Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern (16441704) was a Bohemian-Austrian composer and violinist. Born in the small Bohemian town of Wartenberg (Stráž pod Ralskem), Biber worked at Graz and Kroměříž before he illegally left his Kroměříž employer (Prince-Bishop Carl Liechtenstein-Castelcorno) and settled in Salzburg. He remained there for the rest of his life, publishing much of his music but apparently seldom, if ever, giving concert tours.
Tomaso Albinoni (1671–1751). Born in Venice, Tomaso Albinoni was the eldest son of a wealthy paper merchant who owned several shops in Venice. It is not known who Albinoni’s teachers were—though Legrenzi’s name has been suggested—but we do know that Tomaso took both violin and singing lessons.
Пётр Ильич Чайковский, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky(1840-1893) was a Russian composer. He wrote some of the world’s most popular concert and theatrical music in the current classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the 1812 Overture, his First Piano Concerto, several symphonies, and the opera Eugene Onegin Tchaikovsky's ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU8WErjGwR4&list=PLuRDMPvDlKTC_ju2NgUvfcNyV4Ugm3sMY http://www.last.fm/music/Pyotr+Ilyich+Tchaikovsky
Bela Bartok, a native Transylvanian, and his friend Zoltan Kodaly were two of the top classical composers of their generation, and prior to WWI traveled the Carpathian mountains for years collecting the folk music of the local gypsy tribes.