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Johann Sebastian Bach *6

German Baroque Composer (1685 – 28 July 1750)

Brandenburg Concertos (1-6)
The Well Tempered Clavier
Toccata and Fugue
Goldberg Variations
School for Scandal
Adagio for Strings

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Ludwig Van Beethoven *8

German (1770-1827) A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic

Eroica Symphony #3
Pastoral Sympothy #6
Choral Symphony #9 (Ode to Joy)
Egmont Overture
Fidelio (His Only Opera)
Moonlight Sonata
"Emperor" Piano Concerto
Fur Elise

3

Hector Berlioz *3

French (December 1803 – 8 March 1869)
Romantic composer,

Symphonie Fantastique
Damnation of Faust
Les Troyens (Opera)

4

George Bizet *2

French (1838 – 3 June 1875)

Carmen (Opera, set in Seville)
L'Arlesienne

Romantic Era

5

Alexandr Borodin *1

Russian Russian Romantic composer, doctor and chemist. (1883-1887)

Prince Igor (Opera)

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Johannes Brahms *2

German (1833 – 3 April 1897))

Hungarian Dances
Lullaby

7

Benjamin Britten *1

British

Billy Budd (Opera)

22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music

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Alexis Chabrier *1

French Romantic

Espana

9

Frederic Chopin *1

Polish Romantic

Numerous Scherzo, Etudes, and Mazurkas
who wrote primarily for the solo piano
Child Prodigy
Lover of George Sand (French Authoress)

10

Aaron Copeland *4

American (1900-1990)

Appalachian Spring
Fanfare for the Common Man
Billy the Kid (Opera)
Music for a Great City

11

Claude Debussy *3

French

Clair De Lune
La Mer
Prelude, Afternoon of a Faun

12

Gaetano Donizetti *1

Italian

Lucia Di Lammermoor (Opera)

13

Antonin Dvorak *2

Czech - the "Bohemian" Composer

Humoresque
The New World Symphony

14

Edward Elgar *2

English

Pomp and Circumstance
Enigma Variations

15

George Gershwin* 3

American

Rhapsody in Blue
Porgy and Bess (Opera)
And American in Paris

16

Edvard Grieg *2

Norwegian

Peer Gynt
Piano Concerto in A Minor

17

Charles Gounod *1

French

Faust (Opera)

18

George Friedrich Handel *3

German Oratorio Composer, Lived at Times in England

Messiah
Water Music
Music for Royal Fireworks

19

Joseph Franz Haydn *4

Austrian (Nickname "papa" or "father of the symphony")

The Creation
Surprise Symphony #94
Military Symphony #100
The Clock Symphony #101

20

Victor Herbert *1

Irish-American

Babes in Toyland (Opera)

21

Gustav Holst *1

English

The Planets

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Engelbert Humperdink *1

German

Hansel and Gretel

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Aram Khachaturian *1

Soviet-American

Sabre Dance

24

Ruggiero Leoncavallo *1

Italian

I Pagliacci (Opera)

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Franz Liszt *1

Hungarian

Hungarian Rhapsody

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Jules Massenet *1

French

Thais

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Felix Mendelssohn *3

German, Lived for a Time in Scotland

A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture
Violin Concerto in E Minor
Hebrides Overture

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Gian Carlo Menotti *1

20th Century Italian

Amahl and the Night Visitors (Opera)

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart *8

Austrian - Wife Constanze Weber

The Magic Flute (Opera)
Symphony #40 in G Minor
Jupiter Symphony #41
Elvira Madigan
The Marriage of Figaro (Opera)
Cosi Fan Tutte (Opera)
Don Giovanni (Opera)
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A little night music)

30

Modest Mussorgsky *3

Russian

Night on Bare (Bald) Mountain
PIctures at an Exhibition
Boris Godunov (Opera)

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Carl Orff *1

German

Carmina Burana

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Jacques Offenbach *3

German

Tales of Hoffman
Orpheus in the Underworld
OVER 100 OPERETTAS

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Johann Pachelbel *1

German

Canon

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Sergei Prokofiev *2

Russian

Peter and the Wolf
Romeo and Juliet (Opera)

35

Giacomo Puccini *4

Italian

Madam Butterfly (Opera)
Tosca (Opera)
La Boheme
Turandot (Unfinished Opera)

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Sergei Rachmaninov *3

20th Century Russian

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Piano Concerto #2
Piano Concerto #3 (Used in the Movie SHine)

37

Maurice Ravel *2

French

Bolero
Mother Goose Suite

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Ottorino Respighi *2

Italian

The Pines of Rome
Ancient Airs and Dances

39

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov *2

Russian

Flight of the Bumble Bee
Scheherazade

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Gioacchino Rossini *2

Italian

William Tell OVerture
The Barber of Seville (Opera - about Figaro)

41

Camille Saint Saens*3

French

Danse Macabre
The Carnival of the Animals
Symphony #3, Organ Symphony

42

Erik Satie *1

French

Gymnopedies

43

Franz Schubert *4

Austrian "Lieder" Composer

Ave Maria
"The Trout" String Quartet
The Great C Major Symphony
The Unfinished Symphony

44

Jean Sibelius*

Finnish

Finlandia

45

Bedrich Smetana *2

Czecheslovakian

The Bartered Bride (Opera)
Ma Vlast (My Country)

46

John Philip Sousa *1

American "The March King"

Stars and Stripes Forever

47

Johann Strauss *3

Austrian "The Waltz King"

Die Fledermaus ("The Bat" - Operetta)
The Blue Danube Waltz
Tales from the Vienna Woods

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Richard Strauss *5

Austrian

Don Juan (Opera)
Thus Spake Zarathustra (Theme to 2001: a Space Odyssey)
Don Quixote (Opera)
Der Rosenkavalier (Opera)
Salome (Opera)

49

Igor Stravinsky *3

Russian

Firebird
Rite of Spring
Petrushka (Puppet Ballet)

50

Franz Von Suppe *1

Austrian

Poet and Peasant Overture

51

Peter Tchaikovsky *6

Russain

The Nutcracker (Ballet)
Swan Lake (Ballet)
1812 OVerture
Romeo and Juliet
Symphony #6 (Pathetique)
Eugene Onegin (Opera)
The Queen of Spades

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Guiseppe Verdi *5

Aida (Opera)
La Traviata (Opera) -- (Alexandre Dumas, fils's 1852 play La dame aux Camélias)
Rigoletto (Opera)
Il Travatore (Opera)
The Anvil Chorus

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Antonio Vivaldi *1

Italian

The Four Seasons

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Richard Wagner *7

German

Tannhauser (Opera)
Parsifal (Opera)
Tristan and Isolde (Opera)
Lohengrin (Opera)
The Ring of Nibelungen (The Ring Cycle Opera)
The Flying Dutchman
Ride of the Valkyries

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Kurt Weill *1

German

The Threepenny Opera

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Periods of Classical Music

Medieval (500–1400)
Renaissance (1400–1600)
Common practice period, which includes the Baroque (1600–1750),
Classical (1750–1830)
Romantic (1804–1910);
20th century (1901–2000) which includes the modern period (1890-1930) that overlaps from the late 19th-century, the high modern (mid 20th-century), and contemporary (1975–2000) period, the last of which overlaps into the 21st-century.

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Philip Glass

USA

Einstein on the Beach

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John Adams

USA

Nixon in China