Classical music composers archive

Welcome to Musicalics, the classical music composers archive. Here you can find information about more than 26 thousand composers and over 700 thousand compositions. There is also a large collection of geographical places connected to composers or classical music: the MusicAtlas.

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This website is a combination of the Classical Composers Database (; now disabled) and the extensive composers and compositions archive of Jean-Paul Giraudet, who compiled that in over 50 years. I am thankful to him that he allowed me to use that information here. I am also thankful to Ed Tervooren, who allowed me to publish his collection of MusicAtlas places.

Recently deceased composers

Jouni Kaipainen (1956) Monday, November 23, 2015
Nguyen Thien Dao (1940) Friday, November 20, 2015
Andrei Iakovlevich Echpai (1925) Sunday, November 8, 2015
Duncan Druce (1939) Monday, October 12, 2015
David Willcocks (1919) Thursday, September 17, 2015
Roger Smalley (1943) Tuesday, August 18, 2015
James Horner (1953) Monday, June 22, 2015
Gunther Schuller (1925) Sunday, June 21, 2015
Ernest Tomlinson (1924) Friday, June 12, 2015
Ornette Coleman (1930) Thursday, June 11, 2015
Mervyn Burtch (1929) Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Jack Body (1944) Sunday, May 10, 2015

Composer timeline

Latest news

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 11:53

The Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award, named after renowned Indian composer Pandit Hridaynath...

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 11:42

On 26 October the Royal Academy of Music has presented John Adams a Honorary Doctorate of the...

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 08:41

The 15th World Soundtrack Awards of the World Soundtrack Academy has elected Michael Giacchino...

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 08:59

For the first time in its history, the Life Achievement Award of the American Film Institute is...

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 09:43

On 8 October 2015 British composer Thomas Adès will receive the Léonie Sonning Music Prize. The...