Composer Gallery

Here are quick and easy reference guides to the all-time great composers, a roster that we're always expanding. For each composer, you'll find vital statistics (birth, death, nationality), a short biographical sketch and a few fun facts, plus a basic guide to the music and a list of weblinks and resources, plus a few of the most famous tunes and one or two videos. Whether you're heading off to a concert, writing a research paper, looking for reliable, current information, or just want to explore some cool music and video, this is the first stop on your web search.

Chopin, Frédéric

  • Chopin embodies the Romantic ideal of the introverted and reclusive genius. His music is full of unexpected twists and turns, and explores the full  range of Romantic expression through the piano.

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Copland, Aaron

  • 20th-century American composer, often nicknamed "The Dean of American Composers," for the quintessentially American musical sound he created.

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Couperin, François

Composer of the most influential keyboard music of his time, he introduced popular forms and Italian style into French classicism.
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