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The Big List of Names

This list is not meant as an exhaustive reference; you can try to use it as such, but I make no guarantees about comprehensiveness. The portions on specific languages are meant to provide examples for anyone trying to learn to pronounce those languages. The other portions at the bottom present a list of names, some well-known and others more obscure, which for one reason or another cannot be dealt with by the rules listed elsewhere in this guide.

Note that some of the Central European names below appear without important diacritics, due to technological limitations. However there is a special Central European list which displays all the same names in their fully correct spellings. Names that are shown without diacritics below are marked with asterisks.

Index

German names, and others that might as well be

Claus Adamklows ah-dahm [audio sample]
Bayreuthbiy-royt [audio sample] (never to be confused with Beirut!)
Ludwig van Beethovenlood-vig fahn bay-toh-ven [audio sample]
Alban Bergahl-bahn behrg [audio sample]
Heinrich von Biberhiyn-rikh fon bee-ber [audio sample]
Karl Boehmböm [audio sample] (or approximately, bu(r)m)
Willi Boskovskyvil-lee bos-koff-skee [audio sample]
Frans Brüggenfrahns brü-gen [audio sample] (it's actually Dutch, but don't say it that way)
Hans von Bülowfon -loh [audio sample]
Dietrich Buxtehudebooks-teh-hood-uh [audio sample]
Jörg Demusyurg day-moos [audio sample]
Kurt Equiluzkoort ay-kvee-loots [audio sample]
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskaudee-trisch fih-sher dees-kow [audio sample]
Friedrich von Flotowfree-drisch fon flaw-toh [audio sample]
Wilhelm Furtwänglervill-helm foort-vehn-gler [audio sample]
Gächinger Kantoreigaysch-ing-er kahn-tor-iy [audio sample]
Michael Gielenmee-schiyl gee-lehn [audio sample]
Andreas Groethuysenahn-dray-ahs grö-toy-zen [audio sample] (the name is Dutch, but he is German)
Ernst Haefligerhef-li-ger [audio sample]
Georg Friedrich Händelgay-org free-drisch hehn-dehl [audio sample] (German version)
George Frederic Handel"George Frederic Handle" [audio sample] (English version)
Paul Hindemithpowl hin-de-mit [audio sample] (rhymes with "pit", NOT with "myth")
Johann Nepomuk Hummelyoh-hahn nep-uh-mook hoo-mel [audio sample] (oo as in "book")
Eugen Jochumoy-ghen yoh-khum [audio sample]
Herbert von Karajanhehr-bert fon kah-rah-yahn [audio sample]
Rudolf Kemperoo-dolf kem-puh [audio sample]
Walter Klienvahl-ter kleen [audio sample]
Hans Knappertsbuschknah-perts-boosh [audio sample] (rhymes with "bush")
Franz Lehárlay-har [audio sample]
Gustav Leonhardtgoos-tahv lay-on-hart [audio sample]
Emmy Looseem-mee loh-zuh [audio sample]
Kurt Masurkoort mah-zoor [audio sample]
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozartvohlf-gahng ah-ma-day-oos moht-zart [audio sample]
Hermann Preyhehr-mahn priy [audio sample] (rhymes with "rye", NOT with "ray")
RIASspell out, or say ree-ahs [audio sample]; acronym for Radio in the American Sector (of Berlin, during the Cold War)
Artur Schnabelahr-toor shnah-bel [audio sample]
Othmar Schoeckot-mar shök [audio sample]
Arnold Schoenbergschön-berg [audio sample]
Robert Schumannro-behrt shoo-mahn [audio sample]
Elisabeth Schwarzkopfeh-lee-zah-beht shvarts-kopf [audio sample]
Staatskapelleshtahts-kuh-pell-uh [audio sample]
Richard Straussree-khard shtrows [audio sample] (rhymes with "house")
Klaus Tennstedtklows tenn-shtet [audio sample]
Christian Thielemannkris-tyahn tee-leh-mahn [audio sample]
Richard Wagnerree-khard vahg-ner [audio sample]
Kurt Weillkoort viyl [audio sample] (like the word "vile"); though after he emigrated to the United States he was known as kurt "while" [audio sample]
Hugo Wolfhoo-go volf [audio sample]
Fritz Wunderlichvoon-der-lisch [audio sample] (or voon-der-likh)

Titles:

Also sprach Zarathustraahl-zoh shprakh tsah-rah-toos-trah [audio sample]
Davidsbündlertänzedah-veedz-bünd-ler-tents-uh [audio sample]
Dichterliebedisch-ter-lee-buh [audio sample]
Götterdämmerunggö-ter-dehm-mer-oong [audio sample]
Grosse Fugegro-suh foo-guh [audio sample] (or just say "Great Fugue")
Gurreliedergurr-uh-lee-der [audio sample]
Kinderszenenkin-der-stsay-nen [audio sample] (a common approximation is kin-der-zay-nen [audio sample])
Tannhäusertahn-hoy-zer [audio sample]
Verklärte Nachtfehr-klehr-tuh nahkht [audio sample]

Dutch/Flemish

Anner Bylsmaah-ner bilz-muh [audio sample]
Concertgebouw Orchestrakuhn-sehrt-guh-bow [audio sample] (rhymes with "now")
Bernard Haitinkbehr-nard hiy-teenk [audio sample]
Wieland Kuijkenwee-luhnd kow-ken [audio sample] (Dutch w = v, but Flemish w = w)
Sigiswald Kuijkensee-gihs-wahlt [audio sample]
Barthold Kuijkenbar-tolt [audio sample]
Jaap ter Lindenyahp tehr lin-den [audio sample]

Danish/Swedish/Norwegian

Franz Berwaldfrans behr-vahld [audio sample]
Niels Gadeneelz gah-thuh [audio sample] (last syllable as in the word "the")
Mariss Jansonsmar-iss yahn-sohns [audio sample]
Per Nørgårdpehr nör-gor [audio sample]
Leif Segerstamlayf say-ger-stahm [audio sample]
Elisabeth Söderström-der-strum [audio sample] (initial s is NOT z as in German)
Wilhelm Stenhammarvil-helm sten-hahm-er [audio sample]
Erik T. Tawaststjernatah-vahst-shtehr-nah (or simplify to tah-vahs-chehr-nah [audio sample])
Mogens Wöldikemo-wens völ-di-keh [audio sample]

Title:

Peer GyntAnglicized as peer ghint [audio sample], though original Norwegian = pehr yünt [audio sample]

French and related

Adolphe-Charles Adamah-dolf sharl ah-dahm [audio sample]
Charles-Henri Alkansharl awn-ree ahl-kahn [audio sample]
Ernest Ansermetehr-nest ahn-sehr-may [audio sample]
Auberoh-behr [audio sample]
Beaux Arts Trio"Boze Ar" [audio sample] or "Boze Art", but definitely not "Bow Art"
Hector Berliozbehr-lee-ohz [audio sample]
Georges Bizetzhorzh bee-zay [audio sample]
Leon Boellmannlay-ohn boh-ell-mahn [audio sample]
Nadia Boulangernahd-ya boo-lahn-zhay [audio sample]
Pierre Boulezpyehr boo-lez [audio sample]
Robert Cadadesusroh-behr kah-sah-deh- [audio sample]
Charpentiershar-pahn-tyay [audio sample]
René Clemencicre-nay kleh-mahn-seek [audio sample]
François Couperinfrahn-swah koo-per-an [audio sample]
Claude Debussyklohd deh-bü-see [audio sample]
Michel-Richard Delalandemee-shel ree-shar duh lah-lawnd [audio sample]
Leo Delibeslay-oh deh-leeb [audio sample]
Guillaume Dufayghee-yohm dü-fiy [audio sample] (rhymes with "sky")
Paul Dukaspol dü-kah [audio sample]
Henri Dutilleuxawn-ree dü-tee- [audio sample] (or doo-tee-yuh)
Charles Dutoitsharl dü-twah [audio sample]
Pierre Fournierpyehr foor-nyay [audio sample]
Arthur Honeggerar-tur on-neh-gehr [audio sample]
Jacques Ibertzhak ee-behr [audio sample]
Vincent D'Indyvan-son dahn-dee [audio sample]
Josquin Des Prezzho-skan day pray [audio sample]
Charles Koechlinsharl kösh-lan [audio sample]
Olivier Messiaenoh-lee-vee-yay mess-see-ehn [audio sample]
Darius Milhauddah-ree-üs mee-yoh [audio sample]
Pierre Monteuxpyehr mon- [audio sample] (or mon-tuh)
Francis Poulencfrahn-sees poo-lenk [audio sample]
Christophe Roussetroo-say [audio sample]
Camille Saint-SaŽnskuh-meel sahn-sawnz [audio sample]
Gérard Souzayzhehr-ard soo-zay [audio sample]
Jean-Yves Thibaudetzhahn-eev tee-boh-day [audio sample]
Eugène Ysäyeö-zhehn ee-ziy [audio sample]

Titles:

Bransle (an early-baroque dance)brahn-luh [audio sample] (last syllable very short)
Jeuxzhö [audio sample]
Lakmélahk-may [audio sample]
Les Nuits d'étélay nwee day-tay [audio sample]

Italian

Luciano Berioloo-tchahn-oh bay-ree-oh [audio sample]
Luigi Boccheriniloo-ee-jee bok-keh-ree-nee [audio sample]
Luigi Cherubiniloo-ee-jee kehr-roo-bee-nee [audio sample]
Luigi Dallapiccoladah-lah-pee-koh-lah [audio sample]
Giovanni Gabrielijo-vahn-nee gah-bree-el-lee [audio sample] (first name has only three syllables!)
Carlo Maria Giulinijoo-lee-nee [audio sample]
Pietro Mascagnipyay-troh mah-skahn-yee [audio sample]
Gian Carlo Menottidjahn (similar to "John") kar-lo me-not-tee [audio sample]
Luciano Pavarottiloo-chah-noh [audio sample]
Ottorino Respighiot-toh-ree-noh res-pee-ghee [audio sample]
Giuseppe Sinopolijoo-zeh-peh see-noh-poh-lee [audio sample]

Titles:

Così fan tuttekoh-zee fahn too-teh [audio sample]
La Forza del Destinolah for-tsah dehl des-tee-noh [audio sample]
Francesca da Riminifran-cheh-ska dah ree-mee-nee [audio sample]
Gianni Schicchijahn-nee skee-kee [audio sample]
Semiramideseh-mee-rah-mee-day [audio sample]
Il Trovatoreeel troh-vah-toh-ray [audio sample]

Romanian

Sergiu Celibidachesehr-joo chel-ih-bih-dah-kay [audio sample]
Ileana Cotrubasee-leh-ah-nah koht-roo-bahsh [audio sample] (in Romanian this s carries a diacritic to distinguish it from an ordinary s sound, but it's almost never printed this way by non-Romanians)

Spanish

Carlos Chávezkar-lohs tchah-vays [audio sample] (or tchah-vehz)
Plácido Domingoplah-thee-doh [audio sample] (European Spanish c/z = th instead of s)
Manuel de Fallamahn-well day fiy-yah [audio sample]
Alberto Ginasterahee-nah-stehr-ah [audio sample]
Jesus López-Coboshay-sooss loh-pays koh-bohs [audio sample]

Title:

El Amor Brujoayl ah-mor broo-hoh [audio sample]

Portuguese

Guiomar Novaesghee-yoh-mar no-viysh [audio sample]
Maria João Piresmah-ree-ah zhoh-own peer-esh [audio sample]
Heitor Villa-Loboshay-tor vee-lah loh-boosh [audio sample]

Titles:

Bachianas Brasileirasbah-kee-yah-nuhsh brah-zee-lehr-uhsh [audio sample]
Chôrosshoh-roosh [audio sample]

Russian and related

Irina Arkhipovaee-ree-nah ar-khee-po-vah [audio sample]
Vladimir Ashkenazyvla-dee-meer ahsh-ken-ah-zee [audio sample] (Anglicized vla-di-meer [audio sample] is also fine)
Alexander Borodinbohr-ruh-deen [audio sample] (this is Anglicized; full Russian is bah-rah-deen)
Fyodor Chaliapinshahl-lyah-pin [audio sample] (it's a French spelling, thus ch = sh)
Sofia Gubaidulinagoo-biy-doo-lee-nah [audio sample]
Aram Khachaturiankatch-uh-toor-ee-uhn [audio sample] (Anglicized); technically it should be more like khah-chah-toor-yahn [audio sample])
Evgeny Kissinyev-geh-nee kis-sin [audio sample]
Marina Mescheriakovamesh-chehr-yah-ko-va [audio sample] (a more standard transliteration of the Russian would be Meshcheryakova)
Modest Mussorgskymo-dest [audio sample]
Sergei Prokofievsehr-gay pro-kohff-yeff [audio sample] (or somewhat Anglicized pro-kohff-ee-yev)
Mstislav Rostropovichmstee-slahff ros-tro-poh-vitch [audio sample] (or Anglicized mist-ih-slahv [audio sample])
Gennady Rozhdestvenskygeh-nah-dee rozh-dyest-ven-skee [audio sample] (rozh-dest-ven-skee [audio sample] is also common)
Rodion Shchedrinruh-dyohn sheh-dreen [audio sample] (shch is really just a longish sh)
Dmitri Shostakovichdmee-tree shos-tah-koh-vitch [audio sample]
Evgeny Svetlanovyev-geh-nee svet-lahn-off [audio sample]
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovskypyoh-tr eel-yich chiy-koff-skee [audio sample]
Yuri Temirkanovteh-meer-kahn-off [audio sample]

Title:

Evgeny Oneginyev-geh-nee [audio sample] (or Anglicized "Eugene" [audio sample]) oh-nyeh-gin

Czech/Slovak

As mentioned above, the names marked below with asterisks are displayed without all their proper diacritics. This amounts to incorrect spelling, a practice which is misleading but unfortunately common in the record industry. The fully correct spellings can be found on a special Central European list.

Antonín Dvorák *dvor-zhahk [audio sample]
Rudolf Firkusny *feer-koosh-nee [audio sample]
Edita Gruberováeh-dee-tah groo-behr-oh-vah [audio sample]
Leos Janácek *lay-ohsh yahn-ah-chek [audio sample]
Ernst Krenek *krzhen-ek [audio sample] (or kzhen-ek)
Rafael Kubelikkoo-be-lik [audio sample]
Bohuslav Martinu *boh-hoo-slahv mar-ti-noo [audio sample]
Ivan Moravecee-vahn mor-a-vets [audio sample]
Josef Pálenícek *yoh-sef pah-leh-ni-chek [audio sample]
Ivan Parík *ee-vahn par-zheek [audio sample]
Václav Smetácek *vahts-lahf smeh-ta-chek [audio sample]
Bedrich Smetana *bed-rzheekh (or bed-zheekh) smeh-ta-na [audio sample]
Karl Stamic (or Stamitz)stah-mits [audio sample]
Josef Sukyoh-seff sook [audio sample] (rhymes with "book")
Václav Talichvahts-lahf tah-likh [audio sample]
Jirí Válek *yeer-zhee vah-lek [audio sample]
Jan Krtitel Vanhal *yahn kerzh-tee-tl vahn-hahl [audio sample]
Jan Václav Hugo Vorísek *yahn vahts-lahf hoo-goh vor-zhi-shek [audio sample]

Titles:

Taras Bulbatah-rahs bool-bah [audio sample]
Jenufayeh-noo-fah [audio sample]
Vltavavuhl-tah-vah [audio sample]
Mladymlah-dih [audio sample]

Polish

As mentioned above, the names marked below with asterisks are displayed without all their proper diacritics. This amounts to incorrect spelling, a practice which is misleading but unfortunately common in the record industry. The fully correct spellings can be found on a special Central European list.

Henryk Góreckihen-rik goo-rets-kee [audio sample]
Mieczyslaw Horszowski *myeh-chih-swahff hor-shoff-skee [audio sample]
Wanda Landowskavahn-da lahn-doff-ska [audio sample]
Witold Lutoslawski *vee-tolt loo-to-swahf-skee [audio sample]
Krzysztof Pendereckikzhish-toff pen-der-ets-kee [audio sample]
Artur Rodzinskiar-toor ro-jin-skee [audio sample]
Henryk Szeringhen-rihk shehr-ring [audio sample]
Karol Szymanowskishih-ma-noff-skee [audio sample]

Hungarian

György Cziffrajörj tseef-ra [audio sample]
Ernst von Dohnányiehrnst fon dokh-nahn-yee [audio sample] (first name is Germanicized version of Hungarian Ernö)
Antál Dorátiahn-tahl doh-rah-tee [audio sample]
Ferenc Fricsayfeh-rents free-tchoy [audio sample]
István Kertészeesht-vahn kehr-tayss [audio sample]
Zoltan Kodályzohl-tahn koh-dah-yee [audio sample]
György Ligetijurj lih-geh-tee [audio sample]
Miklos Rozsameek-lohsh roh-zhah [audio sample]
György Sándorjurj shahn-dor [audio sample]
Georg Soltigay-org shol-tee [audio sample] (Anglicized "George" is also fine [audio sample])
Jozsef Szigetiyoh-zhef sih-geh-tee [audio sample]
Joseph Szigetiyoh-sef [audio sample] (Germanicized version, more common than Jozsef)
Takács String Quartettaw-kahtch [audio sample]
Sandor Veghshahn-dor vayg [audio sample]

Title:

Csárdáschar-dahsh [audio sample]

Finnish/Estonian

Neeme Järvinay-muh yehr-vee [audio sample]
Robert Kajanuskiy-yah-noos [audio sample]
Joonas Kokkonenyoh-nahs koh-ko-nen [audio sample]
Olli Mustonenoh-lee moos-toh-nin [audio sample]
Arvo Pärtpehrt [audio sample]
Einojuhani Rautavaaraay-no-yoo-hah-nee row-ta-vah-ra [audio sample] ("row" rhymes with "now")
Aulis Sallinenow-lis sah-li-nen [audio sample]
Essa-Pekka Saloneness-ah peh-kah sah-luh-nen [audio sample]
Jukka-Pekka Sarasteyoo-kah peh-kah sah-rah-stay [audio sample]

Titles:

Kalevalakah-leh-vah-lah [audio sample]
Lemminkäinen's Returnleh-min-kiy-nen [audio sample] (Anglicized); technically should be more like leh-min-kay-ee-nen

British and American (not as easy as you think)

The problem with English is that its spelling is less consistent than any of the other languages treated in this guide. So even if it is your native language, you may not find it obvious how to pronounce the following names. Many of the American names come originally from German, French etc., but have been adapted to American culture, so that following the rules of the original language will lead you astray.

George Antheilann-tile [audio sample]
Cathy Berberianber-behr-ee-un [audio sample] (American)
Lennox Berkeleylehn-ux bark-lee [audio sample]
Richard Bonyngebahn-eeng [audio sample] (British)
Sir Adrian Boultay-dree-en bolt [audio sample]
Leonard Bernstein"burn"-stine [audio sample] (rhymes with "pine")
Jan Degaetani(American) "Jan" dih-giy-uh-tah-nee [audio sample]
Frederick Deliusdee-lee-us [audio sample]
David del Tredicitreh-dih-chee [audio sample]
John Dowlanddoh-lund [audio sample] (dow-lund [audio sample] is also ok)
Kathleen Ferrierfehr-ee-ur [audio sample]
Roger Goeb(American) "Roger" gayb [audio sample]
Alan Hovhanesshoh-vahn-ness [audio sample]
Monica Huggetthug-it [audio sample]
Maria Jettejet-ee [audio sample]
Leon Kirchnerkersh-ner [audio sample] (American)
Raymond Leppardleh-pard [audio sample] (equal stress on both syllables)
James Levinele-vine [audio sample] (rhymes with "vine" and "Bernstein")
Nathan Milsteinmill-stine [audio sample] (like "Bernstein")
Gervase de Payerjehr-vayz duh pay-er [audio sample] (British)
Vincent Persichettiper-sih-ket-tee [audio sample]
Henry Purcell"purr"-sl [audio sample] (ALWAYS stress the first syllable)
George Rochbergrock-brg [audio sample]
Frederic Rzewskizheff-skee [audio sample] (pronounced just like Polish)
Peter Schikeleshi-kul-lee [audio sample]
Gunther Schuller(American) gun-ther shoo-ler [audio sample]
William Schumanshoo-mn [audio sample] (American; not like "Schumann")
Gil Shahamghil (hard "g") sha-hahm [audio sample] (Israeli origin)
Ivan Tcherepninee-vahn tcher-rep-nin [audio sample]
Bryn Terfelbrinn tehr-vl [audio sample] (Welsh)
Ralph Vaughan Williamsrafe vawn "Williams" [audio sample]
Ellen Taafe Zwilichtayf zwil-ik [audio sample]

other languages, mixtures, and idiosyncracies

Here's a sampling of musical names with miscellaneous peculiarities that make proper pronunciation less than obvious:

Thomas Adèsa-des [audio sample] (British, though the surname originates in Egypt)
Arleen Augeroh-zhay [audio sample] (American "Arleen")
Martha Argerichmar-ta ar-ger-isch [audio sample] (she's Argentinian, but pronounced like German)
Daniel Barenboimbar-en-boym [audio sample] (NOT "bear"-en-boym)
Jorge Bolet"George" bo-lett [audio sample] (Cuban, and conventionally mispronounced)
Frantisek Xaver Brixifrahn-ti-shek zah-vehr bree-xee [audio sample] (technically there should be a hacek on the s)
Paata Burchuladzepah-tuh bur-khu-lah-dzuh [audio sample] (Georgian)
Montserrat Caballemon-seh-raht kah-bahl-yay [audio sample] (Catalán)
Riccardo Chaillyshiy-ee [audio sample]
Alfred Cortotal-fred cor-toh [audio sample]
Cesar Cuisay-zar kwee [audio sample] (he's Russian, really)
Carl Czerny"chair"-nee [audio sample]
Georges Enescozhorzh eh-nehs-koh [audio sample] (French version of Romanian Enescu)
Montserrat Figuerasmon-seh-raht fee-gehr-rahs [audio sample] (Catalán)
Angela Gheorghiugay-or-gyoo [audio sample] (Romanian)
Emil Gilelsay-meel ghil-elz [audio sample] (hard g)
Reinhold Glièreriyn-hold glee-ehr [audio sample] (German + French; yet he's actually Russian...)
Gothenburg Symphonygah-thin-brg [audio sample] (Anglicized version of Swedish Göteborg)
Nikolaus Harnoncourtnih-ko-"louse" ar-non-koor [audio sample] (or Anglicized har-nuhn-koort [audio sample])
Philippe Herreweghefil-leep hehr-eh-vay-guh [audio sample] (Belgian = French + Flemish)
Jascha Horensteinyah-shuh hor-en-shtiyn [audio sample]
René Jacobsreh-nay yah-kobs [audio sample]
Antonio Janigroahn-toh-nyoh yah-nee-groh [audio sample]
Kiri te Kanawakee-ree teh kah-nuh-wuh [audio sample] (the name is Maori, from New Zealand)
Orlandus Lassuslahs-oos [audio sample] (Latin version)
Roland de Lassusro-lahn duh lah- [audio sample] (French version)
Orlando di Lasso(Italian version [audio sample]; all three are the same person)
Zdenek Mácalzdeh-nyek mah-tsahl [audio sample] (hacek on the second e), but he is more widely known by the Americanized version: zdeh-nek muh-kall [audio sample])
Franck Martinfrahnk mar-tan [audio sample] (Swiss, NOT British or American!)
Zubin Mehtazoo-bin may-tuh [audio sample] (Indian)
Yehudi Menuhinye-hoo-dee men-yoo-in [audio sample] (Anglicized pronunciation of an Israeli name)
Dimitri Mitropoulosmih-troh-poo-los [audio sample] (Greek)
Frederic Mompoufreh-der-eek mom-poo [audio sample] (Catalán)
Charles Munchsharl münsh [audio sample] (or Americanized: "Charles Moonch" [audio sample])
Václav Neumannvats-lahf noy-mahn [audio sample] (Czech + German)
Seiji Ozawasay-jee oh-zah-wah [audio sample] (Japanese)
Antonín Rejcha (Anton Reicha)riy-khuh [audio sample] (Czech, but usually spelled and pronounced as German)
Sviatoslav Richtersfyah-to-slahv rikh-ter [audio sample] (Russian + German)
Jordi Savalljor-dee suh-vahl [audio sample] (Catalán)
Alfred Schnittkeshnitt-kuh [audio sample] (actually Russian, but a German name)
Skip Sempésehm-pay [audio sample]
Jean Sibeliuszhahn sih-bay-lyoos [audio sample] (Finnish composer, but first name is French, last is Latin)
Jan Sibeliusyahn [audio sample] (Swedish version, though Sibelius preferred the French)
George Szellsell [audio sample] (Hungarian last name)
Mitsuko Uchidamee-ts-koh oo-chee-da [audio sample] (Japanese, with very short voiceless u between consonants)
Roger Voisin"Roger" (as in English) vwah-zan [audio sample]
Charles-Marie Widorsharl-ma-ree vee-dor [audio sample]
Iannis Xenakisyah-nis zeh-nah-kis [audio sample] (Greek)
Pinchas Zuckermanpeen-kus zoo-ker-mn [audio sample] (Israeli name somewhat Anglicized)

Titles:

Carmina Buranakar-mee-nah boo-rah-nah [audio sample] (Latin)
Terpsichoreterp-sih-kor-ree [audio sample] (ancient Greek)

Ensemble names

Most of these are just peculiar enough not to fit neatly in any linguistic category.

Capriccio Stravagantekuh-pree-chee-oh strah-vah-gahn-tay [audio sample]
Collegium Aureumko-lay-ghee-oom ow-ree-oom [audio sample] (hard g in "Collegium")
Collegium Musicumko-lay-ghee-oom moo-zee-koom [audio sample]
Concentus Musicus Wienkuhn-tsen-tus moo-zee-kus veen [audio sample] (or "of Vienna" instead of "Wien")
Ensemble Intercontemporainahn-sahm-bluh an-tehr-kon-tahm-por-ehn [audio sample]
Hespèrion XXhehs-pehr-ee-un "twenty" [audio sample] (or "twenty-one" for their more recent recordings)
Sequentiasee-quen-tsee-uh [audio sample]
Tragicomediatra-ji-ko-may-dee-uh [audio sample]

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