List of classical music composers by period

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This is a list of classical music composers by era.

Medieval era[change | change source]

Guillaume de MachautWalther von der VogelweidePérotinArnaut DanielLéoninHildegard von Bingen

Renaissance era[change | change source]

Francesco CavalliHeinrich SchutzOrlando GibbonsGregorio AllegriMichael PraetoriusClaudio MonteverdiWilliam ShakespeareJohn DowlandJan Pieterszoon SweelinckCarlo GesualdoJacopo PeriGiovanni GabrieliWilliam ByrdGiaches de WertOrlande de LassusGiovanni Pierluigi da PalestrinaCipriano de RoreThomas TallisJohn TavernerAdrian WillaertJosquin des PrezJacob ObrechtAntoine BusnoisJohannes OckeghemGuillaume DufayGilles BinchoisJohn DunstableGuillaume de Machaut

Baroque era[change | change source]

George Frideric HandelDomenico ScarlattiJohann Sebastian BachJean-Philippe RameauGeorg Philipp TelemannAntonio VivaldiFrancois CouperinAlessandro ScarlattiHenry PurcellMarin MaraisArcangelo CorelliJohann PachelbelDieterich BuxtehudeJean-Baptiste LullyFrancesco CavalliHeinrich SchützGregorio AllegriClaudio MonteverdiJan Pieterszoon SweelinckJacopo Peri

Classical era[change | change source]

Johann Nepomuk HummelAnton ReichaLudwig van BeethovenSamuel WesleyLuigi CherubiniJan Ladislav DussekWolfgang Amadeus MozartMuzio ClementiLuigi BoccheriniGiovanni PaisielloJosef MyslivečekJohann Christian BachFrançois-Joseph GossecJoseph HaydnLeopold MozartCarl Philipp Emanuel BachChristoph Willibald GluckWilhelm Friedemann Bach

Romantic era[change | change source]

Camille Saint-SaënsJohannes BrahmsAlexander BorodinKarl GoldmarkAnton RubinsteinJohann Strauss IIAnton BrucknerBedřich SmetanaEdouard LaloCésar FranckClara SchumannJacques OffenbachCharles GounodGiuseppe VerdiCharles-Valentin AlkanRichard WagnerFranz LisztRobert SchumannFrédéric ChopinFelix MendelssohnJohann Strauss IHector BerliozMikhail GlinkaVincenzo BelliniGaetano DonizettiFranz SchubertFranz BerwaldGiacomo MeyerbeerCarl Maria von WeberNiccolò PaganiniJohann Nepomuk HummelLudwig van Beethoven
Sergei RachmaninoffAlexander ScriabinEnrique GranadosFerruccio BusoniJean SibeliusAlexander GlazunovPaul DukasCarl NielsenRichard StraussGustav MahlerHugo WolfGiacomo PucciniEdward ElgarCharles Villiers StanfordGabriel FauréNikolai Rimsky-KorsakovEdvard GriegArthur SullivanAntonín DvořákPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

20th century[change | change source]

John Adams (composer)John TavenerPhilip GlassSteve ReichArvo PärtPeter Maxwell DaviesHarrison BirtwistleEnnio MorriconeKarlheinz StockhausenPierre BoulezLeonard BernsteinBenjamin BrittenJohn CageGian Carlo MenottiPierre SchaefferElliott CarterOlivier MessiaenDmitri ShostakovichMichael TippettAram KhachaturianKurt WeillAaron CoplandFrancis PoulencGeorge GershwinPaul HindemithDarius MilhaudArthur HoneggerSergei ProkofievBohuslav MartinůHeitor Villa-LobosLuigi RussoloAlban BergEdgard VarèseAnton WebernIgor StravinskyKarol SzymanowskiBéla BartókMaurice RavelCharles IvesArnold SchoenbergGustav HolstRalph Vaughan WilliamsErik SatieJean SibeliusCarl NielsenRichard StraussClaude DebussyGustav MahlerLeoš Janáček