The rise of classical music (1500-2000) South America

 

Hahn or Montero? Bacalov or Gomes? 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 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 : Hahn (Venezuelan, naturalised French, composer, conductor, music critic, diarist, theatre director, and salon singer) or Montero (Venezuelan musician) ? Anselmi (Venezuelan musician (1939-2018)) or Guastavino (Argentine 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 South America, 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 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 1500-2000+

Who are these greatest composers, the most famous over the 1500-2000+ 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. Kagel, Lima, Santaolalla, Piazzolla, Dudamel, Villa-Lobos, Nepomuceno...

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

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Juan Manuel AbrasThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 45 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Vicente Bianchi AlarcónThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1920-2018 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Leni AlexanderThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1924-2005 (20th century)
Composer

Eduardo Alonso-CrespoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 64 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Jorge Pepi AlósThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 58 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Blas Emilio Atehortúa AmayaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1943-2020 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

José Antonio Abreu <strong>Anselmi</strong> José Antonio Abreu AnselmiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1939-2018 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Jorge AntunesThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 78 (20th century)
Composer

Ricardo AraujoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 42 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

João Gomez de AraújoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1846-1943 (Romantic)
Composer

Damião Barbosa de AraújoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1778-1856 (Romantic)
Composer

Martha <strong>Argerich</strong> Martha ArgerichThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 79 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Diana ArismendiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 57 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Juan ArroyoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 39 (20th century)
Composer

Pedro Seiji AsatoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 80 (20th century)
Composer

Sérgio AssadThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 67 (20th century)
Performer & Composer


B

Luis <strong>Bacalov</strong> Luis BacalovThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1933-2017 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Eduardo BanksThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 41 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Silvio BarbatoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1959-2009 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Agustín <strong>Barrios</strong> Agustín BarriosThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1885-1944 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Carmen BarrosThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 95 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Gustavo Becerra-SchmidtThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1925-2010 (20th century)
Composer

Herman <strong>Bemberg</strong> Herman BembergThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1859-1931 (Romantic)
Composer

Esteban <strong>Benzecry</strong> Esteban BenzecryThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 50 (20th century)
Composer

Arturo BeruttiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1858-1938 (Romantic)
Composer

Daniel BinelliThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 74 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Próspero BisquerttThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1881-1959 (20th century)
Composer

Alceo BocchinoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1918-2013 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Felipe <strong>Boero</strong> Felipe BoeroThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1884-1958 (20th century)
Composer

Luiz BonfáThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1922-2001 (20th century)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Cristina BragaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 54 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Antônio Francisco BragaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1868-1945 (20th century)
Composer

Carlos López <strong>Buchardo</strong> Carlos López BuchardoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1881-1948 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer


G

Constantino <strong>Gaito</strong> Constantino GaitoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1878-1945 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Gerardo GandiniThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1936-2013 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

José Maurício Nunes <strong>Garcia</strong> José Maurício Nunes GarciaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1767-1830 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Eduardo García-MansillaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1871-1930 (20th century)
Composer

Pedro García VelásquezThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 36 (20th century)
Composer

Carlos <strong>Gardel</strong> Carlos GardelThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1890-1935 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Gilardo <strong>Gilardi</strong> Gilardo GilardiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1889-1963 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Alberto <strong>Ginastera</strong> Alberto GinasteraThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1916-1983 (20th century)
Composer

Tomás <strong>Giribaldi</strong> Tomás GiribaldiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1847-1930 (Romantic)
Composer

Maria Isabel Curubeto GodoyThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1904-1959 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Osvaldo <strong>Golijov</strong> Osvaldo GolijovThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 59 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Antônio Carlos <strong>Gomes</strong> Antônio Carlos GomesThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1836-1896 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Chiquinha <strong>Gonzaga</strong> Chiquinha GonzagaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1847-1935 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Carlos GrätzerThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 64 (20th century)
Composer

Remigio Acevedo GuajardoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1863-1911 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Camargo GuarnieriThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1907-1993 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Carlos <strong>Guastavino</strong> Carlos GuastavinoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1912-2000 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

César Guerra-PeixeThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1914-1993 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Alberto GuerreroThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1886-1959 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

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


M

Ernst MahleThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 91 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

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

Claudio MaldonadoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 40 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Virtú MaragnoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1928-2004 (20th century)
Composer

Luis Otero Martínez-SiegenthalerThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 56 (20th century)
Conductor, Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Eduardo <strong>Marturet</strong> Eduardo MarturetThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 67 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Juan Bautista <strong>Massa</strong> Juan Bautista MassaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1885-1938 (20th century)
Composer

Carlos MastropietroThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 62 (20th century)
Composer

Martín MatalonThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 61 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Jean-Baptiste MathoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1663-1743 (Baroque)
Composer

Anacleto de MedeirosThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1866-1907 (Romantic)
Composer

Sergio MesaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 77 (20th century)
Composer

Francisco MignoneThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1897-1986 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Ronaldo MirandaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 72 (20th century)
Composer

José Ángel <strong>Montero</strong> José Ángel MonteroThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1832-1881 (Romantic)
Composer

Gabriela <strong>Montero</strong> Gabriela MonteroThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 50 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Cholo MontironiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 88 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Roberto García MorilloThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1911-2003 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Eli-Eri MouraThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 57 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Ricardo MoyanoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 59 (20th century)
Performer & Composer


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Luis H. SalgadoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1903-1977 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Bruno SanfilippoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 55 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Gustavo <strong>Santaolalla</strong> Gustavo SantaolallaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 69 (20th century)
Composer

Arthur Napoleão dos <strong>Santos</strong> Arthur Napoleão dos SantosThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1843-1925 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Ángel SauceThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1911-1995 (20th century)
Composer

Lalo <strong>Schifrin</strong> Lalo SchifrinThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 88 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Alfredo SchiumaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1885-1963 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

José SerebrierThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 81 (20th century)
Conductor & Composer

Honorio <strong>Siccardi</strong> Honorio SiccardiThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1897-1963 (20th century)
Composer

Francisco Manuel da <strong>Silva</strong> Francisco Manuel da SilvaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1795-1865 (Romantic)
Conductor, Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Oreste <strong>Sindici</strong> Oreste SindiciThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1828-1905 (Romantic)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Vicente Emilio SojoThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1887-1974 (20th century)
Composer

Juan María SolareThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 54 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

João de Souza LimaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1898-1982 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Carlos StellaThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 59 (20th century)
Performer & Composer

Oscar StrasnoyThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
age 49 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Augusto StresserThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1871-1918 (Romantic)
Composer

Susana Baron SupervielleThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
1910-2004 (20th century)
Composer


T

Victor TorresThe rise of classical music (1500-2000)
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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Commemorations 2020, 2021, ...

Last update : 2020-10-01

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