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List of classical-composer-rich countries or regions by era


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Introduction

This is a continuation of my series of alternate history blog articles, the first being about equating the lifespan of cats and dogs with those of humans, and the last prior to this being a revised list of Russian rulers dating from 1283 to 1917. All my alternate history articles are plans of what history will look like when changed, or what history in the new timeline I might create will look like.

This article involves a list of countries and regions rich with classical composers arranged in numerical order for each era from the country/region with the most composers to the one with the least. For instance, during the Renaissance, Italy at #1 has the most composers while Slovakia at #25 has the least. The countries/regions that are highlighted in bold in each era are the ones with the absolute most amounts of composers for the era. And these are the ones that will be represented in future articles listing names of composers per country/region and era.

A Few Helpful Notes

  1. In defining the nationality of composers, it is the one where they were born and/or made the most of their careers. In one actual instance, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was born in Germany, where he also made the most of his career; for that reason, he is considered belonging to a list of German composers. In another instance, Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) was born in Italy, but he did not make the most of his career there; he did so in France, so he should belong in a list of French composers. But in the end, a composer's nationality can also be based on what is considered by a majority of music historians.
  2. In most eras, there are only 8 countries/regions highlighted in bold, and they regularly serve as the nucleus for all of Western classical music and composition. They are Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, England, Russia, and America. During the Renaissance, there are 7, and these include the 7 nations mentioned in the last sentence prior to America.
  3. The first permanent English settlement in America was at Jamestown in 1607. This is 7 years after the traditionally noted end of the Renaissance, so there was no Renaissance in America. Thus America isn't listed as a country/region boasting numerous composers during the Renaissance (in fact, no American Renaissance composers at all).
  4. While there were permanent settlements in the New World by nations other than England (especially France and Spain) prior to 1607 (and very well before the end of the Renaissance), there are no Renaissance composers in the Americas due to decades of turbulence. Jamestown is in some ways headed down that road until 1613, with the arrival of John Whipple (1592-1673), who was born in London into an affluent musical family. John Whipple is the first American classical composer, and he promotes classical music and other fine arts in and around Jamestown from his arrival to America in 1613 onward. In February 1615, his first opera premieres in the New World, and from there, the promotion of music and the other fine arts in the Americas escalates. The turbulence in the Americas subsides and becomes limited to some very small towns and other rural areas.

Renaissance (c. 1370 – c. 1600)

  1. Italy
  2. Spain
  3. France
  4. Germany
  5. England
  6. Russia
  7. Austria
  8. Flanders
  9. Greece
  10. Portugal
  11. Holland
  12. Switzerland
  13. Denmark
  14. Sweden
  15. Norway
  16. Finland
  17. Ireland
  18. Scotland
  19. Poland
  20. Ukraine
  21. Romania
  22. Czechia
  23. Hungary
  24. Belarus
  25. Slovakia

Baroque (c. 1600 – c. 1760)

  1. Italy
  2. Spain
  3. France
  4. Germany
  5. England
  6. Russia
  7. America
  8. Austria
  9. Greece
  10. Portugal
  11. Holland
  12. Belgium
  13. Switzerland
  14. Denmark
  15. Sweden
  16. Norway
  17. Finland
  18. Ireland
  19. Scotland
  20. Poland
  21. Ukraine
  22. Romania
  23. Czechia
  24. Hungary
  25. Belarus
  26. Slovakia
  27. Mexico
  28. Argentina
  29. Canada
  30. Brazil
  31. Latin America (rest of)

Classical (c. 1730 – c. 1820)

  1. Italy
  2. Spain
  3. France
  4. Germany
  5. England
  6. Russia
  7. America
  8. Austria
  9. Greece
  10. Portugal
  11. Holland
  12. Belgium
  13. Switzerland
  14. Denmark
  15. Sweden
  16. Norway
  17. Finland
  18. Ireland
  19. Scotland
  20. Poland
  21. Ukraine
  22. Romania
  23. Czechia
  24. Hungary
  25. Belarus
  26. Slovakia
  27. Mexico
  28. Argentina
  29. Canada
  30. Brazil
  31. Latin America (rest of)

Romantic (c. 1800 – c. 1910)

  1. Italy
  2. Spain
  3. France
  4. Germany
  5. England
  6. Russia
  7. America
  8. Austria
  9. Greece
  10. Portugal
  11. Holland
  12. Belgium
  13. Switzerland
  14. Denmark
  15. Sweden
  16. Norway
  17. Finland
  18. Ireland
  19. Scotland
  20. Poland
  21. Ukraine
  22. Romania
  23. Czechia
  24. Hungary
  25. Belarus
  26. Slovakia
  27. Mexico
  28. Argentina
  29. Canada
  30. Brazil
  31. Latin America (rest of)

Modern (c. 1880 – c. 1975)

  1. America
  2. Italy
  3. Spain
  4. France
  5. Germany
  6. England
  7. Russia
  8. Austria
  9. Greece
  10. Portugal
  11. Holland
  12. Belgium
  13. Switzerland
  14. Denmark
  15. Sweden
  16. Norway
  17. Finland
  18. Ireland
  19. Scotland
  20. Poland
  21. Ukraine
  22. Romania
  23. Czechia
  24. Hungary
  25. Belarus
  26. Slovakia
  27. Mexico
  28. Canada
  29. Argentina
  30. Brazil
  31. Peru
  32. Iceland
  33. Bulgaria
  34. Australia
  35. New Zealand
  36. Israel
  37. Turkey
  38. Egypt
  39. India
  40. China
  41. Japan
  42. South Korea
  43. Philippines
  44. Indonesia
  45. Latin America (rest of)

Contemporary (c. 1945 – Present)

  1. America
  2. Italy
  3. Spain
  4. France
  5. Germany
  6. England
  7. Russia
  8. Austria
  9. Greece
  10. Portugal
  11. Holland
  12. Belgium
  13. Switzerland
  14. Denmark
  15. Sweden
  16. Norway
  17. Finland
  18. Ireland
  19. Scotland
  20. Poland
  21. Ukraine
  22. Romania
  23. Czechia
  24. Hungary
  25. Belarus
  26. Slovakia
  27. Mexico
  28. Canada
  29. Brazil
  30. Argentina
  31. Peru
  32. Iceland
  33. Bulgaria
  34. Australia
  35. New Zealand
  36. Israel
  37. Turkey
  38. Egypt
  39. Persia
  40. India
  41. China
  42. Japan
  43. Korea
  44. Philippines
  45. Indonesia
  46. Latin America (rest of)

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