HyperDic: composer

English > 1 sense of the word composer:
NOUNperson composersomeone who composes music as a profession
composer > pronunciation
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English > composer: 1 sense > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who composes music as a profession.
InstancesAmbrose, Saint Ambrose, St. Ambrose(Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan
Bach, Johann Sebastian BachGerman baroque organist and contrapuntist
Barber, Samuel BarberUnited States composer (1910-1981)
Bartok, Bela BartokHungarian composer and pianist who collected Hungarian folk music
Beethoven, van Beethoven, Ludwig van BeethovenGerman composer of instrumental music (especially symphonic and chamber music)
Bellini, Vincenzo BelliniItalian composer of operas (1801-1835)
Berg, Alban BergAustrian composer in Schoenberg's twelve-tone music system (1885-1935)
Berlioz, Hector Berlioz, Louis-Hector BerliozFrench composer of romantic works (1803-1869)
Bernstein, Leonard BernsteinUnited States conductor and composer (1918-1990)
Bizet, Georges BizetFrench composer best known for his operas (1838-1875)
Blitzstein, Marc BlitzsteinUnited States pianist and composer of operas and musical plays (1905-1964)
Bloch, Ernest BlochUnited States composer (born in Switzerland) who composed symphonies and chamber music and choral music and a piano sonata and an opera (1880-1959)
Borodin, Aleksandr Borodin, Aleksandr Porfirevich BorodinRussian composer (1833-1887)
Boulez, Pierre BoulezFrench composer of serial music (born in 1925)
Brahms, Johannes BrahmsGerman composer who developed the romantic style of both lyrical and classical music (1833-1897)
Britten, Benjamin Britten, Edward Benjamin Britten, Lord Britten of Aldeburghmajor English composer of the 20th century
Bruch, Max BruchGerman composer (1838-1920)
Bruckner, Anton BrucknerAustrian organist and composer of romantic music (1824-1896)
Byrd, William ByrdEnglish organist and composer of church music
Cage, John Cage, John Milton Cage Jr.United States composer of avant-garde music (1912-1992)
Chavez, Carlos ChavezMexican composer of nationalistic works using themes from Indian folk music (1899-1978)
Cherubini, Luigi Cherubini, Maria Luigi Carlo Zenobio CherubiniItalian composer of church music and operas (1760-1842)
Chopin, Frederic Francois ChopinFrench composer (born in Poland) and pianist of the romantic school (1810-1849)
Copland, Aaron CoplandUnited States composer who developed a distinctly American music (1900-1990)
Corelli, Arcangelo CorelliItalian violinist and composer of violin concertos (1653-1713)
Couperin, Francois CouperinFrench composer of music for organ and a member of a family of distinguished organists (1668-1733)
Coward, Noel Coward, Sir Noel Pierce CowardEnglish dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
Czerny, Karl CzernyAustrian virtuoso pianist and composer of many works for the piano
Debussy, Claude Debussy, Claude Achille DebussyFrench composer who is said to have created Impressionism in music (1862-1918)
Delibes, Leo Delibes, Clement Philibert Leo DelibesFrench composer of operas (1836-1891)
Delius, Frederick DeliusEnglish composer of orchestral works (1862-1934)
Donizetti, Gaetano DonizettiItalian composer of operas (1797-1848)
Dowland, John DowlandEnglish lutenist and composer of songs for the lute (1563-1626)
Dukas, Paul DukasFrench composer (1865-1935)
Dvorak, Antonin DvorakCzech composer who combined folk elements with traditional forms (1841-1904)
Elgar, Sir Edward Elgar, Sir Edward William ElgarBritish composer of choral and orchestral works including two symphonies as well as songs and chamber ... / chamber music and music for brass band (1857-1934)
Enesco, Georges Enesco, George EnescuRomanian violinist and composer (1881-1955)
Falla, Manuel de FallaSpanish composer and pianist (1876-1946)
Franck, Cesar FranckFrench composer and teacher who influenced a generation of composers (1822-1890)
Gershwin, George GershwinUnited States composer who incorporated jazz into classical forms and composed scores for musical comedies (1898-1937)
Glinka, Mikhail Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich GlinkaRussian composer (1804-1857)
Gluck, Christoph Willibald von GluckGerman composer of more than 100 operas (1714-1787)
Gounod, Charles Francois GounodFrench composer best remembered for his operas (1818-1893)
Grainger, Percy Grainger, Percy Aldridge Grainger, George Percy Aldridge GraingerUnited States composer (born in Australia) who lived in London and collected English folk songs (1882-1961)
Grieg, Edvard Grieg, Edvard Hagerup GriegNorwegian composer whose work was often inspired by Norwegian folk music (1843-1907)
Halevy, Fromental Halevy, Jacques Francois Fromental Elie HalevyFrench operatic composer (1799-1862)
Handel, George Frideric Handel, George Frederick Handel, Georg Friedrich HandelA prolific British baroque composer (born in Germany) remembered best for his oratorio Messiah (1685-1759)
Handy, W. C. Handy, William Christopher HandyUnited States blues musician who transcribed and published traditional blues music (1873-1958)
Haydn, Joseph Haydn, Franz Joseph Haydnprolific Austrian composer who influenced the classical form of the symphony (1732-1809)
Hindemith, Paul HindemithGerman neoclassical composer and conductor who believed that music should have a social purpose (1895-1963)
Honegger, Arthur HoneggerSwiss composer (born in France) who was the founding member of a group in Paris that included Erik Satie and Darius Milhaud and Francis Poulenc and Jean Cocteau (1892-1955)
Humperdinck, Engelbert HumperdinckGerman composer of six operas and other incidental music (1854-1921)
Ibert, Jacques Francois Antoine IbertFrench composer (1890-1962)
Ives, Charles Edward IvesUnited States composer noted for his innovative use of polytonality (1874-1954)
Joachim, Joseph JoachimHungarian violinist and composer (1831-1907)
Joplin, Scott JoplinUnited States composer who was the first creator of ragtime to write down his compositions (1868-1917)
Kachaturian, Aram KachaturianArmenian composer who incorporated oriental folk music (1903-1978)
Kern, Jerome Kern, Jerome David KernUnited States composer of musical comedies (1885-1945)
Khachaturian, Aram Khachaturian, Aram Ilich KhachaturianRussian composer (born in Armenia) whose works are romantic and reflect his interest in folk music (1903-1978)
Lambert, Constant Lambert, Leonard Constant LambertEnglish composer and conductor (1905-1951)
Lasso, Orlando di Lasso, Roland de LassusBelgian composer (1532-1594)
Ledbetter, Huddie Leadbetter, LeadbellyUnited States folk singer and composer (1885-1949)
Lehar, Franz LeharHungarian composer of light operas (1870-1948)
Liszt, Franz LisztHungarian composer and piano virtuoso (1811-1886)
Lloyd Webber, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd Webber of SydmontonEnglish composer of many successful musicals (some in collaboration with Sir Tim Rice) (born in 1948)
Loewe, Frederick LoeweUnited States composer (born in Austria) who collaborated with Lerner on several musicals (1901-1987)
Lully, Jean Baptiste Lully, Lulli, Giambattista LulliFrench composer (born in Italy) who was the court composer to Louis XIV and founded the national French opera (1632-1687)
MacDowell, Edward MacDowellUnited States composer best remembered as a composer of works for the piano (1860-1908)
Mahler, Gustav MahlerAustrian composer and conductor (1860-1911)
Massenet, Jules Emile Frederic MassenetFrench composer best remembered for his pop operas (1842-1912)
Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn, Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-BartholdyGerman musician and romantic composer of orchestral and choral works (1809-1847)
Menotti, Gian Carlo MenottiUnited States composer (born in Italy) of operas (born in 1911)
Meyerbeer, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Jakob Liebmann BeerGerman composer of operas in a style that influenced Richard Wagner (1791-1864)
Milhaud, Darius MilhaudFrench composer of works that combine jazz and polytonality and Brazilian music (1892-1974)
Monteverdi, Claudio MonteverdiItalian composer (1567-1643)
Moore, Douglas MooreUnited States composer of works noted for their use of the American vernacular (1893-1969)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozartprolific Austrian composer and child prodigy
Mussorgsky, Moussorgsky, Modest Mussorgsky, Modest Moussorgsky, Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich MoussorgskyRussian composer of operas and orchestral works (1839-1881)
Nielsen, Carl Nielsen, Carl August NielsenDanish composer (1865-1931)
Offenbach, Jacques OffenbachFrench composer of many operettas and an opera (1819-1880)
Orbison, Roy OrbisonUnited States composer and rockabilly tenor popular in the 1950s (1936-1988)
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da PalestrinaItalian composer (1526-1594)
Piston, Walter PistonUnited States neoclassical composer (1894-1976)
Porter, Cole Porter, Cole Albert PorterUnited States composer and lyricist of musical comedies (1891-1946)
Poulenc, Francis PoulencFrench pianist and composer (1899-1963)
Prokofiev, Sergei Sergeyevich ProkofievRussian composer of ballets and symphonies and operas (1891-1953)
Puccini, Giacomo PucciniItalian operatic composer noted for the dramatic realism of his operas (1858-1924)
Purcell, Henry PurcellEnglish organist at Westminster Abbey and composer of many theatrical pieces (1659-1695)
Rachmaninoff, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff, Rachmaninov, Sergei Rachmaninov, Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninovcomposer and piano virtuoso born in Russia (1873-1943)
Rameau, Jean-Philippe RameauFrench composer of operas whose writings laid the foundation for the modern theory of harmony (1683-1764)
Ravel, Maurice RavelFrench composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937)
Reich, Steve Reich, Stephen Michael ReichUnited States composer (born in 1936)
Respighi, Ottorino RespighiItalian composer remembered for his symphonic poems (1879-1936)
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, Rimski-Korsakov, Nikolai Andreyevich Rimski-KorsakovRussian composer of operas and orchestral works
Rodgers, Richard RodgersUnited States composer of musical comedies (especially in collaboration with Oscar Hammerstein II and with Lorenz Hart) (1902-1979)
Romberg, Sigmund RombergUnited States composer (born in Hungary) who composed operettas (1887-1951)
Rossini, Giloacchino Antonio RossiniItalian composer remembered for his operas (1792-1868)
Rubinstein, Anton Rubenstein, Anton Gregor Rubinstein, Anton Grigorevich RubinsteinRussian composer and pianist (1829-1894)
Saint-Saens, Charles Camille Saint-SaensFrench pianist and composer (1835-1921)
Satie, Erik Satie, Erik Alfred Leslie SatieFrench composer noted for his experimentalism and rejection of Romanticism (1866-1925)
Schnabel, Artur SchnabelUnited States composer (born in Austria) and pianist noted for his interpretations of the works of Mozart and Beethoven and Schubert (1882-1951)
Schonberg, Arnold Schonberg, Schoenberg, Arnold SchoenbergUnited States composer and musical theorist (born in Austria) who developed atonal composition (1874-1951)
Schubert, Franz Schubert, Franz Peter Schubert, Franz Seraph Peter SchubertAustrian composer known for his compositions for voice and piano (1797-1828)
Schumann, Robert Schumann, Robert Alexander SchumannGerman romantic composer known for piano music and songs (1810-1856)
Schumann, Clara Josephine SchumannGerman pianist and composer of piano music
Scriabin, Aleksandr Scriabin, Aleksandr Nikolayevich ScriabinRussian composer of orchestral and piano music (1872-1915)
Segovia, Andres SegoviaSpanish guitarist who made classical guitar a concert instrument (1893-1987)
Sessions, Roger Sessions, Roger Huntington SessionsUnited States composer who promoted 20th century music (1896-1985)
Shostakovich, Dmitri Shostakovich, Dmitri Dmitrievich ShostakovichRussian composer best known for his fifteen symphonies (1906-1975)
Sibelius, Jean Sibelius, Johan Julius Christian SibeliusFinnish composer (1865-1957)
Smetana, Bedrich SmetanaCzech composer (1824-1884)
Sondheim, Stephen SondheimUnited States composer of musicals (born in 1930)
Sousa, John Philip Sousa, March KingA United States bandmaster and composer of military marches (1854-1932)
Strauss, Johann Strauss, Strauss the ElderAustrian composer of waltzes (1804-1849)
Strauss, Johann Strauss, Strauss the YoungerAustrian composer and son of Strauss the Elder
Strauss, Richard StraussGerman composer of many operas
Stravinsky, Igor Stravinsky, Igor Fyodorovich Stravinskycomposer who was born in Russia but lived in the United States after 1939 (1882-1971)
Sullivan, Arthur Sullivan, Arthur Seymour Sullivan, Sir Arthur SullivanEnglish composer of operettas who collaborated with the librettist William Gilbert (1842-1900)
Tallis, Thomas TallisEnglish organist and composer of church and secular music
Taylor, Deems Taylor, Joseph Deems TaylorUnited States composer and music critic (1885-1966)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilych TchaikovskyImportant Russian composer whose works are noted for their expressive melodies (1840-1893)
Telemann, Georg Philipp TelemannGerman baroque composer (1681-1767)
Thomson, Virgil Thomson, Virgil Garnett ThomsonUnited States composer who collaborated with Gertrude Stein (1896-1989)
Varese, Edgar VareseUnited States composer (born in France) whose music combines dissonance with complex rhythms and the use of electronic techniques (1883-1965)
Vaughan Williams, Ralph Vaughan WilliamsEnglish composer influenced by folk tunes and music of the Tudor period (1872-1958)
Verdi, Giuseppe Verdi, Guiseppe Fortunino Francesco VerdiItalian operatic composer (1813-1901)
Villa-Lobos, Heitor Villa-LobosBrazilian composer (1887-1959)
Vivaldi, Antonio Vivaldi, Antonio Lucio VivaldiItalian baroque composer and violinist (1675-1741)
Wagner, Richard Wagner, Wilhelm Richard WagnerGerman composer of operas and inventor of the musical drama in which drama and spectacle and music are fused (1813-1883)
Walton, William Walton, Sir William Walton, Sir William Turner WaltonEnglish composer (1902-1983)
Weber, Carl Maria von Weber, Baron Karl Maria Friedrich Ernst von WeberGerman conductor and composer of romantic operas (1786-1826)
Weill, Kurt WeillGerman composer
Wolf, Hugo WolfAustrian composer (1860-1903)
NarrowercontrapuntistA composer who specializes in counterpoint
psalmistA composer of sacred songs
songwriter, songster, ballad makerA composer of words / words or music for popular songs
symphonistA composer of symphonies
Broadermusicianartist who composes or conducts music as a profession
Spanishcompositora, compositor
Catalancompositora, compositor
Verbscomposewrite music

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