Find out more about the greatest 19th Century Pianists, including Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Duke Ellington, Camille Saint-Saëns and Sergei Prokofiev.
Frédéric ChopinFrédéric Chopin
01 March 1810, Polish
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

Florence Foster JenkinsFlorence Foster Jenkins
19 July 1868, American
Socialite

Erik SatieErik Satie
17 May 1866, French
Musician

Jimmy DuranteJimmy Durante
10 February 1893, American
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Pianist
Sergei ProkofievSergei Prokofiev
23 April 1891, Ukrainian
Composer and pianist

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

Gabriel FauréGabriel Fauré
12 May 1845, French
French Composer & Pianist
Adolf von HenseltAdolf von Henselt
12 May 1814, German
Composer

Isaac AlbenizIsaac Albeniz
29 May 1860, Spanish
Pianist
Felix MendelssohnFelix Mendelssohn
03 February 1809, German
Composer

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

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

Arnold BaxArnold Bax
08 November 1883, British
Composer

Alexander ScriabinAlexander Scriabin
06 January 1872, Russian
Composer, Pianist, University teacher
Jelly Roll MortonJelly Roll Morton
20 October 1890, American
Pianist, Bandleader, Composer, Conductor, Jazz

Fanny MendelssohnFanny Mendelssohn
14 November 1805, German
Composer, Pianist

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

Erich Wolfgang KorngoldErich Wolfgang Korngold
29 May 1897, Austrian, Czech, American
Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Film score composer
W. C. HandyW. C. Handy
16 November 1873, American
Trumpeter, Composer, Songwriter, Autobiographer,

Francisco TárregaFrancisco Tárrega
21 November 1852, Spanish
Guitarist, Composer, Classical guitarist, Pianist
Anton RubinsteinAnton Rubinstein
28 November 1829, Russian
Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Musicologist, Music

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

Henry CowellHenry Cowell
11 March 1897, American
Composer, Musicologist, Music theorist, Pianist
Samuel Coleridge-TaylorSamuel Coleridge-Taylor
15 August 1875, British
Composer, Pianist, Conductor

Carl NielsenCarl Nielsen
09 June 1865, Danish
Conductor, Composer, Choreographer,
Charles-Valentin AlkanCharles-Valentin Alkan
30 November 1813, French
Composer, Pianist, Linguist, Translator, Music

José IturbiJosé Iturbi
28 November 1895, Spanish
Conductor

Hans von BülowHans von Bülow
08 January 1830, German
Conductor
Karol SzymanowskiKarol Szymanowski
03 October 1882, Polish, Kosovar
Composer, Music educator, University teacher,

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Max BrodMax Brod
27 May 1884, Czech, Israeli
Linguist, Composer, Pianist, Novelist, Translator,
Kaikhosru Shapurji SorabjiKaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
14 August 1892, British
Pianist, Composer, Music critic, Writer

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

Moritz MoszkowskiMoritz Moszkowski
23 August 1854, Polish
Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Musicologist

Nikolai MedtnerNikolai Medtner
05 January 1880, British
Composer, Pianist, University teacher
Reynaldo HahnReynaldo Hahn
09 August 1874, French, Venezuelan
Conductor, Composer, Choreographer, Music critic,
Cécile ChaminadeCécile Chaminade
08 August 1857, French
Pianist, Composer, Musician

Myra HessMyra Hess
25 February 1890, British
Pianist

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

Blind Tom WigginsBlind Tom Wiggins
25 May 1849, American
Music Performer
Emmanuel ChabrierEmmanuel Chabrier
18 January 1841, French
Composer, Pianist

George SzellGeorge Szell
07 June 1897, Hungarian, American
Conductor, Pianist, Composer, University teacher

Wilhelm KempffWilhelm Kempff
25 November 1895, German
Pianist

Mario Castelnuovo-TedescoMario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
03 April 1895, Italian, American
Composer, Pianist, Film score composer

Alfred CortotAlfred Cortot
26 September 1877, Swiss, French
Pianist
Ferde GroféFerde Grofé
27 March 1892, American
Composer

Olga SamaroffOlga Samaroff
08 August 1880, American
Pianist
Josef HofmannJosef Hofmann
20 January 1876, Polish, American
Pianist

Leopold GodowskyLeopold Godowsky
13 February 1870, Lithuanian
Pianist and composer

Nicolas SlonimskyNicolas Slonimsky
27 April 1894, American
Conductor
Ernest ChaussonErnest Chausson
20 January 1855, French
Conductor, Composer, Pianist

Anatoly LyadovAnatoly Lyadov
12 May 1855, Russian
Composer
Federico MompouFederico Mompou
16 April 1893, Spanish
Composer, Pianist

Maud AllanMaud Allan
27 August 1873, Canadian
Pianist

Alfredo CasellaAlfredo Casella
25 July 1883, Italian
Composer, Conductor, Pianist

Wanda LandowskaWanda Landowska
05 July 1879, French, Polish
Harpsichordist

Ignaz PleyelIgnaz Pleyel
18 June 1757, French
Composer
William Sterndale BennettWilliam Sterndale Bennett
13 April 1816, British
Composer

Sigismond ThalbergSigismond Thalberg
08 January 1812, Swiss
Composer

Carl ReineckeCarl Reinecke
23 June 1824, German
Composer

Dimitri MitropoulosDimitri Mitropoulos
18 February 1896, Greek
Conductor
Walter GiesekingWalter Gieseking
05 November 1895, French
Pianist

Robert Russell BennettRobert Russell Bennett
15 June 1894, American
Composer
Jan Ladislav DussekJan Ladislav Dussek
12 February 1760, Czech
Composer

Erwin SchulhoffErwin Schulhoff
08 June 1894, Austrian, Czech
Composer, Pianist, Choreographer, Conductor

Joachim RaffJoachim Raff
27 May 1822, Swiss, German
Composer
Friedrich KalkbrennerFriedrich Kalkbrenner
07 November 1785, German
Musician

Heinrich SchenkerHeinrich Schenker
19 June 1868, Polish
Music theorist
André MessagerAndré Messager
30 December 1853, French
Composer

Wilhelm BackhausWilhelm Backhaus
26 March 1884, German
Pianist

Theodor LeschetizkyTheodor Leschetizky
22 June 1830, Polish
Pianist
Bennie MotenBennie Moten
13 November 1894, American
Jazz pianist

Sébastien ÉrardSébastien Érard
05 April 1752, French
French musical instrument maker
Alexander TcherepninAlexander Tcherepnin
21 January 1899, Russian
Composer

Jimmy YanceyJimmy Yancey
20 February 1894, American
Pianist

Ossip GabrilowitschOssip Gabrilowitsch
07 February 1878, American, Russian
Pianist

Ferenc ErkelFerenc Erkel
07 November 1810, Hungarian
Composer
Johann Baptist CramerJohann Baptist Cramer
24 February 1771, German, British
Pianist
Ferdinand HillerFerdinand Hiller
24 October 1811, German
Composer

William SteinbergWilliam Steinberg
01 August 1899, German
Conductor

Benno MoiseiwitschBenno Moiseiwitsch
22 February 1890, Ukrainian, Russian
Pianist

Ernő DohnányiErnő Dohnányi
27 July 1877, Hungarian
Composer
Ignaz FriedmanIgnaz Friedman
13 February 1882, Polish
Pianist

Robert CasadesusRobert Casadesus
07 April 1899, French
Pianist

Henri HerzHenri Herz
06 January 1803, Austrian, French
Pianist

Emil von SauerEmil von Sauer
08 October 1862, German
Composer

Isidor PhilippIsidor Philipp
02 September 1863, French, Hungarian
Pianist
Carrie Jacobs-BondCarrie Jacobs-Bond
11 August 1862, American
Singer

Tobias MatthayTobias Matthay
19 February 1858, British
Pianist
Josef LhévinneJosef Lhévinne
13 December 1874, Russian
Pianist

Nikolai TcherepninNikolai Tcherepnin
15 May 1873, Russian
Composer
Karl TausigKarl Tausig
04 November 1841, Polish
Pianist
Harold BauerHarold Bauer
28 April 1873, British
Pianist