List: 20th Century String Quartets
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Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich
Nationality: Russian | Soviet
Born: September 25, 1906, St. Petersburg Died: August 9, 1975, Moscow (age 68)
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Nationality: German
Born: November 16, 1895, Hanau Died: December 28, 1963, Frankfurt (age 68)
Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Béla Victor János Bartók
Nationality: Hungarian
Born: March 25, 1881, Nagyszentmiklós, Hungary Died: September 26, 1945, New York City, NY (age 64)
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
Arnold Schoenberg [Schönberg]
Nationality: Austrian
Born: September 13, 1874, Vienna Died: July 13, 1951, Los Angeles (age 76)
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Edward Benjamin Britten
Nationality: English
Born: November 22, 1913, Lowestoft Died: December 4, 1976, Aldeburgh (age 63)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Sergei [Sergey] Prokofiev [Prokofieff]
Nationality: Russian | Soviet | Ukrainian
Born: April 27, 1891, Sontsovka, Ukraine Died: March 5, 1953, Moscow (age 61)
Anton Webern (1883-1945)
Anton Friedrich Wilhelm von Webern
Nationality: Austrian
Born: December 3, 1883, Vienna Died: September 15, 1945, Mittersill (age 61)
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Joseph Maurice Ravel
Nationality: French
Born: March 7, 1875, Ciboure, Basses-Pyrénées Died: December 28, 1937, Paris (age 62)
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Nationality: Brazilian
Born: March 5, 1887, Rio de Janeiro Died: November 17, 1959, Rio de Janeiro (age 72)
Elliott Carter (1908-2012)
Elliott Cook Carter Jr.
Nationality: American
Born: December 11, 1908, New York Died: November 5, 2012, New York (age 103)
Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
Nationality: Italian
Born: October 24, 1925, Oneglia Died: May 27, 2003, Rome (age 77)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Nationality: French
Born: August 22, 1862, St. Germain-en-Laye Died: March 25, 1918, Paris (age 55)
Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988)
Nationality: Italian
Born: January 8, 1905, La Spezia Died: August 9, 1988, Rome (age 83)
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Nationality: Finnish
Born: December 8, 1865, Hämeenlinna Died: September 20, 1957, Järvenpää (age 91)
György Ligeti (1923-2006)
György Sándor Ligeti
Nationality: Hungarian | Austrian
Born: May 28, 1923, Dicsőszentmárton, Transylvania Died: June 12, 2006, Vienna (age 83)
Alban Berg (1885-1935)
Alban Maria Johannes Berg
Nationality: Austrian
Born: February 9, 1885, Vienna Died: December 24, 1935, Vienna (age 50)
Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001)
Nationality: Greek | French
Born: May 29, 1922, Braïla, Romania Died: February 4, 2001, Paris (age 78)
Milton Babbitt (1916-2011)
Milton Byron Babbitt
Nationality: American
Born: May 10, 1916, Philadelphia Died: January 29, 2011, Princeton (age 94)
John Cage (1912-1992)
Nationality: American
Born: September 5, 1912, Los Angeles Died: August 12, 1992, New York (age 79)
Mel Powell (1923-1998)
Mel [Melvin] Epstein Powell
Nationality: American
Born: February 12, 1923, New York Died: April 24, 1998, Van Nuys, CA (age 75)