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Classical Music Composers

50 of the greatest composers of Western classical music! Learn when they were born, when they died, their nationality, and a few of their most well known works.
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FAMILY TREE
NamePictureBirth YearDeath YearNationalityFamous Work 1Famous Work 2
Johann Sebastian Bach16851750GermanBrandenburg ConcertosMass in B minor
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart17561791AustrianThe Magic FluteSymphony No. 40 in G Minor
Ludwig van Beethoven17701827GermanMoonlight SonataSymphony No. 6 in F major (Pastoral)
Richard Wagner18131883German Tristan und IsoldeDer Ring des Nibelungen
Joseph Haydn17321809AustrianSymphony No. 94 (Surprise)Symphony No. 104 (London)
Johannes Brahms18331897GermanSymphony No. 4 in E minorAcademic Festival Overture
Franz Schubert17971828AustrianSymphony No. 8 (Unfinished)Trout Quintet
Robert Schumann18101856GermanPiano Concerto in A minorFantasiestücke
George Frideric Handel16851759EnglishWater MusicThe Messiah
Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky18401893RussianSwan Lake1812 Overture
Felix Mendelssohn18091847GermanItalian SymphonyA Midsummer Night's Dream
Antonín Dvořák18411904CzechNew World SymphonyAmerican String Quartet
Franz Liszt18111886HungarianHungarian Rhapsody No. 2Sonata in B minor
Frédéric Chopin18101849PolishRevolutionary EtudeFantaisie-Impromptu
Igor Stravinsky18821971RussianThe Rite of SpringThe Firebird
Giuseppe Verdi18131901ItalianAidaOtello
Gustav Mahler18601911AustrianResurrection SymphonySymphony No.1 (Titan)
Sergei Prokofiev18911953RussianPeter and the WolfLieutenant Kijé
Dmitri Shostakovich19061975RussianSymphony No. 5 in D minorSymphony No. 7 (Leningrad)
Richard Strauss18641949GermanAlso sprach ZarathustraTill Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Hector Berlioz18031869FrenchSymphonie fantastiqueGrande Messe des morts
Claude Debussy18621918FrenchChildren's CornerLa mer
Giacomo Puccini18581924ItalianMadama ButterflyLa bohème
Anton Bruckner18241896AustrianSymphony No. 4 (Romantic)Symphony No. 7 in E major
Georg Philipp Telemann16811767GermanViola Concerto in G majorPimpinone
Camille Saint-Saëns18351921FrenchOrgan SymphonyDanse macabre
Jean Sibelius18651957FinnishFinlandiaViolin Concerto in D minor
Maurice Ravel18751937FrenchBoleroDaphnis et Chloé
Sergei Rachmaninoff18731943RussianPiano Concerto No. 2 in C minorRhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Gioacchino Rossini17921868ItalianThe Barber of SevilleWilliam Tell
Edvard Grieg18431907NorwegianPeer Gynt SuitePiano Concerto in A minor
Paul Hindemith18951963GermanMathis der MalerSymphony in B-flat for Band
Béla Bartók18811945HungarianConcerto for OrchestraMusic for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Antonio Vivaldi16781741ItalianThe Four SeasonsLa stravaganza
Georges Bizet18381875FrenchCarmenL'Arlésienne
Modest Mussorgsky18391881RussianPictures at an ExhibitionNight on Bald Mountain
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov18441908RussianScheherazadeCapriccio Espagnol
Johann Strauss II18251899AustrianDie FledermausThe Blue Danube
Henry Purcell16591695EnglishDido and AeneasThe Fairy Queen
George Gershwin18981937AmericanRhapsody in BlueAn American in Paris
Gustav Holst18741934EnglishJupiter, the Bringer of JollityMars, the Bringer of War
Edward Elgar18571934EnglishPomp and CircumstanceEnigma Variations
Alexander Borodin18331887RussianIn the Steppes of Central AsiaPrince Igor
Ralph Vaughan Williams18721958EnglishA Sea SymphonyFantasia on "Greensleeves"
Aaron Copland19001990AmericanAppalachian SpringFanfare for the Common Man
Benjamin Britten19131976EnglishPeter GrimesThe Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Samuel Barber19101981AmericanAdagio for StringsVanessa
Claudio Monteverdi15671643ItalianL'Orfeo
Carl Maria von Weber17861826GermanDer FreischützOberon
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina15251594ItalianMissa Papae Marcelli