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Profiles of the Great  Composers


THIS WEEK'S
COMPOSER

Anton
BRUCKNER
 4 Sept 1824
Died: 
11 Oct 18986
age 72

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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

Death of Ase 
Edvard Grieg
Edvard Grieg died on 4 September 1907. Here is his "Death of ├ůse" from his Peer Gynt Suite. It must be one of the saddest pieces ever composed.


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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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September
Classical Composer Anniversaries 


4/9/1824 Bruckner born
4/9/1892 Milhaud born 
4/9/1907 Grieg died
5/9/1735 J Christian Bach born 
5/9/1912 John Cage born 
8/9/1813 Gesualdo died 
8/9/1841 Dvorak born
8/9/1949 Richard Strauss died
10/9/1659 Purcell born
13/9/1819 Clara Schumann born
13/9/1874 Schoenberg born 
17/9/1179 Hildegard of Bingen died
20/9/1957 Sibelius died
21/9/1874 Holst born
23/9/1836 Bellini died
25/9/1906 Shostakovich born
25/9/1849 J Strauss Sr died 
26/9/1898 Gershwin born 
26/9/1945 Bartok 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