Classical Composers A-Z

Guess the names of classical music composers from A to Z based on their birth and death dates, nationality, and a distinguishable work.
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Birth
Death
Nationality
Example Work
Answer
A
1860
1909
Spanish
Iberia for piano
Isaac Albéniz
B
1770
1827
German
Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"
Ludwig van Beethoven
C
1810
1849
Polish
The Minute Waltz
Frédéric Chopin
D
1862
1918
French
Clair de Lune from Suite Bergamasque
Claude Debussy
E
1857
1934
British
The Enigma Variations
Edward Elgar
F
1926
1987
American
Rothko Chapel
Morton Feldman
G
1843
1907
Norwegian
Peer Gynt
Edvard Grieg
H
1732
1809
Austrian
Symphony No. 94, "Surprise"
Joseph Haydn
I
1874
1954
American
Central Park in the Dark
Charles Ives
J
1854
1928
Czech
Taras Bulba
Leoš Janáček
K
1903
1978
Armenian
Sabre Dance from Gayane
Aram Khachaturian
L
1811
1886
Hungarian
Transcendental Etudes
Franz Liszt
M
1756
1791
Austrian
The Magic Flute
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
N
1865
1931
Danish
Symphony No. 4, "The Inextinguishable"
Carl Nielsen
O
1895
1982
German
Carmina Burana
Carl Orff
P
1891
1953
Russian
Peter and the Wolf
Sergei Prokofiev
Q
1697
1773
German
Many pieces for flute
Johann Quantz
R
1875
1937
French
Boléro
Maurice Ravel
S
1797
1828
Austrian
Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished"
Franz Schubert
T
1840
1893
Russian
1812 Overture
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
U
1916
2006
Russian
Symphony No. 2, "True and Eternal Bliss"
Galina Ustvolskaya
V
1678
1741
Italian
The Four Seasons
Antonio Vivaldi
W
1813
1883
German
Der Ring des Nibelungen
Richard Wagner
X
1922
2001
Greek
Metastasis
Iannis Xenakis
Y
1858
1931
Belgian
Poème élégiaque for violin and orchestra
Eugène Ysaÿe
Z
1939
 
American
Symphony No. 4, "The Gardens"
Ellen Taffe Zwilich
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Level 79
Apr 16, 2021
Some of these were a real challenge! Glad to get some of the lesser known ones though.