Born on January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a multi-instrumentalist who started playing in public at the age of 6. Over the years, Mozart aligned himself with a variety of variety of European venues and patrons, composing hundreds of works that included sonatas, symphonies, masses, concertos and operas, marked by vivid emotion and sophisticated textures.
03/21/1685 - Johann Sebastian Bach (1750) stands at the peak of the Baroque Era, and his music has had a profound influence on later composers. Although he composed a wide variety of works for many instruments, voices and combinations, his keyboard music (for Organ, Harpsichord and Clavichord) provides endless fascination for music lovers and students.
Antonin Dvorak was a Czech composer. Following the nationalist example of Bedřich Smetana, Dvořák frequently employed features of the folk music of Moravia and his native Bohemia (then parts of the Austrian Empire and now the Czech Republic). Dvořák's own style has been described as 'the fullest recreation of a national idiom with that of the symphonic tradition, absorbing folk influences and finding effective ways of using them'.
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897) The music of represents the furthest development of one strain of Nineteenth-Century Romanticism. Broadly speaking, one can distinguish five lines of development: the Beethoven-Mendelssohn-Schumann-Brahms; Liszt-Wagner-Bruckner-Strauss; folklore nationalism; Italian opera; and French, both operatic and symphonic.