Celebrating Classical Composers born in May
There are quite a few classical composers born in May. We’ve listed here some of the ones featured on music-scores.com. Read more about each one by clicking through to our blog posts.
Isaac Albéniz – 29 May 1860. Much of his work was based on Spanish folk music.
Michael Balfe – 15 May 1808. Particularly known for his operatic works.
Johannes Brahms – 7 May 1833. One of the masterful Three B’s.
Thomas Fats Waller – 21 May 1904. Famous jazz pianist and composer.
Gabriel Fauré – 12 May 1845. His music influenced many 20th century composers.
Louis Moreau Gottschalk – 8 May 1829. A pianist as well as a composer.
Marin Marais – 31 May 1656. A virtuoso of the viol.
Jules Massenet – 12 May 1842. An operatic composer during the Romantic era.
Erik Satie – 17 May 1866. With his own unique style.
Arthur Sullivan – 13 May 1842. Popular for his operettas with W.S. Gilbert.
Richard Wagner – 22 May 1813. One of the most controversial and influential composers.