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George Gershwin at his piano

Composers and Songwriters

kom pOz' er, a person who writes music, especially as a professional occupation

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Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven
one of the few composers of his day to gain personal fame during his lifetime

Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin
writer of over 200 songs

Hoagy Carmichael
Hoagy Carmichael
composer, songwriter, pianist, singer

Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland
he worked to make classical music accessible to and enjoyable for young Americans

Stephen Collins Foster
Stephen Collins Foster

George Gershwin
George Gershwin
composer of Broadway and movie scores

Gilbert and Sullivan
Gilbert and Sullivan
the composer-lyricist team responsible for some of the most popular operattas in the history of the English theater

Franz Joseph Haydn
Franz Joseph Haydn
developer of the symphony

Victor Herbert
Victor Herbert

Edward Albert MacDowell
Edward Albert MacDowell

Lowell Mason
Lowell Mason
composer and compiler of hymns and anthems

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
musician, composer, and conductor known for organizing concerts aimed at presenting composers representing particular periods in music history

Ethelbert Nevin
Ethelbert Nevin
writer of over 500 works

John Knowles Paine
John Knowles Paine

Antonio Salieri
Antonio Salieri
Mozart's rival and killer?

Bedrich Smetana
Bedrich Smetana

John Philip Sousa
John Philip Sousa
band leader and composer

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
the first Russian composer to gain international fame

Wilhelm Richard Wagner
Wilhelm Richard Wagner
opera composer

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