The great 20th-century performers (1900-1950) Asia

 

Tsitsikian or Leonskaja? Zukerman or Delkash? It is difficult for inquiring minds to tackle a field as large and diverse as classical music, covering 10 centuries of history: there are uncountable numbers of classical music performers in the world. 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 performer/musician not be instinctively privileged by an English critic?

For example: in Canada, Marc-André Hamelin, a Quebec pianist and composer, is at least as popular as the German violinist Anne-Sofie Mutter, who is more internationally renowned.

Timeline of classical musicians, between 1900 and 1950 in Asia

Whoever wants to discover classical music 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 this field. So : Tsitsikian (Armenian violinist, musicologist, teacher) or Leonskaja (Russian musician) ? Virsaladze (Georgian pianist) or Comissiona (American conductor) ? However, the knowledge available about musicians is enormous. It was processed to select the 10, 25, 50... most popular performers around the world, for those living or having lived en Asia, between 1900 and 1950. And this objectively, and for the first time (soClassiQ exclusivity).

Performers rendered as a timeline to bring a little perspective:

ComposersConductorsLyrical singersPerformersReduce to performers only WorldwideEuropeNorth AmericaSouth AmericaAsiaOceaniaAfrica 2020

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

Top 10 classical musicians in Asia for the years 1900-1950

Who are these greatest performers, the most famous over the 1900-1950 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 performers, renowned artists from around the world:


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

The selections of musicians (performers) proposed by soClassiQ are based exclusively on algorithms. The same applies to the composers, their works, 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 well, for those who can easily name 50 or more classical music performers. Lanfang, Mahasti, Paik, Asahina, Navasardyan, Gitlis, Pressler...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 10000 performers. So here is a selection of some performers for the years 1900-1950, in Asia, widely recognized around the world:

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Azer Dzjanbachisj ogli AbdoellaevThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1929-2010 (20th century)
Performer

Kōmei AbeThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1911-2006 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Keiko <strong>Abe</strong> Keiko AbeThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 83 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Melanya AbovyanThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 76 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Vasif <strong>Adigozalov</strong> Vasif AdigozalovThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1935-2006 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Ruben AharonyanThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 73 (20th century)
Performer

Tair AkperThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1946-2018 (20th century)
Composer, Lyrical singer & Performer

Yasushi AkutagawaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1925-1989 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Shovkat AlakbarovaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1922-1993 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Franghiz <strong>Ali-Zadeh</strong> Franghiz Ali-ZadehThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 73 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Atar AradThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1945-2015 (20th century)
Performer

Yoshiko AraiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 71 (20th century)
Performer

Alexander ArutiunianThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1920-2012 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Takashi AsahinaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1908-2001 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Artashes AvetyanThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 77 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Artashes AvetyanThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 77 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer


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Toshi IchiyanagiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 87 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Akira <strong>Ifukube</strong> Akira IfukubeThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1914-2006 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Aiko IguchiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1910-1984 (20th century)
Performer

Motonari IguchiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1908-1983 (20th century)
Performer

Shin'ichirō IkebeThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 76 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Kikuei IkedaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 72 (20th century)
Performer

Tomojirō IkenouchiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1906-1991 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Nobuko <strong>Imai</strong> Nobuko ImaiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 77 (20th century)
Performer

Yōko InoshitaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 75 (20th century)
Performer

Naoyuki InoueThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1940-2003 (20th century)
Performer

Yoritoyo InoueThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1912-1996 (20th century)
Performer

Lee In-youngThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 91 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Liana IsakadzeThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 73 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Kan IshiiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1921-2009 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Kazuhide IsomuraThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 74 (20th century)
Performer

Shuku IwasakiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 83 (20th century)
Performer


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Mieko KakoThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1916-2002 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Joseph KaminskiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1903-1972 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Kikuko KanaiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1911-1986 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Yōji KawahitoThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 80 (20th century)
Performer

Karen KhachaturianThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1920-2011 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Zeynab KhanlarovaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 83 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Hŭi-ho KimThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1920-2001 (20th century)
Performer

Tong-jin KimThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1913-2009 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Kōichi KishiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1909-1937 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Yasuji KiyoseThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1900-1981 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Andō The great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1878-1963 (20th century)
Performer

Michio KobayashiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 87 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Takeshi KobayashiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 89 (20th century)
Performer

Nobu KōdaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1870-1946 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Hideo KojimaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 79 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Jo KondoThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 72 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Yōko KuboThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 76 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Mayako KuboThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 72 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Ryōsaku KubotaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1928-1997 (20th century)
Performer

Maya KuliyevaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1920-2018 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Yuriko KuronumaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 80 (20th century)
Performer


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Arif MalikovThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1933-2019 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Michio MamiyaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 91 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Shovkat MammadovaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1897-1981 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

A. ManevichThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1907-1976 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Tigran MansurianThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 81 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Fuat MansurovThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1928-2010 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Iwamoto MariThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1926-1979 (20th century)
Performer

Yoritsune MatsudairaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1907-2001 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Keiko MatsunamiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 73 (20th century)
Performer

Shūya MatsushitaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1929-2018 (20th century)
Performer

Alexander Melik-PashayevThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1905-1964 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Minoru MikiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1930-2011 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Bulat MinzhilkievThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1940-1997 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Mixail Ehtibar oğlu MirzəyevThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 97 (20th century)
Performer

Yōichirō MiyakeThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1914-1994 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Fumiaki MiyamotoThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 70 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Fatma MukhtarovaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1893-1972 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Rubaba MuradovaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1933-1983 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer


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Hideo SaitoThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1902-1974 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Ingrid Sala SantamariaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 80 (20th century)
Performer

Konstantin SaradzhevThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1877-1954 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Hossein SarsharThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1931-1992 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Kazuki SasakiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 76 (20th century)
Performer

Ermek SerkebaevThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1926-2013 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Vladimir ShainskyThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1925-2017 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Liu ShikunThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 81 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Yūko ShiokawaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 74 (20th century)
Performer

Pinchas SteinbergThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 74 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Kunnakudi SubbalakshmiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1931-2010 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Yōko SukaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 71 (20th century)
Performer

Saburō SumiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1902-1984 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Nejiko SuwaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1920-2012 (20th century)
Performer

Ichirō SuzukiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 72 (20th century)
Performer

Seiichi SuzukiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1901-1980 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Shinichi SuzukiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1898-1998 (20th century)
Performer


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Ali TajvidiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1919-2006 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Yūji TakahashiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 81 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Toru <strong>Takemitsu</strong> Toru TakemitsuThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1930-1996 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Rentarō <strong>Taki</strong> Rentarō TakiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1879-1903 (Romantic)
Composer & Performer

Josef TalThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1910-2008 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Margaret Leng TanThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 74 (20th century)
Performer

Kiyoko TanakaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1932-1996 (20th century)
Performer

Chikashi TanakaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1939-2009 (20th century)
Performer

Muhai TangThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 71 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Izumi TatenoThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 83 (20th century)
Performer

Nurghisa TilendievThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1925-1998 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Marija Sergeevna TitarenkoThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1918-2002 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Loris <strong>Tjeknavorian</strong> Loris TjeknavorianThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 82 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Yūji TōgiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1928-1985 (20th century)
Performer

Tsugio TokunagaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 73 (20th century)
Performer

Isao <strong>Tomita</strong> Isao TomitaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1932-2016 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Koji ToyodaThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 86 (20th century)
Performer

Sulkhan TsintsadzeThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1925-1991 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Anahit TsitsikianThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
1926-1999 (20th century)
Performer

Fou Ts'ongThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 86 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Tsuyoshi TsutsumiThe great 20th-century performers (1900-1950)
age 78 (20th century)
Performer


Some performers 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 performers:

on 3, Paul Hamburger (1920-2004), 100th anniversary (Birth),
on 4, David Garrett (1980- ), 40th anniversary,
on 8, Lars Vogt (1970- ), 50th anniversary,
on 27, Jacques Thibaud (1880-1953), 140th anniversary (Birth),
on 29, Václav Neumann (1920-1995), 100th 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...

See also...

Last update : 2020-08-01

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