Ludwig van Beethoven - German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers.
Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) was a Russian composer. He composed a wide range of musical works, though his most popular music is probably from his ballets including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. The circumstances of his tragic death are not fully understood.
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) was a late-Romantic Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. Aside from early works such as a movement from a piano quartet composed when he was a student in Vienna, Mahler's works are designed for large orchestral forces, symphonic choruses and operatic soloists.
Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) ~ He was a composer of the Romantic Era, but he looked to Classical composers and Beethoven in particular for his inspiration. He was a master craftsman of symphonies, concertos and chamber music, with many songs and pieces for solo piano.
Franz Peter Schubert (1797 – 1828) was an Austrian composer. Schubert died at 31 but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. His output consists of over six hundred secular vocal works, seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and piano music. Today, Schubert is ranked among the greatest composers of the late Classical era and early Romantic era and is one of the most frequently performed composers of the early nineteenth century.
Composer Claude Debussy Achille-Claude Debussy was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though he himself intensely disliked the term when applied to his compositions. Wikipedia Born: August 22, 1862, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France Died: March 25, 1918, Paris, France
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) was born in Lawrence, MA from Russian Jewish parents. Bernstein studied music at Harvard University and had a distinguished career as a conductor, composer, music lecturer and pianist. In 1957, Bernstein was named Music Director of the New York Philharmonic and he gained notoriety for conducting concerts with many of the world's leading orchestras. Bernstein received several Emmy awards.He wrote 3 symphonies, 2 operas, and 5 musicals, including "West Side…