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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.

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.

Franz Liszt: Mick Jagger of the 19th Century.

Franz Liszt

When I think about great composers of sacred music other names come to mind before I get to Franz Liszt (depicted here). And yet this Century Hungarian composer and pianist produced three large-scale settings of the Mass, two oratorios.

Portrait Of Christoph Willibald Gluck  Joseph Duplessis

Joseph Siffred Duplessis ~ French - - 1775 portrait of the composer Christoph Willibald von Gluck

Francesco  Geminiani  1687 - 1762

Francesco Geminiani 1687 - 1762

[10] Gavotte - Jean Baptiste Lully - Wikipedia (from Pièces à une et à deux violes 24. Rondeau)

Jean-Baptiste Lully: Louis XIV's favorite (only) ballet and opera composer. (With Baroque samples!

Alessandro  Scarlatti  :    Motets

Alessandro Scarlatti : Motets

Henry Purcell

English composer Henry Purcell Organist and Baroque composer of secular and sacred music.

“The final aim and reason of all music is nothing other than the glorification of God and the refreshment of the spirit.”  ― Johann Sebastian Bach

Johannes Sebastian Bach German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist & violinist of the Baroque period.

Mozart - 1763 Salzburg

Happy Birthday, Humanity! Mozart is born!

Anonymous portrait of the child Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, possibly by Pietro Antonio Lorenzoni; painted in 1763 on commission from Leopold Mozart.

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