List of famous male music critics, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male music critics list contains the most prominent and top males known for being music critics. There are thousand of males working as music critics in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic music critics have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a music critic then the people below should give you inspiration.
People here include everyone from Giuseppe Baini to Robert Sherman.While this isn't a list of all male music critics, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male music critics?" and "Who are the best male music critics?"
Claude-Achille Debussy was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though he himself disliked the term when applied to his compositions. He was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in his native France in 1903. Debussy was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his use of non-traditional scales and chromaticism influenced many composers who followed. Debussy's music is noted for its sensory content and frequent usage of atonality. The prominent French literary style of his period was known as Symbolism, and this movement directly inspired Debussy both as a ...more
Age: Died at 56 (1862-1918)
Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
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Robert Schumann was a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He had been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing. Schumann's published compositions were written exclusively for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano and orchestra; many Lieder; four symphonies; an opera; and other orchestral, choral, and chamber works. Works such as Kinderszenen, Album für die Jugend, ...more
Age: Died at 46 (1810-1856)
Birthplace: Germany, Zwickausee more on Robert Alexander Schumann
Richard Wagner is a film score composer. ...more
Age: Died at 70 (1813-1883)
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
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Hector Berlioz was a French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique and Grande messe des morts. Berlioz made significant contributions to the modern orchestra with his Treatise on Instrumentation. He specified huge orchestral forces for some of his works, and conducted several concerts with more than 1,000 musicians. He also composed around 50 songs. His influence was critical for the further development of Romanticism, especially in composers like Richard Wagner, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler and many others. ...more
Age: Died at 66 (1803-1869)
Birthplace: La Côte-Saint-André, Francesee more on Hector Berlioz