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
Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942, British
Singer-songwriter

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951, British
Drummer

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

John DenverJohn Denver
31 December 1943, American
Singer-songwriter

David FosterDavid Foster
01 November 1949, Canadian
Musician
Paul SimonPaul Simon
13 October 1941, American
Singer, Songwriter

Tori AmosTori Amos
22 August 1963, American
Musician and Singer

Bryan AdamsBryan Adams
05 November 1959, Canadian
Singer

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
Danny ElfmanDanny Elfman
29 May 1953, American
Composer

John ColtraneJohn Coltrane
23 September 1926, American
Saxophonist, Composer

Claude DebussyClaude Debussy
22 August 1862, French
Composer
Bret MichaelsBret Michaels
15 March 1963, American
Singer

Chaka KhanChaka Khan
23 March 1953, American
Singer
Ennio MorriconeEnnio Morricone
10 November 1928, Italian
Composer

Stephen SondheimStephen Sondheim
22 March 1930, American
American composer

Sergei RachmaninoffSergei Rachmaninoff
01 April 1873, American, Russian
Pianist
YanniYanni
14 November 1954, Greek
Pianist, Keyboardist, Music Composer

Neil SedakaNeil Sedaka
13 March 1939, American
Singer
Gustav MahlerGustav Mahler
07 July 1860, Austrian
Composer

Ludovico EinaudiLudovico Einaudi
23 November 1955, Italian
Pianist, Composer

Erik SatieErik Satie
17 May 1866, French
Musician

Arnold SchoenbergArnold Schoenberg
13 September 1874, Austrian
Composer
Django ReinhardtDjango Reinhardt
23 January 1910, French
Musician
André PrevinAndré Previn
06 April 1929, German, American
Musician

Edie SedgwickEdie Sedgwick
20 April 1943, American
Actress, Model

Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar
09 June 1981, Indian, British
Composer

Giacomo PucciniGiacomo Puccini
22 December 1858, Belgian, Italian
Composer
Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie
21 October 1917, American
Bandleader

Jean-Michel JarreJean-Michel Jarre
24 August 1948, French
Composer

Aaron CoplandAaron Copland
14 November 1900, American
Composer, teacher, writer

Pat MethenyPat Metheny
12 August 1954, American
Guitarist

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John Philip SousaJohn Philip Sousa
06 November 1854, American
Conductor, Composer
Benjamin BrittenBenjamin Britten
22 November 1913, British
Composer, conductor and pianist

Tom FletcherTom Fletcher
17 July 1985, British
Musician
Adrian BelewAdrian Belew
23 December 1949, American
Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Songwriter

Karlheinz StockhausenKarlheinz Stockhausen
22 August 1928, German
Composer

Fats WallerFats Waller
21 May 1904, American
Jazz Pianist
Pete HamPete Ham
27 April 1947, British
Singer

Francis PoulencFrancis Poulenc
07 January 1899, French
Musician
Hariprasad ChaurasiaHariprasad Chaurasia
01 July 1938, Indian
Indian Classical Flautist

Kurt WeillKurt Weill
02 March 1900, German
Composer

Anton WebernAnton Webern
03 December 1883, Austrian
Music Composer

Pablo CasalsPablo Casals
29 December 1876, Spanish
Musician

Paul BowlesPaul Bowles
30 December 1910, American
Writer, Music Composer
Alfred SchnittkeAlfred Schnittke
24 November 1934, German, Russian
Composer

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

Luciano BerioLuciano Berio
24 October 1925, Italian
Italian composer

Giovanni GabrieliGiovanni Gabrieli
1557 AD, Italian
Italian composer
Peter WarlockPeter Warlock
30 October 1894, British
Composer

Germaine TailleferreGermaine Tailleferre
19 April 1892, French
Composer
Bela BartokBela Bartok
25 March 1881, Hungarian
Composer, Pianist

Marcel KhalifeMarcel Khalife
10 June 1950, Lebanese
Composer

Assi RahbaniAssi Rahbani
04 May 1923, Lebanese
Composer
James McBrideJames McBride
11 September 1957, American
 

Adrian WillaertAdrian Willaert
1490 AD, Belgian
Music Composer, Teacher, Founder of the Venetian
Carlos Páez VilaróCarlos Páez Vilaró
01 November 1923, Uruguayan
Artist

Alfred NewmanAlfred Newman
17 March 1901, American
American composer

Orlando LassusOrlando Lassus
1532 AD, Belgian
Composer
Alun HoddinottAlun Hoddinott
11 August 1929, Welsh
Composer

Isaac AlbenizIsaac Albeniz
29 May 1860, Spanish
Pianist
Dmitry ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich
25 September 1906, Russian
Composer

Wesley StrombergWesley Stromberg
06 December 1993, American
Composer

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

Ruben RadaRuben Rada
17 July 1943, Uruguayan
Composer
Goran BregovićGoran Bregović
22 March 1950, Yugoslav
Musician
Emina JahovićEmina Jahović
15 January 1982, Serbian
Singer-songwriter

Eugen SuchoňEugen Suchoň
25 September 1908, Slovak
Composer

Carroll O’ConnorCarroll O’Connor
02 August 1924, American
Actor

Celine DionCeline Dion
30 March 1968, Canadian
Singer, Actor, Voice actor, Musician, Pianist,
CherCher
20 May 1946, American
Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Film

MobyMoby
11 September 1965, American
Singer, Record producer, Composer, Musician,

Iwan RheonIwan Rheon
13 May 1985, British
Actor, Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Ramin DjawadiRamin Djawadi
19 July 1974, German
Composer, Record producer, Film score composer

Alanis MorissetteAlanis Morissette
01 June 1974, Canadian, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Actor, Composer,
Don HenleyDon Henley
22 July 1947, American
Singer, Composer, Musician, Drummer, Pianist,

Kamal HaasanKamal Haasan
07 November 1954, Indian
Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter, Film director,
Joe WalshJoe Walsh
20 November 1947, American
Guitarist, Oboist, Banjoist, Singer, Musician,

Brandon FlowersBrandon Flowers
21 June 1981, American
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Composer, Pianist

Sammy HagarSammy Hagar
13 October 1947, American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Guitarist,
A. R. RahmanA. R. Rahman
06 January 1967, Indian
Composer

Ryan TedderRyan Tedder
26 June 1979, American
Record producer, Singer, Singer-songwriter,
David Lee RothDavid Lee Roth
10 October 1954, American
Singer, Musician, Record producer, Radio

Trent ReznorTrent Reznor
17 May 1965, American
Singer, Composer, Pianist, Musician,

Debby RyanDebby Ryan
13 May 1993, American
Singer, Child actor, Singer-songwriter, Film

Joan BaezJoan Baez
09 January 1941, American
Singer-songwriter, Street artist, Singer,
David GilmourDavid Gilmour
06 March 1946, British
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter,

Ashley TisdaleAshley Tisdale
02 July 1985, American
Singer, Model, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Voice
Susanna HoffsSusanna Hoffs
17 January 1959, American
Actor, Singer-songwriter, Film producer, Musician,

Steven Van ZandtSteven Van Zandt
22 November 1950, American
Actor, Musician, Screenwriter, Record producer,

Dave MustaineDave Mustaine
13 September 1961, American
Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer,

Tom MorelloTom Morello
30 May 1964, American
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Actor,
Maynard James KeenanMaynard James Keenan
17 April 1964, American
Singer, Musician, Record producer, Composer