Contemporary Classical Composer

Composer Pantheon

pantheon (păn′thē-ŏn′) n. a group of particularly respected, famous, or important people.

Use the following tables to learn about the men and women who have defined the art of classical composition throughout history.

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Famous Composers In World History

View the most famous classical composers in the context of the most influential figures of world history from the Middle Ages to the present. Notice how the lifespans of various leaders, artists, scientists, and entertainers correspond to the periods of western music history.