Passport of Composers

Welcome to my Passport of Composers from countries around the world. These are 24 composer profiles that I’ll be posting throughout the year. Combining my love of travel with my love of music, I’ve chosen a composer from each of the countries in which I have either lived or visited.

My plan is to profile two composers each month starting with a composer from my home country of the U.S. through my most recently visited (new to me) country of Morocco. Below is my list of composers. It’s not 100% carved in stone, but it’s pretty close! I’m still trying to figure out Morocco, but I have some time. If you have any suggestions, by all means – please share. In the meantime, enjoy!

  1. USA – David Sartor (b. 1956)
  2. Canada – John Estacio (b. 1966)
  3. France – Jean-Féry Rébel (1666-1747)
  4. Germany – Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
  5. Switzerland – Heinrich Sutermeister (1910-1995)
  6. Italy – Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
  7. Austria – Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739-1799)
  8. Monaco – Massimiliano Greco (b. 1967)
  9. Mexico – Manuel de Sumaya (1678-1755)
  10. Northern Ireland – Ian Wilson (b. 1964)
  11. Ireland – John Field (1782-1837)
  12. Bulgaria – Pancho Vladigerov (1899-1978)
  13. Egypt – Abu Bakr Khairat (1910-1963)
  14. Turkey – Ahmed Adnan Saygun (1907-1991)
  15. Greece – Nikos Skalkottas (1904-1949)
  16. Romania – Doina Rotaru (b. 1951)
  17. Hungary – Josef Joachim (1831-1907)
  18. England – William Byrd (1540-1623)
  19. Wales – Morfydd Owen (1891-1918)
  20. Scotland – William Marshall (1748-1833)
  21. Belgium – Gilles Binchois (1400-1460)
  22. Argentina – Carlos Gardel (1890-1935)
  23. Spain – Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)
  24. Morocco – TBD

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