Meet the Composers

Music scorePhotograph by *L*u*z*a*, available under a Creative Commons license

The composers highlighted here represent some of the major schools of song: German Romantic lieder, French modernism, and 20th-century English-language art song. Within the page dedicated to each composer are links to biographical information, online scores and multimedia, and suggestions for further reading and research.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951)

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Ned Rorem (1923- )

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-1953)

Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)