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There are countless more composers than it is feasible to list here, but I've pulled together a 'starter list' of around 400 'acceptable' Artist (and thus Composer) tags -which are mentioned here because they happen to be composers whose works I have in my own personal music collection. The list will no doubt grow over time and shouldn't be considered 'definitive', but merely indicative of what 'correct' tagging by composer name should mostly look like. I mean, for example, that music by Mozart should be Artist-tagged 'Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart', not just 'Mozart' or 'Mozart, Wolfgang' or the countless other possible variations and permutations! Similarly, Britten's music gets tagged “Benjamin Britten”, not “Edward Benjamin Britten”, “Baron Britten of Aldeburgh” or anything else!!

Some explanatory footnotes are indicated against particular names, which appear in full at the end of the list.

As the mood and time takes me, I will try to attach biographical articles to many of these composer entries. Those composers who have such articles attached will appear in yellow text and appear underlined when hovered-over.

A

  • Aaron Copland
  • Adolph Weiss
  • Adolphe Adam
  • Adrian Willaert
  • Adriano Banchieri
  • Alan Hovhaness
  • Alan Rawsthorne
  • Alban Berg
  • Albert Ketelbey
  • Albert Roussel
  • Alessandro Stradella
  • Alessandro Striggio
  • Alexander Borodin
  • Alexander Glazunov
  • Alexander Goedicke
  • Alexander Scriabin
  • Alexander Zemlinsky
  • Alfred Schnittke
  • Alfredo Catalani
  • Alfredo Casella
  • Alonso Lobo
  • Alphonse Hasselmans
  • Alun Hoddinott
  • Amilcare Ponchielli
  • Anatol Liadov
  • Andrea Gabrieli
  • André Caplet
  • André Mathieu
  • Anthony Holborne
  • Antoine Brumel
  • Antoine Busnois
  • Anton Arensky
  • Anton Bruckner
  • Antonín Dvořák 1)
  • Antonio Caldara
  • Antonio Lotti
  • Antonio Rosetti
  • Antonio Salieri
  • Antonio Soler
  • Antonio Vivaldi
  • Anton Webern
  • Aram Ilich Khachaturian 2)
  • Arcangelo Corelli
  • Armand-Louis Couperin
  • Arnold Bax
  • Arnold Schönberg
  • Arrigo Boito
  • Arthur Benjamin
  • Arthur Bliss
  • Arthur Honegger
  • Arthur Sullivan
  • Arvo Pärt
  • Aulis Sallinen

B

  • Bedrich Smetana
  • Bela Bartok
  • Benedetto Marcello
  • Benjamin Godard
  • Bohuslav Martinů
  • Brenardo Storace
  • Brian Ferneyhough

C

  • Camille Saint-Saëns
  • Carl Maria von Weber
  • Carl Nielsen
  • Carl Orff
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
  • Carlo Gesualdo
  • Carlos Salzedo
  • César Franck
  • Charles Avison
  • Charles Gounod
  • Charles Hubert Parry
  • Charles Ives
  • Charles Valentin Alkan
  • Charles Villiers Stanford
  • Charles Wood
  • Charles-Marie Widor
  • Christian Cannabich
  • Christoph Demantius
  • Christopher Tye
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck
  • Claude Debussy
  • Claude Goudimel
  • Claudio Merulo
  • Claudio Monteverdi
  • Colin Mawby
  • Colin McPhee
  • Compilation 3)
  • Cristóbal de Morales
  • Cristofaro Caresana
  • Cyril Scott

D

  • Danny Elfman
  • Darius Milhaud
  • Diderik Buxtehude
  • Dmitri Bortnyansky
  • Dmitri Kabalevsky
  • Dmitri Shostakovich
  • Domenico Mazzocchi
  • Domenico Scarlatti
  • Dominic Muldowney
  • Donald Grantham

E

  • Edmund Rubbra
  • Edouard Lalo
  • Edvard Grieg
  • Edward Bairstow
  • Edward Chapman
  • Edward Elgar
  • Einar Englund
  • Elias Parish Alvars
  • Eliza Gilkyson
  • Elizabeth Poston
  • Elmer Bernstein
  • Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek
  • Engelbert Humperdinck
  • Eric Korngold
  • Erik Satie
  • Ernest Bloch
  • Ernest Chausson
  • Ernest Moeran
  • Eubie Blake
  • Euday L. Bowman 4)
  • Eugene Goossens
  • Eugène Ysaÿe
  • Eustache du Caurroy

F

  • Felix Mendelssohn
  • Fernando Obradors
  • Fernando Sor
  • Ferruccio Busoni
  • Flor Peeters
  • Francesco Cavalli
  • Francesco Cilea
  • Francesco Durante
  • Francesco Geminiani
  • Francesco Mancini
  • Francesco Maria Veracini
  • Francis Pilkington
  • Francis Poulenc
  • Francisco Tarrega
  • François Couperin
  • Frank Bridge
  • Franz Krommer
  • Franz Liszt
  • Franz Schubert
  • Franz Tunder
  • Franz von Suppé
  • Frederick Delius
  • Fryderyk Chopin

G

  • Gabriel Fauré
  • Gaetano Donizetti
  • Gaetano Veneziano
  • Georg Christoph Bach
  • Georg Christoph Wagenseil
  • Georg Matthais Monn
  • Georg Muffat
  • Georg Philipp Telemann
  • George Butterworth
  • George Frideric Handel
  • George Gershwin
  • George Kirbye
  • Georges Bizet
  • Georgs Pelecis
  • Gerald Finzi
  • Gerard Victory
  • Giacomo Antonio Perti
  • Giacomo Carissimi
  • Giacomo Puccini
  • Gian Carlo Menotti
  • Giles Farnaby
  • Gioacchino Rossini
  • Giovanni Bottesini
  • Giovanni Gabrieli
  • Giovanni Legrenzi
  • Giovanni Pergolesi
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
  • Girolamo Frescobaldi
  • Giuseppe Verdi
  • Graeme Koehne
  • Gregorio Allegri
  • Gregorio Lambranzi
  • Guillaume Dufay
  • Guillaume de Machaut
  • Gustav Holst
  • Gustav Mahler
  • György Ligetti

H

  • Hans Werner Henze
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Havergal Brian
  • Haydn Wood
  • Hector Berlioz
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 5)
  • Heinrich Schütz
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos
  • Henri Dumont
  • Henriette Renié
  • Henri Frémart
  • Henri Wieniawski
  • Henriette Renié
  • Henryk Górecki
  • Henry F. Gilbert
  • Henry Purcell
  • Henry Vieuxtemps
  • Herbert Howells
  • Hieronymous Praetorius
  • Hildegard von Bingen
  • Howard Goodall
  • Howard Shore
  • Hugo Wolf

I

  • Igor Stravinsky
  • Ildebrando Pizzetti
  • Irving Berlin

J

  • Jacob Obrecht
  • Jacques Ibert
  • Jakub Jan Ryba
  • James Horner
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka
  • Jean-Baptiste Lully
  • Jean-Féry Rebel
  • Jean Françaix
  • Jean Henry d'Anglebert
  • Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville
  • Jean Langlais
  • Jean Mouton
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau
  • Jean Pullois
  • Jean Sibelius
  • Joaquín Rodrigo
  • Johann Abraham Schmierer
  • Johann Bach
  • Johann Christian Bach
  • Johann Christoph Altnickol
  • Johann Christoph Bach
  • Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach 6)
  • Johannes Brahms
  • Johannes Ockeghem
  • Johann Friedrich Fasch
  • Johann Georg Albrechtsberger
  • Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
  • Johann Joseph Fux
  • Johann Kuhnau
  • Johann Michael Bach
  • Johann Michael Nicolai
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel
  • Johann Schobert
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • John Adams
  • John Alden Carpenter
  • John Bennet
  • John Bull
  • John Dowland
  • John Dunstable
  • John Farmer
  • John Field
  • John Foulds
  • John Gay
  • John Ireland
  • John Milton
  • John Parry
  • John Powell
  • John Rutter
  • John Sheppard
  • John Stainer
  • John Tavener
  • John Taverner
  • John Thomas
  • John Wilbye
  • John Williams
  • Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
  • Josef Suk
  • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
  • Joseph Canteloube
  • Joseph Haydn
  • José Serrano
  • Josquin Desprez
  • Juan Gutierrez de Padilla
  • Jules Massenet
  • Julius Reubke

K

  • Karl Amadeus Hartmann
  • Karl Goldmark
  • Karl Jenkins
  • Krzysztof Penderecki
  • Kurt Weill

L

  • Lennox Berkeley
  • Léo Delibes
  • Leonard Bernstein
  • Leopold Mozart
  • Leoš Janáček
  • Lodovico Viadana
  • Lord Berners 7)
  • Louis Couperin
  • Louis Vierne
  • Louis-Nicolas Clérambault
  • Loyset Compère
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Luigi Boccherini
  • Luigi Dallapiccola
  • Luis de Milán
  • Luys de Narváez
  • Lynn Palmer

M

  • Malcolm Arnold
  • Malcolm Williamson
  • Manuel Cardoso
  • Manuel de Falla
  • Marc-Antoine Charpentier
  • Marcel Dupré
  • Marcel Grandjany
  • Marcel Poot
  • Marcel Tournier
  • Marco Gioseppe Peranda
  • Marin Marais
  • Martin Peerson
  • Maurice Duruflé
  • Maurice Ravel
  • Max Bruch
  • Max Reger
  • Melchior Neusidler
  • Michael Haydn
  • Michael Praetorius
  • Michael Tippett
  • Michel Pignolet de Montéclair
  • Modest Mussorgsky
  • Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe 8)
  • Morton Feldman
  • Muzio Clementi

N

  • Ned Rorem
  • Niccolo Paganini
  • Nicolai Miaskovsky
  • Nikolai Medtner
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Nikolai Tcherepnin
  • Nikolaus Bruhns
  • Nino Rota

O

  • Olivier Messiaen
  • Orlando Di Lasso
  • Orlando Gibbons
  • Ottorino Respighi

P

  • P. D. Q. Bach 9)
  • Patrick Hadley
  • Paul Dukas
  • Paul Hindemith
  • Percy Grainger
  • Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
  • Peter Maxwell Davies
  • Peter Philips
  • Peter Sculthorpe
  • Peter Warlock
  • Peteris Vasks
  • Petrus de Domarto
  • Philip Glass
  • Philippe Verdelot
  • Pierre Attaingnant
  • Pierre Villette
  • Pietro Antonio Locatelli
  • Pietro Mascagni

R

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Rebecca Clarke
  • Reinhard Keiser
  • Reinhold Gliere
  • Richard Addinsell
  • Richard Farrant
  • Richard Rodney Bennett
  • Richard Runciman Terry
  • Richard Strauss
  • Richard Wagner
  • Robert Fayrfax
  • Robert Jones
  • Robert Parsons
  • Robert Saxton
  • Robert Schumann
  • Robert White
  • Rodion Shchedrin
  • Roger Quilter
  • Roger Sessions
  • Rued Langgaard

S

  • Samuel Barber
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
  • Samuel Scheidt
  • Saverio Mercadente
  • Scott Joplin
  • Sergei Prokofiev
  • Sergei Rachmaninov
  • Sergei Taneyev
  • Silvestro Ganassi
  • Sir John Blackwood McEwan 10)
  • Sophia Corri Dussek
  • Stephen Paulus
  • Stephen Tharp

T

  • Thoinot Arbeau
  • Thomas Arne
  • Thomas Morley
  • Thomas Tallis
  • Thomas Tomkins
  • Thomas Weelkes
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria
  • Tomaso Albinoni
  • Toru Takemitsu
  • Trish Clowes
  • Tylman Susato

U

  • Umberto Giordano

V

  • Valentin Silvestrov
  • Vassily Kalinnikov
  • Veljo Tormis
  • Vincent Lübeck
  • Vincenzo Bellini
  • Virgil Thomson
  • Vítězslav Novák

W

  • Walter Piston
  • Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
  • William Alwyn
  • William Bolcom
  • William Boyce
  • William Busch
  • William Byrd
  • William H. Harris 11)
  • William Herschel
  • William Mathias
  • William Mundy
  • William Russo
  • William Walton
  • Will Todd
  • Witold Lutoslawski
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Z

  • Zbigniew Preisner
  • Zoltan Kodaly

Footnotes


1) The diacriticals are… er, critical!
2) If you use 'Aram Khacturian', you are not wrong. But Last.FM will auto-translate that to Արամ Խաչատրյան, which is handy if you're Armenian, but annoying if you are not. I add the 'Ilich' patronymic to allow an English-language version of his name to appear in my track listings. However, I think the “Aram Khachaturian” version is actually correct and the three-word version is pedantically incorrect.
3) This is the 'catch-all' artist name to use when tagging one of those 'mood' CDs that has dozens of tracks that are each by different composers, but all related to some over-arching theme. Think 'Christmas Carols at Kings', for example. It would be madness to tag each track separately as a separate 'album', even though that's technically what's required by general classical tagging principles. Instead, keep all the tracks as part of one album and declare their composer to be “Compilation”. Think of it as classical music's “miscellaneous” or “other”.
4) Everyone I read says “Euday L. Bowman”, without spelling out “Louis”, so 'Euday Bowman' or 'Euday Louis Bowman' might be more 'correct', but 'Euday L. Bowman' seems to be more in common parlance.
5) One example of many where a proliferation of names seems appropriate to use, since Heinrich is not generally known by anything other than the complete set of names shown here! “Joseph Bodin de Boismortier” and “Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville” are other notable examples of the multi-name format being the correct one.
6) There were a lot of Bachs!
7) There are only two examples I can think of where including someone's title in the Composer tag is probably appropriate: Lord Berners and Sir John Blackwood McEwan, since no-one ever seems to mention their names without the title. If you wanted to strictly apply the rules, then, you'd have to refer to “John Blackwood McEwan”; but for Lord Berners it's more problematic. “Berners” would seem to be entirely too concise! So perhaps you'd need to run with “Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson”? It would be a name no-one else is ever going to be familiar with, at least! On the whole, I think “Lord Berners” is the more acceptable alternative.
8) Recent research suggests his first name was 'Jean', but no-one was sure of his first name until recently and there's still dispute about it. For centuries, he has been known simply as 'Mr. de Sainte-Colombe', and is recorded as such in The New Grove, so that's how I think he should be catalogued these days -though using 'Monsieur' for 'Mr', because …well, he was French!
9) PDQ Bach gets a mention here because I love him, even though he doesn't exist! I realise I should really catalogue him as Peter Schickele, but since I can never spell his name, let alone remember it, PDQ Bach is of more utility to me. Since he is entirely fictitious, it seems appropriate he's the only composer to be catalogued by initial rather than full first name (since he doesn't have one).
10) There are only two examples I can think of where including someone's title in the Composer tag is probably appropriate: Lord Berners and Sir John Blackwood McEwan, since no-one ever seems to mention their names without the title. If you wanted to strictly apply the rules, then, you'd have to refer to “John Blackwood McEwan”; but for Lord Berners it's more problematic. “Berners” would seem to be entirely too concise! So perhaps you'd need to run with “Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson”? It would be a name no-one else is ever going to be familiar with, at least! On the whole, I think “Lord Berners” is the more acceptable alternative.
11) I am not entirely clear why the “H.” is necessary for William Harris, but it seems to be in widespread and customary use by CD vendors. To be entirely consistent, “William Henry Harris” should probably be used.
wiki/music/composerlist.txt · Last modified: 2019/10/21 14:00 by dizwell