List of classical music composers by period

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This is a list of classical music composers by era.

Medieval era[change | edit source]

Guillaume de Machaut Walther von der Vogelweide Pérotin Arnaut Daniel Léonin Hildegard von Bingen

Renaissance era[change | edit source]

Francesco Cavalli Heinrich Schutz Orlando Gibbons Gregorio Allegri Michael Praetorius Claudio Monteverdi William Shakespeare John Dowland Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck Carlo Gesualdo Jacopo Peri Giovanni Gabrieli William Byrd Giaches de Wert Orlande de Lassus Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Cipriano de Rore Thomas Tallis John Taverner Adrian Willaert Josquin des Prez Jacob Obrecht Antoine Busnois Johannes Ockeghem Guillaume Dufay Gilles Binchois John Dunstable Guillaume de Machaut

Baroque era[change | edit source]

George Frideric Handel Domenico Scarlatti Johann Sebastian Bach Jean-Philippe Rameau Georg Philipp Telemann Antonio Vivaldi Francois Couperin Alessandro Scarlatti Henry Purcell Marin Marais Arcangelo Corelli Johann Pachelbel Dieterich Buxtehude Jean-Baptiste Lully Francesco Cavalli Heinrich Schütz Gregorio Allegri Claudio Monteverdi Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck Jacopo Peri

Classical era[change | edit source]

Johann Nepomuk Hummel Anton Reicha Ludwig van Beethoven Samuel Wesley Luigi Cherubini Jan Ladislav Dussek Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Muzio Clementi Luigi Boccherini Giovanni Paisiello Josef Mysliveček Johann Christian Bach François-Joseph Gossec Joseph Haydn Leopold Mozart Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Christoph Willibald Gluck Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

Romantic era[change | edit source]

Camille Saint-Saëns Johannes Brahms Alexander Borodin Karl Goldmark Anton Rubinstein Johann Strauss II Anton Bruckner Bedřich Smetana Edouard Lalo César Franck Clara Schumann Jacques Offenbach Charles Gounod Giuseppe Verdi Charles-Valentin Alkan Richard Wagner Franz Liszt Robert Schumann Frédéric Chopin Felix Mendelssohn Johann Strauss I Hector Berlioz Mikhail Glinka Vincenzo Bellini Gaetano Donizetti Franz Schubert Franz Berwald Giacomo Meyerbeer Carl Maria von Weber Niccolò Paganini Johann Nepomuk Hummel Ludwig van Beethoven Sergei Rachmaninoff Alexander Scriabin Enrique Granados Ferruccio Busoni Jean Sibelius Alexander Glazunov Paul Dukas Carl Nielsen Richard Strauss Gustav Mahler Hugo Wolf Giacomo Puccini Edward Elgar Charles Villiers Stanford Gabriel Fauré Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Edvard Grieg Arthur Sullivan Antonín Dvořák Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

20th century[change | edit source]

John Adams (composer) John Tavener Philip Glass Steve Reich Arvo Pärt Peter Maxwell Davies Harrison Birtwistle Ennio Morricone Karlheinz Stockhausen Pierre Boulez Leonard Bernstein Benjamin Britten John Cage Gian Carlo Menotti Pierre Schaeffer Elliott Carter Olivier Messiaen Dmitri Shostakovich Michael Tippett Aram Khachaturian Kurt Weill Aaron Copland Francis Poulenc George Gershwin Paul Hindemith Darius Milhaud Arthur Honegger Sergei Prokofiev Bohuslav Martinů Heitor Villa-Lobos Luigi Russolo Alban Berg Edgard Varèse Anton Webern Igor Stravinsky Karol Szymanowski Béla Bartók Maurice Ravel Charles Ives Arnold Schoenberg Gustav Holst Ralph Vaughan Williams Erik Satie Jean Sibelius Carl Nielsen Richard Strauss Claude Debussy Gustav Mahler Leoš Janáček