The rise of classical music (1500-2000) Asia

 

Hajibeyov or Arutiunian? Suzuki or Abe? 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 1500 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 : Hajibeyov (Azerbaijani composer) or Arutiunian (Armenian composer, pianist) ? Er (Composed the national anthem of the People's Republic of China) or Klemperer (German conductor and 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 Asia, between 1500 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 1500-2000+

Who are these greatest composers, the most famous over the 1500-2000+ 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. Paliashvili, Kancheli, Tariverdiev, Cho, Garayev, Takemitsu, Dun...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 18000 composers. So here is a selection of some composers for the years 1500-2000+, in Asia, widely recognized around the world:

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Matt HaimovitzThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 49 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Zulfugar HajibeyovThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1884-1950 (20th century)
Composer

Soltan HajibeyovThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1919-1974 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Uzeyir <strong>Hajibeyov</strong> Uzeyir HajibeyovThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1885-1948 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Jovdat <strong>Hajiyev</strong> Jovdat HajiyevThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1917-2002 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Kazuko HaraThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1935-2014 (20th century)
Composer

Fumio <strong>Hayasaka</strong> Fumio HayasakaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1914-1955 (20th century)
Composer

Hikaru HayashiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1931-2012 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Hayato HiroseThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 46 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Joe <strong>Hisaishi</strong> Joe HisaishiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 69 (20th century)
Conductor, Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Hiroshi HoshinaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 84 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Toshio HosokawaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 64 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Mehdi HosseiniThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 40 (20th century)
Composer

Edgar HovhannisyanThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1930-1998 (20th century)
Composer

Gagik <strong>Hovunts</strong> Gagik HovuntsThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1930-2019 (20th century)
Composer

Li HuanzhiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1919-2000 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer


K

Vakhtang KakhidzeThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 61 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Joseph KaminskiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1903-1972 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Gia KancheliThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1935-2019 (20th century)
Composer

Hitomi KanekoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 55 (20th century)
Composer

Yoko <strong>Kanno</strong> Yoko KannoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 56 (20th century)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Shigeru Kan-noThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 61 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Anna KasyanThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 38 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Mine KawakamiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 50 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Hiba KawasThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 47 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Masaru KawasakiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1924-2018 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Karen KhachaturianThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1920-2011 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Quddus KhojamyarovThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1918-1994 (20th century)
Composer

Yasuji KiyoseThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1900-1981 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Otto <strong>Klemperer</strong> Otto KlempererThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1885-1973 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Nobu KōdaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1870-1946 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Momo KodamaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 48 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Jo KondoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 72 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Koji <strong>Kondo</strong> Koji KondoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 58 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Hidemaro KonoyeThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1898-1973 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Mark KopytmanThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1929-2011 (20th century)
Composer

Mayako KuboThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 72 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Mina KubotaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 48 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

M

Yo-Yo <strong>Ma</strong> Yo-Yo MaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 64 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Ibrahim MaaloufThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 39 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Aleksandre MachavarianiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1913-1995 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Muslim <strong>Magomayev</strong> Muslim MagomayevThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1885-1937 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Muslim <strong>Magomayev</strong> Muslim MagomayevThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1942-2008 (20th century)
Conductor, Lyrical singer & Composer

Abdylas MaldybaevThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1906-1978 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Arif MalikovThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1933-2019 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Michio MamiyaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 90 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Tigran MansurianThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 81 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Cheng MaoyunThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1900-1957 (20th century)
Composer

Yoritsune MatsudairaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1907-2001 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Teizo MatsumuraThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1929-2007 (20th century)
Composer

Isao MatsushitaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1951-2018 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Toshiro MayuzumiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1929-1997 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Alexander Melik-PashayevThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1905-1964 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Minoru MikiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1930-2011 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Veli MukhatovThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1916-2005 (20th century)
Composer


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Ali RahbariThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 72 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer


S

Wadih SabraThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1876-1952 (20th century)
Composer

Shigeaki SaegusaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 77 (20th century)
Composer

Toshihiko SahashiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 60 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Hideo SaitoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1902-1974 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Ryuichi <strong>Sakamoto</strong> Ryuichi SakamotoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 68 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Huseyngulu SarabskiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1879-1945 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Ghazaros SaryanThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1920-1998 (20th century)
Composer

Kentaro SatoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 39 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Vladimir ShainskyThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1925-2017 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Mohammad ShamsThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 65 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Ding ShandeThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1911-1995 (20th century)
Composer

Anoushka ShankarThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 38 (20th century)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Bright ShengThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 64 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Noam SheriffThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1935-2018 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Liu ShikunThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 81 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Keisuke ShinoharaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1959-2011 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Mieko ShiomiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 82 (20th century)
Composer

Xiao ShuxianThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1905-1991 (20th century)
Composer

S. P. SomtowThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 67 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Yeol Eum <strong>Son</strong> Yeol Eum SonThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 34 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Dang Thai SonThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 61 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Eitan SteinbergThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 65 (20th century)
Composer

Cong SuThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 63 (20th century)
Composer

Masaaki <strong>Suzuki</strong> Masaaki SuzukiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 66 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer


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Ali TajvidiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1919-2006 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Yūji TakahashiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 81 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Toru <strong>Takemitsu</strong> Toru TakemitsuThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1930-1996 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Rentarō <strong>Taki</strong> Rentarō TakiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1879-1903 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Josef TalThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1910-2008 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Yoav TalmiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 77 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Muhai TangThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 70 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Mikael <strong>Tariverdiev</strong> Mikael TariverdievThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1931-1996 (20th century)
Composer

Avet TerterianThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1929-1994 (20th century)
Composer

Loris <strong>Tjeknavorian</strong> Loris TjeknavorianThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 82 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Isao <strong>Tomita</strong> Isao TomitaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1932-2016 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Yuzo ToyamaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 89 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Sulkhan TsintsadzeThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1925-1991 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Fou Ts'ongThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 86 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Nobuyuki TsujiiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 31 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Huang TzuThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1904-1938 (20th century)
Composer


Some composers to be celebrated very soon

Next month, more than 40 important artists and musicians will be honoured. In July 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 6, Władysław Szpilman (1911-2000), 20th anniversary (Death),
on 7, Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), 160th anniversary (Birth),
on 15, Leopold von Auer (1845-1930), 90th anniversary (Death),
on 24, Ernest Bloch (1880-1959), 140th anniversary (Birth),
on 28, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), 270th anniversary (Death),
...

There are others to discover. And it is not too late to focus on the June 2020 celebrations (20+).

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

See also...

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Commemorations 2020, 2021, ...

Last update : 2020-06-03

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