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Profiles of the Great  Composers


THIS WEEK'S
COMPOSER

Ludwig van
BEETHOVEN
 Born 17 Dec 1770
Died 26 March 1827
age 56
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We are in the zodiac sign of 
CAPRICORN
Dec 22 - Jan 19
Composers born under this star sign:

Balakirev
Bruch 
Pergolesi 
Poulenc 
Scriabin 
Tippett


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VIDEO OF THE WEEK

O Come, Emmanuel
A traditional 12th century Christmas hymn
Played by The Piano Guys


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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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December
Composer Anniversaries 


2/12/1990 Copland died
4/12/1976 Britten died
5/12/1791 Mozart died 
5/12/2007 Stockhausen died
7/12/1863 Mascagni born
8/12/1865 Sibelius born
8/12/1890 Martinu born
10/12/1822 César Franck born
10/12/1908 Messiaen born
11/12/1803 Berlioz born
16/12/1770 Beethoven born 
16/12/1921 Saint Saëns died
17/12/1749 Cimarosa born
22/12/1858 Puccini born
25/12/1871 Scriabin born
28/12/1937 Ravel died

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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