The great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900) North America

 

or ? or ? It is difficult for inquiring minds to tackle such abundant fields as classical music and opera, covering 10 centuries of history: there are really many conductors. 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 conductor not be instinctively privileged by an English critic?

For example: in Mexico, Alondra de la Parra, Mexican conductor, occupies a special place in front of the Belgian conductor Philippe Herreweghe, who is more distant but nevertheless more internationally renowned.

Timeline of conductors, between 1850 and 1900 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 : or ? or ? However, the knowledge available about musicians is enormous. It was processed to select the 10, 25, 50... most popular conductors around the world, for those living or having lived en North America, between 1850 and 1900. And this objectively, and for the first time (soClassiQ exclusivity).

Conductors rendered as a timeline to bring a little perspective:

ComposersConductorsReduce to conductors onlyLyrical singersPerformers WorldwideEuropeNorth AmericaSouth AmericaAsiaOceaniaAfrica 2020

This timeline is interactive to navigate through the ages or across continents (with ).

Top 10 conductors in North America for the years 1850-1900

Who are these greatest conductors, the most famous over the 1850-1900 era in North America? The carreer of these musician has marked the history of classical music. There are those you probably know, or at least by name and the others.

Here are these 10 conductors, renowned artists from around the world:


The musicians and artists who also composed were removed from this ranking.

The selections of musicians (conductors) proposed by soClassiQ are based exclusively on algorithms. The same applies to the composers, their works, the performers, the lyrical singers, les orchestras, 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 conductors. , , , , , , ...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 4400 conductors. So here is a selection of some conductors for the years 1850-1900, in North America, widely recognized around the world:

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Adolf <strong>Neuendorff</strong> Adolf NeuendorffThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1843-1897 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor


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Leopold SachseThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1880-1961 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Conductor

Carlos <strong>Salzedo</strong> Carlos SalzedoThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1885-1961 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Arnold <strong>Schoenberg</strong> Arnold SchoenbergThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1874-1951 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

MasterpiecesComplete works

Henry SchoenfeldThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1857-1936 (Romantic)
Composer & Conductor

Sholom SecundaThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1894-1974 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Fabien SevitzkyThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1893-1967 (20th century)
Conductor

Alexander <strong>Siloti</strong> Alexander SilotiThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1863-1945 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Charles Sanford SkiltonThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1868-1941 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Nicolas SlonimskyThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1894-1995 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Eduard SobolewskiThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1804-1872 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Nikolai SokoloffThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1886-1965 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Ferdinand SorensonThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1882-1966 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

John Philip <strong>Sousa</strong> John Philip SousaThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1854-1932 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

William SteinbergThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1899-1978 (20th century)
Conductor

Max <strong>Steiner</strong> Max SteinerThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1888-1971 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Fritz StiedryThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1883-1968 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

William Grant <strong>Still</strong> William Grant StillThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1895-1978 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Josef StránskýThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1872-1936 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Igor <strong>Stravinsky</strong> Igor StravinskyThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1882-1971 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

MasterpiecesComplete works

Gustav StrubeThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1867-1953 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Frank Van der <strong>Stucken</strong> Frank Van der StuckenThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1858-1929 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

George <strong>Szell</strong> George SzellThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1897-1970 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor


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Efrem ZimbalistThe great 19th-century conductors (1850-1900)
1889-1985 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Some conductors 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 conductors:

on 8, Lars Vogt (1970- ), 50th anniversary,
on 14, Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842), 260th anniversary (Birth),
on 20, Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880-1968), 140th anniversary (Birth),
on 29, Václav Neumann (1920-1995), 100th 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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