41. Erik SatieFrench pianist and composer of the 20th century particularly known for his piano music. His works, such as the soothing "Gymnopedie No. 1," remains very popular to this day. Satie has been described as eccentric and is said to have become a recluse later in his life.
46. Igor Stravinsky
Russian composer of the 20th century who introduced the concept of modernism in music. His father, who was one of the foremost Russian operatic basses, was one of Stravinsky's main influences. Stravinsky was discovered by Sergei Diaghilev, the producer of the Ballet Rouse. Some of his famous works are "The Firebird," "The Rite of Spring" and "Oedipus Rex."
48. Michael TippettConductor, music director and one of the leading British composers of the 20th century. He wrote string quartets, symphonies and operas, including "The Midsummer Marriage" which was produced in 1952. Tippett was knighted in 1966.
49. Edgard VareseEdgard Varèse was one of the composers of the 20th century who experimented with music and technology. Among his compositions is "Ionisation," a piece for orchestra composed of solely percussion instruments. Varese also experimented in taped music and electronic instruments.
choral and chamber music, instrumental and orchestral pieces, vocal works and piano music. Villa-Lobos wrote more than 2,000 compositions, including "Bachianas Brasilieras" which was inspired by Bach, and "Concerto for Guitar." His etudes and preludes for the guitar remain popular to this day.