Gustave Flaubert (12 December 1821 – 8 May 1880) was an influential French writer widely considered one of the greatest novelists in Western literature. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary (1857), for his Correspondence, and for his scrupulous devotion to his style and aesthetics. The celebrated short story writer Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert.
Éric Alfred Leslie Satie (1866–1925), was a French composer and pianist. He was a colourful figure in the early 20th century Parisian avant-garde. His work was a precursor to later artistic movements such as minimalism, repetitive music, and the Theatre of the Absurd. An eccentric, he was introduced as a "gymnopedist" in 1887, shortly before writing his most famous compositions, the Gymnopédies.
Franz Peter Schubert 1797 – 1828 was an Austrian composer of early Romantic era in music and he remains one of the most frequently performed composers. He died at age 31 but has written 600 Songs and symphonies including the “Unfinished Symphony” also some worship music, operas, incidental music and a large body of small group of instruments and solo piano music.
Joaquín Rodrigo Vidre Marqués de los Jardines de Aranjuez (n. Sagunto, Valencia, 22 de noviembre de 1901 - m. Madrid 6 de julio de 1999), también conocido como el Maestro Rodrigo, fue un compositor español de música clásica. A los tres años de edad se quedó prácticamente ciego a causa de la infección de difteria. Según él, la pérdida parcial de la vista lo puso en el camino de la música.
Gabriel Urbain Fauré (1845 – 1924) was a French composer, organist, pianist and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation, and his musical style influenced many 20th-century composers. Among his best-known works are his Pavane, Requiem, nocturnes for piano and the songs "Après un rêve" and "Clair de lune". Fauré composed many of his greatest works in his later years, in a harmonically and melodically much more complex style.