The great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000) Asia

 

Oue or Chung? Perlman or Long? 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 1950 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 : Oue (Japanese conductor) or Chung (South Korean pianist and conductor) ? Comissiona (American conductor) or Mintz (Israeli violin virtuoso, violist and 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 en Asia, between 1950 and 2000+. 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 2021

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

Top 10 conductors in Asia for the years 1950-2000+

Who are these greatest conductors, the most famous over the 1950-2000+ era in Asia? 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. Asahina, Mehta, Steinberg, Vengerov, Navasardyan, Zukerman, Barenboim...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 4500 conductors. So here is a selection of some conductors for the years 1950-2000+, in Asia, widely recognized around the world:

A

Kanako AbeThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 47 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

Kōmei AbeThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1911-2006 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Rosalina AbejoThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1922-1991 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Yalchin AdigezalovThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 60 (20th century)
Conductor

Yuri AhronovitchThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1932-2002 (20th century)
Conductor

Kazuyoshi AkiyamaThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 79 (20th century)
Conductor

Yasushi AkutagawaThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1925-1989 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Suleĭman AleskerovThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1924-2000 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Darrell <strong>Ang</strong> Darrell AngThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 40 (20th century)
Conductor

Hiroshi AoshimaThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 65 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Shunji ArataniThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1930-2020 (20th century)
Conductor

Masao ArayaThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1914-1996 (20th century)
Conductor

Raffi ArmenianThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 78 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Chitaru AsahinaThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 77 (20th century)
Conductor

Takashi AsahinaThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1908-2001 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

Mukhtar AshrafiThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1912-1975 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Moshe AtzmonThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 89 (20th century)
Conductor


K

Vakhtang KakhidzeThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 61 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Yūki KakiuchiThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 42 (20th century)
Conductor

Toshiyuki KamiokaThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 60 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

Shigeru Kan-noThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 61 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Masaru KawasakiThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1924-2018 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Hooman KhalatbariThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 51 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

Seikyo KimThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 50 (20th century)
Conductor

Shōkoku KinThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 78 (20th century)
Conductor

Otto <strong>Klemperer</strong> Otto KlempererThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1885-1973 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Hiroshi KodamaThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 68 (20th century)
Conductor

Kazuhiro KoizumiThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 70 (20th century)
Conductor

Hideo KojimaThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 79 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

Kazuhiko KomatsuThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1947-2013 (20th century)
Conductor

Jo KondoThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 72 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Hidemaro KonoyeThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1898-1973 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Kazunobu KurokawaThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 41 (20th century)
Conductor

Tetsunosuke KushidaThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 85 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor


S

Yutaka SadoThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 59 (20th century)
Conductor

Hideo SaitoThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1902-1974 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Ryuichi <strong>Sakamoto</strong> Ryuichi SakamotoThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 68 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Heshmat SanjariThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1917-1995 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Konstantin SaradzhevThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1877-1954 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

Kentaro SatoThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 39 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Kōtarō SatōThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1944-2006 (20th century)
Conductor

Kikuo SatōThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 91 (20th century)
Conductor

Uri SegalThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 76 (20th century)
Conductor

David ShallonThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1950-2000 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

Mohammad ShamsThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 65 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Lahav <strong>Shani</strong> Lahav ShaniThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 31 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

Harish ShankarThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 36 (20th century)
Conductor

En ShaoThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 65 (20th century)
Conductor

Bright ShengThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 64 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Noam SheriffThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1935-2018 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Keisuke ShinoharaThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1959-2011 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Makoto ShinoharaThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 88 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Lan <strong>Shui</strong> Lan ShuiThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 63 (20th century)
Conductor

Satō ShuntarōThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 48 (20th century)
Conductor

Sergey SmbatyanThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 33 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

Daisuke SogaThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 54 (20th century)
Conductor

S. P. SomtowThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 67 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Pinchas SteinbergThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 74 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

Makoto SuehiroThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 61 (20th century)
Conductor

Meirō SugaharaThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1897-1988 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Shi-Yeon SungThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 45 (20th century)
Conductor

Masato SuzukiThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 39 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Hidemi SuzukiThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 63 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

Masaaki <strong>Suzuki</strong> Masaaki SuzukiThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 66 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor


T

Ali TajvidiThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1919-2006 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Ken TakasekiThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 65 (20th century)
Conductor

Josef TalThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1910-2008 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Itay TalgamThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 62 (20th century)
Performer & Conductor

Yoav TalmiThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 77 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Kazuyoshi TanakaThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 67 (20th century)
Conductor

Nobuaki TanakaThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 92 (20th century)
Conductor

Kelly TangThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 59 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Muhai TangThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 71 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Anushavan Ter-GhevondyanThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1887-1961 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Yukinori TezukaThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 80 (20th century)
Conductor

Nurghisa TilendievThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1925-1998 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Loris <strong>Tjeknavorian</strong> Loris TjeknavorianThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 82 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Conductor

Naohiro TotsukaThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 60 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Yuzo ToyamaThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 89 (20th century)
Composer & Conductor

Shinji TōyamaThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1923-1986 (20th century)
Conductor

Yaron TraubThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 56 (20th century)
Conductor

Kunio TsuchiyaThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
age 87 (20th century)
Conductor

Shunsaku TsutsumiThe great 20th-century conductors (1950-2000)
1946-2013 (20th century)
Conductor


Some conductors 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 conductors:

on 2, Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896-1960), 60th anniversary (Death),
on 7, Ferenc Erkel (1810-1893), 210th anniversary (Birth),
on 12, Oscar Strasnoy (1970- ), 50th anniversary,
on 14, Aaron Copland (1900-1990), 120th anniversary (Birth),
on 22, Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900), 120th anniversary (Death),
...

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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Last update : 2020-10-01

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