Bela Bartok (1881-1945) was a Hungarian composer and pianist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century. Through his collection and analytical study of folk music, he was one of the founders of ethnomusicology.
The German composer, pianist, and conductor Johannes Brahms was one of the most significant composers of the 19th C. His works combine the Romantic period with classical influences. Brahams composed early in life but he gained attention when he went on concert tour as accompanist to violinist Eduard Reményi. Alongside Anton Bruckner, Brahms was perhaps the major practitioner of the symphony during the latter half of the 19th C.; his works paved the way for others such as Mahler and…
Wilhelm Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas. Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works.
This man wrote The Wizard of Oz. :) L. Frank Baum (American author of children's books) They were considered fantasy novels he wrote over fifty five in total. His works predicted the t.v., laptop computers and cell phones. His most noted series of his Oz series, involving the land of Oz.
Alban Maria Johannes Berg (1885-1935), was an Austrian composer. He was a student of Arnold Schoenberg and belonged to the Second Viennese School. As they ventured into atonality and twelve-tone then, writing works linked to the expressionist aesthetic, but his music also has a sound that always evokes tonality, always evoking the romance, and a markedly dramatic slope. His three best known works are the Concerto for Violin and operas Wozzeck and Lulu.
Béla Bartók - (3/25/1881, Nagyszentmiklós, Hungary, d. 9/26/1945, New York) Composer, ethnomusicologist Bela Bartok was one of the most significant musicians of the twentieth century. He shared with his friend Zoltán Kodály, another leading Hungarian composer, a passion for ethnomusicology. His music was invigorated by the themes, modes, and rhythmic patterns of the Hungarian and other folk music traditions he studied.