10 Greatest Music Composers You Need to Know

A music composer means a person who invented musical masterpiece. A music composer refers to a person who write instrumental music composition. Being a music composer is surely not an easy job. A music composer must harmonize the tones into a beautiful rhythm of music. A music composer must be sensitive for sounds of musical notes start from do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, and si. Even a music composer must correctly guess the basic notes of sound which is produced by the surrounding things. We have many famous music composers in the world. In this article, you will about to see the most memorable music composers in the world.

1.Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi is the first memorable music composer on the list. He was born in 10 October 1813 on Le Roncole, Italy. Giuseppe Verdi is an Italian music composer and he is the most influenced members in the Opera School of Italy during the 19th century. His work was being shown in many opera buildings in the world. Although his works has been criticized because he use colorful diatonic tones instead of idiom music, the masterworks from Giuseppe Verdi are dominating the standard repertoire for more than a century. The example works of Giuseppe Verdi are “La donna e mobile” from Rigoletto, “Va, Pensiero” (The Choir of Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, “Libiamo ne lieti calici” (The Drinking Song) from La Traviata and Triumphal March from Aida. Giuseppe Verdi was passed away in Milan 27 January 1901.

2. Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms

Our next memorable music composer is Johannes Brahms. He was born in Hamburg, May 7 1833. Johannes Brahms is a pianist and music composer from Germany. He is one of the main musicians during the Romantic period. Although he was born in Germany, Johannes Brahms spends his life in Vienna, Austria. Johannes Brahms is making the music composition for piano, music ensemble, symphony orchestra, and also composing music for single vocal or choirs. As an expert pianist, he often plays his works live. He also collaborates with the main performers at that time, including Clara Schumann (Robert Schumann’s wife). Most of his works are part of the standard repertoires of classic concert until today. One of the famous masterpieces from Johannes Brahms is Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 known as Brahms’ Lullaby in English word. Johannes Brahms was passed away at 3 April 1897 in Vienna, Austria.

3. Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt

Our next memorable music composer is Franz Liszt. Franz Liszt is a Hungarian music composer, virtuoso pianist and also teacher. Franz Liszt is famous throughout Europe during the 19th century for his musical skills. He is considered as the greatest pianist for all time. Franz Liszt is also an important and influenced music composer, a popular piano teacher, and also skilled music conductor which giving significant contribution for the modern development of arts. He gives major influence for other composers and musicians such as Richard Wagner, Hector Berlioz, Camille Saint-Saens, Edward Grieg and Alexander Borodin. Franz Liszt was passed away in 31st July 1886.

4. Frederic Chopin

Frederic Chopin

Our next memorable music composer is Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin usually known as Frederic Chopin. He was born on 1 March 1810 in Zelazowa Wola, near the Warsaw, Poland. His father, Nicolas Chopin comes from Marainvile, France while his mother, Tekla-Justyna Kryzanowka is a Polish. In 1787,Nicolas Chopin leaving France and settle down in Poland to avoid military service policy. Chopin was born after his parent move to Poland. Chopin has natural gift in playing piano, this is shown on his piano improvisations. He was seven when one of the polonaises was published. When he was eight, he was performing in front of the public playing his Gywortez concerto. Chopin got his first music education by a Bohemian pianist, Adalbert Ziwny.

5. Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann is Germany music composer and pianist. He was born in Zwickau, June, 8 1810. Robert Schumann is considered as one of the most important European Romantic music composers. He is also a famous music critic in history. Robert Schumann is esthetic intellectual and his music illustrating an intimate romanticism. His early works are illustrating the attempt of escaping from the shape tradition and classic structures at that time. Robert Schumann was passed away in Bonn, 29 July 1856.

6. Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert is our next memorable composer on the list. His first famous masterpiece entitled with Gretchen at the spinning wheel. Sometimes, Franz Schubert writes about 8 songs a day. He even didn’t take off his glasses when he was sleeping so he can directly write more songs when he woke up in the middle of the night. Franz Schubert has written 6 symphonies before he was 20 years old. Franz Schubert has produced 9 symphonies and two of them are very famous. They are Symphony No.8 in B minor entitled with Unfinished Symphony and Symphony No.9 entitled with Great Symphony due to its long duration. The Schubert’s masterpieces are including music for orchestra with different size and duration. Franz Schubert has written 100 songs and serenades. Franz Schubert passed away when he was 31 years old. During his live, he already produced 1.000 music works.

7. Wilhelm Richard Wagner

Wilhelm Richard Wagner

Next, we have Wilhelm Richard Wagner. He was the most influenced music composer, music theory expert, and song writer in Germany. The most notable masterpiece from Wilhelm Richard Wagner is “Ride of the Valkyries” dari Die Walkure and “Bridal Chorus” from Lohengrin. Wilhelm Richard Wagner is also known as a controversial person due to his music and drama innovations. Wilhelm Richard Wagner is also known as the supporter of anti-Semite ideology. Wilhelm Richard Wagner is categorized as the music composer from the Romantic Period.

8. Ludwig Van Beethoven

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Ludwig Van Beethoven is a classic music composer from Germany. His notable masterpieces are the fifth and ninth symphonies also piano song entitled with Fur Elise. During his life, Beethoven was a popular pianist among the aristocrat societies in Vienna, Austria. Unfortunately in 1801 he become partially deaf until in 1817 he was totally deaf. Although he was totally deaf, he still producing the biggest masterpieces.

9. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

He was born in Salzburg 27 January 1756. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is the greatest music composer. Most of his works are considered as the standard repertoires of classic concert and it was acknowledged as the classic masterpiece. His works were categorized inside Kochel Verzeichnis catalogue.

10. Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

Our last memorable music composer is Johann Sebastian Bach. He was born in Eisenach, Germany in 21 March 1685. The most memorable masterpiece from Johann Sebastian Bach is Brandenburg concerto. The different aspect from Bach is every of his songs are dedicated to God.

 

 

 

 

 

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