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  • 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.

  • Benjamin Britten
    The Benjamin Britten web sit has Biography and Principal Works.

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
    General information about Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, who was the second son of J. S. Bach.

  • 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 Composers - Info
    Information site on classical composers.

  • 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.

  • Claude Debussy - The Musical Impressions
    This site has Biography, Works, Picture Gallery, and Midi representations of his music.

  • 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.

  • George Crumb
    Information about his Life and Compositions.

  • 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.

  • Johannes Brahms WebSource
    This site has Work List, Biography, Festivals & Special Events, and more.

  • Johannes Cornago
    General info about Johannes Cornago, who was a Spanish composer, active mainly at the Spanish court in Naples.

  • Johann Georg Albrechtsberger
    General information about Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, who was a renowned organist and revered pedagogue in addition to being a composer.

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    General information about Johann Sebastian Bach, considered by many to have been the greatest composer in the history of western music.

  • John Bull
    General information about John Bull, who was an English organist and composer, renowned for his knowledge of strict counterpoint.

  • John Cage Home Page
    This site has Autobiographical Statement, Annotated Discography, and more.

  • Joseph Haydn
    His biography, list of works, symphonies, along with selected clips.

  • J.S. Bach Home Page
    Information about his life, Complete Works, Recommended Recordings, and more.

  • Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf
    General info about Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian violinist and composer of opera, singspiels, concertos, and instrumental chamber pieces.

  • Leonard Bernstein
    General information about Leonard Bernstein, American composer and pianist who conducted the Boston Symphony and New York Philharmonic Orchestras and wrote music in many forms.

    Read his biography and listen to samples of his music.

  • 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.

  • MaxOpus - Official Web Site of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
    This site has information on each of Max's (Sir Peter Maxwell Davies') 200 published works, with details of performing forces, instrumentation, publishers, commercial recordings and programme notes.

  • 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.

  • Shostakovichiana - Dmitri Shostakovich
    This web site has information about Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich.

  • Sir Arnold Trevor Bax
    General information about Sir Arnold Trevor Bax, British composer of modern classical music.

  • Sir Malcolm Henry Arnold
    General information about Sir Malcolm Henry Arnold, an English composer active from the Second World War onwards.

  • Tchaikovsky
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Biographical info, along with List of Works, and more.

  • The Berlioz Society Home Page
    The Berlioz Society Home Page has information about Hector Berlioz.

  • The Official Leonard Bernstein website
    This site has information and links to Audio Clips, Books, Films, Photographs, and much more dealing with American Composer Leonard Bernstein.

  • 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.

  • Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
    General information about Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, eldest son of J. S. Bach.

  • 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.

    This site has Biography, Music Examples, and Works.

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    This site has Concerts, Biography, Media Library (audio clips), and Compositions.

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