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Definition of Composer

Composer

  1. One who composes; an author. Specifically, an author of a piece of music.
  2. One who, or that which, quiets or calms; one who adjusts a difference.

Composer Quotations

If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
Gustav Mahler

A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians.
Frank Zappa

I think the purpose of a piece of music is significant when it actually lives in somebody else. A composer puts down a code, and a performer can activate the code in somebody else. Once it lives in somebody else, it can live in others as well.
Yo-Yo Ma

In India, I have been called a 'destroyer.' But that is only because they mixed my identity as a performer and as a composer. As a composer I have tried everything, even electronic music and avant-garde. But as a performer I am, believe me, getting more classical and more orthodox, jealously protecting the heritage that I have learned.
Ravi Shankar

If the composer withholds more than we anticipate, we experience a delicious falling sensation; we feel we have been torn from a stable point on the musical ladder and thrust into the void.
Levi Strauss
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Composer Translations

composer in Dutch is toondichter, componist
composer in French is compositeur
composer in German is Komponist
composer in Italian is compositore
composer in Latin is digestor
composer in Portuguese is compositor
composer in Spanish is compositor
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