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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750) - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) is a German Baroque era (1600-1750) composer who is known as the grandfather of modern music theory - his compositions were so well loved and studied,…
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827) - Ludwig van Beethoven lived within the date range of the Classical Era. Musically he started as a Classical style composer, emulating the work of Mozart and Haydn. He is a…
  • Debussy, Claude (1862-1918) - The primary aim of French music is to give pleasure Claude Debussy Achille-Claude Debussy, though one of the best known Impressionist composers today was not a fan of the Impressionist…
  • Handel, George Frederick (1685-1759) - George Frederick Handel is a German composer from the Baroque Era who is best known for his great choral work Messiah from which his famous Hallelujah Chorus comes. Handel had…
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph (1732-1809) - "Papa" Haydn was also known as the father of the symphony (of which he composed 104!) and grandfather of the string quartet. Though he did not invent these forms, he…
  • Mendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847) - Felix Mendelssohn composed with a combination of the ideas of control and restraint from the Classical Era and the imagination and creativity that characterized the Romantic Era. Many of his…
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a Classical Era composer who loved to compose operas. He was taught music by his father and became a notable touring musician (managed by his father,…
  • Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937) - "Music, I feel, must be emotional first and intellectual second." Maurice Ravel was born in Ciboure, France, near the border with Spain, which created a life-long appreciation of Spanish culture.…
  • Rossini, Gioacchino (1792-1868) - It is no wonder that Gioacchino Rossini composed so many operas - his musical strength in his youth was his voice. He composed 38 operas by the time he was…
  • Stamitz Family – Johann, Carl and Anton - Music was definitely a family activity for the Stamitz family! Johann Stamitz (1717-1757) was a Bohemian-born composer and father to Carl Stamitz (1745-1801) and Anton Stamitz (1750-~1809). All three Classical…

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