The great 20th-century performers (1950-2000) South America

 

Barenboim or Schrott? Odnoposoff or Orozco-Estrada? 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 1950 and 2000+ in South America

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 : Barenboim (Israeli Argentine-born pianist and conductor) or Schrott (Uruguayan opera singer) ? Blumental (Polish pianist) or Freire (Brazilian pianist) ? 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 South America, between 1950 and 2000+. 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 2021

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

Top 10 classical musicians in South America for the years 1950-2000+

Who are these greatest performers, the most famous over the 1950-2000+ era in South 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 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. Cura, Kiehr, Gelber, Gabetta, Tiempo, Arrau, Francesch...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 11000 performers. So here is a selection of some performers for the years 1950-2000+, in South America, widely recognized around the world:

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Antonio <strong>Estévez</strong> Antonio EstévezThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1916-1988 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer


G

Andres GabettaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 44 (20th century)
Performer

Sol <strong>Gabetta</strong> Sol GabettaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 39 (20th century)
Performer

Gerardo GandiniThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1936-2013 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Juan Francisco GatellThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 41 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Bruno Leonardo GelberThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 79 (20th century)
Performer

Gilardo <strong>Gilardi</strong> Gilardo GilardiThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1889-1963 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Maria Isabel Curubeto GodoyThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1904-1959 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Nelson GoernerThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 51 (20th century)
Performer

Osvaldo <strong>Golijov</strong> Osvaldo GolijovThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 59 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Camargo GuarnieriThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1907-1993 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Carlos <strong>Guastavino</strong> Carlos GuastavinoThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1912-2000 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

César Guerra-PeixeThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1914-1993 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Alberto GuerreroThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1886-1959 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Gerardo GuevaraThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 90 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Gloria GuzmánThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1902-1979 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer


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Gábor MagyarThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1914-2011 (20th century)
Performer

Mesías MaiguashcaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 81 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Claudio MaldonadoThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 40 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Nybia MariñoThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1920-2014 (20th century)
Performer

Pablo MárquezThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 53 (20th century)
Performer

Luis Otero Martínez-SiegenthalerThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 56 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor, Lyrical singer & Performer

João Carlos MartinsThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 80 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Nahim MarunThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 58 (20th century)
Performer

Martín MatalonThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 61 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Diego MatheuzThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 36 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Moicelí MedinaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 42 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Antonio MenesesThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 63 (20th century)
Performer

Francisco MignoneThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1897-1986 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Pedro MirassouThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1889-1963 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Giancarlo MonsalveThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 38 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Gabriela <strong>Montero</strong> Gabriela MonteroThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 50 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Lígia MorenoThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 37 (20th century)
Performer

Roberto García MorilloThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1911-2003 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Ricardo MoyanoThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 59 (20th century)
Composer & Performer


P

Nathan PachecoThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 40 (20th century)
Composer, Lyrical singer & Performer

Isabel PalaciosThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 70 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Athos PalmaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1891-1951 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Fabián <strong>Panisello</strong> Fabián PaniselloThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 57 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Aldo ParisotThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1918-2018 (20th century)
Performer

Rafael PayareThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 40 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Malvina PereiraThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 137 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Alejo PérezThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 46 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Astor <strong>Piazzolla</strong> Astor PiazzollaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1921-1992 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Álvaro PierriThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 68 (20th century)
Performer

Maria João <strong>Pires</strong> Maria João PiresThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 76 (20th century)
Performer

Adrien PolitiThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 62 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Jaurés Lamarque PonsThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1917-1982 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Bruno ProcopioThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 44 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Osvaldo PuglieseThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1905-1995 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Edward PulgarThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 46 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer


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Luis H. SalgadoThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1903-1977 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Victoria SánchezThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 34 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Bruno SanfilippoThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 55 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Turibio SantosThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 77 (20th century)
Performer

Lalo <strong>Schifrin</strong> Lalo SchifrinThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 88 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Alfredo SchiumaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1885-1963 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Erwin <strong>Schrott</strong> Erwin SchrottThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 47 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Aleida SchweitzerThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 82 (20th century)
Performer

Rosita SerranoThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1912-1997 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

María José <strong>Siri</strong> María José SiriThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 43 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Juan María SolareThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 54 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

João de Souza LimaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1898-1982 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Carlos StellaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 59 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Jean Louis SteuermanThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 71 (20th century)
Performer

Oscar StrasnoyThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 49 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer


Some performers 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 performers:

on 4, Malena Ernman (1970- ), 50th anniversary,
on 19, Maria Yudina (1899-1970), 50th anniversary (Death),
on 21, Hŭi-ho Kim (1920-2001), 100th anniversary (Birth),
on 26, Nathan Gunn (1970- ), 50th anniversary,
...

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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