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Composers (chronological)

[  Abelard  | Hildegard v. Bingen  | Léonin  | Walter v. d. Vogelweide  | Pérotin  | [1201]  | Adam de la Halle  | Vitry  | Machaut  | [1301]  | Landini  | Power  | Ciconia  | Dunstaple  | Du Fay  | Binchois  | [1401]  | Paumann  | Ockeghem  | Morton  | Tinctoris  | Busnois  | Isaac  | Josquin  | Finck  | Hayne v. Ghizeghem  | Agricola  | Frye  | Compère  | Obrecht  | Mouton  | Hofhaimer  | la Rue  | Brumel  | Fayrfax  | Davy  | Cornysh  | P. de Escobar  | Enzina  | Cara  | Peñalosa  | Tromboncino  | Verdelot  | Janequin  | Aston  | Senfl  | Festa  | Taverner  | Sermisy  | Willaert  | Gombert  | J. Walter  | Morales  | Milán  | [1501]  | Arcadelt  | Tye  | Tallis  | Mudarra  | Clemens non Papa  | Manchicourt  | Cabezón  | Ortiz  | Sheppard  | Rore  | Zarlino  | Monte  | Cavazzoni  | Palestrina  | Guerrero  | Le Jeune  | Porta  | Lassus  | A. Gabrieli  | C. Merulo  | Striggio  | Wert  | Byrd  | G. Caccini  | Victoria  | Cavalieri  | Vecchi  | Marenzio  | G. Gabrieli  | Morley  | Gesualdo  | Sweelinck  | Bull  | Dowland  | Monteverdi 1567-1612, 1513-1643  | Banchieri  | S. Rossi  | Prætorius  | Wilbye  | Ferrabosco  | Weelkes  | Gibbons  | Frescobaldi  | Schütz  | Schein  | F. Caccini  | Scheidt  | Jenkins  | Merula  | Buonamente  | Marini  | H. Lawes  | L. Rossi  | [1601]  | W. Lawes  | Cavalli  | Kittel  | Carissimi  | Froberger  | Strozzi  | Legrenzi  | Cambert  | Locke  | Lully  | Buxtehude  | Stradella  | Charpentier  | Biber  | Blow  | J.J. Walther  | Muffat  | J. Pachelbel  | Corelli  | Marais  | de Lalande  | Torelli  | Purcell  | A. Scarlatti  | Fux  | Campra  | Fischer  | Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre  | Rebel  | Montéclair  | Lotti  | F. Couperin  | Caldara  | Bononcini  | Albinoni  | Keiser  | Vivaldi  | Zelenka  | Mattheson  | Telemann  | Heinichen  | Graupner  | Rameau  | J.G. Walther  | J.S. Bach  | D. Scarlatti  | Händel  | B. Marcello  | Weiss  | Geminiani  | Boismortier  | Tartini  | Roman  | Locatelli  | Leclair  | Quantz  | Hasse  | [1701]  | Sammartini  | J.G. Graun  | C.H. Graun  | Galuppi  | Pergolesi  | W.F. Bach  | Boyce  | Gluck  | C.P.E. Bach  | J.W.A. Stamitz  | L. Mozart  | Soler  | Haydn  | Gossec  | J.C. Bach  | Ditters von Dittersdorf  | Grétry  | Boccherini  | C. Stamitz  | Salieri  |  Clementi  | Viotti  | W.A. Mozart  | Beethoven  | Reicha  | Hummel  | Giuliani  | Spohr  | Weber  | Rossini  ]

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Giovanni Battista Sammartini (1701-1775)


Johann Gottlieb Graun (1702/3-1771)



Carl Heinrich Graun (1703/4-1759)

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1755: Der Tod Jesu
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Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785)

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Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)

1735: La serva padrona (Rome).
1752: La serva padrona, Paris.
Mini-Biography: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi 1710-1736 [At: The Canons and Fugues of J. S. Bach (Dr. Tim Smith, N. Arizona U.)]

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784)

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William Boyce (1711-1779)

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1755: Appointed Master of the King's Music at Court of George II, London.
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Christoph Gluck (1714-1787)

1737: Gluck was engaged to play in Prince Melzi's orchestra in Milan.
1745: Was invited to England to become composer for the King's Theatre, where he composed the opera La Caduta de Giganti and a pasticchio Piramo e Tisbe.
1755-1761: Gluck in Vienna.
1762: Orfeo ed Euridice performed in Vienna.
1767: Alceste.
1774: Orphée et Euridice produced in Paris.
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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)

1714: Born 8 March, Weimar.
1723: Became a student at Thomasschule, Leipzig.
1740: Entered service, as harpsichordist, of Frederick the Great of Prussia, Berlin.
1742: Prussian Sonatas.
1744: Married Johanna Maria Dannemann.
1753: Versuch über die wahre Art, das Clavier zu spielen, vol. I.
1758: Russian troops threaten Berlin during the Seven Years War (1756-1763); Bach briefly fled Berlin.
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1762: Versuch über die wahre Art, das Clavier zu spielen, vol. II.
1767: Succeeds Telemann as Kantor of the Latinschule and Music Director of the five principal churches, Hamburg (on death of Telemann).
1788: Buried 14 December in the Michaeliskirche crypt.

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Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz (1717-1757)

1741: Became violinist in the orchestra at Mannheim.
1745: Appointed director of the Mannheim orchestra.
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Leopold Mozart (1719-1787)

1756: Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule.
1757: Hofkomponist at court of the Archbishop of Salzburg.
1763: Vice Kapellmeister at court of the Archbishop of Salzburg.
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Antonio Soler (1729-1783)

See: The Harpsichord Music of Antonio Soler [(frameless version) Ray Izumi]

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Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

1741: Choirboy, St. Stephens, Vienna.
1759: Enters service of Count Morzin, Lukavec.
1761: Becomes vice-Kapellmeister at Court of Prince Paul Anton Esterhàzy.
1766: Becomes Kapellmeister at Court of Prince Esterházy.
1768: New Opera House at Eszterháza opened, with performance of Haydn's Lo speziale.
1790: London.
1795: London.
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François-Joseph Gossec (1734-1829)

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Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)

1762: Moves from Milan to London.
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Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739-1799)

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André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry (1741-1813)

Mini-Biography: Gretry, André 1741 - 1813 [Une galerie de compositeurs, Musique, L'Espace Culturel, Ministère des Affaires Étrangères, France] [in French]

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)

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Carl Stamitz (1745-1801)

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Antonio Salieri (1750-1825)

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Muzio Clementi (1752-1832)

1752: Born 23 January 1752, Rome.
1760: Became organist at San Lorenzo, Damaso.
1766: Went to England as servant (musician) to Peter Beckford.
1774: Settled in London, where he performed as harpsichordist and harpist, and worked as music director at the King's Theatre Haymarket.
1780-1785: Toured throughout Europe as performer.
1781: Visited Vienna to perform for the Emperor Joseph II, and engaged in a musical contest with Mozart.
1785-1802: Performed and conducted often in London.
1798: With partner John Longman, formed the company Longman, Clementi & Co., instrument makers and music publishers.
1801: Introduction to the Art of Playing on the Piano Forte.
1802-1810: Often visited Europe to demonstrate Clementi pianos, in 1802 with his student John Field.
1804: Married Caroline Lehmann.
1811: Remarried, after death of first wife, Emma Gisborne.
1817: Gradus ad Parnassum, Vol. I, a collection of keyboard music.
1832: Died at Evesham, Worcestershire, 10 March; buried at Westminster Abbey.

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Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755-1824)

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

1763: Performed at Versailles.
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1764: Performed in London.
1769: Konzertmeister to the Archbishop of Salzburg.
1779: Organist to the Archbishop of Salzburg.
1781: Settled in Vienna.
1785: Published six quartets, Op. 33, dedicated to Haydn. 1787: Don Giovanni.
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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

17 December 1770: Baptised in Bonn.
1778: First public performance as a pianist.
1779: Began studies with Christian Gottlob Neefe.
ca. 1782: Began serving as deputy of Neefe as court organist.
1799: Symphony no. 1.
1800: Composed Pathétique and Moonlight sonatas.
1801: Performance of The Creatures of Prometheus (ballet).
1802: "Heiligenstadt Testament".
1805: First performance of Fidelio, Vienna.
1809: Archduke Rudolf, Prince Lobkowitz, and Prince Kinsky granted Beethoven an annuity.
1814: Fidelio revived.
1824: First performance of Symphony no. 9.
26 March 1827: Died in Vienna.

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Antonin Reicha (1770-1836)

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Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)

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Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829)

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Ludwig Spohr (1784-1859)

See: The Spohr Society of Great Britain

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

1800 November 24: Das Waldmädchen (Das stumme Waldmädchen) (libretto by C. von Steinsberg) first performance in Freiburg, Saxony.
1801-1802: Perter Schmoll und seine Nachbarn (libretto by J. Türk) composed.
1804-1805 Rübezahl (libretto by J.G. Rhode) composed.
1808-1810: Silvana (libretto by F.C. Hiemer) composed.
1810 Sept 16: Silvana first performance in Frankfurt.
1810-1811: Composition of Abu Hassan (libretto by Hiemer).
1811 June 4: Abu Hassan was performed for the first time in Hoftheater, Munich.
1817-1821: Der Freischütz (libretto by J.F. Kind) composed in Berlin.
1821 June 18: Der Freischütz: Schauspielhaus, Berlin.
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1823 October 25: Euryanthe (libretto by H. von Chézy) first performance Kärntnertor, Wein.
1825-1826: Oberon (libretto by J.R. Planché) composed in Berlin.
1826 April 12: Oberon first performance in London conducted by Weber himself.

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Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792-1868)

1792: Born 29 February in Pesaro.
1804: Sang role of the boy Adolfo in Ferdinando Paer's Camilla.
1804: Composed sic sonatas for string ensemble.
1806: Enrolls in Liceo Musicale, Bologna.
1815: Appointed musical director of the royal theatres, Naples.
1817: La gazza ladra.
1822: Married soprano Isabella Colbran.
1824: Appointed musical director of the Théâtre Italien, Paris.
1825: Composed Il vaggio a Reims for the coronation of Charles X as King of France.
1828: Le comte Ory.
1829: Guillaume Tell.
1837: Moved back to Italy.
1855: Returns to Paris.
1868: Died 13 November, Paris.

Mini-Biography: Gioacchino Rossini 1792 - 1868 [Learning Center at: New York City Opera]

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Index of Composers
A:  Abelard  |  Adam de la Halle  |  Agricola  |  Albinoni  |  Arcadelt  |  Aston
B:  Bach, C.P.E.  |  Bach, J.C.  |  Bach, J.S.  |  Bach, W.F.  |  Banchieri  |  Beethoven  |  Biber  |  Binchois  |  Blow  |  Boccherini  |  Boismortier  |  Bononcini  |  Boyce  |  Brumel  |  Bull  |  Buonamente  |  Busnois  |  Buxtehude  |  Byrd
C:  Cabezón  |  Caccini, F.  |  Caccini, G.  |  Caldara  |  Cambert  |  Campra  |  Cara  |  Carissimi  |  Cavalieri  |  Cavalli  |  Cavazzoni  |  Charpentier  |  Ciconia  |  Clemens non Papa  |  Clementi  |  Compère  |  Corelli  |  Cornysh  |  Couperin, F.
D-E:  Davy  |  de Lalande  |  Ditters von Dittersdorf  |  Dowland  |  Du Fay  |  Dunstaple  |  Encina  |  P. de Escobar
F:  Fayrfax  |  Ferrabosco  |  Festa  |  Finck  |  Fischer  |  Frescobaldi  |  Froberger  |  Frye  |  Fux
G:  Gabrieli, A.  |  Gabrieli, G.  |  Galuppi  |  Geminiani  |  Gesualdo  |  Gibbons  |  Giuliani  |  Gluck  |  Gombert  |  Gossec  |  Graun, C.H.  |  Graun, J.G.  |  Grétry  |  Guerrero
H-K:  Händel  |  Hasse  |  Haydn  |  Hayne v. Ghizeghem  |  Heinichen  |  Hildegard v. Bingen  |  Hofhaimer  |  Hummel  |  Isaac  |  Graupner  |  Jacquet de la Guerre  |  Janequin  |  Jenkins  |  Josquin  |  Keiser  |  Kittel
L:  Landini  |  la Rue  |  Lassus  | Lawes, H.  |  Lawes, W.  |  Leclair   |  Legrenzi  |  Le Jeune  |  Léonin  |  Locatelli  |  Locke  |  Lotti  |  Lully
M:  Machaut  |  Manchicourt  |  Marais  |  Marcello, B.  |  Marenzio  |  Marini  |  Mattheson  |  Merula  |  Merulo, C.  |  Milán  |  Monte  |  Montéclair  |  Monteverdi 1567-1612, 1513-1643  |  Morales  |  Morley  |  Morton  |  Mouton  |  Mozart, L.  |  Mozart, W.A.  |  Mudarra  |  Muffat
N-Q:  Obrecht  |  Ockeghem  |  Ortiz  |  Pachelbel, J.  |  Palestrina  |  Paumann  |  Peñalosa  |  Pergolesi  |  Pérotin  |  Porta  |  Power  |  Prætorius  |  Purcell  |  Quantz
R:  Rameau  |  Rebel  |  Reicha  |  Roman  |  Rore  |  Rossi, L.  |  Rossi, S.  |  Rossini
S:  Sammartini  |  Salieri  |  Scarlatti, A.  |  Scarlatti, D.  |  Scheidt  |  Schein  |  Schütz  |  Senfl  |  Sermisy  |  Sheppard  |  Soler  |  Spohr  |  Stamitz, C.  |  Stamitz, J.W.A.  |  Stradella  |  Striggio  |  Strozzi  |  Sweelinck
T-U:  Tallis  |  Tartini  |  Taverner   |  Telemann  | Tinctoris   |  Torelli  |  Tromboncino  |  Tye
V:  Vecchi  |  Verdelot  |  Victoria  |  Viotti  |  Vitry  |  Vivaldi
W-Z:  Walter, J.  |  Walter v. d. Vogelweide  |  Walther, J.G.  |  Walther, J.J.  |  Weelkes  |  Weber  |  Weiss  |  Wert  |  Wilbye  |  Willaert  |  Zarlino  |  Zelenka

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