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

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
Ma Shui-Long (1939) Saturday, May 2, 2015
Ronald Senator (1926) Thursday, April 30, 2015
Ronald Stevenson (1928) Saturday, March 28, 2015
Roy Douglas (1907) Monday, March 23, 2015

Composer timeline

Latest news

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 16:36

On 10 September 2015 composer Meredith Monk has received the National Medal of Arts from US...

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 08:29

Over a century ago, in 1908, Igor Stravinsky composed a piece in memory of the then recently...

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 18:31

The 2015 Johannes Vermeer Prize, the Dutch State Prize for the arts, will be awarded to composer...

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 08:35

The Dutch composer and organist Peter Adriaansz has won the Matthijs Vermeulen Prize — the most...

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 10:31

On the occasion of her birthday, the queen of England has honored composers James MacMillan and...