List of classical music composers by era

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This is a list of classical music composers by era.

Overview[edit]

John Adams (composer)Philip GlassSteve ReichArvo PärtKarlheinz StockhausenBenjamin BrittenWitold LutosławskiJohn CageOlivier MessiaenDmitri ShostakovichSergei ProkofievIgor StravinskyBéla BartókManuel de FallaMaurice RavelCharles IvesArnold SchoenbergGustav HolstSergei RachmaninoffRalph Vaughan WilliamsEnrique GranadosJean SibeliusRichard StraussClaude DebussyFrederick DeliusEugène YsaÿeGustav MahlerGiacomo PucciniGabriel FauréNikolai Rimsky-KorsakovEdvard GriegAntonín DvořákPyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyModest MussorgskyMax BruchGeorges BizetCamille Saint-SaënsJohannes BrahmsJohann Strauss IIAnton BrucknerBedrich SmetanaCésar FranckJacques OffenbachGiuseppe VerdiRichard WagnerFranz LisztRobert SchumannFrederic ChopinFelix MendelssohnJohann Strauss IHector BerliozGaetano DonizettiFranz SchubertGioachino RossiniCarl CzernyCarl Maria von WeberNiccolo PaganiniJohn Field (composer)Joseph WoelflLudwig van BeethovenIgnaz PleyelWolfgang Amadeus MozartMuzio ClementiDmytro BortnianskyAntonio SalieriLeopold KozeluchCarl Ditters von DittersdorfJohann Christian BachJoseph HaydnAntonio SolerCarl Philipp Emanuel BachChristoph Willibald GluckGiovanni Battista PergolesiCarl Heinrich GraunJohann Adolph HasseGeorge Frideric HandelDomenico ScarlattiJohann Sebastian BachJean-Philippe RameauGeorg Philipp TelemannAntonio VivaldiTomaso AlbinoniFrançois CouperinAlessandro ScarlattiHenry PurcellGiuseppe TorelliMarin MaraisArcangelo CorelliJohann PachelbelHeinrich Ignaz BiberMarc-Antoine CharpentierDieterich BuxtehudeJean-Baptiste LullyHeinrich SchützOrlando GibbonsGirolamo FrescobaldiClaudio MonteverdiCarlo GesualdoGiovanni GabrieliTomás Luis de VictoriaWilliam ByrdOrlande de LassusFrancisco GuerreroGiovanni Pierluigi da PalestrinaThomas TallisCristobal de MoralesNicolas GombertAdrian WillaertJohn TavernerJacob ObrechtPierre de La RueHeinrich IsaacJosquin des PrezAlexander AgricolaJohannes TinctorisAntoine BusnoysJohannes OckeghemGilles BinchoisGuillaume Dufay

Medieval era[edit]

See the List of Medieval composers and Medieval music.

John DunstapleLeonel PowerOswald von WolkensteinJohannes CiconiaSolageJacob SenlechesFrancesco LandiniJacopo da BolognaGuillaume de MachautPhilippe de VitryJohn KukuzelisDenis, King of PortugalFranco of CologneAdam de la HalleGuiraut RiquierAlfonso X of CastileTheobald I of NavarreNeidhart von ReuentalPeire CardenalGautier de CoincyPeire VidalWalther von der VogelweideGaucelm FaiditPérotinVaqueirasBlondel de NesleArnaut DanielBeatritz de DiaLéoninBernart de VentadornJaufre RudelHildegard von BingenMarcabruAbelardWilliam IX of AquitaineNotker the StammererKassia

Renaissance era[edit]

See the List of Renaissance composers and Renaissance music.

Orlando GibbonsMichael PraetoriusJohn Cooper (composer)Thomas CampionJohn DowlandCarlo GesualdoPhilippe RogierGiovanni GabrieliLuca MarenzioGiovanni de MacqueTomás Luis de VictoriaLuzzasco LuzzaschiWilliam ByrdGiaches de WertAndrea GabrieliOrlande de LassusClaude Le JeuneGiovanni Pierluigi da PalestrinaCipriano de RoreJacob Clemens non PapaClaude GoudimelPierre de ManchicourtHans NewsidlerThomas TallisChristopher TyeCristóbal de MoralesConstanzo FestaJohn TavernerAdrian WillaertThomas CrecquillonNicolas GombertClément JanequinPhilippe VerdelotAntoine BrumelAntonius DivitisAntoine de FévinMartin AgricolaPierre de La RueJean MoutonHeinrich IsaacJosquin des PrezJacob ObrechtAlexander AgricolaLoyset CompèreAntoine BusnoisWalter FryeJohannes OckeghemGuillaume DufayGilles BinchoisJohn DunstableLeonel PowerOswald von Wolkenstein

Baroque era[edit]

See the List of Baroque composers and Baroque music.

Giovanni Battista PergolesiBaldassare GaluppiCarlos SeixasJohann Adolf HasseRiccardo BroschiJohann Joachim QuantzPietro LocatelliGiuseppe TartiniLeonardo VinciJohann Friedrich FaschFrancesco GeminianiNicola PorporaSilvius Leopold WeissGeorge Frideric HandelDomenico ScarlattiJohann Sebastian BachJohann Gottfried WaltherJean-Philippe RameauJohann David HeinichenGeorg Philipp TelemannJan Dismas ZelenkaAntonio VivaldiTomaso AlbinoniJohann Caspar Ferdinand FischerAntonio CaldaraFrancois CouperinAlessandro ScarlattiHenry PurcellMarin MaraisArcangelo CorelliJohann PachelbelHeinrich Ignaz BiberDieterich BuxtehudeMarc Antoine CharpentierJean-Baptiste LullyJean-Henri d'AnglebertJohann Heinrich SchmelzerBarbara StrozziJohann Jakob FrobergerGiacomo CarissimiAntonio BertaliWilliam LawesFrancesco CavalliSamuel ScheidtHeinrich SchützGirolamo FrescobaldiGregorio AllegriClaudio MonteverdiJan Pieterszoon SweelinckJacopo Peri

Classical era[edit]

See the List of Classical era composers and Classical period (music).

Franz SchubertGioachino RossiniLouis SpohrJohn Field (composer)Mauro GiulianiFernando SorJohann Nepomuk HummelAnton ReichaLudwig van BeethovenSamuel WesleyAnton EberlFranz DanziLuigi CherubiniJan Ladislav DussekIgnaz PleyelJoseph Martin KrausWolfgang Amadeus MozartGiovanni Battista ViottiVicente Martín y SolerMuzio ClementiAntonio SalieriDomenico CimarosaWilliam BillingsCarl StamitzLuigi BoccheriniGiovanni PaisielloAndré Ernest Modeste GrétryAndrea LuchesiCarl Ditters von DittersdorfMichael HaydnJosef MyslivečekJohann Christian BachJohann SchobertFrançois-Joseph GossecJoseph HaydnAntonio SolerTommaso TraettaFrançois-André Danican PhilidorCarl Friedrich AbelPieter HellendaalCarlo Antonio CampioniLeopold MozartJohann StamitzGeorg Christoph WagenseilCarl Philipp Emanuel BachChristoph Willibald GluckNiccolò JommelliWilhelm Friedemann BachGiovanni Battista SammartiniDomenico Scarlatti

Romantic era[edit]

See the List of Romantic-era composers and Romantic music.

Georges BizetCamille Saint-SaënsHenryk WieniawskiJulius ReubkeJohannes BrahmsAlexander BorodinFrancis Edward BacheKarl GoldmarkAnton RubinsteinLouis Moreau GottschalkJosef StraussJohann Strauss IIAnton BrucknerBedřich SmetanaEdouard LaloCésar FranckClara SchumannJacques OffenbachCharles GounodNiels Wilhelm GadeRobert VolkmannGiuseppe VerdiCharles-Valentin AlkanRichard WagnerFranz LisztRobert SchumannFrédéric ChopinCarl Otto NicolaiNorbert BurgmüllerOtto LindbladFelix MendelssohnMichael William BalfeJuan Crisostomo de ArriagaFanny MendelssohnJohann Strauss IHector BerliozMikhail GlinkaAdolphe-Charles AdamVincenzo BelliniGaetano DonizettiFranz SchubertCarl LoeweFranz BerwaldGioacchino RossiniGiacomo MeyerbeerCarl CzernyCarl Maria von WeberLouis SpohrDaniel AuberNiccolò PaganiniJohn Field (composer)Anthony Philip HeinrichFernando SorJohann Nepomuk HummelLudwig van Beethoven
Ottorino RespighiJoseph CanteloubeReinhold GlièreFranz SchmidtJosef SukSergei RachmaninoffAlexander ScriabinWilhelm StenhammarFranz LeharAmy BeachEnrique GranadosFerruccio BusoniVasily KalinnikovJean SibeliusAlexander GlazunovPaul DukasCarl NielsenAlbéric MagnardRichard StraussEdward GermanAnton Stepanovich ArenskyGustave CharpentierIsaac AlbenizGustav MahlerHugo WolfSergei LyapunovEugene YsayeGiacomo PucciniRuggiero LeoncavalloEdward ElgarChristian SindingAnatoly LyadovErnest ChaussonGeorge Whitefield ChadwickLeoš JanáčekEngelbert Humperdinck (composer)Charles Villiers StanfordHans Huber (composer)Francisco TarregaFranz Xaver ScharwenkaAlexandre LuiginiHubert ParryRobert FuchsAugusta HolmèsCharles-Marie WidorGabriel FauréPablo SarasateNikolai Rimsky-KorsakovEdvard GriegArrigo BoitoArthur SullivanJohann FuchsAntonín DvořákJohan SvendsenJohn StainerPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

20th century/modern/postmodern[edit]

See the List of 20th-century classical composers by birth date and 20th-century classical music. See also the List of 21st-century classical composers.

George Benjamin (composer)James MacMillan (musician)Magnus LindbergTan DunKaija SaariahoWolfgang RihmKalevi AhoTristan MurailJohn Adams (composer)John TavenerPaul LanskyBrian FerneyhoughHoraţiu RădulescuFrank ZappaJonathan HarveyJohn CoriglianoNikolai KapustinPhilip GlassSteve ReichCornelius CardewHelmut LachenmannLa Monte YoungGiya KancheliArvo PärtTerry RileyPeter Maxwell DaviesHarrison BirtwistleAlfred SchnittkeHenryk GóreckiKrzysztof PendereckiRodion ShchedrinPer NørgårdMauricio KagelSofia GubaidulinaTōru TakemitsuGeorge CrumbPeter SculthorpeEdison DenisovEnnio MorriconeEinojuhani RautavaaraKarlheinz StockhausenJean BarraquéPierre HenryHans Werner HenzeGyörgy KurtágMorton FeldmanPierre BoulezLuciano BerioLuigi NonoGyörgy LigetiLukas FossIannis XenakisBruno MadernaGalina UstvolskayaLeonard BernsteinBernd Alois ZimmermannAlberto GinasteraMilton BabbittHenri DutilleuxWitold LutosławskiBenjamin BrittenConlon NancarrowJohn CageGian Carlo MenottiPierre SchaefferSamuel BarberGrażyna BacewiczElliott CarterOlivier MessiaenDmitri ShostakovichGiacinto ScelsiMichael TippettLuigi DallapiccolaAram KhachaturianWilliam WaltonHarry PartchAlexander MosolovKurt WeillAaron CoplandSilvestre RevueltasCarlos Ch%E1vezFrancis PoulencGeorge GershwinHenry CowellVirgil ThomsonHoward HansonCarl OrffPaul HindemithAlois HábaDarius MilhaudKaikhosru Shapurji SorabjiArthur HoneggerSergei ProkofievBohuslav MartinůHeitor Villa-LobosLuigi RussoloAlban BergEdgard VarèseAnton WebernArnold BaxIgor StravinskyZoltán KodályKarol SzymanowskiPercy GraingerGeorges EnescuBéla BartókErnest BlochManuel de FallaMaurice RavelCharles IvesArnold SchoenbergGustav HolstRalph Vaughan WilliamsAlexander ZemlinskyAlbert RousselErik SatieJean SibeliusCarl NielsenRichard StraussFrederick DeliusClaude DebussyGustav MahlerLeoš Janáček

21st century/postmodern[edit]

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