(1098-1179); her music is currently enjoying a revival of popularity. Wikipedia describes her as "a German magistra, monastic leader, mystic, author, musician, counselor, cosmologist, artist, healer, dramatist, linguist, naturalist, philosopher, poet, political consultant, prophet, visionary, and composer of music."
Wrote his first symphony at age eight - Symphony # 1 in E Flat Major
D. Aug 18th 2004 -- Won 1968 Oscar For Thoroughly Modern Millie. Composer for The Magnificent Seven, The Ten Commandments, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Man With The Golden Arm, Psycho and The Great Escape.
Influential German 20th century composer and pioneer of electronic music
Amahl and the Night Visitors; founder, the Spoleto Felstivals on two continents
D. Oct 1st 2007. Aged 79, British theme song composer (Are You Being Served?) and jazz musician, stroke.
1997 Songwriting team with Fred Ebb
1985 Musical comedy writing team with Alan Jay Lerner
Often referred to as the "Father of the Blues"; 1873-1958
Known particularly for military and patriotic marches, 1854-1932
Innovative and original, 1874-1954
Orchestral, solo piano, operas and Broadway musicals; 1898-1937
Noted for his serial and electronic music; b. 1916
Polish, November 12, age 76
American, b. 1946; inspired by Buddhism d. 2011
B. 1916; noted for serial and electronic music d. 2011
D.2012 - Wrote music for The Way We Were and A Chorus Line, adapted Scott Joplin's ragtime music for The Sting. Probably the only person to win an Oscar, Tony, Grammy, Emmy and a Pulitzer Prize.
Avant-garde composer, age 103
American composer (1900-1990)
Organ works as well as piano and orchestral works
Composer of popular music (1905-1986)
French composer, organist and ornithologist (1908-1992)
Work followed the tradition of Ravel, Debussy, 1916-2013
Sir John Tavener, British composer
Born John Barry Prendergast; English composer and conductor of renowned films including the scores for 11 of the James Bond films, "Dances with Wolves" and "Out of Africa"