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Profiles of the Great  Composers


THIS WEEK'S
COMPOSER

Charles
IVES
 20 Oct 1874
Died: 
19 May 1954
age 79

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

Dukas
Gershwin
Ives
Liszt
Saint-Saens
Shostakovich
Vaughan-Williams
Verdi


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VIDEO OF THE WEEK

God Only Knows!

The Beach Boys' masterpiece God Only Knows remade with the help of a few friends to celebrate the launch of BBC Music.


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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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October
Composer Anniversaries 


1/10/1865 Paul Dukas born
2/10/1920 Max Bruch died
3/10/1931 Carl Nielsen died
5/10/1880 Offenbach died
9/10/1813 Verdi born 
9/10/1835 Saint-SaĆ«ns born
11/10/1896 Bruckner died
12/10/1872 Vaughan Williams born
14/10/1990 Bernstein died
17/10/1849 Chopin died
18/10/1893 Gounod died
20/10/1874 Charles Ives born
22/10/1811 Liszt born
24/10/1725 A Scarlatti died
25/10/1825 J Strauss Jr born
25/10/1838 Bizet born 
26/10/1685 D Scarlatti born
27/10/1782 Paganini born

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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