The prodigiously gifted American conductor, composer, pianist, and teacher, Leonard Bernstein
East meets West meets Latin America. Golijov draws from his Argentinean/Jewish heritage to create euphoric, vibrant, pulsating works.
Grandiose orchestrations and epic soundscapes. No appraisal of 20th century classical music is complete without the Russian powerhouse that is Dmitri Shostakovich.
A legend and lynchpin of 20th century classical music, Aaron Copland's name is synonymous with America and epic, sublime soundscapes.
Master of minimalism and a universally esteemed super-hero of contemporary opera. This award-winning composer's works range from the sublimely tender to the expansive.
Bernstein's music combines jazz-inspired energy and theatrical panache to devastating effect.
A British institution and one of the most widely performed 20th Century composers who produced works for every genre from epic symphonic scores to songs and choral works.
Composer of the million-selling album Adiemus: Songs of Sanctuary, the music of Karl Jenkins OBE is amongst the best-known in the world.
One of Australia's leading composers, Elena Kats-Chernin's output includes ballets, orchestra works and solo pieces which all encompass her enigmatic but accessible style.
From Peter and The Wolf to Romeo and Juliet, Prokofieff crafted some of the most powerful themes of 20th century classical music.
"My music is the product of my temperament, and so it is Russian music." - Sergei Rachmaninoff
Steve Reich's influence can be felt across the sharpest edges of contemporary music, with both the Aphex Twin and Radiohead amongst his devotees.
Progressive, prolific and a defining composer in the history of the classical cannon. Stravinsky pushed the boundaries of traditional classical composition further than ever before.