli-Eri MouraThe great composers of the 20th century
age 57 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Ricardo MoyanoThe great composers of the 20th century
age 59 (20th century)
Performer & Composer


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Luis H. SalgadoThe great composers of the 20th century
1903-1977 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Bruno SanfilippoThe great composers of the 20th century
age 54 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Gustavo <strong>Santaolalla</strong> Gustavo SantaolallaThe great composers of the 20th century
age 68 (20th century)
Composer

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

Ángel SauceThe great composers of the 20th century
1911-1995 (20th century)
Composer

Lalo <strong>Schifrin</strong> Lalo SchifrinThe great composers of the 20th century
age 88 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Alfredo SchiumaThe great composers of the 20th century
1885-1963 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

José SerebrierThe great composers of the 20th century
age 81 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Honorio <strong>Siccardi</strong> Honorio SiccardiThe great composers of the 20th century
1897-1963 (20th century)
Composer

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

Vicente Emilio SojoThe great composers of the 20th century
1887-1974 (20th century)
Composer

Juan María SolareThe great composers of the 20th century
age 53 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

João de Souza LimaThe great composers of the 20th century
1898-1982 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Carlos StellaThe great composers of the 20th century
age 59 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Oscar StrasnoyThe great composers of the 20th century
age 49 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Augusto StresserThe great composers of the 20th century
1871-1918 (Romantic)
Composer

Susana Baron SupervielleThe great composers of the 20th century
1910-2004 (20th century)
Composer


T

Victor TorresThe great composers of the 20th century
age 61 (20th century)
Lyrical singer, 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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Last update : 2020-08-01

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