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Answers based on KAAC's list of focus composers for high school. Composers are used more than once. Some of the facts are obscure, others well known. Will be adding more soon!
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His only opera, 'Bluebeard's Castle', was wrote for his first wife Martia
Coined the 'saviour of church music' during the reforms of the Council of Trent
Composed Caprice No. 24 in A Minor for a solo violin
Baroque composer, began composing at age 9
Late romanitc composer, composed 'Songs on the Death of Children' (Kindertotenleider)
French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions 'Symphonie Fantastique' and 'Grande Messe des Morts'
One of the most prominent within the field of impressionistic music, though he disliked the term applied to his work
Baroque composer, who stopped performing Italian operas when his 'Messiah' was well received.
Inventor of the symphonic poem
Influenced by Debussy, he wrote 'The Wooden Prince' and 'String Quartet No. 2'
His 'Cantabile' was featured at the White House Evening of Classical Music in 2009
His private life was riddled with affairs causing his wife, Emma Bardac, to attempt suicide
His Symphany No 8 needs so many musicians it is referred to as the 'Symphany of a Thousand'
Composed 'The Miraculous Mandarin': a one act pantomine ballet
His most notable anthem is 'They that go down to the sea in ships'
He made regular journeys between Rome, Weimar and Budapest, continuing what he called his 'vie trifurquée' or threefold existence
Wrote more than 105 masses and 250 motets
Wrote the 'Treatise on Instrumentation'
Compsed the chamber opera 'Dido and Aeneas'
Dedicated his 'Children's Corner' to his daughter, Claude-Emma
Composed 'Water Music,' 'Music for the Royal Fireworks,' 'Rinaldo'
One of his most magnificent works, 'Come Ye Sons of Art,' was a birthday ode to Queen Mary
Wrote the music and songs for Thomas d'Urfey's The Comical History of 'Don Quixote,' 'Boudicca,' 'The Indian Queen' and others
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