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Composer Quotes

Author Birth - Death
David Amram 1930 -
Beth Anderson -
George Antheil 1900 - 1959
Malcolm Arnold 1921 -
Robert Ashley 1930 -
Kevin Ayers 1944 -
Milton Babbitt 1916 -
Johann Sebastian Bach 1685 - 1750
Burt Bacharach 1928 -
David Baker -
Samuel Barber 1910 - 1981
John Barry 1933 -
Bela Bartok 1881 - 1945
Thomas Beecham 1879 - 1961
Ludwig van Beethoven 1770 - 1827
Richard Rodney Bennett 1936 -
Alban Berg 1885 - 1935
Arthur Berger 1912 - 2003
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 -
Alexander Borodin 1833 - 1887
Andre Boucourechliev 1925 - 1997
Pierre Boulez 1925 -
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 -
Irving Caesar 1895 - 1996
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 -
Carl Davis 1936 -
Claude Debussy 1862 - 1918
Leo Delibes 1836 - 1891
Frederick Delius 1862 - 1934
Antal Dorati 1906 - 1988
Anne Dudley 1956 -
Vernon Duke 1903 - 1969
Antonin Dvorak 1841 - 1904
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
Umberto Giordano 1867 - 1948
Philip Glass 1937 -
Mikhail Glinka 1804 - 1857
Jerry Goldsmith 1929 - 2004
Charles Gounod 1818 - 1893
Edvard Grieg 1843 - 1907
Marvin Hamlisch 1944 - 2012
Lou Harrison 1917 - 2003
Karl Amadeus Hartmann 1905 - 1963
Joseph Haydn 1732 - 1809
Jerry Herman 1933 -
Bernard Herrmann 1911 - 1975
Alun Hoddinott 1929 - 2008
Rupert Holmes 1947 -
Arthur Honegger 1892 - 1955
Richard Hovey 1864 - 1900
Alan Hovhaness 1911 - 2000
Bart Howard 1915 - 2004
Johann Nepomuk Hummel 1778 - 1837
Jerry Hunt 1943 -
Jacques Ibert 1890 - 1962
Charles Ives 1874 - 1954
Maurice Jarre 1924 -
Keith Jarrett 1945 -
Zoltan Kodaly 1882 - 1967
Barbara Kolb 1939 -
Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1897 - 1957
Abel Korzeniowski 1972 -
Fritz Kreisler 1875 - 1962
Burton Lane 1912 - 1997
Jonathan Larson 1960 - 1996
Andrew Law 1749 - 1821
Michel Legrand 1932 -
Franz Lehar 1870 - 1948
Ruggero Leoncavallo 1857 - 1919
Oscar Levant 1906 - 1972
Gyorgy Ligeti 1923 - 2006
Franz Liszt 1811 - 1886
Jay Livingston 1915 - 2001
George Lloyd 1913 - 1998
Frederick Loewe 1904 - 1988
Witold Lutoslawski 1913 - 1994
Gustav Mahler 1860 - 1911
Benedetto Marcello 1686 - 1739
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
Darius Milhaud 1892 - 1974
Roscoe Mitchell 1940 -
Dimitri Mitropoulos 1896 - 1960
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 -
Walter Piston 1894 - 1976
Cole Porter 1893 - 1964
John Powell -
Sergei Prokofiev 1891 - 1953
Giacomo Puccini 1858 - 1924
Jean Philippe Rameau 1683 - 1764
Maurice Ravel 1875 - 1937
Thomas Ravenscroft 1582 - 1635
Max Reger 1873 - 1916
Steve Reich 1936 -
Terry Riley 1935 -
Leo Robin 1900 - 1984
Richard Rodgers 1902 - 1979
Sigmund Romberg 1887 - 1951
Landon Ronald 1873 - 1938
Ned Rorem 1923 -
Gioachino Rossini 1792 - 1868
Aulis Sallinen 1935 -
Erik Satie 1866 - 1925
Pierre Schaeffer 1910 - 1995
Florent Schmitt 1870 - 1958
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 -
Dimitri Shostakovich 1906 - 1975
Jean Sibelius 1865 - 1957
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
Harry Warren 1893 - 1981
Jimmy Webb 1946 -
Andrew Lloyd Webber 1948 -
Carl Maria von Weber 1786 - 1826
Kurt Weill 1900 - 1950
Samuel Wesley 1766 - 1837
Eric Whitacre 1970 -
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872 - 1958
John Williams 1932 -
Malcolm Williamson 1931 - 2003
Sandy Wilson 1924 -
La Monte Young 1935 -
John Zorn 1953 -

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