People: Classical Innovators

October 08, 2007
by findingDulcinea Staff
You’ve no doubt heard of the “biggest” classical composers—Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, Brahms, to name five—and heard their works in television commercials, in films, on the radio and in the concert hall. But the world of classical music, a modern term that encompasses dozens of eras and movements, is more storied than those five names. This week People examines five other composers who contributed seminal works and ideas to their respective eras, including the Romantic and the Baroque. In many cases these composers paved the way for the big five, and their concepts and innovations deserve as much of an online exploration.


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