Classical (and Other) Composers
The Composers page provides annotated links to individual composers' Web sites and fan sites, and Web sites with indexes of composers.
I welcome and encourage comments, suggestions, graphics, or Web site ideas, so please let me know.
- J.S. Bach Page
- Hector Berlioz Website
- Beethoven: FanFaire Celebrates Beethoven
Includes a musical chronology, instruments, discography (with links to purchase), an online quiz, more. Interesting site.
- Simon Johnston's Beethoven Pages
Site includes complete listing of Beethoven's works, text from numerous letters (including the Heiligenstädt Testament, libretto of the Ninth Symphony, more.
- Beethoven Symphonies
All 9 of Beethoven's symphonies are analyzed here.
- The Beethoven Experience
- American Brahms Society Homepage
Informative pages on the composer as well as postings of research in progress and queries by Brahms scholars.
- Folk Music on the Internet
Interested in James Taylor, Peter, Paul and Mary, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, the Kingston Trio? Find their sites, folk festivals throughout the world, and more.
- Philip Glass - Official Site
Introduction, biography, list of works, much more.
- GlassPages: Philip Glass Page
Extensive site on Philip Glass - news, discography, lyrics, films, newsgroup, links, features, more.
- Jeffrey Hoover, composer & artist
This site features the work of composer and artist Jeffrey Hoover. In addition to his interdisciplinary work combining his music with his art, his traditional work as a composer, saxophonist, and conductor are discussed. Absolutely fascinating approach to composing music combined with creating art. Buy a CD at his site, check out his art, too. Terrific!!
- Herbert Howells
A resource page devoted to 20th century British composer Herbert Howells.
- Ernesto Lecuona
Website celebrating “Cuba's Greatest Composer,” whose works includes the world famous Malagueña.
- The W. A. Mozart Page
- Albert Roussel
- Mstislav Rostropovich Page
- Dmitry Shostakovich
- Heinrich Schütz via the American Heinrich Schütz Society.
- Alexander Scriabin
via the Scriabin Society of America.
- Jean Sibelius
- John Philip Sousa
Site sponsored by The Dallas Wind Symphony. Compiled, designed & maintained by David Lovrien.
- The Richard Strauss Page
Comprehensive listing of links and resources related to the life and works of Richard Strauss.
- Ray Twomey
Classical composer. You'll find lots of information about him at his website, including sound samples and information about his CDs.
- Edgard Varese
- Ralph Vaughan Williams
Via the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society Web site.
- Richard Wagner Archive
- Sir William Walton
Indexes of Composers
- American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
a membership society of over 68,000 active composer, songwriter, lyricist and music publisher members. Contains a searchable database.
- BMG Classics World
- Catalogue of Classical Composers
Thorough, great listing of links via the William and Gayle Cook Music Library, Indiana University School of Music.
- Catalogue of Classical Composers
Features biographies, pictures, a list of composers from 1300-1996, composer focus (feature), an online dictionary of musical terms, and an extensive bibliography of sources used to compile all the information for this website (impressive!).
- Classical Composers
Index and short biographies and discographies for countless composers. Provided by Naxos.com.
- Classical Composer Biographies
Well done listing by Michael Norrish.
- Classical Composers Database
Extensive database with composer information with links to websites.
- Famous Finns Today
Quite a few composers listed, with links to their websites.
- A Guide to Composer Data & Works Lists
- Neglected Composers: Articles and Home Pages
Listing of links to over two dozen lesser known composers. Great resource.
- Women Composers: Early Music by Women Composers
Information, chronologies, discographries, MIDI soundfiles, reference resources, more.
- Yahoo's List of Classical Composers