Find out more about the greatest 19th Century Musicians, including Frédéric Chopin, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Richard Wagner, Jeanne Calment and Franz Liszt
Ludwig van BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven
16 December 1770, German
Composer
Fred AstaireFred Astaire
10 May 1899, American
Dancer

Frédéric ChopinFrédéric Chopin
01 March 1810, Polish
Composer

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

Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
07 May 1840, Russian
Composer

Claude DebussyClaude Debussy
22 August 1862, French
Composer
Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington
29 April 1899, American
Composer, Pianist and Bandleader

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

George GershwinGeorge Gershwin
26 September 1898, American
Composer

Cole PorterCole Porter
09 June 1891, American
Composer, Songwriter
Giuseppe GaribaldiGiuseppe Garibaldi
04 July 1807, Italian
Italian Nationalist

Maurice RavelMaurice Ravel
07 March 1875, French
Composer
Erik SatieErik Satie
17 May 1866, French
Musician

Florence Foster JenkinsFlorence Foster Jenkins
19 July 1868, American
Socialite

Antonín DvořákAntonín Dvořák
08 September 1841, Czech
Composer
Johannes BrahmsJohannes Brahms
07 May 1833, German
Composer and pianist

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

Robert SchumannRobert Schumann
08 June 1810, German
Composer, Aesthete and Music Critic

George M. CohanGeorge M. Cohan
03 July 1878, American
American playwright
Jimmy DuranteJimmy Durante
10 February 1893, American
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Pianist

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

Scott JoplinScott Joplin
24 November 1868, American
Composer and Pianist

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

Edvard GriegEdvard Grieg
15 June 1843, Norwegian
Pianist and music composer
Kazi Nazrul IslamKazi Nazrul Islam
24 May 1899, Bangladeshi, Indian
National Poet of Bangladesh
Jean SibeliusJean Sibelius
08 December 1865, Finnish
Composer

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

Ralph Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan Williams
12 October 1872, British
Composer

Louis-Hector BerliozHector Berlioz
11 December 1803, French
Music Composer
Nikolai Rimsky-KorsakovNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
18 March 1844, Russian
Music composer, teacher and editor

Continue Reading Below
Stephen FosterStephen Foster
04 July 1826, American
Composer, Lyricist

Georges BizetGeorges Bizet
25 October 1838, French
Composer

William HerschelWilliam Herschel
15 November 1738, German, British
Astronomer, Composer

Modest MussorgskyModest Mussorgsky
21 March 1839, Russian
Composer and Songwriter
Carl OrffCarl Orff
10 July 1895, German
Composer

Gabriel FauréGabriel Fauré
12 May 1845, French
French Composer & Pianist
Anton BrucknerAnton Bruckner
04 September 1824, Austrian
Composer

Buddy BoldenBuddy Bolden
06 September 1877, American
Musical Artist

Charles IvesCharles Ives
20 October 1874, American
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

Nadia BoulangerNadia Boulanger
16 September 1887, French
Musician

Paul HindemithPaul Hindemith
16 November 1895, German
Composer

Percy GraingerPercy Grainger
08 July 1882, Australian, American
Musician, Composer, arranger and pianist

Charles GounodCharles Gounod
17 June 1818, French
Composer
Frederick DeliusFrederick Delius
29 January 1862, British
Composer

Heitor Villa-LobosHeitor Villa-Lobos
05 March 1887, Brazilian
Latin American Composer

Max BruchMax Bruch
06 January 1838, German
Composer and Conductor

Mikhail GlinkaMikhail Glinka
01 June 1804, German, Russian
Composer
Manuel de FallaManuel de Falla
23 November 1876, Spanish
Classical music composer

Ferruccio BusoniFerruccio Busoni
01 April 1866, German, Italian
Composer
Enrique GranadosEnrique Granados
27 July 1867, Spanish
Pianist and Composer

Sigmund RombergSigmund Romberg
29 July 1887, American
Composer

Hugo WolfHugo Wolf
13 March 1860, Slovenian
Composer
Amy BeachAmy Beach
05 September 1867, American
Pianist, Music Composer

Paul DukasPaul Dukas
01 October 1865, French
Composer
Max RegerMax Reger
19 March 1873, German
Composer

Louis Moreau GottschalkLouis Moreau Gottschalk
08 May 1829, American
Composer

Ernest BlochErnest Bloch
24 July 1880, Swiss
Composer
Ruggero LeoncavalloRuggero Leoncavallo
23 April 1857, Italian
Composer

Edward MacDowellEdward MacDowell
18 December 1860, American
Composer and Pianist
Silvestre RevueltasSilvestre Revueltas
31 December 1899, Mexican
Music composer, violinist and teacher

Edgard VareseEdgard Varese
22 December 1883, American
Composer

Teresa CarrenoTeresa Carreno
22 December 1853, Venezuelan
Singer, Pianist, Composer

Clara Wieck SchumannClara Wieck Schumann
13 September 1819, German
Musician & Composer
Bedrich SmetanaBedrich Smetana
02 March 1824, Austrian, Czech
Composer
Cesar FranckCesar Franck
10 December 1822, French
Composer, pianist, organist and music teacher

Adolf von HenseltAdolf von Henselt
12 May 1814, German
Composer

Isaac AlbenizIsaac Albeniz
29 May 1860, Spanish
Pianist

Zoltan KodalyZoltan Kodaly
16 December 1882, Hungarian
Composer
Andres SegoviaAndres Segovia
21 February 1893, Spanish
Guitarist

Aleksandr BorodinAleksandr Borodin
12 November 1833, Russian
Composer, Chemist

Gustavus Theodore von HolstGustavus Theodore von Holst
21 September 1874, British
Composer

Carlos ChavezCarlos Chavez
13 June 1899, Mexican
Composer, conductor

Leos JanacekLeos Janacek
03 July 1854, Czech
Composer
Richard Georg StraussRichard Georg Strauss
11 June 1864, German
Composer

Igor Fyodorovich StravinskyIgor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
17 June 1882, American
Composer
Cesar CuiCesar Cui
18 January 1835, Lithuanian, Russian
Composer, Writer and Critic

Fanny Mendelssohn HenselFanny Mendelssohn Hensel
14 November 1805, German
Musician and Composer

Edmond Dédé Edmond Dédé
20 November 1827, American
Violinist and Orchestra Conductor
Karl Lawrence KingKarl Lawrence King
21 February 1891, American
Musician (Composer)

Aleksandr ScriabinAleksandr Scriabin
06 January 1872, Russian
Russian Symbolist Composer
John EllaJohn Ella
19 December 1802, British
Violinist

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,
Jacques OffenbachJacques Offenbach
20 June 1819, German, French
Composer, Cellist, Conductor, Impresario

Jack FrostJack Frost
25 November 1893, American
Composer
Clara SchumannClara Schumann
13 September 1819, German
Pianist, Composer, Music educator

Jerome KernJerome Kern
27 January 1885, American
Composer, Songwriter, Film score composer, Coin
Max SteinerMax Steiner
10 May 1888, Austrian, American
Conductor, Composer, Musician, Screenwriter, Film

Eddie CantorEddie Cantor
31 January 1892, American
comedian
Alexander ScriabinAlexander Scriabin
06 January 1872, Russian
Composer, Pianist, University teacher