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Austrian composer who was instrumental in the development of chamber music. Considered 'Father of the Symphony' and 'Father of the String Quartet'
Russian composer peaking in the 1920s and 30s. Best known for the ballet 'Romeo and Juliet' and the opus 'Peter and the Wolf'
French composer known especially for 'The Carnival of the Animals' from 1886 and the opera 'Samson and Delilah'
Nickname 'The Italian Mozart' he wrote 39 operas in 1810-29. Perhaps best known for 'The Barber of Seville'
Italian composer who marked the transition from the Renaissance music to the Baroque period. Wrote one of the earliest operas, L'Orfeo, in 1607
Italian Romantic composer whose operas include Rigoletto and La Traviata, and several Shakespeare plays
German composer known for his four opera cycle 'Der Ring des Nibelungen'. His Tristan und Isolde is sometimes described as marking the start of modern music
Polish-French composer who invented the concept of instrumental ballade. One of music's earliest 'superstars' and a leading symbol of the Romantic era. Died at the age of 39
Hungarian composer and pianist active in decades before WW2. He studied folk music, and was one of the founders of ethnomusicology
Italian composer. The music director of La Scala, the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic Orchestra and NBC Symphony Orchestra
Italian Baroque composer of the 1700s, nicknamed 'The Red Priest'. Known mainly for composing instrumental concertos, especially for the violin
Italian composer who wrote the first work to be called an opera today, Dafne (1597), and also the first opera to have survived to the present day, Euridice (1600)
American composer who is one of two people (Marvin Hamlisch is the other) to receive an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize
German baroque composer most famous for his English choral works Messiah (1742) and Water Music. Buried at Westminister Abbey
German baroque composer who composed the 'Goldberg Variations', 'the Magnificat' and 'Brandenburg Concertos'
Russian composer who wrote 'Flight of the Bumblebee' as an orchestral interlude for his opera 'The Tale of Tsar Saltan'
Russian composer, known for his Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, reputed of being one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in the standard classical reper
American composer and pianist. Peaking in the 20s and 30s with 'Rhapsody in Blue', 'An American in Paris' and 'Porgy and Bess'
Soviet Armenian 1900s composer and conductor, best known for his ballet music. Considered one of the leading Soviet composers
Italian opera composer. Famous for works like 'La Boheme' and 'Madame Butterfly' (1904)
Russian composer of the opera 'Boris Godunov' and the orchestra poem 'Night on the Bald Mountain'

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