The 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)

 

Liszt or Chopin? Salieri or Wagner? 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 1800 and 1850

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 : Liszt (Hungarian romantic composer and virtuoso pianist) or Chopin (Polish composer and pianist) ? Weber (German composer) or Beethoven (German classical and romantic 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 1800 and 1850. And this objectively, and for the first time (soClassiQ exclusivity).

Composers rendered as a timeline to bring a little perspective:

ComposersConductorsLyrical singersPerformers WorldwideEuropeNorth AmericaSouth AmericaAsiaOceaniaAfrica 2020

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 1800-1850

Who are these greatest composers, the most famous over the 1800-1850 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. Dvořák, Schubert, Schumann, Offenbach, Bruckner, Bizet, Donizetti...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 18000 composers. So here is a selection of some composers for the years 1800-1850, widely recognized around the world:

B

Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst <strong>Bach</strong> Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst BachThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1759-1845 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Tekla Bądarzewska-BaranowskaThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1834-1861 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Mily <strong>Balakirev</strong> Mily BalakirevThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1837-1910 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Michael William <strong>Balfe</strong> Michael William BalfeThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1808-1870 (Romantic)
Conductor, Lyrical singer & Composer

Ludwig van <strong>Beethoven</strong> Ludwig van BeethovenThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1770-1827 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Vincenzo <strong>Bellini</strong> Vincenzo BelliniThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1801-1835 (Romantic)
Composer

Hector <strong>Berlioz</strong> Hector BerliozThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1803-1869 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Franz <strong>Berwald</strong> Franz BerwaldThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1796-1868 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Georges <strong>Bizet</strong> Georges BizetThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1838-1875 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Luigi <strong>Boccherini</strong> Luigi BoccheriniThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1743-1805 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Complete works

François Adrien <strong>Boieldieu</strong> François Adrien BoieldieuThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1775-1834 (Classical)
Conductor & Composer

Arrigo <strong>Boito</strong> Arrigo BoitoThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1842-1918 (Romantic)
Composer

Alexander <strong>Borodin</strong> Alexander BorodinThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1833-1887 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Dmytro <strong>Bortniansky</strong> Dmytro BortnianskyThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1751-1825 (Classical)
Conductor & Composer

Giovanni <strong>Bottesini</strong> Giovanni BottesiniThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1821-1889 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Johannes <strong>Brahms</strong> Johannes BrahmsThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1833-1897 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Max <strong>Bruch</strong> Max BruchThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1838-1920 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Anton <strong>Bruckner</strong> Anton BrucknerThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1824-1896 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Ole <strong>Bull</strong> Ole BullThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1810-1880 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Hans von <strong>Bülow</strong> Hans von BülowThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1830-1894 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Friedrich <strong>Burgmüller</strong> Friedrich BurgmüllerThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1806-1874 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer


D

Franz <strong>Danzi</strong> Franz DanziThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1763-1826 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Alexander <strong>Dargomyzhsky</strong> Alexander DargomyzhskyThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1813-1869 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Ferdinand <strong>David</strong> Ferdinand DavidThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1810-1873 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Léo <strong>Delibes</strong> Léo DelibesThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1836-1891 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Luigi <strong>Denza</strong> Luigi DenzaThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1846-1922 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Anton <strong>Diabelli</strong> Anton DiabelliThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1781-1858 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Gaetano <strong>Donizetti</strong> Gaetano DonizettiThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1797-1848 (Romantic)
Composer

Franz <strong>Doppler</strong> Franz DopplerThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1821-1883 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Domenico <strong>Dragonetti</strong> Domenico DragonettiThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1763-1846 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Alexander DreyschockThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1818-1869 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Théodore <strong>Dubois</strong> Théodore DuboisThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1837-1924 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Jan Ladislav <strong>Dussek</strong> Jan Ladislav DussekThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1760-1812 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Antonín <strong>Dvořák</strong> Antonín DvořákThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1841-1904 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works


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Niels <strong>Gade</strong> Niels GadeThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1817-1890 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Mauro <strong>Giuliani</strong> Mauro GiulianiThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1781-1829 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Mikhail <strong>Glinka</strong> Mikhail GlinkaThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1804-1857 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Karl <strong>Goldmark</strong> Karl GoldmarkThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1830-1915 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Antônio Carlos <strong>Gomes</strong> Antônio Carlos GomesThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1836-1896 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

François Joseph <strong>Gossec</strong> François Joseph GossecThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1734-1829 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Louis Moreau <strong>Gottschalk</strong> Louis Moreau GottschalkThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1829-1869 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Charles <strong>Gounod</strong> Charles GounodThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1818-1893 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Louis Théodore <strong>Gouvy</strong> Louis Théodore GouvyThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1819-1898 (Romantic)
Composer

André <strong>Grétry</strong> André GrétryThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1741-1813 (Classical)
Composer

Edvard <strong>Grieg</strong> Edvard GriegThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1843-1907 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Agathe Backer <strong>Grøndahl</strong> Agathe Backer GrøndahlThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1847-1907 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Alexandre <strong>Guilmant</strong> Alexandre GuilmantThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1837-1911 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Adalbert GyrowetzThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1763-1850 (Romantic)
Composer


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Maria <strong>Malibran</strong> Maria MalibranThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1808-1836 (Romantic)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Heinrich <strong>Marschner</strong> Heinrich MarschnerThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1795-1861 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Jules <strong>Massenet</strong> Jules MassenetThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1842-1912 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Simon <strong>Mayr</strong> Simon MayrThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1763-1845 (Classical)
Composer

Étienne <strong>Méhul</strong> Étienne MéhulThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1763-1817 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Fanny <strong>Mendelssohn</strong> Fanny MendelssohnThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1805-1847 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Felix <strong>Mendelssohn</strong> Felix MendelssohnThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1809-1847 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Saverio <strong>Mercadante</strong> Saverio MercadanteThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1795-1870 (Romantic)
Composer

Giacomo <strong>Meyerbeer</strong> Giacomo MeyerbeerThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1791-1864 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Carl <strong>Millöcker</strong> Carl MillöckerThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1842-1899 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Ludwig <strong>Minkus</strong> Ludwig MinkusThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1826-1917 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Stanisław <strong>Moniuszko</strong> Stanisław MoniuszkoThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1819-1872 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Pierre-Alexandre MonsignyThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1729-1817 (Classical)
Composer

Ignaz <strong>Moscheles</strong> Ignaz MoschelesThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1794-1870 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Franz Xaver Wolfgang <strong>Mozart</strong> Franz Xaver Wolfgang MozartThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1791-1844 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Anna <strong>Mozart</strong> Anna MozartThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1751-1829 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Modest Petrovich <strong>Mussorgsky</strong> Modest Petrovich MussorgskyThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1839-1881 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works


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Giovanni <strong>Pacini</strong> Giovanni PaciniThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1796-1867 (Romantic)
Composer

Fredrik <strong>Pacius</strong> Fredrik PaciusThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1809-1891 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Ferdinando <strong>Paer</strong> Ferdinando PaerThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1771-1839 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Niccolò <strong>Paganini</strong> Niccolò PaganiniThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1782-1840 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Giovanni <strong>Paisiello</strong> Giovanni PaisielloThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1740-1816 (Classical)
Composer

Maria Theresia von <strong>Paradis</strong> Maria Theresia von ParadisThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1759-1824 (Classical)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Niccolò <strong>Piccinni</strong> Niccolò PiccinniThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1728-1800 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Johann Gottfried PiefkeThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1815-1884 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Ignaz <strong>Pleyel</strong> Ignaz PleyelThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1757-1831 (Classical)
Performer & Composer

Amilcare <strong>Ponchielli</strong> Amilcare PonchielliThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1834-1886 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Lorenzo Da da <strong>Ponte</strong> Lorenzo Da da PonteThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1749-1838 (Classical)
Composer

David <strong>Popper</strong> David PopperThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1843-1913 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Prince Louis Ferdinand of <strong>Prussia</strong> Prince Louis Ferdinand of PrussiaThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1772-1806 (Classical)
Composer


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Camille <strong>Saint-Saëns</strong> Camille Saint-SaënsThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1835-1921 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Antonio <strong>Salieri</strong> Antonio SalieriThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1750-1825 (Classical)
Conductor & Composer

Pablo de <strong>Sarasate</strong> Pablo de SarasateThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1844-1908 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Giuseppe <strong>Sarti</strong> Giuseppe SartiThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1729-1802 (Classical)
Composer

Franz <strong>Schubert</strong> Franz SchubertThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1797-1828 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Clara <strong>Schumann</strong> Clara SchumannThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1819-1896 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Robert <strong>Schumann</strong> Robert SchumannThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1810-1856 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Ignaz SchuppanzighThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1776-1830 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Friedrich <strong>Silcher</strong> Friedrich SilcherThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1789-1860 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Bedřich <strong>Smetana</strong> Bedřich SmetanaThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1824-1884 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Fernando <strong>Sor</strong> Fernando SorThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1778-1839 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer

Louis <strong>Spohr</strong> Louis SpohrThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1784-1859 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Gaspare <strong>Spontini</strong> Gaspare SpontiniThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1774-1851 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Carl <strong>Stamitz</strong> Carl StamitzThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1745-1801 (Classical)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Eduard <strong>Strauss</strong> Eduard StraussThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1835-1916 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Josef <strong>Strauss</strong> Josef StraussThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1827-1870 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Jean-François Le <strong>Sueur</strong> Jean-François Le SueurThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1760-1837 (Classical)
Composer

Arthur <strong>Sullivan</strong> Arthur SullivanThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1842-1900 (Romantic)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Franz von <strong>Suppè</strong> Franz von SuppèThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1819-1895 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Franz Xaver <strong>Süssmayr</strong> Franz Xaver SüssmayrThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1766-1803 (Classical)
Conductor & Composer

Johan <strong>Svendsen</strong> Johan SvendsenThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1840-1911 (Romantic)
Conductor & Composer

Maria Agata <strong>Szymanowska</strong> Maria Agata SzymanowskaThe 19th-century classical music composers (1800-1850)
1789-1831 (Romantic)
Performer & Composer


Some composers to be celebrated very soon

Next month, more than 30 important artists and musicians will be honoured. In September 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 14, Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842), 260th anniversary (Birth),
on 20, Gilles Binchois (1400-1460), 560th anniversary (Death),
on 23, Alexander Arutiunian (1920-2012), 100th anniversary (Birth),
on 28, Florent Schmitt (1870-1958), 150th anniversary (Birth),
on 30, Johan Svendsen (1840-1911), 180th anniversary (Birth),
...

There are others to discover. And it is not too late to focus on the August 2020 celebrations (40+).

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

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