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Josquin Des Prez

1440–1521

Pierre de La Rue

1460–1518

Thomas Tallis

1505-1585

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

1526–1594

Orlando de Lassus

1530–1594

William Byrd

1543–1623

Giovanni Gabrieli

1553–1612

Claudio Monteverdi

1567–1643

Heinrich Schütz

1585-1672

Arcangelo Corelli

1653-1713

Henry Purcell

1659-1695
1678-1741

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741) was an Italian violinist, priest and composer. He is best known for Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons), a cycle of four violin concerts, but has written over 700 compositions for many instrumental together with vocal genres.

Georg Philipp Telemann

1681-1767

Jean-Philippe Rameau

1683-1764

George Frideric Handel

1685-1759
1685–1750

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was a German composer of baroque music, organist, harpsichordist, violinist, music teacher and conductor. He is regarded by most musicians as one of the greatest and most influential composers in the history of classical music

Domenico Scarlatti

1685-1757

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

1714-1788

Christoph Willibald Gluck

1714-1787

Franz Joseph Haydn

1732-1809

Luigi Boccherini

1743-1805

Antonio Salieri

1750-1825

Muzio Clementi

1752-1832
1756–1791

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was a composer, pianist, violinist and conductor from the principality of Salzburg. He excelled in every current form of music of his time, in particular in opera, the symphony, the piano concerto and chamber music.

1770–1827

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a German composer, musician, virtuoso and conductor. His style ties in directly with that of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn, with whom he is counted among the First Viennese School. He brought classicism to completion and introduced romance.

1782–1840

Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840) was an Italian violinist and composer, whose virtuosity on his instrument has become legendary, partly due to carefully cultivated mysteries about his personality.

Franz Schubert

1797–1828

Vincenzo Bellini

1801–1835

Hector Berlioz

1803–1869

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel

1805–1847

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

1809–1847
1810–1849

Frédéric François Chopin (1810-1849) was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist from Romanticism. He is generally regarded as the greatest composer that Poland has produced and is one of the greatest music poets in the history of music. His music, a personal fusion of Western European classical elements and the traditional Polish, makes more use of the expressive and technical properties of the piano than the music of any other composer.

Robert Schumann

1810–1856
1811–1886

Franz Liszt (1811-1886) was a Hungarian composer and pianist. He is considered one of the greatest piano virtuosos of all time. He was also a successful and prominent piano teacher and a major music reformer and innovator; the symphonic poem and the piano recital are attributed to him.

Richard Wagner

1813–1883

Giuseppe Verdi

1813–1901

Jacques Offenbach

1819–1880

Johann Strauss II

1825–1899

Johannes Brahms

1833–1897

Georges Bizet

1838–1875
1840–1893

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) was a Russian composer, considered one of the greatest composers of the time of high romance. In addition to six symphonies, he wrote symphonic poems, ten operas, piano works, string quartets and violin music.

Antonin Dvorák

1841–1904

Jules Massenet

1842–1912

Edvard Grieg

1843–1907

Edward Elgar

1857– 1934

Giacomo Puccini

1858–1924

Gustav Mahler

1860–1911

Claude Debussy

1862–1918

Richard Strauss

1864–1949

Jean Sibelius

1865–1957
1873–1943

Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff was a Russian composer, pianist and music teacher. He is considered one of the most important pianists of the 20th century and was a continuation of Russian Romanticism as a composer.

Arnold Franz Walter Schönberg

1874–1951

Joseph Maurice Ravel

1875–1937

Béla Bartók

1881–1945

Igor Stravinsky

1882–1971

Alban Berg

1885–1935

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

1891–1953

Dmitri Shostakovich

1906–1975

Samuel Barber

1910–1981

Benjamin Britten

1913–1976