List of classical music composers by era

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Lists of classical music
composers by era
Medieval (476–1400)
Renaissance (1400–1600)
Baroque (1600–1760)
Classical era (1730–1820)
Romantic era (1815–1910)
20th century (1900–2000)
21st century (since 2000)

This is a list of classical music composers by era.

Overview[edit]

John Adams (composer) Philip Glass Steve Reich Arvo Pärt Karlheinz Stockhausen Benjamin Britten Witold Lutosławski John Cage Olivier Messiaen Dmitri Shostakovich Verdina Shlonsky Sergei Prokofiev Igor Stravinsky Béla Bartók Manuel de Falla Maurice Ravel Charles Ives Arnold Schoenberg Sergei Rachmaninoff Ralph Vaughan Williams Louis Vierne Enrique Granados Jean Sibelius Richard Strauss Claude Debussy Frederick Delius Eugène Ysaÿe Gustav Mahler Giacomo Puccini Gabriel Fauré Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Edvard Grieg Antonín Dvořák Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Modest Mussorgsky Max Bruch Georges Bizet Camille Saint-Saëns Johannes Brahms Anton Bruckner Bedrich Smetana César Franck Jacques Offenbach Giuseppe Verdi Richard Wagner Franz Liszt Robert Schumann Frederic Chopin Felix Mendelssohn Hector Berlioz Gaetano Donizetti Franz Schubert Gioachino Rossini Carl Czerny Carl Maria von Weber Niccolo Paganini John Field (composer) Ludwig van Beethoven Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Muzio Clementi Dmytro Bortniansky Antonio Salieri Johann Christian Bach Joseph Haydn Antonio Soler Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach Christoph Willibald Gluck Giovanni Battista Pergolesi George Frideric Handel Domenico Scarlatti Johann Sebastian Bach Jean-Philippe Rameau Georg Philipp Telemann Antonio Vivaldi François Couperin Tomaso Albinoni Alessandro Scarlatti Henry Purcell Giuseppe Torelli Arcangelo Corelli Johann Pachelbel Heinrich Ignaz Biber Dieterich Buxtehude Jean-Baptiste Lully Heinrich Schütz Orlando Gibbons Girolamo Frescobaldi Claudio Monteverdi Carlo Gesualdo Giovanni Gabrieli Tomás Luis de Victoria William Byrd Orlande de Lassus Francisco Guerrero Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Thomas Tallis Cristobal de Morales Nicolas Gombert Adrian Willaert John Taverner Jacob Obrecht Pierre de La Rue Heinrich Isaac Josquin des Prez Alexander Agricola Johannes Tinctoris Antoine Busnoys Johannes Ockeghem Gilles Binchois Guillaume Dufay

Medieval era[edit]

See the List of Medieval composers and Medieval music.

John Dunstaple Leonel Power Oswald von Wolkenstein Johannes Ciconia Solage Jacob Senleches Francesco Landini Jacopo da Bologna Guillaume de Machaut Philippe de Vitry John Kukuzelis Denis, King of Portugal Franco of Cologne Adam de la Halle Guiraut Riquier Alfonso X of Castile Theobald I of Navarre Neidhart von Reuental Peire Cardenal Gautier de Coincy Peire Vidal Walther von der Vogelweide Gaucelm Faidit Pérotin Vaqueiras Blondel de Nesle Arnaut Daniel Beatritz de Dia Léonin Bernart de Ventadorn Jaufre Rudel Hildegard von Bingen Marcabru Abelard William IX of Aquitaine Notker the Stammerer Kassia

Renaissance era[edit]

See the List of Renaissance composers and Renaissance music.

Orlando Gibbons Michael Praetorius John Cooper (composer) Thomas Campion John Dowland Carlo Gesualdo Philippe Rogier Giovanni Gabrieli Luca Marenzio Giovanni de Macque Tomás Luis de Victoria Luzzasco Luzzaschi William Byrd Giaches de Wert Andrea Gabrieli Orlande de Lassus Claude Le Jeune Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Cipriano de Rore Jacob Clemens non Papa Claude Goudimel Pierre de Manchicourt Hans Newsidler Thomas Tallis Christopher Tye Cristóbal de Morales Constanzo Festa John Taverner Adrian Willaert Thomas Crecquillon Nicolas Gombert Clément Janequin Philippe Verdelot Antoine Brumel Antonius Divitis Antoine de Févin Martin Agricola Pierre de La Rue Jean Mouton Heinrich Isaac Josquin des Prez Jacob Obrecht Alexander Agricola Loyset Compère Antoine Busnois Walter Frye Johannes Ockeghem Guillaume Dufay Gilles Binchois John Dunstable Leonel Power Oswald von Wolkenstein

Baroque era[edit]

See the List of Baroque composers and Baroque music.

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi Baldassare Galuppi Carlos Seixas Johann Adolf Hasse Riccardo Broschi Johann Joachim Quantz Pietro Locatelli Giuseppe Tartini Leonardo Vinci Johann Friedrich Fasch Francesco Geminiani Nicola Porpora Silvius Leopold Weiss George Frideric Handel Domenico Scarlatti Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Gottfried Walther Jean-Philippe Rameau Johann David Heinichen Georg Philipp Telemann Jan Dismas Zelenka Antonio Vivaldi Tomaso Albinoni Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer Antonio Caldara Francois Couperin Alessandro Scarlatti Henry Purcell Marin Marais Arcangelo Corelli Johann Pachelbel Heinrich Ignaz Biber Dieterich Buxtehude Marc Antoine Charpentier Jean-Baptiste Lully Jean-Henri d'Anglebert Johann Heinrich Schmelzer Barbara Strozzi Johann Jakob Froberger Giacomo Carissimi Antonio Bertali William Lawes Francesco Cavalli Samuel Scheidt Heinrich Schütz Girolamo Frescobaldi Gregorio Allegri Claudio Monteverdi Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck Jacopo Peri

Classical era[edit]

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

Franz Schubert Gioachino Rossini Louis Spohr John Field (composer) Mauro Giuliani Fernando Sor Johann Nepomuk Hummel Anton Reicha Ludwig van Beethoven Samuel Wesley Anton Eberl Franz Danzi Luigi Cherubini Jan Ladislav Dussek Ignaz Pleyel Joseph Martin Kraus Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Giovanni Battista Viotti Vicente Martín y Soler Muzio Clementi Antonio Salieri Domenico Cimarosa William Billings Carl Stamitz Luigi Boccherini Giovanni Paisiello André Ernest Modeste Grétry Andrea Luchesi Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf Michael Haydn Josef Mysliveček Johann Christian Bach Johann Schobert François-Joseph Gossec Joseph Haydn Antonio Soler Tommaso Traetta François-André Danican Philidor Carl Friedrich Abel Pieter Hellendaal Carlo Antonio Campioni Leopold Mozart Johann Stamitz Georg Christoph Wagenseil Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Christoph Willibald Gluck Niccolò Jommelli Wilhelm Friedemann Bach Giovanni Battista Sammartini Domenico Scarlatti

Romantic era[edit]

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

Georges Bizet Camille Saint-Saëns Henryk Wieniawski Julius Reubke Johannes Brahms Alexander Borodin Francis Edward Bache Karl Goldmark Anton Rubinstein Louis Moreau Gottschalk Josef Strauss Johann Strauss II Anton Bruckner Bedřich Smetana Edouard Lalo César Franck Clara Schumann Jacques Offenbach Charles Gounod Niels Wilhelm Gade Robert Volkmann Giuseppe Verdi Charles-Valentin Alkan Richard Wagner Franz Liszt Robert Schumann Frédéric Chopin Carl Otto Nicolai Norbert Burgmüller Otto Lindblad Felix Mendelssohn Michael William Balfe Juan Crisostomo de Arriaga Fanny Mendelssohn Johann Strauss I Hector Berlioz Mikhail Glinka Adolphe-Charles Adam Vincenzo Bellini Gaetano Donizetti Franz Schubert Carl Loewe Franz Berwald Gioacchino Rossini Giacomo Meyerbeer Carl Czerny Carl Maria von Weber Louis Spohr Daniel Auber Niccolò Paganini John Field (composer) Anthony Philip Heinrich Fernando Sor Johann Nepomuk Hummel Ludwig van Beethoven
Ottorino Respighi Joseph Canteloube Reinhold Glière Franz Schmidt Josef Suk Sergei Rachmaninoff Alexander Scriabin Wilhelm Stenhammar Franz Lehar Amy Beach Enrique Granados Ferruccio Busoni Vasily Kalinnikov Jean Sibelius Alexander Glazunov Paul Dukas Carl Nielsen Albéric Magnard Richard Strauss Edward German Anton Stepanovich Arensky Gustave Charpentier Isaac Albeniz Gustav Mahler Hugo Wolf Sergei Lyapunov Eugene Ysaye Giacomo Puccini Ruggiero Leoncavallo Edward Elgar Christian Sinding Anatoly Lyadov Ernest Chausson George Whitefield Chadwick Leoš Janáček Engelbert Humperdinck (composer) Charles Villiers Stanford Hans Huber (composer) Francisco Tarrega Franz Xaver Scharwenka Alexandre Luigini Hubert Parry Robert Fuchs Augusta Holmès Charles-Marie Widor Gabriel Fauré Pablo Sarasate Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Edvard Grieg Arrigo Boito Arthur Sullivan Johann Fuchs Antonín Dvořák Johan Svendsen John Stainer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

20th century[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 Lindberg Tan Dun Kaija Saariaho Wolfgang Rihm Kalevi Aho Tristan Murail John Adams (composer) John Tavener Paul Lansky Brian Ferneyhough Horaţiu Rădulescu Frank Zappa Jonathan Harvey John Corigliano Nikolai Kapustin Philip Glass Steve Reich Helmut Lachenmann La Monte Young Giya Kancheli Arvo Pärt Terry Riley Peter Maxwell Davies Harrison Birtwistle Alfred Schnittke Henryk Górecki Krzysztof Penderecki Rodion Shchedrin Per Nørgård Mauricio Kagel Sofia Gubaidulina Tōru Takemitsu George Crumb Peter Sculthorpe Ennio Morricone Einojuhani Rautavaara Karlheinz Stockhausen Jean Barraqué Pierre Henry Hans Werner Henze György Kurtág Morton Feldman Pierre Boulez Luciano Berio Luigi Nono György Ligeti Lukas Foss Iannis Xenakis Bruno Maderna Galina Ustvolskaya Leonard Bernstein Bernd Alois Zimmermann Alberto Ginastera Milton Babbitt Henri Dutilleux Witold Lutosławski Benjamin Britten Conlon Nancarrow John Cage Gian Carlo Menotti Pierre Schaeffer Samuel Barber Grażyna Bacewicz Elliott Carter Olivier Messiaen Dmitri Shostakovich Giacinto Scelsi Michael Tippett Luigi Dallapiccola Aram Khachaturian William Walton Harry Partch Alexander Mosolov Kurt Weill Aaron Copland Silvestre Revueltas Francis Poulenc George Gershwin Henry Cowell Virgil Thomson Howard Hanson Carl Orff Paul Hindemith Alois Hába Darius Milhaud Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji Arthur Honegger Sergei Prokofiev Bohuslav Martinů Heitor Villa-Lobos Luigi Russolo Alban Berg Edgard Varèse Anton Webern Arnold Bax Igor Stravinsky Zoltán Kodály Karol Szymanowski Percy Grainger Georges Enescu Béla Bartók Ernest Bloch Manuel de Falla Maurice Ravel Charles Ives Arnold Schoenberg Gustav Holst Ralph Vaughan Williams Alexander Zemlinsky Albert Roussel Erik Satie Jean Sibelius Carl Nielsen Richard Strauss Frederick Delius Claude Debussy Gustav Mahler Leoš Janáček

21st century[edit]

Graphical timeline of composers with groups[edit]

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