Aaron Copland Information about Aaron Copland, who as much as anyone, established American concert music through his compositions, polemics, promotions, and just plain hard work.
Adolphe-Charles Adam General information about Adolphe-Charles Adam who at the age of 28 won acclaim for a comic opera and thereafter produced an average of two operas a year until his death at the age of 52.
Alexander Agricola General information about Alexander Agricola who, during his lifetime, was hailed by some writers as the greatest composer in Europe.
American Brahms Society The American Brahms Society is a non-profit, learned organization which actively seeks to foster and disseminate research on the life, music, and historical position of Brahms. The Society publishes a biannual Newsletter, issues a series of Brahms Studies, awards the Karl Geiringer Scholarship in Brahms Studies, and maintains a Brahms Archive and Research Center.
Antoine Brumel General information about Antoine Brumel, who was a top composer in the Franco-Flemish tradition during the time of Josquin and Obrecht.
Antoine Busnoys This web site has general information about Antoine Busnoys, who was perhaps the most highly regarded composer at the court of Burgundy during the final days of the luxurious Duchy.
Antonin Dvorak This site has Symphonies, List of Works, Picture Gallery, and Bibliography.
Antonio Caldara Information about Antonio Caldara, who is not a name many would recognise let alone regard as one of the 'great' composers of the Baroque, yet during his own lifetime and long after his death he was held in high esteem by composers and theoreticians alike.
BEETHOVEN 1770-1827 This site has an outline of The Life of Beethoven, including his Works & Symphonies.
Benjamin Britten General information about Benjamin Britten, a popular British composer of operas, such as Peter Grimes (1941), and many other musical forms, including choral and orchestral music and solo vocal music.
Charles-Valentin Alkan General information about Charles-Valentin Alkan, who at the age of five Alkan was enrolled in the Paris Conservatory of Music, the breeding ground of many outstanding musicians and composers in the Nineteenth Century.
Classical Net - Composer Master Index Index listing those composers for which there is a dedicated page at this site that may include a biography, recommended works, recommended recordings, and other related reviews and articles.
Claude Debussy General information about Claude Debussy, French composer of piano music, opera, cantatas, ballets, and orchestral and chamber works.
Claude Debussy This site has biography, list of works, selected clips, and more.
Composer Timeline From Tim Cordell, this list includes composers from the 11th. century through to the 20th. century.
Cool Composers Information,games, and more, about Bach,Beethoven,Bizet, Haydn, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky.
Delius, Frederick General information about Frederick Delius, who wrote music that is ephemeral, elusive, and sensuous, and although he is sometimes called an "English Impressionist," his is music which reflects the composer's emotional reactions.
Elliott Carter Elliott Carter (b. 1908, New York), though a late bloomer in both individual style and in renown, has established himself as one of the most influential figures in American new music.
Ernst Bacon General information about Ernst Bacon, one of that pioneering generation of composers, along with Virgil Thomson, Aaron Copland, Roy Harris, and others, who found a voice for American music.
Ferdinando Carulli General information about Carulli, who was a noted performer of and advocate of the guitar, for which he wrote numerous pieces, and on which he authored a widely disseminated treatise, Harmony Applied to the Guitar.
Franz Josef Haydn This site has a Biography of the Austrian Composer Franz Josef Haydn.
Frederic Chopin Tribute The Frederic Chopin Tribute web site has Biography, Images, Links, and Midi Files of the music.
Georges Bizet This site has general information about Georges Bizet, French composer of piano, vocal, and dramatic music known for the opera Carmen (1875).
Gregorio Allegri General information about Gregorio Allegri, who composed a number of masses, motets, and a small number of instrumental works, including a four-part sonata for string ensemble that might be considered an important early string quartet.
Gustave Charpentier General information about Gustave Charpentier, whose one enduring composition is the opera Louise, dedicated to his then mistress by that name, for which he also wrote the libretto.
Hector Berlioz This site has general information about Hector Berlioz, renowned French orchestrator and composer of Symphonie fantastique (1830) and opera, vocal, and choral music.
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber General information about Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Austrian violinist and composer who became the most celebrated violin virtuoso of the 17th century.
Igor Stravinsky Information about Igor Stravinsky, the Russian/international composer who began two of the major strains of contemporary music.
Johann Christian Bach General information about Johann Christian Bach, who was the 11th son of J. S. Bach and the youngest to live to maturity.
Johannes Brahms General information about Johannes Brahms, German composer of major works in all forms except opera, including symphonies, lieder, and solo piano music.
Johannes Brahms Biography and Johannes Brahms, includes list of works, and selected clips.
Ludwig van Beethoven General information about Ludwig van Beethoven, whose Beethoven's symphonies, quartets, concertos, and piano sonatas are significant advances in their respective genres, revealing a passion marking the move from the classical to the romantic period.
Luigi Boccherini This site has general information about Luigi Boccherini, who, though he was born in Lucca to a musical family, by the time he was 14 he'd travelled to Vienna to play in an orchestra there.
Milton Byron Babbitt General information about Milton Byron Babbitt, who was one of the foremost contributors to the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Centre - the principal centre for tape and electronic music in the United States.
Music History 102 A Guide to Western Composers and their Music from the Middle Ages to the Present.
Pierre Boulez General information about Pierre Boulez, who is not only the most renowned French composer of his generation, but also a brilliant conductor and pianist, teacher, author of articles and books about new music and probably the strictest critic of traditional music business.
Robert Carver Information about Robert Carver (c.1485-c.1570), who was perhaps the greatest of Scottish composers, and one of the most dynamic of early Renaissance British composers.
Samuel Barber General information about American composer Samuel Barber, who often confuses critics. He founded no school; he stuck to no one style.
Scott Joplin Scott Joplin was an American composer. He was born on November 24, 1868 in Bowie County, Texas. He died April 1, 1917 in New York City.
Tomaso Albinoni General information about Tomaso Albinoni, a famed Italian violinist and prolific composer in all forms, including opera (Rodrigo in Algeri, 1702) and secular instrumental works (Adagio for Organ & Strings).
Vincenzo Bellini General information about Vincenzo Bellini, an Italian composer noted for skill in writing long, flowing, graceful, and inventive melodies.
Vivaldi, Antonio This site has a Biography, List of Works, Picture Gallery, and selected music clips.
William Cornysh This site has information about William Cornysh, one of the leading English composers of his generation, and well-represented in the major manuscript source of the period, the Eton Choirbook.