Composers of classical music

Composers of classical music, past and present; composer homepages, biographies, music files, downloads

Compositori; komponisten; compositeurs; compositores

See also: Contemporary Composers
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Classical composer website directories and databases

Biographies
A list of Classical Music Composers arranged in alphabetical order. Includes compositions and CDs.


Famous Composers.net
This website provides detailed biographies of hundreds of famous composers.

Opera Composers
More than 100 well-known and lesser-known or obscure opera composers.

Twentieth Century Composers (Classical net)

52composers.com
Entertaining and useful profiles of famous classical composers.

Wikipedia entries on classical composers.

Favorite Classical Composers

Opus numbers. OpusFinder,
a website that helps you find opus numbers for classical music works.

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Adam, Adolphe

Adolphe Adam. Wikipedia entry.
Adolphe Adam. Britannica Online Encyclopedia
Adolphe Adam. Classical Archives

Adams, John

Adams, John. John Adams. Official John Adams home page.
The Death of Klinghoffer
John Adams, Wikipedia entry.
John Adams. New York Times archive of articles and reviews.
Pulitzer Prize biography.
Doctor Atomic
Musicianguide biography.
Boosey.com John Adams page.
John Adams, an article about the composer.

Adès, Thomas

Ades, Thomas. Thomas Ades. Works by Thomas Ades. BMIC
Thomas Ades official website.
Thomas Adès, Wikipedia entry.
Thomas Ades biography.
“Don’t call me a messiah”, The Daily Telegraph
Ionarts in Santa Fe: The Tempest
Faber Music’s complete list of works by Thomas Adès.

Addinsell, Richard

Addinsell, Richard. Richard Addinsell. Wikipedia 
Richard Addinsell. IMDB

Albéniz, Isaac

Albéniz, Isaac. Isaac Albeniz. The Life and Times of Albeniz
Isaac Albeniz, Wikipedia entry.
Isaac Albeniz repertoire list.


Albinoni, Tomaso

Tomaso Albinoni, Wikipedia entry.
Tomaso Albinoni. Free scores (WIMA)
Tomaso Albinoni. Free scores by Albinoni. IMSLP

Alkan, Charles-Valentin

Alkan, Charles-Valentin. Charles-Valentin Alkan. Wikipedia
Alkan Society website.
Alkan. Unriddling Alkan
Alkan. Bibliography, Discography, Sheet music and MIDI.
Alkan scores and manuscripts.
Alkan. Free scores at WIMA.

Allegri, Gregorio

Allegri, Gregorio. Gregorio Allegri. Classical.net entry on Allegri.
Gregorio Allegri. Biography of Allegri.

Alwyn, William

William Alwyn. Wikipedia
William Alwyn. Musweb International
William Alwyn. Naxos Classical Music
William Alwyn. Chester Novello publishing.
William Alywn. BBC Radio 3

Arenski, Anton Stephanovich

Arenski, Anton Stephanovich. Anton Stephanovich Arenski. Wikipedia
Anton Arensky’s works on The Lied and Art Song Texts Page
Anton Arensky. Brief overview of his life and information about Opus 35.
Anton Arensky. Free scores by Anton Arensky.

da Arezzo, Guido

Guido da Arezzo. Catholic Encyclopedia
Guido da Arezzo, Wikipedia entry.

Arne, Thomas Augustine

Arne, Thomas. Thomas Arne. Wikipedia
Thomas Augustine Arne. Classical Composers Database
Thomas Augustine Arne. Free scores. The Werner Icking Music Archive (WIMA)

Arnold, Sir Malcolm

The Malcolm Arnold official website.
Malcolm Arnold, Wikipedia entry.
Malcom Arnold interviews from the BBC audio archives.