Books and Art: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750), German musician and composer playing the organ, circa 1725. From a print in the British Museum. Bach was a virtuoso organist, violinist, violist, harpsichordist and is today better known as a world renowned composer from the Baroque period of Western Classical Music. Admired by countless composers such as Mozart and Beethoven, Bach is described as one of the founding fathers of Classical Music.
Claude-Achille Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, one of the most prominent figures working within the field of impressionist music, intensely disliking the term when applied to his compositions. A crucial figure in the transition to the modern era in Western music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers.