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.

From the earliest symphonies to 1800[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
  • 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
  • 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  • Hans Huber (1852–1921), Swiss composer of 8 numbered symphonies, plus an A major symphony (1889, unpublished)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
  • George Whitefield Chadwick (1854–1931), American composer of 3 symphonies
  • Bernard Zweers (1854–1924), Dutch composer of 3 symphonies
  • Ernest Chausson (1855–1899), French composer of the Symphony in B-flat major, Op. 20 (1890), as well as sketches for a second (1899).
  • Julius Röntgen (1855–1932), Dutch composer of 21 symphonies
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Sylvio Lazzari (1857–1944), French composer of 1 symphony
  • Richard Franck (1858–1938), German composer of 1 symphony
  • Hans Rott (1858–1884), Austrian composer of 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
  • Gerard von Brucken Fock (1859–1935), Dutch composer of 3 symphonies
  • Josef Bohuslav Foerster (1859–1951), Czech composer of 5 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 (1865–1931), 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.
  • 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
  • Sir John Blackwood McEwen (1868–1948), Scottish composer of 5 symphonies
  • Henry Walford Davies (1869–1941), English composer of 2 symphonies
  • Alfred Hill (1869−1960), Australian composer of 12 symphonies
  • Albert Roussel (1869–1937), French composer of 4 symphonies
  • Howard Brockway (1870–1951), American 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
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Julián Carrillo (1875–1965), Mexican composer, wrote 2 symphonies plus 3 atonal symphonies written in the "Thirteen Sound" technique
  • Reinhold Glière (1875–1956), Russian composer of 3 symphonies
  • Cyril Rootham (1875−1938), English composer of 2 symphonies
  • 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
  • Alexander Goedicke (1877–1957), Russian composer of 3 symphonies
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880–1968), Italian composer of "Symphony in A" and "Sinfonia del fuoco" (from music for the silent film Cabiria)
  • Nancy Dalberg (1881–1949), Danish composer of 1 symphony (the first symphony written by a Danish female composer)
  • George Enescu (1881–1955), Romanian composer 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
  • Walter Braunfels (1882–1954), German composer of 1 symphony (Sinfonia brevis op. 69) plus a Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola, 2 horns and strings
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Manolis Kalomiris (1883–1962), Greek composer of 3 symphonies
  • Paul von Klenau (1883–1946), Danish composer of 9 symphonies
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886–1954), German composer of 3 symphonies
  • Carlo Giorgio Garofalo (1886–1962), Italian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Jesús Guridi (1886–1961), Spanish composer of "Pyrenean Symphony"
  • Jef van Hoof (1886–1959), Belgian composer of 6 symphonies
  • Paul Paray (1886–1979), French composer of 2 symphonies plus a "Symphonie d'archets" for string orchestra
  • Kosaku Yamada (1886–1965), First Japanese symphonic composer. He wrote 3 symphonies
  • Kurt Atterberg (1887–1974), Swedish composer of 9 symphonies, 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).
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rudolf Mauersberger (1889–1971), German composer of 1 symphony
  • 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
  • Andrés Isasi (1890–1940), Spanish composer of 2 symphonies
  • 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
  • Gösta Nystroem (1890–1966), Swedish composer of 6 symphonies
  • Arthur Bliss (1891–1975), English composer of A Colour Symphony (1922)
  • Adolf Busch (1891–1952), German–Swiss violinist and composer of 1 symphony
  • Karel Boleslav Jirák (1891–1972), Czech composer of 6 symphonies
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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]
  • 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
  • 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 symphony
  • Willem Pijper (1894–1947), Dutch composer of 3 symphonies
  • Walter Piston (1894–1976), American composer of 8 symphonies
  • Erwin Schulhoff (1894–1942), Czech composer of 8 symphonies (the last 2 in short score)
  • Mark Wessel (1894–1973), American composer of 1 symphony and a Symphony Concertante for piano and horn with orchestra
  • Jenő Zádor (1894–1977), Hungarian–American composer of 4 symphonies
  • Bjarne Brustad (1895–1978), Norwegian composer of 9 symphonies
  • Juan José Castro (1895–1968), Argentine composer of five symphonies
  • 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
  • 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
  • Boris Lyatoshinsky (1895–1968), Ukrainian composer of 5 symphonies
  • Slavko Osterc (1895–1941), Slovenian composer of 1 symphony
  • 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
  • Eduard Erdmann (1896–1958), German composer of 4 symphonies
  • Jacobo Ficher (1896–1978), Argentine composer of ten symphonies
  • Roberto Gerhard (1896–1970), Catalan composer, active in England, wrote 5 numbered symphonies (1952–69, the last unfinished), and a Symphony "Homenaje a Pedrell" (1940–41)
  • Howard Hanson (1896–1981), American composer of 7 symphonies (No. 1 Nordic, No. 2 Romantic—his most famous, No. 4 Requiem, No. 5 Sinfonia Sacra, and No. 7 Sea Symphony)
  • Jean Rivier (1896–1987), French composer of 8 symphonies, four of which are for string orchestra
  • Roger Sessions (1896–1985), American composer of 9 symphonies, all but the first 2 of which are written using some form of the twelve-tone technique
  • Bolesław Szabelski (1896–1979), Polish composer of 5 symphonies
  • Virgil Thomson (1896–1989), American composer of 3 symphonies
  • Paul Ben-Haim (1897–1984), Israeli composer of 2 symphonies
  • Jørgen Bentzon (1897–1951), Danish composer of 2 symphonies
  • 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
  • Ottmar Gerster (1897–1969), German composer of 4 symphonies
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897–1957), Czech composer of 1 symphony
  • Francisco Mignone (1897–1986), Brazilian composer of 3 orchestral symphonies and a chamber work titled Four Symphonies, for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon
  • Quincy Porter (1897–1966), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • 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
  • Hanns Eisler (1898–1962), German composer of a Little Symphony (1932), a Chamber Symphony (1940) and a German Symphony for choir and orchestra (1930–1958),
  • Roy Harris (1898–1979), American composer of 15 symphonies, of which Symphony No. 3 is by far the most famous
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Uuno Klami (1900–1961), Finnish composer of 2 numbered symphonies, as well as a Symphonie enfantine, Op. 17 (1928)
  • Ernst Krenek (1900–1991), Austrian composer of 5 symphonies
  • Colin McPhee (1900–1964), Canadian composer of 2 symphonies
  • 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
  • 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
  • Emil Hlobil (1901–1987), Czech composer of 7 symphonies and 1 sinfonietta
  • 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
  • Helvi Leiviskä (1902–1982), Finnish composer of 3 symphonies and a Sinfonia brevis
  • 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
  • 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
  • Aram Khachaturian (1903–1978), Armenian composer of 3 symphonies
  • Mykola Kolessa (1903–2006), Ukrainian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Luis Humberto Salgado (1903–1977), Ecuadorian composer of 9 symphonies
  • Saburō Moroi (1903–1977), Japanese composer of 5 symphonies
  • Günter Raphael (1903–1960), German composer of 5 symphonies plus a "Sinfonia breve"
  • John Antill (1904–1986), Australian composer of Symphony on a City (1959)
  • Victor Bruns (1904–1996), German composer of 6 symphonies, plus 1 chamber symphony for strings and 1 sinfonietta
  • Kunihiko Hashimoto (1904–1949), Japanese composer of 2 symphonies
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 10 symphonies, plus an incomplete 11th
  • Dag Wirén (1905–1986), Swedish composer of 5 symphonies plus a "Sinfonietta"
  • Xian Xinghai (1905–1945), Chinese composer of 2 symphonies
  • Kees van Baaren (1906–1970), Dutch composer of 1 symphony (1957)
  • Pierre Capdevielle (1906–1969), French composer of 3 symphonies
  • Arnold Cooke (1906−2005), British composer of 6 symphonies
  • Paul Creston (1906–1985), American composer of 6 symphonies
  • Antal Doráti (1906–1988), American conductor and composer of Hungarian birth, who wrote 2 symphonies
  • Klaus Egge (1906–1979), Norwegian composer of 5 symphonies
  • Ulvi Cemal Erkin (1906–1972), Turkish composer of 2 symphonies plus a Sinfonietta for strings and a Symphony concertante for piano and orchestra
  • Benjamin Frankel (1906–1973), English composer of 8 symphonies
  • Janis Ivanovs (1906–1983), Latvian composer of 21 symphonies
  • Alexander Moyzes (1906–1984), Slovak composer of 12 symphonies
  • Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975), Soviet composer of 15 symphonies, 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.
  • David Van Vactor (1906–1994), American composer of 7 symphonies
  • Grace Williams (1906–1977), Welsh composer of 2 symphonies plus a "Sinfonia Concertante"
  • Henk Badings (1907–1987), Dutch composer of 15 symphonies
  • Tony Aubin (1907–1981), French composer of 2 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), Russian composer of 9 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nina Makarova (1908–1976), Russian composer of 1 symphony
  • Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992), composer of Turangalîla-Symphonie (1946–48) in ten movements, with solo parts for piano and Ondes Martenot
  • Halsey Stevens (1908–1989), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • John Verrall (1908–2001), American composer of 4 symphonies
  • Grażyna Bacewicz (1909–1969), Polish composer of 4 numbered symphonies plus a symphony and a sinfonietta, both for strings
  • Paul Constantinescu (1909–1963), Romanian 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 symphonies, 4 symphonies for strings and 3 chamber symphonies (these 7 works not discarded, but not included by him among the other 13)
  • Robin Orr (1909–2006), Scottish composer of 3 symphonies and a Sinfonietta Helvetica
  • Elie Siegmeister (1909–1991), American composer of 8 symphonies
  • Ādolfs Skulte (1909–2000), Latvian composer of 9 symphonies
  • Samuel Barber (1910–1981), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Henri Challan (1910–1977), French composer of 1 symphony
  • Werner Wolf Glaser (1910–2006), German–Swedish composer of 13 symphonies
  • Erland von Koch (1910–2009), Swedish composer of 6 symphonies
  • Jean Martinon (1910–1976), French conductor and composer of 4 numbered symphonies plus a sinfonietta and a Symphonie de voyages
  • H. Owen Reed (1910–2014), American composer of 1 symphony
  • Ennio Porrino (1910–1959), Italian composer of 1 symphony
  • William Schuman (1910–1992), American composer of 10 symphonies
  • Josef Tal (1910–2008), Israeli composer of 6 symphonies
  • José Ardévol (1911–1981), Cuban composer of 3 symphonies
  • Stanley Bate (1911–1959), English composer of 4 symphonies and 2 sinfoniettas
  • Bernard Herrmann (1911–1975), American composer of 1 symphony (1940)
  • Alan Hovhaness (1911–2000), American composer of 67 symphonies
  • Gian Carlo Menotti (1911–2007), Italian–American composer of 1 symphony (The Halcyon, 1976)
  • Allan Pettersson (1911–1980), Swedish composer of 17 symphonies
  • Nino Rota (1911–1979), Italian composer of 3 symphonies and "Sinfonia sopra una Canzone d'Amore"
  • Don Gillis (1912–1978), American composer of 10 symphonies, plus a "Symphony No. 5½"
  • Rudolf Escher (1912–1980), Dutch composer of 2 numbered symphonies, an unfinished Symphony in memoriam Maurice Ravel, and a Symphony for 10 instruments
  • Jean Françaix (1912–1997), French composer of 1 symphony
  • Peggy Glanville-Hicks (1912–1990), Australian composer of a Sinfonietta (1935)
  • Daniel Jones (1912–1993), Welsh composer of 13 symphonies and 2 sinfoniettas
  • 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
  • Henry Brant (1913–2008), American composer of 5 unnumbered symphonies
  • Benjamin Britten (1913–1976), British composer of several symphonies, including A Simple Symphony for strings (1933–34), Sinfonia da Requiem (1939–40), a Spring Symphony (1948–49), and the Cello Symphony (1963), as well as a Sinfonietta (1932)
  • Norman Dello Joio (1913–2008), American composer of 1 symphony
  • Morton Gould (1913–1996), American composer of 4 numbered symphonies (the last for band), plus 4 Symphonettes
  • Hans Henkemans (1913–1995), Dutch composer of 1 symphony (1934, subsequently withdrawn)
  • 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
  • Cecil Effinger (1914–1990), American composer of 5 numbered symphonies and 2 "Little Symphonies"
  • Irving Fine (1914–1962), American composer of 1 symphony
  • Roger Goeb (1914–1997), American composer of 6 symphonies and 2 "sinfonias"
  • César Guerra-Peixe (1914–1993), Brazilian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Alexei Haieff (1914–1994), American composer of 3 symphonies
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Karl-Birger Blomdahl (1916–1968), Swedish composer of 3 symphonies
  • Houston Bright (1916–1970), American composer of 1 symphony
  • Henri Dutilleux (1916–2013), French composer of 2 symphonies
  • Einar Englund (1916–1999), Finnish composer of 7 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fritz Geißler (1921–1984), German composer, wrote 11 symphonies
  • Ruth Gipps (1921–1999), British composer of 5 symphonies
  • Karel Husa (born 1921), American composer of Czech birth, composer of 2 symphonies
  • Joonas Kokkonen (1921–1996), Finnish composer of 5 symphonies (the last unfinished)
  • Robert Kurka (1921–1957), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Edvard Mik’aeli Mirzoian (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
  • Robert Simpson (1921–1997), British composer, wrote 11 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Warren Benson (1924–2005), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Ikuma Dan (1924–2001), Japanese composer of 6 symphonies, 7th unfinished
  • 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
  • Joly Braga Santos (1924–1988), Portuguese composer of 6 symphonies
  • Yasushi Akutagawa (1925–1989), Japanese composer of 1 numbered symphony (1954), plus a Symphony "Twin Stars", for children (1957) and the Ellora Symphony (1958)
  • Jurriaan Andriessen (1925–1996), Dutch composer of 8 numbered symphonies, plus a Symphonietta concertante, for four trumpets and orchestra (1947), and a Sinfonia "Il fiume" for winds (1984)
  • Robert Beadell (1925–1994), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt (1925–2010), Chilean composer of 3 symphonies
  • Luciano Berio (1925–2003), Italian composer of the famous Sinfonia (1968–69)
  • Andrei Eshpai (born 1925), Russian composer of 9 symphonies
  • Bertold Hummel (1925–2002), German composer of 3 symphonies
  • 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 (born 1925), American composer of 3 symphonies, a Symphony for Organ, and a Chamber Symphony (1989)
  • Boris Tchaikovsky (1925–1996), Soviet composer of 3 symphonies and a Symphony with Harp
  • Paul W. Whear (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
  • Anatol Vieru (1926–1998), Romanian composer of 7 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
  • 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)
  • Carmelo Bernaola (1929–2002), Spanish composer of 3 symphonies
  • 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
  • Nikolai Karetnikov (1930–1994), Russian composer of 4 symphonies and 2 chamber symphonies
  • Dieter Schnebel (born 1930), German composer of 1 symphony (Sinfonie X)
  • Gilbert Harry Trythall (born 1930), American composer of 1 symphony plus a Sinfonia concertante
  • Donald Harris (1931–2016), American composer of 2 symphonies
  • 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)
  • Henri Lazarof (1932–2013), Bulgarian composer of 7 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Richard Rodney Bennett (1936–2012), English composer of 3 symphonies and a sinfonietta
  • Osvaldas Balakauskas (born 1937), Lithuanian composer of 5 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • John McCabe (1939–2015), English composer of 5 numbered symphonies, plus a Six-minute Symphony for strings
  • 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"
  • 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)
  • Derek Bourgeois (born 1941), British composer of 111 symphonies (as of June 2016)
  • 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
  • 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 (born 1943), American composer of 8 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
  • 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]
  • Gerd Domhardt (1945–1997), German composer of 2 symphonies and 2 chamber symphonies
  • 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
  • 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
  • Emil Tabakov (born 1947), Bulgarian Composer of 8 symphonies
  • Claude Baker (born 1948), American composer of 1 symphony
  • 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
  • Carlos Franzetti (born 1948), Argentinian composer of 2 symphonies
  • Mikko Heiniö (born 1948), Finnish composer of 2 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
  • 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 4 symphonies
  • Hiro Fujikake (born 1949), Japanese composer of 3 symphonies

1950–2000[edit]

References[edit]

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  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/