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Bachtrack: Classical Music in 2019

January 9, 2020 at 11:43 am UTC

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Bachtrack has compiled their annual “Year in Statistics” for classical music compiled from nearly 35,000 concerts around the globe throughout 2019.

Top Ten Contemporary Composers

  1. John Williams
  2. Arvo Pärt
  3. James MacMillan
  4. Philip Glass
  5. John Adams
  6. György Kurtág
  7. Eric Whitacre
  8. John Rutter
  9. Thomas Adès
  10. Steve Reich

Other headlines include:

  • Beethoven comes out at the top concert composer; over 13% of all classical concerts feature a work by Beethoven.
  • In 2016 there were 7 women in the top 50 contemporary composers. Now there are 13 in the top 50 and 24 in the top 100.
  • In 2013 we brought you the news that there was only ONE woman in the top 100 conductors. Now there are 8.
  • The Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie and Andris Nelson are found to be the busiest orchestra and conductor respectively.

Read the full report on the Bachtrack website.