Famous Composers

Famous Composers Tell the Story of Their Lives In Music

Biographies of our famous composers are told in first-person as if they returned from the afterlife to tell us their life stories.


We write the biographies using credible, multiple sources so that they may be as accurate as possible. Note: When we quote the composer's exact words (in the guise of the composer speaking), we use quotation marks around those particular words.


We hope you will find this first-person format may give you a fresh perspective, and a warmer connection to your favorite composers.


Richard J. Chandler, MA, Composer & Editor for LeadingMusicians.com

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Bela Bartok, Composer

Bela Bartok: Composer, Pianist, Musicologist & Piano Teacher This biography of Bela Bartok is told in the first person as if Bartok returned from the afterlife to tell us the story of his life. Along with the help of the British writer, Aly Locatelli, I wrote this biography using multiple sources so it may be …

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