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
Singer
Lea MicheleLea Michele
29 August 1986, American
Actress

Ennio MorriconeEnnio Morricone
10 November 1928, Italian
Composer

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942, British
Singer-songwriter

David FosterDavid Foster
01 November 1949, Canadian
Musician

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951, British
Drummer
John DenverJohn Denver
31 December 1943, American
Singer-songwriter

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953, French, American
TV Host, Actress

John WilliamsJohn Williams
08 February 1932, American
Composer
Luther VandrossLuther Vandross
20 April 1951, American
Singer

Rick RubinRick Rubin
10 March 1963, American
Record Producer
Bryan AdamsBryan Adams
05 November 1959, Canadian
Singer

Tori AmosTori Amos
22 August 1963, American
Musician and Singer

Danny ElfmanDanny Elfman
29 May 1953, American
Composer

John ColtraneJohn Coltrane
23 September 1926, American
Saxophonist, Composer

Chaka KhanChaka Khan
23 March 1953, American
Singer
Neil SedakaNeil Sedaka
13 March 1939, American
Singer

Bret MichaelsBret Michaels
15 March 1963, American
Singer

Stephen SondheimStephen Sondheim
22 March 1930, American
American composer

Claude DebussyClaude Debussy
22 August 1862, French
Composer
Sergei RachmaninoffSergei Rachmaninoff
01 April 1873, American, Russian
Pianist

Django ReinhardtDjango Reinhardt
23 January 1910, French
Musician
YanniYanni
14 November 1954, Greek
Pianist, Keyboardist, Music Composer

André PrevinAndré Previn
06 April 1929, German, American
Musician

Jean-Michel JarreJean-Michel Jarre
24 August 1948, French
Composer
Gustav MahlerGustav Mahler
07 July 1860, Austrian
Composer

Erik SatieErik Satie
17 May 1866, French
Musician
Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar
09 June 1981, Indian, British
Composer

Robby BensonRobby Benson
21 January 1956, American
Actor

Edie SedgwickEdie Sedgwick
20 April 1943, American
Actress, Model
Ludovico EinaudiLudovico Einaudi
23 November 1955, Italian
Pianist, Composer

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie
21 October 1917, American
Bandleader
Pat MethenyPat Metheny
12 August 1954, American
Guitarist

Giacomo PucciniGiacomo Puccini
22 December 1858, Belgian, Italian
Composer

Gopi SundarGopi Sundar
30 May 1977, Indian
Music Director

Arnold SchoenbergArnold Schoenberg
13 September 1874, Austrian
Composer
Aaron CoplandAaron Copland
14 November 1900, American
Composer, teacher, writer
John Philip SousaJohn Philip Sousa
06 November 1854, American
Conductor, Composer

Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno
11 September 1903, German
Philosopher

Tom FletcherTom Fletcher
17 July 1985, British
Musician

Benjamin BrittenBenjamin Britten
22 November 1913, British
Composer, conductor and pianist
Adrian BelewAdrian Belew
23 December 1949, American
Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Songwriter

Fats WallerFats Waller
21 May 1904, American
Jazz Pianist

Pete HamPete Ham
27 April 1947, British
Singer

Samuel BarberSamuel Barber
09 March 1910, American
Composer

A.B. QuintanillaA.B. Quintanilla
13 December 1963, American
Record Producer
Karlheinz StockhausenKarlheinz Stockhausen
22 August 1928, German
Composer

Hariprasad ChaurasiaHariprasad Chaurasia
01 July 1938, Indian
Indian Classical Flautist
Kurt WeillKurt Weill
02 March 1900, German
Composer

Goran BregovićGoran Bregović
22 March 1950, Yugoslav
Musician

Ólafur ArnaldsÓlafur Arnalds
03 November 1986, Icelander
Musician
Francis PoulencFrancis Poulenc
07 January 1899, French
Musician

Michael BlakeyMichael Blakey
08 December 1958, British
Record Producer
Paul BowlesPaul Bowles
30 December 1910, American
Writer, Music Composer

Pablo CasalsPablo Casals
29 December 1876, Spanish
Musician

Anton WebernAnton Webern
03 December 1883, Austrian
Music Composer

Gian Carlo MenottiGian Carlo Menotti
07 July 1911, French, Italian, American
Composer and librettist

Alfred SchnittkeAlfred Schnittke
24 November 1934, German, Russian
Composer
Giovanni GabrieliGiovanni Gabrieli
1557 AD, Italian
Italian composer

Luciano BerioLuciano Berio
24 October 1925, Italian
Italian composer

Assi RahbaniAssi Rahbani
04 May 1923, Lebanese
Composer

Peter WarlockPeter Warlock
30 October 1894, British
Composer
Emina JahovićEmina Jahović
15 January 1982, Serbian
Singer-songwriter

Germaine TailleferreGermaine Tailleferre
19 April 1892, French
Composer
Marcel KhalifeMarcel Khalife
10 June 1950, Lebanese
Composer

Adrian WillaertAdrian Willaert
1490 AD, Belgian
Music Composer, Teacher, Founder of the Venetian

Carlos Páez VilaróCarlos Páez Vilaró
01 November 1923, Uruguayan
Artist
Alun HoddinottAlun Hoddinott
11 August 1929, Welsh
Composer

Alfred NewmanAlfred Newman
17 March 1901, American
American composer
James McBrideJames McBride
11 September 1957, American
 

Isaac AlbenizIsaac Albeniz
29 May 1860, Spanish
Pianist

Orlando LassusOrlando Lassus
1532 AD, Belgian
Composer
Eugen SuchoňEugen Suchoň
25 September 1908, Slovak
Composer

Wesley StrombergWesley Stromberg
06 December 1993, American
Composer
Dmitry ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich
25 September 1906, Russian
Composer

Brad Douglas PaisleyBrad Douglas Paisley
28 October 1972, American
American singer-songwriter

Bela BartokBela Bartok
25 March 1881, Hungarian
Composer, Pianist

Ruben RadaRuben Rada
17 July 1943, Uruguayan
Composer
Carroll O’ConnorCarroll O’Connor
02 August 1924, American
Actor
S. P. BalasubrahmanyamS. P. Balasubrahmanyam
04 June 1946, Indian
Actor, Singer, Composer

A. R. RahmanA. R. Rahman
06 January 1967, Indian
Composer

IlaiyaraajaIlaiyaraaja
03 June 1943, Indian
actor, singer, composer, musician, screenwriter,

Tom MorelloTom Morello
30 May 1964, American
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Actor,
Kamal HaasanKamal Haasan
07 November 1954, Indian
Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter, Film director,

Joe WalshJoe Walsh
20 November 1947, American
Guitarist

Adrienne BailonAdrienne Bailon
24 October 1983, American
Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer,

Don HenleyDon Henley
22 July 1947, American
Singer, Composer, Musician, Drummer, Pianist,

Michelle PhillipsMichelle Phillips
04 June 1944, American
Television actor, Singer, Actor,
Steven Van ZandtSteven Van Zandt
22 November 1950, American
Actor, Musician, Screenwriter, Record producer,

Arijit SinghArijit Singh
25 April 1987, Indian
Singer
HamsalekhaHamsalekha
23 June 1951, Indian
Author, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Music

Hugh DownsHugh Downs
14 February 1921, American
Broadcaster
K. V. MahadevanK. V. Mahadevan
14 March 1918, Indian
Composer, Music director
G. V. Prakash KumarG. V. Prakash Kumar
13 June 1987, Indian
Composer