Famous Composers Of The 20th Century
Discover the most famous 20th century composers including Alfred Newman, Pat Metheny, Marcel Khalife, Yanni, Paul McCartney and many more. This list of composers born in 20th century includes people from India, USA, France, UK, Australia, Russia, Italy, Austria and many more countries.
Elton JohnElton John

25 March 1947

British

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney

18 June 1942

British

Chaka KhanChaka Khan

23 March 1953

American

Phil CollinsPhil Collins

30 January 1951

British

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford

16 August 1953

French,American

John DenverJohn Denver

31 December 1943

American

Bryan AdamsBryan Adams

05 November 1959

Canadian

David FosterDavid Foster

01 November 1949

Canadian

André PrevinAndré Previn

06 April 1929

German,American

Paul SimonPaul Simon

13 October 1941

American

John WilliamsJohn Williams

08 February 1932

American

Tori AmosTori Amos

22 August 1963

American

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Luther VandrossLuther Vandross

20 April 1951

American

Bret MichaelsBret Michaels

15 March 1963

American

Danny ElfmanDanny Elfman

29 May 1953

American

Rick RubinRick Rubin

10 March 1963

American

John ColtraneJohn Coltrane

23 September 1926

American

Claude DebussyClaude Debussy

22 August 1862

French

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Stephen SondheimStephen Sondheim

22 March 1930

American

Sergei RachmaninoffSergei Rachmaninoff

01 April 1873

American,Russian

Ennio MorriconeEnnio Morricone

10 November 1928

Italian

YanniYanni

14 November 1954

Greek

Gustav MahlerGustav Mahler

07 July 1860

Austrian

Neil SedakaNeil Sedaka

13 March 1939

American

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Edie SedgwickEdie Sedgwick

20 April 1943

American

Giacomo PucciniGiacomo Puccini

22 December 1858

Belgian,Italian

Ludovico EinaudiLudovico Einaudi

23 November 1955

Italian

Erik SatieErik Satie

17 May 1866

French

Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar

09 June 1981

Indian,British

Django ReinhardtDjango Reinhardt

23 January 1910

French

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie

21 October 1917

American

Arnold SchoenbergArnold Schoenberg

13 September 1874

Austrian

Aaron CoplandAaron Copland

14 November 1900

American

Jean-Michel JarreJean-Michel Jarre

24 August 1948

French

Benjamin BrittenBenjamin Britten

22 November 1913

British

Pat MethenyPat Metheny

12 August 1954

American

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John Philip SousaJohn Philip Sousa

06 November 1854

American

Tom FletcherTom Fletcher

17 July 1985

British

Karlheinz StockhausenKarlheinz Stockhausen

22 August 1928

German

Fats WallerFats Waller

21 May 1904

American

Pete HamPete Ham

27 April 1947

British

Kurt WeillKurt Weill

02 March 1900

German

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Francis PoulencFrancis Poulenc

07 January 1899

French

Hariprasad ChaurasiaHariprasad Chaurasia

01 July 1938

Indian

Pablo CasalsPablo Casals

29 December 1876

Spanish

Anton WebernAnton Webern

03 December 1883

Austrian

Paul BowlesPaul Bowles

30 December 1910

American

Alfred SchnittkeAlfred Schnittke

24 November 1934

German,Russian

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Gian Carlo MenottiGian Carlo Menotti

07 July 1911

French,Italian,American

Luciano BerioLuciano Berio

24 October 1925

Italian

Giovanni GabrieliGiovanni Gabrieli

1557 AD

Italian

Peter WarlockPeter Warlock

30 October 1894

British

Germaine TailleferreGermaine Tailleferre

19 April 1892

French

Assi RahbaniAssi Rahbani

04 May 1923

Lebanese

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Bela BartokBela Bartok

25 March 1881

Hungarian

Marcel KhalifeMarcel Khalife

10 June 1950

Lebanese

James McBrideJames McBride

11 September 1957

American

Adrian WillaertAdrian Willaert

1490 AD

Belgian

Carlos Páez VilaróCarlos Páez Vilaró

01 November 1923

Uruguayan

Orlando LassusOrlando Lassus

1532 AD

Belgian

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Alun HoddinottAlun Hoddinott

11 August 1929

Welsh

Alfred NewmanAlfred Newman

17 March 1901

American

Isaac AlbenizIsaac Albeniz

29 May 1860

Spanish

Dmitry ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich

25 September 1906

Russian

Wesley StrombergWesley Stromberg

06 December 1993

American

Brad Douglas PaisleyBrad Douglas Paisley

28 October 1972

American

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Ruben RadaRuben Rada

17 July 1943

Uruguayan

Goran BregovićGoran Bregović

22 March 1950

Yugoslav

Emina JahovićEmina Jahović

15 January 1982

Serbian

Eugen SuchoňEugen Suchoň

25 September 1908

Slovak

Gladys KnightGladys Knight

28 May 1944

American

Kacey MusgravesKacey Musgraves

21 August 1988

American

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Kevin JonasKevin Jonas

05 November 1987

American

CherCher

20 May 1946

American

Celine DionCeline Dion

30 March 1968

Canadian

La Toya JacksonLa Toya Jackson

29 May 1956

American

A. R. RahmanA. R. Rahman

06 January 1967

Indian

Iwan RheonIwan Rheon

13 May 1985

British

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Alanis MorissetteAlanis Morissette

01 June 1974

Canadian,American

David Lee RothDavid Lee Roth

10 October 1954

American

Big BoiBig Boi

01 February 1975

American