Luciano Pavarotti (12 October 1935 – 6 September 2007) was an Italian operatic tenor who managed to take his music into the mainstream musical sphere. He became one of the most successful operatic tenors of all time, gaining worldwide fame for the brilliance and beauty of his tone—especially into the
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English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (12 October 1872 – 26 August 1958) was famous for his opera, ballet, religious vocal and orchestral pieces in the German-dominated 19th Century. Taking influence from Tudor music and English folk song, he helped to shape English classical music away from the German styles of
Johann Strauss I (March 14, 1804 – September 25, 1849) was an Austrian composer of the Romantic era. Famous for his waltzes, Strauss’ most famous composition is the Radetzky March, which was dedicated to the Czech nobleman and Austrian field marshal Joseph Radetzky von Radetz. The piece became incredibly popular
Gioachino Antonio Rossini (29 February 1792 – 13 November 1868) was an Italian composer who wrote an array of operas, sacred music, chamber music, instrumentals and piano pieces. Rossini was born into a family of musicians in Pesaro – his father played the horn and his mother was a singer.
Pietro Mascagni was an Italian composer most famous for his operas. Living from 7th December 1863 to 2 August 1945, his most famed work was Cavalleria Rusticana (1890) which single-handedly shifted the direction of Italian dramatic music and is remembered as one of the greatest sensations in opera history.
Jules Massenet was a well-known French composer of the Romantic Era, with over 30 opera compositions to his repertoire. Living from 1842 to 1912, Massenet composed a range of music genres including oratorios, ballets, orchestral works, incidental music, piano pieces and songs. The pieces which have proven most popular in