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Composers You Should Know: Romantic

Notable Romantic Era Composers (1820 - 1900)

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

Brahms, Johannes

Books

1833

1897

German

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Chopin, Frédéric (Fryderyk)

Books

1810

1849

Polish

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Dvořák, Antonín

Books

1841

1904

Czech

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Liszt, Franz

Books

1811

1886

Hungarian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Mahler, Gustav

Books

1860

1911

Austrian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Mendelssohn, Felix

Books

1809

1847

German

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Puccini, Giacomo

Books

1858

1924

Italian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai (Nikolay)
 

Books

1844

1908

Russian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Rossini, Gioacchino (Giachino)

Books

1792

1868

Italian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Saint-Saëns, Camille

Books

1835

1921

French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Schumann, Robert

Books

1810

1856

German

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Sousa, John Philip

Books

1854

1932

American

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Strauss, Johann II

Books

1825

1899

Austrian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich (Peter)

Books

1840

1893

Russian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Verdi, Giuseppe

Books

1813

1901

Italian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Wagner, Richard

Books

1813

1883

German

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Romantic Era Composers (1820 - 1900) A-L

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

Beach, Amy

Books

1867

1944

American

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

Scores

Berlioz, Hector

Books

1803

1869

French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Bizet, Georges

Books

1838

1875

French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Borodin, Alexander

Books

1833

1887

Russian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Bruckner, Anton

Books

1824

1896

Austrian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Chabrier, Emmanuel

Books

1841

1894

French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Chadwick, George Whitefield

Books

1854

1931

American

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Charpentier, Gustave

Books

1860

1956

French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos
Scores

Delibes, Léo

Books

1836

1891

French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Donizetti, Gaetano

Books

1797

1848

Italian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Elgar, Edward

Books

1857

1934

English

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Fauré, Gabriel

Books

1845

1924

French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Franchetti, Alberto

1860

1942

Italian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos
 

Franck, César

Books

1822

1890

Belgian/French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Glinka, Mikhail

Books

1804

1857

Russian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Gottschalk, Louis Moreau

Books

1829

1869

American

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Gounod, Charles

Books

1818

1893

French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Grieg, Edvard

Books

1843

1907

Norwegian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Humperdinck, Engelbert

Books

1854

1921

German

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Kalinnikov, Vasily (Vasilii)

Books

1866

1901

Russian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos
 

Leoncavallo, Ruggiero (Ruggero)

Books

1858

1919

Italian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Loewe, Carl

1796

1869

German

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

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