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Profiles of the Great  Composers


THIS WEEK'S
COMPOSER

Gustav
HOLST

Born 21 Sept 1874 
Died 25 May 1934
Age 59

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We are in the zodiac sign of 
Gemini

May 21 - June 20

Composers born under this star sign:

Albeniz 
Elgar 
Glinka 
Gounod 
Grieg 
Khachaturian 
Wagner 
Schumann 
Stravinsky 


Page with all the star signs

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Clara Schumann
in 1947 movie 'Song of love'
The opening scene has Clara, played by Katherine Hepburn, playing a Liszt concerto (played in fact by Artur Rubinstein) .
Clara  died on 20 May 1896:
What a woman - concert pianist, composer, teacher and mother of eight.
(click here for our profile)



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

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MAY
Composer 
Anniversaries 


01/05/1904 Dvorak died
01/05/1978 Khachaturian died
07/05/1833 Brahms born
07/05/1840 Tchaikovsky born
08/05/1944 Ethel Smyth died  
12/05/1845 Faure born
12/05/1884 Smetana died
13/05/1842 Sullivan born
15/05/1567 Monteverdi born
17/05/1866 Satie born
18/05/1909 Albeniz died
18/05/1911 Mahler died
19/05/1954 Ives died
20/5/1896 Clara Schumann died 
22/05/1813 Wagner born
25/05/1934 Holst died
27/05/1840 Paganini died 
29/05/1860 Albeniz born
31/05/1809 Haydn died


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