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Composer Quotes

Author Birth - Death
David Amram 1930 -
Beth Anderson -
Malcolm Arnold 1921 -
Robert Ashley 1930 -
Kevin Ayers 1944 -
Milton Babbitt 1916 -
Johann Sebastian Bach 1685 - 1750
Burt Bacharach 1928 -
David Baker -
Bela Bartok 1881 - 1945
Thomas Beecham 1879 - 1961
Ludwig van Beethoven 1770 - 1827
Richard Rodney Bennett 1936 -
Alban Berg 1885 - 1935
Luciano Berio 1925 - 2003
Hector Berlioz 1803 - 1869
Leonard Bernstein 1918 - 1990
Elmer Bernstein 1922 - 2004
William Billings 1746 - 1800
Harrison Birtwistle 1934 -
Georges Bizet 1838 - 1875
Eubie Blake 1883 - 1983
William Bolcom 1938 -
Andre Boucourechliev 1925 - 1997
Paul Bowles 1910 - 1999
Anne Boyd 1946 -
Johannes Brahms 1833 - 1897
Benjamin Britten 1913 - 1976
Big Bill Broonzy 1893 - 1958
Earle Brown 1926 - 2002
Gavin Bryars 1943 -
Harold Budd 1936 -
Carter Burwell 1955 -
John Cage 1912 - 1992
Thomas Campion 1567 - 1620
Hoagy Carmichael 1899 - 1981
Elliott Carter 1908 -
Eugene Chadbourne 1951 -
Frederic Chopin 1810 - 1849
Cy Coleman 1929 - 2004
Aaron Copland 1900 - 1990
John Corigliano 1938 -
George Crumb 1929 -
Peter Maxwell Davies 1934 -
Anthony Davis 1951 -
Claude Debussy 1862 - 1918
Frederick Delius 1862 - 1934
Anne Dudley 1956 -
Vernon Duke 1903 - 1969
Hanns Eisler 1898 - 1962
Edward Elgar 1857 - 1934
Morton Feldman 1926 - 1987
Brian Ferneyhough 1943 -
Luc Ferrari 1929 - 2005
Gerald Finzi 1901 - 1956
Carlisle Floyd 1926 -
Lukas Foss 1922 -
Fred Frith 1949 -
George Gershwin 1898 - 1937
Orlando Gibbons 1583 - 1625
William Gilbert 1836 - 1911
Philip Glass 1937 -
Jerry Goldsmith 1929 - 2004
Edvard Grieg 1843 - 1907
Marvin Hamlisch 1944 - 2012
Lou Harrison 1917 - 2003
Karl Amadeus Hartmann 1905 - 1963
Joseph Haydn 1732 - 1809
Jerry Herman 1933 -
Rupert Holmes 1947 -
Arthur Honegger 1892 - 1955
Alan Hovhaness 1911 - 2000
Jerry Hunt 1943 -
Jacques Ibert 1890 - 1962
Charles Ives 1874 - 1954
Maurice Jarre 1924 -
Keith Jarrett 1945 -
Jerome Kern 1885 - 1945
Zoltan Kodaly 1882 - 1967
Abel Korzeniowski 1972 -
Fritz Kreisler 1875 - 1962
Jonathan Larson 1960 - 1996
Michel Legrand 1932 -
Ruggero Leoncavallo 1857 - 1919
Oscar Levant 1906 - 1972
Gyorgy Ligeti 1923 - 2006
Franz Liszt 1811 - 1886
Jay Livingston 1915 - 2001
George Lloyd 1913 - 1998
Gustav Mahler 1860 - 1911
Pietro Mascagni 1863 - 1945
Jules Massenet 1842 - 1912
Felix Mendelssohn 1809 - 1847
Gian Carlo Menotti 1911 - 2007
Olivier Messiaen 1908 - 1992
Giacomo Meyerbeer 1791 - 1864
Roscoe Mitchell 1940 -
Meredith Monk 1942 -
Claudio Monteverdi 1567 - 1643
Ennio Morricone 1928 -
Modest Mussorgsky 1839 - 1881
Alfred Newman 1900 - 1970
Alex North 1910 - 1991
Michael Nyman 1944 -
Carl Orff 1895 - 1982
Leo Ornstein 1892 - 2002
Joseph Parry 1841 - 1903
Arvo Part 1935 -
Cole Porter 1893 - 1964
John A. Powell -
Giacomo Puccini 1858 - 1924
Jean Philippe Rameau 1683 - 1764
Maurice Ravel 1875 - 1937
Steve Reich 1936 -
Terry Riley 1935 -
Ned Rorem 1923 -
Gioachino Rossini 1792 - 1868
Aulis Sallinen 1935 -
Erik Satie 1866 - 1925
Pierre Schaeffer 1910 - 1995
Alfred Schnittke 1934 - 1998
Arnold Schoenberg 1874 - 1951
Franz Schubert 1797 - 1828
Gunther Schuller 1925 -
Klaus Schulze 1947 -
Robert Schumann 1810 - 1856
Arthur Schwartz 1900 - 1984
Alexander Scriabin 1872 - 1915
Roger Sessions 1896 - 1985
Howard Shore 1946 -
Stephen Sondheim 1930 -
Karlheinz Stockhausen 1928 - 2007
Richard Strauss 1864 - 1949
Igor Stravinsky 1882 - 1971
Billy Strayhorn 1915 - 1967
Arthur Sullivan 1842 - 1900
George Szell 1897 - 1970
Toru Takemitsu 1930 - 1996
James Tenney 1934 -
Virgil Thomson 1896 - 1989
Michael Tippett 1905 - 1998
David Del Tredici 1937 -
Nobuo Uematsu 1959 -
Edgard Varese 1883 - 1965
Giuseppe Verdi 1813 - 1901
Tomas Luis de Victoria 1548 - 1611
Richard Wagner 1813 - 1883
Bruno Walter 1876 - 1962
Peter Warlock 1894 - 1930
Jimmy Webb 1946 -
Andrew Lloyd Webber 1948 -
Carl Maria von Weber 1786 - 1826
Eric Whitacre 1970 -
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872 - 1958
John Williams 1932 -
La Monte Young 1935 -
John Zorn 1953 -

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