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
- John Williams
- Arvo Pärt
- James MacMillan
- Philip Glass
- John Adams
- György Kurtág
- Eric Whitacre
- John Rutter
- Thomas Adès
- 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.