Name Yeares Nationality Notable works Remarks
Vincent d'Indy 1851–1931 French Symphony on a French Mountain Air; Ishtar
Charles Villiers Stanford 1852–1924 Irish 7 symphonies Romanticism
Ciprian Porumbescu 1853–1883 Romanian Balada for violin, "Serenada"
Moritz Moszkowski 1854–1925 German-Polish-Jewish Many groups of short piano pieces
Leoš Janáček 1854–1928 Czech Sinfonietta; Taras Bulba; operas; 2 string quartets folk-influenced
Christian Sinding 1856–1941 Norwegian The Rustle of Spring Romanticism
Edward Elgar 1857–1934 British Symphony No. 1 and No. 2; Violin Concerto; Cello Concerto; The Dream of Gerontius (oratorio); Enigma Variations; Pomp and Circumstance Marches Romanticism
Cécile Chaminade 1857–1944 French Concertino for FLUTE
Giacomo Puccini 1858–1924 Italian La bohème (opera); Tosca (opera); Madama Butterfly (opera) Romanticism
Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov 1859–1935 Russian Caucasian Sketches
Isaac Albéniz 1860–1909 Spanish Suite española Romanticism
Gustav Mahler 1860–1911 Austrian Symphony No. 1, No. 5, No. 6, and No. 9; Das Lied von der Erde; Kindertotenlieder Romanticism
Ignacy Jan Paderewski 1860–1941 Polish Piano works (He was also a noted concert pianist) Also Prime Minister of Poland (1919)
Gustave Charpentier 1860–1956 French Louise (opera)
Claude Debussy 1862–1918 French Clair de lune; Syrinx; La Mer; Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun; Préludes Impressionism
Frederick Delius 1862–1934 British The Walk to the Paradise Garden from A Village Romeo and Juliet (opera); On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring Impressionism
Pietro Mascagni 1863–1945 Italian Cavalleria rusticana (opera) Romanticism
Eugen d'Albert 1864–1932 Russian Tiefland (opera) Romanticism
Richard Strauss 1864–1949 German Alpine Symphony; Also sprach Zarathustra; Till Eulenspiegel; Der Rosenkavalier (opera); Oboe Concerto, Salome (opera); Ein Heldenleben Romanticism
Guy Ropartz 1864–1955 French Impressionism
Alexander Gretchaninov 1864–1956 Russian 5 symphonies; Passion Week Romanticism, later Neo-classicism
Albéric Magnard 1865–1914 French Guercoeur (opera), 4 Symphonies, String Quartet Called the "French Bruckner"
Eduardo di Capua 1865–1917 Italian
Carl Nielsen 1865–1931 Danish Symphony No. 2, No. 4, and No. 5; Masquerade (opera); Clarinet Concerto Flute Concerto father of Danish classical music
Paul Dukas 1865–1935 French The Sorcerer's Apprentice; La Péri (ballet)
Alexander Glazunov 1865–1936 Russian Symphony No. 4 and No. 5; The Seasons; Violin Concerto; Saxophone Concerto Romanticism
Jean Sibelius 1865–1957 Finnish Symphony No. 1, No. 2, No. 5, and No. 7; Violin Concerto; The Swan of Tuonela; Finlandia father of Finnish classical music
Ferruccio Busoni 1866–1924 Italian Fantasia Contrappuntistica; Turandot Suite; Piano Concerto
Erik Satie 1866–1925 French Gymnopédies; Gnossiennes; Vexations; other piano music Minimalism, avant-garde
Enrique Granados 1867–1916 Spanish
Wilhelm Peterson-Berger 1867–1942 Swedish 5 symphonies; Frösöblomster Romantic nationalism
Amy Beach 1867–1944 American
Umberto Giordano 1867–1948 Italian Andrea Chénier (opera) Verismo
Charles Koechlin 1867–1950 French
Oskar Merikanto 1868–1924 Finnish
José Vianna da Motta 1868–1948 Portuguese
Albert Roussel 1869–1937 French Symphony No. 3 and No. 4; Bacchus et Ariane (ballet) Neo-classicism
Hans Pfitzner 1869–1949 German Palestrina (opera)
Louis Vierne 1870–1937 French Organist at Notre Dame Cathederal.
Leopold Godowsky 1870–1938 Polish
Charles Tournemire 1870–1939 French 8 symphonies, organ music
Franz Lehár 1870–1948 Hungarian operettas
Vítězslav Novák 1870–1949 Czech
Florent Schmitt 1870–1958 French
Alfred Hill 1870–1960 Australian
Wilhelm Stenhammar 1871–1927 Swedish Symphony #2; 6 String Quartets; piano music Romanticism
Alexander von Zemlinsky 1871–1942 Austrian Lyric Symphony and other orchestral works; operas Romanticism; mentor of Arnold Schoenberg; also conductor
Alexander Scriabin 1872–1915 Russian The Poem of Ecstasy; Prometheus: The Poem of Fire; 10 piano sonatas Mysticism
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958 British A Sea Symphony; A London Symphony; Sinfonia Antartica; Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis; Fantasia on Greensleeves folk-influenced
Hugo Alfvén 1872–1960 Swedish Symphony No. 4: From the Outermost Skerries; Midsummer Vigil Romanticism
Max Reger 1873–1916 German organ music Romanticism
Sergei Rachmaninoff 1873–1943 Russian Piano Concerto No. 2 and No. 3; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Symphony No. 2; Prelude in C-sharp minor Romanticism; also a formidable pianist
Nikolai Tcherepnin 1873–1945 Russian father of Alexander Tcherepnin
Joseph Jongen 1873–1953 Belgian Symphonie Concertante for organ and orchestra
Jean Roger-Ducasse 1873–1954 French
Gustav Holst 1874–1934 British The Planets; Beni Mora; Egdon Heath
Josef Suk 1874–1935 Czech Asrael Symphony; A Winter's Tale
Franz Schmidt 1874–1939 Austrian The Book with Seven Seals (oratorio); 4 Symphonies
Arnold Schoenberg 1874–1951 Austrian Gurre-Lieder; Verklärte Nacht; Variations for Orchestra; Pierrot Lunaire; Five Pieces for Orchestra Romanticism, later Expressionism and Serialism; founder of the Second Viennese School
Charles Ives 1874–1954 American The Unanswered Question; Central Park in the Dark; Variations on America; Three Places in New England; Concord Sonata Avant-garde, folk-influenced
Erkki Melartin 1875–1937 Finnish
Maurice Ravel 1875–1937 French Daphnis et Chloé; Valses nobles et sentimentales; Rapsodie espagnole; Tzigane; Piano Concerto; Bolero; piano music Impressionism, Neo-classicism
Reinhold Glière 1875–1956 Russian Symphony No. 3: Ilya Muromets Romanticism
Albert Ketèlbey 1875–1959 British In a Persian Market
Julián Carrillo 1875–1965 Mexican 13th sound Microtonal music
Mieczysław Karłowicz 1876–1909 Polish Stanislaw i Anna Oswiecimovie, op. 12; Lithuanian Rhapsody, op.11; Symphony in E Minor, op. 7; Serenade for Strings, op. 2, in C Major; Violin Concerto, op. 8, in A Major Romanticism
Manuel de Falla 1876–1946 Spanish The Three-Cornered Hat; Nights in the Gardens of Spain Impressionism, Neo-classicism
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari 1876–1948 Italian Several comic operas
Carl Ruggles 1876–1971 American Sun-Treader Also successful painter
Havergal Brian 1876–1972 British more than 30 symphonies, including the Gothic Symphony
Sigfrid Karg-Elert 1877–1933 German organ and harmonium works
Ernő Dohnányi 1877–1960 Hungarian Variations on a Nursery Tune Romanticism
Franz Schreker 1878–1934 Austrian Several operas
Joseph Holbrooke 1878–1958 British
Jean Cras 1879–1932 French
Ottorino Respighi 1879–1936 Italian The Fountains of Rome; The Pines of Rome Impressionism, Neo-Baroque
Frank Bridge 1879–1941 British Enter Spring; The Sea Impressionism, later Expressionism; mentor of Benjamin Britten
Hamilton Harty 1879–1941 Irish An Irish Symphony; With the Wild Geese
Joseph Canteloube 1879–1957 French Chants d'Auvergne
John Ireland 1879–1962 British Piano Concerto in E flat
Cyril Scott 1879–1970 British 4 Symphonies; much piano music Also writer of prose and poetry
Nikolay Medtner 1880–1951 Russian 3 piano concertos Romanticism
Ernest Bloch 1880–1959 Swiss Schelomo; Suite hébraïque
Ildebrando Pizzetti 1880–1968 Italian Assassinio nella cattedrale and other operas; orchestral and chamber music
Jan van Gilse 1881–1944 Dutch Thijl, 5 symphonies
Mykola Roslavets 1881–1944 Russian
Béla Bartók 1881–1945 Hungarian Concerto for Orchestra; The Miraculous Mandarin; Piano Concerto No. 3; Viola Concerto; Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta; Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion Neo-classicism, folk-influenced
Nikolay Myaskovsky 1881–1950 Russian 27 symphonies Romanticism; father of the Russian symphony
George Enescu 1881–1955 Romanian Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, Sonata no. 3 for Violin and Piano ("In the Romanian Popular Style"), Oedip ,Cantabile et Presto pour flauto et piano,Opera OEDIP, folk-influenced; father of Romanian classical music
Karol Szymanowski 1882–1937 Polish Symphony No. 3 and No. 4; Violin Concerto No. 1 and No. 2 Impressionism, later folk-influenced
Manuel Maria Ponce 1882–1948 Mexican Concierto del sur for guitar and orchestra, guitar and piano pieces, songs (especially "Estrellita"), and folk-song arrangements
Joaquin Turina 1882–1949 Spanish
Percy Grainger 1882–1961 Australian Country Gardens, Irish Tune from County Derry, Lincolnshire Posy folksong-influenced, mostly piano solo & wind band
Zoltán Kodály 1882–1967 Hungarian Háry János; Dances of Galanta folk-influenced
Geoffrey O'Hara 1882–1967 Canadian
Igor Stravinsky 1882–1971 Russian The Rite of Spring; The Firebird; Petrushka; Pulcinella; The Soldier's Tale; Symphony of Psalms; Symphonies of Wind Instruments Neo-classicism, Neo-Baroque, later Serialism
Gian Francesco Malipiero 1882–1973 Italian 11 symphonies
Anton Webern 1883–1945 Austrian Symphony; Passacaglia; Six Pieces for Orchestra Serialism; pupil of Arnold Schoenberg
Alfredo Casella 1883–1947 Italian
Arnold Bax 1883–1953 British Symphony No. 2, No. 3, and No. 6; Tintagel Romanticism, Impressionism
Manolis Kalomiris 1883–1962 Greek
George Dyson 1883–1964 British Symphony in G major; sacred choral works
Edgard Varèse 1883–1965 French Amériques; Ionisation; Arcana; Density 21.5 Musique concrète, Electronic music
Charles Griffes 1884–1920 American White Peacock, The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan impressionism
Ture Rangström 1884–1947 Swedish 4 symphonies; 3 operas
Louis Gruenberg 1884–1964 Russian Violin Concerto; 5 symphonies; The Emperor Jones (opera)
George Butterworth 1885–1916 British
Alban Berg 1885–1935 Austrian Violin Concerto; Wozzeck; Lyric Suite Serialism, Romanticism; pupil of Arnold Schoenberg
Wallingford Riegger 1885–1961 American Symphony #3
Egon Wellesz 1885–1974 Austrian 9 symphonies
Joseph Achron 1886–1943 Russian "Hebrew Melody"
Othmar Schoeck 1886–1957 Swiss Penthesilea and other operas and vocal music
Jesús Guridi 1886–1961 Spanish Sinfonia pirenaica
Marcel Dupré 1886–1971 French organ music
Paul Paray 1886–1979 French Mass for the 500th Anniversary of the Death of Joan of Arc Also noted conductor
Leevi Madetoja 1887–1947 Finnish
Heitor Villa-Lobos 1887–1959 Brazilian Bachianas brasileiras; guitar music Neo-classicism, folk-influenced
Ernst Toch 1887–1964 German 7 symphonies
Kurt Atterberg 1887–1974 Swedish Symphony No. 6: Dollarsymphony
Nadia Boulanger 1887–1979 French mentor of many composers
Matthijs Vermeulen 1888–1967 Dutch 7 symphonies
Grigoras Dinicu 1889–1949 Romanian mostly for violin and piano, Hora staccato
Vladimir Shcherbachov 1889–1952 Russian
Luís de Freitas Branco 1890–1955 Portuguese 4 symphonies
Bohuslav Martinů 1890–1959 Czech Symphonies Nos. 3 and 6; Gilgamesh (oratorio); chamber music neoclassicism, folk-influenced
Jacques Ibert 1890–1962 French Escales; Bacchanale; Flute Concerto neoclassicism
Gösta Nystroem 1890–1966 Swedish
Frank Martin 1890–1974 Swiss Ballade for flute and piano
Sergei Prokofiev 1891–1953 Russian Romeo and Juliet (ballet); The Love for Three Oranges (opera); Classical Symphony; Symphony No. 5 and No. 6; Violin Concerto No. 1 and No. 2; Piano Concerto No. 2 and No. 3; Alexander Nevsky; Lieutenant Kijé; 9 piano sonatas; Peter and the Wolf neoclassicism
Mihail Jora 1891–1971 Romanian
Arthur Bliss 1891–1975 British A Colour Symphony
Marcel Grandjany 1891–1975 French Pieces for harp; [Headed Harp Dept at Fontainbleau & Juilliard) Noted harpist and teacher
Arthur Honegger 1892–1955 Swiss Symphony No. 3: Liturgique; Pacific 231; Les Misérables (film music) neoclassicism
László Lajtha 1892–1963 Hungarian 9 symphonies
Ferde Grofé 1892–1972 American Grand Canyon Suite
Darius Milhaud 1892–1974 French La Création du Monde; Le Bœuf sur le toit jazz-influenced, neoclassical
Hendrik Andriessen 1892–1981 Dutch father of Louis Andriessen
Herbert Howells 1892–1983 British Hymnus paradisi
Germaine Tailleferre 1892–1983 French
Hilding Rosenberg 1892–1985 Swedish 8 symphonies; Violin Concerto
Kaikhosru Sorabji 1892–1988 British Opus Clavicembalisticum neoclassical, new age
Rued Langgaard 1893–1952 Danish 16 symphonies
Arthur Benjamin 1893–1960 Australian Jamaican Rhumba, operas, film scores, chamber works
Douglas Moore 1893–1969 American The Ballad of Baby Doe (opera), The Devil and Daniel Webster (folk opera) Pulitzer Prize winner
Alois Hába 1893–1973 Czech Matka (opera) microtonal
Jean Absil 1893–1974 Belgian
Federico Mompou 1893–1987 Spanish piano music
Leo Ornstein 1893–2002 American Wild Mens Dance, Suicide in an Airplane, 5 piano sonatas, Piano Quintet, 3 String Quartets Avant-garde
Erwin Schulhoff 1894–1942 Czech 6 symphonies
Willem Pijper 1894–1947 Dutch 3 symphonies; Six Adagios; Piano Concerto atonal
Ernest John Moeran 1894–1950 British Symphony in G minor folk-influenced
Sabin Dragoi 1894–1968 Romanian Piano Concerto
Walter Piston 1894–1976 American The Incredible Flutist (ballet); Symphony No. 2 and No. 6 Neo-classicism
Robert Russell Bennett 1894–1981 American Broadway arrangements; pieces for band
Paul Hindemith 1895–1963 German Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes of Weber; Mathis der Maler (opera); Ludus Tonalis; chamber music; Flute Sonata Neo-Baroque, neoclassicism
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco 1895–1968 Italian guitar music
Borys Lyatoshynsky 1895–1968 Ukrainian 5 symphonies
Leo Sowerby 1895–1968 American Choral music; Organ works; 5 symphonies; Chamber works Pulitzer Prize winner; organist & choirmaster
Johann Nepomuk David 1895–1977 Austrian 8 symphonies neoclassical
Carl Orff 1895–1982 German Carmina Burana
Gordon Jacob 1895–1984 British
Roberto Gerhard 1896–1970 Spanish 4 symphonies
Howard Hanson 1896–1981 American 7 symphonies Romanticism
Roger Sessions 1896–1985 American 9 symphonies serialism
Virgil Thomson 1896–1989 American Four Saints in Three Acts, The Mother of Us All; Louisiana Story; also noted critic folk-influenced, eclectic
Oscar Lorenzo Fernández 1897–1948 Brazilian "Batuque" from Malazarte (opera), two symphonies nationalism
Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1897–1957 Austrian Violin Concerto; film music
Henry Cowell 1897–1965 American eclectic, experimental
Gaspar Cassado 1897–1966 Spanish Toccata, Requiebros
Quincy Porter 1897–1966 American
Alexandre Tansman 1897–1986 Polish
George Gershwin 1898–1937 American Rhapsody in Blue; Piano Concerto; An American in Paris; Porgy and Bess (opera) jazz-influenced
Lev Knipper 1898–1974 Russian
Roy Harris 1898–1979 American Symphony No. 3
Alexander Abramsky 1898–1985 Russian 1941 piano concerto folk music-influenced
Vittorio Rieti 1898–1994 Italian
Silvestre Revueltas 1899–1940 Mexican Sensemayá
Francis Poulenc 1899–1963 French Babar the Elephant;Flute Sonata Stabat Mater; chamber music neoclassicism
George Frederick McKay 1899–1970 American
Alexander Tcherepnin 1899–1977 Russian son of Nikolai Tcherepnin
Carlos Chávez 1899–1978 Mexican 6 symphonies folk-music influenced
Georges Auric 1899–1983 French
Randall Thompson 1899–1984 American Alleluia; The Testament of Freedom; other choral works; 3 Symphonies; 2 String Quartets
Kurt Weill 1900–1950 German Symphony No. 2; musicals neoclassical
George Antheil 1900–1959 American Ballet mécanique; Symphony No. 4 Avant-garde, later neoclassical
Uuno Klami 1900–1961 Finnish Sea Pictures; Kalevala Suite
Colin McPhee 1900–1964 Canadian Tabuh-Tabuhan: Toccata for Orchestra folk-influenced
Alexander Mosolov 1900–1973 Russian Iron Foundry Avant-garde
Aaron Copland 1900–1990 American Appalachian Spring (ballet); Billy the Kid (ballet); Rodeo (ballet); Fanfare for the Common Man; Clarinet Concerto neoclassical, Folk music influence, jazz influence, early twelve-tone, later serialism
Ernst Krenek 1900–1991 Austrian Jonny spielt auf, Karl V, Lamentatio Jeremiae prophetae neoclassical, twelve-tone, later serial, neoromantic, eclectic
Alan Bush 1900–1995 British
Gerald Finzi 1901–1956 British Cello Concerto; songs neoromantic
Henri Tomasi 1901–1971 French
Harry Partch 1901–1974 American Daphne of the Dunes, Revelation in the Courthouse Park microtonal, just intonation, self-built instruments
Edmund Rubbra 1901–1986 British 11 symphonies; Violin Concerto
Henri Sauguet 1901–1989 French 4 symphonies
Joaquín Rodrigo 1901–1999 Spanish Concierto de Aranjuez; guitar music neoclassical, folk music influence
Vissarion Shebalin 1902–1963 Russian
Stefan Wolpe 1902–1972 German serial
John Vincent 1902–1977 American Consort for Piano and Strings neoclassical
William Walton 1902–1983 British Symphony No. 1; Violin Concerto; Viola Concerto; Variations on a Theme by Hindemith; Belshazzar's Feast (oratorio) avant-garde (early), neoromantic, neoclassical
Maurice Duruflé 1902–1986 French Requiem; organ music
Mario Pilati 1903–1938 Italian Piedigrotta (opera)
Vittorio Giannini 1903–1966 Italian operas, symphonic & band works neoclassical
Vernon Duke 1903–1969 Russian jazz-influenced
Boris Blacher 1903–1975 German
Luis H. Salgado 1903–1977 Ecuadorian Sanjuanito futurista; Eunice (opera); Cumandá (opera); 9 symphonies folk-influenced/modernist
Aram Khachaturian 1903–1978 Armenian Gayane (ballet, contains the famous Sabre Dance); Spartacus (ballet); concertos
Priaulx Rainier 1903–1986 South African / British Ploërmel, Quanta, String Trio
Ervin Nyíregyházi 1903–1987 Hungarian Also pianist; hand-double in Hollywood films of piano playing Romanticism
Lennox Berkeley 1903–1989 British 4 symphonies neoclassical, later serial
Nikolaos Skalkottas 1904–1949 Greek twelve-tone, folk music influence
Gavriil Popov 1904–1972 Russian Chamber Symphony; Symphony No. 1
Luigi Dallapiccola 1904–1975 Italian Il prigioniero and other operas 12-Tone
Dmitri Kabalevsky 1904–1987 Russian The Comedians
Goffredo Petrassi 1904–2003 Italian
Walter Leigh 1905–1942 British Concertino for Harpsichord and Strings; Agincourt; Jolly Roger; Music for Strings neoclassical
Constant Lambert 1905–1951 British The Rio Grande popular music influence, jazz influence
Karl Amadeus Hartmann 1905–1963 German 8 symphonies
Alan Rawsthorne 1905–1971 British 3 symphonies; concertos; Symphonic Studies neoclassical
André Jolivet 1905–1974 French
Eduard Tubin 1905–1982 Estonian 11 symphonies
William Alwyn 1905–1985 British 5 symphonies; Lyra Angelica; Elizabethan Dances neoromantic
Giacinto Scelsi 1905–1988 Italian Quattro pezzi chiascuno su una nota sola unclassifiable
Michael Tippett 1905–1998 British The Midsummer Marriage; 4 symphonies; A Child of Our Time (oratorio)
Benjamin Frankel 1906–1973 British
Dmitri Shostakovich 1906–1975 Russian Symphony No. 5, No. 7, No. 9, and No. 10; Violin Concerto No. 1; Cello Concerto No. 1; Festive Overture; String Quartet No. 8; Piano Quintet; Romance from The Gadfly Suite neoclassical, neoromantic
Grace Williams 1906–1977 Welsh
Klaus Egge 1906–1979 Norwegian
Armando José Fernandes 1906-1983 Portuguese
Jānis Ivanovs 1906–1983 Latvian 21 symphonies neoromantic
Elisabeth Lutyens 1906–1983 British
Alexander Moyzes 1906–1984 Slovakian 12 symphonies
Paul Creston 1906–1985 American 6 symphonies neoclassical
Fernando Lopes-Graça 1906-1994 Portuguese
Louise Talma 1906–1996 American
Hisato Ohzawa 1907–1953 Japanese
Martin Scherber 1907–1974 German
Henk Badings 1907–1987 Dutch
Ahmet Adnan Saygun 1907–1991 Turkish 5 symphonies
Camargo Guarnieri 1907–1993 Brazilian
Elizabeth Maconchy 1907–1994 British
Miklós Rózsa 1907–1995 Hungarian concertos; Ben-Hur (film music); Spellbound (film music) folk-influenced
Elliott Carter 1908– American Variations for Orchestra; A Symphony of Three Orchestras; 5 string quartets neoclassical (early), modernist
Leroy Anderson 1908–1975 American Sleigh Ride; Blue Tango; Jazz Pizzicato; Irish Suite; Suites of Carols
Geirr Tveitt 1908–1981 Norwegian 6 piano concertos folk-influenced
Lars-Erik Larsson 1908–1986 Swedish 3 symphonies
Olivier Messiaen 1908–1992 French Turangalila Symphony; Quartet for the End of Time; Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus; Saint François d'Assise (opera) mysticism, post-impressionist
Herman David Koppel 1908–1998 Danish 13 symphonies neoclassical
Paul Constantinescu 1909–1963 Romanian Violin Concerto,Piano Concerto,Choir,Movie Music,Chamber Music,Opera
Elie Siegmeister 1909–1991 American 9 Operas; 8 Symphonies; Western Suite (premiered by Toscanini); song cycles Americana-influenced; also author
Vagn Holmboe 1909–1996 Danish 13 symphonies Neo-classicism
Ljubica Marić 1909–2003 Serb Sounds of Space,Ostinato Super Thema Octoicha,Threshold of Dream post-modern
H. Owen Reed 1910– American La Fiesta Mexicana folk-influenced
Samuel Barber 1910–1981 American Adagio for Strings; Violin Concerto; Symphony in One Movement; Vanessa (opera) Romanticism; 2 Pulitzer Prizes
William Schuman 1910–1992 American Symphonies; ballets; band pieces; chamber works; New England Triptych Pulitzer Prize (1st awarded for music); President of Juilliard; 1st President of Lincoln Center; Guest on What's My Line (TV Quiz Show)
Pierre Schaeffer 1910–1995 French Musique concrète
Rolf Liebermann 1910–1999 Swiss Leonore 40/45 (opera); Concerto for Jazzband and Symphony Orchestra Also noted opera administrator
Jehan Alain 1911–1940 French Organ music
Nino Rota 1911–1979 Italian Vocal, orchestral and chamber music, The Godfather (film score), Romeo & Juliet (film score), 8 1/2 (film score)
Allan Pettersson 1911–1980 Swedish 17 symphonies Neo-romanticism
Alan Hovhaness 1911–2000 American 67 numbered symphonies including Mysterious Mountain; And God Created Great Whales (taped whale sounds and orchestra); Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints Mysticism
Robert McBride 1911–2007 American Mexican Rhapsody, Farewell to Yesterday (film score), The Man with My Face (film score) Jazz and Popular music influences
Gian Carlo Menotti 1911–2007 Italian operas including The Medium, The Consul and Amahl and the Night Visitors; concerti Librettist; 2 Pulitzer Prizes
José Pablo Moncayo 1912–1958 Mexican Huapango
Igor Markevitch 1912–1983 Ukrainian Also noted conductor
Peggy Glanville-Hicks 1912–1990 Australian Etruscan Concerto; The Transposed Heads (opera); Nausicaa (opera)
John Cage 1912–1992 American 4'33"; Sonatas and Interludes Aleatoric music, Extended technique, Prepared Piano
Daniel Jones 1912–1993 Welsh
Jean Françaix 1912–1997 French
Conlon Nancarrow 1912–1997 American-Mexican Studies for player-piano
Carlos Guastavino 1912–2000 Argentine
Xavier Montsalvatge 1912–2002 Spanish
Constantin Silvestri 1913–1969 Romanian
Benjamin Britten 1913–1976 British Sinfonia da Requiem; Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra; War Requiem; Cello Symphony; Peter Grimes (opera) Neo-classicism
Peggy Stuart Coolidge 1913–1981 American Spirituals in Sunshine and Shadow, New England Autumn folk- and blues-influenced
Maurice Ohana 1913–1992 French
Witold Lutosławski 1913–1994 Polish Concerto for Orchestra; Musique funebre; Jeux vénitiens; Preludes and a Fugue; Symphony No. 2 and Symphony No. 3 Neo-classicism, folk-influenced, later Aleatoric music
Morton Gould 1913–1996 American Concert music; Film & TV scores Also noted conductor; Pulitzer Prize winner
George Lloyd 1913–1998 British 12 symphonies; 7 Concerti; 4 works for Brass Band
Henry Brant 1913–2008 Canadian-American Orbits, Verticals Ascending, Angels and Devils spatial music; Pulitzer Prize Winner
Irving Fine 1914–1963 American serial
Andrzej Panufnik 1914–1991 Polish 10 symphonies
Harold Truscott 1914–1992 British
Wilfrid Mellers 1914–2008 British
Earl Wild 1915– American "Sonata 2000"; Doo-Dah Variations; numerous piano transcriptions also a concert pianist
Vincent Persichetti 1915–1987 American Symphonies & band works; 25 Parables for solo instruments; vocal & chamber works neoclassicism; noted teacher
Douglas Lilburn 1915–2001 New Zealand 3 symphonies; Aotearoa
John Serry, Sr. 1915–2003 American American Rhapsody; Concerto For Free Bass Accordion; Processional For Organ Classical music, Jazz, Popular music, Liturgical music
Robert Strassburg 1915–2003 American Lost, Chelm; Leaves of Grass Opera, Classical music Liturgical music, Film scores
David Diamond 1915–2005 American 11 symphonies; 10 String Quartets and other Chamber works neoclassicism
Milton Babbitt 1916– American Composition for Four Instruments; six string quartets; Philomel serialism, electronic music
Henri Dutilleux 1916– French 2 symphonies; Tout un Monde Lointain; The Shadows of Time; Timbres, espace, mouvement Neo-impressionism
Alberto Ginastera 1916–1983 Argentine Panambi (ballet); Malambo; 2 piano concertos; 3 piano sonatas
Einar Englund 1916–1999 Finnish Symphony No. 2
John Gardner 1917– British 3 symphonies; Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
Dinu Lipatti 1917–1950 Romanian Piano Works
Isang Yun 1917–1995 Korean-German 5 symphonies; much chamber music Korean-influenced
Lou Harrison 1917–2003 American Concerto for Violin and Percussion Orchestra; Piano Concerto; 4 symphonies; much gamelan music Asian-influences; varied tunings
Richard Arnell 1917–2009 British 6 symphonies
Bernd Alois Zimmermann 1918–1970 German Die Soldaten; Musique pour les soupers du Roi Ubi; Tratto; Tempus loquendi serialism, musical quotation, collage, electronic music, jazz-influenced, eclectic
Gara Garayev 1918–1982 Azerbaijani
Leonard Bernstein 1918–1990 American West Side Story (musical); Chichester Psalms; Candide; Serenade; Mass; 3 symphonies jazz and popular music influence; Significant Conductor in US and Europe
Gottfried von Einem 1918–1996 Austrian operas eclectic
Liviu Comes 1918–2004 Romanian choral
George Rochberg 1918–2005 American 6 symphonies; 7 string quartets serialism, later neo-romanticism
Jacob Avshalomov 1919– American Orchestra works; Choral works son of Aaron Avshalomov; also noted conductor
Mieczyslaw Weinberg 1919–1996 Polish 22 symphonies; 17 string quartets
Galina Ustvolskaya 1919–2006 Russian
Leon Kirchner 1919–2009 American Piano music; String Quartets Pulitzer Prize Winner
Harold Shapero 1920– American Symphony for Classical Orchestra Recordings conducted by Leonard Bernstein and Andre Previn
Bruno Maderna 1920–1973 Italian Satyricon (opera) avant-garde, electronic music
Peter Racine Fricker 1920–1990 British
Geoffrey Bush 1920–1998 British
Earl Kim 1920–1998 Korean-American
Chaya Arbel 1921– Israeli
Karel Husa 1921– Czech-American Music for Prague 1968; Music for Band, Orchestra, Chamber Ensembles Pulitzer Prize
Astor Piazzolla 1921–1992 Argentine tangos
Joonas Kokkonen 1921–1996 Finnish
Robert Simpson 1921–1997 British 11 symphonies; 15 string quartets also author; producer with BBC
Božidar Kantušer 1921–1999 American/Slovenian
Ralph Shapey 1921–2002 American
Malcolm Arnold 1921–2006 British Symphony No. 5 and No. 7; English Dances; film music
Andrew Imbrie 1921–2007 American serialism, neoclassicism
Kazimierz Serocki 1922–1981 Polish
Iain Hamilton 1922–2000 Scottish Chamber & Orchestral works; operas & vocal works
Iannis Xenakis 1922–2001 Greek Metastasis avant-garde, Stochastic
Raffaello de Banfield 1922–2008 British
Chou Wen-chung 1923– Chinese/American Landscapes student of Edgar Varese
Ned Rorem 1923– American Our Town (opera); Air Music; 3 numbered symphonies; over 400 songs Pulitzer Prize winner
Simeon ten Holt 1923– Dutch Canto Ostinato minimalism
Peter Mennin 1923–1983 American 9 symphonies
Karel Goeyvaerts 1923–1993 Belgian Aquarius (opera) neoclassicism, serialism, minimalism, postminimalism, mysticism, electronic music
György Ligeti 1923–2006 Hungarian Atmosphères, Musica ricercata, Lux Aeterna avant-garde, micropolyphony
Benjamin Lees 1924– American Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra
Joly Braga Santos 1924–1988 Portuguese 6 symphonies
Luigi Nono 1924–1990 Italian Avant-garde
Pierre Boulez 1925– French Le marteau sans maître; ...explosante-fixe... Avant-garde, serialism, aleatory; Also noted conductor
Aldo Clementi 1925– Italian
Andrei Yakovlevich Eshpai 1925– Russian
Gunther Schuller 1925– American jazz influence; Third Stream; also horn player and author; President of Eastman School of Music; Pulitzer Prize winner
Mikis Theodorakis 1925– Greek Film scores including Zorba the Greek; Song cycles, symphonic works Arrested and exiled 1967-74
Julián Orbón 1925–1991 Spanish/Cuban Three Symphonic Versions
Boris Tchaikovsky 1925–1996 Russian 4 symphonies
Luciano Berio 1925–2003 Italian Sequenza; Sinfonia Avant-garde
Teo Macero 1925–2008 American One and Three Quarters microtonal, jazz influenced
Carlisle Floyd 1926– American Susannah (opera)
Hans Werner Henze 1926– German Ondine (ballet); 10 symphonies; 3 violin concertos
Lee Hoiby 1926– American Vocal music, operas, songs Also pianist
György Kurtág 1926– Hungarian
Morton Feldman 1926–1987 American
Earle Brown 1926–2002 American Open Form; Graphic Notation
John Joubert 1927– British
Franco Donatoni 1927–2000 Italian
Donald Erb 1927–2008 American Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra; Concerto for Violin and Orchestra jazz-influenced, aleatory, electronic music, eclectic
Ennio Morricone 1928– Italian
Thea Musgrave 1928– Scottish
Einojuhani Rautavaara 1928– Finnish Cantus Arcticus; Symphony No. 7: Angel of Light; Piano Concerto No. 3: The Gift of Dreams Mysticism
Tadeusz Baird 1928–1981 Polish
Nicolas Flagello 1928–1994 American neo-classicism
Jacob Druckman 1928–1996 American Windows and other orchestral works; String Quartet #3 Pulitzer Prize winner
Robert Helps 1928–2001 American Also notable pianist
David Farquhar 1928–2007 New-Zealander A Unicorn for Christmas, Ring Round the Moon neo-classicism
Karlheinz Stockhausen 1928–2007 German Gruppen; Kontakte; Hymnen; Stimmung; Mantra; Tierkreis; Licht Avant-garde, electronic music, serialism, aleatory, world music, intuitive music, formula composition
Antonio Braga 1929– Italian
George Crumb 1929– American Ancient Voices of Children, Black Angels Extended technique, Numerology
Frédéric Devreese 1929– Belgian
Jerry Goldsmith 1929– American Film and Concert composer
André Previn 1929– German/American A Streetcar Named Desire (opera) also a conductor & pianist
Josef Anton Riedl 1929– German
Bogusław Schaeffer 1929– Polish
Peter Sculthorpe 1929– Australian Requiem; Kakadu; Earth Cry; Piano Concerto; 17 string quartets world music
Kenneth Leighton 1929–1988 British
Theo Bruins 1929–1993 Dutch
Edison Denisov 1929–1996 Russian
Alun Hoddinott 1929–2008 Welsh
Henri Pousseur 1929–2009 Belgian Scambi; Votre Faust; Trois visages à Liège; Couleurs croisées serialism, aleatory, eclectic, electronic music, world music, popular music influence
Cristóbal Halffter 1930– Spanish Líneas y puntos; Don Quixote avant-garde, eclectic, electronic music
Theo Loevendie 1930– Dutch
Stephen Sondheim 1930– American Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street; A Little Night Music and other operas/operettas
William P. Perry 1930– American musicals; more than 300 silent film scores; Trumpet Concerto Also TV Producer and pianist
Tōru Takemitsu 1930–1996 Japanese A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden; Toward the Sea Neo-impressionism
Sofia Gubaidulina 1931– Russian Offertorium
Derek Holman 1931– Canadian
André Laporte 1931– Belgian Das Schloss eclectic
Arne Nordheim 1931– Norwegian Epitaffio; The Tempest (ballet); Magma many works include electronics
Ib Nørholm 1931– Danish
Makoto Shinohara 1931– Japanese Fragmente electronic music, influence of traditional Japanese music
Malcolm Williamson 1931–2003 Australian Mass of Christ the King; The Dawn is at Hand; 7 numbered symphonies; cassations Master of the Queen's Music (1975–2003)
Mauricio Kagel 1931–2008 Argentine Staatstheater
Alexander Goehr 1932– British (German born) Behold the Sun Romanza for cello and orchestra twelve-tone, later modal, eclectic
Wojciech Kilar 1932– Polish Krzesany; Dracula (film music) holy minimalism
Richard Meale 1932– Australian Voss avant-garde
Per Nørgård 1932– Danish 7 symphonies; Voyage into the Golden Screen
Rodion Shchedrin 1932– Russian 2 Symphonies and other orchestral works; The Carmen Ballet and other ballets; 6 piano concertos; solo piano works
Gilles Tremblay 1932– Canadian Sonorisation du Pavillion du Québec; Fleuves electronic music, serialism
John Williams 1932– American Jaws (film music); Star Wars (film music)
Niccolò Castiglioni 1932–1996 Italian
M. William Karlins 1932–2005 American Works for Saxophone; works for Double Bass
Leonardo Balada 1933– Spanish-American 6 symphonies; 6 operas; various concertos Avant-garde, later folk-influenced
Henryk Górecki 1933– Polish Symphony of Sorrowful Songs holy minimalism
Krzysztof Penderecki 1933– Polish Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima; St. Luke Passion; A Polish Requiem; Symphony No. 2: Christmas avant-garde, extended technique, later neo-romanticism
Yves Prin 1933– French Neo-impressionism
Bo Linde 1933–1970 Swedish neo-romanticism
Harrison Birtwistle 1934– British The Mask of Orpheus
Peter Maxwell Davies 1934– British Eight Songs for a Mad King; 8 symphonies Master of the Queen's Music (2004–)
Christian Wolff 1934– American
William Mathias 1934–1992 Welsh 3 symphonies, Concerto for Harp
Alfred Schnittke 1934–1998 Russian 10 symphonies, cello sonata, piano quintet, polystylism, music for films
Giya Kancheli 1935– Georgian 7 symphonies holy minimalism
Helmut Lachenmann 1935– German Schwankungen am Rand; Gran Torso; Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern (opera) extended technique
François-Bernard Mâche 1935– French
Nicholas Maw 1935– British Odyssey; The World in the Evening
Arvo Pärt 1935– Estonian Tabula Rasa; Fratres; Summa; Cantus In Memoriam Benjamin Britten holy minimalism
Terry Riley 1935– American In C minimalism
Aulis Sallinen 1935– Finnish 8 symphonies; The King Goes Forth to France (opera)
La Monte Young 1935– American The Well-Tuned Piano minimalism, microtonal music, improvisation, Asian-music influence
Peter Schat 1935–2003 Dutch
Gilbert Amy 1936– French serialism, film music, electronic music; also a noted conductor
Richard Rodney Bennett 1936– British Also pianist
Frans Geysen 1936– Belgian Periferisch-Diagonaal-Concentrisch; Twee orgels twelve-tone technique, minimalism, atonal
Steve Reich 1936– American Piano Phase; Music for 18 Musicians minimalism; Pulitzer Prize Winner
Aribert Reimann 1936– German Vocal Music & Operas
Robert Suderburg 1936– American Concerto, Within the Mirror of Time, for piano and orchestra; Chamber Music VII ("Ceremonies")
Cornelius Cardew 1936–1981 British Treatise; The Great Learning serialism, improvisation, aleatory
Osvaldas Balakauskas 1937– Lithuanian 5 symphonies; concertos
Azio Corghi 1937– Italian Divara – Wasser und Blut (opera)
Jean-Louis Petit 1937– French
David Del Tredici 1937– American Child Alice; Final Alice Pulitzer Prize Winner
Philip Glass 1937– American Violin Concerto; operas; 8 symphonies minimalism
Walter Hekster 1937– Dutch
Nikolai Kapustin 1937– Russian
Bo Nilsson 1937– Swedish
Valentin Silvestrov 1937– Ukrainian Symphony No. 5
Yehuda Yannay 1937– American-Israeli "At the End of the Parade" ; "Radiant Inner Light";Piano Concerto extended techniques; multimedia; postmodern
Mesias Maiguashca 1938- Ecuadorian F-Melodies; Ayayayayay electronic music; spectralism
Bart Berman 1938– Dutch-Israeli
William Bolcom 1938– American Songs of Experience; Songs of Innocence Pulitzer Prize Winner
Gloria Coates 1938– American Music on Open Strings; 15 symphonies
John Corigliano 1938– American Symphony No. 2; A Dylan Thomas Trilogy; The Red Violin (film music) polystylism
Alvin Curran 1938– American For Cornelius; Songs and Views From the Magnetic Garden; Inner Cities
John Harbison 1938– American The Great Gatsby (opera) Pulitzer Prize Winner
Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee 1938– American
Frederic Rzewski 1938– American The People United Will Never Be Defeated!
Joan Tower 1938– American Petroushskates; Concerto for Orchestra; Sequoia; Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman Pianist with Da Capo Chamber Players
Jan Vriend 1938– Dutch
Charles Wuorinen 1938– American Time's Encomium; 8 symphonies; chamber music twelve-tone technique, serialism; Pulitzer Prize Winner
Gregory Short 1938–1998 American
Louis Andriessen 1939– Dutch minimalism
Wendy Carlos (Originally Walter Carlos) 1939– American Switched-On Bach (Moog Synthesizer) Electronic music (original and transcriptions)
Jonathan Harvey 1939– British Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco; Advaya; Bhakti; Wheel of Emptiness spectralism
Heinz Holliger 1939– Swiss Schneewittchen (opera) Also notable oboist
John McCabe 1939– British Chagall Windows; symphonies; ballets; string quartets Also notable pianist (Haydn, British composers)
Tomas Svoboda 1939– Czech
Boris Tishchenko 1939– Russian 7 symphonies
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich 1939– American 5 symphonies; Concertos; Chamber Music Pulitzer Prize winner (1st woman to win)
Octavian Nemescu 1940– Romanian orchestral, chamber, choral, electroacoustic, multimedia, metamusic, imaginary, and ritual works
Frank Zappa 1940–1993 American The Yellow Shark also an electric guitarist
Jorge Peixinho 1940–1995 Portuguese electronic music
Konrad Boehmer 1941– Dutch (born in Germany) Aspekt, Apocalipsis cum figuris, Doktor Faustus (opera) serialism, jazz and rock music influence, electronic music
Paul Alan Levi 1941– American
Emmanuel Nunes 1941– Portuguese Machina Mundi; Quodlibet electronic music
Stephen Albert 1941–1992 American Symphony No. 1: Riverrun Pulitzer Prize winner
Jon Lord 1942– British Concerto for Group and Orchestra; Durham Concerto member of Deep Purple
Paul McCartney 1942– British Ecce Cor Meum member of Beatles
John McGuire 1942– American Pulse Music III; A Capella electronic music, fusion of serialism and minimalism, postminimalism
Tomás Marco 1942– Spanish Concierto del agua, for guitar and orchestra; 5 symphonies; String Quartet No. 3 ("Anatomía fractal de los ángeles"); Ojos verdes de luna avant-garde, neoclassical, folk-music influence, eclectic
Jonathan Kramer 1942–2004 American postmodernism
Horaţiu Rădulescu 1942–2008 Romanian/French six string quartets spectralism
Gavin Bryars 1943– British
Margriet Ehlen 1943– Dutch
Brian Ferneyhough 1943– British Etudes Transcendantales New Complexity
Rolf Gehlhaar 1943– American Sub rosa; Five German Dances electronic music, sound installations
Robin Holloway 1943– British
Bill McGlaughlin 1943– American Remembering Icarus; Walt Whitman's Dream
Krzysztof Meyer 1943– Polish 12 string quartets
Joseph Schwantner 1943– American Aftertones of Infinity; A Sudden Rainbow Pulitzer Prize Winner
Roger Smalley 1943– Australian (born British) Pulses; 2 piano concertos serialism, eclectic
Bill Hopkins 1943–1981 British En Attendant; Sensation
Ivan Tcherepnin 1943–1998 Russian son of Alexander Tcherepnin
Dennis Eberhard 1943–2005 American
Peter Eötvös 1944– Hungarian Love and Other Demons (opera) eclectic, extended technique, electronic music, folk-music influence
York Höller 1944– German Schwarze Halbinseln; Der Meister und Margarita (opera) electronic music, serialism, Gestalt composition
Karl Jenkins 1944– Welsh The Armed Man; Adiemus
Pehr Henrik Nordgren 1944– Finnish
Michael Nyman 1944– British The Piano (film music) Minimalism
Leif Segerstam 1944– Finnish more than 150 symphonies also a conductor
John Tavener 1944– British Holy minimalism
Luca Lombardi 1945– Italian
Keith Jarrett 1945– American also a jazz pianist
John Rutter 1945– British choral music
Barry Schrader 1945– American electro-acoustic
Michael Finnissy 1946– British New Complexity
Ulrich Leyendecker 1946– German 5 symphonies
Robert Xavier Rodriguez 1946– American
Pēteris Vasks 1946– Latvian
Gérard Grisey 1946–1998 French Transitoires; Modulations spectral music
John Coolidge Adams 1947– American Harmonielehre; Nixon in China (opera); Shaker Loops, Short Ride in a Fast Machine; Violin Concerto Post-minimalism
John Hilliard 1947– American
Tristan Murail 1947– French Gondwana spectral music
Karl Aage Rasmussen 1947– Danish
Emil Tabakov 1947– Bulgarian
Paul Patterson 1947– British
Michael Berkeley 1948– British son of Lennox Berkeley
Andrew Lloyd Webber 1948– British Cats (musical); Phantom of the Opera (musical)
Claude Vivier 1948–1983 Canadian Kopernikus: Rituel de la Mort (opera) spectral music, Asian-music influence
Kalevi Aho 1949– Finnish 14 symphonies
Daniel Catan 1949– Mexican Florencia en el Amazonas (opera); Rappaccini's Daughter (opera) Neo-impressionism
Dan Locklair 1949– American
Christopher Rouse 1949– American Requiem; Karolju; Phantasmata; Gorgon; Oboe Concerto; 2 symphonies Pulitzer Prize winner
Poul Ruders 1949– Danish
Steven Stucky 1949– American Son et Lumière; Concerto for Orchestra No. 2; Rhapsodies; August 4, 1964 Pulitzer Prize winner
Kevin Volans 1949– South African Hunting Gathering
Arturo Márquez 1950– Mexican Danzón no. 2
William Sweeney 1950– Scottish folk-influenced
António Pinho Vargas 1951- Portuguese OS DIAS LEVANTADOS (1998) opera 8 singers
Lorenzo Ferrero 1951– Italian
Michael Rosenzweig 1951– South African Symphony in One Movement; String Quartet No. 2
Doina Rotaru 1951– Romanian Concerto for clarinet and orchestra (1984), "Florilegium", concerto for flute and flutes orchestra (1996), "Wings of Light" for 24 flutists (2000) Modern
George Tsontakis 1951– American
Oliver Knussen 1952– British Symphony No. 2; Where the Wild Things Are (opera)
Philippe Manoury 1952– French 60th Parallel (opera)
Dominic Muldowney 1952– British
Alla Pavlova 1952– Russian
Wolfgang Rihm 1952– German 12 string quartets; Die Eroberung von Mexico (opera) New Simplicity, expressionism
Kaija Saariaho 1952– Finnish Orion
Peter-Jan Wagemans 1952– Dutch
John Luther Adams 1953– American Various pieces inspired by Alaskan landscapes not to be confused with John Coolidge Adams
Violeta Dinescu 1953– Romanian Der 35. Mai (children's opera) also a professor
Peter Scott Lewis 1953– American
Wim Mertens 1953– Belgian The belly of an architect (incl. Struggle for pleasure), Maximizing the audience Minimalism
Roberto Sierra 1953– Puerto Rican Missa Latina
James Wood 1953– British Stoicheia, Ho shang Yao Microtonality, percussion, voice
Takashi Yoshimatsu 1953– Japanese Symphony No. 2
John Zorn 1953– American avant-garde
Michael Daugherty 1954– American UFO
Paul Dirmeikis 1954– American Message laisse á Pondichéry le 18 novembre 1973 eclectic
Elliot Goldenthal 1954– American
Arturo Rodas 1954– Franco-Ecuadorian Arcaica for orchestra; 24.5 Preludes for piano; El Árbol de los Pájaros (The birds tree): instrumental, electroacoustics, multimedia avant-garde, polystylism
Pawel Szymanski 1954– Polish
Kyle Gann 1955– American Just intonation
Toshio Hosokawa 1955– Japanese Circulating Ocean Neo-impressionism
Michael Obst 1955– German Solaris (opera) electronic music
Bright Sheng 1955– Chinese The Silver River (opera) folk-influenced
Dror Elimelech 1956– Israeli
Michael Gordon 1956– American
Philip Grange 1956– British
Jouni Kaipainen 1956– Finnish
Graham Koehne 1956– Australian Inflight Entertainment (oboe concerto); Tivoli Dances
Tan Dun 1957– Chinese Water Passion after St. Matthew; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (film music) Extended technique, folk-influenced
David Lang 1957– American The Little Match Girl Passion
Paul Moravec 1957– American Spiritdance; Chamber Symphony; Tempest Fantasy; The Time Gallery Pulitzer Prize winner
Oscar van Dillen 1958– Dutch
Magnus Lindberg 1958– Finnish Kraft; Clarinet Concerto
Esa-Pekka Salonen 1958– Finnish LA Variations; Insomnia; also a conductor
Thomas Simaku 1958– Albanian composer
Davide Zannoni 1958– Italian
James MacMillan 1959– British The Sacrifice (opera); Veni veni Emmanuel (percussion concerto); The Confession of Isobel Gowdie; St. John Passion; 3 symphonies
Shigeru Kan-no 1959– Japanese Play Station Cycles; Simulation Cycles; 2 Violin Concertos; 3 Piano Concertos; 6 Chamber Symphonies; 6 Concerto Grossi; 7 Operas also a conductor
Erkki-Sven Tüür 1959– Estonian 6 symphonies; Violin Concerto; Piano Concerto; Searching for Roots
George Benjamin 1960– British Sudden Time; Antara
Osvaldo Golijov 1960– Argentine Mysticism
Nigel Clarke 1960– British
Alexander Shchetynsky 1960– Ukrainian
Mark-Anthony Turnage 1960– British Greek (opera); From All Sides (ballet); Mambo, Blue and Tarantella (violin concerto); From the Wreckage (trumpet concerto); Fractured Lines (percussion concerto); Five Views of a Mouth (flute concerto); A Fast Stomp
Unsuk Chin 1961– South Korean Alice in Wonderland (opera); Violin Concerto; snagS&Snarls
Jake Heggie 1961– American Dead Man Walking (opera); art songs
Hanna Kulenty 1961– Polish Ad Unum, Breathe, The Mother of Black Winged-Dreams (opera), Trumpet Concerto, String Quartet No.4
Erica Muhl 1961– American Consolation
Michael Torke 1961– American Javelin; Rapture (percussion concerto); Ecstatic Orange
Roman Turovsky 1961– Ukranian/American Tombeau for Omelyan Kovch historicist-Baroque
Isabel Soveral 1961— Portuguese
Eurico Carrapatoso 1962- Portuguese
Graham Waterhouse 1962– British Quintet for Piccolo and String Quartet, Chieftain's Salute, Gestural Variations also a cellist
Jennifer Higdon 1962– American
Alexander Kaloian 1962– Armenian
Andersen Viana 1962– Brazilian
Edson Zampronha 1963– Brazilian Lamenti, Recycling Collaging Sampling, Concert for Piano N.1, Modelagem X-a
Luca Belcastro 1964– Italian
Boris Böhmann 1964– German also a conductor
Richard Rijnvos 1964– Dutch Block Beuys
Georgia Spiropoulos 1965– Greek Klama, for mixed choir & live electronics Avant-garde
Mats Wendt 1965– Swedish Eddan – The Invincible Sword of the Elf-Smith
Roberto Carnevale 1966– Italian Linae (1992–1995)
Juan J. Colomer 1966– Spanish La complicidad del espectro
John Psathas 1966– New Zealand music for the Olympic – Athens 2004 for full orchestra and choir
Andreas Kunstein 1967– Dutch
Salvatore Di Vittorio 1967– Italian
Olga Neuwirth 1968– Austrian Lost Highway avant-garde
Roxanna Panufnik 1968– British daughter of Andrzej Panufnik
Pierre Kolp 1969– Belgian avant-garde
Daniel Felsenfeld 1970– American Insomnia Redux
Fazil Say 1970– Turkish
Michel van der Aa 1970– Dutch After Life (opera)
Thomas Adès 1971– British Powder Her Face (opera); Asyla; The Tempest (opera); Traced Overhead
Michael Hersch 1971– American Symphony No. 1; Fracta; Arraché
Pawel Mykietyn 1971– Polish
Hiba Kawas 1972– Lebanese
André Ristic 1972– Canadian
Lera Auerbach 1973– Russian
J. Ryan Garber 1973– American Parabolisms; Resonances
Svitlana Azarova 1976– Ukrainian Dutch Beyond Context (chamber orchestra)
Jimmy Lopez 1978– Peruvian Fiesta! (orchestra)
Mehdi Hosseini 1979– Iranian Symphony of Monody; Baluch
William Barton 1981– Australian Kalkadungu (jointly composed with Matthew Hudson)
Edward Manukyan 1981– Armenian Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Nico Muhly 1981– American Mothertongue
Richard Zarou 1981– American "In From the Rain"
Gilad Hochman 1982– Israeli "Slightly Disturbed", monodrama for clarinet, violin and cello
Alexander MacDonald 1987– Canadian Quatre Esquisses Canadiennes pour clarinette et piano