For composers of classical, orchestral, chamber, art, and related music from the Renaissance to the present day. This includes those who wrote opera, ballet, or film music.
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BigEye Music Center - Classical Composers
Information about composers, their life and works.
Boosey & Hawkes: Composers
Search for composers biographies and works.
ccm composers-classical-music com
Composer biographies and compositions database.
Classical Archives: Composers
List of notable composers from the 14th century onward with links to music in MIDI, MP3, WMA formats.
Classical Music Archives
Contains thousands of classical music files in MIDI format as well as live recordings. New contributions are solicited. A search engine is included. Suggests books, links to free sheet music, alphabetical index, featured composers.
Classical Net: Composer Master List
Short biographies with discography.
Classical Net: Composers
Extensive link collection.
Two minute program from Minnesota Public Radio and American Composers Forum outlining each day's history. Includes RAM audio, archives, and links.
Composers of African Descent
A brief discography of classical music by African, African American, and African European composers.
Conservatory: Classical Music at Humanities Web
A carefully edited introduction to the composers, history, culture, and music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods. Detailed with considerable background material, illustrations, and commentary.
Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers
Includes timelines, birthdays, essays, links, contact information, and gift shop. Search by date or name.
I Write The Music
A music portal for composers.
Kunst der Fuge / On Classical
Thousands of classical music audio files on the fugue, counterpoint and generic classical music. Over 5,000 listed fugues, fugue theories, analyses, reviews, bibliographies, and tools.
The Madness Behind the Music
Contains information about the madness and creativity of some famous composers.
Classical, contemporary, and film Composers, with biographies, major works, influences and styles, CD reviews, free sheet music, MIDI and MP3 files.
Music History 102: A Guide to Western Composers and their Music
Internet Public Library entry categorizes according to musical period, including Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century. Includes Real Audio RAM files.
Listings of classical composers with on-site and remote links to biographies, pictures, music listings, various analyses of style and methodology, and forums. Owner Jos Smeets accepts and solicits links and contributions.
Université du Québec: Composers
Alphabetical index of names with birth and death dates.
What to Listen for in Music
Series of Kennedy Center lectures by Dr. Michael Broyles in AU audio format with transcripts. Includes music history with emphasis on classical and romantic composers.
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