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Knut Nystedt

Knut Nystedt (1915 – 2014) was a Norwegian orchestral and choral composer, mainly known for his compositions for choir. He is widely regarded as one of Norways most important composers in the 20th century and was also the founder of the Norwegian Soloists´Choir.

Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet (French: 25 October 1838 – 3 June 1875), registered at birth as Alexandre César Léopold Bizet, was a French composer of the romantic era.

Gunnar Wennerberg

Gunnar Wennerberg (1817 – 1901) was a Swedish poet, composer and politician. Most known for his work Gluntarne" (The Boys), thirty duets for baritone and bass

J.S. Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.

Carl Orff

Carl Orff (1895 – 1982) was a German composer, best known for his cantata Carmina Burana (1937). In addition to his career as a composer, Orff developed an influential approach toward music education for children.

August Söderman

August Söderman (1832 – 1876) has traditionally been seen as the pre-eminent Swedish composer of the Romantic generation, known especially for his lieder and choral works, based on folk material, and for his theatre music, such as the incidental music to Svenskt festspel ("Swedish Festival Music").

Adolphe Adam

Adolphe Adam (1803 – 1856) was a French composer and music critic. A prolific composer of operas and ballets, he is best known today for his ballets, operas and his Christmas carol Minuit, chrétiens!, later set to different English lyrics and widely sung as "O Holy Night".

Ludvig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers.

Carl Michael Bellman

Carl Michael Bellman (1740 – 1795) was a Swedish poet, songwriter, composer and performer. Bellman is a central figure in the Swedish song tradition and remains a powerful influence in Swedish music, as well as in Scandinavian literature, to this day.

Thomas Morley

Thomas Morley (1557 or 1558 – 1602) was an English composer, theorist, singer and organist of the Renaissance. He was one of the foremost members of the English Madrigal School.

Edvard Grieg

Edvard Grieg (1843 – 1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is widely considered one of the leading Romantic era composers, and his music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide.

Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, "music dramas"). Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works.

Waldemar Åhlén

Waldemar Åhlén (1894-1982) was a Swedish composer who worked a church organist, teacher, and composer. His compositions includes piano sonatas, organ works, choral music and is most famous for his beautiful summer hymn "Sommarpsalm" (The Earth Adorned)

Iver Kleive

Iver Kleive (born 1949) is a Norwegian composer and organist. He is known for his composing style which is a fusion of traditional church music with other musical idioms such as blues, jazz, and Norwegian folk music.

César Franck

César Franck (1822 – 1890) was a composer, pianist, organist, and music teacher who worked in Paris during his adult life.

Antonio Caldara

Antonio Caldara (1670 – 1736) was an Italian Baroque composer, born in Venice. Caldara is best known as a composer of operas, cantatas and oratorios.

Felix Mendelssohn

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 – 1847), born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period.

Max Reger

Max Reger (1873 - 1916) is considered by many to be the most important composer to elaborate on the stylistic traits of Johannes Brahms and move German music into the twentieth century.

Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924) was an Italian opera composer. His most renowned works are La bohème (1896), Tosca (1900), and Madama Butterfly (1904), all of which are among the important operas played as standards.

Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828) was an Austrian composer. Schubert died before his 32nd birthday, but was extremely prolific during his lifetime.

Giacomo Carissimi

Giacomo Carissimi (baptized 18 April 1605 – 12 January 1674) was an Italian composer and music teacher. He is one of the most celebrated masters of the early Baroque or, more accurately, the Roman School of music.

Fredrik Sixten

Fredrik Sixten (born 1962) is a Swedish composer, cathedral organist and conductor. Sixten was born in Skövde, Sweden. He earned his Bachelor of Arts (1986) at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm. He studied composition with Professor Sven-David Sandström and is now recognized as one of Sweden's best-known composers of church music.

Geirr Tveitt

Geirr Tveitt (1908-1981), var en norsk komponist og pianist. Han hadde sine slektsrøtter i Norheimsund i Kvam herad, Hardanger, hvor han også bodde de siste 40 årene av sitt liv.

Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695) was an English composer. Although incorporating Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions, Purcell's legacy was a uniquely English form of Baroque music.

Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms, (1833— 1897) German composer and pianist of the Romantic period, who wrote symphonies, concerti, chamber music, piano works, choral compositions, and more than 200 songs. Updated - Ein deutsches Requiem

Gabriel Fauré

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) was a French composer, organist, pianist and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation, and is regarded as one of the masters of the French art song, or mélodie.

G.F. Handel

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 – 1759) was a German-born, British baroque composer famous for his operas, oratorios, anthems and organ concertos.

W.A. Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was an Austrian composer of the Classical era, and widely recognized as one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music.

Gioachino Rossini

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792 – 1868) was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces.

Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (1813 – 1901) was an Italian Romantic composer primarily known for his operas. He is considered, with Richard Wagner, the preëminent opera composer of the 19th century.

Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) was an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. Born in Venice, he is recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe.