List of symphony composers

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Among composers who have composed symphonies are (listed in chronological order by year of birth, alphabetical within year):

From the earliest symphonies to 1800[edit]

1800–1900[edit]

  • Jan Křtitel Václav Kalivoda or Johann Baptist Wenzel Kalliwoda (1801–1866), Czech composer of 7 symphonies.
  • Adolf Fredrik Lindblad (1801–1878), Swedish composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Hector Berlioz (1803–1869), French composer of 4 program symphonies, best remembered for his first, the Symphonie fantastique, perhaps the first true programmatic symphony.
  • Franz Lachner (1803–1890), German composer of 8 symphonies between 1828 and 1851. His 5th symphony won him the prize offered by the Vienna Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in 1835.
  • Louise Farrenc (1804–1875), French composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann (1805–1900), Danish composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga (1806–1826), Basque composer of 1 symphony.
  • Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński (1807–1867), Polish composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847), Composer of 12 complete string symphonies (the 13th was left unfinished) and 5 numbered symphonies, with sketches for a 6th (1847).
  • Robert Schumann (1810–1856), German composer of 4 symphonies, the last of which experimented with cyclic form.
  • Franz Liszt (1811–1886), Hungarian composer of 2 programmatic symphonies, the Faust Symphony and the Dante Symphony.
  • Johann Rufinatscha (1812–1893), Austrian composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Richard Wagner (1813–1883), German composer of 1 symphony.
  • Robert Volkmann (1815–1883), German composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Sir William Sterndale Bennett (1816–1875), English composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Johannes Verhulst (1816–1891), Dutch composer of 1 symphony.
  • Eduard Franck (1817–1893), German composer of 4 symphonies, of which Nos. 1 and 2 are lost.
  • Niels Gade (1817–1890), Danish composer of 8 symphonies.
  • Charles Gounod (1818–1893), French composer of 2 symphonies and a 3rd for nine wind instruments (Petite symphonie).
  • César Franck (1822–1890), wrote 1 symphony best known for its use of cyclic form.
  • Joachim Raff (1822–1882), Swiss-born German composer of 11 symphonies.
  • Édouard Lalo (1823–1892), French composer of a "Symphony in G minor".
  • Anton Bruckner (1824–1896), Austrian composer of 11 large-scale symphonies, including Nos. 00 and 0.
  • Bedřich Smetana (1824–1884), Czech composer of one symphony named Triumphal.
  • Richard Hol (1825–1904), Dutch composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Woldemar Bargiel (1828–1897), German composer of 1 symphony.
  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829–1869), American composer of 2 symphonies: Symphonie romantique "A Night in the Tropics" and "À Montevideo".
  • Anton Rubinstein (1829–1894), Russian composer of 6 symphonies, with the second, the Ocean, and the 6th being the best known (though neither as well known now as they were in Rubinstein's day).
  • Karl Goldmark (1830–1915), Hungarian composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Ludvig Norman (1831–1885), Swedish composer, conductor, pianist who wrote 3 symphonies.
  • Alexander Borodin (1833–1887), Russian composer of 3 symphonies, the last unfinished.
  • Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), German composer of 4 symphonies, considered by Eduard Hanslick to be the artistic heir of Beethoven.
  • Felix Draeseke (1835–1913), German composer of the New German School wrote 4 symphonies.
  • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921), French composer of 5 symphonies (of which 3 are numbered), of which the best known is the third, his Symphony No. 3 with organ.
  • Mily Balakirev (1837–1910), Russian composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Alexandre Guilmant (1837–1911), French composer of 2 symphonies for organ and orchestra, which are versions of his 1st and the 8th organ sonatas, respectively.
  • Max Bruch (1838–1920), German composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Georges Bizet (1838–1875), French composer remembered by his Opera Carmen, wrote his Symphony in C at the age of 17; a second symphony, Roma, is sometimes classified as a suite, though referred to as a symphony by the composer.
  • Alexis de Castillon (1838–1873), French composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Indalecio Castro (1839–1911), Guatemalan composer of 1 symphony.
  • Friedrich Gernsheim (1839–1916), German composer of 4 symphonies.
  • John Knowles Paine (1839–1906), American composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Alice Mary Smith (1839–1884), English composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Samuel de Lange jr. (1840–1911), Dutch composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Johan Svendsen (1840–1911), Norwegian violinist, conductor, and composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893), Russian composer of 6 numbered symphonies and the Manfred Symphony.
  • Elfrida Andrée (1841–1929), Swedish composer of 2 orchestral and 2 organ symphonies.
  • Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904), Czech composer of 9 symphonies, of which the most famous is the ninth (From the New World). He combined Bohemian folk elements with large-scale structure.
  • Daniël de Lange (1841–1918), Dutch composer of 2 symphonies, the second is lost.
  • Edvard Grieg (1843–1907), Norwegian composer of 1 symphony.
  • Giovanni Sgambati (1843−1914), Italian composer of 2 numbered symphonies plus "Sinfonia-Epitalamio" and "Sinfonia Festosa".
  • Asger Hamerik (1843–1923), Danish conductor and composer of 8 symphonies.
  • Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843−1900), Austrian composer of 8 symphonies.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908), Russian composer of 3 symphonies and sketches for 2 others.
  • Zygmunt Noskowski (1846–1909), Polish composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Hubert Parry (1848–1918), British composer of 5 symphonies (1882–1912)
  • Zdeněk Fibich (1850–1900), Czech composer of 3 complete symphonies, plus 4 fragmentary or lost symphonies.
  • Alexander Taneyev (1850–1918), Russian composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Vincent d'Indy (1851–1931), French composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924), British composer of 7 symphonies (1876–1911).
  • George Whitefield Chadwick (1854–1931), American composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Bernard Zweers (1854–1924), Dutch composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Ernest Chausson (1855–1899), French composer of 1 symphony and sketches for a 2nd.
  • Julius Röntgen (1855–1932), Dutch composer of 21 symphonies.
  • Giuseppe Martucci (1856–1909), Italian composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Christian Sinding (1856–1941), Norwegian composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Sergei Taneyev (1856–1915), Russian composer of 4 symphonies.
  • George Templeton Strong (1856–1948), American composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Frederic Cliffe (1857–1931), English composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Sir Edward Elgar (1857–1934), English composer completed 2 symphonies, with sketches for a third made into a performing version by Anthony Payne.
  • Sylvio Lazzari (1857–1944), French composer of 1 symphony.
  • Richard Franck (1858–1938), German composer of 1 symphony.
  • Hans Rott (1858–1884), Austrian composer of a symphony (1879/1880), which features many stylistic similarities to the later symphonies of his friend and fellow student Gustav Mahler. A Symphony No. 2 was planned.
  • Josef Bohuslav Foerster (1859–1951), Czech composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859–1935), Russian composer of 2 symphonies plus a "Sinfonietta for Orchestra".
  • Sergei Lyapunov (1859−1924), Russian composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Gustav Mahler (1860–1911), Austrian composer completed 9 large-scale symphonies, plus an incomplete 10th—see Category of Mahler symphonies. His third symphony is his longest symphony at 95 minutes, and his eighth, the Symphony of a Thousand, premiered with over 1,000 performers.
  • Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860–1941), Polish composer of 1 symphony.
  • Emil von Reznicek (1860–1945), Austrian composer of 5 symphonies.
  • William Wallace (1860–1940), Scottish composer of a "Creation Symphony".
  • Felix Woyrsch (1860−1944), German composer of 7 symphonies.
  • Anton Arensky (1861–1906), Russian composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Maurice Emmanuel (1862–1938), French composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Edward German (1862–1936), English composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Alberto Williams (1862–1952), Argentine composer of 9 symphonies.
  • Horatio Parker (1863–1919), American composer of 1 symphony.
  • Felix Weingartner (1863–1942), Austrian composer of 7 symphonies and a sinfonietta.
  • Alexander Gretchaninov (1864–1956), Russian composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Johan Halvorsen (1864–1935), Norwegian composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Alexandre Levy (1864–1892), Brazilian composer of 1 symphony.
  • Guy Ropartz (1864–1955), French composer of 5 symphonies, no. 3 (1905) with chorus.
  • Richard Strauss (1864–1949), German composer of programmatic symphonies.
  • August de Boeck (1865–1937), Belgian composer of 1 symphony.
  • Paul Dukas (1865–1931), French composer of 1 symphony.
  • Paul Gilson (1865–1942), Belgian composer of 3 symphonies and La Mer (4 Symphonic sketches).
  • Alexander Glazunov (1865–1936), Russian composer of 9 symphonies.
  • Albéric Magnard (1865–1914), French composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Carl Nielsen (1865–1931), Danish composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Jean Sibelius (1865–1957), Finnish composer of the Kullervo Symphony, and of 7 numbered symphonies (an eighth symphony was destroyed by the composer in 1929).
  • Vasily Kalinnikov (1866–1901), Russian composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Amy Beach (1867–1944) American composer of 1 symphony.
  • Charles Koechlin (1867–1950), French composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Wilhelm Peterson-Berger (1867–1942), Swedish composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Granville Bantock (1868–1946), British composer of 4 symphonies: Hebridean Symphony, Pagan Symphony, The Cyprian Goddess: Symphony No. 3 and Celtic Symphony.
  • Alfred Hill (1869−1960), Australian composer of 12 symphonies.
  • Albert Roussel (1869–1937), French composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Cornelis Dopper (1870–1939), Dutch composer of 7 symphonies.
  • Vítězslav Novák (1870–1949), Czech composer of the May Symphony for solos, choir and orchestra.
  • Joseph Ryelandt (1870–1965), Belgian composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Florent Schmitt (1870–1958), French composer of 2 symphonies (the first a "symphonie concertante") and 1 for strings (Janiana).
  • Charles Tournemire (1870–1939), French composer of 8 orchestral symphonies, as well as a Simphonie-choral and Symphonie sacrée for organ.
  • Louis Vierne (1870–1937), French composer of 1 orchestral symphony and 6 symphonies for organ.
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871–1927), Swedish composer of 2 symphonies, 1 disowned by him, and sketches for a third.
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky (1871–1942), Austrian composer of 3 symphonies, a Lyrische Symphonie for soprano, baritone and orchestra, a symphony in all but name called Die Seejungfrau (1902), and a Sinfonietta (1934).
  • Hugo Alfvén (1872–1960), Swedish violinist, conductor, and composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Alexander Scriabin (1872–1915), Russian composer of 3 symphonies; his 2 tone poems, composed after the 3 symphonies, are also sometimes classified as symphonies Nos. 4 and 5.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958), English composer of 9 symphonies.
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943), Russian composer of 3 symphonies in a late-Romantic style.
  • Gustav Holst (1874–1934), British composer of an unpublished Symphony "The Cotswolds" (1899–1900), a First Choral Symphony (1923–24), and a Scherzo (1933–34) for a projected but unfinished symphony .
  • Josef Suk (1874–1935), Czech composer of 2 symphonies, including the Asrael Symphony.
  • Franz Schmidt (1874–1939), Austrian composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Charles Ives (1874–1954), American composer of 4 symphonies, his "Holiday Symphony" referred to as his 5th, and his "Universe Symphony" later reconstructed.
  • Arnold Schoenberg (1874–1951), Austrian composer of 2 chamber symphonies and several sketches for unpublished symphonies. Alban Berg thought of Schoenberg's tone poem Pelleas und Melisande (1902) as a symphony.
  • Franco Alfano (1875–1954), Italian composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Erkki Melartin (1875–1937), Finnish composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Julián Carrillo (1875–1965), Mexican composer, wrote 2 symphonies plus 3 atonal symphonies written in the "Thirteen Sound" technique.
  • Reinhold Glière (1875–1956), Russian composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Cyril Rootham (1875−1938), English composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Richard Wetz (1875–1935), German composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Havergal Brian (1876–1972), English composer of 32 symphonies, most of which he wrote in his seventies and eighties. His first symphony, The Gothic, is one of the largest symphonies ever written.
  • John Alden Carpenter (1876–1951), American composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Mieczysław Karłowicz (1876–1909), Polish composer of 1 symphony.
  • Ludolf Nielsen (1876–1939), Danish composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Bruno Walter (1876–1962), German conductor and composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (1876–1948), Italian-German composer of the Sinfonia da Camera (1901); an early composer in the genre of the 20th century chamber symphony.
  • Sergei Bortkiewicz (1877–1952), Austrian pianist and composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Ernő Dohnányi (1877–1960), Hungarian composer of two numbered symphonies and an earlier Symphony in F
  • Fritz Brun (1878–1959), Swiss conductor and composer of 10 symphonies.
  • Artur Kapp (1878–1952), Estonian composer. Generally considered to be one of the founders of Estonian symphonic music. He wrote 5 symphonies.
  • Natanael Berg (1879–1957), Swedish composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Frank Bridge (1879–1941), English composer of an unfinished Symphony for Strings (1941).
  • Sir Hamilton Harty (1879–1941), Irish composer of 1 symphony.
  • Ottorino Respighi (1879–1936), Italian composer of programmatic symphonies.
  • Franz Schreker (1879–1934), Austrian composer of the Chamber Symphony.
  • Cyril Scott (1879–1970), English composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Edgar Bainton (1880–1956), British composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Ernest Bloch (1880–1959), American composer of Swiss origin, whose works include (in addition to an unpublished Symphonie orientale amongst his juvenilia) a Symphony in C-sharp minor, a Sinfonia Breve, a Symphony for Trombone and Orchestra, and a Symphony in E-flat.
  • Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880–1968), Italian composer of "Symphony in A" and "Sinfonia del fuoco" (from music for the silent film Cabiria).
  • Nancy Dalberg (1881–1949), Danish composer of 1 symphony (the first symphony written by a Danish female composer)
  • George Enescu (1881–1955), Romanian composer. Wrote 3 acknowledged and complete symphonies, 4 earlier ones and 2 later ones—the last 2 completed by Pascal Bentoiu—as well as a Chamber Symphony.
  • Paul Le Flem (1881–1984), French composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Jan van Gilse (1881–1944), Dutch composer of 4 symphonies, skecthes for a fifth.
  • Nikolai Myaskovsky (1881–1950), Russian composer (moved from Poland at a very young age) and composer of 27 symphonies.
  • Karl Weigl (1881–1949), Austrian composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Gian Francesco Malipiero (1882–1973), Italian composer of 11 symphonies.
  • Joseph Marx (1882–1964), Austrian composer of 1 symphony and a symphony for strings.
  • Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971), Russian composer of 3 purely orchestral symphonies plus the Symphony of Psalms for chorus and orchestra; his Symphonies of Wind Instruments uses the word symphony in its old sense of "sounding together".
  • Karol Szymanowski (1882–1937), Polish composer of 4 symphonies, No. 3 (The Song of the Night) with vocal soloists and choir, and No. 4 (Symphonie concertante) with piano soloist.
  • Joaquín Turina (1882–1949), Spanish composer of "Sinfonía sevillana" (1920) and "Sinfonía del mar" (1945).
  • Sir Arnold Bax (1883–1953), English composer of 7 numbered symphonies, preceded by a Symphony in F, Op. 8 (unorchestrated, 1907) and a symphony titled Spring Fire (1913).
  • Alfredo Casella (1883–1947), Italian composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Sir George Dyson (1883–1964), English composer of 1 symphony.
  • Paul von Klenau (1883–1946), Danish composer of 9 symphonies.
  • Anton Webern (1883–1945), Austrian composer of 1 symphony (1928).
  • York Bowen (1884–1961), English composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Arthur Meulemans (1884–1966), Belgian composer of 15 symphonies.
  • Ture Rangström (1884–1947), Swedish composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Enrique Soro (1884–1954), Chilean composer of 1 symphony.
  • Pedro Umberto Allende (1885–1959), Chilean composer of 1 symphony (unfinished).
  • Wallingford Riegger (1885–1961), American composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Egon Wellesz (1885–1974), Austrian musicologist and composer of 9 symphonies.
  • Marcel Dupré (1886–1971), French composer of a Symphony in G minor, Op. 25, for organ and orchestra.
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886–1954), German composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Carlo Giorgio Garofalo (1886–1962), Italian composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Jesús Guridi (1886–1961), Spanish composer of "Pyrenean Symphony".
  • Jef van Hoof (1886–1959), Belgian composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Paul Paray (1886–1979), French composer of 2 symphonies plus a "Symphonie d'archets" for string orchestra.
  • Kosaku Yamada (1886–1965), First Japanese symphonic composer. He wrote 3 symphonies.
  • Kurt Atterberg (1887–1974), Swedish composer of 9 symphonies.
  • Leevi Madetoja (1887–1947), Finnish composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Florence Price (1887–1953), American composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Heinz Tiessen (1887–1971), German composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Ernst Toch (1887–1964), Austrian composer of 7 symphonies.
  • Fartein Valen (1887–1952), Norwegian composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959), Brazilian composer of 12 symphonies.
  • Philip Greeley Clapp (1888–1954), American composer of 12 symphonies.
  • Lauri Ikonen (1888–1966), Finnish composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Matthijs Vermeulen (1888–1967), Dutch composer of 7 symphonies.
  • Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (1889–1960), English composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Francisco Santiago (1889–1947), Filipino composer of "Taga-ilog", in 1938.
  • Rudolph Simonsen (1889−1947), Danish composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Luís de Freitas Branco (1890–1955), Portuguese composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Hans Gál (1890–1987), Austrian composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Andrés Isasi (1890–1940), Spanish composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Bohuslav Martinů (1890–1959), Czech composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Gösta Nystroem (1890–1966), Swedish composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Antony Louis Scarmolin (1890–1969), Italian composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Arthur Bliss (1891–1975), English composer of A Colour Symphony (1922).
  • Karel Boleslav Jirák (1891–1972), Czech composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953), Russian composer of 7 symphonies, plus a Symphony-Concerto for Cello and Orchestra—see Category of Prokofiev symphonies.
  • Hendrik Andriessen (1892–1981), Dutch composer of 4 numbered symphonies and a Symphonia Concertante.
  • Oscar van Hemel (1892–1981), Dutch composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Arthur Honegger (1892–1955), Swiss-French composer of 5 symphonies.
  • László Lajtha (1892–1963), Hungarian composer of 9 symphonies and 2 sinfoniettas.
  • Darius Milhaud (1892–1974), French composer of 12 numbered symphonies, 6 numbered chamber symphonies, an unnumbered Symphonie pour l’univers claudélien, and a Symphonie Concertante for four instruments and orchestra.
  • Hilding Rosenberg (1892–1985), Swedish composer of 8 symphonies.
  • Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (1892–1988), English composer of 12 symphonies: 7 for piano, 3 for organ, and 2 for piano, organ, chorus and large orchestra. The first of his piano symphonies ("No. 0") is the piano part of his otherwise unfinished 2nd Symphony for Orchestra.[1]
  • Arthur Benjamin (1893–1960), Australian composer of 1 symphony (1944–45).
  • Godfried Devreese (1893–1972), Belgian composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Eugene Goossens (1893–1962), British conductor and composer of 2 symphonies and a sinfonietta.
  • Rued Langgaard (1893–1952), Danish composer of 16 symphonies.
  • Aarre Merikanto (1893−1958), Finnish composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Robert Russell Bennett (1894–1981), American composer of 7 symphonies.
  • Pavel Bořkovec (1894–1972), Czech composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Paul Dessau (1894–1979), German composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Ernest John Moeran (1894–1950), British composer of 1 symphony.
  • Willem Pijper (1894–1947), Dutch composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Walter Piston (1894–1976), American composer of 8 symphonies.
  • Erwin Schulhoff (1894–1942), Czech composer of 8 symphonies (the last 2 in short score).
  • Mark Wessel (1894–1973), American composer of 1 symphony and a Symphony Concertante for piano and horn with orchestra.
  • Bjarne Brustad (1895–1978), Norwegian composer of 9 symphonies.
  • Juan José Castro (1895–1968), Argentine composer of five symphonies.
  • Paul Hindemith (1895–1963), German composer of several works with descriptive titles designated symphonies, of which the best known is Mathis der Maler, as well as the Symphony in E-flat of 1939 and the Symphony in B-flat for Concert Band.
  • Gordon Jacob (1895–1984), British composer of two numbered symphonies, a Symphony AD 78 for band, A Little Symphony, Sinfonia Brevis, and a Symphony for Strings.
  • Leo Sowerby (1895–1968), American composer of 5 numbered orchestral symphonies, as well as a Symphony in G and Sinfonia brevis for organ.
  • William Grant Still (1895–1978), American composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Eduard Erdmann (1896–1958), German composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Jacobo Ficher (1896–1978), Argentine composer of ten symphonies.
  • Roberto Gerhard (1896–1970), Catalan composer, active in England, wrote 5 numbered symphonies (1952–69, the last unfinished), and a Symphony "Homenaje a Pedrell" (1940–41).
  • Howard Hanson (1896–1981), American composer of 7 symphonies (No. 1 Nordic, No. 2 Romantic—his most famous, No. 4 Requiem, No. 5 Sinfonia Sacra, and No. 7 Sea Symphony).
  • Jean Rivier (1896–1987), French composer of 8 symphonies, four of which are for string orchestra
  • Roger Sessions (1896–1985), American composer of 9 symphonies, all but the first 2 of which are written using some form of the twelve-tone technique.
  • Bolesław Szabelski (1896–1979), Polish composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Virgil Thomson (1896–1989), American composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Paul Ben-Haim (1897–1984), Israeli composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Jørgen Bentzon (1897–1951), Danish composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Henry Cowell (1897–1965), American composer of 20 symphonies (a 21st exists only as sketches), as well as a Sinfonietta for chamber orchestra (1928) and an incomplete Symphonic Sketch (1943).
  • Oscar Lorenzo Fernández (1897–1948), Brazilian composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897–1957), Czech composer of 1 symphony.
  • Francisco Mignone (1897–1986), Brazilian composer of 3 orchestral symphonies and a chamber work titled Four Symphonies, for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon.
  • Knudåge Riisager (1897−1974), Danish composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Harald Sæverud (1897–1992), Norwegian composer of 9 symphonies.
  • Alexandre Tansman (1897–1986), Polish composer of 9 symphonies.
  • Hanns Eisler (1898–1962), German composer of a Little Symphony (1932), a Chamber Symphony (1940) and a German Symphony for choir and orchestra (1930–1958),
  • Roy Harris (1898–1979), American composer of 15 symphonies, of which Symphony No. 3 is by far the most famous.
  • Viktor Ullmann (1898–1944), Czech composer of 2 symphonies (1944, both are reconstructions from the short score of the Piano Sonatas No. 5 and Piano Sonatas No. 7 by Bernard Wulff).
  • Carlos Chávez (1899–1978), Mexican composer of 6 symphonies, as well as a "Dance Symphony" Caballos de vapor (AKA Horse Power), and a Sinfonía proletaria (proletarian symphony).
  • Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté (1899–1974), Canadian composer of 2 symphonies and a Symphony-Concerto for piano and orchestra.
  • Pavel Haas (1899–1944), Czech composer of an unfinished Symphony (1940/41, orchestration completed by Zdenek Zouhar).
  • Eduardo Hernández Moncada (1899–1995), Mexican composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Harl McDonald (1899–1955), American pianist, conductor, and composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Domingo Santa Cruz (1899–1987), Chilean composer of 4 symphonies and a Sinfonia Concertante for flute and orchestra.
  • Alexander Tcherepnin (1899–1977), Russian composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Randall Thompson (1899–1984), American composer of 3 symphonies.

1900–1950[edit]

  • George Antheil (1900–1959), American composer of 6 symphonies plus "Symphony for 5 instruments" and "A Jazz Symphony".
  • Alan Bush (1900–1995), British composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Aaron Copland (1900–1990), American composer of 3 numbered symphonies, a Symphony for organ and orchestra (later arranged without organ as Symphony No. 1), and a Dance Symphony for orchestra. The fourth movement of No. 3 is based on his famous Fanfare for the Common Man.
  • Pierre-Octave Ferroud (1900–1936), French composer of 1 symphony.
  • Ernst Krenek (1900–1991), Austrian composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Kurt Weill (1900–1950), German composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Masao Ohki (1901–1971), Japanese composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Marcel Poot (1901–1988), Belgian composer of 7 symphonies.
  • Edmund Rubbra (1901–1986), English composer of 11 symphonies.
  • Henri Sauguet (1901–1989), French composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Helvi Leiviskä (1902–1982), Finnish composer of 3 symphonies and a Sinfonia brevis.
  • John Vincent (1902–1977), American composer of 2 numbered symphonies and 1 earlier symphony (lost).
  • Sir William Walton (1902–1983), English composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Meredith Willson (1902–1984), American composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Stefan Wolpe (1902–1972), German-born composer of a Symphony (1955–56).
  • Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903–1989), English composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Vittorio Giannini (1903–1966), American composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Aram Khachaturian (1903–1978), Armenian composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Luis Humberto Salgado (1903–1977), Ecuadorian composer of 9 symphonies.
  • Saburō Moroi (1903–1977), Japanese composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Günter Raphael (1903–1960), German composer of 5 symphonies plus a "Sinfonia breve".
  • John Antill (1904–1986), Australian composer of Symphony on a City (1959).
  • Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904–1987), Russian composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Iša Krejčí (1904–1968), Czech composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Cemal Reşit Rey (1904–1985), Turkish composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Reinhard Schwarz-Schilling (1904−1985), German composer of 2 symphonies.
  • William Alwyn (1905–1985), English composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Eugène Bozza (1905–1991), French composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905–1963), German composer of 8 symphonies.
  • Léon Orthel (1905–1985), Dutch composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Alan Rawsthorne (1905–1971), British composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Sir Michael Tippett (1905–1998), English composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Eduard Tubin (1905–1982), Estonian composer of 10 symphonies, plus an incomplete 11th.
  • Dag Wirén (1905–1986), Swedish composer of 5 symphonies plus a "Sinfonietta".
  • Xian Xinghai (1905–1945), Chinese composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Kees van Baaren (1906–1970), Dutch composer of 1 symphony (1957).
  • Pierre Capdevielle (1906–1969), French composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Arnold Cooke (1906−2005), British composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Paul Creston (1906–1985), American composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Antal Doráti (1906–1988), American conductor and composer of Hungarian birth, who wrote 2 symphonies.
  • Benjamin Frankel (1906–1973), English composer of 8 symphonies.
  • Janis Ivanovs (1906–1983), Latvian composer of 21 symphonies.
  • Alexander Moyzes (1906–1984), Slovak composer of 12 symphonies.
  • Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975), Soviet composer of 15 symphonies—see Category of Shostakovich symphonies.
  • David Van Vactor (1906–1994), American composer of 7 symphonies.
  • Grace Williams (1906–1977), Welsh composer of 2 symphonies plus a "Sinfonia Concertante".
  • Henk Badings (1907–1987), Dutch composer of 15 symphonies.
  • Camargo Guarnieri (1907–1993), Brazilian composer of 7 symphonies.
  • Hisato Ōsawa (1907–1953), Japanese composer of at least 3 symphonies.
  • Willem van Otterloo (1907–1978), Dutch conductor and composer of 1 symphony and a Symphonietta for winds.
  • Nils-Eric Ringbom (1907–1988), Finnish musicologist and composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Miklós Rózsa (1907–1995), Hungarian-American composer of 1 symphony.
  • Ahmet Adnan Saygun (1907–1991), Turkish composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Martin Scherber (1907–1974), German composer of 3 symphonies.
  • José Siquiera (1907–1985), Brazilian composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Elliott Carter (1908–2012), American composer of 3 symphonies, including A Symphony of Three Orchestras (1976) and Symphonia: sum fluxae pretiam spei (1993–96).
  • Miloslav Kabeláč (1908–1979), Czech composer of 8 symphonies, including Symphony No. 8 Antiphonies.
  • Herman David Koppel (1908–1998), Danish composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992), composer of Turangalîla-Symphonie (1946–48) in ten movements, with solo parts for piano and Ondes Martenot.
  • Sigismund Toduta (1908–1991), Romanian composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Herbert Haufrecht (1909–1998), American composer of 1 symphony.
  • Vagn Holmboe (1909–1996), Danish composer of 13 symphonies, 4 symphonies for strings and 3 chamber symphonies (these 7 works not discarded, but not included by him among the other 13).
  • Robin Orr (1909–2006), Scottish composer of 3 symphonies and a Sinfonietta Helvetica.
  • Elie Siegmeister (1909–1991), American composer of 8 symphonies.
  • Samuel Barber (1910–1981), American composer of 2 symphonies.
  • William Schuman (1910–1992), American composer of 10 symphonies.
  • Josef Tal (1910–2008), Israeli composer of 6 symphonies.
  • José Ardévol (1911–1981), Cuban composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Stanley Bate (1911–1959), English composer of 4 symphonies and 2 sinfoniettas.
  • Bernard Herrmann (1911–1975), American composer of 1 symphony (1940).
  • Ding Shande (1911–????), Chinese composer of the Long March Symphony in 1959–62.
  • Alan Hovhaness (1911–2000), American composer of 67 symphonies.
  • Allan Pettersson (1911–1980), Swedish composer of 17 symphonies.
  • Nino Rota (1911–1979), Italian composer of 3 symphonies and "Sinfonia sopra una Canzone d'Amore".
  • Don Gillis (1912–1978), American composer of 10 symphonies, plus a "Symphony No. 5½".
  • Rudolf Escher (1912–1980), Dutch composer of 2 numbered symphonies, an unfinished Symphony in memoriam Maurice Ravel, and a Symphony for 10 instruments.
  • Peggy Glanville-Hicks (1912–1990), Australian composer of a Sinfonietta (1935).
  • Tauno Marttinen (1912–2008), Finnish composer of 10 symphonies.
  • Xavier Montsalvatge (1912−2002), Catalan composer of "Sinfonía Mediterránea" (1948) and "Sinfonía de réquiem" (1985).
  • Ma Sicong (1912–1987), Chinese composer of 2 symphonies.
  • José Pablo Moncayo (1912–1958), Mexican composer of 2 symphonies (1944 and 1958, the latter unfinished), and a Sinfonietta (1945).
  • George Barati (1913–1996), Hungarian-born American composer of 1 symphony.
  • Henry Brant (1913–2008), American composer of 5 unnumbered symphonies.
  • Benjamin Britten (1913–1976), British composer of several symphonies, including A Simple Symphony for strings (1933–34), Sinfonia da Requiem (1939–40), a Spring Symphony (1948–49), and the Cello Symphony (1963), as well as a Sinfonietta (1932).
  • Norman Dello Joio (1913–2008), American composer of 1 symphony.
  • Morton Gould (1913–1996), American composer of 4 numbered symphonies (the last for band), plus 4 Symphonettes.
  • Hans Henkemans (1913–1995), Dutch composer of 1 symphony (1934, subsequently withdrawn).
  • George Lloyd (1913–1998), English composer of 12 symphonies.
  • Witold Lutosławski (1913–1994), Polish composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Jerome Moross (1913–1983), American composer of 1 symphony.
  • Gardner Read (1913–2005), American composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Cecil Effinger (1914–1990), American composer of 5 numbered symphonies and 2 "Little Symphonies".
  • Irving Fine (1914–1962), American composer of 1 symphony.
  • Roger Goeb (1914–1997), American composer of 6 symphonies and 2 "sinfonias".
  • César Guerra-Peixe (1914–1993), Brazilian composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Jan Kapr (1914–1988), Czech composer of 10 symphonies.
  • Gail Kubik (1914–1984), American composer of 2 symphonies and a Sinfonia Concertante for piano, viola, trumpet, and orchestra.
  • Sir Andrzej Panufnik (1914–1991), Polish composer of 10 symphonies.
  • Harold Truscott (1914–1992), British composer of a Symphony in E major (1949–50), as well as a now-lost Grasmere Symphony (1938).
  • David Diamond (1915–2005), American composer of 11 symphonies.
  • Dorian Le Gallienne (1915–1963), Australian composer of a Symphony (1953) and a Sinfonietta (1956).
  • Douglas Lilburn (1915–2001), New Zealand composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Robert Moffat Palmer (1915–2010), American composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Vincent Persichetti (1915–1987), American composer of 9 symphonies.
  • Humphrey Searle (1915–1982), British composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Carlos Surinach (1915–1997), American composer of Catalan origin, he wrote 3 symphonies.
  • Karl-Birger Blomdahl (1916–1968), Swedish composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Henri Dutilleux (1916–2013), French composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Einar Englund (1916–1999), Finnish composer of 7 symphonies.
  • Rowan Taylor (1916–2005), American composer of 265 symphonies,[2] second only to Leif Segerstam in number of such compositions[3]
  • Richard Arnell (1917–2009), English composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Anthony Burgess (1917–1993), British novelist and composer of 3 symphonies, as well as a Petite symphonie pour Strasbourg (1988), and a Sinfonietta for Liana (1990).
  • Robert Farnon (1917–2005), Canadian composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Erik Fordell (1917–1981), Finnish composer of 44 symphonies
  • Lou Harrison (1917–2003), American composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Richard Yardumian (1917–1985), American composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Isang Yun (1917–1995), Korean composer of 7 symphonies.
  • Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990), American composer and conductor, composed 3 symphonies.
  • Harold Gramatges (1918–2008), Cuban composer of 1 symphony and a Sinfonietta.
  • Argeliers León (1918–1991), Cuban composer of 2 numbered symphonies, as well as an unnumbered Symphony for Strings.
  • George Rochberg (1918–2005), American composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Bernd Alois Zimmermann (1918–1970), German composer of a Sinfonia prosodica (1945), as well as a Symphony in 1 movement (1947–51/53).
  • Niels Viggo Bentzon (1919–2000), Danish composer of 24 symphonies.
  • Lex van Delden (1919–1988), Dutch composer of 8 symphonies.
  • Leif Kayser (1919–2001), Danish composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Talivaldis Kenins (1919–2008), Latvian-born Canadian composer of 8 symphonies.
  • Juan Orrego-Salas (1919– ), Chilean composer of 5 numbered symphonies, plus a Symphony in One Movement "Semper reditus" (1997).
  • Cláudio Santoro (1919–1989), Brazilian composer of 14 symphonies.
  • Galina Ustvolskaya (1919–2006), Russian composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919–1996), Polish composer who emigrated to the Soviet Union, composer of 20 symphonies for full orchestra and 4 chamber symphonies.
  • Alexander Arutiunian (1920–2012), Armenian composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Geoffrey Bush (1920–1998), British composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Ralph Edward Kechley (c. 1920– ), American composer of 1 symphony for band.
  • Karen Khachaturian (1920–2011), Armenian composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Alexander Lokshin (1920–1987), Russian composer of 11 symphonies plus 2 "Symphonietta".
  • Jean B. Middleton (c. 1920– ), American composer of 1 symphony.
  • Ravi Shankar (1920–2012), Indian composer of 1 symphony.
  • Harold Shapero (1920–2013), American composer of 1 symphony.
  • Malcolm Arnold (1921–2006), British composer of 9 symphonies.
  • Jack Beeson (1921–2010), American composer of 1 symphony.
  • Andrzej Dobrowolski (1921–1990), Polish composer of 1 symphony.
  • Fritz Geißler (1921–1984), German composer, wrote 11 symphonies.
  • Ruth Gipps (1921–1999), British composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Karel Husa (1921– ), American composer of Czech birth, composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Joonas Kokkonen (1921–1996), Finnish composer of 5 symphonies (the last unfinished).
  • Robert Kurka (1921–1957), American composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Edvard Mik’aeli Mirzoian (1921– ), Armenian composer of 1 symphony.
  • Ástor Piazzolla (1921–1992), Argentine composer of a Sinfonía Buenos Aires.
  • Eidylia Rosa Lía Mell de Finkielsztein (1927–1995), Argentine composer of several symphonies
  • Alfred Reed (1921–2005), American composer and conductor of Austrian descent, composed 5 symphonies, all for wind band.
  • Robert Simpson (1921–1997), British composer, wrote 11 symphonies.
  • Irwin Bazelon (1922–1995), American composer of 9 symphonies.
  • Felix Werder (1922–2012), Australian composer of German origin, wrote 7 numbered symphonies (1943–92), a Sinfonia for viola, piano, and orchestra (1986), and a Wind Symphony (1990).
  • Jianer Zhu (1922– ), Chinese composer of 10 symphonies.
  • Arthur Butterworth (1923– ), English composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Frank William Erickson (1923–1996), American composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Viktor Kalabis (1923–2006), Czech composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Peter Mennin (1923–1983), American composer, wrote 9 symphonies.
  • Vasilije Mokranjac (1923–1984), Serbian composer of 4 symphonies and a Sinfonietta for strings.
  • Daniel Pinkham (1923–2006), American composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Ned Rorem (1923– ), American composer of 3 numbered orchestral symphonies, a symphony for winds and a symphony for strings.
  • Warren Benson (1924–2005), American composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Ikuma Dan (1924–2001) Japanese composer of 6 symphonies, 7th unfinished.
  • Mikhaïl Nossyrev (1924–1981), Russian composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Joly Braga Santos (1924–1988), Portuguese composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Yasushi Akutagawa (1925–1989), Japanese composer of 1 numbered symphony (1954), plus a Symphony "Twin Stars", for children (1957) and the Ellora Symphony (1958).
  • Jurriaan Andriessen (1925–1996), Dutch composer of 8 numbered symphonies, plus a Symphonietta concertante, for four trumpets and orchestra (1947), and a Sinfonia "Il fiume" for winds (1984).
  • Robert Beadell (1925–1994), American composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt (1925–2010), Chilean composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Luciano Berio (1925–2003), Italian composer of the famous Sinfonia (1968–69).
  • Andrei Eshpai (1925– ), Russian composer of 9 symphonies.
  • Bertold Hummel (1925–2002), German composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Włodzimierz Kotoński (1925– ), Polish composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Kirke Mechem (1925– ), American composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Anthony Milner (1925– ), British composer of 3 orchestral symphonies and a symphony for organ.
  • Julián Orbón (1925–1991), Spanish composer of 1 symphony.
  • Gunther Schuller (1925– ), American composer of 3 symphonies, a Symphony for Organ, and a Chamber Symphony (1989).
  • Boris Tchaikovsky (1925–1996), Soviet composer of 3 symphonies and a Symphony with Harp.
  • Paul W. Whear (1925– ), American composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Barney Childs (1926–2000), American composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Hans Werner Henze (1926–2012), German composer of 10 symphonies.
  • Ben Johnston (1926– ), American composer of a Symphony in A (1987) and a Chamber Symphony (1990).
  • Jivan Gurgeni Ter-T'at'evosian (1926–1988), Armenian composer of 5 symphonies and a Sinfonietta.
  • Anatol Vieru (1926–1998), Romanian composer of 7 symphonies.
  • Valentina Zhubinskaya (1926– ), Russian composer of 6 symphonies.
  • David Barlow (1927–1975), English composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Keith Humble (1927–1995), Australian composer of a Symphony of Sorrows (1993).
  • Wilfred Josephs (1927–1997), British composer of 12 symphonies.
  • John Joubert (1927– ), British composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Ernst Widmer (1927–1990), Brazilian composer of Swiss birth, composed 3 symphonies.
  • Thomas Wilson (1927–2001), Scottish composer of American birth, composed 5 symphonies between 1955 and 1998 and a Chamber Symphony (1990).
  • Samuel Adler (1928– ), German-born American composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Tadeusz Baird (1928–1981), Polish composer of 3 symphonies.
  • James Cohn (1928– ), American composer of 8 symphonies.
  • Richard DeLone (1928– ), American composer of 1 symphony.
  • George Dreyfus (1928– ), Australian composer of 2 symphonies (1967 and 1976), and a Symphonie Concertante for bassoon, violin, viola, cello, and string orchestra (1978).
  • Nicolas Flagello (1928–1994), American composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Zdeněk Lukáš (1928–2007), Czech composer of 7 symphonies.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928– ), Finnish composer of 8 symphonies.
  • William Russo (1928–2003), American composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Ole Schmidt (1928– ), Danish composer of a First Symphony, an Øresund Symphony (in collaboration with Gunnar Jansson), a Sinfonietta for 15 instruments, and a Chamber Symphony.
  • Yevgeny Svetlanov (1928–2002), Russian conductor and composer of a Symphony (1956).
  • Robert Washburn (1928– ), American composer of 1 symphony.
  • Edison Denisov (1929–1996), Russian composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Alun Hoddinott (1929–2008), Welsh composer of 10 symphonies.
  • Kenneth Leighton (1929–1988), British composer of 3 symphonies plus a "Symphony for Strings".
  • Teizo Matsumura (1929–2007), Japanese composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Toshiro Mayuzumi (1929–1997), Japanese composer of a "Nirvana Symphony" (1958) and a "Mandala Symphony" (1960).
  • Bogusław Schaeffer (1929– ), Polish composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Yongkang Shi (1929– ), Chinese composer of at least 1 symphony.
  • Avet Terterian (1929–1994), Armenian composer of 9 symphonies, the last unfinished.
  • David Amram (1930– ), American composer of 1 symphony.
  • James Maurice Gore (c. 1930– ), American composer of 1 symphony.
  • Werner Heider (1930– ), German conductor and composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Hans Kox (1930– ), Dutch composer of four numbered symphonies and a Little Lethe Symphony.
  • Frank Ezra Levy (1930– ), French-born American cellist and composer of at least 4 symphonies.
  • Anti Marguste (1931– ), Estonian composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Ib Nørholm (1931– ), Danish composer of 12 symphonies.
  • Malcolm Williamson (1931–2003), Australian composer of 7 numbered symphonies, as well as a Symphony for Organ (1960), a Sinfonia Concertante for three trumpets, piano and strings (1960–62), a Symphony for Voices (1962), and a Choral Symphony "The Dawn is at Hand" (1989).
  • John Barnes Chance (1932–1972), American composer of 2 symphonies.
  • James Douglas (1932– ), Scottish composer of 15 symphonies.
  • Alexander Goehr (1932– ), British composer of German birth, wrote a Little Symphony (1963), Symphony in One Movement (1969/81), a Sinfonia for chamber orchestra (1979), and Symphony with Chaconne (1985–86).
  • John Kinsella (1932– ), Irish composer of 9 symphonies.
  • Henri Lazarof (1932–2013), Bulgarian composer of 7 symphonies.
  • Richard Meale (1932–2009), Australian composer of 1 symphony (1994).
  • Per Nørgård (1932– ), Danish composer of 8 symphonies.
  • Rodion Shchedrin (1932– ), Russian composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Claude Thomas Smith (1932–1987), American composer of 1 symphony.
  • John Williams (1932– ), American composer and conductor. He wrote a "Symphony" (1966) and a "Sinfonietta for Wind Ensemble" (1968).
  • Hugh Wood (1932– ), British composer of 1 symphony (1982).
  • Iosif Andriasov (1933–2000) Armenian-Russian composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Leonardo Balada (1933– ), American composer of Spanish birth, has written 6 symphonies.
  • Easley Blackwood (1933– ), American composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Seóirse Bodley (1933– ), Irish composer of 5 symphonies and a Chamber Symphony.
  • Ramiro Cortés (1933–1984), American composer of a Sinfonia Sacra (1954/59).
  • Pozzi Escot (1933– ), American composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Henryk Górecki (1933–2010), Polish composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Krzysztof Penderecki (1933– ), Polish composer of 8 symphonies (as of 2005).
  • Alemdar Karamanov (1934–2007), Russian composer of 24 symphonies.
  • Bozidar Kos (1934– ), Slovenian composer active in Australia, wrote a Sinfonietta for string orchestra (1983).
  • William Mathias (1934–1992), Welsh composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Alfred Schnittke (1934–1998), Russian composer of 10 symphonies (including symphony No."0"), the last unfinished.
  • Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1934– ), British Composer of a Sinfonia (1962), a Sinfonia Concertante (1982), a Sinfonietta (1983) and 9 numbered symphonies (1976–2012).
  • Nigel Butterley (1935– ), Australian composer of 1 symphony (1980).
  • Samuel Jones (1935– ), American composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Giya Kancheli (1935– ), Georgian composer of 7 symphonies.
  • Carlo Martelli (1935– ), English composer of 1 symphony.
  • Arvo Pärt (1935– ), Estonian composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Aulis Sallinen (1935– ), Finnish composer of 8 symphonies.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett (1936–2012), English composer of 3 symphonies and a sinfonietta.
  • Osvaldas Balakauskas (1937– ), Lithuanian composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Philip Glass (1937– ), American composer of 9 symphonies (as of 2012).
  • Valentin Silvestrov (1937– ), Ukrainian composer of 7 symphonies.
  • Loris Tjeknavorian (1937– ), Iranian-Armenian conductor and composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Wang Xilin (1937– ), Chinese composer of at 7 symphonies.
  • Elizabeth R. Austin (1938– ), American composer of 2 symphonies.
  • William Bolcom (1938– ), American pianist and composer of 6 symphonies.
  • John Corigliano (1938– ), American composer of 3 symphonies.
  • John Harbison (1938– ), American composer of 5 symphonies.
  • José Serebrier (1938– ), Uruguayan composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Charles Wuorinen (1938– ), American composer of 7 numbered symphonies and a Microsymphony (1992).
  • Louis Andriessen (1939– ), Dutch composer of De negen symfonieën van Beethoven, for orchestra and ice-cream vendor's bell (1970), Symfonieën der Nederlanden, for two or more wind bands (1974), and Symphony for Open Strings for 12 solo strings (1978).
  • Lindembergue Cardoso (1939–1989), Brazilian composer of 1 symphony.
  • Robert Jager (1939– ), American composer of 2 symphonies and a sinfonietta.
  • John McCabe (1939– ), English composer of 5 numbered symphonies, plus a Six-minute Symphony for strings.
  • Jean Schwarz (1939– ), French composer of a symphony for electronic sounds (1975).
  • Tomas Svoboda (1939– ), Czech-American composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Boris Tishchenko (1939–2010), Russian composer of 7 symphonies plus a "French Symphony", "Sinfonia Robusta", the Choreo-symphonic cycle of "Beatrice" (5 symphonies), and a "Pushkin Symphony".
  • Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (1939– ), American composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Stephen Albert (1941–1992), American composer of 2 symphonies (the second with orchestration completed by Sebastian Currier).
  • Friedrich Goldmann (1941–2009), German composer of four symphonies
  • Adolphus Hailstork (1941– ), American composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Richard Nanes (1941–2009), American composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Gillian Whitehead (1941– ), New Zealand-born Australian composer of 1 symphony.
  • Richard Edward Wilson (1941– ), American composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Philip Bračanin (1942– ), Australian composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Tomás Marco (1942– ), Spanish composer of 9 symphonies.
  • Ross Edwards (1943– ), Australian composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Ilaiyaraaja (1943– ), Indian composer, has written one symphony.
  • David Maslanka (1943– ), American composer of 8 symphonies.
  • Peter Nocella (1943– ), American composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Roger Smalley (1943– ), English composer of 1 symphony (1979–81).
  • William Albright (1944–1998), American composer of a Symphony for Organ and Percussion.
  • Christopher Gunning (1944– ), British composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Leif Segerstam (1944– ), Finnish composer of 270 symphonies, the all-time record as of 2013[4]
  • Alexei Rybnikov (1945– ), Russian composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Judith Lang Zaimont (1945– ), American composer of 2 numbered symphonies, plus a "dance symphony" titled Hidden Heritage and a Symphony for wind orchestra in three scenes (2003).
  • Rodney Newton (1945– ), English composer of 14 symphonies.
  • Arnold Rosner (1945–2013), American composer of 6 symphonies.
  • Ragnar Søderlind (1945– ), Norwegian composer of 8 symphonies.
  • Tsippi Fleischer (1946– ), Israeli composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Tristan Keuris (1946–1996), Dutch composer of a "Sinfonia" (1972–1974), and "Symphony in D" (1995).
  • Ulrich Leyendecker (1946– ), German composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Heinz Winbeck (1946– ), German composer of 5 large scale symphonies, the first premiered in 1984, the fifth in 2010, the third including text of Georg Trakl for alto and speaker.
  • Hristo Tsanoff (1947– ), Bulgarian composer of 2 symphonies.
  • John Adams (1947– ), American composer of a Dr. Atomic symphony, drawn from his opera of the same name, and of a Chamber Symphony (1992).
  • Jack Gallagher (1947– ), American composer of 2 symphonies and 1 sinfonietta.
  • Heinz Chur (1948– ), German composer of 4 symphonies (1978–1991).
  • Glenn Branca (1948– ), American composer and guitarist, who has composed 12 symphonies, 9 of them for ensembles of electric guitars and percussion.
  • Stephen Brown (1948– ), Canadian composer of 1 symphony, The Northern Journey.
  • Carlos Franzetti (1948– ), Argentinian composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Julia Tsenova (1948–2010), Bulgarian composer of Sinfonia con piano concertante (1974).
  • Dan Welcher (1948– ), American conductor and composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Kalevi Aho (1949– ), Finnish composer of 15 symphonies.
  • James Barnes (1949– ), American composer of 5 symphonies.
  • Eduard Hayrapetyan (1949– ), Armenian composer of 3 symphonies.
  • Richard Mills (1949– ), Australian composer of 2 symphonies.
  • Christopher Rouse (1949– ), American composer of 4 symphonies.
  • Poul Ruders (1949– ), Danish composer of 4 symphonies.

1950–2000[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Fimic - Suomalaisen musiikin tiedotuskeskus