Bands/Musicians The Best Serialism Artists  

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Serialism artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good serialism bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top serialism bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Serialism groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all serialism bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest serialism bands of all time, since the most famous serialism artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best serialism music.

You can click on the serialism band names to see more information about that particular notable serialism group. If they're near the top of the best serialism artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top serialism bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the serialism band names themselves.

Pierre Boulez and Arnold Schoenberg are only the beginning of the artists on this list. You decide which of these are the best by voting for the ones you think are the best ones. Show your appreciation for artists like Milton Babbitt or Alban Berg by voting for them.

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The list includes all new serialism bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of serialism, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into serialism music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good serialism bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent serialism bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best serialism bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest serialism musician ever?"

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Yiannis Papaioannou


Yiannis Papaioannou was a Greek composer and teacher of the Modern Era. He studied piano with Marika Laspopoulou and composition with Alekos Kontis at the Hellenic Conservatory in Athens, as well as the piano and orchestration with Emilios Riadis in Thessaloniki. In 1949, he visited the major European music centres on a UNESCOgrant and he became familiar with new compositional developments. In particular, in Paris he attended Arthur Honegger's class. Between 1951 and 1961 he taught music at an Athens high-School and from 1953 he was professor of counterpoint and composition at the Hellenic Conservatory. He was the first president of both the Greek section of the ISCM and the Hellenic ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Ballet, Chamber music, Serialism, 20th-century classical music

Nationality: Greece

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George Rochberg


George Rochberg was an American composer of contemporary classical music. Long a serial composer, Rochberg abandoned the practice following the death of his teenage son in 1964; he claimed this compositional technique had proved inadequate to express his grief and had found it empty of expressive intent. By the 1970s, Rochberg's use of tonal passages in his music had invoked controversy among critics and fellow composers. A teacher at the University of Pennsylvania until 1983, Rochberg also served as chairman of its music department until 1968 and was named the first Annenberg Professor of the Humanities in 1978. For notable students See: List of music students by teacher: J to R#George ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Serialism

Albums: Spring Music, Eden: Out of Time & Out of Space, Larry Combs^! Clarinet

Nationality: United States of America

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Hanns Jelinek


Hanns Jelinek was an Austrian composer of Czech descent who is also known under the pseudonyms Hanns Elin, H. J. Hirsch, Jakob Fidelbogen. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Serialism

Nationality: Austria

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Milton Babbitt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Serialism Artists
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Milton Babbitt


Milton Byron Babbitt was an American composer, music theorist, and teacher. He is particularly noted for his serial and electronic music. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Classical music, Serialism

Albums: Piano Works, My Ends Are My Beginnings, Occasional Variations, Philomel

Nationality: United States of America

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