Gustav Mahler was an Austrian composer and conductor, most famous for his monumental symphonies. His works show the influence of preceding Romantic composers, folk music, and hymns; in the works, he extended and broadened harmony, form, and orchestration. He said that all of his symphonies were “ni
Paul Dukas was from a French-Jewish family. He studied under Théodore Dubois and Ernest Guiraud at the Conservatoire de Paris, where he became friends with the composer Claude Debussy. After completing his studies Dukas found work as a music critic and orchestrator; he was unusually gifted in orches
Fanny Cäcilie Mendelssohn later Fanny Hensel, was a German pianist and composer, the sister of the composer Felix Mendelssohn and granddaughter of the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn.
Fanny Mendelssohn composed 466 pieces of music. Her compositions include a piano trio and several books of solo pia
Antonin Dvořák was a Czech composer, known primarily for his symphonies. His style combined Romanticism with folk influences, mainly from his homeland, but also from the Americas. He lived in the United States briefly from 1892-1895, directing the National Conservatory of New York and composing his