Ty asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicClassical · 2 months ago

Are there any descendants of the great classical composers that are composing music in today’s age?

2 Answers

  • 2 months ago


    The short answer is no - with one exception. Musical dynasties stopped being a thing by the 19th century - whether that was because of increased competition, higher standards (meaning merely above-average sons of a master would be unable to get a job) or increased opportunities in other fields. For instance Mendelssohn had several musically talented children, but none pursued a career in music.

    It's also pretty amazing how few composers even had children.

    The only exception is Shostakovich - his son Maxim is a conductor, and his grandson Dmitri Maximovich Shostakovich (Dmitri Jr.) is a pianist - although not a particularly famous one.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    there might be some around

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