Here is a list of Song composers.  More composers will be added and links to their websites.

 Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. 

  Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897.

  Bridge, Frank, 1879-1941.

  Carpenter, John Alden, 1876-1951. 

  Chabrier, Emmanuel, 1841-1894. 

  Chausson, Ernest, 1855-1899. 

  Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. 

  Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918.

  Delius, Frederick, 1862-1934.

  Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864.

  Faure, Gabriel, 1845-1924

  Griffes, Charles Tomlinson, 1884-1920.

  Ibert, Jacques, 1890-1962.

  Loeffler, Charles Martin, 1861-1935.

  Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911.

  Milhaud, Darius, 1892-1974.

  Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1781.

  Poulenc, Francis, 1899-1963.

  Quilter, Roger, 1877-1953.

  Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937.

  Respighi, Ottorino, 1879-1936.

  Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951.

  Schubert, Franz, 1797-1829.

  Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856.

  Sibelius, Jean, 1865-1957.

  Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949.

  Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958.

   Wolf, Hugo, 1860-1903.

 

Longer Composer list

  15th and 16th Centuries -- The Renaissance

Josquin DePrez (c.1440-1521)                     Giovanni Palestrina (c.1525-94)

William Byrd (1543-1623)                           Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Jacob Arcadelt (1505-1568)                          Carlo Gesualdo (1560-1613)

John Dowland (1563-1626)                          Giovanni Gabrieli (1554-1612)

 17th  Century   Baroque

 Henry Purcell (1659-95)                              Jean-Baptiste LuIly (1632-1687)

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)                      Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)                Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)

Georg Frideric Handel (1685-1759)           Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)

 18th  Century  Classical

 Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-87)        Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91)      Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)   Johann Joachim Quantz (1697-1773)

 19th  Century  Romantic

 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)          Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)                         Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)

Hector Berlioz (1803-69)                              Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)

Frédéric Chopin (1810-49)                          Robert Schumann (1810-56)

Franz Liszt (1811-86)                                    Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835)

Richard Wagner (1813-83)                          Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

César Franck (1822-90)                                Bedrich Smetana (1824-84)

Anton Bruckner (1824-96)                           Johann Strauss II (1825-99)

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)                          Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847)

Clara Schumann (1819-1896)                      Georges Bizet (1838-1875)

 Late  Romantic

 Johannes Brahms (1833-97)                         Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-81)                   Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-93)

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)                           Cesar Franck ( 1822-1890)

Charles Gounod (1818-1893)                     

 Post Romantic

Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904)                     Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

Leos Janácek (1854-1928)                            Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)                           Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857-1919)            Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

 Modern Romantic

 Richard Strauss (1864-1949)                        Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)                             Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)              

 Impressionist

 Claude Debussy (1862-1918)                      Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Henri Duparc (1848-1933)                           Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947)

Erik Satie (1866-1925)                                  Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)

 

20th  Century Contemporary

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)                 Béla Bartók (1881-1945)

Amy Beach (1867-1944)                               Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Anton Webern (1883-1945)                         Alban Berg (1885-1935)

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)                      Charles Ives (1874-1954)

George Gershwin (1898-1937)                    Scott Joplin (1868-1917)

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-75)                   Olivier Messiaen (1908-92)

Benjamin Britten (1913-76)                          Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928- )

Duke Ellington (1899-1974)                        Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)                     Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)                          Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

György Ligeti (1923- )                                 Pierre Boulez (1925- )

George Crumb (1929- )

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