Are there any descendants of the great classical composers that are composing music in today’s age?
- MordentLv 72 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.
- PearlLv 72 months ago
there might be some around