32. Gustav Mahler
Mahler is known for his songs, cantatas and symphonies which he wrote in several keys. Some of his works require a huge orchestra, for example, the "Eighth Symphony in E flat" also called the Symphony of A Thousand.
Prolific composer of the Romantic period, He was a piano and violin virtuoso. Some of his most notable compositions are "A Midsummer Night's Dream Opus 21," "Italian Symphony" and "Wedding March."More »
Composer of the Romantic period known for the "grand operas." A grand opera refers to the type of opera which emerged in Paris during the 19th century. It's an opera of a larger scale, from the flamboyant costumes to the choruses; it also includes ballet. An example of this type is Robert le Diable (Robert the Devil) by Giacomo Meyerbeer.More »
One of the composers who helped develop and define the operetta. He composed over 100 stage works among them are "Orphée aux enfers" and "Les Contes d’Hoffmann" which was left unfinished when he died. The "Can-Can" from "Orphée aux enfers" remains very popular; it has been performed many times and used in several films including "Ice Princess" and "Stardust."More »
Italian composer known for his operas, specifically his opera buffa. He created over 30 operas among them are "The Barber of Seville" which premiered in 1816 and "William Tell" which premiered in 1829. Aside from playing different musical instruments such as the harpsichord, horn and violin, Rossini could also sing and loved to cook.More »