List of symphony composers

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This is a list of composers who have written symphonies, listed in chronological order by year of birth, alphabetical within year. It includes only music composers of significant fame, notability or importance who also have current Wikipedia articles. For lists of music composers by other classifications, see Lists of composers.

1600–1700[edit]

  • Antonio Caldara (1670–1736), Italian composer of a dozen sinfonie.
  • Tomaso Albinoni (1671–1751), Italian violinist, singer, and composer of eight sinfonie
  • Giovanni Porta (c. 1675–1755), Italian composer of a sinfonia in D.
  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741), Italian violinist, teacher, cleric, and composer of 21 string sinfonie
  • Christoph Graupner (1683–1760), German composer of at least 113 symphonies
  • Giuseppe Matteo Alberti (1684–1751), Italian composer of the Sinfonia Teatrale.
  • Francesco Manfredi (1684–1762), Italian composer of numerous sinfonie.
  • Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757), Italian composer famous for keyboard sonatas but also a writer of sinfonie for strings.
  • Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688–1758), German violinist and composer of at least 19 symphonies for strings
  • Leonardo Vinci (1690–1730), Italian composer known for opera, but writer of a sinfonia for strings.
  • Giuseppe Tartini (1692–1770), Italian composer of a sinfonia in A.
  • Johann Melchior Molter (1696–1765) German composer of more than 140 symphonies
  • Andrea Zani (1696–1757), Italian violinist and composer of the earliest securely dated symphonies (part of his Op. 2, published in 1729)
  • Johann Adolf Hasse (1699–1783), German singer, teacher, and composer of six symphonies

1700–1749[edit]

1750–1799[edit]

1800–1849[edit]

1850–1899[edit]

  • Tomás Bretón (1850–1923), Spanish composer of 3 symphonies
  • Zdeněk Fibich (1850–1900), Czech composer of 3 complete symphonies, plus 4 fragmentary or lost symphonies
  • Peter Lange-Müller (1850–1926), Danish composer of 2 symphonies
  • Luise Adolpha Le Beau (1850–1927), German composer of 1 symphony
  • Ole Olsen (1850–1927), Norwegian composer of 1 symphony
  • Xaver Scharwenka (1850–1924), German–Polish pianist and composer of 1 symphony
  • Antonio Scontrino (1850–1922), Italian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Alexander Taneyev (1850–1918), Russian composer of 3 symphonies
  • Anton Urspruch (1850–1907), German composer of 1 symphony
  • Victor Bendix (1851–1926), Danish composer of 4 symphonies
  • Jan Blockx (1851–1912), Belgian composer of 1 symphony
  • Ruperto Chapí (1851–1909), Spanish composer of 1 symphony
  • Vincent d'Indy (1851–1931), French composer of 3 numbered symphonies; also symphonic is the Symphony on a French Mountain Air, for piano and orchestra, Op. 25 (1886) and the programmatic symphony Jean Hundaye, Op. 5 (1874–75).
  • Antoni Stolpe (1851–1872), Polish composer of 1 symphony
  • Sir Frederic Hymen Cowen (1852–1935), British composer of 6 symphonies and a sinfonietta
  • Hans Huber (1852–1921), Swiss composer of 8 numbered symphonies, plus an A major symphony (1889, unpublished)
  • Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924), British composer of 7 symphonies
  • Hans von Koessler (1853–1926), German composer of 2 symphonies
  • André Messager (1853–1929), French composer of 1 symphony
  • Jean Louis Nicodé (1853–1919), German composer of 1 symphony
  • George Whitefield Chadwick (1854–1931), American composer of 3 symphonies
  • Moritz Moszkowski (1854–1925), German pianist and composer of 1 symphony
  • Bernard Zweers (1854–1924), Dutch composer of 3 symphonies
  • Ernest Chausson (1855–1899), French composer of the Symphony in B-flat major, Op. 20 (1890), as well as sketches for a second (1899).
  • Michele Esposito (1855–1929), Italian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Prince Heinrich XXIV Reuss of Köstritz (1855–1910), German composer of 6 symphonies
  • Julius Röntgen (1855–1932), Dutch composer of 21 symphonies
  • Arthur Bird (1856–1923), American composer of 1 symphony
  • André Gedalge (1856–1926), French composer of 4 symphonies (the last unfinished)
  • Robert Kajanus (1856–1933), Finnish composer of a Sinfonietta in B-flat major, for strings, Op. 16 (1915)
  • 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
  • Cécile Chaminade (1857–1944), French composer of 1 symphony (Les Amazones, for choir and orchestra)
  • Frederic Cliffe (1857–1931), English composer of 2 symphonies
  • Sir Edward Elgar (1857–1934), English composer of 2 completed symphonies, with sketches for a third elaborated into a performing version by Anthony Payne in 1997—see Category of Elgar symphonies. In addition, the composer referred to a fourth work, The Black Knight (1889–93), as a "symphony for chorus and orchestra," although it is classified typically as a cantata.
  • Edgar Stillman Kelley (1857–1944), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Sylvio Lazzari (1857–1944), French composer of 1 symphony
  • Richard Franck (1858–1938), German composer of 1 symphony
  • Jenő Hubay (1858–1937), Hungarian violinist and composer of 4 symphonies (the last two with voices and chorus)
  • Hans Rott (1858–1884), Austrian composer of the Symphony in E major (1878–80), which features stylistic similarities to those of his friend Gustav Mahler. In addition, Rott completed a Symphony for Strings in A-flat major (1874–75) and left sketches for a (unfinished) second symphony.
  • Harry Rowe Shelley (1858–1947), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Max Fiedler (1859–1939), German conductor and composer of 1 symphony
  • Gerard von Brucken Fock (1859–1935), Dutch composer of 3 symphonies
  • Josef Bohuslav Foerster (1859–1951), Czech composer of 5 symphonies
  • Eugène d'Harcourt (1859–1918), French composer of 3 symphonies
  • Alexander Ilyinsky (1859–1920), Russian composer of 1 symphony
  • Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859–1935), Russian composer of 2 symphonies plus a "Sinfonietta for Orchestra"
  • Sergei Lyapunov (1859–1924), Russian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Pietro Floridia (1860–1932), Italian–American composer of 1 symphony
  • Alberto Franchetti (1860–1942), Italian composer of 1 symphony
  • Gustav Mahler (1860–1911), Austrian composer of 9 numbered symphonies, the third (1893–96) of which is his longest symphony at approximately 95 minutes, while the eighth (1906) calls for three choirs and eight vocal soloists (and premiered with over 1,000 performers); in addition, the composer also left detailed sketches for a tenth symphony, later elaborated by, among others, Deryck Cooke—see Category of Mahler symphonies. Finally, a composition for soprano, tenor, and orchestra, Das Lied von der Erde (1908–09), is classified often as an unnumbered symphony.
  • 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
  • Wilhelm Berger (1861–1911), German composer of 2 symphonies
  • Georgy Catoire (1861–1926), Russian composer of 1 symphony
  • Ludwig Thuille (1861–1907), Austrian composer of 1 symphony
  • Léon Boëllmann (1862–1897), French composer of 1 symphony
  • Claude Debussy (1862–1918), French composer of 2 symphonies among them La Mer 3 Symphonic sketches though referred to as a symphony by the composer
  • Maurice Emmanuel (1862–1938), French composer of 2 symphonies
  • Edward German (1862–1936), English composer of 2 symphonies
  • Friedrich Koch (1862–1927), German composer of 2 symphonies
  • Alberto Williams (1862–1952), Argentine composer of 9 symphonies
  • Felix Blumenfeld (1863–1931), Russian composer of 1 symphony
  • Hugo Kaun (1863–1932), German composer of 3 symphonies
  • Emánuel Moór (1863–1931), Hungarian composer of 8 symphonies
  • Horatio Parker (1863–1919), American composer of 1 symphony
  • Arthur Somervell (1863–1937), English composer of a Thalassa Symphony
  • Jāzeps Vītols (1863–1948), Latvian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Felix Weingartner (1863–1942), Austrian composer of 7 symphonies and a sinfonietta
  • Eugen d'Albert (1864–1932), German composer of 1 symphony
  • Hjalmar Borgstrøm (1864–1925), Norwegian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Louis Glass (1864–1936), Danish composer of 6 symphonies
  • 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
  • Alberto Nepomuceno (1864–1920), Brazilian composer of 1 symphony
  • Guy Ropartz (1864–1955), French composer of 5 symphonies, the third (1905) of which is with chorus.
  • Richard Strauss (1864–1949), German composer 2 numbered symphonies; also symphonic—in name if not technique—are the tone poems Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53 (1903) and An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64 (1915).
  • August de Boeck (1865–1937), Belgian composer of 1 symphony
  • Paul Dukas (1865–1935), French composer of the Symphony in C major (1896)
  • Paul Gilson (1865–1942), Belgian composer of 3 symphonies and La Mer (4 Symphonic sketches)
  • Alexander Glazunov (1865–1936), Russian composer of 8 completed symphonies, as well as sketches for a ninth (piano sketch, 1910; later orchestrated by Gavril Yudin)—see Category of Glazunov symphonies.
  • Albéric Magnard (1865–1914), French composer of 4 symphonies
  • Carl Nielsen (1865–1931), Danish composer of 6 symphonies, the third (1911) of which utilizes a vocalise for soprano and baritone in its second movement—see Category of Nielsen symphonies.
  • Jean Sibelius (1865–1957), Finnish composer of 7 numbered symphonies, the seventh (in one movement; 1924) of which erodes the traditional subdivisions of sonata form; an eighth symphony likely was destroyed by the composer—see Category of Sibelius symphonies. In addition, the choral work Kullervo, Op. 7 (1892) and Lemminkäinen, Op. 22 (1895)—both based upon Kalevala myths—are classified occasionally as unnumbered, programmatic symphonies.[1][2]
  • Waldemar von Baußnern (1866–1931), German composer of 8 symphonies and 1 chamber symphony
  • Vasily Kalinnikov (1866–1901), Russian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Georg Schumann (1866–1952), German composer of 2 symphonies
  • Amy Beach (1867–1944), American composer of the Gaelic Symphony, Op. 32 (1894), the first such work to be composed by a female American composer.
  • Christian Danning (1867–1925), Danish composer of 3 symphonies
  • Charles Koechlin (1867–1950), French composer of 5 symphonies
  • Wilhelm Peterson-Berger (1867–1942), Swedish composer of 5 symphonies
  • Ewald Straesser (1867–1933), German composer of 6 symphonies (at least 3 unpublished)
  • Gustav Strube (1867–1953), German–American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Granville Bantock (1868–1946), British composer of 4 symphonies: Hebridean Symphony, Pagan Symphony, The Cyprian Goddess: Symphony No. 3 and Celtic Symphony
  • Hermann Bischoff (1868–1936), German composer of 2 symphonies
  • Frederic Lamond (1868–1948), Scottish pianist and composer of 1 symphony
  • Sir John Blackwood McEwen (1868–1948), Scottish composer of 5 symphonies
  • José Vianna da Motta (1868–1948), Portuguese pianist and composer of 1 symphony
  • Henry Walford Davies (1869–1941), English composer of 2 symphonies
  • Alfred Hill (1869–1960), Australian composer of 12 symphonies
  • Vasily Kalafati (1869–1942), Russian composer of 1 symphony
  • Henryk Melcer-Szczawiński (1869–1928), Polish composer of 1 symphony
  • Hans Pfitzner (1869–1949), German composer of 2 symphonies plus a Kleine Sinfonie (Op. 44, 1939)
  • Albert Roussel (1869–1937), French composer of 4 symphonies
  • Howard Brockway (1870–1951), American composer of 1 symphony
  • Ludvík Čelanský (1870–1931), Czech composer of 1 symphony
  • Cornelis Dopper (1870–1939), Dutch composer of 7 symphonies
  • Emil Młynarski (1870–1935), Polish composer of 1 symphony
  • 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)
  • Hermann Suter (1870–1926), Swiss composer of 1 symphony
  • 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
  • Adolphe Biarent (1871–1916), Belgian composer of 1 symphony
  • Frederick Converse (1871–1940), American composer of 5 symphonies
  • Henry Kimball Hadley (1871–1937), American composer of 5 symphonies
  • Sigurd Lie (1871–1903), Norwegian composer of 1 symphony
  • Ruben Liljefors (1871–1936), Swedish composer of 1 symphony
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871–1927), Swedish composer of 2 symphonies, the first of which he later disowned. (The composer also left sketches for a third.)
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky (1871–1942), Austrian composer of 2 numbered symphonies, as well as a (partially-lost) Symphony in E minor (1891); also symphonic are the Lyric Symphony, Op. 18 (1923), for soprano, baritone, and orchestra; the Sinfonietta, Op. 23 (1934); and, the tone poem Die Seejungfrau (1902)—the last a symphony in all but name.
  • Hugo Alfvén (1872–1960), Swedish composer of 5 symphonies, the fourth (Från havsbandet, 1919) of which includes a vocalise for soprano and tenor.
  • Eyvind Alnæs (1872–1932), Norwegian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Frederic Austin (1872–1952), English baritone and composer of 1 symphony
  • Felix Borowski (1872–1956), British–American composer of 3 symphonies
  • Arthur Farwell (1872–1972), American composer of 1 symphony
  • Paul Graener (1872–1944), German composer of 3 symphonies and a sinfonietta (for harp and strings)
  • Siegmund von Hausegger (1872–1948), Austrian composer of 1 symphony (Natursymphonie with final chorus)
  • Edward Burlingame Hill (1872–1960), American composer of 4 symphonies
  • Paul Juon (1872–1940), Russian–Swiss composer of 4 symphonies (including a Rhapsodic Symphony and a Little Symphony) plus a chamber symphony and a Sinfonietta Capricciosa
  • Alexander Scriabin (1872–1915), Russian composer of 3 numbered symphonies, the first (1900) of which includes parts for mezzo-soprano and tenor; his two tone poems, The Poem of Ecstasy, Op. 54 (1908) and Prometheus: The Poem of Fire, Op. 60 (1910) are classified frequently as symphonies No. 4 and No. 5, respectively—see Category of Scriabin symphonies.
  • Bernhard Sekles (1872–1934), German composer of 1 symphony
  • Sergei Vasilenko (1872–1956), Russian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958), English composer of 9 symphonies, the first of which (A Sea Symphony; 1903–09) includes a chorus as well as parts for soprano and baritone, while the third (A Pastoral Symphony; 1922) utilizes a vocalise for soprano in the fourth movement—see Category of Vaughan Williams symphonies.
  • Dimitri Arakishvili (1873–1953), Georgian composer of 3 symphonies
  • Blagoje Bersa (1873–1934), Croatian composer of 1 symphony
  • Joseph Jongen (1873–1953), Belgian composer of 1 symphony plus a Symphonie concertante for organ and orchestra
  • Witold Maliszewski (1873–1939), Polish composer of 5 symphonies
  • Daniel Gregory Mason (1873–1953), American composer of 3 symphonies
  • Henri Rabaud (1873–1949), French composer of 2 symphonies
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943), Russian composer of 3 numbered symphonies, as well as the choral symphony The Bells, Op. 35 (1913); also symphonic is the unfinished Youth Symphony in D minor (1891).
  • Julius Bittner (1874–1939), Austrian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Gustav Holst (1874–1934), English composer of the Symphony F major (The Cotswolds, 1899–1900), as well as the First Choral Symphony (1923–24), for soprano, mixed chorus, and orchestra (fragmentary sketches also exist for a Second Choral Symphony); in addition, the composer also completed a Scherzo (1933–34) for a projected but unfinished symphony.
  • Charles Ives (1874–1954), American composer of 4 numbered symphonies, the fourth (1910–24) of which requires two conductors and includes parts for piano (four-hands); in addition, he wrote two unnumbered symphonies: New England Holidays (1897–1913) and the (unfinished) Universe Symphony (1911–28)—see Category of Ives symphonies.
  • Paul Pierné (1874–1952), French composer of 2 symphonies
  • Heinrich Kaspar Schmid (1874–1953), German composer of 1 symphony
  • Franz Schmidt (1874–1939), Austrian composer of 4 symphonies
  • Arnold Schoenberg (1874–1951), Austrian composer of 2 chamber symphonies and sketches for several (unfinished) symphonies. In addition, the tone poem Pelleas und Melisande, Op. 5 (1902–03) is sometimes considered to have symphonic qualities—for example, by Alban Berg.[3][4]
  • Josef Suk (1874–1935), Czech composer of 2 unnumbered symphonies: the Symphony in E major, Op. 14 (1897–99) and the Asrael Symphony, Op. 27 (1905–06)—a 'funeral symphony' in commemoration of the deaths of his wife, Otilie Suková, and of his father-in-law, Antonín Dvořák.
  • Franco Alfano (1875–1954), Italian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Julián Carrillo (1875–1965), Mexican composer, wrote 2 symphonies plus 3 atonal symphonies written in the "Thirteen Sound" technique
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875–1912), English composer of 1 symphony
  • Reinhold Glière (1875–1956), Russian composer of 3 symphonies
  • Erkki Melartin (1875–1937), Finnish composer of 6 symphonies, the fourth (Summer Symphony, 1912) of which utilizes a vocalise for soprano, mezzo-soprano, and contralto in its third movement.
  • Cyril Rootham (1875–1938), English composer of 2 symphonies
  • Donald Tovey (1875–1940), British musicologist and composer of 1 symphony
  • Richard Wetz (1875–1935), German composer of 3 symphonies
  • Hakon Børresen (1876–1954), Danish 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
  • Thomas Dunhill (1877–1946), English composer of 1 symphony
  • Albert Dupuis (1877–1967), Belgian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Rudolf Ganz (1877–1972), Swiss–American composer of 1 symphony
  • Luis Gianneo (1877–1968), Argentine composer of 1 symphony
  • Alexander Goedicke (1877–1957), Russian composer of 3 symphonies
  • Jean Huré (1877–1930), French composer of 3 symphonies
  • Paul Ladmirault (1877–1944), French composer of 1 symphony
  • Ernst Mielck (1877–1899), Finnish composer a Symphony in F minor, Op. 4 (1897)
  • Roderich Mojsisovics von Mojsvar (1877–1953), Austrian composer of 3 symphonies
  • Feliks Nowowiejski (1877–1946), Polish composer of 4 symphonies
  • David Stanley Smith (1877–1945), American composer of 5 symphonies
  • Rutland Boughton (1878–1960), English composer of 3 symphonies
  • Fritz Brun (1878–1959), Swiss conductor and composer of 10 symphonies
  • Adam Carse (1878–1958), English composer of 2 symphonies for strings
  • Antun Dobronić (1878–1955), Croatian composer of 8 symphonies
  • Carl Ehrenberg (1878–1962), German composer of 2 symphonies
  • Joseph Holbrooke (1878–1958), English composer of 9 symphonies
  • Artur Kapp (1878–1952), Estonian composer. Generally considered to be one of the founders of Estonian symphonic music. He wrote 5 symphonies
  • Arrigo Pedrollo (1878–1964), Italian composer of 1 symphony
  • Franz Schreker (1878–1934), Austrian composer of 1 symphony (unpublished) and 1 chamber symphony
  • Volkmar Andreae (1879–1962), Swiss composer of 2 symphonies
  • Natanael Berg (1879–1957), Swedish composer of 5 symphonies
  • Frank Bridge (1879–1941), English composer of an unfinished Symphony for Strings (1941)
  • Grzegorz Fitelberg (1879–1953), Polish composer of 2 symphonies
  • Philippe Gaubert (1879–1941), French composer of 1 symphony
  • Sir Hamilton Harty (1879–1941), Irish composer of 1 symphony
  • Otakar Ostrčil (1879–1935), Czech composer of 1 symphony and 1 sinfonietta
  • Ottorino Respighi (1879–1936), Italian composer of 1 symphony (Sinfonia drammatica, 1914)
  • Cyril Scott (1879–1970), English composer of 4 symphonies
  • Johanna Senfter (1879–1961), German composer of 9 symphonies
  • Julius Weismann (1879–1950), German composer of 3 symphonies
  • Adolf Wiklund (1879–1950), Swedish composer of 1 symphony
  • 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
  • Désiré-Émile Inghelbrecht (1880–1965), French composer of a Sinfonia brève da camera (1930)
  • Rudolf Karel (1880–1945), Czech composer of 4 symphonies (the second for violin and orchestra)
  • Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880–1968), Italian composer of "Symphony in A" and "Sinfonia del fuoco" (from music for the silent film Cabiria)
  • Charles Wakefield Cadman (1881–1946), American composer of 1 symphony (Pennsylvania Symphony)
  • Nancy Dalberg (1881–1949), Danish composer of 1 symphony (the first symphony written by a Danish female composer)
  • Sem Dresden (1881–1957), Dutch composer of 1 sinfonietta for clarinet and orchestra and 1 concertante symphony
  • George Enescu (1881–1955), Romanian violinist, pianist, cellist, conductor, teacher, and composer of 3 (acknowledged and complete) numbered symphonies, as well as 2 unfinished symphonies elaborated by Pascal Bentoiu as No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. (In addition, among the composer's juvenilia are 4 early "Study Symphonies".) Also symphonic are the Chamber Symphony, for 12 instruments, Op. 33 (1954), and the Symphonie concertante in B minor, for cello and orchestra, Op. 8 (1901).
  • Jan van Gilse (1881–1944), Dutch composer of 4 symphonies, sketches for a fifth
  • Peder Gram (1881–1956), Danish composer of 3 symphonies
  • Edvin Kallstenius (1881–1967), Swedish composer of 5 symphonies and 4 sinfoniettas
  • Paul Le Flem (1881–1984), French composer of 4 symphonies
  • Nikolai Myaskovsky (1881–1950), Russian composer of 27 symphonies, as well as 3 sinfoniette for strings.
  • Nikolai Roslavets (1881–1944), Russian composer of 1 symphony and 1 chamber symphony
  • Karl Weigl (1881–1949), Austrian composer of 6 symphonies
  • Ignatz Waghalter (1881–1949), Polish-German composer of 4 operas, violin concerto, numerous Lieder, and the "New World Suite"
  • Marion Bauer (1882–1955), American composer of 1 symphony
  • Walter Braunfels (1882–1954), German composer of 1 symphony (Sinfonia brevis op. 69) plus a Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola, 2 horns and strings
  • Zoltán Kodály (1882–1967), Hungarian composer of 1 symphony
  • Gian Francesco Malipiero (1882–1973), Italian composer of 11 symphonies
  • Gino Marinuzzi (1882–1945), Italian composer of 1 symphony
  • Joseph Marx (1882–1964), Austrian composer of 1 symphony and a symphony for strings
  • John Powell (1882–1963), American pianist and composer of 1 symphony
  • Lazare Saminsky (1882–1959), Russian–American composer of 5 symphonies
  • Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971), Russian composer of 3 (purely orchestral) unnumbered symphonies, as well as the choral symphony Symphony of Psalms (1930, r. 1948)—see Category of Stravinsky symphonies. Finally, the chamber piece Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920, r. 1947) uses the word 'symphony' in the old (Greek) sense of "sounding together."
  • Karol Szymanowski (1882–1937), Polish composer of 4 symphonies, of which the third (The Song of the Night, 1914–16) includes mixed chorus and a part for tenor (or soprano) soloist, while the fourth (Symphonie concertante, 1932) is a concertante work for piano and orchestra.
  • Joaquín Turina (1882–1949), Spanish composer of "Sinfonía sevillana" (1920) and "Sinfonía del mar" (1945)
  • Hermann Wolfgang von Waltershausen (1882–1954), German composer of 1 symphony
  • Paul Hastings Allen (1883–1952), American composer of 8 symphonies
  • Sir Arnold Bax (1883–1953), English composer of 7 numbered symphonies, preceded by a Symphony in F major (completed piano score 1907; orchestrated in 2012–13 by Martin Yates); the tone poem Spring Fire (1913) is classified occasionally as an unnumbered, programmatic symphony.
  • Alfredo Casella (1883–1947), Italian composer of 3 symphonies
  • Sir George Dyson (1883–1964), English composer of 1 symphony, plus a Choral Symphony, composed in 1910 but not premiered until 2014.
  • Joseph Matthias Hauer (1883–1959), Austrian composer of 1 symphony and 1 sinfonietta
  • Manolis Kalomiris (1883–1962), Greek composer of 3 symphonies
  • Paul von Klenau (1883–1946), Danish composer of 9 symphonies
  • Alexander Krein (1883–1951), Russian composer of 1 symphony
  • Toivo Kuula (1883–1918), Finnish composer of an incomplete, projected Symphony, Op. 36 (1918), of which only the Introduction was sketched.
  • Maximilian Steinberg (1883–1946), Russian composer of 5 symphonies
  • Anton Webern (1883–1945), Austrian composer of 1 symphony (1928)
  • Boris Asafyev (1884–1949), Russian composer of 5 symphonies
  • York Bowen (1884–1961), English composer of 3 symphonies
  • Louis Gruenberg (1884–1964), Russian–American composer of 5 symphonies
  • Ture Rangström (1884–1947), Swedish composer of 4 symphonies, the fourth (Invocatio, 1936) of which is for organ and orchestra.
  • Albert Wolff (1884–1970), French conductor and composer of 1 symphony
  • Henri Collet (1885–1951), French composer of 1 symphony
  • Dimitrie Cuclin (1885–1978), Romanian composer of 20 symphonies
  • Werner Josten (1885–1963), German–American composer of 1 symphony
  • Otto Klemperer (1885–1973), German conductor and composer of 6 symphonies
  • Artur Lemba (1885–1963), Estonian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Dora Pejačević (1885–1923), Croatian composer of 1 symphony
  • Wallingford Riegger (1885–1961), American composer of 4 symphonies
  • Egon Wellesz (1885–1974), Austrian musicologist and composer of 9 symphonies
  • John J. Becker (1886–1961), American composer of 7 symphonies
  • Marcel Dupré (1886–1971), French composer of a Symphony in G minor, Op. 25, for organ and orchestra
  • Óscar Esplá (1886–1976), Spanish composer of 2 symphonies
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886–1954), German composer of 3 symphonies
  • Henri Gagnebin (1886–1977), Belgian–Swiss composer of 4 symphonies
  • Carlo Giorgio Garofalo (1886–1962), Italian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Jesús Guridi (1886–1961), Spanish composer of "Pyrenean Symphony"
  • Robert Heger (1886–1978), German conductor and composer of 3 symphonies
  • 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, the sixth (1928) of which won first prize at the 1928 International Columbia Graphophone Competition, while the ninth (1956) includes parts for mezzo-soprano, baritone, and chorus. Also symphonic is the Sinfonia for Strings, Op. 53 (1953).
  • Oscar Lindberg (1887–1955), Swedish composer of 1 symphony
  • Leevi Madetoja (1887–1947), Finnish composer of 3 symphonies (An incomplete fourth symphony was lost when the composer was robbed in Paris.)—see Category of Madetoja symphonies.
  • Ernest Pingoud (1887–1942), Finnish composer of 3 symphonies
  • Florence Price (1887–1953), American composer of 4 symphonies
  • Yuri Shaporin (1887–1966), Russian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Heinz Tiessen (1887–1971), German composer of 2 symphonies
  • Ernst Toch (1887–1964), Austrian composer of 7 symphonies
  • Max Trapp (1887–1971), German composer of 7 symphonies
  • Fartein Valen (1887–1952), Norwegian composer of 5 symphonies
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959), Brazilian composer of 12 symphonies, the fifth of which is lost. The third is for orchestra, brass band, and (optional) mixed chorus; similarly, the fourth is for orchestra, wind band, and concertino ensemble. Finally, the tenth is a 'symphony-oratorio' that includes mixed chorus and parts for tenor, baritone, and bass soloists—see Category of Villa-Lobos symphonies. In addition, the composer left two sinfoniette (1916 and 1947, respectively).
  • Anatoly Alexandrov (1888–1982), Russian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Emil Bohnke (1888–1928), German violist and composer of 1 symphony
  • Max Butting (1888–1976), German composer of 10 symphonies (the first for 16 instruments), plus a chamber symphony and 2 sinfoniettas (the first with banjo)
  • Philip Greeley Clapp (1888–1954), American composer of 12 symphonies
  • Luis Cluzeau Mortet (1888–1957), Uruguayan composer of 1 symphony
  • Piero Coppola (1888–1971), Italian conductor and composer of 1 symphony
  • Ilse Fromm-Michaels (1888–1986), German composer of 1 symphony
  • Victor Kolar (1888–1957), Hungarian–American composer of 1 symphony
  • Matthijs Vermeulen (1888–1967), Dutch composer of 7 symphonies
  • Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (1889–1960), English composer of 3 symphonies
  • Ina Boyle (1889–1967), Irish composer of 3 symphonies
  • Rudolf Mauersberger (1889–1971), German composer of 1 symphony
  • Vilém Petrželka (1889–1967), Czech composer of 4 symphonies and 2 sinfoniettas
  • Levko Revutsky (1889–1977), Ukrainian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Francisco Santiago (1889–1947), Filipino composer of "Taga-ilog", in 1938
  • Vladimir Shcherbachov (1889–1952), Russian composer of 5 symphonies
  • 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
  • Jacques Ibert (1890–1962), French composer of 1 symphony (Symphonie marine, 1931) and 1 concertante symphony for oboe and string orchestra
  • Andrés Isasi (1890–1940), Spanish composer of 2 symphonies
  • Philip James (1890–1975), American composer of 2 symphonies and 1 sinfonietta
  • Frank Martin (1890–1974), Swiss composer of 1 symphony plus a Petite symphonie concertante for harp, harpsichord, piano and string orchestra
  • Bohuslav Martinů (1890–1959), Czech composer of 6 symphonies
  • Antoni Massana (1890–1966), Catalan composer of 1 symphony
  • Gösta Nystroem (1890–1966), Swedish composer of 6 symphonies
  • Wilhelm Petersen (1890–1957), German composer of 5 symphonies plus a sinfonietta for strings
  • Arthur Bliss (1891–1975), English composer of A Colour Symphony (1922)
  • Adolf Busch (1891–1952), German–Swiss violinist and composer of 1 symphony
  • Fidelio F. Finke (1891–1968), Czech–German composer of 1 symphony (Pan, 1919)
  • Frederick Jacobi (1891–1952), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Karel Boleslav Jirák (1891–1972), Czech composer of 6 symphonies
  • Mihail Jora (1891–1971), Romanian composer of 1 symphony
  • Georges Migot (1891–1976), French composer of 13 symphonies plus a Petite symphonie for strings
  • Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953), Russian composer of 7 symphonies, of which the fourth (Op. 47, 1929; revised as Op. 112, 1947) exists in two versions; plans to revise his second (Op. 40, 1924–25) went unrealized. In addition, two youth symphonies precede the numbered symphonies—see Category of Prokofiev symphonies. Also symphonic is the Symphony-Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor, Op. 125 (1950–52) and the Sinfonietta in A major, Op. 5 (1909; later revised as Op. 48, 1929).
  • Väinö Raitio (1891–1945), Finnish composer of 1 symphony
  • Hendrik Andriessen (1892–1981), Dutch composer of 4 numbered symphonies and a Symphonia Concertante
  • Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman (1892–1971), Dutch composer of 1 symphony
  • Ettore Desderi (1892–1974), Italian composer of 1 symphony (Sinfonia davidica for soprano and baritone soloists, choir and orchestra)
  • Giorgio Federico Ghedini (1892–1965), Italian composer of 1 symphony (Symphonia, posthumous work)
  • Arthur Honegger (1892–1955), Swiss-French composer of 5 symphonies
  • Philipp Jarnach (1892–1982), German composer of a Sinfonia brevis
  • Jaroslav Kvapil (1892–1958), Czech composer of 4 symphonies
  • László Lajtha (1892–1963), Hungarian composer of 9 symphonies and 2 sinfoniettas
  • Arthur Lourié (1892–1966), Russian–American composer of 2 symphonies
  • 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
  • Miklós Radnai (1892–1935), Hungarian composer of 1 symphony for solo voices, chorus and orchestra (Symphony of the Magyars, 1921)
  • 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.[5]
  • Jean Absil (1893–1974), Belgian composer of 5 symphonies
  • Arthur Benjamin (1893–1960), Australian composer of 1 symphony (1944–45)
  • Eugene Goossens (1893–1962), British conductor and composer of 2 symphonies and a sinfonietta
  • Rued Langgaard (1893–1952), Danish composer of 16 symphonies, many of which he later revised. The third (La Melodia, 1915–16, r. 1925–33) is essentially a concertante work for piano and orchestra, while the fourteenth (Morgenen, 1947–48, r. 1951) includes mixed chorus; the sixteenth (Sørstormen, 1937, r. 1949) is for baritone soloist and male chorus.
  • Aarre Merikanto (1893–1958), Finnish composer of 3 symphonies
  • Douglas Moore (1893–1969), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Manuel Palau (1893–1967), Spanish composer of 3 symphonies
  • Bernard Rogers (1893–1968), American composer of 5 symphonies
  • Marcel Tyberg (1893–1944), Austrian composer of 3 symphonies
  • Ivan Wyschnegradsky (1893–1979), Russian–French composer of 2 symphonies (Ainsi parlait Zarathoustra for 4 pianos in quarter tones and Symphonie en un mouvement)
  • Mihail Andricu (1894–1974), Romanian composer of 11 symphonies and 13 sinfoniettas
  • 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
  • Ludvig Irgens-Jensen (1894–1969), Norwegian composer of 1 symphony
  • Ernest John Moeran (1894–1950), British composer of 1 complete symphony, in G minor (1937); the composer also began, but failed to complete, a second symphony, in E-flat major (1947–50; elaborated in 2011 by Martin Yates).
  • 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
  • Jenő Zádor (1894–1977), Hungarian–American composer of 4 symphonies
  • August Baeyens (1895–1966), Belgian composer of 8 symphonies plus 1 chamber symphony and a Sinfonia breve for small orchestra
  • Bjarne Brustad (1895–1978), Norwegian composer of 9 symphonies
  • Juan José Castro (1895–1968), Argentine composer of five symphonies
  • Georges Dandelot (1895–1975), French composer of 1 symphony
  • Johann Nepomuk David (1895–1977), Austrian composer of 8 symphonies, plus a Sinfonia preclassica, a Sinfonia breve for small orchestra and a symphony for strings
  • 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
  • Paul Höffer (1895–1949), German composer of 1 symphony (Sinfonie der grossen Stadt, 1937)
  • 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
  • Wilhelm Kempff (1895–1991), German pianist and composer of 2 symphonies
  • Boris Lyatoshinsky (1895–1968), Ukrainian composer of 5 symphonies
  • Henri Martelli (1895–1980), French composer of 3 symphonies
  • Slavko Osterc (1895–1941), Slovenian composer of 1 symphony
  • Karol Rathaus (1895–1954), Austrian–American composer of 3 symphonies
  • Kazimierz Sikorski (1895–1986), Polish composer of 4 symphonies
  • 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
  • Walter Abendroth (1896–1973), German composer of 5 symphonies plus a sinfonietta
  • František Brož (1896–1962), Czech composer of 1 symphony
  • Eduard Erdmann (1896–1958), German composer of 4 symphonies
  • Jacobo Ficher (1896–1978), Argentine composer of 10 symphonies
  • Emil Frey (1896–1946), Swiss pianist and composer of 2 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
  • Wladimir Vogel (1896–1984), Russian–Swiss composer of 1 symphony (Sinfonia fugata, 1930–32)
  • Paul Ben-Haim (1897–1984), Israeli composer of 2 symphonies
  • Jørgen Bentzon (1897–1951), Danish composer of 2 symphonies
  • Matija Bravničar (1897–1977), Slovenian composer of 4 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
  • John Fernström (1897–1961), Swedish composer of 12 symphonies
  • Ottmar Gerster (1897–1969), German composer of 4 symphonies
  • Hermann Heiss (1897–1966), German composer of 2 symphonies (Sinfonia giocosa and Sinfonia atematica)
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897–1957), Czech composer of 1 symphony
  • György Kósa (1897–1984), Hungarian composer of 9 symphonies
  • Francisco Mignone (1897–1986), Brazilian composer of 3 orchestral symphonies and a chamber work titled Four Symphonies, for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon
  • Quincy Porter (1897–1966), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Jaroslav Řídký (1897–1956), Czech composer of 7 symphonies and 2 sinfoniettas
  • Knudåge Riisager (1897–1974), Danish composer of 5 symphonies
  • Harald Sæverud (1897–1992), Norwegian composer of 9 symphonies
  • Alexandre Tansman (1897–1986), Polish composer of 9 symphonies
  • Ernst Bacon (1898–1990), American composer of 4 symphonies
  • Emmanuel Bondeville (1898–1987), French composer of 2 symphonies
  • Marcel Delannoy (1898–1962), French composer of 2 symphonies
  • Norman Demuth (1898–1968), English composer of 1 symphony for string orchestra
  • 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)
  • Herbert Elwell (1898–1974), American composer of a Blue Symphony for soprano and string quartet
  • Roy Harris (1898–1979), American composer of 15 symphonies, of which Symphony No. 3 is by far the most famous
  • Tibor Harsányi (1898–1954), Hungarian–French composer of 1 symphony
  • Lev Knipper (1898–1874), Russian composer of 21 symphonies and 2 sinfoniettas
  • Marcel Mihalovici (1898–1985), Romanian–French composer of 5 symphonies
  • Karl Rankl (1898–1968), Austrian–British conductor and composer of 8 symphonies and 2 sinfoniettas
  • Vittorio Rieti (1898–1994), Italian–American composer of 11 symphonies
  • 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)
  • William Baines (1899–1922), English composer of 1 symphony
  • Radie Britain (1899–1994), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • 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
  • Finn Høffding (1899–1997), Danish composer of 4 symphonies
  • Jón Leifs (1899–1968), Icelandic composer of 1 programmatic symphony, called Sögusinfónía (Saga Symphony)
  • Harl McDonald (1899–1955), American pianist, conductor, and composer of 4 symphonies
  • Alexander Tcherepnin (1899–1977), Russian composer of 4 symphonies
  • Randall Thompson (1899–1984), American composer of 3 symphonies
  • Pancho Vladigerov (1899–1978), Bulgarian composer of 2 symphonies (the second for strings)

1900–1949[edit]

  • George Antheil (1900–1959), American composer of 6 symphonies plus "Symphony for 5 instruments" and "A Jazz Symphony"
  • Henry Barraud (1900–1997), French composer of 3 symphonies (the second for strings) and a Symphonie concertante for trumpet and orchestra
  • Nicolai Berezowsky (1900–1953), Russian–American violinist and composer of 4 symphonies
  • Willy Burkhard (1900–1955), Swiss composer of 1 symphony (Piccola sinfonia giocosa for small orchestra)
  • 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
  • Isadore Freed (1900–1960), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Anis Fuleihan (1900–1970), Cypriot–American composer of 2 symphonies and a Concertante Symphony for string quartet and orchestra
  • Uuno Klami (1900–1961), Finnish composer of 2 numbered symphonies, as well as a Symphonie enfantine, Op. 17 (1928)
  • Paul Kletzki (1900–1973), Polish conductor and composer of 3 symphonies plus a sinfonietta for strings
  • Ernst Krenek (1900–1991), Austrian composer of 5 symphonies
  • Colin McPhee (1900–1964), Canadian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Alexander Mosolov (1900–1973), Russian composer of 8 symphonies
  • Hermann Reutter (1900–1985), German composer of 1 symphony for strings plus a Hamlet–Sinfonie for soloists, narrator and orchestra
  • Lucijan Marija Škerjanc (1900–1973), Slovene composer of 5 symphonies plus a sinfonietta for strings
  • Carl Ueter (1900–1985), German composer of 2 symphonies
  • Kurt Weill (1900–1950), German composer of 2 symphonies
  • Kazimierz Wiłkomirski (1900–1995), Polish composer of 1 symphony and 1 Symphony concertante for cello and orchestra
  • David Wynne (1900–1983), Welsh composer of 4 symphonies (the last incomplete)
  • Karel Albert (1901–1897), Belgian composer of 4 symphonies plus 1 chamber symphony and 1 sinfonietta
  • Blaž Arnič (1901–1970), Slovenian composer of 9 symphonies
  • Julián Bautista (1901–1961), Spanish–Argentine composer of 1 symphony
  • Conrad Beck (1901–1989), Swiss composer of 7 symphonies
  • Werner Egk (1901–1983), German composer of 1 symphony (Kleine Symphonie, 1926)
  • Victor Hely-Hutchinson (1901–1947), British composer of 2 symphonies
  • Emil Hlobil (1901–1987), Czech composer of 7 symphonies and 1 sinfonietta
  • Hanns Jelinek (1901–1969), Austrian composer of 6 symphonies
  • Ernst Pepping (1901–1981), German composer of 3 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
  • Henri Tomasi (1901–1971), French composer of 2 symphonies
  • Mark Brunswick (1902–1971), American composer of 1 symphony
  • Alfonso de Elías (1902–1984), Mexican composer of 3 symphonies
  • Helvi Leiviskä (1902–1982), Finnish composer of 3 symphonies and a Sinfonia brevis
  • Lino Liviabella (1902–1964), Italian composer of 1 symphony
  • Stefan Bolesław Poradowski (1902–1967), Polish composer of 8 symphonies
  • Vissarion Shebalin (1902–1963), Russian composer of 5 symphonies and 1 sinfonietta
  • John Vincent (1902–1977), American composer of 2 numbered symphonies and 1 earlier symphony (lost)
  • Arnold Walter (1902–1973), Austrian–Canadian composer of 1 symphony
  • 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
  • Boris Blacher (1903–1975), German composer of 2 symphonies
  • Vernon Duke (1903–1969), Russian–American composer of 3 symphonies
  • Antiochos Evangelatos (1903–1981), Greek composer of 2 symphonies and 1 sinfonietta
  • Jerzy Fitelberg (1903–1951), Polish–American composer of 2 symphonies, plus a symphony for strings and a sinfonietta
  • Vittorio Giannini (1903–1966), American composer of 5 symphonies
  • Pál Kadosa (1903–1983), Hungarian composer of 8 symphonies and 1 sinfonietta
  • Aram Khachaturian (1903–1978), Armenian composer of 3 symphonies
  • Mykola Kolessa (1903–2006), Ukrainian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Saburō Moroi (1903–1977), Japanese composer of 5 symphonies
  • Nicolas Nabokov (1903–1978), Russian–American composer of 3 symphonies
  • Priaulx Rainier (1903–1986), South African–British composer of 1 chamber symphony for strings
  • Günter Raphael (1903–1960), German composer of 5 symphonies plus a "Sinfonia breve"
  • Luis Humberto Salgado (1903–1977), Ecuadorian composer of 9 symphonies
  • John Antill (1904–1986), Australian composer of Symphony on a City (1959)
  • Victor Bruns (1904–1996), German composer of 6 symphonies, plus 1 chamber symphony for strings and 1 sinfonietta
  • Erik Chisholm (1904–1965), Scottish composer of 2 symphonies
  • Hubert Clifford (1904–1959), Australian–British composer of 1 symphony
  • Balys Dvarionas (1904–1972), Lithuanian composer of 1 symphony
  • Geza Frid (1904–1989), Hungarian–Dutch pianist and composer of 1 symphony and 1 sinfonietta for strings
  • Kunihiko Hashimoto (1904–1949), Japanese composer of 2 symphonies
  • Georges Hugon (1904–1980), French composer of 3 symphonies (the last unfinished)
  • Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904–1987), Russian composer of 4 symphonies
  • Iša Krejčí (1904–1968), Czech composer of 4 symphonies
  • Richard Mohaupt (1904–1957), German-U.S. composer of 1 symphony
  • Gavriil Popov (1904–1972), Russian composer of 7 symphonies (the last unfinished)
  • Cemal Reşit Rey (1904–1985), Turkish composer of 2 symphonies
  • Manuel Rosenthal (1904–2003), French composer of 2 symphonies
  • Reinhard Schwarz-Schilling (1904–1985), German composer of 2 symphonies
  • William Alwyn (1905–1985), English composer of 5 symphonies
  • Boris Arapov (1905–1992), Russian composer of 7 symphonies
  • Vytautas Bacevičius (1905–1970), Lithuanian composer of 6 symphonies
  • Theodor Berger (1905–1992), Austrian composer of 3 symphonies
  • Marc Blitzstein (1905–1961), American composer of 1 symphony (The Airborne Symphony, 1946, for narrator, vocal soloists, male chorus and orchestra)
  • Eugène Bozza (1905–1991), French composer of 5 symphonies
  • Yevgeny Brusilovsky (1905–1981), Russian composer of 8 symphonies
  • Francis Chagrin (1905–1972), Romanian–British composer of 2 symphonies
  • Christian Darnton (1905–1981), British composer of 4 symphonies
  • Ferenc Farkas (1905–2000), Hungarian composer of 1 symphony
  • Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905–1963), German composer of 8 symphonies
  • André Hossein (1905–1983), Iranian–French composer of 3 symphonies
  • André Jolivet (1905–1974), French composer of 3 numbered symphonies and a symphony for strings
  • Jef Maes (1905–1996), Belgian composer of 3 symphonies
  • Ernst Hermann Meyer (1905–1988), German composer of 3 symphonies (the first for strings) plus a concertante symphony for piano and orchestra and a sinfonietta
  • Léon Orthel (1905–1985), Dutch composer of 6 symphonies
  • Alan Rawsthorne (1905–1971), British composer of 3 symphonies
  • Marcel Rubin (1905–1995), Austrian composer of 10 symphonies plus a sinfonietta for strings
  • Verdina Shlonsky (1905–1990), Israeli composer of 1 symphony (1937)
  • Sir Michael Tippett (1905–1998), English composer of 4 symphonies
  • Eduard Tubin (1905–1982), Estonian composer of 11 symphonies, the last of which is incomplete. Also symphonic is the Sinfonietta on Estonian Motifs (1940).
  • 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)
  • Yves Baudrier (1906–1988), French composer of 1 symphony
  • Ivan Brkanović (1906–1987), Croatian composer of 5 symphonies
  • 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
  • Klaus Egge (1906–1979), Norwegian composer of 5 symphonies
  • Will Eisenmann (1906–1992), German–Swiss composer of 1 symphony for strings
  • Ulvi Cemal Erkin (1906–1972), Turkish composer of 2 symphonies plus a Sinfonietta for strings and a Symphony concertante for piano and orchestra
  • Ross Lee Finney (1906–1997), American composer of 4 symphonies
  • Benjamin Frankel (1906–1973), English composer of 8 symphonies
  • Janis Ivanovs (1906–1983), Latvian composer of 21 symphonies
  • Ingemar Liljefors (1906–1981), Swedish composer of 1 symphony
  • Fernando Lopes-Graça (1906–1994), Portuguese composer of 1 symphony and 1 sinfonietta
  • Peter Mieg (1906–1990), Swiss composer of 1 symphony
  • Alexander Moyzes (1906–1984), Slovak composer of 12 symphonies
  • Boris Papandopulo (1906–1991), Croatian composer of 2 symphonies plus a sinfonietta for strings
  • Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975), Soviet composer of 15 symphonies, of which a number have vocal parts: the second (To October, 1927) and third (First of May, 1929) include mixed chorus; the thirteenth (Babi Yar, 1962) includes parts for bass soloist and male chorus, while the fourteenth (1969) is for soprano and bass soloists—see Category of Shostakovich symphonies.
  • Johannes Paul Thilman (1906–1973), German composer of 7 symphonies
  • David Van Vactor (1906–1994), American composer of 7 symphonies
  • Grace Williams (1906–1977), Welsh composer of 2 symphonies plus a "Sinfonia Concertante"
  • Tony Aubin (1907–1981), French composer of 2 symphonies
  • Henk Badings (1907–1987), Dutch composer of 15 symphonies
  • Günter Bialas (1907–1995), German composer of 1 symphony (Sinfonia Piccola)
  • Yvonne Desportes (1907–1993), French composer of 3 symphonies
  • Wolfgang Fortner (1907–1987), German composer of 1 symphony plus a Sinfonia concertante
  • Camargo Guarnieri (1907–1993), Brazilian composer of 7 symphonies
  • Karl Höller (1907–1987), German composer of 2 symphonies and 2 little symphonies (op. 32a and 32b, from the two piano four hands little sonatas op. 32)
  • Dmitri Klebanov (1907–1987), Jewish Ukrainian composer of 9 symphonies
  • Elizabeth Maconchy (1907–1994), English composer of 2 symphonies (both withdrawn) plus a symphony for double string orchestra, a sinfonietta and a Little Symphony
  • Zygmunt Mycielski (1907–1987), Polish composer of 6 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
  • Roman Palester (1907–1989), Polish composer of 5 symphonies plus a sinfonietta for chamber orchestra
  • György Ránki (1907–1992), Hungarian composer of 2 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
  • Menachem Avidom (1908–1995), Israeli composer of 10 symphonies
  • Jan Zdeněk Bartoš (1908–1981), Czech composer of 7 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)
  • Jean Coulthard (1908–2000), Canadian composer of 4 symphonies
  • Marin Goleminov (1908–2000), Bulgarian composer of 4 symphonies
  • Kurt Hessenberg (1908–1994), German composer of 4 symphonies, plus 1 symphony and 2 sinfoniettas for strings
  • Miloslav Kabeláč (1908–1979), Czech composer of 8 symphonies, including Symphony No. 8 Antiphonies.
  • Herman David Koppel (1908–1998), Danish composer of 7 symphonies
  • Lars-Erik Larsson (1908–1986), Swedish composer of 3 symphonies and 1 sinfonietta for strings
  • Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur (1908–2002), French composer of 2 symphonies
  • Nina Makarova (1908–1976), Russian composer of 1 symphony
  • Franco Margola (1908–1992), Italian composer of 3 symphonies and a symphony for strings
  • Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992), composer of Turangalîla-Symphonie (1946–48) in ten movements, with solo parts for piano and Ondes Martenot
  • Vano Muradeli (1908–1970), Georgian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Nikolai Rakov (1908–1990), Russian composer of 4 symphonies plus a sinfonietta for strings
  • Halsey Stevens (1908–1989), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Geirr Tveitt (1908–1981), Norwegian composer of 2 symphonies plus a sinfonietta
  • John Verrall (1908–2001), American composer of 4 symphonies
  • William Wordsworth (1908–1988), English composer of 8 symphonies
  • Grażyna Bacewicz (1909–1969), Polish composer of 4 numbered symphonies plus a symphony and a sinfonietta, both for strings
  • Bruno Bjelinski (1909–1992), Croatian composer of 15 symphonies and 6 sinfoniettas
  • Paul Constantinescu (1909–1963), Romanian composer of 2 symphonies and 1 sinfonietta
  • Václav Dobiáš (1909–1978), Czech composer of 2 symphonies and 1 sinfonietta
  • Erwin Dressel (1909–1972), German composer of 4 symphonies
  • Harald Genzmer (1909–2007), German composer of 5 numbered symphonies, 1 chamber symphony and 3 sinfoniettas for strings plus a Sinfonia per giovani for large school orchestra and a Bremer Sinfonie
  • Vagn Holmboe (1909–1996), Danish composer of 13 numbered symphonies, the fourth of which (Sinfonia sacra, Op. 29, 1941) includes mixed chorus. Also symphonic is the Sinfonia in memoriam (Op. 65, 1955; originally presented as Holmboe's Ninth Symphony); four sinfonie for strings (Op. 72a–d, 1957–62), which can be played together as a unified piece, Kairos; three chamber symphonies (Op. 53, 1951; Op. 100, 1968; Op. 103a, 1970); four symphonic metamorphoses (the third, Epilog, Op. 80, 1962, too was originally presented as the Ninth Symphony); and, three 'lettered' youth symphonies (mostly incomplete).
  • Arwel Hughes (1909–1988), Welsh composer of 1 symphony
  • Hanoch Jacoby (1909–1990), Israeli composer of 3 symphonies
  • Minna Keal (1909–1999), British composer of 1 symphony
  • Robin Orr (1909–2006), Scottish composer of 3 symphonies and a Sinfonietta Helvetica
  • Elie Siegmeister (1909–1991), American composer of 8 symphonies
  • Ādolfs Skulte (1909–2000), Latvian composer of 9 symphonies
  • Samuel Barber (1910–1981), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Elsa Barraine (1910–1999), French composer of 2 symphonies
  • Miguel Bernal Jiménez (1910–1956), Mexican composer of 2 symphonies (Mexico and Hidalgo)
  • Henri Challan (1910–1977), French composer of 1 symphony
  • Aloys Fleischmann (1910–1992), Irish composer of 1 symphony
  • Werner Wolf Glaser (1910–2006), German–Swedish composer of 13 symphonies
  • Evgeny Golubev (1910–1988), Russian composer of 7 symphonies
  • Charles Jones (1910–1997), Canadian–American composer of 4 symphonies
  • Erland von Koch (1910–2009), Swedish composer of 6 symphonies
  • Rolf Liebermann (1910–1999), Swiss composer of 1 symphony
  • Marijan Lipovšek (1910–1995), Slovenian composer of 1 symphony
  • Jean Martinon (1910–1976), French conductor and composer of 4 numbered symphonies plus a sinfonietta and a Symphonie de voyages
  • Alfred Mendelsohn (1910–1966), Romanian composer of 9 symphonies
  • Alex North (1910–1991), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • H. Owen Reed (1910–2014), American composer of 1 symphony
  • Yiannis Papaioannou (1910–1989), Greek composer of 5 symphonies
  • Ennio Porrino (1910–1959), Italian composer of 1 symphony
  • William Schuman (1910–1992), American composer of 10 symphonies
  • Robert Still (1910–1971), English composer of 4 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
  • Ján Cikker (1911–1989), Slovak composer of 3 symphonies and 1 sinfonietta
  • Helmut Degen (1911–1995), German composer of 1 chamber symphony
  • Bernard Herrmann (1911–1975), American composer of 1 symphony (1940)
  • Alan Hovhaness (1911–2000), American composer of 67 symphonies
  • Stefan Kisielewski (1911–1991), Polish composer of 3 symphonies (the last for 15 players)
  • Gian Carlo Menotti (1911–2007), Italian–American composer of 1 symphony (The Halcyon, 1976)
  • Anne-Marie Ørbeck (1911–1996), Norwegian composer of 1 symphony
  • 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"
  • Mukhtar Ashrafi (1912–1975), Uzbek composer of 2 symphonies
  • Wayne Barlow (1912–1996), American composer of 1 chamber symphony
  • Roger Sacheverell Coke (1912–1972), English composer of 3 symphonies
  • Ingolf Dahl (1912–1970), German–American composer of 1 concertante symphony for two clarinets and orchestra and 1 sinfonietta for concert band
  • 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
  • Jean Françaix (1912–1997), French composer of 1 symphony
  • Peggy Glanville-Hicks (1912–1990), Australian composer of a Sinfonietta (1935)
  • Robert Hughes (1912–2007), Scottish–Australian composer of 1 symphony and 1 sinfonietta
  • Daniel Jones (1912–1993), Welsh composer of 13 symphonies and 2 sinfoniettas
  • Jean-Louis Martinet (1912–2010), French composer of 1 symphony
  • Tauno Marttinen (1912–2008), Finnish composer of 10 symphonies
  • Xavier Montsalvatge (1912–2002), Catalan composer of "Sinfonía Mediterránea" (1948) and "Sinfonía de réquiem" (1985)
  • José Pablo Moncayo (1912–1958), Mexican composer of 2 symphonies (1944 and 1958, the latter unfinished), and a Sinfonietta (1945)
  • Vadim Salmanov (1912–1978), Russian composer of 4 symphonies plus a Little Symphony for strings and a Toy Symphony
  • Ma Sicong (1912–1987), Chinese composer of 2 symphonies
  • Bruno Bettinelli (1913–2004), Italian composer of 7 symphonies
  • Henry Brant (1913–2008), American composer of 5 unnumbered symphonies
  • Cesar Bresgen (1913–1988), Austrian composer of 1 symphony
  • 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
  • Alvin Etler (1913–1973), 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)
  • Tikhon Khrennikov (1913–2007), Russian composer of 3 symphonies
  • René Leibowitz (1913–1972), Polish–French composer of 1 symphony and 1 chamber sinfonietta
  • George Lloyd (1913–1998), English composer of 12 symphonies
  • Witold Lutosławski (1913–1994), Polish composer of 4 symphonies
  • Aleksandre Machavariani (1913–1995), Georgian composer of 7 symphonies
  • Jerome Moross (1913–1983), American composer of 1 symphony
  • Gardner Read (1913–2005), American composer of 4 symphonies
  • John Weinzweig (1913–2006), Canadian composer of 1 symphony
  • Walter Beckett (1914–1996), Irish composer of 1 symphony (Dublin Symphony for narrator, chorus and orchestra, 1989)
  • Norman Cazden (1914–1980), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Natko Devčić (1914–1997), Croatian composer of 1 symphony
  • 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"
  • Cor de Groot (1914–1993), Dutch composer of 1 symphony
  • César Guerra-Peixe (1914–1993), Brazilian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Alexei Haieff (1914–1994), American composer of 3 symphonies
  • Hermann Haller (1914–2002), Swiss composer of 1 symphony
  • Akira Ifukube (1914–2006), Japanese composer of 1 symphony plus a Symphony Concertante for piano and orchestra
  • Jan Kapr (1914–1988), Czech composer of 10 symphonies
  • Dezider Kardoš (1914–1991), Slovak composer of 7 symphonies and 2 sinfoniettas
  • Rafael Kubelík (1914–1996), Czech–Swiss conductor and composer of 3 symphonies
  • Gail Kubik (1914–1984), American composer of 2 symphonies and a Sinfonia Concertante for piano, viola, trumpet, and orchestra
  • Riccardo Malipiero (1914–2003), Italian composer of 3 symphonies
  • Sir Andrzej Panufnik (1914–1991), Polish composer of 10 symphonies
  • Stjepan Šulek (1914–1986), Croatian composer of 8 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
  • Grigory Frid (1915–2012), Russian composer of 3 symphonies
  • Kurt Graunke (1915–2005), German composer of 9 symphonies
  • Marcel Landowski (1915–1999), French composer of 5 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
  • George Perle (1915–2009), American composer of a Short Symphony (1980) and 2 sinfoniettas
  • 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
  • Denis ApIvor (1916–2004), British composer of 5 symphonies
  • Karl-Birger Blomdahl (1916–1968), Swedish composer of 3 symphonies
  • Houston Bright (1916–1970), American composer of 1 symphony
  • Peter Crossley-Holland (1916–2001), British composer of 1 symphony
  • Henri Dutilleux (1916–2013), French composer of 2 symphonies
  • Einar Englund (1916–1999), Finnish composer of 7 symphonies
  • Ellis Kohs (1916–2000), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Tolia Nikiprowetzky (1916–1997), Russian–French composer of 1 symphony and 1 sinfonietta
  • Roh Ogura (1916–1990), Japanese composer of 1 symphony
  • Nikolay Peyko (1916–1995), Russian composer of 10 symphonies plus a sinfonietta and a Concerto–Symphony
  • Bernard Stevens (1916–1983), British composer of 2 symphonies
  • 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)
  • Edward T. Cone (1917–2004), American composer of 1 symphony
  • Roque Cordero (1917–2008), Panamanian composer of 4 symphonies
  • Robert Farnon (1917–2005), Canadian composer of 3 symphonies
  • John Gardner (1917–2011), English composer of 3 symphonies
  • Jovdat Hajiyev (1917–2002), Azerbaijani composer of 6 symphonies
  • Lou Harrison (1917–2003), American composer of 4 symphonies
  • Francis Jackson (born 1917), British composer of 1 symphony
  • Ulysses Kay (1917–1995), American composer of 1 symphony and 1 sinfonietta
  • Robert Ward (1917–2013), American composer of 6 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
  • Lorne Betts (1918–1985), Canadian composer of 2 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
  • A. J. Potter (1918–1980), Irish composer of 2 symphonies
  • Tauno Pylkkänen (1918–1980), Finnish composer of 1 symphony and 1 sinfonietta
  • 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)
  • Jacob Avshalomov (1919–2013), American composer of 2 symphonies and 1 sinfonietta
  • Sven-Erik Bäck (1919–1994), Swedish composer of 2 string symphonies and 1 chamber symphony
  • 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
  • Leon Kirchner (1919–2009), American composer of 1 symphony
  • Juan Orrego-Salas (born 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
  • Peter Racine Fricker (1920–1990), British composer of 5 symphonies
  • Karen Khachaturian (1920–2011), Armenian composer of 4 symphonies
  • John La Montaine (1920–2013), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Alexander Lokshin (1920–1987), Russian composer of 11 symphonies plus 2 "Symphonietta"
  • Ravi Shankar (1920–2012), Indian composer of 1 symphony
  • Harold Shapero (1920–2013), American composer of 1 symphony
  • Heikki Suolahti (1920–1936), Finnish composer of 1 symphony (Sinfonia piccola)
  • Douglas Allanbrook (1921–2003), American composer of 7 symphonies
  • Malcolm Arnold (1921–2006), British composer of 9 symphonies
  • Jack Beeson (1921–2010), American composer of 1 symphony
  • William Bergsma (1921–1994), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Andrzej Dobrowolski (1921–1990), Polish composer of 1 symphony
  • Johannes Driessler (1921–1998), German composer of 3 symphonies
  • Hans Ulrich Engelmann (1921–2011), German composer of 1 symphony and 1 chamber symphony
  • Fritz Geißler (1921–1984), German composer, wrote 11 symphonies
  • Ruth Gipps (1921–1999), British composer of 5 symphonies
  • Karel Husa (1921–2016), American composer of Czech birth, composer of 2 symphonies
  • Andrew Imbrie (1921–2007), American composer of 3 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 (born 1921), Armenian composer of 1 symphony
  • Ástor Piazzolla (1921–1992), Argentine composer of a Sinfonía Buenos Aires
  • Yves Ramette (1921–2012), French composer of 6 symphonies
  • Alfred Reed (1921–2005), American composer and conductor of Austrian descent, composed 5 symphonies, all for wind band
  • Leonard Salzedo (1921–2000), English composer of 2 symphonies and 2 sinfoniettas
  • Robert Simpson (1921–1997), British composer, wrote 11 symphonies
  • İlhan Usmanbaş (born 1921), Turkish composer of 3 symphonies
  • Gerard Victory (1921–1995), Irish composer of 4 symphonies
  • Irwin Bazelon (1922–1995), American composer of 9 symphonies
  • Lukas Foss (1922–2009), German–American composer of 4 symphonies
  • Iain Hamilton (1922–2000), Scottish composer of 4 symphonies plus a symphony for two orchestras and a sinfonia concertante for violin, viola and chamber orchestra
  • Ester Mägi (born 1922), Estonian composer of 1 symphony
  • Finn Mortensen (1922–1983), Norwegian composer of 1 symphony
  • Kazimierz Serocki (1922–1981), Polish composer of 2 symphonies plus a sinfonietta for 2 string orchestras
  • John Veale (1922–2006), English composer of 3 symphonies
  • George Walker (born 1922), American composer of 4 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)
  • Raymond Wilding-White (1922–2001), British–American composer of 3 numbered symphonies plus a symphony for swing orchestra and a Symphony of Symphonies
  • James Wilson (1922–2005), Irish composer of 3 symphonies
  • Mario Zafred (1922–1987), Italian composer of 7 symphonies and a Sinfonietta, plus a Sinfonietta breve for strings
  • Jianer Zhu (born 1922), Chinese composer of 10 symphonies
  • Arthur Butterworth (1923–2014), English composer of 7 symphonies
  • Frank William Erickson (1923–1996), American composer of 3 symphonies
  • Viktor Kalabis (1923–2006), Czech composer of 5 symphonies
  • William Kraft (born 1923), American composer of 1 symphony
  • Peter Mennin (1923–1983), American composer, wrote 9 symphonies
  • Vasilije Mokranjac (1923–1984), Serbian composer of 5 symphonies and a Sinfonietta for strings
  • Daniel Pinkham (1923–2006), American composer of 4 symphonies
  • Ned Rorem (born 1923), American composer of 3 numbered orchestral symphonies, a symphony for winds and a symphony for strings
  • James Stevens (1923–2012), English composer of 4 symphonies
  • Warren Benson (1924–2005), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Ikuma Dan (1924–2001), Japanese composer of 6 symphonies, 7th unfinished
  • Heimo Erbse (1924–2005), German composer of 5 symphonies plus a Sinfonietta giocosa
  • Egil Hovland (1924–2013), Norwegian composer of 3 symphonies (the third for reciter, choir and orchestra)
  • Benjamin Lees (1924–2010), American composer of 5 symphonies
  • Franco Mannino (1924–2005), Italian composer of 12 symphonies
  • Sergiu Natra (born 1924), Romanian–Israeli composer of 3 symphonies and 1 symphony for strings
  • Serge Nigg (1924–2008), French composer of 1 symphony (Jérôme Bosch, 1960)
  • Mikhaïl Nossyrev (1924–1981), Russian composer of 4 symphonies
  • Else Marie Pade (1924–2016), Danish composer of 2 symphonies
  • Joly Braga Santos (1924–1988), Portuguese composer of 6 symphonies
  • Ernest Tomlinson (1924–2015), English composer of 2 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)
  • Aldo Clementi (1925–2011), Italian composer of 1 chamber symphony
  • Marius Constant (1925–2004), Romanian–French composer of 3 symphonies (the first is scored for wind intruments)
  • Georges Delerue (1925–1992), French composer of 1 concertante symphony for piano and orchestra
  • Andrei Eshpai (born 1925), Russian composer of 9 symphonies
  • Bertold Hummel (1925–2002), German composer of 3 symphonies
  • Giselher Klebe (1925–2009), German composer of 8 symphonies plus a Ballettsinfonie (Das Testament op. 61, 1971)
  • Włodzimierz Kotoński (1925–2014), Polish composer of 2 symphonies
  • Ivo Malec (born 1925), Croatian–French composer of 1 symphony
  • Kirke Mechem (born 1925), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Anthony Milner (born 1925), British composer of 3 orchestral symphonies and a symphony for organ
  • Julián Orbón (1925–1991), Spanish composer of 1 symphony
  • Boris Parsadanian (1925–1997), Armenian–Estonian composer of 11 symphonies
  • Gunther Schuller (1925–2015), 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 (born 1925), American composer of 4 symphonies
  • Louis Calabro (1926–1991), American composer of 3 symphonies
  • Edwin Carr (1926–2003), New Zealand composer of 4 symphonies and 1 sinfonietta
  • Jacques Castérède (1926–2014), French composer of 2 symphonies (the first for strings)
  • Barney Childs (1926–2000), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Hans Werner Henze (1926–2012), German composer of 10 symphonies
  • Ben Johnston (born 1926), American composer of a Symphony in A (1987) and a Chamber Symphony (1990)
  • François Morel (born 1926), Canadian composer of 1 symphony for brass
  • Clermont Pépin (1926–2006), Canadian composer of 5 symphonies
  • Anatol Vieru (1926–1998), Romanian composer of 7 symphonies
  • Paul Angerer (born 1927), Austrian composer of 4 symphonies
  • Pascal Bentoiu (1927–2016), Romanian composer of 8 symphonies
  • Gunnar Bucht (born 1927), Swedish composer of 16 symphonies
  • Franco Donatoni (1927–2000), Italian composer of 2 symphonies (the first for strings, the second for chamber orchestra). Another work, Souvenir (1967), is subtitled Kammersymphonie
  • Donald Erb (1927–2008), American composer of a Symphony of Overtures (1964)
  • Walter Hartley (1927–2016), American composer of 21 symphonies for different ensembles (from small wind ensembles to full orchestra) plus 2 Sinfonia concertante for wind and percussion, 2 sinfoniettas and 1 chamber symphony
  • Wilfred Josephs (1927–1997), British composer of 12 symphonies
  • John Joubert (born 1927), British composer of 2 symphonies
  • Wilhelm Killmayer (born 1927), German composer of 3 symphonies
  • Richard Nanes (1927–2009), American composer of 4 symphonies
  • Graham Whettam (1927–2007), English composer of 9 symphonies plus a sinfonietta for strings
  • Thomas Wilson (1927–2001), Scottish composer of American birth, composed 5 symphonies between 1955 and 1998 and a Chamber Symphony (1990)
  • Samuel Adler (born 1928), German-born American composer of 6 symphonies
  • Tadeusz Baird (1928–1981), Polish composer of 3 symphonies
  • James Cohn (born 1928), American composer of 8 symphonies
  • Jean-Michel Damase (1928–2013), French composer of 1 symphony
  • George Dreyfus (born 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
  • Robert Helps (1928–2001), American pianist and composer of 2 symphonies
  • Zdeněk Lukáš (1928–2007), Czech composer of 7 symphonies
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928–2016), Finnish composer of 8 symphonies
  • William Russo (1928–2003), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Yevgeny Svetlanov (1928–2002), Russian conductor and composer of a Symphony (1956)
  • Raymond Warren (born 1928), British composer of 3 symphonies
  • Carmelo Bernaola (1929–2002), Spanish composer of 3 symphonies
  • Philip Cannon (1929–2016), British composer of 1 symphony and 1 sinfonietta
  • Edison Denisov (1929–1996), Russian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Alun Hoddinott (1929–2008), Welsh composer of 10 symphonies
  • Donald Keats (born 1929), American composer of 2 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)
  • Robert Muczynski (1929–2010), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Bogusław Schaeffer (born 1929), Polish composer of 4 symphonies
  • Hans Stadlmair (born 1929), Austrian composer of a Sinfonia serena for strings
  • Avet Terterian (1929–1994), Armenian composer of 9 symphonies, the last unfinished
  • Akio Yashiro (1929–1976), Japanese composer of 1 symphony
  • David Amram (born 1930), American composer of 1 symphony
  • John Davison (1930–1999), American composer of 6 symphonies
  • Richard Felciano (born 1930), American composer of 1 symphony for strings
  • Jean Guillou (born 1930), French composer of 3 symphonies
  • Nikolai Karetnikov (1930–1994), Russian composer of 4 symphonies and 2 chamber symphonies
  • Günter Kochan (1930–2009), German composer of 6 symphonies
  • Dieter Schnebel (born 1930), German composer of 1 symphony (Sinfonie X)
  • Eino Tamberg (1930–2010), Estonian composer of 4 symphonies
  • Gilbert Harry Trythall (born 1930), American composer of 1 symphony plus a Sinfonia concertante
  • Donald Harris (1931–2016), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Anthony Hedges (born 1931), English composer of 2 symphonies and 1 concertante symphony
  • Ib Nørholm (born 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 (born 1932), Scottish composer of 15 symphonies
  • Alexander Goehr (born 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)
  • Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen (1932–2016), Danish composer of 1 symphony Symfoni, Antifoni (1977)
  • John Kinsella (born 1932), Irish composer of 10 symphonies
  • Henri Lazarof (1932–2013), Bulgarian composer of 7 symphonies
  • Malcolm Lipkin (born 1932), English composer of 3 symphonies
  • Martin Mailman (1932–2000), American composer of 3 symphonies and 1 sinfonietta
  • Richard Meale (1932–2009), Australian composer of 1 symphony (1994)
  • Per Nørgård (born 1932), Danish composer of 8 symphonies
  • Rodion Shchedrin (born 1932), Russian composer of 3 symphonies
  • Robert Sherlaw Johnson (1932–2000), British composer of 1 symphony
  • Claude Thomas Smith (1932–1987), American composer of 1 symphony
  • John Williams (born 1932), American composer and conductor. He wrote a "Symphony" (1966) and a "Sinfonietta for Wind Ensemble" (1968)
  • Hugh Wood (born 1932), British composer of 1 symphony (1982)
  • Iosif Andriasov (1933–2000), Armenian-Russian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Leonardo Balada (born 1933), American composer of Spanish birth, has written 6 symphonies
  • Easley Blackwood (born 1933), American composer of 5 symphonies
  • Seóirse Bodley (born 1933), Irish composer of 5 symphonies and a Chamber Symphony
  • Ramiro Cortés (1933–1984), American composer of a Sinfonia Sacra (1954/59)
  • Pozzi Escot (born 1933), American composer of 6 symphonies
  • Henryk Górecki (1933–2010), Polish composer of 3 symphonies
  • Toshi Ichiyanagi (born 1933), Japanese composer of 6 symphonies and 2 chamber symphonies
  • W. Francis McBeth (1933–2012), American composer of 4 symphonies
  • Krzysztof Penderecki (born 1933), Polish composer of 8 symphonies (as of 2005)
  • Vladimir Dashkevich (born 1934), Russian composer of 5 symphonies
  • Anthony Gilbert (born 1934), British composer of 1 symphony
  • William Mathias (1934–1992), Welsh composer of 3 symphonies
  • Siegfried Matthus (born 1934), German composer of 3 symphonies
  • Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1934–2016), British Composer of a Sinfonia (1962), a Sinfonia Concertante (1982), a Sinfonietta (1983) and 10 numbered symphonies (1976–2013), the last of which includes a chorus and baritone soloist
  • Claudio Prieto (1934–2015), Spanish composer of 4 symphonies
  • Bernard Rands (born 1934), British–American composer of 1 symphony
  • Alan Ridout (1934–1996), British composer of 8 symphonies and 1 sinfonietta
  • Alfred Schnittke (1934–1998), Russian composer of 10 symphonies (including symphony No."0"), the last unfinished
  • Richard Wernick (born 1934), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Nigel Butterley (born 1935), Australian composer of 1 symphony (1980)
  • Samuel Jones (born 1935), American composer of 3 symphonies
  • Giya Kancheli (born 1935), Georgian composer of 7 symphonies
  • Carlo Martelli (born 1935), English composer of 1 symphony
  • Nicholas Maw (1935–2009), British composer of 1 symphony for chamber orchestra
  • Arvo Pärt (born 1935), Estonian composer of 4 symphonies
  • Aulis Sallinen (born 1935), Finnish composer of 8 symphonies
  • Kurt Schwertsik (born 1935), Austrian composer of 3 symphonies
  • Josep Soler i Sardà (born 1935), Spanish composer of 8 symphonies
  • David Blake (born 1936), English composer of 1 chamber symphony
  • Iván Erőd (born 1936), Hungarian–Austrian pianist and composer of 2 symphonies
  • Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov (born 1936), Russian composer of 4 symphonies
  • Richard Rodney Bennett (1936–2012), English composer of 3 symphonies and a sinfonietta
  • Erich Urbanner (born 1936), Austrian composer of 1 symphony plus a concertante symphony and a sinfonietta (both for chamber orchestra)
  • John White (born 1936), English composer of 25 symphonies
  • Osvaldas Balakauskas (born 1937), Lithuanian composer of 5 symphonies
  • David Bedford (1937–2011), English composer of 2 symphonies plus a Symphony for 12 musicians
  • Gordon Crosse (born 1937), English composer of 2 symphonies
  • Philip Glass (born 1937), American composer of 11 symphonies (as of 2017)
  • Milcho Leviev (born 1937), Bulgarian composer of 1 symphony
  • Valentin Silvestrov (born 1937), Ukrainian composer of 7 symphonies
  • Loris Tjeknavorian (born 1937), Iranian-Armenian conductor and composer of 5 symphonies
  • Wang Xilin (born 1937), Chinese composer of at 7 symphonies
  • Elizabeth R. Austin (born 1938), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Howard Blake (born 1938), English composer of 2 symphonies
  • William Bolcom (born 1938), American pianist and composer of 6 symphonies
  • Youri Boutsko (1938–2015), Russian composer of 13 symphonies
  • Gloria Coates (born 1938), American composer of 16 symphonies
  • John Corigliano (born 1938), American composer of 3 symphonies
  • John Harbison (born 1938), American composer of 5 symphonies
  • Paavo Heininen (born 1938), Finnish composer of 6 symphonies
  • Frederic Rzewski (born 1938), American composer of a Scratch Symphony (1997)
  • José Serebrier (born 1938), Uruguayan composer of 3 symphonies
  • Christopher Steel (1938–1991), British composer of 7 symphonies
  • Charles Wuorinen (born 1938), American composer of 8 numbered symphonies and a Microsymphony (1992)
  • Louis Andriessen (born 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)
  • Robert Jager (born 1939), American composer of 2 symphonies and a sinfonietta
  • Jaroslav Krček (born 1939), Czech composer of 6 symphonies
  • Robert Matthew-Walker (born 1939), English composer of 8 symphonies and 1 sinfonietta
  • John McCabe (1939–2015), English composer of 5 numbered symphonies, plus a Six-minute Symphony for strings
  • Patric Standford (1939–2014), English composer of 5 symphonies
  • Tomas Svoboda (born 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"
  • Margaret Lucy Wilkins (born 1939), English composer of 1 symphony
  • Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (born 1939), American composer of 5 symphonies
  • Alireza Mashayekhi (born 1940), Iranian composer of 9 symphonies
  • Tilo Medek (1940—2006), German composer of 3 symphonies
  • Stephen Albert (1941–1992), American composer of 2 symphonies (the second with orchestration completed by Sebastian Currier)
  • Judith Margaret Bailey (born 1941), English composer of 2 symphonies
  • Derek Bourgeois (1941–2017), British composer of 114 symphonies
  • Sebastian Forbes (born 1941), British composer of 1 symphony
  • Friedrich Goldmann (1941–2009), German composer of 4 numbered symphonies and 4 unnumbered symphonies plus a sinfonietta and Quasi una sinfonia
  • Adolphus Hailstork (born 1941), American composer of 3 symphonies
  • John Melby (born 1941), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Gillian Whitehead (born 1941), New Zealand–born Australian composer of 1 symphony
  • Richard Edward Wilson (born 1941), American composer of 3 symphonies
  • Philip Bračanin (born 1942), Australian composer of 6 symphonies
  • Volker David Kirchner (born 1942), German composer of 2 symphonies
  • Tomás Marco (born 1942), Spanish composer of 9 symphonies
  • Edward Cowie (born 1943), English composer of 2 symphonies
  • Ross Edwards (born 1943), Australian composer of 4 symphonies
  • Robin Holloway (born 1943), English composer of 2 symphony (the first, Clarissa Symphony, for soprano, tenor and orchestra)
  • Shin'ichirō Ikebe (born 1943), Japanese composer of 7 symphonies
  • Ilaiyaraaja (born 1943), Indian composer of 1 symphony
  • David Maslanka (1943–2017), American composer of 10 symphonies
  • David Matthews (born 1943), English composer of 9 symphonies
  • Krzysztof Meyer (born 1943), Polish composer of 9 symphonies plus an unnumbered Symphony in Mozartean style
  • Joseph Schwantner (born 1943), American composer of 1 symphony
  • Roger Smalley (born 1943), English composer of 1 symphony (1979–81)
  • William Albright (1944–1998), American composer of a Symphony for Organ and Percussion
  • Frank Corcoran (born 1944), Irish composer of 4 symphonies
  • Michael Garrett (born 1944), British composer of 13 symphonies and 13 concertante symphonies
  • Christopher Gunning (born 1944), British composer of 7 symphonies
  • Pehr Henrik Nordgren (1944–2008), Finnish composer of 8 symphonies plus a symphony for strings and a chamber symphony
  • Leif Segerstam (born 1944), Finnish composer of 300 symphonies, the all-time record as of 2015[6]
  • Jerome de Bromhead (born 1945), Irish composer of 2 symphonies
  • Gerd Domhardt (1945–1997), German composer of 2 symphonies and 2 chamber symphonies
  • Edward Gregson (born 1945), English composer of 1 symphony for brass band
  • Judith Lang Zaimont (born 1945), American composer of 2 numbered symphonies, plus a "dance symphony" titled Hidden Heritage and a Symphony for wind orchestra in three scenes (2003)
  • Thomas Pasatieri (born 1945), American composer of 3 symphonies
  • Arnold Rosner (1945–2013), American composer of 6 symphonies
  • Alexei Rybnikov (born 1945), Russian composer of 6 symphonies
  • Ragnar Søderlind (born 1945), Norwegian composer of 8 symphonies
  • Martin Bresnick (born 1946), American composer of 1 symphony
  • Tsippi Fleischer (born 1946), Israeli composer of 5 symphonies
  • Tristan Keuris (1946–1996), Dutch composer of a "Sinfonia" (1972–1974), and "Symphony in D" (1995)
  • Ladislav Kubík (born 1946), Czech-American composer of 3 sinfoniettas
  • Ulrich Leyendecker (born 1946), German composer of 4 symphonies
  • Richard St. Clair (born 1946), American composer of 1 symphony
  • Giles Swayne (born 1946), British composer of 2 symphonies
  • Pēteris Vasks (born 1946), Latvian composer of 3 symphonies
  • Heinz Winbeck (born 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
  • John Adams (born 1947), American composer of a Dr. Atomic symphony, drawn from his opera of the same name, and of a Chamber Symphony (1992)
  • Jack Gallagher (born 1947), American composer of 2 symphonies and 1 sinfonietta
  • Nikolai Korndorf (1947–2001), Russian–Canadian composer of 4 symphonies
  • Paul Patterson (born 1947), British composer of 1 symphony for strings
  • Emil Tabakov (born 1947), Bulgarian Composer of 8 symphonies
  • Claude Baker (born 1948), American composer of 1 symphony
  • Ioseb Bardanashvili (born 1948), Georgian–Israeli composer of 3 symphonies
  • Glenn Branca (born 1948), American composer and guitarist, who has composed 12 symphonies, 9 of them for ensembles of electric guitars and percussion
  • Stephen Brown (born 1948), Canadian composer of 1 symphony, The Northern Journey
  • Diana Burrell (born 1948), English composer of 1 symphony (Symphonies of Flocks, Herds and Shoals, 1995–96)
  • Carlos Franzetti (born 1948), Argentinian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Mikko Heiniö (born 1948), Finnish composer of 2 symphonies
  • Jonathan Lloyd (born 1948), British composer of 5 symphonies
  • Edward McGuire (born 1948), Scottish composer of 3 symphonies
  • Julia Tsenova (1948–2010), Bulgarian composer of Sinfonia con piano concertante (1974)
  • Dan Welcher (born 1948), American conductor and composer of 5 symphonies
  • Kalevi Aho (born 1949), Finnish composer of 15 symphonies
  • James Barnes (born 1949), American composer of 5 symphonies
  • Hiro Fujikake (born 1949), Japanese composer of 3 symphonies
  • Eduard Hayrapetyan (born 1949), Armenian composer of 3 symphonies
  • Richard Mills (born 1949), Australian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Stephen Paulus (1949–2014), American composer of 2 symphonies (the second for strings) and 2 sinfoniettas
  • Shulamit Ran (born 1949), Israeli–American composer of 1 symphony
  • Christopher Rouse (born 1949), American composer of 4 symphonies
  • Poul Ruders (born 1949), Danish composer of 5 symphonies
  • Manfred Trojahn (born 1949), German composer of 5 symphonies

1950–1999[edit]

2000–2049[edit]

Ilaiyaraja, first Indian composer to compose a complete symphony

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tawaststjerna, Erik (1976). Sibelius: Volume I (1865–1905). (Robert Layton, English translation). London: Faber & Faber. pp. 107–108, 176–177
  2. ^ Hurwitz, David (2007). Jean Sibelius: Sibelius: The Orchestral Works. Pompton Plains: Amadeus Press. pp. 49, 59
  3. ^ Frisch, Walter (1993). The Early Works of Arnold Schoenberg, 1893–1908. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, pp. 160.
  4. ^ Puffett, Derrick (1995). "'Music that Echoes within One' for a Lifetime: Berg's Reception of Schoenberg's Pelleas und Melisande", Music and Letters 76/2.
  5. ^ Marc-André Roberge (2013-03-11). "Sorabji Resource Site: Titles of Works Grouped by Categories". Mus.ulaval.ca. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
  6. ^ Fimic – Suomalaisen musiikin tiedotuskeskus
  7. ^ http://fazilsay.com/fazil-say-istanbul-symphony/