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Notable Classical Composers (1750 – 1820)

If you wish to be generally familiar with classical music, here is a short list of composers you should know from this period.

NameBirthDeathNationalityRepresentative Pieces
Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
 ML410 .B16
17141788GermanDie Israeliten in der Wüste (oratorio)
Flute Concerto in D Minor (flute and string orchestra)
Fantasia in G Minor (keyboard)
Bach, Johann Christian
 ML410 .B15
17351782GermanSinfonia Concertante in A Major (orchestra)
Zanaida (opera)
Piano Sonata in D Major
Beethoven, Ludwig van
 ML410 .B4
17701827GermanSymphonies Nos. 5 & 9
Missa Solemnis (mass)
Pathétique sonata (piano)
Fidelio (opera)
Bagatelle in A Minor (piano)
Billings, William
 ML410 .B588
17461800AmericanChester (four voices)
Africa (four voices)
Boccherini, Luigi
 ML410 .B66
17431805ItalianCello Concerto in Bb Major
Over 150 String Quintets
Bortniansky, Dmitry17511825RussianDivine Liturgy
Sacred Concerto No. 15 (choir)
Cherubini, Luigi
 ML410 .C5
17601842ItalianRequiem in C Minor (mass)
Medée (opera)
Haydn, Joseph
 ML410 .H4
17321809 AustrianString Quartet Opus 20 “Sun”
Symphony No. 94 in G Major “The Surprise”
Mass in Time of War
Haydn, Michael17371806AustrianRequiem in C Minor (mass)
Symphony No. 28
Saint Francis Mass in D Minor
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
 ML410 .M9
1756 1791AustrianRequiem (mass)
The Magic Flute (opera)
30 Piano Concertos
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (orchestra)
Salieri, Antonio17501825ItalianFalstaff (opera)
Les Danaïdes (opera)
Schubert, Franz
 ML410 .S3
17971828AustrianSymphony No. 9 in C Major “The Great” (orchestra)
Gretchen am Spinnrade (voice and piano)
Marches militaires (piano 4-hands)