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

Maurice RavelMaurice Ravel
07 March 1875
Composer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lili BoulangerLili Boulanger
21 August 1893
Composer

Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel
07 December 1889
Playwright, Philosopher, Writer, University
Arthur HoneggerArthur Honegger
10 March 1892
Composer, Musicologist, Music educator, Film score

Alfred CortotAlfred Cortot
26 September 1877
Pianist
Adolphe AdamAdolphe Adam
24 July 1803
Composer

Reynaldo HahnReynaldo Hahn
09 August 1874
Conductor, Composer, Choreographer, Music critic,

Cécile ChaminadeCécile Chaminade
08 August 1857
Pianist, Composer, Musician
Pauline ViardotPauline Viardot
18 July 1821
Soprano

Emmanuel ChabrierEmmanuel Chabrier
18 January 1841
Composer, Pianist
Charles-Marie WidorCharles-Marie Widor
21 February 1844
Composer, Organist, Music arranger, Music

Louis VierneLouis Vierne
08 October 1870
Composer, Organist, University teacher

Wanda LandowskaWanda Landowska
05 July 1879
Harpsichordist
Daniel AuberDaniel Auber
29 January 1782
Composer

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

Étienne MéhulÉtienne Méhul
22 June 1763
Composer

Ernest ChaussonErnest Chausson
20 January 1855
Conductor, Composer, Pianist

Fromental HalévyFromental Halévy
27 May 1799
Composer
Édouard LaloÉdouard Lalo
27 January 1823
Composer
Maria MalibranMaria Malibran
24 March 1808
Singer

Marcel DupréMarcel Dupré
03 May 1886
Musician

Rodolphe KreutzerRodolphe Kreutzer
16 November 1766
Violinist

Walter GiesekingWalter Gieseking
05 November 1895
Pianist
Albert RousselAlbert Roussel
05 April 1869
Composer

Charles KoechlinCharles Koechlin
27 November 1867
Composer

François-Joseph GossecFrançois-Joseph Gossec
17 January 1734
Composer

André MessagerAndré Messager
30 December 1853
Composer

Sébastien ÉrardSébastien Érard
05 April 1752
French musical instrument maker
Florent SchmittFlorent Schmitt
28 September 1870
Composer

Pierre-Jean de BérangerPierre-Jean de Béranger
19 August 1780
Poet
Joseph CanteloubeJoseph Canteloube
21 October 1879
Composer

Benjamin GodardBenjamin Godard
18 August 1849
Violinist

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

André GrétryAndré Grétry
08 February 1741
Composer
Gustave CharpentierGustave Charpentier
25 June 1860
Composer

Robert CasadesusRobert Casadesus
07 April 1899
Pianist

Félicien DavidFélicien David
13 April 1810
Composer

Jacques ThibaudJacques Thibaud
27 September 1880
Violinist

Henri HerzHenri Herz
06 January 1803
Pianist
Ferdinand HéroldFerdinand Hérold
28 January 1791
Composer

Isidor PhilippIsidor Philipp
02 September 1863
Pianist

Arnold DolmetschArnold Dolmetsch
24 February 1858
Musician

Charles LecocqCharles Lecocq
03 June 1832
Composer
Jean-François Le SueurJean-François Le Sueur
15 February 1760
Composer

Adolphe NourritAdolphe Nourrit
03 March 1802
Musician
Gilbert DuprezGilbert Duprez
06 December 1806
Tenor

Maurice MartenotMaurice Martenot
14 October 1898
Cellist

Raoul PugnoRaoul Pugno
23 June 1852
Composer
François HabeneckFrançois Habeneck
22 January 1781
Violinist

Robert PlanquetteRobert Planquette
31 July 1848
Composer
Alfred BruneauAlfred Bruneau
03 March 1857
Composer

Louis DiémerLouis Diémer
14 February 1843
Pianist

Louis-Albert Bourgault-DucoudrayLouis-Albert Bourgault-Ducoudray
02 February 1840
French composer
Francis PlantéFrancis Planté
02 March 1839
Pianist

Charles BordesCharles Bordes
12 May 1863
Musical Composer
Camilla UrsoCamilla Urso
13 June 1842
Violinist

Louis DuportLouis Duport
01 January 1786
Ballet dancer

Charles MunchCharles Munch
26 September 1891
Conductor

Henri DuparcHenri Duparc
21 January 1848
Composer
Emil WaldteufelEmil Waldteufel
09 December 1837
Pianist
Vincent d'IndyVincent d'Indy
27 March 1851
Composer