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
Frédéric ChopinFrédéric Chopin
01 March 1810, Polish

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

Claude DebussyClaude Debussy
22 August 1862, French

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

Giuseppe GaribaldiGiuseppe Garibaldi
04 July 1807, Italian
Italian Nationalist
Erik SatieErik Satie
17 May 1866, French

Johannes BrahmsJohannes Brahms
07 May 1833, German
Composer and pianist

Maurice RavelMaurice Ravel
07 March 1875, French
Giuseppe VerdiGiuseppe Verdi
10 October 1813, Italian

Sergei ProkofievSergei Prokofiev
23 April 1891, Ukrainian
Composer and pianist
Edward ElgarEdward Elgar
02 June 1857, British

Giacomo PucciniGiacomo Puccini
22 December 1858, Belgian, Italian

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

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

William HerschelWilliam Herschel
15 November 1738, German, British
Astronomer, Composer
Jean SibeliusJean Sibelius
08 December 1865, Finnish

Nikolai RimskyNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
18 March 1844, Russian

Arthur SullivanArthur Sullivan
13 May 1842, British

Georges BizetGeorges Bizet
25 October 1838, French
Modest MussorgskyModest Mussorgsky
21 March 1839, Russian

Carl OrffCarl Orff
10 July 1895, German
Anton BrucknerAnton Bruckner
04 September 1824, Austrian

E. T. A. HoffmannE. T. A. Hoffmann
24 January 1776, Prussian

Charles IvesCharles Ives
20 October 1874, American
Nadia BoulangerNadia Boulanger
16 September 1887, French

Vincenzo Bellini Vincenzo Bellini
03 November 1801, Italian
Opera Composer
Mikhail GlinkaMikhail Glinka
01 June 1804, German, Russian

Alban BergAlban Berg
09 February 1885, Austrian

Paul HindemithPaul Hindemith
16 November 1895, German
Ferruccio BusoniFerruccio Busoni
01 April 1866, German, Italian

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Max BruchMax Bruch
06 January 1838, German
Composer and Conductor
Max RegerMax Reger
19 March 1873, German

Hugo WolfHugo Wolf
13 March 1860, Slovenian

Sigmund RombergSigmund Romberg
29 July 1887, American

Edgard VareseEdgard Varese
22 December 1883, American
Adolf von HenseltAdolf von Henselt
12 May 1814, German
Bedrich SmetanaBedrich Smetana
02 March 1824, Austrian, Czech

Isaac AlbenizIsaac Albeniz
29 May 1860, Spanish

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

Igor Fyodorovich StravinskyIgor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
17 June 1882, American
Gustavus Theodore von HolstGustavus Theodore von Holst
21 September 1874, British

Felix MendelssohnFelix Mendelssohn
03 February 1809, German

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

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

Jack FrostJack Frost
25 November 1893, American
Fanny CrosbyFanny Crosby
24 March 1820, American

Alexander ScriabinAlexander Scriabin
06 January 1872, Russian
Composer, Pianist, University teacher
Jacques OffenbachJacques Offenbach
20 June 1819, German, French
Composer, Cellist, Conductor, Impresario

Samuel Coleridge-TaylorSamuel Coleridge-Taylor
15 August 1875, British
Composer, Pianist, Conductor

Jelly Roll MortonJelly Roll Morton
20 October 1890, American
Pianist, Bandleader, Composer, Conductor, Jazz
Jerome KernJerome Kern
27 January 1885, American
Composer, Songwriter, Film score composer, Coin

Ivor NovelloIvor Novello
15 January 1893, British
Actor, Playwright, Composer, Writer, Screenwriter,
Houston Stewart ChamberlainHouston Stewart Chamberlain
09 September 1855, German, British
Racial theorist, Writer, Politician, Philosopher,

Alma MahlerAlma Mahler
31 August 1879, Austrian, American

Alexander BorodinAlexander Borodin
12 November 1833, Russian
Composer, Chemist

Josef HofmannJosef Hofmann
20 January 1876, Polish, American

Sidney BechetSidney Bechet
14 May 1897, American
Composer, Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Jazz musician
W. C. HandyW. C. Handy
16 November 1873, American
Trumpeter, Composer, Songwriter, Autobiographer,

Artur SchnabelArtur Schnabel
17 April 1882, Austrian
Composer, Pianist, Music educator

Max SteinerMax Steiner
10 May 1888, Austrian, American
Conductor, Composer, Musician, Screenwriter, Film

Erich Wolfgang KorngoldErich Wolfgang Korngold
29 May 1897, Austrian, Czech, American
Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Film score composer
Mack SennettMack Sennett
17 January 1880, Canadian, American

Carl Maria von WeberCarl Maria von Weber
18 November 1786, German
Francisco TárregaFrancisco Tárrega
21 November 1852, Spanish
Guitarist, Composer, Classical guitarist, Pianist

Walter GiesekingWalter Gieseking
05 November 1895, French

Fritz KreislerFritz Kreisler
02 February 1875, Austrian, American
Composer, Violinist
Jules MassenetJules Massenet
12 May 1842, French
Composer, Musicologist, Music educator, University

Cosima WagnerCosima Wagner
24 December 1837, German
Composer, Writer, Director
Nikolai MedtnerNikolai Medtner
05 January 1880, British
Composer, Pianist, University teacher

Leopold GodowskyLeopold Godowsky
13 February 1870, Lithuanian
Pianist and composer

Paul WhitemanPaul Whiteman
28 March 1890, American
Carl CzernyCarl Czerny
21 February 1791, Austrian
pianist, composer, musicologist, music theorist

Filippo Tommaso MarinettiFilippo Tommaso Marinetti
22 December 1876, Italian
Poet, Writer, Playwright, Composer, Science
Fanny MendelssohnFanny Mendelssohn
14 November 1805, German
Composer, Pianist

Ottorino RespighiOttorino Respighi
09 July 1879, Italian
Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Music educator,

Anton RubinsteinAnton Rubinstein
28 November 1829, Russian
Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Musicologist, Music

Ferdinand Walsin EsterhazyFerdinand Walsin Esterhazy
16 December 1847, French
Military personnel, Spy, Composer
Lorenz HartLorenz Hart
02 May 1895, American
Lyricist, Composer, Playwright, Songwriter,
Agustín LaraAgustín Lara
30 October 1897, Mexican
Composer, Singer, Actor, Songwriter

Tristan TzaraTristan Tzara
16 April 1896, French
Art collector, Poet, Writer, Diplomat, Film

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

Harry PartchHarry Partch
24 June 1901, American
Eugène YsaÿeEugène Ysaÿe
16 July 1858, Belgian

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

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

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

Léo DelibesLéo Delibes
21 February 1836, French
Composer, Musicologist, University teacher
Joseph JoachimJoseph Joachim
28 June 1831, Hungarian
Composer, Conductor, Concertmaster, Musicologist,

Carl NielsenCarl Nielsen
09 June 1865, Danish
Conductor, Composer, Choreographer,
Giacomo MeyerbeerGiacomo Meyerbeer
05 September 1791, German
composer, conductor, autobiographer,music director

Henry CowellHenry Cowell
11 March 1897, American
Composer, Musicologist, Music theorist, Pianist
Ethel SmythEthel Smyth
22 April 1858, British
Harry WarrenHarry Warren
24 December 1893, American