Any suggestions for modern classical composers?

I greatly enjoy all the "big time" composers of the 18th and 19th centuries, but I feel like I am clueless when it comes to any of the modern-day composers. The only 20th century composers I really listen to are Rachmaninoff and Scriabin (I guess they count?). I am surely not a classical aficionado by any means, but if anyone has any suggestions for music I might like let me know. Thanks

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Working from the beginning for the 20th century to composers who are still alive today:

    Debussy

    Stravinsky

    Schoenberg

    Charles Ives

    Bela Bartok

    Philip Glass

    Pierre Boulez!!!!!! <3

    Karlheinz Stockhausen

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  • 9 years ago

    Vaughan Williams

    Ravel

    Shostakovich

    Dutillieux

    Prokofiev

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Finnissy, Ferneyhough, James Dillon, James Clapperton

    New complexity is where modern classical music is at. Not much to it, but i don't know if you will enjoy this type of music.

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  • 9 years ago

    Paul Cardall

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  • Vladimir Horowitz and Arthur Rubinstein were great classical composers. Hope I helped!

    Maxwell

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    henryk gorecki

    arvo part

    john adams

    steve reich

    philip glass

    erik satie (impressionism/early 20th cent.)

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  • Ryan
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    Yiruma? Some movie soundtrack guys are pretty good too. Like carter burwell, and hans zimmer. Also a piano artist by the name of scott davis is amazing, he does like a rock metal thing with his piano.( I dont know if piano is your choice of music here but im going with it) also check out this chick http://www.youtube.com/user/vkgoeswild shes really talented aswell

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  • 9 years ago

    Aaron Copland

    I don't like his music, but he's big.

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  • 9 years ago

    Yo-Yo Ma?

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