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

Jimmy DuranteJimmy Durante
10 February 1893, American
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Pianist

Erik SatieErik Satie
17 May 1866, French
Musician

Florence Foster JenkinsFlorence Foster Jenkins
19 July 1868, American
Socialite
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

Irving BerlinIrving Berlin
11 May 1888, American, Russian
Street artist, Composer, Pianist, Songwriter,
Clara SchumannClara Schumann
13 September 1819, German
Pianist, Composer, Music educator

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
W. C. HandyW. C. Handy
16 November 1873, American
Trumpeter, Composer, Songwriter, Autobiographer,

Erich Wolfgang KorngoldErich Wolfgang Korngold
29 May 1897, Austrian, Czech, American
Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Film score composer
Anton RubinsteinAnton Rubinstein
28 November 1829, Russian
Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Musicologist, Music

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

Francisco TárregaFrancisco Tárrega
21 November 1852, Spanish
Guitarist, Composer, Classical guitarist, Pianist
Fanny MendelssohnFanny Mendelssohn
14 November 1805, German
Composer, Pianist

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

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

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

Carl NielsenCarl Nielsen
09 June 1865, Danish
Conductor, Composer, Choreographer,
Max BrodMax Brod
27 May 1884, Czech, Israeli
Linguist, Composer, Pianist, Novelist, Translator,
Alexander GlazunovAlexander Glazunov
10 August 1865, Russian
Composer, Choreographer, Conductor, Educationist,

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

Karol SzymanowskiKarol Szymanowski
03 October 1882, Polish, Kosovar
Composer, Music educator, University teacher,

Hans von BülowHans von Bülow
08 January 1830, German
Conductor
Arnold BaxArnold Bax
08 November 1883, British
Composer, Poet, Writer, Pianist

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

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

Wilhelm KempffWilhelm Kempff
25 November 1895, German
Pianist

André MessagerAndré Messager
30 December 1853, French
Composer
Moritz MoszkowskiMoritz Moszkowski
23 August 1854, Polish
Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Musicologist

Nikolai MedtnerNikolai Medtner
05 January 1880, British
Composer, Pianist, University teacher
George SzellGeorge Szell
07 June 1897, Hungarian, American
Conductor, Pianist, Composer, University teacher

William Sterndale BennettWilliam Sterndale Bennett
13 April 1816, British
Composer

Cécile ChaminadeCécile Chaminade
08 August 1857, French
Pianist, Composer, Musician
Ernest ChaussonErnest Chausson
20 January 1855, French
Conductor, Composer, Pianist

Ferde GroféFerde Grofé
27 March 1892, American
Composer
Mario Castelnuovo-TedescoMario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
03 April 1895, Italian, American
Composer, Pianist, Film score composer

Emmanuel ChabrierEmmanuel Chabrier
18 January 1841, French
Composer, Pianist

Kaikhosru Shapurji SorabjiKaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
14 August 1892, British
Pianist, Composer, Music critic, Writer

Ignaz PleyelIgnaz Pleyel
18 June 1757, French
Composer

Myra HessMyra Hess
25 February 1890, British
Pianist
Josef HofmannJosef Hofmann
20 January 1876, Polish, American
Pianist, Composer, Screenwriter, University

Leopold GodowskyLeopold Godowsky
13 February 1870, Lithuanian
Pianist and composer

Sigismond ThalbergSigismond Thalberg
08 January 1812, Swiss
Composer

Nicolas SlonimskyNicolas Slonimsky
27 April 1894, American
Conductor
Wanda LandowskaWanda Landowska
05 July 1879, French, Polish
Harpsichordist

Federico MompouFederico Mompou
16 April 1893, Spanish
Composer, Pianist
Erwin SchulhoffErwin Schulhoff
08 June 1894, Austrian, Czech
Composer, Pianist, Choreographer, Conductor

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

Maud AllanMaud Allan
27 August 1873, Canadian
Pianist
Carl ReineckeCarl Reinecke
23 June 1824, German
Composer

Joachim RaffJoachim Raff
27 May 1822, Swiss, German
Composer
Jan Ladislav DussekJan Ladislav Dussek
12 February 1760, Czech
Composer

Ernő DohnányiErnő Dohnányi
27 July 1877, Hungarian
Composer

Sergey ProkofievSergey Prokofiev
23 April 1891, Russian
Composer
William Christopher HandyWilliam Christopher Handy
16 November 1873, American
Composer

Albert WolffAlbert Wolff
19 January 1884, Dutch
conductor, Choir director, Composer, Pianist
Emil WaldteufelEmil Waldteufel
09 December 1837, French
Pianist

Sergey TaneyevSergey Taneyev
25 November 1856, Russian
Composer