Carl Maria von Weber was one of the first significant composers of the Romantic school of the 19th Century. Ability and style Born in November 1786, his influence on German classical music in the 19th Century cannot be understated.
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German Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann (14 March 1681 – 25 June 1767) became one of the most prolific composers in history, despite having to teach himself as his family disproved of his wishes to become a composer. Telemann’s career in music was extremely prosperous, though he struggled in his personal
Gustav Holst (21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934) was an English composer, most famous for his orchestral suite The Planets. Taking influence from Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss, he composed various pieces with a distinctive style, though none gained the success of his most well-known suite. Teaching and composing
Johann Strauss II (October 25, 1825 – June 3, 1899), often referred to as Johann Strauss Jr., was the first son of famous composer Johann Strauss I. Early life Born in St Ulrich near Vienna, Strauss’ father initially encouraged him to become a banker rather than a composer. Due to
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.
Edvard Grieg (15 June 1843 – 4 September 1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist. His music, to this day is familiar to a wide audience. His works from Peer Gynt are particularly popular, as well as March of the Dwarfs. His work developed Norwegian folk music as a whole
Living from 29th May 1860 to 18th May 1909, Isaac Albéniz composed works including Asturias (Leyenda), Granada, Sevilla, Cadiz, Cordoba, Cataluña, and the Tango in D which became infamous works of the guitar posthumously. Many famous traditional guitar pieces come from the works of Albéniz, despite the fact that he