The Composers ClipArt gallery features 40 portraits of famous musical composers.

(1782-1781) French operatic composer

Daniel François Espirit Auber

(1782-1781) French operatic composer

(1685-1750) German musician.

Johann Sebastian Bach

(1685-1750) German musician.

A German composer and pianist. He is considered to have been the most crucial figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in classical music.

Ludwig van Beethoven

A German composer and pianist. He is considered to have been the most crucial figure in the transitional…

(1770-1827) German composer whose most famous works are his Fifth and Ninth symphonies and Moonlight Sonata.

Ludwig von Beethoven

(1770-1827) German composer whose most famous works are his Fifth and Ninth symphonies and Moonlight…

(1803-1869) A French Romantic composer best known for the <em>Symphonie fantastique</em> and <em>Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem)</em>.

Hector Berlioz

(1803-1869) A French Romantic composer best known for the Symphonie fantastique and Grande

A classical composer, and acknowledged as the first to write specifically for the piano.

Muzio Clementi

A classical composer, and acknowledged as the first to write specifically for the piano.

An Austrian pianist, composer and teacher. He is best remembered today for his books of etudes for the piano.

Carl Czerny

An Austrian pianist, composer and teacher. He is best remembered today for his books of etudes for the…

(1841-1904) Composer

Antonin Dvorak

(1841-1904) Composer

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18 November 1836 – 29 May 1911) was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for his fourteen comic operas produced in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan, of which the most famous include H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and one of the most frequently performed works in the history of musical theater, The Mikado.

Sir William Gilbert

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18 November 1836 – 29 May 1911) was an English dramatist, librettist,…

(1818-1893) French composer

Charels F. Gounod

(1818-1893) French composer

(1818-1893) French composer.

Charles Gounod

(1818-1893) French composer.

(1908-1989) Bandleader, pianist and composer in charge of many successful MGM movies such as Easter parade and An American in Paris

John R. Green

(1908-1989) Bandleader, pianist and composer in charge of many successful MGM movies such as Easter…

German composer.

George Frederick Handel

German composer.

(1685-1759) Handel was a musician and composer. His most famous work was "Atalanta."

George Frederick Handel

(1685-1759) Handel was a musician and composer. His most famous work was "Atalanta."

(1732-1809) Austrian composer known as the "father of the symphony and quartet."

Josef Haydn

(1732-1809) Austrian composer known as the "father of the symphony and quartet."

(1732-1809) Haydn was a celebrated German composer. His most famous works are "Orpheus and Eurydice;" "Creation;" "Seasons;" "Haydn's Farewell;" "Paradise Lost;" and "Seven Words of Our Saviour on the Cross."

Joseph Haydn

(1732-1809) Haydn was a celebrated German composer. His most famous works are "Orpheus and Eurydice;"…

A Franco-Flemish composer of the late Renaissance. He is considered to be the most famous and influential musician in Europe at the end of the 16th century.

Orlando di Lasso

A Franco-Flemish composer of the late Renaissance. He is considered to be the most famous and influential…

(1811-1886) Pianist and composer

Franz Liszt

(1811-1886) Pianist and composer

A pianist and composer, born in Rading, Hungary, Oct. 22, 1811; died in Baireuth, Oct. 31, 1886. He under took the study of music at the early age of six years, at nine attracted much attention by his skill on the pianoforte, and soon after secured means from several noblemen to study at Vienna a period of six years. In 1823 he began additional study at Paris, and two years later composed his first work, entitles "Don Sanche."

Franz Liszt

A pianist and composer, born in Rading, Hungary, Oct. 22, 1811; died in Baireuth, Oct. 31, 1886. He…

A German composer of the early Romantic period. he is often considered the greatest child prodigy after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Mendelssohn

A German composer of the early Romantic period. he is often considered the greatest child prodigy after…

A noted musical composer, born in Salzburg, Germany, Jan. 27, 1756; died Dec. 4, 1791.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

A noted musical composer, born in Salzburg, Germany, Jan. 27, 1756; died Dec. 4, 1791.

(1756-1791) German composer of the Classical era. Some of his most famous works are The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, Requiem, Twelfth Mass, and Ave Verum.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

(1756-1791) German composer of the Classical era. Some of his most famous works are The Marriage of…

A Polish composer most famous for Manru and Minuet.

Ignace Paderewski

A Polish composer most famous for Manru and Minuet.

A famous violinist, violist, guitarist and composer. He is considered the greatest violinist who ever lived.

Niccolo Paganini

A famous violinist, violist, guitarist and composer. He is considered the greatest violinist who ever…

A Baroque composer, is generally considered to be one of England's greatest composers.

Henry Purcell

A Baroque composer, is generally considered to be one of England's greatest composers.

A Baroque composer. He is generally considered to be one of England's greatest composers.

Henry Purcell

A Baroque composer. He is generally considered to be one of England's greatest composers.

An Italian musical composer who wrote more than 30 operas as well as sacred music and chamber music.

Gioachino Rossini

An Italian musical composer who wrote more than 30 operas as well as sacred music and chamber music.

A Baroque composer especially famous for his operas and chamber cantanas.

Alessandro Scarlatti

A Baroque composer especially famous for his operas and chamber cantanas.

An eminent German musical composer, born in Vienna, Austria, Jan. 31, 1797; died Nov. 19, 1828.

Franz Schubert

An eminent German musical composer, born in Vienna, Austria, Jan. 31, 1797; died Nov. 19, 1828.

A German composer and organist, generally regarded as the most important German composer. He wrote one of the first German operas.

Heinrich Shuetz

A German composer and organist, generally regarded as the most important German composer. He wrote one…

(1842-1900) English composer

Sir Arthur Sullivan

(1842-1900) English composer

Sir Sullivan was a British composer, famous for <em>Onward Christian Soldiers, In Memoriam, The Prodigal Son,</em> and <em>The Lost Chord.</em>

Sir Arthur Sullivan

Sir Sullivan was a British composer, famous for Onward Christian Soldiers, In Memoriam, The Prodigal

(1814-1901) Italian operatic composer

Giuseppe Verdi

(1814-1901) Italian operatic composer

Italian composer

Giuseppe Verdi

Italian composer

(1813-1901) Italian opera composer best known for Aida and Il Trovatore.

Giuseppe Verdi

(1813-1901) Italian opera composer best known for Aida and Il Trovatore.

A German composer and dramatist born in Leipzic, May 22, 1812, the youngest of nine children, died in Venice, feb. 13, 1883.

Richard Wagner

A German composer and dramatist born in Leipzic, May 22, 1812, the youngest of nine children, died in…

(1813-1883) German composer most famous for Rienzi and The Flying Dutchman.

Wilhelm Richard Wagner

(1813-1883) German composer most famous for Rienzi and The Flying Dutchman.

(1813-1883) German operatic composer

Wilhem Richard Wagner

(1813-1883) German operatic composer

(1813-1883) German operatic composer

Wilhem Richard Wagner

(1813-1883) German operatic composer

A musical composer, born near Lubeck, Germany, Dec. 18, 1786; died June 5, 1826.

Carl Weber

A musical composer, born near Lubeck, Germany, Dec. 18, 1786; died June 5, 1826.