List of composers for the classical guitar

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The following is a list of composers who have composed original music for the classical guitar. This list is sortable by name, nationality and years of birth or death.

Name Year of birth Year of death Nationality Notable works Remarks
Jean Absil 1893 1974 Belgium
Samuel Adler 1928 United States
Dionisio Aguado 1784 1849 Spain
Miguel del Aguila 1957
Kalevi Aho 1949 Finland
Mateo Albéniz 1755 1831 Spain
Heinrich Albert 1870 1950 Germany
William Albright 1944 1998 United States
Laurindo Almeida 1917 1995 Brazil
Atso Almila 1953 Finland
André Amellér 1912 1990 France
Gilbert Amy 1936 France
Pierre Ancelin 1934 2001 France
Julian Anderson 1967 United Kingdom
Leroy Anderson 1908 1975 United States
William Anderson 1962 United States
Louis Andriessen 1939 Netherlands
Maria Luisa Anido 1907 1996 Argentina
Jorge de Freitas Antunes 1942 Brazil
Denis ApIvor 1916 2004 United Kingdom
Hans Erich Apostel 1901 1972
Edward Applebaum 1937 United States
Julián Arcas 1832 1882 Spain
José Ardévol 1911 1981 Cuba
Dominick Argento 1927 United States
Anneli Arho 1951 Finland
Richard Arnell 1917 2009 United Kingdom
Malcolm Arnold 1921 2006 United Kingdom
Eduardo Arolas 1892 1924 Argentina
Boris Asafiev 1884 1949 Russia
Vicente Asencio 1908 1979 Spain
Daniel Asia 1953 United States
Sérgio Assad 1952 Brazil
Georges Auric 1899 1983 France
Hector Ayala 1914 1990 Argentina
Milton Babbitt 1916 2011 United States
Salvador Bacarisse 1898 1963
Henk Badings 1907 1987 Netherlands
Simon Bainbridge 1952
Leonardo Balada 1933 United States Born in Spain.
Claude Ballif 1924 2004 France
Carlos Barbosa-Lima 1944 Brazil Re-located to the United States in 1981.
Vytautas Barkauskas 1931 Lithuania
Milton Barnes 1931 2001 Canada
Richard Barrett 1959 United Kingdom
Ángel Barrios 1882 1964 Spain
Agustin Barrios 1885 1944 Paraguay
Ary Barroso 1903 1964 Brazil
Bruno Bartolozzi 1911 1980 Italy
Abramo Basevi 1818 1885 Italy
Leslie Bassett 1923 2016 United States
Herbert Baumann 1925 Germany
Jürg Baur 1918 2010 Germany
Julian Bautista 1901 1961 Spain
Eduard Bayer 1822 1908 Germany
Sally Beamish 1956
Robert Beaser 1954 United States
Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt 1925 2010 Chile
David Bedford 1937 2011 United Kingdom
Franz Behr 1837 1898 Germany
Siegfried Behrend 1933 1990 Germany
Paulo Bellinati 1950 Brazil
Carl Michael Bellman 1740 1795 Sweden
Georg Benda 1722 1795 Bohemia
Fred Benedetti 1957 United States
Richard Rodney Bennett 1936 2012 United Kingdom
Jane Bentley 1957 United Kingdom
Gunnar Berg 1909 1989 Denmark
Luciano Berio 1925 2003 Italy
Lennox Berkeley 1903 1989 United Kingdom
Michael Berkeley 1948 United Kingdom
Hector Berlioz 1803 1869
Leonard Bernstein 1918 1990 United States
Bruno Bettinelli 1913 2004 Italy
Frank Michael Beyer 1928 2008 Germany
Günter Bialas 1907 1995 Germany
Antonio Bibalo 1922 2008 Norway
Gilbert Biberian 1944 Turkey Active in England.
Ronald Binge 1910 1979 United Kingdom
Raoul Björkenheim 1956 Finland
Howard Blake 1938 United Kingdom
Michael Blake 1951 South Africa
Juan Blanco 1919 2008
Manuel Blasco de Nebra 1750 1784 Spain
Carl Blum 1786 1844 Germany
Carey Blyton 1932 2002 United Kingdom
Vladimir Bobri 1898 1986 United States Born in Ukraine.
Jan Nepomucen Bobrowicz 1805 1881 Poland
Luigi Boccherini 1743 1805 Italy
John Boda 1922 2002 United States
Seóirse Bodley 1933 Ireland
Philippe Boesmans 1936 Belgium
Dusan Bogdanovic 1955 Serbia
Rob du Bois 1934 2013 Netherlands
William Bolcom 1938 United States
Claude Bolling 1930 France
Carlos Bonell 1949 United Kingdom
Luiz Bonfá 1922 2001 Brazil
Carlos Bonilla Chávez 1923 2010 Ecuador
Carlos Bonnet 1892 1983 Venezuela
Raúl Borges 1882 1967 Venezuela
Axel Borup-Jørgensen 1924 2012 Denmark
Jacques Bosch 1825 1895 Spain
Jean-Yves Bosseur 1947 France
Pierre Boulez 1925 2016 France
Brian Boydell 1917 2000 Ireland
Eugene Bozza 1905 1991 France
Philip Bračanin 1942 Australia
Charlotte Bray 1982 United Kingdom
Reiner Bredemeyer 1929 1995 Germany
Ben Bridges 1953 United States
Benjamin Britten 1913 1976 United Kingdom
José Brocá 1805 1882 Spain
Leo Brouwer 1939 Cuba
Darius Brubeck 1947
Dave Brubeck 1920 2012 United States
Humberto Bruni Lamanna 1957 Venezuela
Ole Buck 1943 Denmark
John Buckley 1951 Ireland
Jarmil Burghauser 1921 1997 Czechoslovakia
Geoffrey Burgon 1941 2010 United Kingdom
Willy Burkhard 1900 1955 Switzerland
Sylvano Bussotti 1931 Italy
Charlie Byrd 1925 1999 United States
German Cáceres 1954 El Salvador
Bartolomé Calatayud 1882 1973 Spain
Leonhard von Call 1767 1815 Austria
Charles Camilleri 1931 2009 Malta
Dmitri Capyrin 1960 Russia
Matteo Carcassi 1792 1853 Italy
Cornelius Cardew 1936 1981 United Kingdom
Jorge Cardoso 1949 Argentina
Carlo Carfagna 1940 Italy
Abel Carlevaro 1918 2001 Uruguay
Carlos Carmona 1960 Argentina
Roberto Carnevale 1966
Inocente Carreño 1919 2016 Venezuela
Elliott Carter 1908 2012 United States
Ferdinando Carulli 1770 1841 Italy Re-located to France in 1808.
Tristram Cary 1925 2008
Benet Casablancas 1956 Spain
Francisco Casanovas 1899 1986 Spain
Philip Cashian 1963
Gaspar Cassadó 1897 1966 Spain
Frantz Casseus 1915 1993 Haiti
Luigi Castellacci 1797 1845 Italy
Evencio Castellanos 1915 1984 Venezuela
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco 1895 1968 Italy Re-located to the United States in 1939.
Jacques Casterede 1926 2014 France
Ignacio Cervantes 1847 1905 Cuba
Luciano Chailly 1920 2002 Italy
Carlos Chávez 1899 1978 Mexico
Flores Chaviano 1946 Cuba
Charles Chaynes 1925 2016 France
Gian Paolo Chiti 1939 Italy
Loris Chobanian 1933 Iraq Re-located to the United States in 1960.
Domenico Cimarosa 1749 1801 Italy
Pier Luigi Cimma 1941 2006 Italy
Charles Clagget 1740 1790 Ireland Year of death is approximate
Aldo Clementi 1925 2011 Italy
Joaquín Clerch 1965 Cuba
Graziella Concas 1970
Marius Constant 1925 2004
Sidney Corbett 1960
Ernesto Cordero 1946 Puerto Rico
Roque Cordero 1917 2008 Panama
John Corigliano 1938
Dan Cosley 1979 United States
Napoléon Coste 1806 1883 France
Terence Croucher 1944 United Kingdom
George Crumb 1929
Salim Dada 1975 Algeria
Georges Dandelot 1895 1975 France
Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur 1908 2002 France
Adam Darr 1811 1866 Germany
Johann Nepomuk David 1895 1977 Austria
Thomas Christian David 1925 2006 Austria
Mario Davidovsky 1934
Peter Maxwell Davies 1934 2016 United Kingdom
Jerome de Bromhead 1945 Ireland
Ernesto De Curtis 1860 1926 Italy
Paco de Lucia 1947 Spain
Jean Michel Defaye 1932 France
Søffren Degen 1816 1885 Denmark
David Del Tredici 1937 United States
Georges Delerue 1925 1992 France
Mark Delpriora 1959 United States
Michael Denhoff 1955 Germany
Luigi Denza 1846 1922 Italy
Ettore Desderi 1892 1974 Italy
Yvonne Desportes 1903 1993 France
Paul Dessau 1894 1979 Germany
Eduardo di Capua 1864 1917 Italy
Anton Diabelli 1781 1858 Austria
David Diamond 1915 2005 United States
James Dillon 1950 United Kingdom
Violeta Dinescu 1953
Stephen Dodgson 1924 2013 United Kingdom
Friedhelm Dohl 1936 Germany
Uroš Dojčinović 1959 Serbia
Carlo Domeniconi 1947 Italy
Franco Donatoni 1927 2000 Italy
Andrew Downes 1950
František Drdla 1868 1944 Bohemia
Riccardo Drigo 1846 1930 Italy
John W. Duarte 1919 2004 United Kingdom
Johann Dubez 1828 1891 Austria
Pierre Max Dubois 1930 1995 France
Zsolt Durkó 1934 1997 Hungary
Frantisek Xaver Dusek 1731 1799 Bohemia
Antonín Dvořák 1841 1904 Czechoslovakia
Benjamin Dwyer 1965 Ireland
Roland Dyens 1955 2016
Tom Eastwood 1922 1999 United Kingdom
Petr Eben 1929 2007 Czechoslovakia
Ross Edwards 1943 Australia
René Eespere 1953
Gottfried von Einem 1918 1996 Austria
Richard Emsley 1951
Manuel Enriquez 1926 1994
József Eötvös 1962 Hungary
Heimo Erbse 1924 2005 Germany
Susanne Erding-Swiridoff 1955 Germany
Óscar Esplá 1889 1976 Spain
Sveinn Eythorsson 1964 Iceland
Kenjiro Ezaki 1926 Japan
Sebastian Fagerlund 1972 Finland
Markus Fagerudd 1961 Finland
Manuel de Falla 1876 1946 Spain Re-located to Argentina in 1939.
Eduardo Falú 1923 2013 Argentina
Juan Falú 1948 Argentina
Dimitris Fampas 1921 1996 Greece
Carlos Farinas 1934 2002 Cuba
Ferenc Farkas 1905 2000 Hungary
David Farquhar 1928 2007 New Zealand
Ciarán Farrell 1969 Ireland
Jindřich Feld 1925 2007 Czechoslovakia
Jim Ferguson 1948 United States
Heraclio Fernández 1851 1886 Venezuela
Oscar Lorenzo Fernández 1897 1948 Brazil
Gabriel Fernández Álvez 1943 2008 Spain
Brian Ferneyhough 1943 United Kingdom
José Ferrer 1835 1916 Spain
Paul Fetler 1920 United States
Michael Finnissy 1946
Graciane Finzi 1945
Graham Fitkin 1963
David Flynn 1977 Ireland
William Foden 1860 1947 United States
Daniel Fortea 1878 1953 Spain
Lukas Foss 1922 2009
François de Fossa 1775 1849 France
Yorgos Foudoulis 1964 Greece
Jean Françaix 1912 1997 France
Peter Racine Fricker 1920 1990 United Kingdom Re-located to the United States in the 1960s
Gunnar de Frumerie 1908 1987 Sweden
James Fulkerson 1945 United States
Claude Gagnon 1949 Canada
Blas Galindo 1910 1993 Mexico
Baldassare Galuppi 1706 1785 Italy
Boris Gaquere 1977 Belgium
Gerald García 1949 United Kingdom Born in Hong Kong.
Anton García Abril 1933 Spain
Rosa García Ascot 1906 2002 Spain
Celso Garrido Lecca 1926 Peru
Odette Gartenlaub 1922 2014 France
Wolfgang Gast 1955 Germany
Éric Gaudibert 1936 2012 Switzerland
Hans Gefors 1952 Sweden
Harald Genzmer 1909 2007 Germany
Roberto Gerhard 1896 1970 Spain Re-located to England in 1939.
George Gershwin 1898 1937 United States
Giorgio Federico Ghedini 1892 1965 Italy
Gilardo Gilardi 1889 1963 Argentina
Angelo Gilardino 1941 Italy
Alberto Ginastera 1916 1983
Egberto Gismonti 1947 Brazil
Mauro Giuliani 1781 1829 Italy
Barbara Giuranna 1898 1998 Italy
Detlev Glanert 1960 Germany
Stanley Glasser 1926 South Africa
Anthony Glise 1956
Radames Gnattali 1906 1988 Brazil
Vincente Gomez 1911 2001 Spain
Chiquinha Gonzaga 1847 1935 Brazil
Nikos Gounaris 1915 1965 Greece
Filippo Gragnani 1768 1820 Italy
Harold Gramatges 1918 2008 Cuba
Agustí Grau 1893 1964 Spain
Deirdre Gribbin 1967 Ireland
Cor de Groot 1914 1993 Netherlands
Camargo Guarnieri 1907 1993 Brazil
Carlos Guastavino 1912 2000 Argentina
Gerardo Guevara 1930 Ecuador
Róbert Gulya 1973 Hungary
Gustav Gunsenheimer 1934 Germany
Alexander Gurilev 1803 1858 Russia
Guyún 1908 1987 Cuba Actual name is Vincente Gonzalez Rubiera.
Sampo Haapamäki 1979 Finland
Alois Hába 1893 1973
Manos Hadjidakis 1925 1996 Greece
Georg Hajdu 1960 Germany
Kimmo Hakola 1958 Finland
Cristóbal Halffter 1930 Spain
Ernesto Halffter 1905 1989 Spain
Rodolfo Halffter 1900 1987 Spain
Haflidi Hallgrimsson 1941 Iceland
Hilding Hallnäs 1903 1984 Sweden
Eero Hämeenniemi 1951 Finland
Peter Michael Hamel 1947 Germany
Albert Harris 1916 2005 United States
Lou Harrison 1917 2003 United States
Heinz Friedrich Hartig 1907 1969 Germany
Jonathan Harvey 1939 2012
Roman Haubenstock-Ramati 1919 1994 Poland
Halvor Haug 1952 Norway
Hans Haug 1900 1967 Switzerland
Brian Head 1964 United States
Anton Heiller 1923 1979 Austria
Paavo Heininen 1938 Finland
Mikko Heiniö 1948 Finland
Walter Hekster 1937 2012 Netherlands
Hans Werner Henze 1926 2012 Germany
Ernst Hess 1912 1968 Switzerland
Jacques Hétu 1938 2010 Canada
Frank Hill 1957 Germany
Paul Hindemith 1895 1963 Germany
Takekuni Hirayoshi 1936 1998 Japan
Evan Hirschelman 1976 United States
Alun Hoddinott 1929 2008 United Kingdom
Justin Holland 1819 1887 United States
Vagn Holmboe 1909 1996 Denmark
Joaquim Homs 1906 2003 Spain
Joseph Horovitz 1926
Alan Hovhaness 1911 2000 United States
Klaus Huber 1924 Switzerland
Josiah Andrew Hudleston 1799 1865 United Kingdom Mostly composed while living in India.
Georges Hugon 1904 1980 France
Bertold Hummel 1925 2002 Germany
Jacques Ibert 1890 1962 France
Akira Ifukube 1914 2006 Japan
Adina Izarra 1959 Venezuela
David A. Jaffe 1955
Stephen Jaffe 1954
Douglas Jamieson 1949 Canada
Hanns Jelinek 1901 1969 Austria
Jiří Jirmal 1925 Czechoslovakia
Otto Joachim 1910 2010
Antonio Carlos Jobim 1927 1994 Brazil
Bryan Johanson 1951 United States
André Jolivet 1905 1974 France
Antonio José 1902 1936
Wilfred Josephs 1927 1997
Dimitri Kabalevsky 1904 1987 Russia
Pál Kadosa 1903 1983 Hungary
Mauricio Kagel 1931 2008 Argentina
Jouni Kaipainen 1956 Finland
Viktor Kalabis 1923 2006 Czechoslovakia
Shigeru Kan-no 1959 Japan
Ahti Karjalainen 1907 1986 Finland
Elena Kats-Chernin 1957
Bryan Kelly 1934 United Kingdom
Rudolf Kelterborn 1931 Switzerland
Aaron Jay Kernis 1960 United States
Harrison Kerr 1897 1978 United States
Aram Khachaturian 1903 1978 Russia
John King 1953 United States
Peter Klatzow 1945 South Africa
Giselher Klebe 1925 2009 Germany
Anđelko Klobučar 1931 2016
Erland von Koch 1910 2009 Sweden
Gareth Koch 1962 Australia
Miklos Kocsar 1933 Hungary
Oliver Kohlenberg 1957 Finland
Karl Kohn 1926 United States Born in Austria.
Barbara Kolb 1939 United States
Heinrich Konietzny 1910 1983 Germany
Olli Kortekangas 1955 Finland
Nikita Koshkin 1956
Leon Koudelak 1961 Czechoslovakia
Leopold Kozeluh 1747 1818 Bohemia
Joseph-François Kremer 1954
Ernst Krenek 1900 1991 Austria Re-located to the United States in 1938.
Joseph Kreutzer 1790 1840 Germany
Annette Kruisbrink 1958 Netherlands
Andrei Krylov 1959
Augustin Kubizek 1918 2009 Austria
Joseph Küffner 1776 1856 Germany
Felicitas Kukuck 1914 2001 Germany
György Kurtág 1926
Helmut Lachenmann 1935 Germany
Alexandre Lagoya 1929 1999
Gordon Langford 1930 United Kingdom
Paul Lansky 1944
Libby Larsen 1950 United States
Anne Lauber 1943
Antonio Lauro 1917 1986 Venezuela
Mario Lavista 1943
Alan Lawrence 1949 United Kingdom
Ernesto Lecuona 1896 1963 Cuba
Ton de Leeuw 1926 1996 Netherlands
Victor Legley 1915 1994 Belgium
Luigi Legnani 1790 1877 Italy
David Leisner 1953 United States
Edith Lejet 1941 France
John Anthony Lennon 1950 United States
James Lentini 1958 United States
Tania León 1943 Cuba
Peter Scott Lewis 1953 United States
Antoine de Lhoyer 1768 1852 France
Lowell Liebermann 1961
Douglas Lilburn 1915 2001 New Zealand
Magnus Lindberg 1958 Finland
Jukka Linkola 1955 Finland
Miguel Llobet 1878 1938 Spain
Guillermo Venegas Lloveras 1915 1993 Puerto Rico
Andrew Lloyd Webber 1948 United Kingdom
Manos Loïzos 1937 1982 Greece
Luca Lombardi 1945 Italy
Dang Ngoc Long 1957
Fernando Lopes-Graca 1906 1994 Portugal
Bent Lorentzen 1935 Denmark
Otto Luening 1900 1996 United States
Vilho Luolajan-Mikkola 1911 2005 Finland
Witold Lutosławski 1913 1994 Poland
Elisabeth Lutyens 1906 1983 United Kingdom
Diego Luzuriaga 1955 Ecuador
Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov 1855 1914 Russia
Bruce MacCombie 1943 2012 United States
Celso Machado 1953 Brazil
Peter Machajdík 1961 Slovakia
Steven Mackey 1956
Bruno Maderna 1920 1973 Germany
Jef Maes 1905 1996 Belgium
Ivor Mairants 1908 1988 United Kingdom Born in Poland and moved to England at a young age
Gui Mallon 1953
Gian Francesco Malipiero 1882 1973 Italy
Riccardo Malipiero 1914 2003 Italy
Ursula Mamlok 1928 2016 United States Born in Germany.
Henry Mancini 1924 1994
Joan Manén 1883 1971 Spain
Daan Manneke 1939 Netherlands
Tomás Marco 1942 Spain
Tera de Marez Oyens 1932 1996 Netherlands
Franco Margola 1908 1992 Italy
Heinrich Marschner 1795 1861 Germany
Ingram Marshall 1945 United States
Frank Martin 1890 1974 Switzerland Re-located to the Netherlands in 1946.
Giovanni Battista Martini 1706 1784 Italy
Jean Paul Egide Martini 1741 1816 Germany
Tauno Marttinen 1912 2008 Finland
Wenzel Thomas Matiegka 1773 1830 Bohemia
Colin Matthews 1946
Nicholas Maw 1935 2009 United Kingdom
John McCabe 1939 2015 United Kingdom
Edward McGuire 1948 United Kingdom
Gordon McPherson 1965 United Kingdom
Chiel Meijering 1954 Netherlands
Wilfrid Mellers 1914 2008 United Kingdom
Usko Meriläinen 1930 2004 Finland
Caspar Joseph Mertz 1806 1856 Hungary
Josep Mestres Quadreny 1929 Spain
John Metcalfe 1964
Francisco Mignone 1897 1986 Brazil
Georges Migot 1891 1976 France
Darius Milhaud 1892 1974 France
Ronaldo Miranda 1948 Brazil
Behzad Mirkhani 1969
Akira Miyoshi 1933 2013 Japan
Bagher Moazen 1948
Luis Manuel Molina 1959 Cuba
Francesco Molino 1768 1847 Italy
Simon Molitor 1766 1848
Federico Mompou 1893 1987 Spain
François Morel 1926 Canada
Jorge Morel 1931 Argentina
Federico Moreno Torroba 1891 1982 Spain
Luigi Moretti 1750 1838 Spain
Ennio Morricone 1928 Italy
Robert Morris 1943
Virgilio Mortari 1902 1993 Italy
Luigi Mosca 1957 Italy
Carlos Moscardini 1958 Argentina
Ricardo Moyano 1961 Argentina
José Muñoz Molleda 1905 1988 Spain
Tristan Murail 1947 France
Thea Musgrave 1928 United Kingdom Re-located to the United States in 1972.
Olli Mustonen 1967 Finland
Wolfgang Muthspiel 1965 Austria
Stanley Myers 1930 1993 United Kingdom
Jiro Nakano 1902 2000 Japan
Lior Navok 1971 Israel
Ernesto Nazareth 1863 1934 Brazil
Remilson Nery 1961 Brazil
Wilhelm Neuland 1806 1889 Germany
Ulrik Neumann 1918 1994 Sweden
Dimitri Nicolau 1946 2008 Italy Born in Greece.
Michael Nicolella 1963
Tage Nielsen 1929 2003 Denmark
Alfred Nieman 1913 1997 United Kingdom
Kai Nieminen 1953 Finland
Joaquin Nin-Culmell 1908 2004 Spain
Marlos Nobre 1939 Brazil
Paulinho Nogueira 1929 2003 Brazil
Pehr Henrik Nordgren 1944 2008 Finland
Per Nørgård 1932 Denmark
Ib Nørholm 1931 Denmark
Bayan Northcott 1940 United Kingdom
Christopher Norton 1953 New Zealand
Jan Novák 1921 1984 Czechoslovakia
Peter Oberg 1953
Jana Obrovska 1930 1987 Czechoslovakia
Helmut Oehring 1961 Germany
Maurice Ohana 1914 1992
Jane O'Leary 1946 Ireland
Stephen Oliver 1950 1992 United Kingdom
Poul Rovsing Olsen 1922 1982 Denmark
Marco Oppedisano 1971 United States
Julián Orbón 1925 1991 United States Born in Spain and worked in Cuba till 1964.
Juan Orrego-Salas 1919 Chile
Ivan Padovec 1800 1873 Croatia
Niccolò Paganini 1782 1840 Italy
Manuel Palau Boix 1893 1967 Spain
Boris Papandopulo 1906 1991 Croatia
Sophocles Papas 1893 1986 Greece Re-located to the United States in 1914.
Åke Parmerud 1953
Apostolos Paraskevas 1964 Greece
Stephen Paulus 1949 United States
Carlos Pedrell 1878 1941 Uruguay
Felipe Pedrell 1841 1922 Spain
Ferdinand Pelzer 1801 1860 Germany Re-located to England in 1829.
Andreas Paolo Perger 1970
Nick Peros 1963
Vincent Persichetti 1915 1987 United States
Jean-Louis Petit 1937 France
Pierre Petit 1922 2000 France
Goffredo Petrassi 1904 2003 Italy
Pietro Pettoletti 1795 1870 Italy Years of birth and death are approximate.
Ástor Piazzolla 1921 1992 Argentina
Richard Pick 1915 2001
C. A. Pinto Fonseca 1933 2006 Brazil
Lina Pires de Campos 1918 2003 Brazil
Thomas Pitfield 1903 1999 United Kingdom
Pixinguinha 1898 1973 Brazil
Kenneth Platts 1946 1989 United Kingdom
Fotis Polymeris 1920 2013 Greece
Manuel Ponce 1882 1948 Mexico
Ennio Porrino 1910 1959 Italy
Pierre Jean Porro 1750 1831 France
Francis Poulenc 1899 1963 France
Baden Powell 1937 2000 Brazil
Mel Powell 1923 1998
José Antônio de Almeida Prado 1943 2010 Brazil
Catharina Pratten 1821 1895 Germany
Stanko Prek 1915 1999 Slovenia
Ida Presti 1924 1967 France
André Previn 1929 United States Born in Germany.
Claudio Prieto 1934 2015 Spain
Teresa Procaccini 1934 Italy
Emilio Pujol 1886 1980 Spain
Maximo Diego Pujol 1957 Argentina
John Purser 1942 United Kingdom
Eduard Pütz 1911 2000 Germany
Veli-Matti Puumala 1965 Finland
Relly Raffman 1921 1988 United States
Osmo Tapio Räihälä 1964 Finland
Tomi Räisänen 1976 Finland
Štěpán Rak 1945 Czechoslovakia
Ariel Ramírez 1921 2010 Argentina
Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera 1913 1993 Venezuela
Primoz Ramovs 1921 1999 Slovenia
Einojuhani Rautavaara 1928 2016 Finland
Alan Rawsthorne 1905 1971 United Kingdom
Irma Ravinale 1937 2013 Italy
Gardner Read 1913 2005 United States
Ferdinand Rebay 1880 1953 Austria
Max Reger 1873 1916 Germany
Giulio Regondi 1822 1872 Switzerland Mostly active in the United Kingdom.
Steve Reich 1936 United States
Dilermando Reis 1916 1977 Brazil
Ottorino Respighi 1879 1936
Hermann Reutter 1900 1985 Germany
Roger Reynolds 1934
Alan Ridout 1934 1996
Rodrigo Riera 1923 1999 Venezuela
Terry Riley 1935 United States
Anthony Ritchie 1960 New Zealand
John Ritchie 1921 2014 New Zealand
Carlos Rafael Rivera 1970 United States
Jean Rivier 1896 1987 France
George Rochberg 1918 2005
Arturo Rodas 1954 Ecuador
Joaquín Rodrigo 1901 1999 Spain
Betty Roe 1930 United Kingdom
Amadeo Roldán 1900 1939 Cuba
Alessandro Rolla 1757 1841 Italy
Celedonio Romero 1913 1996 Cuba Re-located to the United States in 1957.
Ned Rorem 1923 United States
Christopher Rouse 1949 United States
Albert Roussel 1869 1937 France
Alec Rowley 1892 1958 United Kingdom
Miklós Rózsa 1907 1995 Hungary Active in several countries.
Marcel Rubin 1905 1995 Austria
Poul Ruders 1949 Denmark
Antonio Ruiz-Pipò 1934 1998 France
Henrik Rung 1807 1871 Denmark
John Rutter 1945
Jarmo Saari 1970 Finland
Kaija Saariaho 1952 Finland
Sabicas 1912 1990 Spain Also active in Mexico and the United States.
Arturo Sacchetti 1941 Italy
Julio Salvador Sagreras 1879 1942 Argentina
Eduardo Sainz de la Maza 1903 1982 Spain
Regino Sáinz de la Maza 1896 1981 Spain
Adolfo Salazar 1890 1958 Spain
Luis H. Salgado 1903 1977 Ecuador
Aulis Sallinen 1935 Finland
Erkki Salmenhaara 1941 2002 Finland
Esa-Pekka Salonen 1958 Finland
Matilde Salvador 1918 2007 Spain
Gustave Samazeuilh 1877 1967 France
Luis Sandi 1905 1996 Mexico
Sven-David Sandström 1942 Sweden
Claudio Santoro 1919 1989 Brazil
Guido Santórsola 1904 1994 Brazil
Turibio Santos 1940 Brazil
Heikki Sarmanto 1939 Finland
Henri Sauguet 1901 1989 France
Manuel Saumell 1810 1870 Cuba
Robert Saxton 1953 United Kingdom
Giacinto Scelsi 1905 1988 Italy
R. Murray Schafer 1933 Canada
Gerhard Schedl 1957 2000 Austria
Armin Schibler 1921 1986 Switzerland
Peter Schickele 1935
Thomas Daniel Schlee 1957 Austria
Annette Schlünz 1964 Germany
Gary Schneider 1957 United States
Arnold Schoenberg 1874 1951 Austria Re-located to the United States in 1934.
Franz Schubert 1797 1828
Gunther Schuller 1925 2015
Joseph Schwantner 1943 United States
Kurt Schwertsik 1935
Ludvig Schytte 1848 1909 Denmark Re-located to Germany in 1884 and to Austria in 1886.
Cyril Scott 1879 1970 United Kingdom
Peter Sculthorpe 1929 2014 Australia
Humphrey Searle 1915 1982 United Kingdom
Leif Segerstam 1944 Finland
Andrés Segovia 1893 1987 Spain
Matyas Seiber 1905 1960 Hungary Re-located to England in 1935.
Carlos de Seixas 1704 1742 Portugal
Ernest Shand 1868 1924 United Kingdom
Alexander Shchetynsky 1960 Ukraine
Jean Sibelius 1865 1957 Finland
Roberto Sierra 1953 Puerto Rico
Larry Sitsky 1934 Australia
Fredrik Sixten 1962
Howard Skempton 1947 United Kingdom
Reginald Smith Brindle 1917 2003 United Kingdom
Vicente Emilio Sojo 1887 1974 Venezuela
Charles Michael Alexis Sola 1786 1857
Padre Antonio Soler 1729 1783 Spain
Harry Somers 1925 1999 Canada
Fernando Sor 1778 1839 Spain
Bent Sørensen (composer) 1958
Michalis Souyioul 1906 1958 Greece
Frank Lee Sprague 1958 United States
Pieter van der Staak 1930 2007 Netherlands
Hans Stadlmair 1929 Austria
Robert Starer 1924 2001 United States Born in Austria
Michael Starobin 1956
Walter Steffens 1934 Germany
Pavel Steidl 1961 Czechoslovakia
Roger Steptoe 1953 United Kingdom
Bernard Stevens 1916 1933 United Kingdom
Ronald Stevenson 1928 2015
Richard Stoker 1938 United Kingdom
Ignace Strasfogel 1909 1994 Poland
Johann Strauss Sr. 1804 1849 Austria
Johann Strauss II 1825 1899 Austria
Soulima Stravinsky 1910 1994 Switzerland Re-located to the United States in 1948.
Aurel Stroe 1932 2008
Rezső Sugar 1919 1988 Hungary
Carlos Surinach 1915 1997 Spain Re-located to the United States in 1959.
Giles Swayne 1946 United Kingdom
Ricardo Tacuchian 1939 Brazil
Germaine Tailleferre 1892 1983
Jenő Takács 1902 2005 Austria
Yuji Takahashi 1938 Japan
Toru Takemitsu 1930 1996 Japan
Joby Talbot 1971
Tan Dun 1957 China
Hilary Tann 1947
Alexandre Tansman 1897 1986
Sebastião Tapajós 1944 Brazil
Francisco Tárrega 1852 1909 Spain
John Tavener 1944 2013 United Kingdom
Matthew Taylor 1964 United Kingdom
Mikis Theodorakis 1925 Greece
Augusta Read Thomas 1964
Virgil Thomson 1896 1989 United States
Eythor Thorlaksson 1930 Iceland
Jukka Tiensuu 1948 Finland
Michael Tippett 1905 1998 United Kingdom
Camillo Togni 1922 1993 Italy
Henri Tomasi 1901 1971 France
Colin Tommis 1958 United Kingdom
Enrico Toselli 1883 1926 Italy
Vladimir Tošić 1949 Serbia
Francesco Paolo Tosti 1846 1916 Italy
Joan Tower 1938 United States
Ralph Towner 1940 United States
Manfred Trojahn 1949 Germany
Eldad Tsabary 1969 Israel
Antonin Tucapsky 1928 2014 Czechoslovakia Re-located to England in 1975
Joaquin Turina 1882 1949 Spain
José Luis Turina 1952 Spain
Alfred Uhl 1909 1992 Austria
Erich Urbanner 1936 Austria
Horacio Vaggione 1943 Argentina
Alexander Varlamov 1801 1848 Russia
Pēteris Vasks 1946 Latvia
Andersen Viana 1962 Brazil
Lois V. Vierk 1951
Heitor Villa-Lobos 1887 1959 Brazil
Giulio Viozzi 1912 1984 Italy
Param Vir 1952
Olli Virtaperko 1973 Finland
Claude Vivier 1948 1983 Canada
Roman Vlad 1919 2013 Italy Born in modern-day Ukraine.
Roger Craig Vogel 1947 United States
Wladimir Vogel 1896 1984
Kevin Volans 1949
Melinda Wagner 1957
Rudolf Wagner-Regeny 1903 1969 Germany Born in Hungary (in modern-day Romania).
Luise Walker 1910 1998 Austria
Errollyn Wallen 1958
Gareth Walters 1928 2012 United Kingdom
William Walton 1902 1983 United Kingdom
Johann Baptist Wanhal 1739 1813 Czechoslovakia
Carl Maria von Weber 1786 1826 Germany
Anton Webern 1883 1945 Austria
John Weinzweig 1913 2006 Canada
Flemming Weis 1898 1981
Ferdinand Weiss 1932 2002 Austria
Harald Weiss 1949 Germany
Egon Wellesz 1885 1974 Austria Re-located to England in the late 1930s.
Eberhard Werdin 1911 1991 Germany
Richard Wernick 1934
Harri Kristian Wessman 1949 Finland
Graham Whettam 1927 2007 United Kingdom
John Whitworth 1951 United States
Johan Wikmanson 1753 1800 Sweden
John Williams 1941 United Kingdom Born in Australia.
Mason Williams 1938
Rex Willis 1956 United States
Arthur Wills 1926 United Kingdom
Thomas Wilson 1927 2001 United Kingdom
Pierre Wissmer 1915 1992
Charles Wuorinen 1938 United States
Stavros Xarhakos 1937 Greece
Narciso Yepes 1927 1997 Spain
Andrew York 1958 United States
Kenneth Young 1955 New Zealand
Isang Yun 1917 1996 Korea Re-located to Germany in 1959.
Atahualpa Yupanqui 1908 1992 Argentina
Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph 1948 South Africa
Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti 1800 1878 Italy
Frank Zappa 1940 1993 United States Waltz for Guitar Short (0:39) 12-tone waltz written at the age of 18.
Richard Zarou 1981
Friedrich Zehm 1923 2007 Germany
Milan Zelenka 1939 Czechoslovakia
Jaime Mirtenbaum Zenamon 1953 Bolivia
Marilyn J. Ziffrin 1926 United States
Bernd Alois Zimmermann 1918 1970 Germany
Sauli Zinovjev 1988 Finland

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