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Composers A to Z

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BACEWICZ, Grażyna

BACH, C.P.E.

BACH, J.C.

BACH, J.S.

BACH, W.F.

BALAKIREV, Mily Alexeyevich

BANTOCK, Granville

BARBER, Samuel

BARTOK, Béla

BEACH, Amy

BEAMISH, Sally

BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van

Works:

Orchestral

Choral

Chamber

Piano

Songs

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BENJAMIN, George

BENNETT, William Sterndale

BERG, Alban

BERIO, Luciano

BERLIN, Irving

BERLIOZ, Hector

BERNERS, Lord

BERNSTEIN, Leonard

BIRTWISTLE, Harrison

BIZET, Georges

BOCCHERINI, Luigi

BOLOGNE, Joseph

BORODIN, Alexander

BOWLER, Laura

BRAHMS, Johannes

BRAY, Charlotte

BRIAN, Havergal

BRIDGE, Frank

BRITTEN, Benjamin

BRUCH, Max

BRUCKNER, Anton

BRYARS, Gavin

BULL, Ole

BUXTEHUDE, Dietrich

BYRD, William

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CACCINI, Francesca

CAGE, John

CAMPRA, André

CARISSIMI, Giacomo

CARTER, Elliott

CASELLA, Alfredo

CAVALLI, Francesco

CHABRIER, Emmanuel

CHAMINADE, Cécile

CHARPENTIER, Marc-Antoine

CHAUSSON, Ernest

CHEN, Yi

CHERUBINI, Luigi

CHOPIN, Fryderyk

CLEMENTI, Muzio

COATES, Eric

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR, Samuel

COPLAND, Aaron

CORELLI, Arcangelo

COUPERIN, François

COWARD, Noel

CRANE, Laurence

CUTLER, Joe

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DAVIES, Tansy

DAVIS, Miles

DEAN, Brett

DEBUSSY, Claude

DELALANDE, Michel-Richard

DELIBES, Léo

DELIUS, Frederick

D'INDY, Vincent

DITTERS VON DITTERSDORF, Carl

DONIZETTI, Gaetano

DOVE, Jonathan

DOWLAND, John

DUKAS, Paul

DUNSTABLE, John

DUPARC, Henri

DUSSEK, Jan Ladislav

DUTILLEUX, Henri

DVORAK, Antonin

DYSON, George

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GABRIELI, Giovanni

GAL, Hans

GEMINIANI, Francesco

GERSHWIN, George

GESUALDO, Carlo

GINASTERA, Alberto

GLASS, Philip

GLAZUNOV, Aleksandr

GLIERE, Reinhold

GLUCK, Christoph

GOEHR, Alexander

GOODMAN, Benny

GOUNOD, Charles

GOVES, Larry

GRAINGER, Percy

GRANADOS, Enrique

GRECHANINOV, Aleksandr

GRIEG, Edvard

GURNEY, Ivor

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HALL, Emily

HANDEL, George Frideric

HARVEY, Jonathan

HAYDN, Joseph

HAYDN, Michael

HENZE, Hans Werner

HERBERT, Matthew

HEROLD, Ferdinand

HERRMANN, Bernard

HILDEGARD von Bingen

HINDEMITH, Paul

HOLLOWAY, Robin

HOLMES, Augusta

HOLST, Gustav

HONEGGER, Arthur

HORNE, David

HOROVITZ, Joseph

HOWELLS, Herbert

HUMMEL, Johann Nepomuk

HUMPERDINCK, Engelbert

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LAM, Fung

LAMBERT, Constant

LASSUS, Orlande de

LEHAR, Ferencz

LEIFS, Jon

LIGETI, György

LIM, Liza

LISZT, Franz

LLOYD, George

LOCATELLI, Pietro

LOEWE, Frederick

LULLY, Jean-Baptiste

LUTOSLAWSKI, Witold

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MACDOWELL, Edward

MACMILLAN, James

MAHLER, Gustav

MARAIS, Marin

MARTIN, Frank

MARTINŮ, Bohuslav

MASCAGNI, Pietro

MASSENET, Jules

MATTHEWS, Kaffe

MAXWELL DAVIES, Peter

MCCABE, John

MEDTNER, Nikolai

MENDELSSOHN, Fanny

MENDELSSOHN, Felix

MENOTTI, Gian Carlo

MEREDITH, Anna

MESSIAEN, Olivier

MEYERBEER, Giacomo

MILHAUD, Darius

MINGUS, Charles

MOERAN, Ernest John

MOLITOR, Claudia

MONK, Meredith

MONTEVERDI, Claudio

MORTON, Jelly Roll

MOSZKOWSKI, Moritz

MOZART, Leopold

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus

Works:

Orchestral

Operas

Choral

Chamber

Piano

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MUSSORGSKY, Modest

MYASKOVSKY, Nicolai

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PACHELBEL, Johann

PAGANINI, Nicolò

PAISIELLO, Giovanni

PALESTRINA, Giovanni Pierluigi da

PANUFNIK, Andrzej

PANUFNIK, Roxanna

PARRY, Sir Hubert

PART, Arvo

PERGOLESI, Giovanni Battista

PIAZZOLLA, Ástor

PORTER, Cole

POULENC, Francis

PREVIN, Andre

PROKOFIEV, Sergei

PUCCINI, Giacomo

PURCELL, Henry

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RACHMANINOV, Sergei

RAMEAU, Jean-Philippe

RAN, Shulamit

RAUTAVAARA, Einojuhani

RAVEL, Maurice

RAWSTHORNE, Alan

REBEL, Jean-Féry

REICH, Steve

REIZENSTEIN, Franz

RESPIGHI,Ottorino

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, Nikolai

RODRIGO, Joaquín

ROSSINI, Gioachino

ROUSSEL, Albert

RÓZSA, Miklós

RUBBRA, Edmund

RUTTER, John

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SAINT-SAENS, Camille

SALIERI, Antonio

SAMMARTINI, Giovanni and Giuseppe

SATIE, Erik

SCARLATTI, Alessandro

SCHNITTKE, Alfred

SCHOENBERG, Arnold

SCHUBERT, Franz

SCHUMAN, William

SCHUMANN, Clara

SCHUMANN, Robert

SCHUTZ, Heinrich

SCRIABIN, Alexander

SHEPPARD, John

SHOSTAKOVICH, Dmitri

SIBELIUS, Jean

SKALKOTTAS, Nikos

SKEMPTON, Howard

SMETANA, Bedrich

SMYTH, Ethel

SOHAL, Naresh

SONDHEIM, Stephen

SPOHR, Louis

STAMITZ, Johann

STANLEY, John

STEVENS, Bernard

STRADELLA, Alessandro

STRAUSS, II, Johann

STRAUSS, Richard

STRAVINSKY, Igor

SUK, Josef

SULLIVAN, Arthur

SVENDSEN, Johan

SZYMANOWSKI, Karol

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TALLIS, Thomas

TANEYEV, Sergei

TAVENER, John

TCHAIKOVSKY, Pyotr

TELEMANN, Georg Philipp

TIPPETT, Sir Michael

TUULIKKI, Hanna

TURNAGE, Mark-Anthony

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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, Ralph

VERDI, Giuseppe

VICTORIA, Tomas Luis de

VILLA-LOBOS, Heitor

VIVALDI, Antonio

VOLANS, Kevin

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WAGNER, Richard

WALLIN, Rolf

WALTON, William

WARLOCK, Peter

WAXMAN, Franz

WEBER, Carl Maria von

WEBERN, Anton

WEILL, Kurt

WEINBERG, Mieczyslaw

WEIR, Judith

WESLEY, Samuel

WILLIAMS, John

WISEMAN, Debbie

WOLF, Hugo

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