Underrepresented Composers Database


In the music industry, composers create and write music for films, television shows, video games, and other multimedia projects. They also create new music for live performances and recordings. Composers typically work with a team of producers and musicians to create a finished product.

The composers listed below should have additional information about their lives and compositions included on these sites. Please contact me if you know of any places where one may discover biographical information or information on the earliest performances of any of these musicians. Any sources you recommend must have precise dates.

  • Adolf von Henselt
  • Alan Hovhaness
  • Alexander Vasil’yevich Mosolov
  • Alfons Diepenbrock
  • Alois Haba
  • Alvin Lucier
  • Alyeksandr Sergeyevich Dargomizhsky
  • Alyeksandr Vasilyevich Mosolov
  • Andrew Imbrie
  • Anthony Davis
  • Anthony Philip Heinrich
  • Antonio Francisco Javer
  • Antonio Francisco Javer José Soler Ramos
  • Arrigo Boito
  • Arthur Vincent Lourie
  • Augusta Browne
  • Benjamin Boretz
  • Bernard Rogers
  • Brian Ferneyhough
  • Carl Czerny
  • Carl Friedrich Abel
  • Carl Loewe
  • Carlos Gomes
  • Cecil Sharp
  • Cesar Antonovich Cui
  • Charles Dodge
  • Charles-Valentin Alkan
  • Christian Gottlob Neefe
  • Christian Wolff
  • Claude Champagne
  • Colin McPhee
  • Conlon Nancarrow
  • Cornelius Cardew
  • Dane Rudhyar
  • Daniel Gregory Mason
  • Daniel Read
  • Dmitri Stepanovich Bortnyansky
  • Donald Martino
  • Earle Brown
  • Easley Blackwood
  • Edgar Meyer
  • Edouard Lalo
  • Edward MacDowell
  • Emmanuel Chabrier
  • Felipe Pedrell
  • Florence Price
  • Florence Smith Price
  • Florent Schmitt
  • Florian Leopold Gassmann
  • Francesco Maria Veracini
  • Francisco López
  • Franz Xaver Richter
  • Frederic Anthony Rzewski
  • Frederic Rzewski
  • Frencesco Geminiani
  • Friedrich Kalkbrenner
  • Gaetano Latilla
  • Georg Anton Benda
  • Georg Christoph Wagenseil
  • Georg Joseph Vogler
  • Giovanni Battista Martini
  • Giovanni Battista Sammartini
  • Giovanni Battista Somis
  • Giuseppe Maria Cambini
  • Giuseppe Tartini
  • Gordon Binkerd
  • Gordon Mumma
  • Gottlieb Muffat
  • Granville Bantock
  • Gustave Charpentier
  • Gérard Grisey
  • Hans Abrahamsen
  • Henri Duparc
  • Henri Herz
  • Henri Pousseur
  • Henry D. Brant
  • Henry Gilbert
  • Hubert Howe
  • Ignaz Holzbauer
  • Irving Fine
  • Ivan Alyeksandrovich Vishnegradsky
  • J. K. Randall
  • James Carl Tenney
  • James K. Randall
  • James Paton Clarke
  • James Tenney
  • Jan Václav Vorísek
  • Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville
  • Jennifer Higdon
  • Joan Tower
  • Johann Abraham
  • Johann Abraham Peter Schulz
  • Johann Adam Hiller
  • Johann Christoph Graupner
  • Johann Friedrich Peter
  • Johann Georg Albrechtsberger
  • Johann Gottlieb Graun
  • Johann Joachim Quantz
  • Johann Mattheson
  • Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg
  • Johann Schenk
  • Johann Schobert
  • Johann Stamitz
  • Johanna Kinkel
  • John Antes
  • John C. Eaton
  • John Chowning
  • John Field
  • John Melby
  • John Stanley
  • John Zorn
  • Josef Matthias Hauer
  • Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges
  • Joseph Schwantner
  • José Soler Ramos
  • Julián Antonio Carrillo Trujillo
  • Karl Heinrich Graun
  • LaMonte Young
  • Larry Austin
  • Laurie Anderson
  • Leland C Smith
  • Leland C. Smith
  • Leon Kirchner
  • Lili Boulanger
  • Louise Bertin
  • Louise Farrenc
  • Louise Reichardt
  • Ludwig Spohr
  • Luigi Boccherini
  • Luigi Russolo
  • Marie Eugène Duparc
  • Mario Davidovsky
  • Maurice Greene
  • Max Neuhaus
  • Mel Powell
  • Michael Colgrass
  • Michael Haydn
  • Milton Babbitt
  • Morton Subotnick
  • Nicola Logroscino
  • Nicola Porpora
  • Nicolas Obouhow
  • Nikolai Andreyevich Roslavets
  • Olly Wilson
  • Pasquale Anfossi
  • Paul Dukas
  • Paul Lansky
  • Peter Cornelius
  • Peter Mennin
  • Peter Schulz
  • Peter Westergaard
  • Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny
  • Rinaldo di Capua
  • Robert Ashley
  • Robert Franz
  • Roberto Gerhard
  • Ruggero Leoncavallo Carl Loewe
  • Salvatore Martirano
  • Samuel Adler
  • Samuel Wesley
  • Sigismond Thalberg
  • Terry Riley
  • Thomas Pasatieri
  • Tommaso Traetta
  • Ton de Leeuw
  • Toshiro Mayuzumi
  • Umberto Giordano
  • Václav Tomásek
  • Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
  • Willem Pijper
  • William Albright
  • William Bergsma
  • William Billings
  • William Crotch
  • Yefim Golishev

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