List of Western Classical Music Composers


Allegory of Music, by Filippino Lippi

Name Famous Work Style Era
Henry Purcell 

1659 – 1695


My heart is inditing, Fantasia upon One Note

Secular and sacred choral music, instrumental and keyboard music


Antonio Vivaldi

1678 – 1741


The Four Seasons Concertos, operas, sacred choral music and chamber music Baroque
Johann Sebastian Bach 

1685 – 1750


St. John’s Passion Sacred choral, secular vocal, orchestral chamber music, keyboard music, organ music Baroque
George Frideric Handel 

1685 – 1759


Water Music Operas, oratorios, sacred vocal, secular vocal, orchestral, chamber and keyboard music Baroque
Franz Joseph Hadyn 

1732 – 1809


The London Symphony Symphonies, keyboard and chamber music, operas, oratorios, choral music Classical
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

1756 – 1791


The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni Operas, symphonies, concertos, choral music, chamber music, piano music, vocal music Classical
Ludwig van Beethoven 

1770 – 1827


Pastoral Symphony, Fidelio Symphonies, concertos, choral music, piano music, string quartets, chamber music, songs, opera Romantic
Franz Schubert 

1797 – 1828


Beautiful Maid of the Mill, The Trout Quintet Songs, orchestral, chamber, piano, opera Romantic
Felix Mendelssohn 

1809 – 1847


A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Hebrides Orchestral music, symphonies, chamber music, piano music, sacred choral music Romantic
Frédéric Chopin 

1810 – 1849


The Etudes Piano music, orchestral music, chamber music Romantic
Robert Schumann 

1810 – 1856


A Woman’s Love and Life, Scenes from Faust Songs, piano music, orchestral, chamber, opera and choral music Romantic
Franz Liszt 

1811 – 1886


The Hungarian Rhapsodies, Faust Symphonies Orchestral music, piano music, choral music Romantic
Richard Wagner 

1813 – 1883


The Flying Dutchman Opera, orchestral music, songs Romantic
Johannes Brahms 

1833 – 1897


Hungarian Dance, Tragic Overture, German Requiem Orchestral, chamber music, piano music, choral music, songs Romantic
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 

1840 – 1893


Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker Operas, ballets, choral music, symphonies, chamber music Turn of the 19th century
Antonin Dvorak 

1841 – 1904


New World Symphony, The American Quartet Orchestral music, symphonies, operas, chamber music, choral music Turn of the 19th century
Edward Elgar 

1857 – 1934


Pomp and Circumstance, Enigma Variations, The Apostles Orchestral, choral, chamber, songs, piano, incidental Turn of the 19th century
Claude Debussy 

1862 – 1918


Clair de lune, La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin, La Mer Orchestral, ballet, piano, chamber music Turn of the 19th century
Richard Strauss 

1864 – 1949


The Cavalier of the Rose, A Woman without a Shadow Orchestral, opera, choral music, songs Turn of the 19th century
Sergei Rachmaninoff 

1873 – 1943


Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for Piano and Orchestra, The Bells Orchestral, piano, choral music Turn of the 19th century

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  2. amandeep singh sodhi says:

    great composers, my regards and my salute to them

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