Category Archives: Composers

Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert 31/01/1797 – 19/11/1828 was an amazing Austrian composer who died at the very young age of just 31. Despite his early years he produced a huge array of works including over 600 secular vocal works, seven complete symphonies, operas. sacred music and a large collection of piano and chamber music. On music-scores.com we have 127 arrangements… Read More »

George Gershwin – 26/09/1898 – 11/7/1937

George Gershwin was one of the most famous American composers of all time, writing mostly for musicals. However he combined many of his techniques in classical music with jazz and popular music. He was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1898, and mostly grew up in the Yiddish Theatre District (occasionally appearing as an extra). He didn’t have… Read More »

Haydn born on 31 March 2019 – 287 years ago

Joseph Haydn was born on this day 287 years ago!  He shares his birthday with JS Bach who was born 334 yrs ago. Background: Haydn was an Austrian composer of the Classical period. His parents were not musical and given Haydn’s potential musical gift they accepted an offer from a relative; Johann Matthias Frankh, a schoolmaster and choirmaster… Read More »