Here is the most important composers of th 20:th Century as far as I know
1. Leo Ornstein: Very important when it comes to toneclusters and most other things associated with the music of the 20-21:th century. Not wellknown among violinist at all and his importance is truly underrated
2. Schoenberg: no need to explain why he is one of the most important.
3. Debussy: no need to explain why. a true pioneer
4. Henry Cowell: Very important figure for contemporary classical music. His importance i truly underrated
5. Stravinski: no need to explain why
6: Xenakis: a true pioneer when it comes to music composed with the help of the computer, glissandoeffects etc.
7: Bartok: understood oriental rhythms better then any western composer before him and a true pioneer.
8: Konlon Nankarrov: A true pioneer and underrated composer that showed us truly complex music that can´t be performed by human beings
9: Karheinz Stockhausen: Electronic music pioneer
10. Ravel: Just because his orchestrations were more interesting then anyone before him in my opinion (as far as I know at least)
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