Find out more about the greatest 19th Century French Musicians, including Jeanne Calment, Claude Debussy, Camille Saint-Saëns, Maurice Ravel and Erik Satie.
Claude DebussyClaude Debussy
22 August 1862
Composer
Erik SatieErik Satie
17 May 1866
Musician

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

Maurice RavelMaurice Ravel
07 March 1875
Composer

Louis-Hector BerliozHector Berlioz
11 December 1803
Music Composer

Georges BizetGeorges Bizet
25 October 1838
Composer
Gabriel FauréGabriel Fauré
12 May 1845
French Composer & Pianist

Nadia BoulangerNadia Boulanger
16 September 1887
Musician

Charles GounodCharles Gounod
17 June 1818
Composer

Paul DukasPaul Dukas
01 October 1865
Composer
Cesar FranckCesar Franck
10 December 1822
Composer, pianist, organist and music teacher

Jacques OffenbachJacques Offenbach
20 June 1819
Composer, Cellist, Conductor, Impresario
Jules MassenetJules Massenet
12 May 1842
Composer, Musicologist, Music educator, University

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

Tristan TzaraTristan Tzara
16 April 1896
Art collector, Poet, Writer, Diplomat, Film
Charles-Valentin AlkanCharles-Valentin Alkan
30 November 1813
Composer, Pianist, Linguist, Translator, Music

Léo DelibesLéo Delibes
21 February 1836
Composer, Musicologist, University teacher
Darius MilhaudDarius Milhaud
04 September 1892
Classical composer, Conductor, Autobiographer,

Lili BoulangerLili Boulanger
21 August 1893
Composer

Louis VierneLouis Vierne
08 October 1870
Composer, Organist, University teacher
Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel
07 December 1889
Playwright, Philosopher, Writer, University

Arthur HoneggerArthur Honegger
10 March 1892
Composer, Musicologist, Music educator, Film score
Reynaldo HahnReynaldo Hahn
09 August 1874
Conductor, Composer, Choreographer, Music critic,

André MessagerAndré Messager
30 December 1853
Composer

Charles-Marie WidorCharles-Marie Widor
21 February 1844
Composer, Organist, Music arranger, Music

Édouard LaloÉdouard Lalo
27 January 1823
Composer
Cécile ChaminadeCécile Chaminade
08 August 1857
Pianist, Composer, Musician
Ernest ChaussonErnest Chausson
20 January 1855
Conductor, Composer, Pianist

Emmanuel ChabrierEmmanuel Chabrier
18 January 1841
Composer, Pianist

Fromental HalévyFromental Halévy
27 May 1799
Composer

Jacques IbertJacques Ibert
15 August 1890
Conductor, Composer, Musician, Musicologist, Film
Ignaz PleyelIgnaz Pleyel
18 June 1757
Composer

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Wanda LandowskaWanda Landowska
05 July 1879
Harpsichordist

Albert RousselAlbert Roussel
05 April 1869
Composer

Marcel DupréMarcel Dupré
03 May 1886
Musician

Charles KoechlinCharles Koechlin
27 November 1867
Composer
Rodolphe KreutzerRodolphe Kreutzer
16 November 1766
Violinist

Théodore DuboisThéodore Dubois
24 August 1837
Composer
Alphonse AllaisAlphonse Allais
20 October 1854
Writer, Poet, Journalist, Screenwriter, Painter,

Emil WaldteufelEmil Waldteufel
09 December 1837
Pianist

Pauline Garcia-ViardotPauline Garcia-Viardot
18 July 1821
 
Adolphe-Charles AdamAdolphe-Charles Adam
24 July 1803
 

Vincent d'IndyVincent d'Indy
27 March 1851
Composer