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Muscians

Famous Muscians

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) German Baroque composer known for works such as, "Brandenburg Concerto six" "Easter Oratiorio" "English Suites" "French Suites" "Well-Tempered Clavier" "St.John Passion" "Christmas Oratorio" "Coffee Oratorio" "Italian Concerto"
Bela Bartok (1881-1945) Modern Hungary composer of "Romainian Folk Dances" "Duke Bluebeard's Castle" "The Wooden Prince" "Hungarian Peasant Songs" "The Miraculous Mandarin" "Piano Sonata" "Mikokosmos" "String Quartet Nos.3-6" "The Hungarian Folk Song"
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) German Classical Composer works included. "Patheique" "Spring Sonata" "Moonlight Sonata" "Christ on the Monte of Olives" "The Tempest" "Eroica Symphony" "Fidelio" "Choral Symphony" "Pastoral Symphony" Emeror Concerto" "Harp Quartet"Ode to Joy
Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835) Italian Composer of "Il Pirata" "Bianca e Fernando" "La Straniera" "I Capuleti ei I Montecchi" "La Sonnambula" "Norma" "I Puritani"
Irving Berlin (1888-1989) American composed pieces such as "Alexander's Ragtime Band" "Putting on the Ritz" "Easter Parade" "There's No Business Like Show Business" "God Bless America" "White Christmas"
Louis-Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) French Romantic Composer of "Fantastic Symphony" aka "Symphony Fantastique" "Harold in Italy" "Requiem Mass" "Benvenuto Cellini" "Romeo and Juliet" "Roman Carnival" "Damnation of Faust" "The Childhood of Christ" "The Trojans"
Leonard Berstein (1918-1990) American composer of musicals ballets and operas including "On the Town" "Jeremiah" "Fanny Free" "The Age of Anxiety" "Trouble in Tahiti" "Wonderful Town" "Candide" "On the Waterfront" "West Side Story" "Kaddish" "Mass" "A Quiet Place"
Georges Bizet (1838-1875) French Composer of "Symphony in C Major" "Carmen"
Aleksandr Porfijevic Borodin (1833-1887)Russian Composer of "Prince Igor" "Second Symphony" "In the Steppes of Central Asia"
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) German Romantic composer best known for "Hungarian Dances" "Handel Variations" "A German Requiem" "Lullaby" "Alto Rhapsody" "Haydn Varations" "Tragic Overture" "Academic Festival Overture"
Lord Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) English Modern Composer works include "Peter Grimes"-opera the book "The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra" "The Rape of Lucretia"- Opera "Spring Symphony" "Billy Budd" "Gloriana" "The Turn of the Screw" "War Requiem" "Death in Venice"
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) Polish Romantic Composer for the Piano "Revolutionary Etude" "Raindrop Prelude" "Military Polonaise" "Sonata for Piano and Cello"
George Micheal Cohan (1878-1942) American writer of musicals and Dramas including "Little Johnny Jones" song from- "Give My Regards to Broadway" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy"- "Forty-Five Minutes to Broadway" "George Washington Jr." "Over There"
Aaron Copland (1900-1990) American Modern composer of works that included "Piano Concero" "El Salon Mexico" "Billy the Kid" "What to Listen for in Music"- book "Our New Music"-book "Lincoln Portrait" "Rodeo" "Fanfare for the Common Man" "Appalachian Spring"
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) Modern Italian violinist and composer "Christmas Concerto Opus 5" "Concerti Grossi"
Claude Achille Debussy (1862-1918) French Musical Impressionist "Prelud to the Afternoonof a Faun" "Claire de Lune" "Nocturnes" "Children's Corner" "The Sea"
Antonin Leopold Dvorak (1841-1904) Czechoslovakian composer of "Hymn Us" "Moravian Duets" "Symphonic Variations" "Slavonic Dances" "The Specter's Bride" "Symphony in E Minor, Op.95, from the New World" "Humoresque"
Sir Edward William Elgar (1857-1934) Germanic Romanticism English Composer of "Imperial March"-for Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee "The Enigma Variations" "The Dream of Gerotius" "Pomp and Circumstances" "The Apostles" "The Kingdom" "Concero in E Minor for Cello"
Arthur Fiedler (1894-1979) American conductor of Boston Symphony Orchestra Conductor. Boston Pops Orchstra Conductor. awarded medal of Freedom in 1977
Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864) American song writer works include "Swanee River" "Oh Susanna" "Camptown Races" "Old Folks at Home" "My Old Kentucky Home" "Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair" "Old Black Joe" "Beautiful Dreamer"
George Gershwin (1898-1937) American composer of "Swanee" "Rhaposody in Blue" "Piano COncdro in F Major" "Preludes fro Piano" "An American in Paris" "Second Rhapsody" "Of Thee I Sing" "I Goth Rhythm" "Porgy and Bess"
Ira Gershwin Lyricist for his brother George Gershwin
Edvard Hagerup Grieg (1843-1907) Norwegian composer of "Voice of Norway" "Norwegian Dance and Songs" "Olav Trygvason" "Peer Gynt Suite" "Lyric Pieces"
Ferde Grofe (1892-1972) American composer of "Father of Arrangers" "Atlantic Crossign suite" "Mississippi suite" "Metropolis" "Grand Canyon Suite" "Symphony in Steel" "Cafe Society" "Hollywood Suite" "Wheels" "Hudson River Suite" "Death Valley Suite"
George Fe=rideric Handel (1685-1759) Baroque German born english Composer of "Water Music" "Acis and Galatea" "Saul" "Israel in Egypt" "Messiah" "Belshazzar" "Royal Fireworks Music"
William Christopher (W.C.) Handy (1873-1958) American song writer "Father of the BLues" "Memphis Blues" "St.Louis Blues" "Joe Turner Blues" "Beale Street Blues" "Loveless Love" "Blues an Anthology"
Franz Joseph Haydin (1732-1791) Classical Austrian composer "Farewell Symphony" "Sun Quarters" "Laudon (Londond Symphony)" "Paris Symphonies Nos.82-87" "Toy Symphony" "Razor Quartet" "Suprise Symphony" "Lark Quartet" "Suprise Symphony" "Military Symphony" "Clock Symphony"
Victor Herbert (1859-1924) American composer and "Fortune Teller" "Babes in Toyland" "The Red Hill" "Naughty Marietta" "Sweethearts" "Eileen"
Gustav Theodore Holst (1874-1934) English Composer of "St. Paul's Suite" "The Planets" "Choral Symphony"
Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910) writer of poem/song "Battle Hymn of the Republic" 1862 sung to famous antislaverh song "John Browns Body"
Engelbert Humperdinck (1874-1954) "Hansel and Gretel"-opera
Charles Ives (1874-1954) American composer of "New England Holidays" "Central Park in the Dark" "First Orchestra Set" "Concord Sonatas"
Scott Joplin (1868-1917) American song writer known for works such as "Mississippi Rag" "Maple Leaf Rag" "The Entertainer" "Chrystanthemum" "The Rag Time Dance" "Rose Leaf Rag" "Gladiolus Rag" "Fig Leaf Rag" "Treemonisha" "Magnetic Rag"
Francis Scott Key (1779-1843) American Lawyer composer of "Star Spangled Banner"
Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Hungarian composer of "Hungarian Rhapsody" "Lieberstraum" "Hungaria" "Dante Symphony" "Faust Symphony" "Mephisto Waltzes"
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) German Romantic composer of "Titan" "Resurrection Symphony" "Symphony No. 8" aka "Symphony of a Thousand"
Henry Mancini (1924-) American song writer whos songs won four academy Awards and 30 Grammy Awards works include "The Theme from Peter Gunn" "Moon River" "The Days of Wine and Roses" "Baby Elephant Walk" "Pink Panther Theme"
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) German romantic composer of "A Midsummers Nights's Dream" Overture "Passion According to St. Matthew" "Reformation Symphony" "Hebrides(Fingal's Cave)" "Italian Symphony" "St.Paul" "Scottish Symphony" "Elijah"
Glenn Miller (1904-1944) American composer "Little Brown Jug" "In the Mood" "Moonlight Serenade" "Tuxedo Junction" "Pennsylvania 6-5000" "Chattanooga Cho-Choo"-First gold Record in music industry
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) Italian Composer of such works as "L'Orfeo" "Arianna" "The Coronation of Poppea"
Wolfgang Amadeus Motzart (1756-1791) Classical Austrian Composer whos works include "Paris Symphony" "Coronation Mass" "Prague Symphony" "The Marriage of Figgaro" "Don Giovanni" "Eline Kleine Nachtmusik" "Jupiter Symphony" "Coronation Concerto" "Prussian Quartets"
Mussorgsky Modest Petrovich (1839-1881) Russian composer of "Night on Bald Mountain" "Boris Godunov" "Pictures at an Exhibition" "Songs and Dances of Death"
Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840) Italian Violinist "Caprices Opus I"
Cole Porter (1891-1964) American Song and Musical writer known for "Night and Day" "Anything Goes" "Begin the Beguine" "I've Got You Under my Skin" "Born to Dance" "In the Still of the Night" "Kiss Me Kate" "Can Can" "Silk Stockings" "High Society" "Bingo Eli Yale"
Sergei Prokofiev "The Ugly Duckling" "Classical Symphony" "The Love for Three Oranges" "Peter and teh Wolf" "20th Aniverary of the October Revolution" "Alexander Nevsky" "War and Peace" "Ivan the Terrible" "Cinderella"
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) Italian composer "Manon Lescaut" "La Boheme" "Tosca" "Madame Butterfly" "The Girl of the Golden West" "Turandot"
Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943) Romantic Russian composer of "Second Piano Concerto" "Third Piano Concerto" "Bell" "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" "Third Symphony"
Maurice Joseph Ravel (1875-1937) French Impressionist composer of "Sheherazade" "Rhapsisodie Espangnole" "The Spanish Hour" "Daphnis and Chloe" "Bolero" "Concerto for the Left Hand"
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) Romantic Russian compsoer of "Serbian Fantasy" "The Snow Maiden" "Sheherazade" "Russian Easter "Tsar Salten" "The Golden Cockers"
Gioacchino Antonio Rossini (1792-1868) Italian Romantic composer of "Barber of Seville" "Othello" "Cinderella" "The Thieves of Magpie" "William Tell"
Charles Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921) French composer of "Danse Macabre" (Danece of Death) "Variations on a Theme by Beethoven" "Samson and Delilah" "The Carnival of Animals"
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) Modern American Composer of works inlcuding "Transfigured Night (Verklarte Nact)" "Sengond String Quartet" "Moonstruck" "Suite for Piano" "Ode to Napoleon Bonaparte"
Franz Peter Schubert (1874-1951) Romantic Classical Austrian Composer of "The Erl King" "Traggc Symphony" "Trout Quintet" "Unfinished Symphony 8 in B Minor D" "Wanderer Fantasy" "Moment Musicale" "Symphony No.9 'The Great'"
Robert Alexander Schumann (1819-1856) Romantic German composer of "A Woman's Life and Love" "Night pieces" "Butter flies (Papillons)" "Abegg Variations" "Carnival" "Scenes from Childhood" "Novelette" "Spring Symphony" "Piano Concerto in A Minor" "Manfred Symphony" "Julius Caesar"
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) Russian Composer of "Ocotober Symphony" "The Nose" "May First" "The Golden Age" "Lady Macbeth of Mtzensk" "Piano Quintet" "THe Leningrad Symphony" "24 Preludes and Fugues for Piano"
Jean Julius Christian Sibelius (1865-1957) Finnish composer of " Kullervo Symphony" "En Saga" "The Sean of Tuonela" "Lamminkainen Suite" "Finlandia" "Sad Waltz" "Symphony No. 6"
Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884) Czechoslovakian composer of "The Bartered Bride" "My Country" "From My Life" "The Secret"
Stephen Joshua Sondheim (1930-) American lyricist known for "West Side Story" "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" "Company" "Follies" "A Little Night Music" "Pacific Overtures" "Sweeney Todd" "Merrily We Roll Along" "Sunday in the Park with George" "Into the Woods"
John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) American compose and Leader of the U.S. Marine Corps Band "Sempr Fidelis" "Washington Post March" "Liberty Bell" "El Captain" "King Cotton" "The Stars adn Stripes Forever" "The Bride Elect" "Hands Across America" "The Free Lance"
Johann the Younger Strauss (1825-1899) Austrian composer known as the Waltz King" "Blue Danube Waltz" "Tales of the Vienna Woods" "Die Fledermaus" "Der Zigeunerbaron"
Johann the Elder Strauss (1804-1849) Austrian Conductor "Radetzky March"
Richard George Strauss (1854-1949) German Composer of "Don Juan" "Death and Transfiguation" "Thus Spoke Zarathrustra" "A Hero's Life" "Don Quixote" "Salome" "Electra" "Der Rosenkavalier (Knight of Im Abendrot"
Igor Fedorovich Stravinsky (1882-1971) Modern Russian born Americn compsoer of ballets and Opera "The Firebird" "Petrouchka" "Rite of Spring" "THe Nightingale" "Symphony for Wind Instruments" "The Wedding" "Oedipus Rex" "Symphony of Psalms" "THe Soldier's Tale" "Dumbarton Oaks"
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Chi-cov-skee) (1840-1893) Romantic Russian Composer of Ballet best known for "Swan Lake" "The Nutcracker" "Romeo and Juliet" "Ukrainian Symphony" "Eugen Onegin" "1812 Overture" "Capriccio Italian" "Manfred Symphony" "Sleeping Beauty" "The Queen of Spades"
Gerog Philip Telemann (1681-1767) German composer of "Tafelmusic" "Darmstadt Overture in D Minor"
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) Italian composer of Opera "Macbeth" "Rigoletto" Il Trovatore" "Aida" "Requiem Mass" "Otello" "Falstaff"
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1677-1741) Italian Baroque composer of "The Four Seasons" "Gloria"
Richard Wagner (1813-1883) Romantic German composer of "Faust Overture" "Rienzi" "The Flying Dutchman" "Tannhauser" "Lohengrin" 'Tristan and Isolde" "The Mastesiner of Nuremberg" "Ring of the Nibelungen" "Siegfried Idyll" "Kaisermarch" "Parsifal"
Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948-) English coposer of films and stage "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream coat" "Jessus Christ Superstar" "Evita" "Cats" "Starlight Express" "Phantom of th Opera" "Aspects of Love" "Sunset Boulevard"
Meredith Wilson (1902-1984) American composer of UNiversity of Iowa Fight song and "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" "The Music Man" "The Unsikable Molly Brown"
Gilbert and Sullivan English compsoers of "Onward Christian Soldiers" "Thespis(The Gods Grown Old)" "Trail by Jury" "Teh Sorcer" "H.M.S. Pinafore (The Lass That Love a Sailor)" "The Pirates of Penzance" "Patience" "Iolanthe" "Pricess Ida" "The Mikado" "Ruddigore"
Lerner and Loewe AMerican writer duo who composed "Brigadoon" "Paint Your Wagon" "My Fair Lady" "Gigi" "Camelot"
Rogrers and Hammerstein Composing duo of "Oklahoma" "Carosel" "State Fair" "South Pacific" "The King and I" "Victory at Sea" "The Flower Drum SOng" "The Sound of Music
Rogers and Hart Composing duo "The Garrick Gaieties" "The Girl Friend" "A Connecticut Yankee" "On Your Toes" "Babe in Arms" "THe Boys of Syracuse" Pal Joey" "By Jupiter"
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