Clara Wieck, married to Schumann (1819 –1896)- Composer, (concert)pianist, confidant of Brahms and mother of eight children. Discouraged by her father she became with Fanny Mendelsohn the champions and musical celebrities of the 19th century and unique examples for the human species. Clara Wieck and Fanny Mendelsohn: a Nobel prize in Music for both of them.

Clara Schumann née Wieck (German Pianist & Composer, wife of the composer Robert Schumann

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina | My other main man.

Govanni Pierluigi da Palestrina was an Italian composer who is still remembered for his contributions to sacred music. Read this biography to learn about his childhood, life, and timeline.

Gabriel Faure -  (1845-1924)  a French composer, organist, pianist and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation, and his musical style influenced many 20th-century composers. Among his best-known works are his "Pavane," "Requiem," and the nocturnes for piano.

In Paradisum from Faure's Requiem - one of my favourite choral works - watched a version of this in Almería Cathedral

Franz Liszt - composer & pianist 1811-1889 Wikipedia

Ary Scheffer - Franz Liszt - Franz Liszt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bela Bartok, hungarian composer

Hungarian composer Béla Bartók was born today in Along with Franz List, they are considered the premier Hungarian composers. Opposing the Nazis, he fled Hungary pre WWII days to America and became an American citizen. He passed in

Bela Bartok (1881-1945) was a Hungarian composer and pianist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century. Through his collection and analytical study of folk music, he was one of the founders of ethnomusicology.

Bela Bartok: Hungarian composer and pianist, considered one of the most important composers of the century. Through his collection and analytical study of folk music, he was one of the founders of ethnomusicology.

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826), painting (1826), by John Cawse (1779-1862).

German composer Carl Maria von Weber Among his many works are 2 symphonies, 2 piano concertos, 2 clarinet concertos and 9 operas. His operatic music influenced the operas of Meyerbeer and Wagner.

Debussy and Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky and Claude Debussy in the latter’s apartment in the Avenue du Bois de Boulogne, Paris; photo by Erik Satie, June 1910 (Paul Sacher Foundation, Basle) fantomas-en-cavale Debussy et Stravinsky, 1911

Félix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847), compositeur allemand, l'une des figures…

Felix Mendelssohn - German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period.

Composer Benjamin Britten.    (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor, and pianist; and one of the central figures of 20th century British classical music.

Composer Benjamin Britten was an English composer, conductor, and pianist, and one of the central figures of British classical music.

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