This is a list of classical music composers by era. With the exception of the overview, the Modernist era has been combined with the Postmodern.

Overview

John Adams (composer)Howard ShorePhilip GlassSteve ReichArvo PärtLa Monte YoungTerry RileyHarrison BirtwistleAlfred SchnittkeRodion ShchedrinJohn WilliamsSofia GubaidulinaJerry GoldsmithGeorge CrumbEinojuhani RautavaaraKarlheinz StockhausenPierre BoulezGyörgy LigetiIannis XenakisMoondogBenjamin BrittenWitold LutosławskiJohn CageBernard HerrmannAlex NorthSamuel BarberOlivier MessiaenMiklós RózsaDmitri ShostakovichWilliam WaltonHugo FriedhoferHarry PartchAaron CoplandFrancis PoulencErich KorngoldPaul HindemithSergei ProkofievEdgard VarèseIgor StravinskyBéla BartókManuel de FallaMaurice RavelCharles IvesGustav HolstArnold SchoenbergSergei RachmaninoffRalph Vaughan WilliamsScott JoplinEnrique GranadosJean SibeliusRichard StraussClaude DebussyFrederick DeliusGustav MahlerGiacomo PucciniEugène YsaÿeEdward ElgarGabriel FauréNikolai Rimsky-KorsakovEdvard GriegJules MassenetAntonín DvořákPyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyModest MussorgskyGeorges BizetCamille Saint-SaënsAlexander BorodinJohannes BrahmsJohann Strauss IIAnton BrucknerBedrich SmetanaCésar FranckJacques OffenbachGiuseppe VerdiRichard WagnerFranz LisztRobert SchumannFrederic ChopinFelix MendelssohnHector BerliozGaetano DonizettiFranz SchubertGioachino RossiniCarl CzernyCarl Maria von WeberNiccolo PaganiniJohn Field (composer)Ludwig van BeethovenLuigi CherubiniWolfgang Amadeus MozartMuzio ClementiDmytro BortnianskyAntonio SalieriJohann Christian BachJoseph HaydnAntonio SolerJohann StamitzCarl Philipp Emanuel BachChristoph Willibald GluckGiovanni Battista PergolesiJohann Adolph HasseGeorg HandelDomenico ScarlattiJohann Sebastian BachJean-Philippe RameauGeorg Philipp TelemannAntonio VivaldiTomaso AlbinoniFrançois CouperinAlessandro ScarlattiHenry PurcellJohann PachelbelArcangelo CorelliMarc-Antoine CharpentierDieterich BuxtehudeJean-Baptiste LullyJohann Jakob FrobergerFrancesco CavalliHeinrich SchützMichael PraetoriusClaudio MonteverdiCarlo GesualdoJohn DowlandJan Pieterszoon SweelinckGiovanni GabrieliGiulio CacciniTomás Luis de VictoriaWilliam ByrdOrlande de LassusGiovanni Pierluigi da PalestrinaJacob ArcadeltThomas TallisLuis de MilanCristobal de MoralesNicolas GombertAdrian WillaertJohn TavernerClement JanequinJacob ObrechtPierre de La RueHeinrich IsaacJosquin des PrezAlexander AgricolaJohannes TinctorisAntoine BusnoysJohannes OckeghemGilles BinchoisGuillaume Dufay

Medieval era

See List of Medieval composers and Medieval music.

John DunstapleLeonel PowerOswald von WolkensteinJohannes CiconiaSolageJacob SenlechesFrancesco LandiniJacopo da BolognaGuillaume de MachautPhilippe de VitryJohn KukuzelisDenis, King of PortugalFranco of CologneAdam de la HalleGuiraut RiquierAlfonso X of CastileTheobald I of NavarreNeidhart von ReuentalPeire CardenalGautier de CoincyPeire VidalWalther von der VogelweideGaucelm FaiditPérotinVaqueirasBlondel de NesleArnaut DanielBeatritz de DiaLéoninBernart de VentadornJaufre RudelHildegard von BingenMarcabruAbelardWilliam IX of AquitaineAdam of Saint VictorAdémar de ChabannesWilliam of VolpianoOdo of ClunyHucbaldStephen of LiègeTuotiloNotker the Stammerer

Renaissance era

See List of Renaissance composers and Renaissance music.

Orlando GibbonsMichael PraetoriusJohn Cooper (composer)Claudio MonteverdiThomas CampionGaspar FernandesHans Leo HasslerJohn DowlandCarlo GesualdoPhilippe RogierHieronymus PraetoriusGiovanni GabrieliThomas MorleyAlonso LoboLuca MarenzioGiovanni de MacqueTomás Luis de VictoriaLuzzasco LuzzaschiWilliam ByrdGiaches de WertAndrea GabrieliOrlande de LassusClaude Le JeuneCostanzo PortaFrancisco Guerrero (composer)Giovanni Pierluigi da PalestrinaCipriano de RoreJacob Clemens non PapaClaude GoudimelPierre de ManchicourtHans NewsidlerThomas TallisChristopher TyeCristóbal de MoralesCostanzo FestaJohn TavernerAdrian WillaertThomas CrecquillonNicolas GombertClément JanequinPhilippe VerdelotAntoine BrumelAntonius DivitisAntoine de FévinMartin AgricolaPedro de EscobarPierre de La RueJean MoutonHeinrich IsaacJosquin des PrezJacob ObrechtAlexander AgricolaLoyset CompèreAntoine BusnoisWalter FryeJohannes OckeghemGuillaume DufayGilles BinchoisJohn DunstableLeonel PowerOswald von Wolkenstein

Baroque era

See List of Baroque composers and Baroque music.

Giovanni Battista PergolesiBaldassare GaluppiCarlos SeixasJohann Adolf HasseRiccardo BroschiJohann Joachim QuantzPietro LocatelliGiuseppe TartiniLeonardo VinciJohann Friedrich FaschFrancesco GeminianiNicola PorporaSilvius Leopold WeissGeorge Frideric HandelDomenico ScarlattiJohann Sebastian BachJohann Gottfried WaltherJean-Philippe RameauJohann David HeinichenGeorg Philipp TelemannJan Dismas ZelenkaAntonio VivaldiTomaso AlbinoniJohann Caspar Ferdinand FischerAntonio CaldaraFrançois CouperinAlessandro ScarlattiHenry PurcellMarin MaraisArcangelo CorelliJohann PachelbelHeinrich Ignaz BiberDieterich BuxtehudeMarc Antoine CharpentierJean-Baptiste LullyJean-Henri d'AnglebertJohann Heinrich SchmelzerBarbara StrozziJohann Jakob FrobergerGiacomo CarissimiAntonio BertaliWilliam LawesFrancesco CavalliSamuel ScheidtHeinrich SchützGirolamo FrescobaldiGregorio AllegriClaudio MonteverdiJan Pieterszoon SweelinckJacopo Peri

Turlough O'Carolan 1670-1738

Classical era

See List of Classical era composers and Classical period (music).

Franz SchubertGioachino RossiniLouis SpohrJohn Field (composer)Mauro GiulianiFernando SorJohann Nepomuk HummelAnton ReichaLudwig van BeethovenSamuel WesleyAnton EberlFranz DanziLuigi CherubiniJan Ladislav DussekIgnaz PleyelJoseph Martin KrausWolfgang Amadeus MozartGiovanni Battista ViottiVicente Martín y SolerMuzio ClementiAntonio SalieriDomenico CimarosaWilliam BillingsCarl StamitzChevalier de Saint-GeorgesLuigi BoccheriniGiovanni PaisielloAndré Ernest Modeste GrétryAndrea LuchesiCarl Ditters von DittersdorfMichael HaydnJosef MyslivečekJohann Christian BachJohann SchobertFrançois-Joseph GossecJoseph HaydnAntonio SolerTommaso TraettaFrançois-André Danican PhilidorCarl Friedrich AbelPieter HellendaalCarlo Antonio CampioniLeopold MozartJohann StamitzGeorg Christoph WagenseilCarl Philipp Emanuel BachChristoph Willibald GluckNiccolò JommelliWilhelm Friedemann BachGiovanni Battista SammartiniDomenico Scarlatti

Romantic era

See List of Romantic-era composers and Romantic music.

Modest MussorgskyGeorges BizetMax BruchMily BalakirevLéo DelibesCamille Saint-SaënsCésar CuiHenryk WieniawskiAmilcare PonchielliJulius ReubkeJohannes BrahmsAlexander BorodinFrancis Edward BacheKarl GoldmarkAnton RubinsteinLouis Moreau GottschalkJosef StraussJohann Strauss IIAnton BrucknerBedřich SmetanaEdouard LaloCésar FranckClara SchumannFranz von SuppéJacques OffenbachCharles GounodNiels Wilhelm GadeRobert VolkmannGiuseppe VerdiCharles-Valentin AlkanRichard WagnerFranz LisztRobert SchumannFrédéric ChopinCarl Otto NicolaiNorbert BurgmüllerOtto LindbladFelix MendelssohnMichael William BalfeJuan Crisostomo de ArriagaFanny MendelssohnJohann Strauss IHector BerliozMikhail GlinkaAdolphe-Charles AdamVincenzo BelliniGaetano DonizettiFranz SchubertCarl LoeweFranz BerwaldGioacchino RossiniGiacomo MeyerbeerCarl CzernyCarl Maria von WeberLouis SpohrDaniel AuberNiccolò PaganiniJohn Field (composer)Anthony Philip HeinrichFernando SorJohann Nepomuk HummelLudwig van Beethoven
Nikolai MedtnerOttorino RespighiJoseph CanteloubeReinhold GlièreFranz Schmidt (composer)Josef SukSergei RachmaninoffAlexander ScriabinWilhelm StenhammarFranz LeharAmy BeachEnrique GranadosFerruccio BusoniVasily KalinnikovJean SibeliusAlexander GlazunovPaul DukasCarl NielsenAlbéric MagnardRichard StraussEdward GermanAnton Stepanovich ArenskyGustave CharpentierIsaac AlbenizGustav MahlerHugo WolfSergei LyapunovEugene YsayeGiacomo PucciniRuggiero LeoncavalloEdward ElgarChristian SindingSergei TaneyevAnatoly LyadovErnest ChaussonGeorge Whitefield ChadwickJohn Philip SousaEngelbert Humperdinck (composer)Leoš JanáčekCharles Villiers StanfordHans Huber (composer)Francisco TarregaFranz Xaver ScharwenkaAlexandre LuiginiHubert ParryRobert FuchsAugusta HolmèsCharles-Marie WidorGabriel FauréPablo SarasateNikolai Rimsky-KorsakovJames Scott SkinnerEdvard GriegArrigo BoitoArthur SullivanJohann Nepomuk Fuchs (composer)Antonín DvořákJohan SvendsenJohn StainerPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

20th century/contemporary/modern/postmodern

See List of 20th-century classical composers by birth date and 20th-century classical music. See also List of 21st-century classical composers.

See also: List of modernist composers and List of postmodernist composers

George Benjamin (composer)James MacMillanMagnus LindbergTan DunKaija SaariahoWolfgang RihmKalevi AhoTristan MurailJohn Adams (composer)John TavenerPaul LanskyBrian FerneyhoughHoraţiu RădulescuFrank ZappaJonathan HarveyJohn CoriglianoNikolai KapustinPhilip GlassSteve ReichCornelius CardewHelmut LachenmannLa Monte YoungGiya KancheliArvo PärtTerry RileyPeter Maxwell DaviesHarrison BirtwistleAlfred SchnittkeHenryk GóreckiKrzysztof PendereckiRodion ShchedrinPer NørgårdMauricio KagelSofia GubaidulinaTōru TakemitsuGeorge CrumbPeter SculthorpeEdison DenisovEnnio MorriconeEinojuhani RautavaaraKarlheinz StockhausenJean BarraquéPierre HenryHans Werner HenzeGyörgy KurtágMorton FeldmanPierre BoulezLuciano BerioLuigi NonoGyörgy LigetiLukas FossIannis XenakisBruno MadernaGalina UstvolskayaLeonard BernsteinBernd Alois ZimmermannAlberto GinasteraMilton BabbittHenri DutilleuxWitold LutosławskiBenjamin BrittenConlon NancarrowJohn CageGian Carlo MenottiPierre SchaefferSamuel BarberGrażyna BacewiczElliott CarterOlivier MessiaenDmitri ShostakovichGiacinto ScelsiMichael TippettLuigi DallapiccolaAram KhachaturianWilliam WaltonHarry PartchAlexander MosolovKurt WeillAaron CoplandSilvestre RevueltasCarlos ChávezFrancis PoulencGeorge GershwinHenry CowellVirgil ThomsonHoward HansonCarl OrffPaul HindemithAlois HábaDarius MilhaudKaikhosru Shapurji SorabjiArthur HoneggerSergei ProkofievBohuslav MartinůHeitor Villa-LobosLuigi RussoloAlban BergEdgard VarèseAnton WebernArnold BaxIgor StravinskyZoltán KodályKarol SzymanowskiPercy GraingerGeorges EnescuBéla BartókErnest BlochManuel de FallaMaurice RavelCharles IvesArnold SchoenbergGustav HolstRalph Vaughan WilliamsAlexander ZemlinskyAlbert RousselErik SatieJean SibeliusCarl NielsenRichard StraussFrederick DeliusClaude DebussyGustav MahlerLeoš Janáček

21st century/postmodern

Main articles: List of 21st-century classical composers and 21st-century classical music

See also