List of composers by nationality

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The following is a list of composers by nationality.










Dominican Republic[edit]


  • Jean Sibelius (1865-1957), significant Finnish nationalist composer




Franz Erkel






  • Niccolò Isouard (1775–1818), composer of thirty-five operas within sixteen years, in Malta and in Paris
  • Robert Samut (1869–1934), composer of Malta's National Anthem, l-Innu Malti
  • Carmelo Pace (1906–1993), music teacher and composer, wrote several operas, including Caterina Desguanez (1965), I Martiri (1967), Angelica (1973) and Ipogeana (1976), and the popular fantasy for village band clubs, Maltesina (1931), based on samples of traditional Maltese folk music.
  • Charles Camilleri (1931–2009), 20th century classical composer



  • Hendrik Andriessen (1892-1981), classical composer of symphonies, songs and organworks
  • Louis Andriessen (1939), modern classical composer
  • Henk Badings (1907-1987), classical composer of symphonic works, songs, electro-acoustical works
  • Henriëtte Bosmans (1895-1925), classical composer of instrumental music and songs
  • Jan Brandts Buys (1868-1933), composer of operas and chamber music
  • Johannes van Bree (1801-1857), classical composer of symphonies, orchestral works, operas, songs, chamber music
  • Lex van Delden (1919-1988), modern classical composer (symphonies, vocal music)
  • Bernard van Dieren (1887-1936), composer of chamber music, symphonies, vocal works
  • Cornelis Dopper (1870-1939), classical composer of symphonies, operas, concertos
  • Rudolf Escher (1912-1980), classical composer of songs, symphonies, chamber music
  • Carel Anton Fodor (1768-1846), classical composer of symphonies, concertos
  • Jan van Gilse (1881-1944), classical composer of operas, symphonies, chamber music
  • Pieter Hellendaal (1721-1799), classical composer of concerti grossi, chamber music, psalms and oratorios
  • Oscar van Hemel (1892-1981), classical composer
  • Otto Ketting (1935-2012), modern classical composer
  • Piet Ketting (1904-1984), classical composer of organ music, symphonies
  • Hans Kox (1930), modern classical composer of operas, symphonies, vocal music
  • Elisabeth Kuyper (1877-1953), classical composer of orchestral works, concertos, chamber music, choral music, and songs
  • Guillaume Landré (1905-1968), classical composer of vocal music, operas and symphonies
  • Daniël de Lange (1841-1918), classical composer of vocal music, symphonies
  • Samuel de Lange (1840-1911), classical composer of operas, organ music, symphonic works, chamber music
  • Bertus van Lier (1906-1971), classical composer of vocal and symphonic works
  • Johan Gabriël Meder (1729-1800), classical composer of symphonies
  • Fred Momotenko (1970), modern classical composer
  • Herman Mulder (1894-1989), classical composer of symphonies, chamber music and vocal works
  • Leon Orthel (1905-1885), classical composer of symphonies and chamber music
  • Willem Pijper (1894-1947), classical composer of chamber music, songs, symphonic works
  • Julius Röntgen (1855-1932), classical composer of symphonies, concertos, chamber music, vocal works
  • Leo Smit (1900-1943), classical composer of chamber music, songs, symphonic music
  • Herman Strategier (1912-1988), classical composer of organ music, symphonic works
  • Johannes Verhulst (1816-1891), classical composer of vocal music, symphonic works
  • Matthijs Vermeulen (1888-1967), classical composer of symphonies and songs
  • Alexander Voormolen (1895-1980), classical composer of chamber music, piano music and orchestral works
  • Jan Willem Wilms (1772-1847), classical composer of symphonies, operas, vocal music
  • Bernard Zweers (1854-1924), classical composer of vocal music, orchestral works and symphonies

New Zealand[edit]


  • Joshua Uzoigwe (1946–2005), 20th century classical and Nigerian folk composer


  • Ole Bornemann Bull (1810–1880) was a Norwegian violinist and composer, wrote The Herdgirl's Sunday
  • Herman Severin Løvenskiold (1815–1870), Romantic composer who wrote the score for the ballet La Sylphide
  • Johan Svendsen (1840–1911), Norwegian composer of the Romance for Violin and Orchestra and 2 Symphonies
  • Edvard Grieg (1843–1907), Romantic composer, known for his incidental music for Peer Gynt and his Piano Concerto
  • Agathe Backer Grøndahl (1847–1907), Romantic composer and pianist, contemporary of Edvard Grieg
  • Hans Fredrik Jacobsen (1954–)
  • Christian Sinding (1856–1941), Norwegian composer, wrote Rustle of Spring and the Suite for Violin and Orchestra
  • Johan Halvorsen (1864–1935), Norwegian composer, famous for Entry March of the Boyars and Passacaglia in G minor on a Theme by George Frideric Handel
  • Geirr Tveitt (1908–1981)
  • Arne Nordheim (1931–2010), Norwegian composer, famous for bringing the modernism and electro acoustic music to Norway. Wrote Epitaffio for orchestra and tape, the ballet The Storm and Solitaire.
  • Olav Anton Thommessen (1946–), Norwegian composer, famous for "A Glass Bead Game"
  • Lasse Thoresen (1949–)
  • Finn Mortensen (1922–1983), Norwegian composer, famous for bringing serialism and twelve-tone music to Norway.
  • Fartein Valen (1887–1952), Norwegian composer writing atonal polyphonic music. Famous for Le Cimetère Marin and the Violin Concerto
  • Arvid Kleven (1899–1929), Norwegian composer of orchestral works
  • Pauline Hall (1890-1969), Influenced by Impressionism, she composed works for piano and voice, as well as chamber music, orchestra works, and music for stage and film productions.
  • Harald Sæverud (1897-1992), Composed nine symphonies, incidental music for Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, chamber music, and a ballad of revolt against Germany’s invasion of Norway in 1940. Style ranged from late Romantic to atonality.







Mary Heavenor - 1985- Chinese Scottish Fusion Music

South Korea[edit]



  • Liu Shueh-Shuan 劉學軒 (born 1969), 21st century contemporary classical composer




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