20th century classical music

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List of 20th-century classical composers by birth date. Dmitri Shostakovich. Dmitri Shostakovich in 1942 Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (Russian: Дмитрий Дмитриевич Шостакович , tr.

Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitrij Dmitrievič Šostakovič, pronounced [ˈdmʲitrʲɪj ˈdmʲitrʲɪɪvʲɪt͡ɕ ʂəstɐˈkovʲɪt͡ɕ]; 25 September[1] 1906 – 9 August 1975) was a Soviet Russian composer and pianist and a prominent figure of 20th-century music. Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No. 2: II. Andante. Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5,Bernstein. Dmitri Shostakovich - Waltz No. 2. Shostakovich Symphony No.5 - Op. 47 (1993) George Gershwin. George Gershwin (September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist.[1][2] Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known.

George Gershwin

Among his best known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928), as well as the opera Porgy and Bess (1935). Gershwin studied piano under Charles Hambitzer and composition with Rubin Goldmark and Henry Cowell. He began his career as a song plugger, but soon started composing Broadway theatre works with his brother Ira Gershwin and Buddy DeSylva. Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Summertime. Summertime by George Gershwin‬‏ Gershwin plays Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue‬‏ Carl Orff. Life[edit] Early life[edit] Orff started studying the piano at the age of five, and he also took organ and cello lessons.

Carl Orff

He soon found that he was more interested in composing original music than in studying to be a performer. 20th-century classical music. 20th-century classical music was without a dominant style and highly diverse.

20th-century classical music

History[edit] At the turn of the century, music was characteristically late Romantic in style. List of 20th-century classical composers by birth date. Ennio Morricone. Ennio Morricone, Grand Officer OMRI, (Italian pronunciation: [ˈɛnnjo morriˈkoːne]; November 10, 1928) is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor and former trumpet player, who has written music for more than 500 motion pictures and television series, as well as contemporary classical works.

Ennio Morricone

His career includes a wide range of composition genres, making him one of the world's most versatile, prolific and influential film composers of all time.[2] Morricone's music has been used in more than 60 award-winning films. He has conducted many orchestras worldwide, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra. A Fistful of Dollars - Ennio Morricone. For A Few Dollars More (Theme by Ennio Morricone) The good the bad and the ugly - The best theme tune ever. MORRICONE-"Harmonica/ Man With A Harmonica/ Death Rattle" (1968)

Nino Rota. Giovanni "Nino" Rota[1] (3 December 1911 – 10 April 1979) was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor and academic who is best known for his film scores, notably for the films of Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti.

Nino Rota

He also composed the music for two of Franco Zeffirelli's Shakespeare films, and for the first two films of Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather trilogy, receiving the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Godfather Part II (1974). During his long career Rota was an extraordinarily prolific composer, especially of music for the cinema. Nino Rota Suite (La strada, Il Padrino, Amarcord, I Clowns, Otto e mezzo) Nino Rota, The Godfather 2/2. The Godfather, Nino Rota 1/2. Nino Rota "Romeo and Juliet" Nino Rota. Danze del Gattopardo, Mazurka, Galop. Teatro alla Scala di Milano. 8½ theme - Nino Rota. Michael Nyman. Nyman in 2010 Early life and education[edit] Nyman was born in Stratford, London.

Michael Nyman

He was educated at the Sir George Monoux Grammar School, Walthamstow. He studied at King's College London under Alan Bush[2] and was accepted at the Royal Academy of Music in September 1961, studying with Bush and Thurston Dart, focusing on piano and seventeenth-century baroque music. He won the Howard Carr Memorial Prize for composition in July 1964.[3] In 1965–66 Nyman secured a residency in Romania, to study folk-song, supported by a British Council bursary.[4]

Michael Nyman - The Heart Asks Pleasure First. Michael Nyman - Love Doesn't End. Igor Stravinsky. Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (sometimes spelled Strawinsky or Stravinskii; Russian: Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский, transliterated: Igorʹ Fëdorovič Stravinskij; Russian pronunciation: [ˌiɡərʲ ˌfʲjodɐrɐvʲɪt͡ɕ strɐˈvʲinskʲɪj]; 17 June [O.S. 5 June] 1882 – 6 April 1971) was a Russian (and later, a naturalized French and American) composer, pianist and conductor.

Igor Stravinsky

He is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. Life and career[edit] Early life in the Russian Empire[edit] Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky FIREBIRD COMPLETE. Igor Stravinsky plays Stravinsky Piano Sonata (1924) Sergei Prokofiev. Sergei Prokofiev in New York, 1918 Biography[edit] Childhood compositions[edit]

Sergei Prokofiev

Montagues and Capulets. Prokofiev - Romeo And Juliet - Nureyev. Prokofiev - Peter And The Wolf March. Romantic era/20th century transition composers (1860-1880)