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Composers You Should Know: Classical

Notable Classical Composers (1750 - 1820)

If you wish to be generally familiar with classical music, here is a short list of composers you should know from this period.

Name

Birth

Death

Nationality

Music Online (Alexander Street Press) & Naxos

Media

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel

Books

1714

1788

German

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Bach, Johann Christian

Books

1735

1782

German

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Books

1770

1827

German

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Billings, William

Books

1746

1800

American

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Boccherini, Luigi

Books

1743

1805

Italian

Music Online ( ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Bortniansky, Dmitry (Bortnyans'ky, Dmitro)

Books

1751

1825

Russian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 

Scores 

Cherubini, Luigi

Books

1760

1842

Italian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Haydn, (Franz) Joseph

Books

1732

1809 

Austrian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Haydn, Michael

1737

1806

Austrian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Books

1756

 1791

Austrian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Salieri, Antonio

1750

1825

Italian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos


 

Schubert, Franz

Books

1797

1828

Austrian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores   

Classical Composers (1750 - 1820)

If you are a student of Music History or Composition, here are additional composers you should know from this period.

Name

Birth

Death

Nationality

Music Online (Alexander Street Press) & Naxos

Media

Abel, Carl (Karl) Friedrich

1723

1787

German

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos


CDs/DVDS

Scores

Berezovsky (Berezovs′ky), Maksym

~1745

1777

Ukranian

Naxos  

Cimarosa, Domenico

1749

1801

Italian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Clementi, Muzio

Books

1752

1832

Italian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Danzi, Franz

1763

1826

German

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos
Scores

Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters von

1739

1799

Austrian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos
 


CDs/DVDS

Scores

Dussek, Johann (Jan) Ladislaus

Books

1760

1812

Czech

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 
CDs/DVDS

Scores

Eberl, Anton

1765

1807

Austrian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos
Scores

Field, John

Books

1782

1837

Irish

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Books

1714

1787

German

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Gossec, François Joseph

Books

1734

1829

French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 
CDs/DVDS

Scores

Hummel, Johann Nepomuk

1778

1837

Austrian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Kraus, Joseph Martin

1756

1792

Swedish

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 
CDs/DVDS

Scores

Le Sueur, Jean-François

1760

1837

French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 

Martini, Giovanni Battista

1706

1784

Italian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

Scores

Méhul, Étienne

Books

1763

1817

French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 
Scores

Mysliveček, Josef

1737

1781

Czech

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

Scores

Pleyel, Ignaz (Ignace)

1757

1831

Austrian/French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Reicha, Anton (Antoine)

1770

1836

Bohemian/French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Soler, Antonio

1729

1783

Spanish

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos
Scores

Sor, Fernando

1778

1839

Spanish

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Stamitz, Carl (Karl)   

1745

1801

German/Czech

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

Scores

Stamitz, Johann

1717

1757

Czech

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Wesley, Samuel

Books

1766

1837

English

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

Scores

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