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List of Classical era composers

List of Classical era composers

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This is a list of composers of the Classical music era, roughly from 1730 to 1820. Prominent composers of the Classical era include Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
right|250pxCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach was a German Classical period musician and composer, the fifth child and second son of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach...

, Johann Stamitz
Johann Stamitz
Jan Václav Antonín Stamic was a Czech composer and violinist. Johann was the father of Carl Stamitz and Anton Stamitz, also composers...

, Joseph Haydn
Joseph Haydn
Franz Joseph Haydn , known as Joseph Haydn , was an Austrian composer, one of the most prolific and prominent composers of the Classical period. He is often called the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet" because of his important contributions to these forms...

, Johann Christian Bach
Johann Christian Bach
Johann Christian Bach was a composer of the Classical era, the eleventh and youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach. He is sometimes referred to as 'the London Bach' or 'the English Bach', due to his time spent living in the British capital...

, Antonio Salieri
Antonio Salieri
Antonio Salieri was a Venetian classical composer, conductor and teacher born in Legnago, south of Verona, in the Republic of Venice, but who spent his adult life and career as a faithful subject of the Habsburg monarchy....

, Muzio Clementi
Muzio Clementi
Muzio Clementi was a celebrated composer, pianist, pedagogue, conductor, music publisher, editor, and piano manufacturer. Born in Italy, he spent most of his life in England. He is best known for his piano sonatas, and his collection of piano studies, Gradus ad Parnassum...

, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , baptismal name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart , was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music...

 and Luigi Boccherini
Luigi Boccherini
Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini was an Italian classical era composer and cellist whose music retained a courtly and galante style while he matured somewhat apart from the major European musical centers. Boccherini is most widely known for one particular minuet from his String Quintet in E, Op. 11, No...

. Prominent composers of both the Classical and early Romantic
Romantic music
Romantic music or music in the Romantic Period is a musicological and artistic term referring to a particular period, theory, compositional practice, and canon in Western music history, from 1810 to 1900....

 eras include Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential composers of all time.Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of...

 and Franz Schubert
Franz Schubert
Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer.Although he died at an early age, Schubert was tremendously prolific. He wrote some 600 Lieder, nine symphonies , liturgical music, operas, some incidental music, and a large body of chamber and solo piano music...

.

Early Galante era composers – Transition from Baroque to Classical (born before 1710)


Composers in the Baroque/Classical transitional era, sometimes seen as the beginning of the Galante era
Galante music
A new style of classical music, fashionable from the 1720s to the 1770s, was called Galante music. It consciously simplified contrapuntal texture and intense composing techniques that realized a pattern on the page and substituted a clear leading voice with a transparent accompaniment....

, include the following listed by their date of birth:
  • Lodovico Giustini
    Lodovico Giustini
    Lodovico Giustini was an Italian composer and keyboard player of the late Baroque and early Classical eras. He was the first known composer ever to write music for the piano.-Life:...

     (1685–1743)
  • Domenico Scarlatti
    Domenico Scarlatti
    Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti was an Italian composer who spent much of his life in the service of the Portuguese and Spanish royal families. He is classified as a Baroque composer chronologically, although his music was influential in the development of the Classical style...

     (1685–1757)
  • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
    Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
    Joseph Bodin de Boismortier was a French baroque composer of instrumental music, cantatas, opéra-ballets, and vocal music...

     (1689–1755)
  • Johann Adolf Hasse (1699–1783)
  • Mlle Guédon de Presles
    Mlle Guédon de Presles
    Mlle Guédon de Presles was a French singer, composer and actress. She performed for the first time in court before the queen, and published a collection of airs in the 1740s.-References:...

     (c. 1700–1754)
  • Michel Blavet
    Michel Blavet
    Michel Blavet was a French flute virtuoso born in Besançon, France. Although Blavet taught himself to play almost every instrument, he specialized in the bassoon and the flute which he held to the left, the opposite of how most flutists hold theirs today.-Life:The son of a wood turner, a...

     (1700–1768)
  • Jean-Baptiste Masse
    Jean-Baptiste Masse
    Jean Baptiste Masse was a French composer and violoncello player.He was an Ordinaire de la Chambre du Roi and a member of the King's Bande of Twenty-Four Violins and of the orchestra of the Comédie Française....

     (c. 1700–c. 1756)
  • Giovanni Battista Sammartini
    Giovanni Battista Sammartini
    Giovanni Battista Sammartini was an Italian composer, organist, choirmaster and teacher. He counted Gluck among his students, and was highly regarded by younger composers including Johann Christian Bach...

     (1700/1701–1775)
  • Johan Agrell
    Johan Agrell
    Johan Agrell was a late German/Swedish baroque composer.He was born in Löth, Östergötland, a province in Sweden and studied in Uppsala. By 1734 he was a violinist at the Kassel court, travelling in England, France, Italy and elsewhere. From 1746 onward, he was Kapellmeister in Nuremberg...

     (1701–1765)
  • François Rebel
    François Rebel
    François Rebel was a French composer of the Baroque era. Born in Paris, the son of the leading composer Jean-Féry Rebel, he was a child prodigy who became a violinist in the orchestra of the Paris Opera at the age of 13...

     (1701–1775)
  • Alessandro Besozzi (1702–1775)
  • Johann Ernst Eberlin
    Johann Ernst Eberlin
    Johann Ernst Eberlin was a German composer and organist whose works bridge the baroque and classical eras. He was a prolific composer, chiefly of church organ and choral music...

     (1702–1762)
  • Johann Gottlieb Graun
    Johann Gottlieb Graun
    Johann Gottlieb Graun was a German Baroque/Classical era composer and violinist.Graun was born in Wahrenbrück. His brother Carl Heinrich was also a composer and singer. He studied with J.G. Pisendel in Dresden, and Giuseppe Tartini in Padua. Appointed Konzertmeister in Merseburg in 1726, he taught...

     (c. 1702–1771)
  • Carl Heinrich Graun
    Carl Heinrich Graun
    Carl Heinrich Graun was a German composer and tenor singer. Along with Johann Adolf Hasse, he is considered to be the most important German composer of Italian opera of his time.-Biography:...

     (1704–1759)
  • Giovanni Battista Pescetti
    Giovanni Battista Pescetti
    Giovanni Battista Pescetti was an organist and composer. Born in Venice around 1704, he studied under Antonio Lotti for some time...

     (c. 1704–c. 1766)
  • Carlos Seixas
    Carlos Seixas
    José António Carlos de Seixas, , was a Portuguese composer, the son of the cathedral organist, Francisco Vaz and Marcelina Nunes.Seixas was born in Coimbra...

     (1704–1742)
  • Johann Peter Kellner
    Johann Peter Kellner
    Johann Peter Kellner was a German organist and composer. He was the father of Johann Christoph Kellner.-Biography:...

     (1705–1772)
  • Antonio Brioschi
    Antonio Brioschi
    Antonio Brioschi was an Italian symphony composer who wrote at least twenty six symphonies.Brioschi was a pioneer in symphonic music in the early Classical period which traditionally starts around 1730...

     (fl. c. 1725–c. 1750)
  • Santa della Pietà
    Santa della Pietà
    Santa della Pietà was an Italian singer, composer, and violinist....

     (fl. c. 1725–after 1774)
  • Andrea Bernasconi
    Andrea Bernasconi
    Andrea Bernasconi was an Italian composer. He began his career in his native country as a composer of operas. In 1755 he was appointed to the post of Kapellmeister at the Bavarian court in Munich where he produced several more operas successfully and a few symphonies. After 1772 his compositional...

     (c. 1706–1784)
  • Carlo Cecere
    Carlo Cecere
    Carlo Cecere was an Italian composer of operas, concertos and instrumental duets including, for examples, some mandolin duets and a concerto for mandolin. Cecere worked in the transitional period between the Baroque and Classical eras of music.-Life:Surprisingly little is known about his life,...

     (1706–1761)
  • Baldassare Galuppi (1706–1785)
  • Jean Barrière
    Jean-Baptiste Barrière
    Jean-Baptiste Barrière was a French cellist and composer. He was born in Bordeaux and died in Paris, at 40 years of age.-Musical career:Barrière first studied the viol, and published a set of viol sonatas...

     (1707–1747)
  • Johann Baptist Georg Neruda
    Johann Baptist Georg Neruda
    Relative to other composers of the Classical music era Johann Baptist Georg Neruda is little known, and his dates of birth and death are only approximations. He was born in Bohemia, now part of Czech Republic, to a well-respected musical family...

     (c. 1707–c. 1780)
  • Domenico Paradies
    Pietro Domenico Paradisi
    Pietro Domenico Paradisi , was an Italian composer, harpsichordist and harpsichord teacher, most prominently known for a composition popularly entitled "Toccata in A"....

     or Pietro Domenico Paradisi (1707–1791)
  • Egidio Duni (1708–1775)
  • Johann Gottlieb Janitsch
    Johann Gottlieb Janitsch
    Johann Gottlieb Janitsch was a German Baroque composer.Janitsch was born in Schweidnitz, Silesia. He graduated from the University of Frankfurt an der Oder. He held various positions at the court of the Kingdom of Prussia, eventually becoming the personal musician of Frederick the Great. Janitsch...

     (1708–1763)
  • Georg Reutter (the younger) (1708–1772)
  • Franz Benda
    Franz Benda
    Franz Benda was a Czech violinist and composer. He was the brother of Jiří Antonín Benda, and he worked for much of his life at the court of Frederick the Great....

     (1709–1786)
  • Jean-Noël Hamal (1709–1778) (:fr:Jean-Noël Hamal)
  • Franz Xaver Richter
    Franz Xaver Richter
    Franz Xaver Richter, known as François Xavier Richter in France was an Austro-Moravian singer, violinist, composer, conductor and music theoretician who spent most of his life first in Austria and later in Mannheim and in Strasbourg, where he was music director of the cathedral...

     (1709–1789)
  • Christoph Schaffrath
    Christoph Schaffrath
    Christoph Schaffrath is best known as a musician and composer of classical western music of the late Baroque to Classical transition era.-Career:...

     (1709–1763)
  • Princess Wilhelmine of Prussia (1709–1758)

Early Classical era/Later Galante era composers (born 1710–1730)


Composers during the Early Classical era, sometimes seen as a continuation of the Galante era
Galante music
A new style of classical music, fashionable from the 1720s to the 1770s, was called Galante music. It consciously simplified contrapuntal texture and intense composing techniques that realized a pattern on the page and substituted a clear leading voice with a transparent accompaniment....

, include the following listed by their date of birth:
  • Joseph Abaco
    Joseph Abaco
    Joseph Abaco was a Belgian violoncellist and composer...

    , or dall'Abaco (1710–1805)
  • Domenico Alberti
    Domenico Alberti
    Domenico Alberti was an Italian singer, harpsichordist, and composer whose works bridge the Baroque and Classical periods....

     (1710–1740)
  • Thomas Arne (1710–1778)
  • Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
    Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
    Wilhelm Friedemann Bach , the second child and eldest son of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach, was a German composer and performer...

     (1710–1784)
  • Carlo Graziani (c. 1710–1787) (:it:Carlo Graziani)
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi was an Italian composer, violinist and organist.-Biography:Born at Iesi, Pergolesi studied music there under a local musician, Francesco Santini, before going to Naples in 1725, where he studied under Gaetano Greco and Francesco Feo among others...

     (1710–1736)
  • Giuseppe Bonno
    Giuseppe Bonno
    Giuseppe Bonno was an Austrian composer of Italian origin....

     (1711–1788)
  • William Boyce (1711–1779)
  • Gaetano Latilla
    Gaetano Latilla
    Gaetano Latilla was an Italian opera composer, the most important of the period immediately preceding Niccolò Piccinni .Latilla was born in Bari, and studied at the Loreto Conservatory in Naples...

     (1711–1788)
  • Ignaz Holzbauer
    Ignaz Holzbauer
    Ignaz Jakob Holzbauer was a composer of symphonies, concertos, operas, and chamber music, and a member of the Mannheim school. His aesthetic style is in line with that of the Sturm und Drang "movement" of German art and literature.Holzbauer was born in Vienna...

     (1711–1783)
  • Davide Perez (1711–1778)
  • Barbara of Portugal
    Barbara of Portugal
    Barbara of Portugal was an Infanta of Portugal and later Queen of Spain as wife of Ferdinand VI of Spain.-Life in Portugal:...

     (1711–1758)
  • Frederick the Great (1712–1786)
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of 18th-century Romanticism. His political philosophy influenced the French Revolution as well as the overall development of modern political, sociological and educational thought.His novel Émile: or, On Education is a treatise...

     (1712–1778)
  • John Stanley
    John Stanley (composer)
    Charles John Stanley was an English composer and organist.-Biography:Stanley, who was blind from an early age, studied music with Maurice Greene and held a number of organist appointments in London, such as St Andrew's, Holborn from 1726...

     (1712–1786)
  • Jean-Baptiste Canavas l'aîné, or Giovanni Battista Canavasso (1713–1784)
  • Luise Adelgunda Gottsched
    Luise Gottsched
    Luise Adelgunde Victorie Gottsched [born Kulmus] was a German poet, playwright, essayist, and translator, and is often considered one of the founders of modern German theatrical comedy.-Biography:...

     (1713–1762)
  • Johann Ludwig Krebs
    Johann Ludwig Krebs
    Johann Ludwig Krebs was a Rococo musician and composer primarily for the pipe organ.-Life:Krebs was born in 1713 in Buttelstedt, Germany to Johann Tobias Krebs, a well-known organist. J. Tobias had at least three sons who were considered musically talented, and J...

     (1713–1780)
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
    right|250pxCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach was a German Classical period musician and composer, the fifth child and second son of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach...

     (1714–1788)
  • Johan Daniel Berlin (1714–1787) (:no:Johan Daniel Berlin)
  • Per Brant (1714–1767) (:sv:Per Brant)
  • Joseph Canavas, or Giuseppe Canavasso (1714–1776) (http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/canavas_%28Dizionario-Biografico%29/)
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck
    Christoph Willibald Gluck
    Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck was an opera composer of the early classical period. After many years at the Habsburg court at Vienna, Gluck brought about the practical reform of opera's dramaturgical practices that many intellectuals had been campaigning for over the years...

     (1714–1787)
  • Gottfried August Homilius
    Gottfried August Homilius
    Gottfried August Homilius was a German composer, cantor, and organist. He was the main representative of the empfindsamer style....

     (1714–1785)
  • Niccolò Jommelli
    Niccolò Jommelli
    Niccolò Jommelli was an Italian composer. He was born in Aversa and died in Naples. Along with other composers mainly in the Holy Roman Empire and France, he made important changes to opera and reduced the importance of star singers.-Early life:Jommelli was born to Francesco Antonio Jommelli and...

     (1714–1774)
  • Girolamo Abos
    Girolamo Abos
    Girolamo Abos, last name also given Avos or d'Avossa and baptized Geronimo Abos , was a Maltese-Italian composer of both operas and church music....

     (1715–1760)
  • Pasquale Cafaro
    Pasquale Cafaro
    Pasquale Cafaro was an Italian composer who was particularly known for his operas and the significant amount of sacred music he produced, including oratorios, motets, and masses....

     (1715/1716–1787)
  • Johann Friedrich Doles
    Johann Friedrich Doles
    Johann Friedrich Doles was a German composer and pupil of J.S. Bach.Doles was born in Steinbach-Hallenberg. He attended the University of Leipzig...

     (1715–1797)
  • Jacques Duphly
    Jacques Duphly
    Jacques Duphly was a French harpsichordist and organist, and the composer of bright, lively, and attractive keyboard music.- Biography :...

     (1715–1789)
  • Charles-Joseph van Helmont (1715–1790) (:de:Charles-Joseph van Helmont)
  • James Nares
    James Nares
    James Nares was an English composer of mostly sacred vocal works, though he also composed for the harpsichord and organ....

     (1715–1783)
  • Georg Christoph Wagenseil
    Georg Christoph Wagenseil
    Georg Christoph Wagenseil was an Austrian composer.He was born in Vienna, and became a favorite pupil of the Vienna court'sKapellmeister, Johann Joseph Fux. Wagenseil himself composed for the...

     (1715–1777)
  • Georg Matthias Monn
    Georg Matthias Monn
    Georg Matthias Monn was an Austrian composer, organist and music teacher whose works were fashioned in the transition from the Baroque to Classical period in music....

     (1716–1750)
  • Hinrich Philip Johnsen (1717–1779) (:sv:Henrik Philip Johnsen)
  • Antonio Maria Mazzoni
    Antonio Maria Mazzoni
    Antonio Maria Mazzoni was an Italian composer....

     (1717–1785)
  • Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz
    Johann Stamitz
    Jan Václav Antonín Stamic was a Czech composer and violinist. Johann was the father of Carl Stamitz and Anton Stamitz, also composers...

     (1717–1757)
  • Wenzel Raimund Birck
    Wenzel Raimund Birck
    Wenzel Raimund Johann Birck was one of the early proponents of Symphonic music in Vienna, along with Georg Christoph Wagenseil and Georg Matthias Monn, and an early tutor for Mozart. Birck also, along with Georg Christoph Wagenseil tutored a young Joseph Haydn.-References:* Biba, Otto. 2001...

     (1718–1763)
  • Placidus von Camerloher (1718–1782) (:de:Placidus von Camerloher)
  • Nicola Conforto
    Nicola Conforto
    Nicola Conforto was an Italian composer....

     (1718–1793)
  • Mlle Duval
    Mlle Duval
    Mlle. Duval was a French composer who composed her first opera at age eighteen. Her first name is unknown. A letter to the Journal des nouvelles de Paris in 1736 reported she was known by the name La Légende because she was an illegitimate child, possibly indicating that Duval was a stage name,...

     (1718–after 1775)
  • Giuseppe Scarlatti
    Giuseppe Scarlatti
    Giuseppe Scarlatti was a composer of opere serie and opere buffe. He worked in Rome from 1739 to 1741, and from 1752 to 1754 in Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Turin. From 1752 to 1754, and again from 1756 to 1759, he worked in Venice and for short periods in Milan and Barcelona...

     (1718/1723–1777)
  • Elisabeth de Haulteterre
    Elisabeth de Haulteterre
    Elisabeth de Haulteterre was a French composer and violinist. She was known as a concert violinist, playing Jean-Marie Leclair's sonatas at the Concert Spirituel in 1737. Her married name was Levésque.-Works:...

     (fl. 1737–1768)
  • Johan Nicolaas Lentz (c. 1719–1782) (:nl:Johan Nicolaas Lentz)
  • Leopold Mozart
    Leopold Mozart
    Johann Georg Leopold Mozart was a German composer, conductor, teacher, and violinist. Mozart is best known today as the father and teacher of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and for his violin textbook Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule.-Childhood and student years:He was born in Augsburg, son of...

     (1719–1787)
  • William Walond (1719–1768) ([])
  • Johann Friedrich Agricola
    Johann Friedrich Agricola
    Johann Friedrich Agricola was a German composer, organist, singer, pedagogue, and writer on music. He sometimes wrote under the pseudonym Flavio Anicio Olibrio.-Biography:...

     (1720–1774)
  • Johann Christoph Altnickol
    Johann Christoph Altnickol
    Johann Christoph Altnickol, or Altnikol, was a German organist, bass singer, and composer. He was a son-in-law and copyist of Johann Sebastian Bach.-Biography:...

     (1720–1759)
  • Carlo Antonio Campioni
    Carlo Antonio Campioni
    Carlo Antonio Campioni , also known as Carlo Antonio Campione or Charles Antoine Campion, was an Italian composer, as well as a collector of early music....

     (1720–1788)
  • Gioacchino Cocchi
    Gioacchino Cocchi
    Gioacchino Cocchi was an Italian composer.He was particularly famous for his theatre music . His first works were performed at Naples and Rome. From 1750 to 1757 he stayed in Venice, where he became chapel master of the Ospedale degli Incurabili . He also taught composition to Andrea Luchesi...

     (1720–1804)
  • Bernhard Joachim Hagen
    Bernhard Joachim Hagen
    Bernhard Joachim Hagen was a German composer, violinist and lutenist. He was the last important composer of lute music in 18th century Germany.-Life:...

     (1720–1787)
  • Adolph Carl Kunzen (1720–1781) (:de:Adolf Karl Kunzen)
  • Maria Teresa Agnesi Pinottini (1720–1795)
  • Joan Baptista Pla
    Joan Baptista Pla
    Joan Baptista Pla was a Spanish composer and oboist.Joan Baptista was born in Catalonia, Spain, into a Catalan family of musicians. In the years after 1751, he worked in many of the principal cities of Europe including Padua, Stuttgart, Brussels, Paris andLondon along with his brother, Josep Pla ,...

     (c. 1720–1773)
  • Quirino Gasparini
    Quirino Gasparini
    Quirino Gasparini was an Italian composer, born in Gandino, near Bergamo, Italy. He studied for the priesthood, but largely devoted his life to music, becoming maestro de capello at Turin's cathedral. His compositions are mainly of church music, including a Stabat Mater which is still performed...

     (1721–1778)
  • Pieter Hellendaal
    Pieter Hellendaal
    Pieter Hellendaal was an organist and violinist, and one of the most famous composers of Dutch origin in the 18th century. At age 30, he migrated to England where he lived for the last 48 of his 78 years.-Early and Student Years:...

     (1721–1799)
  • Johann Philipp Kirnberger (1721–1783)
  • John Garth
    John Garth (composer)
    John Garth was an English composer, born in Harperley, near Witton-le-Wear, Co. Durham.-Life:On 23 June 1742 Garth became a freemason at the lodge meeting at the The Bird and Bush in Saddler Street, Durham....

     (1721–1810)
  • Sebastián Ramón de Albero y Añaños (1722–1756) (:es:Sebastián de Albero)
  • Georg Benda, or Jiří Antonín Benda (1722–1795)
  • Pietro Nardini
    Pietro Nardini
    Pietro Nardini was an Italian composer and violinist.-Life:He was born in Fibiana and studied music at Livorno, later becoming a pupil of Giuseppe Tartini. Having been a student of Giuseppe Tartini, he moved to Germany where he joined the court chapel in Stuttgart where he became conductor in 1762...

     (1722–1793)
  • Carl Friedrich Abel (1723–1787)
  • Christian Ernst Graf (1723–1804) (:nl:Christian Ernst Graf)
  • Anna Amalia Princess of Prussia (1723–1787)
  • Giovanni Marco Rutini
    Giovanni Marco Rutini
    Giovanni Marco Rutini was an Italian composer.- Biography :He was born in Florence and studied at the Naples conservatory. In 1748 he came to Prague and joined the Locatelli ensemble. In the beginnings of his career he devoted himself mainly to the kapellmeister activities, and composed ...

     (1723–1797)
  • Francesco Uttini
    Francesco Uttini
    Francesco Antonio Baldassare Uttini was an Italian composer and conductor who was active mostly in Sweden....

     (1723–1795)
  • Claude Balbastre (1724–1799)
  • Giovanni Battista Cirri
    Giovanni Battista Cirri
    Giovanni Battista Cirri was an Italian cellist and composer in the 18th century.-Biography:Cirri was born in Forlì . He had his first musical training with his brother Ignazio and was for a time organist at Forlì Cathedral...

     (1724–1724)
  • Maria Antonia Walpurgis
    Maria Antonia Walpurgis of Bavaria
    Maria Antonia, Princess of Bavaria , Electress of Saxony, was a German composer, singer, harpsichordist and patron, known particularly for her operas Il trionfo della fedeltà and Talestri, regina delle amazoni . She was also the Regent of Saxony in 1763-1768...

    , Princess of Bavaria, Electress of Saxony (1724–1780)
  • Domenico Fischietti
    Domenico Fischietti
    Domenico Fischietti was an Italian composer.He was born in Naples and studied at the Conservatory of Sant'Onofrio Porta Capuana under the leadership of Leonardo Leo and Francesco Durante....

     (c. 1725–c. 1810)
  • Antonio Lolli
    Antonio Lolli
    Antonio Lolli was an Italian violinist and composer.- Life :Lolli, who was born ca. 1725 in Bergamo, Italy, was one of the foremost Italian violinists of the 18th century...

     (1725–1802)
  • Johann Becker (1726–1803)
  • Miss Davis
    Miss Davis
    Miss Davis was a composer who lived and worked in Dublin, Ireland. She wrote and performed her own songs, none of which survive.-References:...

     (c. 1726–after 1755)
  • Karl Kohaut
    Karl Kohaut
    Karl Ignaz Augustin Kohaut was an Austrian lutenist and composer of Czech descent. He is considered to be one of the last important composers of music for Baroque Lute.Born in Vienna, Karl Kohaut pursued a dual career as a diplomat and musician...

     (1726–1784)
  • François-André Danican Philidor
    François-André Danican Philidor
    François-André Danican Philidor , often referred to as André Danican Philidor during his lifetime, was a French composer and chess player. He contributed to the early development of the opéra comique...

     (1726–1795)
  • Joseph Starzer (1726–1787) (:de:Josef Starzer)
  • Joseph Anton Steffan
    Joseph Anton Steffan
    Joseph Anton Steffan or Josef Antonín Štěpán was a Bohemian classical era composer and harpsichordist.Steffan was born in Kopidlno, Bohemia in March 1726, the son of a schoolmaster and church organist. In 1741 he fled from the Prussian army to Vienna...

    , or Josef Antonín Štěpán (1726–1797)
  • Pasquale Anfossi
    Pasquale Anfossi
    Bonifacio Domenico Pasquale Anfossi was an Italian opera composer. Born in Taggia, Liguria, he studied with Niccolò Piccinni and Antonio Sacchini, and worked mainly in London, Venice and Rome....

     (1727–1797)
  • Pierre Montan Berton
    Pierre Montan Berton
    Pierre Montan Berton was a French composer and conductor. He resided primarily in Paris and was an opera director.Pierre's son Henri Montan Berton was also a composer, more famous than Pierre himself....

     (1727–1780)
  • Johann Gottlieb Goldberg
    Johann Gottlieb Goldberg
    Johann Gottlieb Goldberg was a German virtuoso harpsichordist, organist, and composer of the late Baroque and early Classical period. He is most famous for lending his name, as the probable original performer, to the renowned Goldberg Variations of J.S...

     (1727–1756)
  • Friedrich Hartmann Graf
    Friedrich Hartmann Graf
    Friedrich Hartmann Graf was a German flautist and composer.Friedrich Hartmann Graf was born 23 August 1727 in Rudolstadt. He was trained by his father Johann Graf and then served as a drummer in a Dutch army regiment where he was taken as a prisoner of war by the English...

     (1727–1795) (:de:Friedrich Hartmann Graf)
  • Henry Harington (1727–1816) (http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/c.asp?c=C262)
  • Johann Wilhelm Hertel
    Johann Wilhelm Hertel
    Johann Wilhelm Hertel was a German composer, harpsichord and violin player.He was born in Eisenach, into a family of musicians. His father, Johann Christian Hertel was Konzertmeister and director of music at the Eisenach court, while his grandfather, Jakob Christian Hertel Johann Wilhelm Hertel...

     (1727–1789)
  • François Martin (1727–1757) (:de:François Martin (Komponist))
  • Tommaso Traetta
    Tommaso Traetta
    Tommaso Michele Francesco Saverio Traetta was an Italian composer.-Biography:Traetta was born in Bitonto, a town near Bari, near the top of the heel of the boot of Italy. He eventually became a pupil of the composer, singer and teacher Nicola Porpora in Naples, and scored a first success with his...

     (1727–1779)
  • Armand-Louis Couperin
    Armand-Louis Couperin
    Armand-Louis Couperin was a French composer, organist, and harpsichordist of the late Baroque and early Classical periods. He was a member of the Couperin family of musicians, of which the most notable were his great uncle Louis and his cousin François.- Biography :Couperin was born in Paris...

     (1727–1789)
  • Franz Asplmayr
    Franz Asplmayr
    Franz Asplmayr was an Austrian composer and violinist. There are many variants of his name, including Franz Aspelmayr, Franz Aschpellmayr and Franz Appelmeyer. He is best known for an opera on Greek myths, and for a few symphonies and string trios of his which were attributed to Joseph Haydn at...

     (1728–1786)
  • Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi
    Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi
    Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi was an Italian opera composer.Guglielmi was born in Massa. He received his first musical education from his father, and afterwards studied under Francesco Durante at the Conservatorio di Santa Maria di Loreto at Naples...

     (1728–1804)
  • Johann Adam Hiller (1728–1804)
  • Niccolò Piccinni
    Niccolò Piccinni
    Niccolò Piccinni was an Italian composer of symphonies, sacred music, chamber music, and opera. Although he is somewhat obscure, even to music lovers today, Piccinni was one of the most popular composers of opera—particularly the Neapolitan opera buffa—of his day...

     (1728–1800)
  • Johann Gottfried Müthel
    Johann Gottfried Müthel
    Johann Gottfried Müthel was a German composer and noted keyboard virtuoso. Along with C.P.E. Bach, he represented the Sturm und Drang style of composition....

     (1728–1788)
  • Hermann Raupach
    Hermann Raupach
    Hermann Friedrich Raupach was a German composer.-Biography:Hermann Raupach was born at Stralsund in Germany, the son and pupil of composer and organist Christoph Raupach and the nephew of Lutheran church historian Bernhard Raupach...

     (1728–1778)
  • Anton Cajetan Adlgasser
    Anton Cajetan Adlgasser
    Anton Cajetan Adlgasser was a German organist and composer at Salzburg Cathedral and at court, and composed a good deal of liturgical music as well as oratorios and orchestral and keyboard works.Born in Inzell, Bavaria, he moved to Salzburg, where he studied under Johann Ernst Eberlin...

     (1729–1777)
  • Florian Leopold Gassmann
    Florian Leopold Gassmann
    Florian Leopold Gassmann was a German-speaking Bohemian opera composer of the transitional period between the baroque and classical eras. He was one of the principal composers of dramma giocoso immediately before Mozart....

     (1729–1774)
  • Francesco Saverio Giai, or Giaj (1729–1801) (http://www.requiemsurvey.org/composers.php?id=1044, http://www.haendel.it/compositori/i_giaj.htm)
  • Pierre van Maldere
    Pierre van Maldere
    Pieter van Maldere was a violinist and composer from the Southern Low Countries .-Life:...

     (1729–1768)
  • Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny
    Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny
    Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny was a French composer and a member of the French Académie des Beaux-Arts .He is considered alongside André Grétry and François-André Danican Philidor to have been the founder of a new musical genre, the opéra comique, laying a path for other French composers such as...

     (1729–1817)
  • František Xaver Pokorný
    František Xaver Pokorný
    František Xaver Pokorný was a Czech Classical era composer and violinist.While young, he left his hometown for Regensburg where he studied violin playing with Joseph Riepel. In 1750 he went to Wallerstein where he played violin in the Oettingen-Wallerstein court orchestra...

     (1729–1794)
  • Giuseppe Sarti
    Giuseppe Sarti
    Giuseppe Sarti was an Italian opera composer.-Biography:He was born at Faenza. His date of birth is not known, but he was baptised on 1 December 1729. Some earlier sources say he was born on 28 December, but his baptism certificate proves the later date impossible...

     (1729–1802)
  • Antonio Soler
    Antonio Soler
    Antonio Francisco Javier José Soler Ramos, usually known as Padre Antonio Soler, known in Catalan as Antoni Soler i Ramos was a Spanish Catalan composer whose works span the late Baroque and early Classical music eras...

     (1729–1783)

Middle Classical era composers (born 1730–1750)

  • Pasquale Errichelli
    Pasquale Errichelli
    Pasquale Errichelli was an Italian composer and organist based in the city of Naples. Trained at the Conservatorio della Pietà dei Turchini, his compositional output consists of 7 operas, 2 cantatas, 1 symphony, 3 sonatas, several concert arias, and the oratorio Gerosolina protetta...

     (1730–1785)
  • Antonín Kammel
    Antonin Kammel
    Antonín Kammel was a composer and violinist. His best-known composition is String Quartett no. 2....

     (1730–1788)
  • Giovanni Meneghetti (c. 1730–1794)
  • Georg von Pasterwitz
    Georg von Pasterwitz
    Georg Robert von Pasterwitz was an Austrian composer and teacher. He was born in Bierhütten, near Passau. First educated at Niederaltaich, he entered the Benedictine monastery in Kremsmünster in 1749. He then enrolled at the University of Salzburg, studying theology, law and mathematics...

     (1730–1803)
  • Antonio Sacchini
    Antonio Sacchini
    Antonio Maria Gasparo Sacchini was an Italian opera composer.Sacchini was born in Florence, but was raised in Naples, where he received his musical education at the San Onofrio conservatory. He wrote his first operas in Naples, thereafter moving to Venice, then London and eventually Paris, where...

     (1730–1786)
  • Christian Cannabich
    Christian Cannabich
    Johann Christian Innocenz Bonaventura Cannabich , was a German violinist, composer, and Kapellmeister of the Classical era...

     (1731–1798)
  • František Xaver Dušek
    František Xaver Dušek
    František Xaver Dušek , was a Czech composer and one of the most important harpsichordists and pianists of his time....

     (1731–1799)
  • Elisabetta de Gambarini
    Elisabetta de Gambarini
    Elisabetta de Gambarini was an English composer, singer, organist and harpsichordist of the 18th century born in London of an Italian father, Charles Gambarini.She took part as a soprano in Handel's oratorio Judas Maccabaeus at 1 April 1747...

     (1731–1765)
  • Gaetano Pugnani
    Gaetano Pugnani
    Gaetano Pugnani was born in Turin. He trained on the violin under Giovanni Battista Somis and Giuseppe Tartini. In 1752, Pugnani became the first violinist of the Royal Chapel in Turin. Then he went on a large tour that granted him great fame for his extraordinary skill on the violin...

     (1731–1798)
  • Carlo Giuseppe Toeschi (1731–1788) (:de:Karl Joseph Toeschi)
  • Pierre Vachon
    Pierre Vachon
    Pierre Vachon was a French composer.Vachon was born in Avignon. He wrote around thirty string quartets, various chamber works, operas, and orchestral pieces. He studied the violin with Carlo Chiabrano in Paris and first performed on 24 December 1756, at the Concert Spirituel, playing one of his...

     (1731–1803)
  • Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
    Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
    Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach , the ninth son of Johann Sebastian Bach, sometimes referred to as the "Bückeburg Bach"...

     (1732–1795)
  • František Xaver Brixi (1732–1771)
  • Giuseppe Demachi
    Giuseppe Demachi
    Giuseppe Demachi was a composer born in Alessandria, Italy. He served as a leading violinist in the city of his birth and later in the city of Geneva with the Concerto di Ginevra of the Societé de Musique. He also served in the employ of one Count Sannazzaro in the 1760s and 1770s at Casale...

     (1732–c. 1791)
  • Thomas Erskine
    Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie
    Thomas Alexander Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie , styled Viscount Fentoun and Lord Pittenweem until 1756, was a British musician and composer whose considerable talent brought him international fame and his rakish habits notoriety, but nowadays is little known...

    , Earl of Kellie (1732–1781)
  • Johann Christian Kittel
    Johann Christian Kittel
    Johann Christian Kittel was a German organist, composer, and teacher. He was one of the last students of Johann Sebastian Bach.-Biography:...

     (1732–1809)
  • Joseph Haydn
    Joseph Haydn
    Franz Joseph Haydn , known as Joseph Haydn , was an Austrian composer, one of the most prolific and prominent composers of the Classical period. He is often called the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet" because of his important contributions to these forms...

     (1732–1809)
  • Gian Francesco de Majo
    Gian Francesco de Majo
    Gian Francesco de Majo was an Italian composer. He is chiefly known for his more than 20 operas. He also composed a considerable amount of sacred works, including oratorios, cantatas, and masses.-Life and career:...

    , or "Ciccio" (1732–1770)
  • Josina van Aerssen
    Josina van Aerssen
    Josina Anna Petronella van Aerssen, as married van Boetzelaer , was a Dutch composer, painter, lady in waiting and noble...

    , or Josina van Boetzelaer (1733–1787)
  • Thomas Sanders Dupuis
    Thomas Sanders Dupuis
    Thomas Sanders Dupuis, Mus. Doc. was a composer and organist of French extraction, born in London. He succeeded William Boyce at the Chapel Royal, and was regarded as one of the best organists of his day....

     (1733–1796)
  • Anton Fils
    Anton Fils
    Anton Fils was a German classical composer....

    , or Filtz (1733–1760)
  • Johann Christian Fischer
    Johann Christian Fischer
    Johann Carl Christian Fischer was a German composer. Employed as a music copyist and theatre director for the Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin at Ludwigslust, Fischer is now credited with the unique Symphony with Eight Obbligato Timpani, formerly attributed to Johann Wilhelm Hertel, court composer at...

     (1733–1800)
  • Thomas Linley the elder (1733–1795)
  • Giacomo Tritto
    Giacomo Tritto
    Giacomo Domenico Mario Antonio Pasquale Giuseppe Tritto was an Italian composer, known primarily for his 54 operas. He was born in Altamura, and studied in Naples; among his teachers were Nicola Fago, Girolamo Abos, and Pasquale Cafaro. One of his pupil was Ferdinando Orlandi...

     (1733–1824)
  • Franz Ignaz Beck
    Franz Ignaz Beck
    Franz Ignaz Beck was a German violinist, composer, conductor and music teacher who spent the greater part of his life in France, where he became director of the Bordeaux Grand Théâtre. Possibly the most talented pupil of Johann Stamitz, Beck is an important representative of the second generation...

     (1734–1809)
  • Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet Charpentier
    Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet Charpentier
    Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet-Charpentier was a celebrated French organist and composer.He was born in Abbeville. From 1763, he was a member of the Académie des Beaux Arts de Lyon...

     (1734–1794)
  • Benjamin Cooke
    Benjamin Cooke
    Benjamin Cooke was an English composer, organist and teacher.Cooke was born in London and named after his father, a music publisher based in Covent Garden...

     (1734–1793)
  • François-Joseph Gossec (1734–1829)
  • Karl von Ordóñez
    Karl von Ordóñez
    Karl von Ordoñez was one of a number of composers working in Vienna during the second half of the Eighteenth century. Ordonez was not a full-time professional musician...

     (1734–1786)
  • Jean-Baptiste Rey
    Jean-Baptiste Rey
    Jean-Baptiste Rey was a French conductor and composer.Rey was born at Lauzerte. He remains the longest-serving conductor of the Paris Opera; his tenure spans from the last years of the monarchy to Napoleon's Empire...

     (1734–1810)
  • Luka Sorkočević
    Luka Sorkocevic
    Count Luka Sorkočević, was a composer from the Republic of Ragusa.Luka Sorkočević was born in Dubrovnik and received an extensive education. His music teacher was the Italian composer Giuseppe Valentini, who was maestro di cappella of Dubrovnik Cathedral in the 1750s...

     (1734–1789)
  • Ignazio Spergher (1734–1808) (:it:Ignazio Spergher)
  • Johann Christian Bach
    Johann Christian Bach
    Johann Christian Bach was a composer of the Classical era, the eleventh and youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach. He is sometimes referred to as 'the London Bach' or 'the English Bach', due to his time spent living in the British capital...

     (1735–1782)
  • John Bennett
    John Bennett (composer)
    John Bennett was an English organist and composer.-Biography:Very little is known about him. The date of his birth is unknown. He died in September 1784, after serving as organist at St. Dionis Backchuch Fenchurch, London for over thirty years. He was a pupil of Johann Christoph Pepusch...

     (c. 1735–1784)
  • Giovanni Battista Cervellini (1735–1801) (:it:Giovanni Battista Cervellini)
  • John Collett (c. 1735?–1775) (http://www.scottishmusiccentre.com/directory/e2925/)
  • Johann Gottfried Eckard
    Johann Gottfried Eckard
    Johann Gottfried Eckard was a German pianist and composer.. In his youth he became a professional copper engraver and acquired his musical training in his leisure time, mainly from C.P.E. Bach's Versuch and its six ‘Probesonaten’...

     (1735–1809)
  • Mme Papavoine
    Mme Papavoine
    Mme. Papavoine née Pellecier was a French composer. She married violinist Papavoine some time before 1755.-Works:...

     (born c. 1735; fl. 1755–61)
  • Anton Schweitzer
    Anton Schweitzer
    Anton Schweitzer was a German composer of operas.He was a child prodigy who obtained the patronage of the duke of Hildburghausen, who sent him to study in Bayreuth in 1758, then Italy , and made him Kapellmeister enabling him to tour Europe...

     (1735–1787)
  • Johann Schobert
    Johann Schobert
    Johann Schobert was a composer and harpsichordist. His date and place of birth are disputed. Some sources say he was born in 1735 in Schlesien, Austria; others have him from Silesia, as suggested by Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm, or from Nuremberg, as claimed by Christian Schubart in his...

     (c. 1735–1767)
  • Ernst Wilhelm Wolf
    Ernst Wilhelm Wolf
    Ernst Wilhelm Wolf was a German composer.-Life:Wolf was born in Grossen Behringen in Thuringia, today part of the Hörselberg-Hainich municipality. His elder brother Ernst Friedrich was a composer and organist who studied under Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel...

     (1735–1792)
  • Johann Georg Albrechtsberger
    Johann Georg Albrechtsberger
    Johann Georg Albrechtsberger was an Austrian musician who was born at Klosterneuburg, near Vienna.He originally studied music at Melk Abbey and philosophy at a Benedictine seminary in Vienna and became one of the most learned and skillful contrapuntists of his age...

     (1736–1809)
  • Hélène-Louise Demars
    Hélène-Louise Demars
    Hélène-Louise Demars was a French composer. Her cantata L'oroscope was dedicated to Mademoiselle de Soubise of the Rohan family and performed in November of 1748. Text of the cantata was printed in the Mercure de France the next year....

     (born c. 1736)
  • Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch (1736–1800)
  • Ignaz Fränzl
    Ignaz Fränzl
    Ignaz Fränzl, , was a German violinist, composer and representative of the second generation of the so-called Mannheim School...

     (1736–1811)
  • Johann Christoph Kellner
    Johann Christoph Kellner
    Johann Christoph Kellner was a German organist and composer. He was the son of Johann Peter Kellner.-Life:He was born in Gräfenroda, Thuringia, Germany where he studied music with his father, moving to Gotha to study with Georg Benda in 1754, returning home in 1755...

     (1736–1803)
  • Antonio Tozzi
    Antonio Tozzi
    Antonio Tozzi was an Italian opera composer.He was born at Bologna, Italy. He studied with Padre Martini and became a member of the Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna in 1761. His first opera Tigrane, was performed in Venice in 1762. His La morte di Dimone of 1763 was an early opera semiseria. In...

     (1736–1812)
  • Michael Haydn
    Michael Haydn
    Johann Michael Haydn was an Austrian composer of the classical period, the younger brother of Joseph Haydn.-Life:...

     (1737–1806)
  • Philippe-Jacques Meyer (1737–1819) (http://www.answers.com/topic/philippe-jacques-meyer)
  • Josef Mysliveček
    Josef Myslivecek
    Josef Mysliveček was a Czech composer who contributed to the formation of late eighteenth-century classicism in music...

     (1737–1781)
  • Friedrich Schwindl (1737–1786) (:de:Friedrich Schwindl)
  • Tommaso Giordani
    Tommaso Giordani
    Tommaso Giordani was an Italian composer.Giordani was born in Naples and came from a musical family. His father was Carmine Giordani , who was born around 1695 in Naples, died after 1762, probably in London. A younger brother was Giuseppe Giordani , called "Giordanello"...

     (c. 1738–1806)
  • Philip Hayes (1738–1797)
  • William Herschel
    William Herschel
    Sir Frederick William Herschel, KH, FRS, German: Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel was a German-born British astronomer, technical expert, and composer. Born in Hanover, Wilhelm first followed his father into the Military Band of Hanover, but emigrated to Britain at age 19...

     (1738–1822)
  • Leopold Hofmann
    Leopold Hofmann
    Leopold Hofmann was an Austrian composer of classical music.-Biography:...

     (1738–1793)
  • Jean-François Tapray (1738–1819) (:fr:Jean-François Tapray)
  • Anna Bon
    Anna Bon
    Anna Bon was an Italian composer and performer. Her parents were both involved in music and traveled internationally; her father was the Bolognese artist Girolamo Bon, a librettist and scenographer, and her mother was the singer Rosa Ruvinetti Bon. Anna was born in Russia...

     di Venezia (c. 1739–after 1767)
  • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf
    Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf
    ----August Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf was an Austrian composer, violinist and silvologist.-1739-1764:...

     (1739–1799)
  • Johann Baptist Vanhal
    Johann Baptist Vanhal
    Johann Baptist Vanhal also spelled Wanhal, Waṅhall or Wanhall was an important classical music composer born in Nechanice, Bohemia to a Czech family.- Biography :...

     (1739–1813)
  • Anna Amalia, Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1739–1807)
  • Mlle Guerin
    Mlle Guerin
    Mlle Guerin was a French composer. She composed an opera at age 16, titled Daphnis et Amalthée which was performed in Amiens in 1755. An anonymous writer reporting the event in the Mercure de France described her as coming from the "provinces" and having a good education.- References :...

     (born c. 1739, fl. 1755)
  • Agata della Pietà
    Agata della Pietà
    Agata della Pietà was an Italian composer, singer, and teacher of music.A foundling admitted in infancy to the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice, she received thorough musical training from her childhood in the coro, or music school, of the convent; she later became a soprano soloist, singing...

     (fl. c. 1740–c. 1800)
  • Michael Arne
    Michael Arne
    Michael Arne was an English composer, harpsichordist, organist, singer, and actor. He was the son of composer Thomas Arne and lauded soprano Cecilia Young, the latter of which belonged to the famous Young family of musicians of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries...

     (1740/1741–1786)
  • Samuel Arnold
    Samuel Arnold (composer)
    Samuel Arnold was an English composer and organist.Arnold was born in London , and began writing music for the theatre in about 1764. A few years later he became director of music at the Marylebone Gardens, for which much of his popular music was written...

     (1740–1802)

  • Joseph Corfe (1740–1820) ([])
  • Ernst Eichner
    Ernst Eichner
    Ernst Dietrich Adolph Eichner was a German composer.-Biography:Eichner was born to Johann Andreas Eichner , a court musician to the court of Waldeck. His father provided him his primary musical education. He became widely known as a virtuoso bassoonist throughout Europe as a result...

     (1740–1777)
  • Luigi Gatti
    Luigi Gatti
    Luigi Gatti was a classical composer. He was born in Lazise in 1740, the son of an organist, Francesco della Gatta. He was ordained a priest in Mantua...

     (1740–1817)
  • Guillaume Lasceux (1740–1831) (:fr:Guillaume Lasceux)
  • Elisabeth Olin
    Elisabeth Olin
    Elisabeth Olin was a Swedish opera singer and a music composer. She is referred to as the first Swedish Opera prima donna. She was a court-singer . She was the first female member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music...

     (1740–1828)
  • Giovanni Paisiello
    Giovanni Paisiello
    Giovanni Paisiello was an Italian composer of the Classical era.-Life:Paisiello was born at Taranto and educated by the Jesuits there. He became known for his beautiful singing voice and in 1754 was sent to the Conservatorio di S. Onofrio at Naples, where he studied under Francesco Durante, and...

     (1740-1816)
  • Samuel Webbe the elder
    Samuel Webbe
    Samuel Webbe was an English composer.Born in Minorca in 1740, Webbe was brought up in London. His father died when he was still a baby and his mother returned to London where she raised Webbe in difficult circumstances. At the age of eleven he was apprenticed to a cabinet maker, and during the...

     (1740–1816)
  • Johann André
    Johann André
    Johann André was a German musician, composer and music publisher.In 1774, as the patriarch of a Huguenot family, André founded one of the first music publishing houses to be independent of a bookshop, in Offenbach am Main...

     (1741–1799)
  • François Hippolyte Barthélemon
    François-Hippolyte Barthélémon
    François Hippolyte Barthélemon was a French violinist, pedagogue, and composer active in England.-Biography:François Barthélemon was born in Bordeaux , France. He received his education in Paris, where he studied musical composition and violin, and performed in the orchestra of the Comédie-Italienne...

     (1741–1808)
  • André Ernest Modeste Grétry
    André Ernest Modeste Grétry
    André Ernest Modeste Grétry was acomposer from the Prince-Bishopric of Liège , who worked from 1767 onwards in France and took French nationality. He is most famous for his opéras comiques....

     (1741–1813)
  • Franz Xaver Hammer
    Franz Xaver Hammer
    Franz Xaver Hammer was a German gambist, cellist and composer.Hammer was born in Oettingen in Bayern. From 1771 to 1778, he worked under Joseph Haydn as cellist of the Esterhazy's court ensemble in Eisenstadt and at the Eszterháza palace. It is thought that Haydn composed three cello concertos for...

     (1741–1817)
  • Honoré Langlé (1741–1807) (:fr:Honoré Langlé, :de:Honoré Langlé)
  • Andrea Luchesi
    Andrea Luchesi
    Andrea Luca Luchesi was an Italian composer.- Biography :Andrea Luchesi was born at Motta di Livenza, near Treviso the eleventh child of Pietro Luchese and Caterina Gottardi. The rather wealthy family descended from groups of noble families who had moved from Lucca to Venice in the 14th century...

     (1741–1801)
  • Jean Paul Egide Martini
    Jean Paul Egide Martini
    Jean Paul Egide Martini, was a composer of classical music. Sometimes known as Martini Il Tedesco, he is best known today for the vocal romance "Plaisir d'Amour," on which the 1961 Elvis Presley standard "Can't Help Falling in Love" is based...

     (1741–1816)
  • Johann Gottlieb Naumann
    Johann Gottlieb Naumann
    Johann Gottlieb Naumann was a German composer, conductor, and Kapellmeister.- Life :...

     (1741–1801)
  • Giovanni Paisiello
    Giovanni Paisiello
    Giovanni Paisiello was an Italian composer of the Classical era.-Life:Paisiello was born at Taranto and educated by the Jesuits there. He became known for his beautiful singing voice and in 1754 was sent to the Conservatorio di S. Onofrio at Naples, where he studied under Francesco Durante, and...

     (1741–1816)
  • Václav Pichl
    Wenzel Pichl
    Wenzel Pichl was a classical Czech composer of the 18th Century. He was also a violinist, music director and writer....

     (1741–1804)
  • Henri-Joseph Rigel
    Henri-Joseph Rigel
    Henri-Joseph Rigel was a German-born composer of the Classical era who spent most of his working life in France. He was born in Wertheim am Main where his father was musical intendant to the local prince. After an education in Germany, where his teachers included Jommelli, Rigel moved to Paris in...

     (1741–1799)
  • Giacomo Rust
    Giacomo Rust
    Giacomo Rust or Rusti was an Italian opera composer, probably of German ancestry.Not a great deal is known about Rust. Between 1763 and 1777, Rust was active in Venice, where his first opera, a dramma giocoso, La contadina in corte, to a libretto by Niccolò Tassi, was performed in 1763...

     (1741–1786)
  • Luigi Tomasini (1741–1808) (:it:Luigi Tomasini)
  • Anton Zimmermann (1741–1781) (:de:Anton Zimmermann (Komponist))
  • Jean-Baptiste Davaux (1742–1822) (:de:Jean-Baptiste Davaux)
  • Romanus Hoffstetter
    Roman Hoffstetter
    Roman Hoffstetter was a classical composer and Benedictine monk who also admired Joseph Haydn almost to the point of imitation...

     (1742–1815)
  • Jean-Baptiste Krumpholz
    Jean-Baptiste Krumpholz
    Jean-Baptiste Krumpholz was a Czech composer and harpist.- Biography :...

     (1742–1790)
  • Simon Le Duc
    Simon Le Duc
    Simon Le Duc was a French violinist, soloist at the Concert Spirituel, music publisher and composer. His younger brother, Pierre Le Duc , was also a violinist...

     (Leduc) (1742–1777) (:fr:Simon Le Duc)
  • Vasily Pashkevich
    Vasily Pashkevich
    Vasily Alexeyevich Pashkevich also Paskevich was a Russian composer, singer, violinist and teacher who lived during the time of Catherine the Great.-Biography:...

     (1742–1797)
  • Anton Ferdinand Tietz (1742–1811)
  • Maria Carolina Wolf
    Maria Carolina Wolf
    Maria Carolina Wolf, née Benda, was a German pianist, singer and composer.Maria Carolina Wolfs' father was Franz Benda, first violinist and composer at the court of Frederick II, her aunt Anna Franziska Hattasch was a chamber singer and her uncle Georg Benda was conductor, both with appointments...

     (1742–1820)
  • Luigi Boccherini
    Luigi Boccherini
    Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini was an Italian classical era composer and cellist whose music retained a courtly and galante style while he matured somewhat apart from the major European musical centers. Boccherini is most widely known for one particular minuet from his String Quintet in E, Op. 11, No...

     (1743–1805)
  • Carlo Franchi
    Carlo Franchi (composer)
    Carlo Franchi was an Italian opera composer known for his opere buffe. He belonged to the Neapolitan school of composers and it is likely that he was born in or near Naples, where his first opera La vedova capricciosa had its premiere in 1765...

     (c. 1743–after 1779)
  • Giuseppe Gazzaniga
    Giuseppe Gazzaniga
    Giuseppe Gazzaniga was a member of the Neapolitan school of opera composers. He composed fifty-one operas and is considered to be one of the last Italian opera buffa composers.-Biography:...

     (1743–1818)
  • Franz Nikolaus Novotny
    Franz Nikolaus Novotny
    Franz Nikolaus Novotny was an Austrian organist and composer of Bohemian descent at the Esterházy court in Schloss Esterházy in Eisenstadt....

     (1743–1773)
  • João Pedro de Almeida Mota
    João Pedro de Almeida Mota
    Almeida Mota was a Portuguese composer. The musical studies of João Pedro de Almeida Mota were probably as a choirboy, either in the Sé of Lisbon or in the São Vicente de Fora church, both churches being the center of musical activity in Lisbon at the time.In 1771 he emigrated to Galicia for...

     (1744–1817)
  • Anne Louise Brillon de Jouy
    Anne Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
    Anne Louise Brillon de Jouy was a French musician and composer.-Life:...

     (1744–1824)
  • Gaetano Brunetti
    Gaetano Brunetti
    Gaetano Brunetti was a prolific Italian composer active in Spain under kings Charles III and IV...

     (1744–1798)
  • Marianne von Martínez
    Marianne von Martinez
    Marianna [Marianne] von Martines [Martinez] , was a singer, pianist and composer of the classical period.-Background:...

     (1744–1812)
  • Yekaterina Sinyavina
    Yekaterina Sinyavina
    Yekaterina Alexeyevna Sinyavina was a Russian composer and pianist. A cembalo concerto by Giovanni Paisiello was probably first performed at the court of Catherine II in 1781 with Sinyavina as soloist. She served as a lady-in-waiting and composer at the court, married Count Simon Romanovich...

     (died 1784)
  • Joseph Bengraf, or József Bengráf (1745–1791) (http://www.klassika.info/Komponisten/Bengraf/index.html)
  • Maxim Berezovsky (c. 1745–1777)
  • Joseph Bologne
    Chevalier de Saint-Georges
    Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-George was an important figures in the Paris musical scene in the second half of the 18th century as composer, conductor, and violinist. Prior to the revolution in France, he was also famous as a swordsman and equestrian...

    , Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745–1799)
  • João de Sousa Carvalho
    João de Sousa Carvalho
    João de Sousa Carvalho was the foremost Portuguese composer of his generation.Born in Estremoz, he studied music from 1753 at the Colégio dos Santos Reis in Vila Viçosa, then from 1761 at the Conservatorio di S Onofrio in Naples. In 1766 his setting of Metastasio’s operatic libretto La Nitteti was...

     (1745–c. 1799)
  • Georg Druschetzky
    Georg Druschetzky
    Jiří Družecký was a Bohemian composer, oboist, and timpanist.He studied oboe with the noted oboist and composer Carlo Besozzi in Dresden. He then joined the band of an infantry regiment in Eger, with which he was later stationed in Vienna, Enns, Linz, and Branau. In 1777 he was certified as a...

     (1745–1819)
  • Johann Peter Salomon
    Johann Peter Salomon
    Johann Peter Salomon was a German violinist, composer, conductor and musical impresario.-Life:...

     (1745–1815)
  • Maddalena Laura Sirmen
    Maddalena Laura Sirmen
    Maddalena Sirmen was an Italian composer, violinist, and later unsuccessful singer.-Biography:Sirmen was born in Venice to poverty-stricken parents, noble by birth...

     (1745–1818)
  • Carl Stamitz
    Carl Stamitz
    Karl Philipp Stamitz , who later changed his given name to Carl, was a German composer of partial Czech ancestry , and a violin, viola and viola d'amore virtuoso...

     (1745–1801)
  • Ferdinando Gasparo Turrini (1745–1820) (:it:Ferdinando Gasparo Turrini)
  • Jan Nepomuk Vent, or Johann Wendt (1745–1801) (:nl:Jan Nepomuk Vent)
  • Marie Emmanuelle Bayon Louis
    Marie Emmanuelle Bayon Louis
    Marie-Emmanuelle Bayon Louis was a French composer, pianist, and salonnière. The Norton/Grove Dictionary of Women Composers credits her for making the fortepiano popular in France. In 1770 she married the architect Victor Louis....

     (1746–1825)
  • William Billings
    William Billings
    William Billings was an American choral composer, and is widely regarded as the father of American choral music...

     (1746–1800)
  • Giuseppe Cambini
    Giuseppe Cambini
    Giuseppe Maria Gioacchino Cambini was an Italian composer and violinist.Born in Livorno, it is likely that Cambini studied violin with Filippo Manfredi; the only evidence for this is however Cambini's own unreliable account, which also claims inaccurately that he worked with Luigi Boccherini and...

     (1746–c. 1825)
  • James Hook
    James Hook (composer)
    James Hook was an English composer and organist.-Life and musical career:He was born in Norwich, the son of James Hook, a razor-grinder and cutler. He displayed a remarkable musical talent at an early age, playing the harpsichord by the age of four and performing concertos in public at age six...

     (1746–1827)
  • Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith
    Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith
    Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith was a Bohemian horn player and versatile composer influenced by Josef Haydn and Ignaz Pleyel. Today he is chiefly remembered because of his adaptions of operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart...

     (1746–1820)
  • Johann Friedrich Peter
    Johann Friedrich Peter
    Johann Friedrich Peter was an American composer of German origin. He emigrated to the United States in 1770, and for a time served as an organist and violinist with Unity of the Brethren congregations in North Carolina and Pennsylvania...

     (1746–1813)
  • Giovanni Punto
    Giovanni Punto
    Giovanni Punto was a Czech horn player and a pioneer of the hand-stopping technique which allows natural horns to play a greater number of notes.He was an international celebrity in the 18th and early 19th centuries, known in London,...

    , or Jan Václav Stich (1746–1803)
  • Joseph Quesnel
    Joseph Quesnel
    Joseph Quesnel was a French Canadian composer, poet, and playwright. Among his works were two operas, Colas et Colinette and Lucas et Cécile; the former is considered to be the first Canadian opera....

     (1746–1809)
  • Ivan Mane Jarnović
    Ivan Mane Jarnovic
    Ivan Mane Jarnović was a virtuoso violinist-composer of the 18th century whose family was of possibly Ragusan origin. He had a European career, performing in almost all major centres including Paris, Berlin, Warsaw, St Petersburg, Vienna, Stockholm, Basle, London, Dublin, amongst others...

    , or Giovanni Mane Giornovichi (1747–1804)
  • Ivan Khandoshkin
    Ivan Khandoshkin
    Ivan Yevstafyevich Khandoshkin was a Russian violinist and composer. He has been described as "the finest Russian violinist of the eighteenth century". He studied under Tito Porta with other Italian influences being Domenico dall’Oglio and Pietro Peri...

     (1747–1804)
  • Leopold Kozeluch
    Leopold Kozeluch
    Leopold Kozeluch was a Czech composer and teacher of classical music. He was born in the town of Velvary, in Bohemia .-Life:...

     (1747–1818)
  • Justin Morgan
    Justin Morgan
    Justin Morgan was a U.S. horse breeder and composer.He was born in West Springfield, Massachusetts, and by 1788 had settled in Vermont. In addition to being a horse breeder and farmer, he was a teacher of singing; in that capacity he traveled considerably throughout the northeastern states...

     (1747–1798)
  • Carl Marianus Paradeiser (1747–1775)
  • Johann Abraham Peter Schulz
    Johann Abraham Peter Schulz
    Johann Abraham Peter Schulz was a German musician and composer. Today he is best known as the composer of the melody for Matthias Claudius's poem "Der Mond ist aufgegangen" and the Christmas carol "Ihr Kinderlein kommet".-Life:Schulz attended the Michaelis School from 1757 to 1759 and then the...

     (1747–1800)
  • Joachim Albertini
    Joachim Albertini
    Joachim Albertini or Gioacchino Albertini was an Italian-born composer, who spent most of his life in Poland. His opera Don Juan albo Ukarany libertyn was performed in the 1780s with both Italian and Polish libretti....

    , or Gioacchino Albertini (1748–1812)
  • Francesco Azopardi
    Francesco Azopardi
    Francesco Azopardi was a Maltese composer and music theorist.-Life and career:Azopardi received his musical training in Malta and during his stay from 1763 to 1774 in Naples at the Conservatory of San Onofrio under Carlo Cotumacci and Joseph Doll. He worked at St...

     (1748–1809)
  • Josef Fiala
    Josef Fiala
    Josef Fiala , was a composer, oboist, viola da gamba virtuoso, cellist, and pedagogue.He was born in Lochovice in Bohemia and began his professional career as an oboist in the service of Countess Netolicka. In 1777 he moved to Munich to serve in the court orchestra of Elector Maximilian Joseph...

     (1748–1816)
  • Emanuel Aloys Förster
    Emanuel Aloys Förster
    Emanuel Aloys Förster , was a composer and music teacher, who spent most of his life in Vienna, Austria.- Early life :...

     (1748–1823)
  • Christian Gottlob Neefe
    Christian Gottlob Neefe
    Christian Gottlob Neefe was a German opera composer and conductor.Neefe was born in Chemnitz, Saxony. He received a musical education and started to compose at the age of 12...

     (1748–1798)
  • Theodor von Schacht
    Theodor von Schacht
    Theodor von Schacht was a German composer.After his studies in Stuttgart and Wetzlar, von Schacht arrived in Regensburg as a knight...

     (1748–1823)
  • William Shield
    William Shield
    William Shield was an English composer, violinist and violist who was born in Swalwell near Gateshead, the son of William Shield and his wife, Mary, née Cash.-Life and musical career:...

     (1748–1829)
  • Joseph Schuster
    Joseph Schuster (composer)
    Joseph Schuster was a German composer.-Life and career:Schuster was born at Dresden, where he received his first musical training from his father, a court musician, and from Johann Georg Schürer. Thanks to a scholarship from the Saxon Prince-electors, he was able to study with Giovanni Battista...

     (1748–1812)
  • Henriette Adélaïde Villard Beaumesnil
    Henriette Adélaïde Villard Beaumesnil
    Henriette Adélaïde Villard Beaumesnil was a French actress, opera singer and composer-Biography:Henriette Villard Beaumesnil was an actress and singer at the Paris Opera. She began working in minor roles at the age of seven and debuted as a soloist in 1766...

     (1748–1813)
  • Domenico Cimarosa
    Domenico Cimarosa
    Domenico Cimarosa was an Italian opera composer of the Neapolitan school...

     (1749–1801)
  • Jean-Louis Duport
    Jean-Louis Duport
    Jean-Louis Duport , sometimes known as Duport the Younger to distinguish him from his older brother Jean-Pierre , was a cellist....

     (1749–1819)
  • Jean-Frédéric Edelmann
    Jean-Frédéric Edelmann
    Jean-Frédéric Edelmann was a French classical composer. He was born in Strasbourg but, after studying law and music, he moved to Paris in 1774 where he played and taught the piano. It is possible that Edelmann worked for some time in London. During the French Revolution he was appointed...

     (1749–1794)
  • Johann Nikolaus Forkel
    Johann Nikolaus Forkel
    Johann Nikolaus Forkel , was a German musician, musicologist and music theorist.-Biography:...

     (1749–1818)
  • Antonín Kraft
    Antonín Kraft
    Antonín Kraft was an Czech cellist and composer. He was a close friend of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven....

     (c. 1749–1820)
  • Georg Joseph Vogler
    Georg Joseph Vogler
    Georg Joseph Vogler, also known as Abbé Vogler , was a German composer, organist, teacher and theorist.Vogler was born at Pleichach in Würzburg...

     (1749–1814)
  • Polly Young
    Polly Young
    Polly Young was an English soprano, composer and keyboard player. She was part of a well-known English family of musicians that included several professional singers and organists during the 17th and 18th centuries...

    , also known as Maria Barthélemon (1749–1799)
  • Marija Zubova (1749–1799)

Late Classical era composers (born 1750–1770)

  • Vincenta Da Ponte
    Vincenta Da Ponte
    Vincenta da Ponte was an Italian composer, singer and instrumentalist. She was a member of the coro, or music school, of Venice's Ospedale della Pietà during the tenure of Bonaventura Furlanetto as music director...

     (fl. second half 18th century)
  • Elizabeth Anspach (1750–1828)
  • Elizabeth Joanetta Catherine von Hagen
    Elizabeth Joanetta Catherine von Hagen
    Elizabeth Joanetta Catherine von Hagen was a Dutch pianist, music educator and composer who lived and worked in the United States. She was born in Amsterdam and married Rotterdam composer, violinist and organist Peter Albrecht von Hagen...

     (1750–1809/1810)
  • Antonio Rosetti
    Antonio Rosetti
    Antonio Rosetti was a classical era composer and double bass player, and was a contemporary of Haydn and Mozart....

     (c. 1750–1792)
  • Antonio Salieri
    Antonio Salieri
    Antonio Salieri was a Venetian classical composer, conductor and teacher born in Legnago, south of Verona, in the Republic of Venice, but who spent his adult life and career as a faithful subject of the Habsburg monarchy....

     (1750–1825)
  • John Stafford Smith
    John Stafford Smith
    John Stafford Smith was a British composer, church organist, and early musicologist. He was one of the first serious collectors of manuscripts of works by Johann Sebastian Bach....

     (1750–1836)
  • Johannes Matthias Sperger
    Johannes Matthias Sperger
    Johannes Matthias Sperger, also often Johann, was an Austrian contrabassist and composer....

     (1750–1812)
  • Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel
    Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel
    Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel German composer and pianist in the 18th Century. He was educated at the University of Würzburg and in 1778 he became chaplain and musician at the court in Mainz...

     (1750–1817)
  • Jean Balthasar Tricklir
    Jean Balthasar Tricklir
    Jean Balthasar Tricklir was a French cellist and composer of German descent.Born in Dijon, he studied at Mannheim, and became a court musician in Dresden in 1783, remaining there until his death...

     (1750–1813)
  • Dmitry Bortniansky (1751–1825)
  • Bartolomeo Campagnoli
    Bartolomeo Campagnoli
    Bartolomeo Campagnoli was an Italian violinist and composer. Campagnoli was born at Cento and died at Neustrelitz....

     (1751–1827)
  • Giuseppe Giordani
    Giuseppe Giordani
    Giuseppe Giordani was an Italian composer, mainly of opera.He was born in Naples, where he studied music with Domenico Cimarosa and Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli. In 1774 he was appointed as music director of the chapel of the Duomo of Naples. His first opera was released in 1779...

    , also known as Giordanello (1751–1798)
  • Jan Křtitel Kuchař
    Jan Krtitel Kuchar
    Jan Křtitel Kuchař, or also was a Czech organist, harpsichordist, music composer and teacher.- Biography :...

     (1751–1829)
  • Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne
    Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (composer)
    Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne or Moyne was a French composer, chiefly of operas. Born in Eymet, Dordogne, he first worked as a musician in Berlin and Warsaw, where in 1775 he produced his first opera, Le bouquet de Colette, starring his pupil Antoinette de Saint-Huberty...

     (1751–1796)
  • Maria Anna Mozart
    Maria Anna Mozart
    Maria Anna Walburga Ignatia Mozart , nicknamed "Nannerl", was a musician, the older sister of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and daughter of Leopold and Anna Maria Mozart.-Childhood:...

     (1751–1829)
  • Mary Ann Pownall (1751–1796)
  • Corona Schröter
    Corona Schröter
    Corona Elisabeth Wilhelmine Schröter was a German musician best known as a singer. She also composed songs, setting works by Friedrich Schiller to music.-Early life:...

     (1751–1802)
  • William Smethergell (1751–1836) (http://www.rishton.info/pubs/smethergell.pdf)
  • Mary Ann Wrighten
    Mary Ann Wrighten
    Mary Ann Wrighten Pownall, née Mary Matthews, was an English singer, actress and composer.-Life:Mary Ann Matthews was born in England of a jeweler father and shop-keeper mother. She was apprenticed to organist Charley Griffith where she learned music, and made her debut on the stage at about age 15...

     (1751–1796)
  • Francesco Bianchi
    Francesco Bianchi (musician)
    Giuseppe Francesco Bianchi was an Italian opera composer. Born at Cremona, Lombardy, he studied with Pasquale Cafaro and Niccolò Jommelli, and worked mainly in London, Paris and in all the major Italian operatic scenes, Venice, Naples, Rome, Milan, Turin, Florence.He wrote at least 78 operas of...

     (1752–1810)
  • Muzio Clementi
    Muzio Clementi
    Muzio Clementi was a celebrated composer, pianist, pedagogue, conductor, music publisher, editor, and piano manufacturer. Born in Italy, he spent most of his life in England. He is best known for his piano sonatas, and his collection of piano studies, Gradus ad Parnassum...

     (1752–1832)
  • Georg Friedrich Fuchs (1752–1821) (:de:Georg Friedrich Fuchs)
  • Justin Heinrich Knecht
    Justin Heinrich Knecht
    Justinus or Justin Heinrich Knecht was a German composer, organist, and music theorist.-Biography:He was born in Biberach an der Riss, where he learnt to play the organ, keyboard, violin, and singing...

     (1752–1817)
  • Leopold Kozeluch
    Leopold Kozeluch
    Leopold Kozeluch was a Czech composer and teacher of classical music. He was born in the town of Velvary, in Bohemia .-Life:...

     (1752–1818)
  • Ludwig August Lebrun
    Ludwig August Lebrun
    Ludwig August Lebrun was a German oboist and composer.-Life:Lebrun was born in Mannheim. The well-known and celebrated oboe virtuoso played with the orchestra at the court of the Prince-Elector Carl Theodor in Mannheim...

     (1752–1790)
  • John Marsh
    John Marsh (composer)
    John Marsh was an English music composer, born in Dorking, England. A lawyer by training, he is known to have written at least 350 compositions, including at least 39 symphonies...

     (1752–1828)
  • Josef Reicha
    Josef Reicha
    Josef Reicha was a Czech cellist, composer and conductor. He was the uncle of composer and music theorist Anton Reicha....

     (1752–1795)
  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt
    Johann Friedrich Reichardt
    Johann Friedrich Reichardt was a German composer, writer and music critic.-Early life:Reichardt was born in Königsberg, East Prussia, to lutenist and Stadtmusiker Johann Reichardt . Johann Friedrich began his musical training, in violin, keyboard, and lute, as a child...

     (1752–1814)
  • Juliane Reichardt
    Juliane Reichardt
    Juliane Reichardt was a Bohemian pianist, singer and composer.-Biography:Juliane Reichardt was born in Potsdam, the youngest of the six children of violinist and composer Franz Benda , who was concert master at the court of Frederick the Great, and his first wife Carolina née Step Hein...

    , or Juliane Benda Reichardt (1752–1783)
  • Jane Savage
    Jane Savage
    Jane Savage was an English harpsichordist and composer. She was the daughter of English musician and composer William Savage and his wife Mary Bolt Savage...

     (1752/3–1824)
  • Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli
    Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli
    Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli was an Italian composer, chiefly of opera.-Early career:Zingarelli was born in Naples, where he studied at the Santa Maria di Loreto Conservatory under Fenaroli and Speranza....

     (1752–1837)
  • Jean-Baptiste Bréval
    Jean-Baptiste Breval
    Jean-Baptiste Sebastien Bréval was a French cellist and composer. He wrote mostly pieces for his own instrument, and performed many world premières of his own pieces.-Life:...

     (1753–1823)
  • Nicolas Dalayrac
    Nicolas Dalayrac
    Nicolas-Marie d'Alayrac, known as Nicolas Dalayrac , was a French composer, best known for his opéras-comiques.- Biography :...

     (1753–1809)
  • Franz Anton Dimmler (1753–1827)
  • Christian Friedrich Ruppe (1753–1826) (:nl:Christian Friedrich Ruppe)
  • Johann Baptist Schenk
    Johann Baptist Schenk
    Johann Baptist Schenk was an Austrian composer and teacher.Schenk was born in Wiener Neustadt. While still a boy he composed songs, dances and symphonies, and became a proficient violinist and keyboard and wind instrument player. In 1773 he went to Vienna to study with Georg Christoph Wagenseil...

     (1753–1836)
  • Johann Samuel Schroeter, or Schröter (1753–1788) (:de:Johann Samuel Schroeter)
  • Pedro Étienne Solère (1753–1817) (:nl:Pedro Étienne Solère)
  • Johan Wikmanson
    Johan Wikmanson
    Johan Wikmanson was a Swedish organist and composer.-Biography:Wikmanson was born in Stockholm and, except for 18 months spent in Copenhagen studying mathematics and instrument making, lived his entire life in the Swedish capital. He was a superb organist and for many years held the post of...

     (1753–1800)
  • Franz Anton Hoffmeister
    Franz Anton Hoffmeister
    Franz Anton Hoffmeister was a German composer and music publisher.Born in Rottenburg am Neckar, he went to Vienna at the age of fourteen to study law...

     (1754–1812)
  • Vicente Martín y Soler
    Vicente Martín y Soler
    Vicente Martín y Soler was a Spanish composer of opera and ballet. Although relatively obscure today, in his own day he was compared favorably with his contemporary, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as a composer of opera buffa. He has been called the Valencian Mozart.He was born in Valencia and studied...

     (1754–1806)
  • Etienne Ozi
    Etienne Ozi
    Etienne Ozi was a French bassoonist and composer. He is known for his concertos, symphonies concertantes, and pedagogical pieces...

     (1754–1813)
  • Anton Stamitz
    Anton Stamitz
    Antonín Thadaeus Jan Nepomuk Stamic was a German composer and violinist.Anton and his brother Carl received their first violin instruction from their father, Johann. After their father's death in 1757 they were taken on as students by Christian Cannabich, who had been a student of their father's...

     (1754–1798 or 1809)
  • Peter Winter
    Peter Winter
    Peter Winter was a German opera composer who followed Mozart and preceded Weber, acting as a bridge between the two in the development of German opera....

     (1754–1825)
  • Michèl Yost
    Michèl Yost
    Michèl Yost was a famous French clarinetist and cofounder of the French clarinet school. He was a brilliant instrumentalist and even known beyond the boundaries of France.Joseph Beer was Yost's teacher...

     (1754–1786)
  • Maria Theresia Ahlefeldt
    Maria Theresia Ahlefeldt
    Maria Theresia Ahlefeldt was a member of the House of Thurn and Taxis and a Princess of Thurn and Taxis...

     (1755–1810)
  • Mateo Pérez de Albéniz
    Mateo Albéniz
    Mateo Albéniz, also known as Mateo Antonio Pérez de Albéniz no relation to the better known composer Isaac Albénizwas a Spanish composer and priest....

     (1755–1831)
  • Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi
    Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi
    Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi was an Italian violinist and composer.A virtuoso violinist, an innovative composer, and a master teacher, Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi was called “The Orpheus of His Age” by his contemporaries...

     (1755–1818)
  • Giuseppe Ferlendis
    Giuseppe Ferlendis
    Giuseppe Ferlendis was an Italian oboist and composer. In 1777, he was appointed oboist at the Court Chapel of Salzburg, with a yearly stipend of 540 florins . He died in Lisbon...

     (1755–1802)
  • Federigo Fiorillo (1755–c. 1823) (:de:Federigo Fiorillo, http://www.violinman.com/Violin_Family/history/composer/biography/FIORILLO/FIORILLO,%20Federigo.htm)
  • Antoine-Frédéric Gresnick
    Antoine-Frédéric Gresnick
    Antoine-Frédéric Gresnick was a Belgian classical composer. He was born in Liège. He studied music in Naples. By 1780 Gresnick was working in Lyons and, after visiting Berlin and London, he moved in 1794 to Paris where he died in 1799...

     (1755–1799)
  • Mary Linwood
    Mary Linwood
    Mary Linwood was a needle woman who exhibited her worsted embroidery or crewel embroidery in Leicester and London, and was the school mistress of a private school later known as Mary Linwood Comprehensive School...

     (1755–1845)
  • John Christopher Moller
    John Christopher Moller
    John Christopher Moller was one of the first American composers, as well as one of the first music publishers in the United States.John Christopher Moller was also an organist, concert manager, pianist, harpsichordist, and violinist...

     (1755–1803)
  • Jean-Pierre Solié
    Jean-Pierre Solié
    Jean-Pierre Solié was a French cellist and operatic singer. He began as a tenor, but switched and became well-known as a baritone. He sang most often at the Paris Opéra-Comique...

     (1755–1812)
  • Giovanni Battista Viotti
    Giovanni Battista Viotti
    Giovanni Battista Viotti was an Italian violinist whose virtuosity was famed and whose work as a composer featured a prominent violin and an appealing lyrical tunefulness...

     (1755–1824)
  • Franz Grill (c. 1756–1793) (:de:Franz Grill)
  • Francesca Lebrun
    Francesca Lebrun
    Francesca Lebrun, née Danzi , was a noted 18th-century German singer and composer.She was born Franziska Dorothea Danzi in Mannheim, Germany. Her father was the Italian-born cellist Innocenz Danzi and her younger brother was the composer and cellist Franz Danzi...

     also Franziska Danzi Lebrun (1756–1791)
  • Thomas Linley the younger
    Thomas Linley the younger
    Thomas Linley the younger was the eldest son of the composer Thomas Linley the elder and his wife Mary Johnson. He was one of the most precocious composers and performers that have been known in England, and became known as the "English Mozart".-Early life:Linley's abilities were apparent from a...

     (1756–1778)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , baptismal name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart , was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music...

     (1756–1791)
  • Joseph Martin Kraus
    Joseph Martin Kraus
    Joseph Martin Kraus , was a composer in the classical era who was born in Miltenberg am Main, Germany. He moved to Sweden at age 21, and died at the age of 36 in Stockholm...

     (1756–1792)
  • Alexander Reinagle
    Alexander Reinagle
    Alexander Robert Reinagle was an English-born American composer, organist, and theater musician...

     (1756–1809)
  • Vincenzo Righini
    Vincenzo Righini
    Vincenzo Maria Righini was an Italian composer, singer and kapellmeister.- Biography :Righini was born at Bologna and studied singing and composition with Padre Martini in his home town. Initially he performed as a singer in Florence and Rome , however, according to Fétis he made his debut as a...

     (1756–1812)
  • Mikhail Sokolovsky (1756–after 1795)
  • Daniel Gottlob Türk
    Daniel Gottlob Türk
    Daniel Gottlob Türk was a notable composer, organist, and music professor of the Classical Period.Born in Claußnitz, Saxony, Türk studied organ under his father and later under Johann Adam Hiller. It was Hiller who recommended Türk for his first professional position at Halle University, in...

     (1756–1813)
  • Pavel Wranitzky, also Pavel Vranický, Paul Wranitzky (1756–1808)
  • Antonio Calegari
    Antonio Calegari
    Antonio Calegari was an Italian baroque composer. His oratorio La risurrezione di Lazzaro 1779, was recorded under Filippo Maria Bressan in 2000....

     (1757–1828) (:it:Antonio Calegari)
  • Ignaz Pleyel
    Ignaz Pleyel
    Ignace Joseph Pleyel , ; was an Austrian-born French composer and piano builder of the Classical period.-Early years:...

     (1757–1831)
  • Alessandro Rolla
    Alessandro Rolla
    Alessandro Rolla was widely acknowledged in his time as a violin and, especially, viola virtuoso, composer and teacher. His contribution to technique, repertoire and history of music is greatly underestimated...

     (1757–1841)
  • Harriett Abrams
    Harriett Abrams
    Harriett Abrams was an English soprano and composer. Particularly praised for her performances in the repertoire of George Friderich Handel, Abrams enjoyed a successful concert career in London during the 1780s...

     (1758–1821)
  • Josepha Barbara Auernhammer
    Josepha Barbara Auernhammer
    Josepha Barbara Auernhammer was an Austrian pianist and composer.She was born in Vienna, the eleventh child of Johann Michael Auernhammer and Elisabeth Timmer....

     (1758–1820)
  • Frédéric Blasius
    Frédéric Blasius
    Frédéric Blasius was a French violinist, clarinetist, conductor, and composer. Born Matthäus Blasius, he used Frédéric as his pen name on his publications in Paris.- Life and career :Blasius was born in Lauterbourg, a town in the far north-west corner of France on the Rhineland...

    , or Matthäus Blasius (1758–1829)
  • Benedikt Schack
    Benedikt Schack
    Benedikt Schack was a composer and tenor of the Classical era, a close friend of Mozart and the first performer of the role of Tamino in Mozart's opera The Magic Flute.- Early life :...

    , or Benedikt Žák (1758–1826)
  • Carl Friedrich Zelter
    Carl Friedrich Zelter
    Carl Friedrich Zelter was a German composer, conductor and teacher of music.Zelter became friendly with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and his works include settings of Goethe's poems...

     (1758–1832)
  • Marianna von Auenbrugger (1759–1782)
  • Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach
    Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach
    Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach was the eldest son of Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach and the only grandson of Johann Sebastian Bach to gain fame as a composer. He was music director to Frederick William II of Prussia...

     (1759–1845)
  • François Devienne
    François Devienne
    François Devienne was a French composer and professor for flute at the Paris Conservatory.François Devienne was born in Joinville , as the youngest of fourteen children of a saddlemaker...

     (1759–1803)
  • Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner
    Johann Christian Friedrich Hæffner
    Johann Christian Friedrich Hæffner was a German-born Swedish composer.Hæffner received his first musical education with the Schmalkalden organist Johann Gottfried Vierling. He studied in Leipzig from 1776, and then worked as a music conductor in theatres in Frankfurt am Main and Hamburg 1778-1780...

     (1759–1833)
  • Franz Krommer
    Franz Krommer
    Franz Krommer was a Czech composer of classical music, whose seventy-year life began the year of the death of George Frideric Handel and ended a few years after that of Ludwig van Beethoven.-Life:The main events of his life were somewhat as follows:* From 1773 to 1776,...

     (1759–1831)
  • Maria Theresa von Paradis
    Maria Theresa von Paradis
    Maria Theresia Paradis , was an Austrian music performer and composer who lost her sight at an early age, and for whom Mozart may have written his Piano Concerto No...

     (1759–1824)
  • Maria Rosa Coccia
    Maria Rosa Coccia
    Maria Rosa Coccia was an Italian harpsichordist and composer.-Life:Maria Rosa Coccia was born in Rome and studied with Sante Pesci. At the age of 13, Coccia composed six sonatas for harpsichord and the oratory Daniello, which was performed the same year in the Oratory S...

     (1759–1833)
  • Sophia Maria Westenholz
    Sophia Maria Westenholz
    Sophia Maria Westenholz, née Fritscher was a German composer, musician, singer and music educator. She was born into a privileged family and spent most of her life in the courts of Schwerin and Ludwigslust, capitals of the Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. She studied music with Konzertmeister J. W...

     (1759–1838)
  • Luigi Cherubini
    Luigi Cherubini
    Luigi Cherubini was an Italian composer who spent most of his working life in France. His most significant compositions are operas and sacred music. Beethoven regarded Cherubini as the greatest of his contemporaries....

     (1760–1842)
  • Johann Ladislaus Dussek (1760–1812)
  • Francesco Gardi (1760/1765–c. 1810) (:it:Francesco Gardi)
  • Jean-François Le Sueur
    Jean-François Le Sueur
    Jean-François Le Sueur was a French composer, best known for his oratorios and operas.-Life:...

    , or Lesueur (1760–1837)
  • Franz Christoph Neubauer (1760–1795) (:de:Franz Christoph Neubauer)
  • Angelo Tarchi
    Angelo Tarchi
    Angelo Tarchi was an Italian composer of numerous operas as well as sacred music. Between 1778 and 1787, he worked primarily in Italy, producing five or six new operas each year....

     (1760–1814)
  • Gaetano Valeri (1760–1822) (:it:Gaetano Valeri)
  • Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg (1760–1802)
  • Marie-Elizabeth Cléry
    Marie-Elizabeth Cléry
    Marie-Elizabeth Cléry née Du Verger or Du Verge was a French harpist and composer. She was probably born in Paris and became a harpist in the court of Marie-Antoinette...

     (1761–after 1795)
  • Yevstigney Fomin
    Yevstigney Fomin
    Yevstigney Ipat'yevich Fomin was a Russian opera composer of the 18th century.-Biography:...

     (1761–1800)
  • Pierre Gaveaux
    Pierre Gaveaux
    Pierre Gaveaux was a French operatic tenor and composer, notable for creating the role of Jason in Cherubini's Médée and for composing the first operatic version of the story that later found fame as Fidelio....

     (1761–1825)
  • Friedrich Ludwig Aemilius Kunzen
    F.L.Æ. Kunzen
    Friedrich Ludwig Æmilius Kunzen was a German composer and conductor who lived and worked for much of his life in Denmark.-Life:...

     (1761–1817)
  • Erik Tulindberg
    Erik Tulindberg
    Erik Tulindberg was the first known Finnish composer of classical music.-Life:Tulindberg was born in Vähäkyrö in Western Finland. He studied in Turku and then worked as a civil servant in Oulu from 1784 to 1809 and thereafter in Turku. He played the violin and cello and was appointed a member of...

     (1761–1814)
  • Antonín Vranický
    Antonín Vranický
    Antonín Vranický , was a famous Czech violinist and composer of the 18th century. He was the brother of Pavel Wranitzky....

    , or Anton Wranitzky (1761–1820)
  • Adelheid Maria Eichner
    Adelheid Maria Eichner
    Adelheid Maria Eichner was a German composer. She was the daughter and only child of the bassoonist and composer Ernst Eichner and his wife Maria Magdalena Ritter.-References:...

     (1762–1787)
  • Jane Mary Guest
    Jane Mary Guest
    Jane Mary Guest, also known as Jenny Guest and later as Jane Mary Miles, was an English composer and pianist. A pupil of Johann Christian Bach, and initially composing in the galante style, she composed keyboard sonatas, other keyboard works and vocal works with keyboard...

     (1762–1846)
  • Jakob Haibel
    Jakob Haibel
    Jakob Haibel was an Austrian composer, operatic tenor and choirmaster.-Biography:Around 1789, Haibel joined Emanuel Schikaneder’s company of performers at the Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden. While there, he acted in plays and sang in operas and other musical productions...

     (1762–1826)
  • Friedrich Franz Hurka (1762–1805) (:de:Friedrich Franz Hurka)
  • Jérôme-Joseph de Momigny
    Jérôme-Joseph de Momigny
    Jérôme-Joseph de Momigny was a Belgian/French composer and music-theorist.He was born in Philippeville, Belgium, and composed music and wrote books, which he printed himself. He was very good at writing poetry and other types of books.His theories about rhythm and musical phrasing were ahead of...

     (1762–1842)
  • Marcos António da Fonseca Portugal
    Marcos Portugal
    Marcos António da Fonseca Portugal was a Portuguese classical composer, who achieved great international fame for his operas in Italian....

     (1762–1830)
  • Stephen Storace
    Stephen Storace
    Stephen Storace was an English composer. His sister was the famous opera singer Nancy Storace. He was born in London in the Parish of St Marylebone to an English mother and Italian father...

     (1762–1796)
  • Franz Tausch (1762–1817) (:de:Franz Tausch)
  • Ann Valentine
    Ann Valentine
    Ann Valentine was an English organist and composer.-Life:Ann Valentine was born on 11 January 1762 in Leicester and christened on 15 March. Her father was the composer John Valentine II. Ann Valentine lived in Belgrave Gate and worked as organist at St Margaret's Church, Leicester until 1834...

     (1762–1842)
  • Franz Danzi
    Franz Danzi
    Franz Ignaz Danzi was a German cellist, composer and conductor, the son of the noted Italian cellist Innocenz Danzi. Born in Schwetzingen, Franz Danzi worked in Mannheim, Munich, Stuttgart and Karlsruhe, where he died....

     (1763–1826)
  • Johann Sebastian Demar (1763–1832) (:fr:Sébastien Demar)
  • Domenico Dragonetti
    Domenico Dragonetti
    Domenico Carlo Maria Dragonetti was an Italian double bass virtuoso and composer. He stayed for thirty years in his hometown of Venice, Italy and worked at the Opera Buffa, at the Chapel of San Marco and at the Grand Opera in Vicenza...

     (1763–1846)
  • Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari (1763–1842) (:it:Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari)
  • Adalbert Gyrowetz
    Adalbert Gyrowetz
    Vojtěch Matyáš Jírovec was a Bohemian composer.- Biography :...

     (1763–1850)
  • Jean-Xavier Lefèvre (1763–1829)
  • Johann Simon Mayr
    Simon Mayr
    Johann Simon Mayr , also known in Italian as Giovanni Simone Mayr or Simone Mayr was a German composer.- Life :...

     (1763–1845)
  • Étienne Méhul
    Étienne Méhul
    Etienne Nicolas Méhul was a French composer, "the most important opera composer in France during the Revolution." He was also the first composer to be called a "Romantic".-Life:...

     (1763–1817)
  • Niccolò Moretti (1763–1821) (:it:Niccolò Moretti)
  • Matthew Camidge
    Camidge family
    The Camidge family were a family who supplied York Minster with organists for 103 years. Its members were* John Camidge , in office 1756-1803...

     (1764–1844)
  • Franz Lauska
    Franz Lauska
    Franz Seraphin Lauska was a Moravian pianist, composer, and teacher of Giacomo Meyerbeer. Lauska was considered "one of the most brilliant executants of his time."- Biography :...

     (1764–1825)
  • Valentino Fioravanti
    Valentino Fioravanti
    Valentino Fioravanti was a celebrated Italian composer of opera buffas.One of the best opera buffa composers between Domenico Cimarosa and Gioacchino Rossini. He was especially popular in Naples, and was the first in Italy to introduce spoken dialogue in the French manner in his works, sometimes...

     (1764–1837)
  • Helene de Montgeroult
    Helene de Montgeroult
    Hélène de Nervo de Montgeroult was a French pianist and composer. She was born into an aristocratic family and studied piano with Nicolas Joseph Hüllmandel and Jan Ladislav Dussek...

     (1764–1836)
  • John Addison (c. 1765–1844)
  • Thomas Attwood
    Thomas Attwood (composer)
    Thomas Attwood was an English composer and organist.The son of a musician in the royal band, Attwood was born in London. At the age of nine he became a chorister in the Chapel Royal. In 1783 he was sent to study abroad at the expense of the Prince of Wales , who had been favourably impressed by...

     (1765–1838)
  • Anton Eberl
    Anton Eberl
    Anton Eberl was an Austrian composer, teacher and pianist.-Biography:Eberl was born in Vienna and studied piano and composition from several teachers, including Mozart. Besides being an outstanding composer, he was a pianist of the first rank and toured throughout Europe. He wrote well over 200...

     (1765–1807)
  • Joseph Leopold Eybler
    Joseph Leopold Eybler
    Joseph Leopold Eybler was an Austrian composer known today perhaps more for his friendship with Mozart than for his own music.-Life:...

     (1765–1846)
  • Friedrich Heinrich Himmel
    Friedrich Heinrich Himmel
    Friedrich Heinrich Himmel , German composer, was born at Treuenbrietzen in Brandenburg, Prussia, and originally studied theology at Halle before turning to music....

     (1765–1814)
  • Jakub Jan Ryba
    Jakub Jan Ryba
    Jakub Šimon Jan Ryba was a Czech teacher and composer of classical music. His most famous work is Czech Christmas Mass "Hey, Master!" ....

     (1765–1815)
  • Daniel Steibelt
    Daniel Steibelt
    Daniel Gottlieb Steibelt , was a German pianist and composer who died in Saint Petersburg, Russia.-Life and music:Daniel Steibelt was born in Berlin, and studied music with Johann Kirnberger before being forced by his father to join the Prussian army. Deserting, he began a nomadic career as a...

     (1765–1823)
  • Rodolphe Kreutzer
    Rodolphe Kreutzer
    Rodolphe Kreutzer was a German violinist, teacher, conductor, and composer of forty French operas.-Biography:...

     (1766–1831)
  • Anne-Marie Krumpholtz
    Anne-Marie Krumpholtz
    Anne-Marie Krumpholtz née Steckler was a French harpist and composer.-Life:Anne-Marie Steckler was the daughter of Christian Steckler, an instrument maker frequented by harpist and composer Johann Baptist Krumpholtz in Metz, France. She studied harp with Krumpholtz and made her debut in 1779,...

     (1766–1813)
  • Ignaz Anton Ladurner (1766–1839) (:fr:Ignaz Ladurner)
  • Franz Xaver Süssmayr
    Franz Xaver Süssmayr
    Franz Xaver Süssmayr was an Austrian composer, now famous for his completion of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem.-Early life:...

     (1766–1803)
  • Joseph Weigl
    Joseph Weigl
    Joseph Weigl , was an Austrian composer and conductor.The son of Joseph Franz Weigl , the principal cellist in the orchestra of the Esterházy family, he was born in Eisenstadt and studied music under Johann Georg Albrechtsberger and Antonio Salieri...

     (1766–1846)
  • Samuel Wesley
    Samuel Wesley
    Samuel Wesley was an English organist and composer in the late Georgian period. Wesley was a contemporary of Mozart and was called by some "the English Mozart."-Personal life:...

     (1766–1837)
  • Caroline Wuiet
    Caroline Wuiet
    Caroline Wuiet Auffdiener, Caroline Vuyet or Caroline Vuïet was a French journalist, novelist and composer, best known for opera.-Life:...

     (1766–1835)
  • Henri Montan Berton
    Henri Montan Berton
    Henri Montan Berton was a French composer, teacher, and writer, and the son of Pierre Montan Berton.-Career:...

     (1767–1844)
  • Amélie-Julie Candeille
    Amélie-Julie Candeille
    Amélie-Julie Candeille was a French composer, librettist, writer, singer, actress, comedienne, and instrumentalist.-Early life:...

     (1767–1834)
  • Ferdinand Fränzl
    Ferdinand Fränzl
    Ferdinand Fränzl, , was a German violinist, composer, conductor, opera director, and a representative of the third generation of the so-called Mannheim school....

     (1767–1833)
  • José Maurício Nunes Garcia
    José Maurício Nunes Garcia
    José Maurício Nunes Garcia was a Brazilian classical composer, one of the greatest exponents of Classicism in the Americas....

     (1767–1830)
  • August Eberhard Müller
    August Eberhard Müller
    August Eberhard Müller was a German composer, organist and choir leader.-Life:Trained by his organist father, he made his first public performance aged eight. He then studied under Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach at Bückeburg, where Müller served as organist at the Ulrichskirche until 1788...

     (1767–1817)
  • Wenzel Müller
    Wenzel Müller
    Wenzel Müller was an Austrian composer and conductor.Müller was born in Turnau. He studied with Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf and performed as a theatre musician in his youth. In 1786 he became Kapellmeister at the Theater in der Leopoldstadt in Leopoldstadt, Vienna...

     (1767–1835)
  • Andreas Romberg
    Andreas Romberg
    Andreas Jakob Romberg was a German violinist and composer. Romberg learned the violin from his musician father Gerhard Heinrich Romberg and first performed in public at the age of six. In addition to touring Europe, Romberg also joined the Münster Court Orchestra...

     (1767–1821)
  • Bernhard Romberg
    Bernhard Romberg
    Bernhard Heinrich Romberg , was a German cellist and composer.-Life:Romberg was born at Dinklage. His father, Anton Romberg, played the bassoon and cello and gave Bernhard his first cello lessons. He first performed in public at the age of seven...

     (1767–1841)
  • Johann Georg Heinrich Backofen (1768–1830?)
  • Carlos Baguer
    Carlos Baguer
    Carlos Baguer or Carles Baguer was a Spanish classical era composer and organist.Baguer was born in Barcelona in March 1768 and received his first musical training from his uncle, Francesc Mariner, who was composer and organist in the cathedral in Barcelona...

     (1768–1808)
  • Elizabeth Billington
    Elizabeth Billington
    Elizabeth Billington was a British opera singer born in London, her father being a German clarinetist named Carl Friedrich Weichsel , and her mother Fredericka Weichsel née Weirman , a popular singer. Her brother, Charles Weichsel Elizabeth Billington (1765 or 1768 in London – 25 August 1818 in...

     (c.1768–1818)
  • Benjamin Carr
    Benjamin Carr
    Benjamin Carr was an American composer, singer, teacher, and music publisher. Born in London, he studied organ with Charles Wesley and composition with Samuel Arnold. In 1793 he traveled to Philadelphia with a stage company, and a year later went with the same company to New York, where he...

     (1768–1831)
  • Margarethe Danzi
    Margarethe Danzi
    Margarethe Danzi née Marchand was a German composer and soprano.-Life:Margarethe Marchand was born in Germany. Some sources give her birthplace as Munich and others Mannheim, and it was possible that the family was on tour in Frankfurt on the date of her birth...

     (1768–1800)
  • Carel Anton Fodor
    Carel Anton Fodor
    Carel Anton Fodor or Carolus Antonius Fodor was a Dutch pianist, conductor, and the most prominent composer of his generation in the Netherlands, writing in the manner of Joseph Haydn....

     (1768–1846)
  • Carl Andreas Goepfert (Göpfert) (1768–1818)
  • Filippo Gragnani
    Filippo Gragnani
    Filippo Gragnani was an Italian guitarist and composer.Gragnani was born in Livorno, the son of Antonio Gragnani...

     (1768–1820)
  • Louis-Emmanuel Jadin
    Louis-Emmanuel Jadin
    Louis-Emmanuel Jadin was a French composer, pianist and harpsichordist.Jadin was born in Versailles. He learned piano from his brother Hyacinthe Jadin and later worked at the Théâtre de Monsieur. His first opera was staged in Versailles in 1788. The following year he took the position of second...

     (1768–1853)
  • Samuel Webbe the younger (1768–1843) (http://www.oxforddnb.com/index/28/101028934/, s:Webbe, Samuel)
  • Bonifazio Asioli (1769–1832) (:it:Bonifazio Asioli, [])
  • Cecilia Maria Barthélemon
    Cecilia Maria Barthélemon
    Cecilia Maria Barthélemon was an English singer, composer, pianist, and organist. She was the daughter of Maria Barthélemon, née Mary Young, and François-Hippolyte Barthélémon. She published sonatas and occasional music.-References:...

     (c. 1769–1840)
  • Maria Theresa Bland (c. 1769–1838)
  • Kateřina Veronika Anna Dusíkova
    Katerina Veronika Anna Dusíkova
    Katerina Veronika Anna Dusíkova was a Bohemian singer, harpist, pianist and composer. She was also known as Veronika Rosalia Dusik , Veronika Elisabeta Dusikova and Veronica Cianchettini. She was born in Caslav, Bohemia, and began her studies in music with her organist father Jan Josef Dusik...

     (1769–1833)
  • Józef Elsner
    Józef Elsner
    Józef Antoni Franciszek was a composer, music teacher and music theoretician, active mainly in Warsaw...

     (1769–1854)
  • Giuseppe Farinelli
    Giuseppe Farinelli
    Giuseppe Farinelli was an Italian composer active at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century who excelled in writing opera buffas...

     (1769–1836)
  • Francesco Gnecco (1769–c. 1810) (:it:Francesco Gnecco)
  • Johann Georg Lickl
    Johann Georg Lickl
    Johann Georg Lickl, also Ligkl, Hans-Georg Lickl, was an Austrian composer, organist, Kapellmeister in the main church of Pécs, and piano teacher.Lickl was born in Korneuburg, Lower Austria, and orphaned as a child...

     (1769–1843)
  • Alexey Nikolayevich Titov
    Alexey Nikolayevich Titov
    Alexey Nikolayevich Titov , was a Russian composer and violinist.Titov was born and died in St. Petersburg. Alongside his musical career, Titov was a major general in the Russian cavalry. His music, most of which is for the stage , was primarily written for local St. Petersburg theater and dance...

     (1769–1827)
  • Madame Ravissa
    Madame Ravissa
    Madame Ravissa de Turin was an Italian singer and composer. She was from Turin, but apparently lived in Paris from 1778 until 1783. She published six sonatas for harpsichord in Paris in 1778, on which she was described as Maîtresse de Clavecin et de Chant italien. A copy of the sonatas survived in...

     (fl. c. 1778–1783)

Classical era/Romantic transition composers (born 1770–1800)

  • João José Baldi
    João José Baldi
    João José Baldi was a composer who was pianist at the court of the Marquis of Alorna and opera conductor in Leiria. He was a classical composer who composed mostly religious music: requiems. He was known in Leiria for his operas. He died in Lisbon, Portugal.-References:*...

     (1770–1816)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Ludwig van Beethoven
    Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential composers of all time.Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of...

     (1770–1827)
  • Ferdinando Carulli
    Ferdinando Carulli
    Ferdinando Maria Meinrado Francesco Pascale Rosario Carulli was an Italian composer for classical guitar and the author of the first complete classical guitar method, which continues to be used today. He wrote a variety of works for classical guitar, including concertos and chamber works...

     (1770–1841)
  • Édouard Du Puy
    Jean Baptiste Édouard Du Puy
    Jean Baptiste Édouard Louis Camille Du Puy was a Swiss-born singer, composer, director and violinist. He lived and worked in Copenhagen and Stockholm from 1793 until his death in 1822.-Early years:...

     (1770–1822)
  • Peter Hänsel
    Peter Hänsel
    Peter Hänsel was a German-Austrian violinist and classical composer of almost exclusively chamber music...

     (1770–1831)
  • James Hewitt
    James Hewitt (musician)
    James Hewitt was an American conductor, composer and music publisher. Born in Dartmoor, England, he was known to have lived in London in 1791 and early 1792, but went to New York in September of that year. He stayed in New York until 1811, conducting a theater orchestra and composing and...

     (1770–1827)
  • Anton Reicha
    Anton Reicha
    Anton Reicha was a Czech-born, later naturalized French composer. A contemporary and lifelong friend of Beethoven, Reicha is now best remembered for his substantial early contribution to the wind quintet literature and his role as a teacher – his pupils included Franz Liszt and Hector Berlioz...

     (1770–1836)
  • Christian Heinrich Rinck (1770–1846)
  • Jan August Vitásek
    Jan August Vitásek
    Jan Matyáš Nepomuk August Vitásek was a Bohemian composer....

     (1770–1839)
  • Adam Valentin Volckmar (1770–1851) (http://www.rinteln.de/adam-valentin-volckmar)
  • Friedrich Witt
    Friedrich Witt
    Friedrich Jeremias Witt was a German composer and cellist. He is perhaps best known as the likely author of a Symphony in C major known as the Jena Symphony, once attributed to Ludwig van Beethoven.-Biography:...

     (1770–1836)
  • Johann Baptist Cramer
    Johann Baptist Cramer
    Johann Baptist Cramer was an English musician of German origin. He was the son of Wilhelm Cramer, a famous London violinist and musical conductor, one of a numerous family who were identified with the progress of music during the 18th and 19th centuries.-Biography:Johann Baptist Cramer was born in...

     (1771–1858)
  • Mme Delaval
    Mme Delaval
    Mme. Delaval or Madame De La Valle was English harpist, pianist and composer. She was born into the Delaval family of Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, and studied the harp with J.B. Krumpholtz in Paris. She was employed by Johann Peter Salomon at for concerts at Hanover Square in London in 1790 and...

     (fl. 1791–1802)
  • Ferdinando Paer
    Ferdinando Paer
    -Biography:Paer was born at Parma. His father was a trumpeter with the Ducal Bodyguards and also performed at church and court events. His name, Ferdinando, was after Duke Ferdinand of Parma and was given to him by Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Duke Ferdinand's wife...

     (1771–1839)
  • Ján Josef Rösler or Johann Joseph Rösler (1771–1813) (:de:Johann Joseph Rösler)
  • Antonio Casimir Cartellieri
    Antonio Casimir Cartellieri
    Antonio Casimir Cartellieri was a Bohemian composer, violinist, conductor, and voice teacher. His son was the spa physician Paul Cartellieri.-Life and career:...

     (1772–1807)
  • Lucile Grétry
    Lucile Grétry
    Lucile-Angélique-Dorothée-Louise Grétry was a French composer.The second daughter of the famous composer André Grétry and the painter Jeanne-Marie Grandon, Lucile was trained by her father who introduced her to the court of Versailles where she made the acquaintance of Marie-Antoinette...

     (1772–1790)
  • Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia (1772–1806)
  • Maria Frances Parke
    Maria Frances Parke
    Maria Frances Parke was an English soprano, pianist and composer of keyboard works.-Biography:Parke was born in London. Her father was the oboist John Parke, while her uncle was the oboist and composer William Thomas Parke....

     (1772–1822)
  • François-Louis Perne
    François-Louis Perne
    François-Louis Perne , was a French composer and musicographer.He is known both for his writings on the history of music, and also for being a director of the Paris Conservatoire....

     (1772–1832)
  • Josef Triebensee
    Josef Triebensee
    Josef Triebensee was a Bohemian composer and oboist.He studied composition with Albrechtsberger and oboe with his father, Georg Triebensee . He served in the private orchestra of Prince Schwarzenberg, and from 1782-1806 as first oboist of the Austrian Emperor's Harmonie...

     (1772–1846)
  • Johann Wilhelm Wilms
    Johann Wilhelm Wilms
    Johann Wilhelm Wilms was a Dutch-German composer, best known for writing Wien Neêrlands Bloed, which served as the Dutch national anthem from 1815 to 1932....

     (1772–1847)
  • Sophie Bawr
    Sophie Bawr
    Alexandrine-Sophie Bawr was a French writer, playwright and composer also known as Comtesse de Saint-Simon, Baronne de Bawr and M. Francois.-Life:...

     (1773–1860)
  • Pietro Generali
    Pietro Generali
    Pietro Generali is a former basketball player from Italy, who won the silver medal with his national team at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.-References:...

     (1773–1832)
  • Wenzeslaus Matiegka (1773–1830) (:de:Wenzel Matiegka)
  • Joseph Wölfl
    Joseph Wölfl
    Joseph Wölfl was an Austrian pianist and composer.-Biography:Wölfl was born at Salzburg, where he studied music under Leopold Mozart and Michael Haydn....

     (1773–1812)
  • Pierre Rode
    Pierre Rode
    Jacques Pierre Joseph Rode was a French violinist and composer.-Biography:Born in Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France, Pierre Rode traveled to Parisat the age of 13 and soon became a favourite pupil of the great Giovanni Battista Viotti who found the boy so talented that he charged him no fee for the...

     (1774–1830)
  • Gaspare Spontini
    Gaspare Spontini
    Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini was an Italian opera composer and conductor, extremely celebrated in his time, though largely forgotten after his death.-Biography:...

     (1774–1851)
  • Václav Tomášek
    Václav Tomášek
    Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, was a Czech composer and music teacher.-Life:As a pianist, he was an autodidact, becoming one of the most important piano teachers of Prague for a century. Until 1824 he worked as a piano teacher in aristocratic families...

     (1774–1850)
  • Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse (1774–1842)
  • Johann Anton André
    Johann Anton André
    Johann Anton André was a German composer and music publisher.André wrote operas, symphonies, masses, and lieder, as well as a still unfinished Lehrbuch der Tonsetzkunst in two volumes...

     (1775–1842)
  • François-Adrien Boieldieu
    François-Adrien Boïeldieu
    François-Adrien Boieldieu was a French composer, mainly of operas, often called "the French Mozart".-Biography:...

     (1775–1834)
  • João Domingos Bomtempo
    João Domingos Bomtempo
    João Domingos Bomtempo was a Portuguese classical pianist, composer and pedagogue.-Biography:Bomtempo was the son of an Italian musician in the Portuguese court orchestra, and studied at the Music Seminary of the Patriarchal See in Lisbon...

     (1775–1842)
  • Maria Brizzi Giorgi
    Maria Brizzi Giorgi
    Maria Brizzi Giorgi was an Italian organist, composer and pianist noted for her improvisational ability. She was born in Bologna into a musical family, and began to perform in public at an early age. She served as organist and choral director from 1787-89 with the Sisters of St...

     (1775–1822)
  • Bernhard Crusell (1775–1838)
  • Sophia Corri Dussek (1775–1847)
  • Margaret Essex
    Margaret Essex
    Margaret Essex was an English composer of chamber and vocal music. Timothy Essex was her brother.An example of her compositions is "The Butterfly", published in The first solos: songs by women composers. Volume I: high voice. from Bryn Mawr, PA: Hildegard Publishing Company, c2000.-References:...

     (1775–1807)
  • François de Fossa
    Francois de Fossa
    François de Fossa was a French classical guitarist and composer. He was born in Perpignan on 31 August, 1775. He died in Paris on 3 June, 1849.- Biography :...

     (1775–1849)
  • Sophie Gail
    Sophie Gail
    Edmee Sophie Gail née Garre was a French singer and composer.-Life:Sophie Garre was born in Paris in the parish of Saint Sulpice, the daughter of Marie-Louise Adelaide Colloz and surgeon Claude-Francois Garre . She studied piano as a child and published her first composition, a romance, at the age...

     (1775–1819)
  • Nicolas Isouard
    Nicolas Isouard
    Nicolas Isouard was a Maltese composer.Isouard studied in Valletta with Francesco Azopardi, in Palermo with Giuseppe Amendola, and in Naples with Nicola Sala and Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi. From 1795 he was organist at St...

     (1775–1818)
  • José Ángel Lamas
    José Ángel Lamas
    José Ángel Lamas was a Venezuelan classical musician and composer born in Caracas. He was the main representative of the classical period in Venezuela....

     (1775–1814)
  • Maria Hester Park
    Maria Hester Park
    Maria Hester Park was a British composer, pianist, and singer. She was also a noted piano teacher who taught many students in the nobility, including the Duchess of Devonshire and her daughters....

     (1775–1822)
  • Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (1776–1822)
  • Hyacinthe Jadin
    Hyacinthe Jadin
    Hyacinthe Jadin was a French composer who came from a distinguished musical family. His uncle Georges Jadin was a composer in Versailles and Paris, along with his father Jean Jadin, who had also played bassoon for the French Royal Orchestra...

     (1776–1800)
  • Joseph Küffner
    Joseph Küffner
    Joseph Küffner was a German musician and composer, a contemporary of Beethoven.-Life:...

     (1776–1856)
  • Philipp Jakob Riotte
    Philipp Jakob Riotte
    Philipp Jakob Riotte was a German composer who lived primarily in Vienna. In the 1820s, his works were among the most-performed at the Theater an der Wien. He was a contemporary of Ludwig van Beethoven. Very few of his works remain in the active repertoire today.-Life:Philipp Jakob Riotte was...

     (1776–1856)
  • Ignaz von Seyfried
    Ignaz von Seyfried
    Ignaz Xaver Ritter von Seyfried was an Austrian musician, conductor and composer.Seyfried was born in Vienna. According to a statement in his handwritten memoirs he was a pupil of both Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Albrechtsberger. He published Albrechtsberger's complete written works after...

     (1776–1841)
  • Ludwig Berger (1777–1839)
  • Pauline Duchambge
    Pauline Duchambge
    Pauline Duchambge née de Montet was a French pianist and composer. Antoinette-Pauline de Montet was born into a wealthy family in Martinique, West Indies. She lived for a while in a convent but left in 1792 and married the Baron Duchambge in 1796. Both her parents died in 1798...

     (1778–1858)
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel
    Johann Nepomuk Hummel
    Johann Nepomuk Hummel or Jan Nepomuk Hummel was an Austrian composer and virtuoso pianist. His music reflects the transition from the Classical to the Romantic musical era.- Life :...

     (1778–1837)
  • Sigismund Neukomm
    Sigismund von Neukomm
    Sigismond Neukomm or Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm [after ennoblement as a knight] was an Austrian composer and pianist....

     (1778–1858)
  • Fernando Sor
    Fernando Sor
    Josep Ferran Sorts i Muntades was a Spanish classical guitarist and composer. While he is best known for his guitar compositions, he also composed music for a wide range of genres, including opera, orchestra, string quartet, piano, voice and ballet...

     (1778–1839)
  • Joachim Nicolas Eggert
    Joachim Nicolas Eggert
    Joachim Nicolas Eggert was a Swedish composer and musical director.Eggert was born in Gingst on Rügen, at that time part of Swedish Pommern. At a very young age he started studying to play the violin. In Stralsund he continued his musical education in the subjects violin und composition...

     (1779–1813)
  • William Knyvett
    William Knyvett
    William Knyvett , was a British singer and composer of the 19th century.-Biography:Knyvett, third son of Charles Knyvett , musician, was born on 21 April 1779, most probably in London, and educated by his father, by Samuel Webbe, the glee composer, and by Signor Cimador.In 1788 he sang in the...

     (1779–1856)
  • Louise Reichardt
    Louise Reichardt
    Louise Reichardt was a German songwriter and composer.-Biography:Louise Reichardt was born in Berlin. She was the daughter of composers Juliane Reichardt and Johann Friedrich Reichardt and granddaughter of Franz Benda , concert master at the court of Frederick the Great...

     (1779–1826)
  • Luigi Antonio Calegari
    Luigi Antonio Calegari
    Luigi Antonio Calegari was an Italian opera composer. He was nephew of Antonio Calegari and possibly related to other composers in the Padua Calegari family; Father Francesco Antonio Calegari , and Giuseppe Calegari, composer of a Betulia liberata .-Operas:*Il matrimonio scoperto ossia Le...

     (1780–1849)
  • Conradin Kreutzer
    Conradin Kreutzer
    Conradin Kreutzer or Kreuzer was a German composer and conductor. His works include the opera for which he is remembered, Das Nachtlager in Granada, and Der Verschwender, both produced in 1834.Kreutzer owes his fame almost exclusively to Das Nachtlager in Granada , which kept the stage for...

     (1780–1849)
  • Louis François Dauprat
    Louis François Dauprat
    Louis François Dauprat was a French horn player, composer and music professor at the Conservatoire de Paris. He played and taught only natural horn, but was also very interested in the first experiments with flaps horns...

     (1781–1868)
  • Anton Diabelli
    Anton Diabelli
    Anton Diabelli was an Austrian music publisher, editor and composer of Italian descent. Best known in his time as a publisher, he is most familiar today as the composer of the waltz on which Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his set of thirty-three Diabelli Variations.-Early life:Diabelli was born in...

     (1781–1858)
  • Mauro Giuliani
    Mauro Giuliani
    Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani was an Italian guitarist, cellist and composer, and is considered by many to be one of the leading guitar virtuosi of the early 19th century.- Biography :...

     (1781–1829)
  • Anthony Philip Heinrich
    Anthony Philip Heinrich
    Anthony Philip Heinrich was the first "full-time" American composer, and the most prominent before the American Civil War. He did not start composing until he was 36, after losing his business fortune in the Napoleonic Wars. For most of his career he was known as "Father Heinrich," an emeritus...

     (1781–1861)
  • Sophie Lebrun
    Sophie Lebrun
    Sophie Lebrun Dulken was a German pianist and composer, the daughter of Munich court oboist Ludwig August Lebrun and singer and composer Francesca Lebrun . Sophie Lebrun was born in London while her mother was on tour...

     (1781–1863)
  • François Joseph Naderman
    François Joseph Naderman
    François Joseph Naderman, born on 5 August 1781 in Paris, where he died on 2 April 1835, was a classical harpist, teacher and composer, the eldest son of the well-known eighteenth century harp maker Jean Henri Naderman...

     (1781–1835)
  • Daniel Auber
    Daniel Auber
    Daniel François Esprit Auber was a French composer.-Biography:The son of a Paris print-seller, Auber was born in Caen in Normandy. Though his father expected him to continue in the print-selling business, he also allowed his son to learn how to play several musical instruments...

     (1782–1871)
  • John Field
    John Field (composer)
    John Field was an Irish pianist, composer, and teacher. He was born in Dublin into a musical family, and received his early education there. The Fields soon moved to London, where Field studied under Muzio Clementi...

     (1782–1837)
  • Niccolò Paganini
    Niccolò Paganini
    Niccolò Paganini was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer. He was one of the most celebrated violin virtuosi of his time, and left his mark as one of the pillars of modern violin technique...

     (1782–1840)
  • Charlotta Seuerling
    Charlotta Seuerling
    Charlotta Seuerling or Charlotte Seuerling , was a blind Swedish concert singer, harpsichordist, composer and poet, known as "The Blind Song-Maiden". She was active in Sweden, Finland and Russia. Her last name is also spelled as Seijerling and Seyerling...

     (1782–1828)
  • Friedrich Dotzauer (1783–1860)
  • Teresa Belloc-Giorgi
    Teresa Belloc-Giorgi
    Maria Teresa Belloc-Giorgi was an Italian contralto.-Life:Maria Teresa Trombetta was born in San Benigno Canavese, and made her début in 1801 at Turin...

     (1784–1855)
  • Martin-Joseph Mengal
    Martin-Joseph Mengal
    Martin-Joseph Mengal , was a Belgian composer and instructor.Mengal came from a musical family and received horn and violin lessons as a child, and by the age of 13 played first horn at the Ghent opera...

     (1784–1851)
  • Francesco Morlacchi
    Francesco Morlacchi
    Francesco Morlacchi was an Italian composer of more than twenty operas. During the many years he spent as the royal Royal Kapellmeister in Dresden, he was instrumental in popularizing the Italian style of opera.-Biography:...

     (1784–1841)
  • George Onslow (1784–1853)
  • Ferdinand Ries
    Ferdinand Ries
    Ferdinand Ries was a German composer.- Life :Born into a musical family of Bonn, Ries was a friend and pupil of Beethoven who published in 1838 a collection of reminiscences of his teacher, co-written with Franz Wegeler...

     (1784–1838)
  • Louis Spohr
    Louis Spohr
    Louis Spohr was a German composer, violinist and conductor. Born Ludewig Spohr, he is usually known by the French form of his name. Described by Dorothy Mayer as "The Forgotten Master", Spohr was once as famous as Beethoven. As a violinist, his virtuoso playing was admired by Queen Victoria...

     (1784–1859)
  • Alexandre Pierre François Boëly
    Alexandre Pierre François Boëly
    Alexandre Pierre François Boëly was a French composer, organist, and pianist. Born into a family of musicians, Boëly received his first music lessons from his father, Jean François, who was a countertenor at the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris and a composer and harp teacher at the court of Versailles...

     (1785–1858)
  • Bettina Brentano (1785–1859)
  • Catherina Cibbini-Kozeluch
    Catherina Cibbini-Kozeluch
    Catherina Maria Leopoldina Cibbini-Kozeluch was an Austrian pianist and composer of Bohemian ancestry. She was born in Vienna, the daughter of prominent pianist and music publisher Jan Antonín Koželuh. She studied music with her father and also with Muzio Clementi...

     (1785–1858)
  • Isabella Colbran
    Isabella Colbran
    Isabella Colbran was a Spanish opera singer, who was known in her native country as Isabel Colbrandt. Many sources note her as a dramatic coloratura soprano but, some believe that she was a mezzo-soprano with a high extension, a soprano sfogato...

     (1785–1845)
  • George Pinto
    George Pinto
    George Pinto was an English composer and keyboard virtuoso.-Family:He was baptized at St. Mary's, Lambeth on February 11, 1786 as George Sanders. Accounts of Pinto's life and character are tenuous. There seems to be no surviving correspondence, nor did he have any descendants preserving a family...

     (1785–1806)
  • Fanny Krumpholtz Pittar
    Fanny Krumpholtz Pittar
    Fanny Krumpholtz Pittar was a Bohemian harpist and composer. She was the daughter of composer Johann Baptist Krumpholtz and his wife Anne-Marie Krumpholtz. She married diamond merchant Isaac Pittar and also published as Mrs. Pittar.-References:...

     (1785–1815)
  • Marie Bigot
    Marie Bigot
    Marie Bigot was a French piano teacher whose full name was Marie Kiéné Bigot de Morogues. As a composer she is best known for her sonatas and études....

     (1786–1820)
  • Henry Rowley Bishop (1786–1855)
  • Friedrich Kuhlau
    Friedrich Kuhlau
    Friedrich Daniel Rudolf Kuhlau was a German-Danish composer during the Classical and Romantic periods. He was a central figure of the Danish Golden Age....

     (1786–1832)
  • Pietro Raimondi
    Pietro Raimondi
    Pietro Raimondi was an Italian composer, transitional between the Classical and Romantic eras...

     (1786–1853)
  • Le Sénéchal de Kerkado
    Le Sénéchal de Kerkado
    Le Sénéchal de Kerkado was a French composer.She had her first opera performed at the age of nineteen; La méprise volontaire ou La double leçon , with libretto by Alexandre Duval, was produced at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on June 5, 1805.-References:...

     (c. 1786–after 1805)
  • Carl Maria von Weber
    Carl Maria von Weber
    Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber was a German composer, conductor, pianist, guitarist and critic, one of the first significant composers of the Romantic school....

     (1786–1826)
  • Alexander Alyabyev
    Alexander Alyabyev
    Alexander Aleksandrovich Alyabyev, also rendered as Alabiev or Alabieff was a Russian composer. He wrote seven operas, twenty musical comedies, more than 200 songs, and many other pieces. His most famous work is The Nightingale, a song based on a poem by Anton Delvig. It was composed while...

     (1787–1851)
  • Michele Carafa
    Michele Carafa
    Michele Enrico Carafa di Colobrano was an Italian opera composer. He was born in Naples and studied in Paris with Luigi Cherubini. He was Professor of counterpoint at the Paris Conservatoire from 1840 to 1858...

     (1787–1872)
  • Johann Peter Pixis
    Johann Peter Pixis
    Johann Peter Pixis was a German pianist and composer born in Mannheim, Germany.He lived in Paris between 1825 and 1845, where he worked as a concert pianist...

     (1788–1874)
  • Simon Sechter
    Simon Sechter
    Simon Sechter was an Austrian music theorist, teacher, organist, conductor and composer.Sechter was born in Friedberg , Bohemia, then part of the Austrian Empire, and moved to Vienna in 1804, succeeding Jan Václav Voříšek as court organist there in 1824. In 1810 he began teaching piano and voice...

     (1788–1867)
  • Elena Asachi
    Elena Asachi
    Elena Asachi, née Teyber, was a Romanian pianist, singer and composer of Austrian birth. She was the daughter of Austrian composer Anton Teyber and niece of concertmaster Franz Teyber....

     (1789–1877)
  • Nicolas Bochsa (1789–1856)
  • Frederic Ernest Fesca
    Frederic Ernest Fesca
    Frederic Ernest Fesca , German violinist and composer of instrumental music, was born at Magdeburg, where he received his early musical education....

     (1789–1826)
  • Maria Agata Szymanowska
    Maria Agata Szymanowska
    Maria Szymanowska was a Polish composer and one of the first professional virtuoso pianists of the 19th century. She toured extensively throughout Europe, especially in the 1820s, before settling permanently in St. Petersburg...

     (1789–1831)
  • Harriet Browne
    Harriet Browne
    Harriet Mary Browne Owen was an English writer and composer, the sister of poet Felicia Hemans. Browne was a granddaughter of the Venetian consul in Liverpool, and the family moved from there to Denbighshire in North Wales for her father to pursue his business. She grew up near Abergele and St....

     (1790–1858)
  • Carl Czerny
    Carl Czerny
    Carl Czerny was an Austrian pianist, composer and teacher. He is best remembered today for his books of études for the piano. Czerny's music was profoundly influenced by his teachers, Muzio Clementi, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Antonio Salieri and Ludwig van Beethoven.-Early life:Carl Czerny was born...

     (1791–1857)
  • Louis Joseph Ferdinand Herold
    Louis Joseph Ferdinand Herold
    Louis Joseph Ferdinand Hérold, better known as Ferdinand Hérold, , was a French operatic composer of Alsatian descent who also wrote many pieces for the piano, orchestra, and the ballet. He is best known today for the ballet La fille mal gardée and the overture to the opera Zampa.- Biography :L.J.F...

     (1791–1833)
  • Giacomo Meyerbeer
    Giacomo Meyerbeer
    Giacomo Meyerbeer was a noted German opera composer, and the first great exponent of "grand opera." At his peak in the 1830s and 1840s, he was the most famous and successful composer of opera in Europe, yet he is rarely performed today.-Early years:He was born to a Jewish family in Tasdorf , near...

     (1791–1864)
  • Franz Xaver Mozart
    Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart
    Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart , also known as F. X. Mozart, W. A. Mozart Son, or Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jr., was the youngest child of six born to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his wife Constanze. He was the younger of his parents' two surviving children...

     (1791–1844)
  • Carlo Evasio Soliva
    Carlo Evasio Soliva
    Carlo Evasio Soliva was a Swiss-Italian composer of opera, chamber music, and sacred choral works. Soliva was born in Casale Monferrato, Piedmont to a family of Swiss chocolatiers who had emigrated from the canton of Ticino...

     (1791–1853)
  • Jan Václav Voříšek
    Jan Václav Voríšek
    Jan Václav Hugo Voříšek , was a Czech composer of classical music, pianist, and organist.-Life:...

     (1791–1825)
  • Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868)
  • Gertrude van den Bergh
    Gertrude van den Bergh
    Gertrude van den Bergh was a Netherlands pianist and composer.-Life:Gertrude van den Bergh was baptized in Cologne, the eldest daughter of Dutch farmer Henderik van den Bergh and German Maria Theresia Leydel. Van den Bergh showed talent for music at an early age, took piano lessons at six and...

     (1793–1840)
  • Bernhard Klein
    Bernhard Klein
    Bernhard Klein was a German composer.Klein was born in Cologne. He married Lilly Parthey , who was the sister of Gustav Parthey and the granddaughter of Friedrich Nicolai...

     (1793–1832)
  • Caroline Ridderstolpe
    Caroline Ridderstolpe
    Caroline Johanna Lovisa Ridderstolpe, née Kolbe was a Swedish composer and singer.Ridderstolpe was the daughter of the chapell conductor in Berlin, Carl Koble, and in 1816 married to the Swedish governor count Fredrik Ludvig Ridderstolpe...

     (1793–1878)
  • Amalie, Princess of Saxony
    Amalie, Princess of Saxony
    Amalie Marie Friederike Auguste , Princess of Saxony, full name Maria Amalia Friederike Augusta Karolina Ludovica Josepha Aloysia Anna Nepomucena Philippina Vincentia Franziska de Paula Franziska de Chantal, was a German composer writing under the pen name A. Serena, and a dramatist under the name...

     (1794–1870)
  • Ignaz Moscheles
    Ignaz Moscheles
    Ignaz Moscheles was a Bohemian composer and piano virtuoso, whose career after his early years was based initially in London, and later at Leipzig, where he succeeded his friend and sometime pupil Felix Mendelssohn as head of the Conservatoire.-Sources:Much of what we know about Moscheles's life...

     (1794–1870)
  • Olivia Buckley
    Olivia Buckley
    Olivia Francisca Buckley née Dussek was an English harpist, organist and composer. She was born in London, the daughter of Czech composer Jan Ladislav Dussek and Scottish composer Sophia Corri. Dussek left his wife, and Olivia was taught harp and piano by her mother, making her debut at the age of...

     (born mid-1790s–after 1845)
  • Saverio Mercadante
    Saverio Mercadante
    Giuseppe Saverio Raffaele Mercadante was an Italian composer, particularly of operas. While Mercadante may not have retained the international celebrity of Gaetano Donizetti or Gioachino Rossini beyond his own lifetime, he composed as impressive a number of works as either; and his development of...

     (1795–1870)
  • Franz Berwald
    Franz Berwald
    Franz Adolf Berwald was a Swedish Romantic composer who was generally ignored during his lifetime. He made his living as an orthopedic surgeon and later as the manager of a saw mill and glass factory....

     (1796–1868)
  • Helene Liebmann
    Helene Liebmann
    Hélène Liebmann née Riese was a German pianist and composer. She was born in Berlin and studied music with Franz Lauska and Ferdinand Ries. A child prodigy, she made her debut before age 13 and published her Piano Sonata when she was 15. She married around 1814 and may have moved with her husband...

     (1796–1835)
  • Carl Loewe (1796–1869)
  • Mathilda d'Orozco
    Mathilda d'Orozco
    Mathilda Valeria Beatrix d'Orozco also by marriage known as Cenami, Montgomery-Cederhjelm and Gyllenhaal, , was a Swedish noble and salonist, composer, poet, writer, singer, amateur actress and harpsichordists...

     (1796–1863)
  • Giovanni Pacini
    Giovanni Pacini
    Giovanni Pacini was an Italian composer, best known for his operas. Pacini was born in Catania, Sicily, the son of the buffo Luigi Pacini, who was to appear in the premieres of many of Giovanni's operas...

     (1796–1867)
  • Emilie Zumsteeg
    Emilie Zumsteeg
    Emilie Zumsteeg was a German choir conductor, songwriter, composer, and pianist.She was born and died in Stuttgart. Her father was composer Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg. Her father died when she was six, but her mother ran a music store which maintained her interest...

     (1796–1857)
  • Gaetano Donizetti
    Gaetano Donizetti
    Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti was an Italian composer from Bergamo, Lombardy. His best-known works are the operas L'elisir d'amore , Lucia di Lammermoor , and Don Pasquale , all in Italian, and the French operas La favorite and La fille du régiment...

     (1797–1848)
  • Franz Schubert
    Franz Schubert
    Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer.Although he died at an early age, Schubert was tremendously prolific. He wrote some 600 Lieder, nine symphonies , liturgical music, operas, some incidental music, and a large body of chamber and solo piano music...

     (1797–1828)
  • Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
    Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
    Anna Elisabeth von Droste-Hülshoff, known as Annette von Droste-Hülshoff , was a 19th century German author, and one of the most important German poets.-Biography:...

     (1797–1848)
  • Antonio Rolla
    Antonio Rolla
    Giuseppe Antonio Rolla was an Italian violin and viola virtuoso and composer.Antonio Rolla studied violin with his father, composer Alessandro Rolla. In 1803 the family is moved to Milan where Antonio began to work at a young age...

     (1798–1837)
  • Maria Frederica von Stedingk
    Maria Frederica von Stedingk
    Maria Frederica von Stedingk , was a Swedish composer, noble and lady-in-waiting.Stedingk was born in Saint Petersburg to the Swedish Field Marshal Count Kurt von Stedingk and Ulrika Fredrika Ekström...

    (1799–1868)