19th Century Composers
Find out more about the greatest 19th Century Composers, including Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Jean Sibelius, Giuseppe Verdi and Camille Saint-Saëns
Ludwig van BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven
16 December 1770, Austrian, German
Composer
Frédéric ChopinFrédéric Chopin
01 March 1810, Polish
Composer

Richard WagnerRichard Wagner
22 May 1813, German
Composer, conductor, theatre director

Franz LisztFranz Liszt
22 October 1811, German, Hungarian
Composer, pianist, conductor and teacher

Claude DebussyClaude Debussy
22 August 1862, French
Composer

Arthur SullivanArthur Sullivan
13 May 1842, British
Composer
Erik SatieErik Satie
17 May 1866, French
Musician

Giuseppe GaribaldiGiuseppe Garibaldi
04 July 1807, Italian
Italian Nationalist

Johannes BrahmsJohannes Brahms
07 May 1833, German
Composer and pianist
Giuseppe VerdiGiuseppe Verdi
10 October 1813, Italian
Composer

Giacomo PucciniGiacomo Puccini
22 December 1858, Belgian, Italian
Composer
Sergei ProkofievSergei Prokofiev
23 April 1891, Ukrainian
Composer and pianist

Maurice RavelMaurice Ravel
07 March 1875, French
Composer

Camille Saint-SaensCamille Saint-Saëns
09 October 1835, French
Composer, Organist, Pianist

Jean SibeliusJean Sibelius
08 December 1865, Finnish
Composer

Edward ElgarEdward Elgar
02 June 1857, British
Composer
Georges BizetGeorges Bizet
25 October 1838, French
Composer

Nikolai RimskyNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
18 March 1844, Russian
Composer

John Philip SousaJohn Philip Sousa
06 November 1854, American
Conductor, Composer

William HerschelWilliam Herschel
15 November 1738, German, British
Astronomer, Composer
Modest MussorgskyModest Mussorgsky
21 March 1839, Russian
Composer

E. T. A. HoffmannE. T. A. Hoffmann
24 January 1776, Prussian
Author
Carl OrffCarl Orff
10 July 1895, German
Composer

Anton BrucknerAnton Bruckner
04 September 1824, Austrian
Composer

Charles IvesCharles Ives
20 October 1874, American
Composer
Alban BergAlban Berg
09 February 1885, Austrian
Composer

Vincenzo Bellini Vincenzo Bellini
03 November 1801, Italian
Opera Composer
Paul HindemithPaul Hindemith
16 November 1895, German
Composer

Nadia BoulangerNadia Boulanger
16 September 1887, French
Musician

Mikhail GlinkaMikhail Glinka
01 June 1804, German, Russian
Composer
Max BruchMax Bruch
06 January 1838, German
Composer and Conductor

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Ferruccio BusoniFerruccio Busoni
01 April 1866, German, Italian
Composer
Hugo WolfHugo Wolf
13 March 1860, Slovenian
Composer

Max RegerMax Reger
19 March 1873, German
Composer

Sigmund RombergSigmund Romberg
29 July 1887, American
Composer

Edgard VareseEdgard Varese
22 December 1883, American
Composer
Adolf von HenseltAdolf von Henselt
12 May 1814, German
Composer
Clara Wieck SchumannClara Wieck Schumann
13 September 1819, German
Musician & Composer

Igor Fyodorovich StravinskyIgor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
17 June 1882, American
Composer

Bedrich SmetanaBedrich Smetana
02 March 1824, Austrian, Czech
Composer

Gustavus Theodore von HolstGustavus Theodore von Holst
21 September 1874, British
Composer
Isaac AlbenizIsaac Albeniz
29 May 1860, Spanish
Pianist

Irving BerlinIrving Berlin
11 May 1888, American, Russian
Street artist, Composer, Pianist, Songwriter,

Jack FrostJack Frost
25 November 1893, American
Composer

Clara SchumannClara Schumann
13 September 1819, German
Pianist, Composer, Music educator

Ivor NovelloIvor Novello
15 January 1893, British
Actor, Playwright, Composer, Writer, Screenwriter,
Jelly Roll MortonJelly Roll Morton
20 October 1890, American
Pianist, Bandleader, Composer, Conductor, Jazz

Alexander ScriabinAlexander Scriabin
06 January 1872, Russian
Composer, Pianist, University teacher
Fanny CrosbyFanny Crosby
24 March 1820, American
Poet

Jerome KernJerome Kern
27 January 1885, American
Composer, Songwriter, Film score composer, Coin

Jacques OffenbachJacques Offenbach
20 June 1819, German, French
Composer, Cellist, Conductor, Impresario
Houston Stewart ChamberlainHouston Stewart Chamberlain
09 September 1855, German, British
Racial theorist, Writer, Politician, Philosopher,

Alexander BorodinAlexander Borodin
12 November 1833, Russian
Composer, Chemist
Carl Maria von WeberCarl Maria von Weber
18 November 1786, German
Composer

W. C. HandyW. C. Handy
16 November 1873, American
Trumpeter, Composer, Songwriter, Autobiographer,

Sidney BechetSidney Bechet
14 May 1897, American
Composer, Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Jazz musician

Mack SennettMack Sennett
17 January 1880, Canadian, American
Actor

Filippo Tommaso MarinettiFilippo Tommaso Marinetti
22 December 1876, Italian
Poet, Writer, Playwright, Composer, Science
Max SteinerMax Steiner
10 May 1888, Austrian, American
Conductor, Composer, Musician, Screenwriter, Film

Ferdinand Walsin EsterhazyFerdinand Walsin Esterhazy
16 December 1847, French
Military personnel, Spy, Composer

Paul WhitemanPaul Whiteman
28 March 1890, American
Bandleader

Erich Wolfgang KorngoldErich Wolfgang Korngold
29 May 1897, Austrian, Czech, American
Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Film score composer
Francisco TárregaFrancisco Tárrega
21 November 1852, Spanish
Guitarist, Composer, Classical guitarist, Pianist

Fritz KreislerFritz Kreisler
02 February 1875, Austrian, American
Composer, Violinist
Fanny MendelssohnFanny Mendelssohn
14 November 1805, German
Composer, Pianist

Jules MassenetJules Massenet
12 May 1842, French
Composer, Musicologist, Music educator, University

Tristan TzaraTristan Tzara
16 April 1896, French
Art collector, Poet, Writer, Diplomat, Film
Cosima WagnerCosima Wagner
24 December 1837, German
Composer, Writer, Director

Lorenz HartLorenz Hart
02 May 1895, American
Lyricist, Composer, Playwright, Songwriter,
Anton RubinsteinAnton Rubinstein
28 November 1829, Russian
Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Musicologist, Music

Arthur FreedArthur Freed
09 September 1894, American
Film producer, Composer, Screenwriter, Actor,

Carl CzernyCarl Czerny
20 February 1791, Austrian
pianist, composer, musicologist, music theorist
Léo DelibesLéo Delibes
21 February 1836, French
Composer, Musicologist, University teacher

Ottorino RespighiOttorino Respighi
09 July 1879, Italian
Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Music educator,
Carl NielsenCarl Nielsen
09 June 1865, Danish
Conductor, Composer, Choreographer,

Giacomo MeyerbeerGiacomo Meyerbeer
05 September 1791, German
composer, conductor, autobiographer,music director

Harry PartchHarry Partch
24 June 1901, American
Composer

Harry WarrenHarry Warren
24 December 1893, American
Composer
Samuel Coleridge-TaylorSamuel Coleridge-Taylor
15 August 1875, British
Composer, Pianist, Conductor
Mily BalakirevMily Balakirev
31 December 1836, Russian
composer, conductor, educationist, musicologist

Charles-Valentin AlkanCharles-Valentin Alkan
30 November 1813, French
Composer, Pianist, Linguist, Translator, Music

Darius MilhaudDarius Milhaud
04 September 1892, French
Classical composer, Conductor, Autobiographer,

Agustín LaraAgustín Lara
30 October 1897, Mexican
Composer, Singer, Actor, Songwriter
Henry CowellHenry Cowell
11 March 1897, American
Composer, Musicologist, Music theorist, Pianist

Alexander GlazunovAlexander Glazunov
10 August 1865, Russian
Composer, Choreographer, Conductor, Educationist,

Eugène YsaÿeEugène Ysaÿe
16 July 1858, Belgian
Violinist

Pablo de SarasatePablo de Sarasate
10 March 1844, Spanish
Composer, Violinist

Lili BoulangerLili Boulanger
21 August 1893, French
Composer
Joseph JoachimJoseph Joachim
28 June 1831, Hungarian
Composer, Conductor, Concertmaster, Musicologist,

Giacomo BallaGiacomo Balla
18 July 1871, Italian
Painter, Sculptor, Composer
Engelbert HumperdinckEngelbert Humperdinck
01 September 1854, German, Indian
Composer

Bruno WalterBruno Walter
15 September 1876, German
Conductor, Pianist, Composer, Autobiographer,
James Reese EuropeJames Reese Europe
22 February 1880, American
Composer
Hans von BülowHans von Bülow
08 January 1830, German
Conductor