John Williams
John Williams

American film-score composer A celebrated and prolific film scorer, Williams exhibits in his works the influence of classical music and jazz. His scores not only reflect the action on the screen but also tie together plot elements.

Born: February 8, 1932; Flora Park, ...

Frederic Chopin
Frederic Chopin

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) – composer and performer.

He was born on February 22, 1810 near Warsaw. His musical talent, especially in improvisation, became obvious in childhood. While being study in college he took much time to music lessons. He was taught by Wo...

Yanni
Yanni

Greek New Age composer and keyboardist Yanni is largely responsible for popularizing the contemporary musical style known as New Age and remains identified with that genre, even as he dissociates himself with that label, preferring the more diverse and expansive "contemp...

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) – great Austrian composer and director. He was born in musical family in Salzburg on January 27, 1756. His musical talent became obvious in early childhood. His father taught him to play organ, violin and harpsichord. His family went ...

Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington

Ellington’s inexhaustible explorations of timbre, texture, and musical color in his compositions and arrangements gave jazz music an enduring refinement and elegance.

Born: April 29, 1899; Washington, D.C.

Died: May 24, 1974; New York, New York

<...