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, German
Composer
Frédéric ChopinFrédéric Chopin
01 March 1810, Polish
Composer

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

Claude DebussyClaude Debussy
22 August 1862, French
Composer

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

Giuseppe GaribaldiGiuseppe Garibaldi
04 July 1807, Italian
Italian Nationalist
Johannes BrahmsJohannes Brahms
07 May 1833, German
Composer and pianist

Maurice RavelMaurice Ravel
07 March 1875, French
Composer

Erik SatieErik Satie
17 May 1866, French
Musician

Giuseppe VerdiGiuseppe Verdi
10 October 1813, Italian
Composer
Sergei ProkofievSergei Prokofiev
23 April 1891, Ukrainian
Composer and pianist

Giacomo PucciniGiacomo Puccini
22 December 1858, Belgian, Italian
Composer
Edward ElgarEdward Elgar
02 June 1857, British
Composer

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

Camille Saint-SaensCamille Saint-Saëns
09 October 1835, French
Composer, Organist, Pianist
Jean SibeliusJean Sibelius
08 December 1865, Finnish
Composer

Georges BizetGeorges Bizet
25 October 1838, French
Composer
William HerschelWilliam Herschel
15 November 1738, German, British
Astronomer, Composer

Carl OrffCarl Orff
10 July 1895, German
Composer

Charles IvesCharles Ives
20 October 1874, American
Composer
Anton BrucknerAnton Bruckner
04 September 1824, Austrian
Composer

Vincenzo Bellini Vincenzo Bellini
03 November 1801, Italian
Opera Composer
Arthur SullivanArthur Sullivan
13 May 1842, British
Composer

Alban BergAlban Berg
09 February 1885, Austrian
Composer

Paul HindemithPaul Hindemith
16 November 1895, German
Composer

Nadia BoulangerNadia Boulanger
16 September 1887, French
Musician
Max BruchMax Bruch
06 January 1838, German
Composer and Conductor
Mikhail GlinkaMikhail Glinka
01 June 1804, German, Russian
Composer

Ferruccio BusoniFerruccio Busoni
01 April 1866, German, Italian
Composer

Hugo WolfHugo Wolf
13 March 1860, Slovenian
Composer

Sigmund RombergSigmund Romberg
29 July 1887, American
Composer
Max RegerMax Reger
19 March 1873, German
Composer

Clara Wieck SchumannClara Wieck Schumann
13 September 1819, German
Musician & Composer

Bedrich SmetanaBedrich Smetana
02 March 1824, Austrian, Czech
Composer

Igor Fyodorovich StravinskyIgor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
17 June 1882, American
Composer

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Adolf von HenseltAdolf von Henselt
12 May 1814, German
Composer
Isaac AlbenizIsaac Albeniz
29 May 1860, Spanish
Pianist

Gustavus Theodore von HolstGustavus Theodore von Holst
21 September 1874, British
Composer
Edgard VareseEdgard Varese
22 December 1883, American
Composer

Franz SchubertFranz Schubert
31 January 1797, Austrian
Composer, Pianist

Richard StraussRichard Strauss
11 June 1864, German
Composer, Conductor, Librettist, Writer
Irving BerlinIrving Berlin
11 May 1888, American, Russian
Street artist, Composer, Pianist, Songwriter,

Max SteinerMax Steiner
10 May 1888, Austrian, American
Conductor, Composer, Musician, Screenwriter, Film
Jacques OffenbachJacques Offenbach
20 June 1819, German, French
Composer, Cellist, Conductor, Impresario

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

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

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

Alexander ScriabinAlexander Scriabin
06 January 1872, Russian
Composer, Pianist, University teacher
Ivor NovelloIvor Novello
15 January 1893, British
Actor, Playwright, Composer, Writer, Screenwriter,

Fanny CrosbyFanny Crosby
24 March 1820, American
composer, poet, singer, writer, teacher,

Jelly Roll MortonJelly Roll Morton
20 October 1890, American
Pianist, Bandleader, Composer, Conductor, Jazz

W. C. HandyW. C. Handy
16 November 1873, American
Trumpeter, Composer, Songwriter, Autobiographer,
Alexander BorodinAlexander Borodin
12 November 1833, Russian
Composer, Chemist

Samuel Coleridge-TaylorSamuel Coleridge-Taylor
15 August 1875, British
Composer, Pianist, Conductor
Sidney BechetSidney Bechet
14 May 1897, American
Composer, Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Jazz musician

Carl Maria von WeberCarl Maria von Weber
18 November 1786, German
Composer

Houston Stewart ChamberlainHouston Stewart Chamberlain
09 September 1855, German, British
Racial theorist, Writer, Politician, Philosopher,
Fanny MendelssohnFanny Mendelssohn
14 November 1805, German
Composer, Pianist

Erich Wolfgang KorngoldErich Wolfgang Korngold
29 May 1897, Austrian, Czech, American
Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Film score composer
Fritz KreislerFritz Kreisler
02 February 1875, Austrian, American
Composer, Violinist

Francisco TárregaFrancisco Tárrega
21 November 1852, Spanish
Guitarist, Composer, Classical guitarist, Pianist

Filippo Tommaso MarinettiFilippo Tommaso Marinetti
22 December 1876, Italian
Poet, Writer, Playwright, Composer, Science
Ottorino RespighiOttorino Respighi
09 July 1879, Italian
Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Music educator,

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

Lili BoulangerLili Boulanger
21 August 1893, French
Composer

Max BrodMax Brod
27 May 1884, Czech, Israeli
Linguist, Composer, Pianist, Novelist, Translator,

Anton RubinsteinAnton Rubinstein
28 November 1829, Russian
Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Musicologist, Music
Carl CzernyCarl Czerny
20 February 1791, Austrian
pianist, composer, musicologist, music theorist
Louis VierneLouis Vierne
08 October 1870, French
Composer, Organist, University teacher

Lorenz HartLorenz Hart
02 May 1895, American
Lyricist, Composer, Playwright, Songwriter,

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

Carl NielsenCarl Nielsen
09 June 1865, Danish
Conductor, Composer, Choreographer,
Henry CowellHenry Cowell
11 March 1897, American
Composer, Musicologist, Music theorist, Pianist

Agustín LaraAgustín Lara
30 October 1897, Mexican
Composer, Singer, Actor, Songwriter

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

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

Léo DelibesLéo Delibes
21 February 1836, French
Composer, Musicologist, University teacher
Charles-Valentin AlkanCharles-Valentin Alkan
30 November 1813, French
Composer, Pianist, Linguist, Translator, Music

Mily BalakirevMily Balakirev
31 December 1836, Russian
composer, conductor, educationist, musicologist
Joseph JoachimJoseph Joachim
28 June 1831, Hungarian
Composer, Conductor, Concertmaster, Musicologist,

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

Hanns EislerHanns Eisler
06 July 1898, Austrian
Composer, Screenwriter, University teacher, Film
Engelbert HumperdinckEngelbert Humperdinck
01 September 1854, German, Indian
Composer

Charles-Marie WidorCharles-Marie Widor
21 February 1844, French
Composer, Organist, Music arranger, Music
Ferdinand Walsin EsterhazyFerdinand Walsin Esterhazy
16 December 1847, French
Military personnel, Spy, Composer

Efrem ZimbalistEfrem Zimbalist
21 April 1889, American
Composer, Conductor, Music educator, Violinist,

Karol SzymanowskiKarol Szymanowski
03 October 1882, Polish, Kosovar
Composer, Music educator, University teacher,

Giacomo BallaGiacomo Balla
18 July 1871, Italian
Painter, Sculptor, Composer
Arthur FreedArthur Freed
09 September 1894, American
Film producer, Composer, Screenwriter, Actor,

Arthur HoneggerArthur Honegger
10 March 1892, Swiss, French
Composer, Musicologist, Music educator, Film score
Henryk WieniawskiHenryk Wieniawski
10 July 1835, Polish
Composer, Music educator

Bruno WalterBruno Walter
15 September 1876, German
Conductor, Pianist, Composer, Autobiographer,

Alexander Vasilyevich AlexandrovAlexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov
01 April 1883, Russian
composer, conductor, choir director, music

Luigi RussoloLuigi Russolo
30 April 1885, Italian
Composer, Painter, Artist, Musical instrument
Moritz MoszkowskiMoritz Moszkowski
23 August 1854, Polish
Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Musicologist