Music Since World War II

Events

World War II

1939 - 1945

Columbia University Electronic Studio founded

1952

Vietnam War

1955 - 1975

First satellite (Sputnik) launched by Russia

1957

United States landed first man on the moon

1969

Reunification of Germany

1990

Persian Gulf War

1991

Dissolution of the USSR

1991

American Composers and Musicians

Aaron Copland

1900 - 1990

Louise Talma

1906 - 1996

Elliott Carter

1908 - 2012

Samuel Barber

1910 - 1981

Gian Carlo Menotti

1911 - 2007

John Cage

1912 - 1992

Milton Babbitt

1916 - 2011

Ulysses Kay

1917 - 1995

Lou Harrison

1917 - 2003

Leonard Bernstein

1918 - 1990

George Rochberg

1918 - 2005

Leon Kirchner

1919 - 2009

Lukas Foss

1922 - 2009

Gunther Schuller

1925 - Present

George Crumb

1929 - Present

Morton Subotnick

1933 - Present

Terry Riley

1935 - Present

Steve Reich

1936 - Present

Philip Glass

1937 - Present

Ellen Zwillich

1939 - Present

Judith Zaimont

1945 - Present

Canadian Composers and Musicians

R. Murray Schafer

1933 - Present

English Composers and Musicians

Michael Tippett

1905 - 1998

Elisabeth Lutyens

1906 - 1983

Benjamin Britten

1913 - 1976

Peter Maxwell Davies

1934 - Present

Estonian Composers and Musicians

Arvo Part

1935 - Present

French Composers and Musicians

Olivier Messiaen

1908 - 1992

Pierre Boulez

1925 - Present

German Composers and Musicians

Carl Orff

1895 - 1982

Hans Werner Henze

1926 - 2012

Karlheinz Stockhausen

1928 - 2007

Greek Composers and Musicians

Iannis Xenakis

1922 - 2001

Hungarian Composers and Musicians

Gyorgy Ligeti

1923 - 2006

Israeli Composers and Musicians

Shulamit Ran

1949 - Present

Italian Composers and Musicians

Luigi Dallapiccola

1904 - 1975

Luciano Berio

1925 - 2003

Polish Composers and Musicians

Witold Lutoslawski

1913 - 1994

Krzysztof Penderecki

1933 - Present

Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki

1933 - 2010

Russian Composers and Musicians

Dmitri Shostakovitch

1906 - 1975

Sofia Gubaidulin

1931 - Present

Alfred Schnittke

1934 - 1998

Scottish Composers and Musicians

Thea Musgrave

1928 - Present