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Profiles of the Great  Composers


THIS WEEK'S
COMPOSER

Claude
DEBUSSY
Born:
22 August 1862
Died: 
25 March 1918
age 55

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We are in the zodiac sign of 
VIRGO
August 23 - Sept 22
Composers born under this star sign:

Bernstein
Bruckner
Cage
Dvorak
Holst
Humperdinck
Purcell
Schoenberg


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VIDEO OF THE WEEK

 
Fantasia on Greensleeves
Ralph Vaughan-Williams
This week sees the anniversary of the death of Vaughan-Williams in 1958. Here is one of his most popular works played by the Sierra University Orchestra.


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Select a composer from the alphabetical list further down or choose a category from the list below:

A - Z of composers. Click to select.

Albeniz
Bach
Balakirev
Bartok
Beethoven
Bellini
Berlioz
Bernstein
Bizet
Borodin
Brahms
Britten
Bruckner
Cage
Chopin
Copland
Corelli
Debussy
Delius
Donizetti
Dukas
Dvorak
Elgar
Falla, Manuel
Faure

Gesualdo
Gershwin
Glinka
Gounod
Granados
Grieg
Handel
Haydn
Hildegard
of Bingen

Holst
Humperdinck
Ives
Janacek
Khachaturian
Leoncavallo
Liszt
Mahler
Martinu
Mascagni
Mendelssohn
Messiaen
Monteverdi
Mozart
Mussorgsky
Offenbach
Orff
Pachelbel
Pergolesi
Poulenc
Prokofiev
Puccini
Purcell
Rachmaninoff
Ravel
Rimsky-Korsakov
Rodrigo
Rossini
Saint-Saens
Satie
Schoenberg
Schubert
Schumann
Schumann, Clara
Scriabin
Shostakovich
Sibelius
Smetana
Smyth, Ethel
Sousa
Stockhausen
Strauss, R
Strauss, J
Stravinsky
Sullivan
Tchaikovsky
Vaughan-Williams
Verdi
Villa-Lobos
Vivaldi
Wagner
Walton

NEW!!

Karlheinz
STOCKHAUSEN
Born: 
22 Aug 1928
Died: 
5 Dec 2007
Age 79
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AUGUST
Classical Composer Anniversaries 


Births
?/08/1653 Pachelbel 
18/08/1750 Salieri 
22/08/1862 Debussy 
22/08/1928 Stockhausen 
25/08/1918 Bernstein 
31 
/08/1834 Ponchielli 
Deaths
2/08/1945 Mascagni 
8/08/1975 Shostakovich 
09/08/1919 Leoncavallo 
10/08/1928 Janacek 
12/08/1992 John Cage 
13/08/1912 Massanet 
26/08/1958 Vaughan Williams 
28/08/1959 Martinu

Other months here



2014
Important Composer Anniversaries


Compared with all the big anniversaries of 2013 there are very few in 2014. Richard Strauss is the only one likely to attract any attention of note.

Richard Strauss 150th anniversary of his birth on 11 June 1864
Rameau 250th anniversary of his death on 12 September
Gluck 300th anniversary of his birth on 2 July1714
Bach Carl Philipp Emanuel, 3rd son of JS Bach 300th anniversary of his birth on 8 March 1714.

You can find a far more comprehensive list of anniversaries at classical-composers.org