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Welcome to the composers page
 
Here is a biography and list of works by the major composers of each period, from the middle ages to the present.
 
There will be NO music on this site from the 1950's onwards and anything composed from that time is still under copyright.

MIDDLE AGES 1101-1400

Hildegarde of Bingen, Adam de la Halle, Guillaume de Machaut, Perotin.

RENAISSANCE 1401-1600

John Dowland, John Bull, Thomas Tallis, Claudio Monteverdi, William Byrd, Alonso Mudarra, Giovanni Palestrina, Michael Praetorius.

BAROQUE 1601-1750

Tomaso Albinoni, Johann Sebastian Bach, Jeremiah Clarke, François Couperin, Georg Frideric Handel, Johann Pachelbel, Giovanni Batista Pergolesi, Henry Purcell, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Domenico Scarlatti, Georg Philipp Telemann, Antonio Vivaldi.

CLASSICAL 1751-1820

Johann Christian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nicolo Paganini, Franz Schubert, Carl Mario von Weber.

ROMANTIC 1821-1880

Isaac Albeniz, Hector Berlioz, George Bizet, Alexander Borodin, Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin, Antonin Dvorak, Gabriel Fauré, Edvard Grieg, Franz Liszt, Gustav Mahler, Felix Mendelssohn, Modest Mussorgsky, Giacomo Puccini, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Gioacchino Rossini, Camille Saint-Saëns, Robert Schumann, Bedrich Smetana, John Philip Sousa, Johann Strauss II, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Guiseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner.

IMPRESSIONIST 1881-1900

Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Erik Satie

20th CENTURY 1901-2000

Samuel Barber, Béla Bartok, Amy Beach, Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten, John Cage, Aaron Copland, Frederick Delius, Paul Dukas, Edward Elgar, George Enescu, George Gershwin, Percy Grainger, Gustav Holst, Aram Khachaturian, Zoltan Kodaly, Ernesto Lecuona, Olivier Messiaen, Carl Orff, Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninov, Alexander Scriabin, D'mitri Shostakovich, Jean Sibelius, Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky, Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Walton

21st CENTURY 2001- Present

William Orbit, Joby Talbot, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Ennio Morricone, Paul McCartney, Henryk Gorecki, Philip Glass, Howard Shore, Karl Jenkins, Sarah Class, Arvo Part, Ludovico Einaudi.

To bring classical music back into popularity!