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Classical The Greatest 20th Century Classical Composers  

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List Rules They have to have been born past 1870 and produced most of their works in the 1900s

When you think of Classical music what comes to mind? A bunch of people from hundreds of years ago, but what people don't realize is that Classical music is alive and thriving, in a far different form then even during the Romantic era but its still alive and it greatly thrived during the last century with Avant Garde and the influence of Jazz and Rock. Here are in my opinion the greatest of the age.
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Dmitri Shostakovich


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Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich was a Russian composer and pianist, and a prominent figure of 20th-century music. Shostakovich achieved fame in the Soviet Union under the patronage of Soviet chief of staff Mikhail Tukhachevsky, but later had a complex and difficult relationship with the government. ...more

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Claude Debussy


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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. ...more

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Igor Stravinsky


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Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor. He is widely considered to be one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. Stravinsky's compositional career was notable for its stylistic diversity. He first achieved international fame with three ...more

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Sergei Prokofiev


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Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor. As the creator of acknowledged masterpieces across numerous musical genres, he is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. His works include such widely heard works as the March from The Love for Three ...more

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