La cathédrale engloutie by Claude Debussy

https://youtu.be/JAVyKDDsM3s La cathédrale engloutie1910Impressionism Claude Debussy Claude DebussyRomantic, Classical, ImpressionistBorn: 22 August 1862, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 25 March 1918, Paris France Debussy was a composer. He is seen as the first impressionist composer, although he himself rejected the term. Among the first influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries he was born … Continue reading La cathédrale engloutie by Claude Debussy

French follies dominoes by François Couperin

https://youtu.be/7W2HCCAxUfA French follies dominoes1722Baroque François Couperin François CouperinBaroqueBorn: 10 November 1668, Paris, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 11 September 1733, Paris, France Couperin was a composer, organist, and harpsichordist of the Baroque era. He was known as Couperin le Grand to distinguish him from the other members of his musically talented Family.

Nocturnes by Claude Debussy

https://youtu.be/obv33I2Kf10 Nocturnes1899Impressionist Claude Debussy Claude DebussyRomantic, Classical, ImpressionistBorn: 22 August 1862, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 25 March 1918, Paris, France Debussy was a composer. He is seen as the first impressionist composer, although he himself rejected the term. Among the first influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries he was born to a … Continue reading Nocturnes by Claude Debussy

Te Deum by Hector Berlioz

https://youtu.be/fKjcK_Tg8Ts Te Deum1849Romantic Hector Berlioz Hector BerliozRomanticBorn: 11 December 1803, La Côte-Saint-André, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 8 March 1869, Paris, France Berlioz was a composer and conductor of the Romantic era. His works include orchestral works, choral pieces, three operas and compositions of hybrid genres. As the eldest son of a provincial doctor, Berlioz was expected to … Continue reading Te Deum by Hector Berlioz

Orpheus by Georg Philipp Telemann

https://youtu.be/8NtiF2OZIcw Orpheus1726Opera Georg Philipp Telemann Georg Philipp TelemannBaroqueBorn: 14 March 1681, Magdeburg, GermanyNationality: GermanDied: 25 June 1767, Hamburg, Germany Telemann was a composer and multi-instrumentalist. He became a composer against his family’s wishes and was almost self-educated musically. Before settling in Hamburg in 1721 as a musical director of the city’s five main churches, he … Continue reading Orpheus by Georg Philipp Telemann

Serenade for Strings by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

https://youtu.be/DPBKukl0oc4 Serenade for Strings1880Classical, Romantic Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyClassical, RomanticBorn: 7 May 1840, Votkinsk, RussiaNationality: RussianDied: 6 November 1893, Saint Petersburg, Russia Tchaikovsky was a Romantic composer and the first Russian composer to make a lasting international impression. In 1884 Tsar Alexander III honoured him with a lifetime pension. Tchaikovsky was educated for … Continue reading Serenade for Strings by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Brandenburg Concerto 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach

https://youtu.be/G_2mxMdA84M Brandenburg Concerto 21713Baroque Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian BachBaroqueBorn: 31 March 1685, Eisenach, GermanyNationality: GermanDied: 28 July 1750, Leipzig, Germany Johann Sebastian Bach was a composer and musician of the Baroque era. Best known for his instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and for vocal music such as St Matthew Passion. Since a … Continue reading Brandenburg Concerto 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Flos florum by Guillaume Dufay

https://youtu.be/8wOEBuhhsLQ Flos florum1430Renaissance Guillaume Dufay Guillaume DufayRenaissanceBorn: 13 August 1397, Beersel, BelgiumNationality: Franco-FlemishDied: 27 November 1474, Cambrai, France Guillaume Dufay was a composer of the early renaissance. A key figure of the Burgundian School he was regarded as one of the leading composers of the mid-15th century. The contrapuntal and complex motet Nuper Rosarum Flores … Continue reading Flos florum by Guillaume Dufay

Hosanna by Tim Rice

https://youtu.be/7x530xSkAdk Hosanna1972Musicals Tim RiceMusicalsBorn: 10 November 1944, Buckinghamshire, UKNationality: English Rice is a lyricist and author, best known for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, with whom he co-wrote musical shows including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Jesus Christ Superstar; with Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA, with whom wrote Chess; and … Continue reading Hosanna by Tim Rice

ET Theme by John Williams

https://youtu.be/2-qrMz-JAzo ET Theme1982Film and TV John WilliamsFilm and TVBorn: 8 February 1932, New York, United StatesNationality: American Williams is a composer, pianist, and conductor regarded as the greatest film score composer of all time. He has composed some of the most popular, critically acclaimed, and most recognizable film scores in cinematic history and won 25 … Continue reading ET Theme by John Williams

Scherzo in D minor by Sergei Rachmaninoff

https://youtu.be/zZrRW9-Dkp0 Scherzo in D minor1888Romantic Sergei Rachmaninoff Sergei RachmaninoffRomanticBorn: 1 April 1873, Starorussky Uyezd, RussiaNationality: RussianDied: 28 February 1943, California, USA Rachmaninoff was a virtuoso pianist, composer, and conductor of the late Romantic era. His early work, influenced by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, and other Russian composers developed into his personal style which was notable for … Continue reading Scherzo in D minor by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Danse sacrée et Danse profane by Claude Debussy

https://youtu.be/f51LBBLzS8M Danse sacrée et Danse profane1904Romantic Claude Debussy Claude DebussyRomantic, Classical, ImpressionistBorn: 22 August 1862, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 25 March 1918, Paris France Debussy was a composer. He is seen as the first impressionist composer, although he himself rejected the term. Among the first influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries he … Continue reading Danse sacrée et Danse profane by Claude Debussy

Gardens in the Rain by Claude Debussy

https://youtu.be/AHDm-69mLO0 Gardens in the Rain1903Classical Claude DebussyRomantic, Classical, ImpressionistBorn: 22 August 1862, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 25 March 1918, Paris France Debussy was a composer. He is seen as the first impressionist composer, although he himself rejected the term. Among the first influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries he was born to … Continue reading Gardens in the Rain by Claude Debussy

Mass for 4 Voices, SV 190 by Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi

https://youtu.be/dcB7mjRD2Yw Mass for 4 Voices, SV 1901651Renaissance Claudio Giovanni Antonio MonteverdiRenaissance, Opera, BaroqueBorn: 15 May 1567, Cremona, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 29 November 1643, Republic of Venice Monteverdi was a composer, strings player, choirmaster, and priest. His compositions include both secular and sacred music, and he was a pioneer in the development of opera. In music history … Continue reading Mass for 4 Voices, SV 190 by Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi

The Ballad of Booth by Stephen Sondheim

https://youtu.be/BmVjAMm1ryA The Ballad of Booth1991Musicals Stephen SondheimMusicalsBorn: 22 March 1930, New York, USANationality: American Sondheim is a composer and lyricist known for his musical theatre work. He is recognised for recreating the American musical with shows that tackle unusual and unexpected themes .Sondheim’s shows have been acclaimed for addressing darker and more harrowing issues of … Continue reading The Ballad of Booth by Stephen Sondheim

Goldberg Variations by Johann Sebastian Bach

https://youtu.be/Z50Ihfp_lMw Goldberg Variations1741Baroque Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian BachBaroqueBorn: 31 March 1685, Eisenach, GermanyNationality: GermanDied: 28 July 1750, Leipzig, Germany Johann Sebastian Bach was a composer and musician of the Baroque era. Best known for his instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and for vocal music such as St Matthew Passion. Since a Bach … Continue reading Goldberg Variations by Johann Sebastian Bach

Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff

https://youtu.be/yJpJ8REjvqo Piano Concerto No. 21901Romantic Sergei RachmaninoffRomanticBorn: 1 April 1873, Starorussky Uyezd, RussiaNationality: RussianDied: 28 February 1943, California, USA Rachmaninoff was a virtuoso pianist, composer, and conductor of the late Romantic era. His early work, influenced by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, and other Russian composers developed into his personal style which was notable for song -like … Continue reading Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Brahms’ Lullaby by Johannes Brahms

https://youtu.be/t894eGoymio Brahms' Lullaby1868Romantic Johannes Brahms Johannes BrahmsRomanticBorn: 7 May 1833, Hamburg, GermanyNationality: GermanDied: 3 April 1897, Vienna, Austria Brahms was a composer, pianist and conductor. He spent much of his professional life in Vienna. Brahms composed for orchestras, chamber ensembles, organ, piano and voice. A virtuoso pianist he premiered many of his own works himself. … Continue reading Brahms’ Lullaby by Johannes Brahms

Jumanji Theme by James Horner

https://youtu.be/rGLkx_UzgO8 Jumanji Theme1995Film and TV James HornerFilm and TVBorn: 14 August 1953, California, USANationality: AmericanDied: 22 June 2015, California, USA Horner was a composer, conductor, and orchestrator of more than 100 movie scores. He was best known for his integration of choral and electronic elements, and the use of Celtic musical motifs. His score for … Continue reading Jumanji Theme by James Horner

Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner

https://youtu.be/xeRwBiu4wfQ Der Ring des Nibelungen1857Opera Richard Wagner Richard WagnerOperaBorn: 22 May 1813, Leipzig, GermanyNationality: GermanDied: 13 February 1883, Venice, Italy Wagner was a composer, polemicist, theatre director, and conductor best known for his operas . He wrote both the libretto and the music for his stage works and established his reputation in the romantic vein … Continue reading Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner

Piano Concerto No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven

https://youtu.be/6zocO3Uoa_Y Piano Concerto No. 31803Classical Ludwig van BeethovenClassicalDecember 1770, Bonn, GermanyNationality: GermanDied: 26 March 1827, Vienna, Austria Beethoven was a composer and pianist. He was a crucial figure in the transition between the classical and romantic eras in classical music, and arguably one of the greatest composers of all time. Born in Bonn, the capital … Continue reading Piano Concerto No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven

La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi

https://youtu.be/JYGiRbDHr7k La Traviata1853Opera Giuseppe VerdiOperaBorn: 10 October 1813, Le Roncole, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 27 January 1901, Milan, Italy Verdi was an opera composer; born to a provincial family of moderate means he developed a musical education with help of a local patron. He dominated the Italian opera scene after the era of Vincenzo Bellini, Gioachino, Rossini, … Continue reading La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi

Oh What a Circus by Tim Rice

https://youtu.be/YInWq7qt4PA Oh What a Circus1978Musicals Tim RiceMusicalsBorn: 10 November 1944, Buckinghamshire, UKNationality: English Rice is a lyricist and author, best known for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, with whom he co-wrote musical shows including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Jesus Christ Superstar; with Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA, with whom … Continue reading Oh What a Circus by Tim Rice

Forever Autumn by Jeff Wayne

https://youtu.be/77rinB5pYqA Forever Autumn1976Musicals Jeff WayneMusicals, Film and TVBorn: 1 July 1943, New York, USANationality: American-British Wayne is a composer, musician and lyricist best known for Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, his musical adaption of the science fiction novel by HG Wells. However, he also scored advertising jingles such as Gordon’s … Continue reading Forever Autumn by Jeff Wayne

Cello Concerto by Robert Schumann

https://youtu.be/bVFn7Hvxxos Cello Concerto1850Classical Robert SchumannClassicalBorn: 8 June 1810, Zwickau, GermanyNationality: GermanDied: 29 July 1856, Bonn, Germany Schumann was a composer, pianist, and music critic. Regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era, Schumann left the study of law to pursue a career as a pianist but a hand injury ended his dream. … Continue reading Cello Concerto by Robert Schumann

Chariots of Fire by Vangelis

Chariots of Fire1981Film and TV https://youtu.be/8a-HfNE3EIo VangelisFilm and TV, Ambient Jazz29 March 1943, Agria, GreeceNationality: Greek Vangelis is a musician and composer of progressive, electronic, ambient, jazz and orchestral music. He is best-known for his Academy award winning score to Chariots of Fire and also composing scores for Blade Runner, Antarctica, Conquest of Paradise and … Continue reading Chariots of Fire by Vangelis

Hakuna Matata by Tim Rice

https://youtu.be/nbY_aP-alkw Hakuna Matata1995Film and TV Tim RiceMusicalsBorn: 10 November 1944, Buckinghamshire, UKNationality: English Rice is a lyricist and author, best known for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, with whom he co-wrote musical shows including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Jesus Christ Superstar; with Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA, with whom … Continue reading Hakuna Matata by Tim Rice

Memory by Andrew Lloyd Webber

https://youtu.be/Pm5w7gHEtJI Memory1983Musicals Andrew Lloyd WebberMusicals, Film and TVBorn: 22 March 1948, London, UKNationality: English Lloyd-Webber is a composer and impresario of musical theatre. Best known for his musicals, including ‘The Phantom of the Opera,’ ‘Evita,’ ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ and ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.’ Some of his musicals have run on the West End … Continue reading Memory by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Nessun Dorma by Giacomo Puccini

https://youtu.be/cWc7vYjgnTs Nessun Dorma1920Opera Giacomo PucciniOperaBorn: 22 December 1858, Lucca, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 29 November 1924, Brussels, Belgium Puccini was a composer of opera and has been recognised as the greatest composer of Italian opera since Verdi. His early work was rooted in traditional late 19th-century romantic opera and later he as his work developed, he became … Continue reading Nessun Dorma by Giacomo Puccini

Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms

https://youtu.be/t894eGoymio Wiegenlied1868Romantic Johannes BrahmsRomanticBorn: 7 May 1833, Hamburg, GermanyNationality: GermanDied: 3 April 1897, Vienna, Austria Brahms was a composer, pianist and conductor. He spent much of his professional life in Vienna. Brahms composed for orchestras, chamber ensembles, organ, piano and voice. A virtuoso pianist he premiered many of his own works himself. He is grouped … Continue reading Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms

Die Forelle by Franz Schubert

https://youtu.be/NF9DrUXowBo Die Forelle1817Romantic Franz SchubertClassical, RomanticBorn: 31 January 1797, Vienna, AustriaNationality: AustrianDied: 19 November 1828,, Vienna, Austria Schubert was a composer of the late Classical and early Romantic eras. He left behind a cast oeuvre despite his short life, including over 600 secular vocal works, 7 symphonies, sacred music, and a large collection of piano … Continue reading Die Forelle by Franz Schubert

Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi

https://youtu.be/2VejTwFjwVI Nabucco1841Opera Giuseppe VerdiOperaBorn: 10 October 1813, Le Roncole, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 27 January 1901, Milan, Italy Verdi was an opera composer; born to a provincial family of moderate means he developed a musical education with help of a local patron. He dominated the Italian opera scene after the era of Vincenzo Bellini, Gioachino, Rossini, and … Continue reading Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi

Die Tageszeiten by Georg Philipp Telemann

https://youtu.be/1enecR8JNTg Die Tageszeiten1757Baroque Georg Philipp TelemannBaroqueBorn: 14 March 1681, Magdeburg, GermanyNationality: GermanDied: 25 June 1767, Hamburg, Germany Telemann was a composer and multi-instrumentalist. He became a composer against his family’s wishes and was almost self-educated musically. Before settling in Hamburg in 1721 as a musical director of the city’s five main churches, he held important … Continue reading Die Tageszeiten by Georg Philipp Telemann

Brave New World by Jeff Wayne

Brave New World1978Musicals https://youtu.be/93JArmMY3n4 Jeff WayneMusicals, Film and TVBorn: 1 July 1943, New York, USANationality: American-British Wayne is a composer, musician and lyricist best known for Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, his musical adaption of the science fiction novel by HG Wells. However, he also scored advertising jingles such as … Continue reading Brave New World by Jeff Wayne

La Danza by Gioachino Rossini

La Danza1835Classical https://youtu.be/2DbwrU3QZsA Gioachino RossiniClassicalBorn: 29 February 1792, Pesaro, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 13 November 1868, Paris, France Rossini was a composer famed for his thirty-nine operas. He also composed songs, chamber music, sacred music, and piano pieces. He set new standards for serious and humorous and retired from large-scale productions while at the height of his … Continue reading La Danza by Gioachino Rossini

Angel of Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Angel of Music1987Musicals https://youtu.be/7lG2zPKo9e4 Andrew Lloyd WebberMusicals, Film and TVBorn: 22 March 1948, London, UKNationality: English Lloyd-Webber is a composer and impresario of musical theatre. Best known for his musicals, including ‘The Phantom of the Opera,’ ‘Evita,’ ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ and ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.’ Some of his musicals have run on the … Continue reading Angel of Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Cello Sonata by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Cello Sonata1901Romantic https://youtu.be/BM8uE8wFZqw Sergei RachmaninoffRomanticBorn: 1 April 1873, Starorussky Uyezd, RussiaNationality: RussianDied: 28 February 1943, California, USA Rachmaninoff was a virtuoso pianist, composer, and conductor of the late Romantic era. His early work, influenced by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, and other Russian composers developed into his personal style which was notable for song -like melodic expressiveness … Continue reading Cello Sonata by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn

Wedding March1842Classical https://youtu.be/4tDYMayp6Dk Felix MendelssohnClassicalBorn: 3 February 1809, Hamburg, GermanyNationality: GermanDied: 4 November 1847, Leipzig, Germany Mendelssohn was a composer, pianist, organist, and conductor of the Romantic period. His compositions include concertos, symphonies, piano music, organ music, and chamber music. Among his best-known works are the overture and incidental music for A Midsummer’ Night Dream, … Continue reading Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn

Violin Concerto in E Minor by Felix Mendelssohn

Violin Concerto in E Minor1844Romantic https://youtu.be/t_uA_W1wB5A Felix MendelssohnClassicalBorn: 3 February 1809, Hamburg, GermanyNationality: GermanDied: 4 November 1847, Leipzig, Germany Mendelssohn was a composer, pianist, organist, and conductor of the Romantic period. His compositions include concertos, symphonies, piano music, organ music, and chamber music. Among his best-known works are the overture and incidental music for A … Continue reading Violin Concerto in E Minor by Felix Mendelssohn