Any suggestions for Modern Classical composers?
I'm looking for composers like Ludovico Einaudi. I'd MUCH prefer it if it's piano-based, although occasional influences/additions of other strings/whatever instruments are great as well. Also, I'm looking for something depressing, or uplifting in a depressing way (lol if you get what I mean:p, just check out the links below :D) not over-complicated like trve classical music but not too minimalist either.
Here are some songs by Ludovico Einaudi that I adore:
No Yiruma plz.
Thanks heaps classicalheads!
oh look at the amount of elitists on this section. You're worse than teenage metalheads!
Del_icio: note tht I say modern classical. I'm really not into your boring type of classical whose pretentiousness just bores me to tears. If you don't have any suggestions, feel free to gtfo.
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
Einaudi is not a classical composer - he is a manufacturer of cynical instrumental pop. You would be better asking in 'rock and pop'.
- BernadetteLv 44 years ago
Vaughan Williams Ravel Shostakovich Dutillieux Prokofiev
- petr bLv 78 years ago
Here is a link to my answer to a recent very similar request. You are "somewhat" in the wrong category and there Is a VERY gray area as to category with some music of this type.
Einaudi is clearly contemporary pop instrumental, though he has a more than solid classical training which shows in his writing.
Wim Mertens is mentioned in this link, categorized as classical. A hair in another musical direction, Yann Tiersen is contemporary pop / new-age, and so forth.
In that answer, I listed a number of actual and available contemporary classical piano pieces, as well as what I think is a contemporary pop / new-age pianist-composer of quality I think you might well like. I included Philip Glass, whom I don't care for, but is often popular with people who like Eunaudi, etc.
Two pieces there are by John Cage. Those gentle and lovely pieces pre-date 'new-age' and ambient music by decades, and they too, are 'modern classical.'I think you will be very pleasantly suprised when you hear them.
Some of what you call 'elitism' is more a matter of just calling something what it actually is, not a bad thing. Since the area is rather gray at times, please understand we are, in classical, too often flooded with questions for "more like Yiruma," which it seems you don't care for (there, you agree with almost 100% of the classical music devotees.) Often, too, there are extremely snippy and snobbish added comments from those making the request, insisting, just because they say so, that Yiruma IS classical. Go figure....
[ Even you specifically requested music 'not like real classical' so I don't know why your nose got out of joint, either -"gtfo" indeed. What your "not like real classical" confirms is the existence of a gray area, and Y/A has no apart category for the genre. We could all complain long, loud and hard and daily about Y/A's gruesomely lacking software, the lack of more sub-categories,or 'their' inattentiveness to the wonts and needs of their users.]
I did not mention in the link Erik Satie, and if you don't know of his music, certainly look into the Trois Gymnopedies and his Six Gnossiennes,
and the Petite Ouverture À Danser:
Ditto for the piano music of Frederic Mompou: there is plenty on YouTube to survey.
I think you're harboring a huge misconception about much classical music, unaware of much of the 20th century and what it can offer.
Ma Mere l'oye, (mother goose suite) piano four hands. A suite of short pieces. (sadly, a few notes missing at the beginning of this link.)
Samuel Barber ~ Excursions no. 3
... none of which, as one 20th century composer said, is "all that old Brahms stuff."
(Alice's excellent suggestions of some contemporary classical music more in the fore of 'what music is today,' is the sort of music classical fans directly think of when they hear the phrase 'contemporary classical,' and I imagine it is extremely remote from your taste. The recommendations I've given here, and the links responing to the other question asking for similar music are tailored I believe, more to your taste.)
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- Anonymous8 years ago
I read your question and immediately thought of Dustin O'Halloran:
uhh, you could argue that they're a little minimalist, but nothing compared to some Glass compositions I've heard.
- 8 years ago
How about trying one of these composers....
Salvatore Sciarrino - Italy
Julio Estrada - Mexico
Helmet Lachemann - Germany
These composers are not performed much in the USA however they are prominent in their own countries and CDs are available. The works of these composers open up new avenues of density and timbre which are the key basis of modern music. Hope you give them a try.Source(s): WindandStringMusic.com
- Anonymous8 years ago
Seems like somebody beat me to suggesting Philip Glass. Darn.
- BuzzyBeeLv 78 years ago
Michael Nyman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAO6zd-q48E
Philip Glass, esp. his film scores: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4-W4qjsBi4
I hope you enjoy those, and also classical music isn't over-complicated; it's complex and interesting just like a well-rounded person. You might enjoy Debussy and Ravel if you tried them. Have a good day!
- Robert David MLv 78 years ago
The vast majority of "modern" composers work for movies, and produce symphonic masterpieces there, fare fewer for the concert hall.
By modern I mean since 1902. I suspect your cano needs to be more recent.
If you mean recent, go to imdb.com and look for movie composers whose works for concert are also listed.
- 8 years ago
idk maybe sum1 like bb kingSource(s): wikipedia