The 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)

 

Handel or Scarlatti? Rossini or Beethoven? 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 1750 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 : Handel (German, later British Baroque composer) or Scarlatti (Italian composer, son of Alessandro Scarlatti) ? Paganini (Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer) or Tartini (Italian composer and violinist (1692–1770)) ? 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 1750 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 1750-1800

Who are these greatest composers, the most famous over the 1750-1800 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. Weber, Gluck, Rameau, Schubert, Hummel, Bach, Mozart...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 18000 composers. So here is a selection of some composers for the years 1750-1800, widely recognized around the world:

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Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst <strong>Bach</strong> Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst BachThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1759-1845 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Johann Christoph Friedrich <strong>Bach</strong> Johann Christoph Friedrich BachThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1732-1795 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Wilhelm Friedemann <strong>Bach</strong> Wilhelm Friedemann BachThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1710-1784 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Johann Christian <strong>Bach</strong> Johann Christian BachThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1735-1782 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Carl Philipp Emanuel <strong>Bach</strong> Carl Philipp Emanuel BachThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1714-1788 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Johann Sebastian <strong>Bach</strong> Johann Sebastian BachThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1685-1750 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Pierre BaillotThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1771-1842 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Claude BalbastreThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1724-1799 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Duchess Maria Antonia of <strong>Bavaria</strong> Duchess Maria Antonia of BavariaThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1724-1780 (Classical)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Ludwig van <strong>Beethoven</strong> Ludwig van BeethovenThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1770-1827 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Jiří Antonín <strong>Benda</strong> Jiří Antonín BendaThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1722-1795 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Franz <strong>Benda</strong> Franz BendaThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1709-1786 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Maksym BerezovskyThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1745-1777 (Classical)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Franz <strong>Berwald</strong> Franz BerwaldThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1796-1868 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Henry <strong>Bishop</strong> Henry BishopThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1786-1855 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Michel <strong>Blavet</strong> Michel BlavetThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1700-1768 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Luigi <strong>Boccherini</strong> Luigi BoccheriniThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1743-1805 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Complete works

Nicolas-Charles <strong>Bochsa</strong> Nicolas-Charles BochsaThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1789-1856 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

François Adrien <strong>Boieldieu</strong> François Adrien BoieldieuThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1775-1834 (Classical)
Conductor & Composer

Joseph Bodin de <strong>Boismortier</strong> Joseph Bodin de BoismortierThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1689-1755 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Dmytro <strong>Bortniansky</strong> Dmytro BortnianskyThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1751-1825 (Classical)
Conductor & Composer

William <strong>Boyce</strong> William BoyceThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1711-1779 (Classical)
Composer

Riccardo <strong>Broschi</strong> Riccardo BroschiThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1698-1756 (Baroque)
Composer


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Baldassare <strong>Galuppi</strong> Baldassare GaluppiThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1706-1785 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Manuel del <strong>García</strong> Manuel del GarcíaThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1775-1832 (Classical)
Conductor, Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Pierre GaveauxThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1761-1825 (Classical)
Conductor, Lyrical singer & Composer

Giuseppe <strong>Gazzaniga</strong> Giuseppe GazzanigaThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1743-1818 (Classical)
Composer

Francesco <strong>Geminiani</strong> Francesco GeminianiThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1687-1762 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Mauro <strong>Giuliani</strong> Mauro GiulianiThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1781-1829 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Christoph Willibald von <strong>Gluck</strong> Christoph Willibald von GluckThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1714-1787 (Classical)
Composer

Johann Gottlieb <strong>Goldberg</strong> Johann Gottlieb GoldbergThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1727-1756 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

François Joseph <strong>Gossec</strong> François Joseph GossecThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1734-1829 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Johann Gottlieb GraunThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1703-1771 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Carl Heinrich <strong>Graun</strong> Carl Heinrich GraunThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1704-1759 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Christoph <strong>Graupner</strong> Christoph GraupnerThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1683-1760 (Baroque)
Composer

Maurice GreeneThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1696-1755 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

André <strong>Grétry</strong> André GrétryThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1741-1813 (Classical)
Composer

Adalbert GyrowetzThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1763-1850 (Romantic)
Composer


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François HabeneckThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1781-1849 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Fromental <strong>Halévy</strong> Fromental HalévyThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1799-1862 (Romantic)
Composer

George Frideric <strong>Handel</strong> George Frideric HandelThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1685-1759 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Johann Adolph <strong>Hasse</strong> Johann Adolph HasseThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1699-1783 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Moritz <strong>Hauptmann</strong> Moritz HauptmannThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1792-1868 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Michael <strong>Haydn</strong> Michael HaydnThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1737-1806 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Joseph <strong>Haydn</strong> Joseph HaydnThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1732-1809 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Johann Adam <strong>Hiller</strong> Johann Adam HillerThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1728-1804 (Classical)
Conductor & Composer

E. T. A. <strong>Hoffmann</strong> E. T. A. HoffmannThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1776-1822 (Classical)
Conductor & Composer

Ignaz HolzbauerThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1711-1783 (Classical)
Conductor & Composer

Gottfried August <strong>Homilius</strong> Gottfried August HomiliusThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1714-1785 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Jacques-Martin HotteterreThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1673-1763 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Johann Nepomuk <strong>Hummel</strong> Johann Nepomuk HummelThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1778-1837 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer


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Heinrich <strong>Marschner</strong> Heinrich MarschnerThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1795-1861 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Giovanni Battista <strong>Martini</strong> Giovanni Battista MartiniThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1706-1784 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Johann <strong>Mattheson</strong> Johann MatthesonThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1681-1764 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Simon <strong>Mayr</strong> Simon MayrThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1763-1845 (Classical)
Composer

Étienne <strong>Méhul</strong> Étienne MéhulThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1763-1817 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Saverio <strong>Mercadante</strong> Saverio MercadanteThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1795-1870 (Romantic)
Composer

Giacomo <strong>Meyerbeer</strong> Giacomo MeyerbeerThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1791-1864 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Johann Melchior MolterThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1696-1765 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Jean-Joseph de <strong>Mondonville</strong> Jean-Joseph de MondonvilleThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1711-1772 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Pierre-Alexandre MonsignyThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1729-1817 (Classical)
Composer

Ignaz <strong>Moscheles</strong> Ignaz MoschelesThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1794-1870 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Franz Xaver Wolfgang <strong>Mozart</strong> Franz Xaver Wolfgang MozartThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1791-1844 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Anna <strong>Mozart</strong> Anna MozartThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1751-1829 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Leopold <strong>Mozart</strong> Leopold MozartThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1719-1787 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Wolfgang Amadeus <strong>Mozart</strong> Wolfgang Amadeus MozartThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1756-1791 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Josef <strong>Mysliveček</strong> Josef MyslivečekThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1737-1781 (Classical)
Performer & Composer


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Giovanni <strong>Pacini</strong> Giovanni PaciniThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1796-1867 (Romantic)
Composer

Ferdinando <strong>Paer</strong> Ferdinando PaerThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1771-1839 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Niccolò <strong>Paganini</strong> Niccolò PaganiniThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1782-1840 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Giovanni <strong>Paisiello</strong> Giovanni PaisielloThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1740-1816 (Classical)
Composer

Maria Theresia von <strong>Paradis</strong> Maria Theresia von ParadisThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1759-1824 (Classical)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Johann Christoph <strong>Pepusch</strong> Johann Christoph PepuschThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1667-1752 (Baroque)
Composer

Giacomo Antonio PertiThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1661-1756 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

François-André Danican <strong>Philidor</strong> François-André Danican PhilidorThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1726-1795 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Niccolò <strong>Piccinni</strong> Niccolò PiccinniThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1728-1800 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Johann Georg <strong>Pisendel</strong> Johann Georg PisendelThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1687-1755 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Giovanni Benedetto PlattiThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1697-1763 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Ignaz <strong>Pleyel</strong> Ignaz PleyelThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1757-1831 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Lorenzo Da da <strong>Ponte</strong> Lorenzo Da da PonteThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1749-1838 (Classical)
Composer

Nicola <strong>Porpora</strong> Nicola PorporaThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1686-1768 (Baroque)
Composer

Marcos <strong>Portugal</strong> Marcos PortugalThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1762-1830 (Classical)
Composer

Prince Louis Ferdinand of <strong>Prussia</strong> Prince Louis Ferdinand of PrussiaThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1772-1806 (Classical)
Composer

Gaetano <strong>Pugnani</strong> Gaetano PugnaniThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1731-1798 (Classical)
Performer & Composer


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Antonio <strong>Sacchini</strong> Antonio SacchiniThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1730-1786 (Classical)
Composer

Antonio <strong>Salieri</strong> Antonio SalieriThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1750-1825 (Classical)
Conductor & Composer

Johann Peter <strong>Salomon</strong> Johann Peter SalomonThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1745-1815 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Giuseppe SammartiniThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1695-1750 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Giovanni Battista <strong>Sammartini</strong> Giovanni Battista SammartiniThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1700-1775 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Giuseppe <strong>Sarti</strong> Giuseppe SartiThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1729-1802 (Classical)
Composer

Pietro Filippo ScarlattiThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1679-1750 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Domenico <strong>Scarlatti</strong> Domenico ScarlattiThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1685-1757 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Complete works

Emanuel <strong>Schikaneder</strong> Emanuel SchikanederThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1751-1812 (Classical)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Johann SchobertThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1720-1767 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Franz <strong>Schubert</strong> Franz SchubertThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1797-1828 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Ignaz SchuppanzighThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1776-1830 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Simon SechterThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1788-1867 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Friedrich <strong>Silcher</strong> Friedrich SilcherThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1789-1860 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Antonio <strong>Soler</strong> Antonio SolerThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1729-1783 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Fernando <strong>Sor</strong> Fernando SorThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1778-1839 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Louis <strong>Spohr</strong> Louis SpohrThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1784-1859 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Gaspare <strong>Spontini</strong> Gaspare SpontiniThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1774-1851 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Anton StamitzThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1750-1809 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Johann <strong>Stamitz</strong> Johann StamitzThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1717-1757 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Carl <strong>Stamitz</strong> Carl StamitzThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1745-1801 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Daniel SteibeltThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1765-1823 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Jean-François Le <strong>Sueur</strong> Jean-François Le SueurThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1760-1837 (Classical)
Composer

Franz Xaver <strong>Süssmayr</strong> Franz Xaver SüssmayrThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
1766-1803 (Classical)
Conductor & Composer

Maria Agata <strong>Szymanowska</strong> Maria Agata SzymanowskaThe 18th-century classical music composers (1750-1800)
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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