The 18th-century classical music composers

 

Donizetti or Bach? Mozart or Bach? It is difficult for inquiring minds to tackle such abundant fields as classical music and opera, covering 10 centuries of history: there are thousands of composers. Making a selection of musicians, such as a “top 10” for example, is a difficult and subjective exercise. A musical selection is often the expression of personal preferences or artistic opinions, very interesting but also very different according to critics or musicologists, or simply influenced by the context: will an English composer not be instinctively privileged by an English critic?

For example: in France, Charles Gounod, a 19th century French composer, is more easily mentioned than the Norwegian Edvard Grieg, who is more recognized in the world.

Timeline of classical music composers, between 1700 and 1800

Whoever wants to discover classical music or opera does not always have an experienced music lover, an expert or an educator at his or her side to support and guide him or her in these fields. So : Donizetti (Italian opera composer) or Bach (German harpsichordist and composer) ? Bach (German composer and musician of the Baroque era) or Rossini (Italian opera composer) ? However, the knowledge available about musicians is enormous. It was processed to select the 10, 25, 50... most popular composers around the world, for those living or having lived between 1700 and 1800. And this objectively, and for the first time (soClassiQ exclusivity).

Composers rendered as a timeline to bring a little perspective:

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This timeline is interactive to navigate through the ages , or eras : medieval music, renaissance, baroque music (Bach...), classical period (Mozart...), romantic music (Beethoven...), XXth (Stravinsky), or across continents (with ).

Top 10 classical musiccomposers for the years 1700-1800

Who are these greatest composers, the most famous over the 1700-1800 era? The works of these musician have shaped the history of classical music and lyric art. There are those you probably know, or at least by name and the others.

Here are these 10 classical music composers, renowned artists from around the world:


Curious to know their most emblematic works? Just a click away to discover them.

The selections of musicians (classical music composers) proposed by soClassiQ are based exclusively on algorithms. The same applies to their works, the performers, the lyrical singers, les orchestras, the conductors and the venues : opera houses, concert halls or festivals.

What about the others? 25, 50 or more?

Summarizing to 10 musician names such a wide and diverse field may seem extreme or too simplistic for those who know classical music and lyrical art well, for those who can easily name 50 or more classical music composers. Haydn, Bach, Handel, Salieri, Paganini, Vivaldi, Gluck...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 18000 composers. So here is a selection of some composers for the years 1700-1800, widely recognized around the world:

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Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst <strong>Bach</strong> Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst BachThe 18th-century classical music composers
1759-1845 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Johann Christoph Friedrich <strong>Bach</strong> Johann Christoph Friedrich BachThe 18th-century classical music composers
1732-1795 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Wilhelm Friedemann <strong>Bach</strong> Wilhelm Friedemann BachThe 18th-century classical music composers
1710-1784 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Johann Christian <strong>Bach</strong> Johann Christian BachThe 18th-century classical music composers
1735-1782 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Carl Philipp Emanuel <strong>Bach</strong> Carl Philipp Emanuel BachThe 18th-century classical music composers
1714-1788 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Johann Sebastian <strong>Bach</strong> Johann Sebastian BachThe 18th-century classical music composers
1685-1750 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Claude BalbastreThe 18th-century classical music composers
1724-1799 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Duchess Maria Antonia of <strong>Bavaria</strong> Duchess Maria Antonia of BavariaThe 18th-century classical music composers
1724-1780 (Classical)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Ludwig van <strong>Beethoven</strong> Ludwig van BeethovenThe 18th-century classical music composers
1770-1827 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Jiří Antonín <strong>Benda</strong> Jiří Antonín BendaThe 18th-century classical music composers
1722-1795 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Franz <strong>Benda</strong> Franz BendaThe 18th-century classical music composers
1709-1786 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Maksym BerezovskyThe 18th-century classical music composers
1745-1777 (Classical)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Franz <strong>Berwald</strong> Franz BerwaldThe 18th-century classical music composers
1796-1868 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Heinrich <strong>Biber</strong> Heinrich BiberThe 18th-century classical music composers
1644-1704 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Michel <strong>Blavet</strong> Michel BlavetThe 18th-century classical music composers
1700-1768 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

John <strong>Blow</strong> John BlowThe 18th-century classical music composers
1649-1708 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Luigi <strong>Boccherini</strong> Luigi BoccheriniThe 18th-century classical music composers
1743-1805 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Complete works

Georg <strong>Böhm</strong> Georg BöhmThe 18th-century classical music composers
1661-1733 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

François Adrien <strong>Boieldieu</strong> François Adrien BoieldieuThe 18th-century classical music composers
1775-1834 (Classical)
Conductor & Composer

Giovanni Battista <strong>Bononcini</strong> Giovanni Battista BononciniThe 18th-century classical music composers
1670-1747 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Dmytro <strong>Bortniansky</strong> Dmytro BortnianskyThe 18th-century classical music composers
1751-1825 (Classical)
Conductor & Composer

William <strong>Boyce</strong> William BoyceThe 18th-century classical music composers
1711-1779 (Classical)
Composer

Dietrich <strong>Buxtehude</strong> Dietrich BuxtehudeThe 18th-century classical music composers
1637-1707 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer


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Antonio <strong>Caldara</strong> Antonio CaldaraThe 18th-century classical music composers
1670-1736 (Baroque)
Composer

André <strong>Campra</strong> André CampraThe 18th-century classical music composers
1660-1744 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Christian CannabichThe 18th-century classical music composers
1731-1798 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Matteo <strong>Carcassi</strong> Matteo CarcassiThe 18th-century classical music composers
1792-1853 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Ferdinando <strong>Carulli</strong> Ferdinando CarulliThe 18th-century classical music composers
1770-1841 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Marc-Antoine <strong>Charpentier</strong> Marc-Antoine CharpentierThe 18th-century classical music composers
1643-1704 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Luigi <strong>Cherubini</strong> Luigi CherubiniThe 18th-century classical music composers
1760-1842 (Classical)
Conductor & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Domenico <strong>Cimarosa</strong> Domenico CimarosaThe 18th-century classical music composers
1749-1801 (Classical)
Composer

Jeremiah <strong>Clarke</strong> Jeremiah ClarkeThe 18th-century classical music composers
1674-1707 (Baroque)
Composer

Muzio <strong>Clementi</strong> Muzio ClementiThe 18th-century classical music composers
1752-1832 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Louis-Nicolas <strong>Clérambault</strong> Louis-Nicolas ClérambaultThe 18th-century classical music composers
1676-1749 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Arcangelo <strong>Corelli</strong> Arcangelo CorelliThe 18th-century classical music composers
1653-1713 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

François <strong>Couperin</strong> François CouperinThe 18th-century classical music composers
1668-1733 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Carl <strong>Czerny</strong> Carl CzernyThe 18th-century classical music composers
1791-1857 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Complete works


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Johann <strong>Kuhnau</strong> Johann KuhnauThe 18th-century classical music composers
1660-1722 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer


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Marin <strong>Marais</strong> Marin MaraisThe 18th-century classical music composers
1656-1728 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Benedetto <strong>Marcello</strong> Benedetto MarcelloThe 18th-century classical music composers
1686-1739 (Baroque)
Composer

Louis <strong>Marchand</strong> Louis MarchandThe 18th-century classical music composers
1669-1732 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Heinrich <strong>Marschner</strong> Heinrich MarschnerThe 18th-century classical music composers
1795-1861 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Giovanni Battista <strong>Martini</strong> Giovanni Battista MartiniThe 18th-century classical music composers
1706-1784 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Johann <strong>Mattheson</strong> Johann MatthesonThe 18th-century classical music composers
1681-1764 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Simon <strong>Mayr</strong> Simon MayrThe 18th-century classical music composers
1763-1845 (Classical)
Composer

Étienne <strong>Méhul</strong> Étienne MéhulThe 18th-century classical music composers
1763-1817 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Saverio <strong>Mercadante</strong> Saverio MercadanteThe 18th-century classical music composers
1795-1870 (Romantic)
Composer

Giacomo <strong>Meyerbeer</strong> Giacomo MeyerbeerThe 18th-century classical music composers
1791-1864 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Johann Melchior MolterThe 18th-century classical music composers
1696-1765 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Jean-Joseph de <strong>Mondonville</strong> Jean-Joseph de MondonvilleThe 18th-century classical music composers
1711-1772 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Pierre-Alexandre MonsignyThe 18th-century classical music composers
1729-1817 (Classical)
Composer

Ignaz <strong>Moscheles</strong> Ignaz MoschelesThe 18th-century classical music composers
1794-1870 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Franz Xaver Wolfgang <strong>Mozart</strong> Franz Xaver Wolfgang MozartThe 18th-century classical music composers
1791-1844 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Anna <strong>Mozart</strong> Anna MozartThe 18th-century classical music composers
1751-1829 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Leopold <strong>Mozart</strong> Leopold MozartThe 18th-century classical music composers
1719-1787 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Wolfgang Amadeus <strong>Mozart</strong> Wolfgang Amadeus MozartThe 18th-century classical music composers
1756-1791 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Georg <strong>Muffat</strong> Georg MuffatThe 18th-century classical music composers
1653-1704 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Josef <strong>Mysliveček</strong> Josef MyslivečekThe 18th-century classical music composers
1737-1781 (Classical)
Performer & Composer


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Johann <strong>Pachelbel</strong> Johann PachelbelThe 18th-century classical music composers
1653-1706 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Complete works

Giovanni <strong>Pacini</strong> Giovanni PaciniThe 18th-century classical music composers
1796-1867 (Romantic)
Composer

Ferdinando <strong>Paer</strong> Ferdinando PaerThe 18th-century classical music composers
1771-1839 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Niccolò <strong>Paganini</strong> Niccolò PaganiniThe 18th-century classical music composers
1782-1840 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Giovanni <strong>Paisiello</strong> Giovanni PaisielloThe 18th-century classical music composers
1740-1816 (Classical)
Composer

Maria Theresia von <strong>Paradis</strong> Maria Theresia von ParadisThe 18th-century classical music composers
1759-1824 (Classical)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Bernardo <strong>Pasquini</strong> Bernardo PasquiniThe 18th-century classical music composers
1637-1710 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Johann Christoph <strong>Pepusch</strong> Johann Christoph PepuschThe 18th-century classical music composers
1667-1752 (Baroque)
Composer

Giovanni Battista <strong>Pergolesi</strong> Giovanni Battista PergolesiThe 18th-century classical music composers
1710-1736 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

François-André Danican <strong>Philidor</strong> François-André Danican PhilidorThe 18th-century classical music composers
1726-1795 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Niccolò <strong>Piccinni</strong> Niccolò PiccinniThe 18th-century classical music composers
1728-1800 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Johann Georg <strong>Pisendel</strong> Johann Georg PisendelThe 18th-century classical music composers
1687-1755 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Ignaz <strong>Pleyel</strong> Ignaz PleyelThe 18th-century classical music composers
1757-1831 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Lorenzo Da da <strong>Ponte</strong> Lorenzo Da da PonteThe 18th-century classical music composers
1749-1838 (Classical)
Composer

Nicola <strong>Porpora</strong> Nicola PorporaThe 18th-century classical music composers
1686-1768 (Baroque)
Composer

Prince Louis Ferdinand of <strong>Prussia</strong> Prince Louis Ferdinand of PrussiaThe 18th-century classical music composers
1772-1806 (Classical)
Composer

Gaetano <strong>Pugnani</strong> Gaetano PugnaniThe 18th-century classical music composers
1731-1798 (Classical)
Performer & Composer


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Antonio <strong>Sacchini</strong> Antonio SacchiniThe 18th-century classical music composers
1730-1786 (Classical)
Composer

Antonio <strong>Salieri</strong> Antonio SalieriThe 18th-century classical music composers
1750-1825 (Classical)
Conductor & Composer

Giuseppe SammartiniThe 18th-century classical music composers
1695-1750 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Giovanni Battista <strong>Sammartini</strong> Giovanni Battista SammartiniThe 18th-century classical music composers
1700-1775 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Gaspar SanzThe 18th-century classical music composers
1640-1710 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Giuseppe <strong>Sarti</strong> Giuseppe SartiThe 18th-century classical music composers
1729-1802 (Classical)
Composer

Alessandro <strong>Scarlatti</strong> Alessandro ScarlattiThe 18th-century classical music composers
1660-1725 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Domenico <strong>Scarlatti</strong> Domenico ScarlattiThe 18th-century classical music composers
1685-1757 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Complete works

Johann SchobertThe 18th-century classical music composers
1720-1767 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Franz <strong>Schubert</strong> Franz SchubertThe 18th-century classical music composers
1797-1828 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Ignaz SchuppanzighThe 18th-century classical music composers
1776-1830 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Friedrich <strong>Silcher</strong> Friedrich SilcherThe 18th-century classical music composers
1789-1860 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Fernando <strong>Sor</strong> Fernando SorThe 18th-century classical music composers
1778-1839 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Louis <strong>Spohr</strong> Louis SpohrThe 18th-century classical music composers
1784-1859 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Gaspare <strong>Spontini</strong> Gaspare SpontiniThe 18th-century classical music composers
1774-1851 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Johann <strong>Stamitz</strong> Johann StamitzThe 18th-century classical music composers
1717-1757 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Carl <strong>Stamitz</strong> Carl StamitzThe 18th-century classical music composers
1745-1801 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Jean-François Le <strong>Sueur</strong> Jean-François Le SueurThe 18th-century classical music composers
1760-1837 (Classical)
Composer

Franz Xaver <strong>Süssmayr</strong> Franz Xaver SüssmayrThe 18th-century classical music composers
1766-1803 (Classical)
Conductor & Composer

Maria Agata <strong>Szymanowska</strong> Maria Agata SzymanowskaThe 18th-century classical music composers
1789-1831 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer


Some composers to be celebrated very soon

Next month, more than 40 important artists and musicians will be honoured. In November 2020 some of them may celebrate a special anniversary. For others, amateurs and enthusiasts will celebrate the bicentenary of their birth or the fiftieth anniversary of their death for example. Among them, some famous composers:

on 8, César Franck (1822-1890), 130th anniversary (Death),
on 12, Henryk Gorecki (1933-2010), 10th anniversary (Death),
on 14, Aaron Copland (1900-1990), 120th anniversary (Birth),
on 18, Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941), 160th anniversary (Birth),
on 22, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784), 310th anniversary (Birth),
...

There are others to discover. And it is not too late to focus on the October 2020 celebrations (30+).

Always good opportunities to discover or deepen, (re)listen, explore the vastness and diversity of classical music...

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Last update : 2020-10-01

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