Classical Music Composer Picture Gallery

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven.

Beethoven is best known for his provocative, highly emotional, romantic symphonies.

Beethoven Resources

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Mozart was a child prodigy. He composed his first symphony at the young age of eight! Mozart composed 41 symphonies and hundreds of other works.

Mozart Resources

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Franz Josef Haydn

Franz Josef Haydn.

Haydn truly represents the classical period style of music in every way. Haydn composed over 100 symphonies.

Haydn Resources

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach.

Bach received formal lessons in keyboard, but his virtuosity was self-taught. Bach's works include over 200 church cantatas, the Brandenburg Concertos, B Minor Mass, four passions, and the Well-Tempered Clavier.

Bach Resources

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Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms.

Brahms, a romantic period composer, was highly influenced by Beethoven. One of my favorite works by Brahms is the Deutsches Requiem.

Brahms Resources

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Antonin Dvorak

Antonin Dvorak.

Dvorak was a great friend of Brahms. Dvorak's most famous work is his New World Symphony, which premiered in Carnegie Hall on December 3, 1893.

Dvorak Resources

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Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner.

Wagner's most famous work is The Ring Cycle. The entire opera, which is made up by four operas (sort of like the Lord of the Rings, The Matrix or Star Wars is made up of separate movies), is nearly 18 hours long.

Wagner Resources

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Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler.

Mahler's symphonies are among my favorite. He takes the romantic style to the next level. His symphonies were adopted by the younger crowd in the 1960's and 70's because the music matched their passion and intensity.

Mahler Resources

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Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi.

Vivaldi, a braoque composer, composed over 500 concertos. His most famous works is The Four Seasons.

Vivaldi Resources

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Frederic Chopin

Frederic Chopin.

Chopin is most famous for his piano works. Many, or coarse, were written as lessons with which to teach his pupils. Chopin's tutorship was highly sought after.

Chopin Resources