Beecham or Masur? Järvi or Kleiber? 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 1900 and 2000+

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 : Beecham (British conductor and impresario) or Masur (German conductor) ? Barenboim (Israeli Argentine-born pianist and conductor) or Nikisch (Hungarian conductor) ? 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 between 1900 and 2000+. And this objectively, and for the first time (soClassiQ exclusivity).

Conductors rendered as a timeline to bring a little perspective:

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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 for the years 1900-2000+

Who are these greatest conductors, the most famous over the 1900-2000+ era? 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. Jansons, Ozawa, Karajan, Rattle, Domingo, Levine, Perlman...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 4400 conductors. So here is a selection of some conductors for the years 1900-2000+, widely recognized around the world:

A

Evald <strong>Aav</strong> Evald AavThe great 20th-century conductors
1900-1939 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Claudio <strong>Abbado</strong> Claudio AbbadoThe great 20th-century conductors
1933-2014 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

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

Salvatore <strong>Accardo</strong> Salvatore AccardoThe great 20th-century conductors
age 78 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

John Coolidge <strong>Adams</strong> John Coolidge AdamsThe great 20th-century conductors
age 73 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Jehan <strong>Alain</strong> Jehan AlainThe great 20th-century conductors
1911-1940 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Isaac <strong>Albéniz</strong> Isaac AlbénizThe great 20th-century conductors
1860-1909 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

MasterpiecesComplete works

Géza <strong>Anda</strong> Géza AndaThe great 20th-century conductors
1921-1976 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Ernest <strong>Ansermet</strong> Ernest AnsermetThe great 20th-century conductors
1883-1969 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Anton <strong>Arensky</strong> Anton ArenskyThe great 20th-century conductors
1861-1906 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Malcolm <strong>Arnold</strong> Malcolm ArnoldThe great 20th-century conductors
1921-2006 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Vladimir <strong>Ashkenazy</strong> Vladimir AshkenazyThe great 20th-century conductors
age 82 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Leopold von <strong>Auer</strong> Leopold von AuerThe great 20th-century conductors
1845-1930 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor


B

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

Mily <strong>Balakirev</strong> Mily BalakirevThe great 20th-century conductors
1837-1910 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

John <strong>Barbirolli</strong> John BarbirolliThe great 20th-century conductors
1899-1970 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

Daniel <strong>Barenboim</strong> Daniel BarenboimThe great 20th-century conductors
age 77 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

Yury <strong>Bashmet</strong> Yury BashmetThe great 20th-century conductors
age 67 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

Thomas <strong>Beecham</strong> Thomas BeechamThe great 20th-century conductors
1879-1961 (20th century)
Conductor

Luciano <strong>Berio</strong> Luciano BerioThe great 20th-century conductors
1925-2003 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Leonard <strong>Bernstein</strong> Leonard BernsteinThe great 20th-century conductors
1918-1990 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Karl <strong>Böhm</strong> Karl BöhmThe great 20th-century conductors
1894-1981 (20th century)
Conductor

Victor <strong>Borge</strong> Victor BorgeThe great 20th-century conductors
1909-2000 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Nadia <strong>Boulanger</strong> Nadia BoulangerThe great 20th-century conductors
1887-1979 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Pierre <strong>Boulez</strong> Pierre BoulezThe great 20th-century conductors
1925-2016 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

MasterpiecesComplete works

Benjamin <strong>Britten</strong> Benjamin BrittenThe great 20th-century conductors
1913-1976 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

MasterpiecesComplete works

Max <strong>Bruch</strong> Max BruchThe great 20th-century conductors
1838-1920 (Romantic)
Composer & Conductor

Ferruccio <strong>Busoni</strong> Ferruccio BusoniThe great 20th-century conductors
1866-1924 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor


C

Teresa <strong>Carreño</strong> Teresa CarreñoThe great 20th-century conductors
1853-1917 (Romantic)
Composer, Lyrical singer, Performer & Conductor

Pau <strong>Casals</strong> Pau CasalsThe great 20th-century conductors
1876-1973 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Alfredo <strong>Casella</strong> Alfredo CasellaThe great 20th-century conductors
1883-1947 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Sergiu <strong>Celibidache</strong> Sergiu CelibidacheThe great 20th-century conductors
1912-1996 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Riccardo <strong>Chailly</strong> Riccardo ChaillyThe great 20th-century conductors
age 67 (20th century)
Conductor

Van <strong>Cliburn</strong> Van CliburnThe great 20th-century conductors
1934-2013 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

Aaron <strong>Copland</strong> Aaron CoplandThe great 20th-century conductors
1900-1990 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

MasterpiecesComplete works

Alfred <strong>Cortot</strong> Alfred CortotThe great 20th-century conductors
1877-1962 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor


D

Peter Maxwell <strong>Davies</strong> Peter Maxwell DaviesThe great 20th-century conductors
1934-2016 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Vincent <strong>d'Indy</strong> Vincent d'IndyThe great 20th-century conductors
1851-1931 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Ernő von <strong>Dohnányi</strong> Ernő von DohnányiThe great 20th-century conductors
1877-1960 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Plácido <strong>Domingo</strong> Plácido DomingoThe great 20th-century conductors
age 79 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Conductor

Antal <strong>Doráti</strong> Antal DorátiThe great 20th-century conductors
1906-1988 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Gustavo <strong>Dudamel</strong> Gustavo DudamelThe great 20th-century conductors
age 39 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Tan <strong>Dun</strong> Tan DunThe great 20th-century conductors
age 62 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Marcel <strong>Dupré</strong> Marcel DupréThe great 20th-century conductors
1886-1971 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Maurice <strong>Duruflé</strong> Maurice DurufléThe great 20th-century conductors
1902-1986 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Antonín <strong>Dvořák</strong> Antonín DvořákThe great 20th-century conductors
1841-1904 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

MasterpiecesComplete works


F

Leo FallThe great 20th-century conductors
1873-1925 (Romantic)
Composer & Conductor

Zdeněk <strong>Fibich</strong> Zdeněk FibichThe great 20th-century conductors
1850-1900 (Romantic)
Composer & Conductor

Dietrich <strong>Fischer-Dieskau</strong> Dietrich Fischer-DieskauThe great 20th-century conductors
1925-2012 (20th century)
Composer, Lyrical singer, Performer & Conductor

Julius <strong>Fučík</strong> Julius FučíkThe great 20th-century conductors
1872-1916 (Romantic)
Composer & Conductor

Wilhelm <strong>Furtwängler</strong> Wilhelm FurtwänglerThe great 20th-century conductors
1886-1954 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor


H

Bernard <strong>Haitink</strong> Bernard HaitinkThe great 20th-century conductors
age 91 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

Uzeyir <strong>Hajibeyov</strong> Uzeyir HajibeyovThe great 20th-century conductors
1885-1948 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Johan <strong>Halvorsen</strong> Johan HalvorsenThe great 20th-century conductors
1864-1935 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

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

Nikolaus <strong>Harnoncourt</strong> Nikolaus HarnoncourtThe great 20th-century conductors
1929-2016 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Hans Werner <strong>Henze</strong> Hans Werner HenzeThe great 20th-century conductors
1926-2012 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Philippe <strong>Herreweghe</strong> Philippe HerrewegheThe great 20th-century conductors
age 73 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Bernard <strong>Herrmann</strong> Bernard HerrmannThe great 20th-century conductors
1911-1975 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

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

Joe <strong>Hisaishi</strong> Joe HisaishiThe great 20th-century conductors
age 69 (20th century)
Composer, Lyrical singer, Performer & Conductor

James <strong>Horner</strong> James HornerThe great 20th-century conductors
1953-2015 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Engelbert <strong>Humperdinck</strong> Engelbert HumperdinckThe great 20th-century conductors
1854-1921 (Romantic)
Composer & Conductor


I

Jacques <strong>Ibert</strong> Jacques IbertThe great 20th-century conductors
1890-1962 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Ion <strong>Ivanovici</strong> Ion IvanoviciThe great 20th-century conductors
1845-1902 (Romantic)
Composer & Conductor


K

Dmitri <strong>Kabalevsky</strong> Dmitri KabalevskyThe great 20th-century conductors
1904-1986 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Emmerich <strong>Kálmán</strong> Emmerich KálmánThe great 20th-century conductors
1882-1953 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Herbert von <strong>Karajan</strong> Herbert von KarajanThe great 20th-century conductors
1908-1989 (20th century)
Conductor

Rudolf <strong>Kempe</strong> Rudolf KempeThe great 20th-century conductors
1910-1976 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

Aram <strong>Khachaturian</strong> Aram KhachaturianThe great 20th-century conductors
1903-1978 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Erich <strong>Kleiber</strong> Erich KleiberThe great 20th-century conductors
1890-1956 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Carlos <strong>Kleiber</strong> Carlos KleiberThe great 20th-century conductors
1930-2004 (20th century)
Conductor

Otto <strong>Klemperer</strong> Otto KlempererThe great 20th-century conductors
1885-1973 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Hans <strong>Knappertsbusch</strong> Hans KnappertsbuschThe great 20th-century conductors
1888-1965 (20th century)
Conductor

Zoltán <strong>Kodály</strong> Zoltán KodályThe great 20th-century conductors
1882-1967 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

MasterpiecesComplete works

Kirill KondrashinThe great 20th-century conductors
1914-1981 (20th century)
Conductor

Erich Wolfgang <strong>Korngold</strong> Erich Wolfgang KorngoldThe great 20th-century conductors
1897-1957 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

MasterpiecesComplete works

Serge <strong>Koussevitzky</strong> Serge KoussevitzkyThe great 20th-century conductors
1874-1951 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Gidon <strong>Kremer</strong> Gidon KremerThe great 20th-century conductors
age 73 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

Rafael <strong>Kubelík</strong> Rafael KubelíkThe great 20th-century conductors
1914-1996 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor


... L

Gustav <strong>Leonhardt</strong> Gustav LeonhardtThe great 20th-century conductors
1928-2012 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

James <strong>Levine</strong> James LevineThe great 20th-century conductors
age 76 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

Witold <strong>Lutosławski</strong> Witold LutosławskiThe great 20th-century conductors
1913-1994 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Mykola <strong>Lysenko</strong> Mykola LysenkoThe great 20th-century conductors
1842-1912 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor


M

Lorin <strong>Maazel</strong> Lorin MaazelThe great 20th-century conductors
1930-2014 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Bruno <strong>Maderna</strong> Bruno MadernaThe great 20th-century conductors
1920-1973 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Muslim <strong>Magomayev</strong> Muslim MagomayevThe great 20th-century conductors
1942-2008 (20th century)
Composer, Lyrical singer & Conductor

Gustav <strong>Mahler</strong> Gustav MahlerThe great 20th-century conductors
1860-1911 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

MasterpiecesComplete works

Henry <strong>Mancini</strong> Henry ManciniThe great 20th-century conductors
1924-1994 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Neville <strong>Marriner</strong> Neville MarrinerThe great 20th-century conductors
1924-2016 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Wynton <strong>Marsalis</strong> Wynton MarsalisThe great 20th-century conductors
age 58 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Frank <strong>Martin</strong> Frank MartinThe great 20th-century conductors
1890-1974 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Pietro <strong>Mascagni</strong> Pietro MascagniThe great 20th-century conductors
1863-1945 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Kurt <strong>Masur</strong> Kurt MasurThe great 20th-century conductors
1927-2015 (20th century)
Conductor

Zubin <strong>Mehta</strong> Zubin MehtaThe great 20th-century conductors
age 84 (20th century)
Conductor

Willem <strong>Mengelberg</strong> Willem MengelbergThe great 20th-century conductors
1871-1951 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Gian Carlo <strong>Menotti</strong> Gian Carlo MenottiThe great 20th-century conductors
1911-2007 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Yehudi <strong>Menuhin</strong> Yehudi MenuhinThe great 20th-century conductors
1916-1999 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

Darius <strong>Milhaud</strong> Darius MilhaudThe great 20th-century conductors
1892-1974 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

MasterpiecesComplete works

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

Stevan Stojanović <strong>Mokranjac</strong> Stevan Stojanović MokranjacThe great 20th-century conductors
1856-1914 (Romantic)
Composer & Conductor

Pierre <strong>Monteux</strong> Pierre MonteuxThe great 20th-century conductors
1875-1964 (20th century)
Conductor

Ennio <strong>Morricone</strong> Ennio MorriconeThe great 20th-century conductors
age 91 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Moritz <strong>Moszkowski</strong> Moritz MoszkowskiThe great 20th-century conductors
1854-1925 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Yevgeny <strong>Mravinsky</strong> Yevgeny MravinskyThe great 20th-century conductors
1903-1988 (20th century)
Conductor

Riccardo <strong>Muti</strong> Riccardo MutiThe great 20th-century conductors
age 79 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor


N

Carl <strong>Nielsen</strong> Carl NielsenThe great 20th-century conductors
1865-1931 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Arthur <strong>Nikisch</strong> Arthur NikischThe great 20th-century conductors
1855-1922 (Romantic)
Performer & Conductor

Luigi <strong>Nono</strong> Luigi NonoThe great 20th-century conductors
1924-1990 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor


R

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

MasterpiecesComplete works

Simon <strong>Rattle</strong> Simon RattleThe great 20th-century conductors
age 65 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

Maurice <strong>Ravel</strong> Maurice RavelThe great 20th-century conductors
1875-1937 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

MasterpiecesComplete works

Max <strong>Reger</strong> Max RegerThe great 20th-century conductors
1873-1916 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Carl <strong>Reinecke</strong> Carl ReineckeThe great 20th-century conductors
1824-1910 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Ottorino <strong>Respighi</strong> Ottorino RespighiThe great 20th-century conductors
1879-1936 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Hans <strong>Richter</strong> Hans RichterThe great 20th-century conductors
1843-1916 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Karl <strong>Richter</strong> Karl RichterThe great 20th-century conductors
1926-1981 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

André <strong>Rieu</strong> André RieuThe great 20th-century conductors
age 70 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Nikolai <strong>Rimsky-Korsakov</strong> Nikolai Rimsky-KorsakovThe great 20th-century conductors
1844-1908 (Romantic)
Composer & Conductor

MasterpiecesComplete works

Mstislav <strong>Rostropovich</strong> Mstislav RostropovichThe great 20th-century conductors
1927-2007 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Nino <strong>Rota</strong> Nino RotaThe great 20th-century conductors
1911-1979 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Gennady <strong>Rozhdestvensky</strong> Gennady RozhdestvenskyThe great 20th-century conductors
1931-2018 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

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

John <strong>Rutter</strong> John RutterThe great 20th-century conductors
age 74 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor


S

Camille <strong>Saint-Saëns</strong> Camille Saint-SaënsThe great 20th-century conductors
1835-1921 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

MasterpiecesComplete works

Esa-Pekka <strong>Salonen</strong> Esa-Pekka SalonenThe great 20th-century conductors
age 61 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Pablo de <strong>Sarasate</strong> Pablo de SarasateThe great 20th-century conductors
1844-1908 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Jordi <strong>Savall</strong> Jordi SavallThe great 20th-century conductors
age 78 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Wolfgang <strong>Sawallisch</strong> Wolfgang SawallischThe great 20th-century conductors
1923-2013 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

András <strong>Schiff</strong> András SchiffThe great 20th-century conductors
age 66 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

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

MasterpiecesComplete works

Peter <strong>Schreier</strong> Peter SchreierThe great 20th-century conductors
1935-2019 (20th century)
Composer, Lyrical singer & Conductor

Howard <strong>Shore</strong> Howard ShoreThe great 20th-century conductors
age 73 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Jean <strong>Sibelius</strong> Jean SibeliusThe great 20th-century conductors
1865-1957 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

MasterpiecesComplete works

Georg <strong>Solti</strong> Georg SoltiThe great 20th-century conductors
1912-1997 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Alexander <strong>Spendiaryan</strong> Alexander SpendiaryanThe great 20th-century conductors
1871-1928 (Romantic)
Composer & Conductor

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

Wilhelm <strong>Stenhammar</strong> Wilhelm StenhammarThe great 20th-century conductors
1871-1927 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Leopold <strong>Stokowski</strong> Leopold StokowskiThe great 20th-century conductors
1882-1977 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Robert <strong>Stolz</strong> Robert StolzThe great 20th-century conductors
1880-1975 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Oscar <strong>Straus</strong> Oscar StrausThe great 20th-century conductors
1870-1954 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Eduard <strong>Strauss</strong> Eduard StraussThe great 20th-century conductors
1835-1916 (Romantic)
Composer & Conductor

Richard <strong>Strauss</strong> Richard StraussThe great 20th-century conductors
1864-1949 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

MasterpiecesComplete works

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

MasterpiecesComplete works

Arthur <strong>Sullivan</strong> Arthur SullivanThe great 20th-century conductors
1842-1900 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Johan <strong>Svendsen</strong> Johan SvendsenThe great 20th-century conductors
1840-1911 (Romantic)
Composer & Conductor

Yevgeny <strong>Svetlanov</strong> Yevgeny SvetlanovThe great 20th-century conductors
1928-2002 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

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


T

Alexandre <strong>Tansman</strong> Alexandre TansmanThe great 20th-century conductors
1897-1986 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Arturo <strong>Toscanini</strong> Arturo ToscaniniThe great 20th-century conductors
1867-1957 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Eduard <strong>Tubin</strong> Eduard TubinThe great 20th-century conductors
1905-1982 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor


U

Viktor <strong>Ullmann</strong> Viktor UllmannThe great 20th-century conductors
1898-1944 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor


V

Edgard <strong>Varèse</strong> Edgard VarèseThe great 20th-century conductors
1883-1965 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Giuseppe <strong>Verdi</strong> Giuseppe VerdiThe great 20th-century conductors
1813-1901 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

MasterpiecesComplete works

Heitor <strong>Villa-Lobos</strong> Heitor Villa-LobosThe great 20th-century conductors
1887-1959 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Pancho <strong>Vladigerov</strong> Pancho VladigerovThe great 20th-century conductors
1899-1978 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor


W

Émile <strong>Waldteufel</strong> Émile WaldteufelThe great 20th-century conductors
1837-1915 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Bruno <strong>Walter</strong> Bruno WalterThe great 20th-century conductors
1876-1962 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

William <strong>Walton</strong> William WaltonThe great 20th-century conductors
1902-1983 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Anton <strong>Webern</strong> Anton WebernThe great 20th-century conductors
1883-1945 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Kurt <strong>Weill</strong> Kurt WeillThe great 20th-century conductors
1900-1950 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Felix von <strong>Weingartner</strong> Felix von WeingartnerThe great 20th-century conductors
1863-1942 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Ralph Vaughan <strong>Williams</strong> Ralph Vaughan WilliamsThe great 20th-century conductors
1872-1958 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

John <strong>Williams</strong> John WilliamsThe great 20th-century conductors
age 88 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor


Y

Eugène <strong>Ysaÿe</strong> Eugène YsaÿeThe great 20th-century conductors
1858-1931 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Conductor


Some conductors 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 conductors:

on 3, Carlos Kleiber (1930-2004), 90th anniversary (Birth),
on 7, Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), 160th anniversary (Birth),
on 15, Leopold von Auer (1845-1930), 90th anniversary (Death),
on 21, Isaac Stern (1920-2001), 100th anniversary (Birth),
on 28, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), 270th anniversary (Death),
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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...

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Last update : 2020-06-01

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