Western Composers

Here are some simple and quick guides to some of the world's most famous composers. We will be continually adding to this list, which is categorised into the main Western musical ages of the baroque, classical, romantic and modern. For each composer, we have listed the vital statistics, a short biography and links to other information on the Internet. For more information on any composer, or related sheet music, don’t forget that you can visit the QMA library in our building at Katara.

Baroque (1600 - 1750)

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Handel, George Frideric
Purcell, Henry
Vivaldi, Antonio

Classical (1750-1820)

Beethoven, Ludwig
Haydn, Joseph
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Romantic (1820-1900)

Berlioz, Hector
Brahms, Johannes
Chopin, Frederic
Liszt, Franz
Verdi, Giuseppe
Wagner, Richard

Twentieth Century (1900 - 2000)

Bartok, Bela
Britten, Benjamin
Debussy, Claude
Prokofiev, Sergei 
Ravel, Maurice
Stravinsky, Igor
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