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Music 100 - Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, & Romantic Composers

CD Collection

The CD collection in the Chalmer Davee Library is located in cabinets on the back wall of the AV Room (near the restrooms on the main level).

Since the CDs are organized by types of music (orchestral, solo instrumental, vocal, etc.), rather than by composer name or musical era, knowing which composers belong to specific eras can be helpful for finding CDs for your assignment. Use the lists on this page to browse for composers from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras (see below for finding Renaissance music).  


Baroque 1600-1760

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)

Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767)

Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713)

Henry Purcell (1659–1695)

Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757)

Johann Pachelbel (1653–1706)

Francois Couperin (1668 - 1773) 

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)

Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)


Classical 1730-1820

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Antonio Salieri (1750-1825)

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)

Muzio Clementi (1752-1832)

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)

Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805

Gioachino Rossini  (1792-1868)

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)


Early Romantic (born 1800-1819)

Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849)

Franz Liszt (1811–1886)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)

Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847)

Johann Strauss I (1804–1849)

Hector Berlioz (1803–1869)

Middle Romantic (born 1820-1839)

Anton Bruckner (1824–1896)

Bedřich Smetana (1824–1884)

Johann Strauss II (1825–1899)

Josef Strauss (1827–1870)

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)

Georges Bizet (1838–1875)

Late Romantic (born 1840-1859)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)

Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904)

Edvard Grieg (1843–1907)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908)

Leoš Janáček (1854–1928)

Edward Elgar (1857–1934)

Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924)

Romantic era/20th century transition (born 1860-1880)

Gustav Mahler (1860–1911)

Claude Debussy (1862–1918)

Richard Strauss (1864–1949)

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943)

Amy Beach (1867-1944)

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)