famous composers

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. died on Jul 28, 1750 (age 65)
  • Joseph Haydn

    Joseph Haydn
    a prominent and prolific composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio and his contributions to musical form have earned him the epithets "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String. died on May 31, 1809
  • Mozqart

    Mozart was a classical musician. he died on December 5, 1791. he played the piano
  • beethoven

    did classical music and died in march in 1827
  • Rossini

    an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces.Died on November 13, 1868
  • Franz Schubert

    an Austrian composer. Schubert died at 31 but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. His output consists of over six hundred secular vocal works, seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and piano music. Appreciation of his music while he was alive was limited to a relatively small circle of admirers in Vienna, but interest in his work increased significantly in the decades following his death. died on Nov 19, 1828
  • Richard Wagner

    a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas. died on Feb 13, 1883 (age 69)
  • Johann Strauss II

    an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed over 500 waltzes. died on Jun 03, 1899 (age 73)
  • Johannes Brahms

    a German composer and pianist. died on Apr 03, 1897 (age 63)
  • Puccini

    an Italian composer whose operas are among the important operas played as standards. he died on November 29, 1924
  • Igor Stravinsky

    a Russian composer, pianist and conductor. Apr 06, 1971 (age 88)
  • Cole Porter

    an American composer and songwriter. Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took up music as a profession. died on Oct 15, 1964 (age 73)
  • George Gershwin

    an American composer and pianist. died on Jul 11, 1937 (age 38)
  • Aaron Copland

    an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later in his career a conductor of his own and other American music. died on Dec 02, 1990
  • Ray Charles

    an American singer, songwriter, musician and composer, who is sometimes referred to as "The Genius". died on Jun 10, 2004