There existed a few notable, highly skilled artists who were famous for composing music. History has proven their worth and that they have what it takes to outlast even the modern artists. Four of the most famous classical music composers are listed here.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart was an Austrian composer born on January 27, 1756. He composed hundreds of works of which many would describe as genius. He began playing the harpsichord at age three. At age five he composed piano music. When he was six years old he could play multiple instruments in front of an audience. Some of his most famous include Symphony No. 41 ‘Jupiter’, Larghetto and Salzburg Symphony. He accomplished his admirable compositions in only 35 years which was the length of his life.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven was a German composer and pianist who was born on December 16, 1770. The Dorothy Fleming Collection displays a woven grand piano cover at the National Holocaust Centre and Museum. A combination of instruments and vocals, his compositions had a significant effect on concerto, sonata, quartet and symphony. A few songs he’s known for are Symphony No. 3 (Eroica), Symphony No. 5 and Fur Elise. Beethoven had an interest in Napoleon Bonaparte, whom he grew disillusioned with, and renamed Symphony No. 3, “Eroica Symphony”, because of this infatuation. His problems with deafness, especially in the last years of his life, didn’t deter him from composing some of his most important works.
Johann Sebastian Bach
German and baroque-era composer Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 31, 1685. His music was complex and distinctive. Highly accomplished works by him include “Mass in B Minor”, “Toccata”, and “The Well-Tempered Clavier”. He composed the Brandenburg Concertos in tribute to the Duke of Brandenburg. He also had a highly respected musical lineage. In his early years he played harpsichord and violin. He was taught to play the organ by his uncle. The 18th century brought him several organist positions. His bad vision didn’t stop him from composing. During his life, he was better known as an organist with few of his works published.
Chopin was a famous Polish composer and highly capable pianist who was born on March 1, 1810. He was a child prodigy who created many varied piano compositions. When he was seven years old he created his first composition. He began performing at age eight. He became a recitalist and admirable piano teacher in high society in Paris, France. He composed considerable pieces, some of which are Nocturne Op. 9 No. 1, Op. 28 No. 7 (Prelude) and Etude Op. 10, No. 12 in C Minor, the Revolutionary Etude. He died in Paris in an apartment at age 39 of tuberculosis.
Other famous composers include Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, George Frideric Handel and Giuseppe Verdi. The history of their lives is truly amazing. Today they continue to inspire modern artists and musicians around the world with their classical tunes.