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.
20th Century

Debussy, Claude

  • Frenchman Claude Debussy offered a musical alternative to Romanticism. Because he reinterpreted or discarded many of the laws of traditional harmony and form, he is considered one of the fathers of modern music.

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Romantic

Donizetti, Gaetano

Wrote two of the all-time-greatest Italian opera hits, and several more that are widely loved. He was an important influence on Verdi.
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Romantic

Dvořák, Antonin

  • Beloved Czech composer of symphonic, chamber and operatic works. Most famous for the “New World” symphony.

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