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Music History #2- composers

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Wolfgang Mozart
(1756-1791) Austria, 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.
Franz Haydn
(1732-1809) Austrian, "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet", instrumental in the development of the piano trio and in the evolution of sonata form
Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770-1828) German, virtuoso pianist and composer
Robert Schumann
(1810-1856) German, virtuoso pianist and composed works for piano and orchestra, many lieder (songs for voice and piano), four symphonies, an opera, and other orchestral, choral and chamber works.
Johannes Brahms
(1833-1897) German, composed for piano, chamber ensembles, symphony orchestra, and for voice and chorus. A virtuoso pianist
Hector Berlioz
(1803-1869) French, Romantic composer and conductor
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
(1809-1847) German, composer, pianist, organist and conductor
Frederic Chopin
(1810-1849) Polish, composer and virtuoso pianist
Franz Liszt
(1811-1886) Hungarian, composer, virtuoso pianist and teacher
Muzio Clementi
english (of italian birth) classical composer, pianist, pedagogue, conductor, music publisher, editor, and piano manufacturer
E.T.A Hoffmann
German, Romantic author (Tales of Hoffmann)
Clara Wieck Schumann
German musician and composer, considered one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era, married to Robert
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
German, pianist and composer, the sister of the composer Felix
Stephen Foster
"father of American music," was the pre-eminent songwriter in the United States of the 19th century
Niccolo Paganini
Italian, violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer
Louis Moreau Gottschalk
American, composer and pianist, best known as a virtuoso performer of his own romantic piano pieces