Classical composers – the November edition

I have broad, perhaps somewhat eclectic taste in music. Most of the genres outside what gets airplay on popular radio I stumbled upon by accident. Our culture doesn’t really expose young people en masse to much more than current popular music. And that’s a shame. So it feels like a good idea to do my bit to mitigate our cultural musical myopia.

Below are 30 works of classical music composed by artists born in November whose works I have enjoyed – one for each day of the month.


Johan Wagenaar - By Unknown - [1], Public Domain,
Johan Wagenaar (source)
Johan Wagenaar (Nov 1, 1862)

Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf (Nov 2, 1739)

Emīls Dārziņš (Nov 3, 1875)

Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov (Nov 4, 1912)

Louis-Gabriel Guillemain (Nov 5, 1705)

Arnold Bax (source)
Arnold Bax (source)


György Cziffra (Nov 5, 1921)

Jean-Baptiste Bréval (Nov 6, 1753)

Arnold Bax (Nov 8, 1883)

Henri Rabaud (10 November 1873)

Edward Joseph Collins (Nov 10, 1886)

Leopold Mozart
Leopold Mozart (source)

Andrea Zani (Nov 11, 1696)

Leopold Mozart (Nov 14, 1719) Father of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Johann Nepomuk Hummel (Nov 14, 1778)

William Herschel (Nov 15, 1738)

Ignacy Jan Paderewski By Anonymous -, Public Domain,
Ignacy Jan Paderewski (source)



Paul Hindemith (Nov 16, 1895)

Ignacy Jan Paderewski (Nov 18, 1860)

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (Nov 19, 1859)

Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg (Nov 21, 1718)

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach By Dr. Martin Falck-Leipzig : C. F. Kahnt Nachfolger, c1913. Printed in Leipzig by C. F. Kahnt (Publisher). A front page has a 1913 copyright notice and a 1919 printing year. The image is credited to P. Guelle taken from the original in the Royal Library, Berlin. - HathiTrust record for their copy of the book. Image is on front pages of book with no page number given.Perma Link to HathiTrust copy of book., PD-US,
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (source)


Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (Nov 22, 1710) Second child of J S Bach.

Howard A. Brockway (Nov 22, 1870)

Joaquín Rodrigo (Nov 22, 1901)

Fikret Amirov (Nov 22, 1922)

Manuel de Falla (Nov 23M, 1876) Spain put his image on the 1970 100-peseta.

Manuel de Falla on the Spanish Peseta
Manuel de Falla on the Spanish Peseta (source)
Franz Krommer
Franz Krommer (source)


Johan de Meij (Nov 23, 1953)

Ludovico Einaudi (Nov 23, 1955)

Virgil Thomson (Nov 25, 1896)

Franz Krommer (Nov 27, 1759)

Sir Julius Benedict
Sir Julius Benedict (source)


Julius Benedict (Nov 27, 1804)

Anton Rubinstein (Nov 28 1829)

Charles-Valentin Alkan (Nov 30, 1813)

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