Animated Faces of Most Famous 100 Classical Music Composers

New video I created by animating the faces of the most famous 100 Classical music composers. I felt a very strange connection with each composer as I saw their faces come alive. There were several on this list that I was not familiar with so I also spent a lot of time on Wikipedia learning more about many of them. I hope others have the same experience where, after seeing these classical composers come to life, they cannot help but learn more about each composer’s life and music.

I have several favorite animations in this group. My top favorites are #15 Franz Liszt, #19 Antonio Vivaldi, #22 Dmitri Shostakovich, #27 Claudio Monteverdi and my top favorite composer face animation of the whole group is #45 Christoph Willibald Gluck.

On the YouTube video description is a list of all the composers with links to the exact time they appear in the video. For the background music I used music from my album “Conrad Askland Piano Nocturnes” which I recorded back around 2003 or 2004. I really like the vibe of my piano nocturnes with the animated faces of these music composers. I get a feeling of nostalgia, retrospect and even a sense of wonder that transcends worldliness.

This video is a reflection of my own musical work, a mix of technology and classical art. I hope many people enjoy this video as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Classical Music Composers face animations in this video:

1. Ludwig van Beethoven – 1770-1827
2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – 1756-1791
3. Johann Sebastian Bach – 1685-1750
4. Richard Wagner – 1813-1883
5. Joseph Haydn – 1732-1809
6. Johannes Brahms – 1833-1897
7. Franz Schubert – 1797-1828
8. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky – 1840-1893
9. George Frideric Handel – 1685-1759
10. Igor Stravinsky – 1882-1971
11. Robert Schumann – 1810-1856
12. Frederic Chopin – 1810-1849
13. Felix Mendelssohn – 1809-1847
14. Claude Debussy – 1862-1918
15. Franz Liszt – 1811-1886
16. Antonín Dvořák – 1841-1904
17. Giuseppe Verdi – 1813-1901
18. Gustav Mahler – 1860-1911
19. Antonio Vivaldi – 1678-1741
20. Richard Strauss – 1864-1949
21. Serge Prokofiev – 1891-1953
22. Dmitri Shostakovich – 1906-1975
23. Béla Bartók – 1881-1945
24. Hector Berlioz – 1803-1869
25. Anton Bruckner – 1824-1896
26. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina – 1525-1594
27. Claudio Monteverdi – 1567-1643
28. Jean Sibelius – 1865-1957
29. Maurice Ravel – 1875-1937
30. Ralph Vaughan Williams – 1872-1958
31. Modest Mussorgsky – 1839-1881
32. Giacomo Puccini – 1858-1924
33. Henry Purcell – 1659-1695
34. Gioacchino Rossini – 1792-1868
35. Edward Elgar – 1857-1934
36. Sergei Rachmaninoff – 1873-1943
37. Camille Saint-Saëns – 1835-1921
38. Josquin Des Prez – c.1440-1521
39. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – 1844-1908
40. Carl Maria von Weber – 1786-1826
41. Jean-Philippe Rameau – 1683-1764
42. Jean-Baptiste Lully – 1632-1687
43. Gabriel Fauré – 1845-1924
44. Edvard Grieg – 1843-1907
45. Christoph Willibald Gluck – 1714-1787
46. Arnold Schoenberg – 1874-1951
47. Charles Ives – 1874-1954
48. Paul Hindemith – 1895-1963
49. Olivier Messiaen – 1908-1992
50. Aaron Copland – 1900-1990
51. Francois Couperin – 1668-1733
52. William Byrd – 1539-1623
53. Erik Satie – 1866-1925
54. Benjamin Britten – 1913-1976
55. Bedrick Smetana – 1824-1884
56. César Franck – 1822-1890
57. Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin – 1872-1915
58. Georges Bizet – 1838-1875
59. Domenico Scarlatti – 1685-1757
60. Georg Philipp Telemann – 1681-1767
61. Anton Webern – 1883-1945
62. Roland de Lassus – 1532-1594
63. George Gershwin – 1898-1937
64. Gaetano Donizetti – 1797-1848
65. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – 1714-1788
66. Archangelo Corelli – 1653-1713
67. Thomas Tallis – 1505-1585
68. Johann Strauss II – 1825-1899
69. Leos Janácek – 1854-1928
70. Guillaume de Machaut – 1300-1377
71. Alban Berg – 1885-1935
72. Alexander Borodin – 1833-1887
73. Vincenzo Bellini – 1801-1835
74. Charles Gounod – 1818-1893
75. Jules Massenet – 1842-1912
76. Francis Poulenc – 1899-1963
77. Giovanni Gabrieli – 1554-1612
78. Pérotin – 1160-1225
79. Heinrich Schütz – 1585-1672
80. John Cage – 1912-1992
81. Giovanni Battista Pergolesi – 1710-1736
82. John Dowland – 1563-1626
83. Gustav Holst – 1874-1934
84. Dietrich Buxtehude – 1637-1707
85. Ottorino Respighi – 1879-1936
86. Guillaume Dufay – 1400-1474
87. Hugo Wolf – 1860-1903
88. Carl Nielsen – 1865-1931
89. William Walton – 1902-1983
90. Darius Milhaud – 1892-1974
91. Orlando Gibbons – 1583-1625
92. Giacomo Meyerbeer – 1791-1864
93. Samuel Barber – 1910-1981
94. Tomás Luis de Victoria – 1549-1611
95. Léonin – 1135-1201
96. Manuel de Falla – 1876-1946
97. Hildegard von Bingen – 1098-1179
98. Mikhail Glinka – 1804-1857
99. Alexander Glazunov – 1865-1936
100. Don Carlo Gesualdo – 1566-1613

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