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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) began composing music at the age of 5 and continued for the rest of his life, creating beloved works such as The Magic Flute and the unfinished "Requiem." One of the most prolific classical composers, Mozart created more than 600 pieces of music.


Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) was a Russian composer. He composed a wide range of musical works, though his most popular music is probably from his ballets including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. The circumstances of his tragic death are not fully understood.


Franz Peter Schubert (1797 – 1828) was an Austrian composer. Schubert died at 31 but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. His output consists of over six hundred secular vocal works, seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and piano music. Today, Schubert is ranked among the greatest composers of the late Classical era and early Romantic era and is one of the most frequently performed composers of the early nineteenth century.


Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) was a child prodigy and had many interests and talents in addition to composing. His most popular compositions include the Organ Symphony, Danse macabre (used as the theme for the TV series Jonathan Creek) and Carnival of the Animals, which he refused to publish in his lifetime.


Composer Claude Debussy Achille-Claude Debussy was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though he himself intensely disliked the term when applied to his compositions. Wikipedia Born: August 22, 1862, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France Died: March 25, 1918, Paris, France


Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) was born in Lawrence, MA from Russian Jewish parents. Bernstein studied music at Harvard University and had a distinguished career as a conductor, composer, music lecturer and pianist. In 1957, Bernstein was named Music Director of the New York Philharmonic and he gained notoriety for conducting concerts with many of the world's leading orchestras. Bernstein received several Emmy awards.He wrote 3 symphonies, 2 operas, and 5 musicals, including "West Side…

Intro to Classical Piano Music Styles [Infographic]

Intro to Classical Piano Music Styles [Infographic]