The 20th-century classical music greatest works
Other renowned works
1941 - Quartet for the End of Time Olivier Messiaen
1934 - Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini Sergei Rachmaninoff
1928 - An American in Paris George Gershwin
1917 - Symphony No. 1 in D major Sergei Prokofiev
1914 - The Planets Gustav Holst
1910 - The Firebird Igor Stravinsky
1901 - Pomp and Circumstance Edward Elgar
1900 - Symphony No. 4 in G major Gustav Mahler
1900 - Finlandia Francis Poulenc
1899 - Transfigured night Arnold Schoenberg
This selection of works is not the result of personal preferences or artistic opinion. Selected works come from an exclusive data analysis method developed by soclassiq.
The dating of the works can be precise or sometimes approximate. It may correspond to the premiere date or publication year or completion of the composition (that can be several years after its first public execution).
1900 .. 2000 : the essential composers
1882-1971 Igor Stravinsky °
1860-1911 Gustav Mahler °
1841-1904 Antonín Dvořák °
1843-1907 Edvard Grieg °
1813-1901 Giuseppe Verdi °
1865-1957 Jean Sibelius °
1858-1924 Giacomo Puccini °
1862-1918 Claude Debussy °
° : Masterpieces listed
On stage or recorded, listen these essential works
Meet the greatest works of classical music
Currently, 25000+ works are listed for a small selection of 101 composers among thousands listed here. Many composers are missing of which some are essential: J. Rodriguo, C. Franck, H. Gorecki, C. Nielsen, J.Corigliano, P. Hindemith, C. Ives, A. Webern ... New catalogues will be processed later to complete this experience of the discovery of the classical music masterpieces. Thus this selection of works will be updated.
Through the ages
Some major genres or forms among the 150 listed
The purpose of these pages is to point out few relevant works only among tens of thousands and to provide some chronological references.