The Great Composers
Your essential guide to all the great composers from Bach to Wagner
The 'great Bach' who inspired Haydn and Mozart
Dubbed by Voltaire 'our hero of the semiquavers', Rameau amazed and enchanted 18th-century French audiences. Why hasn't he achieved the public recognition he deserves?
Exploited as a child performer by his unprincipled father, Franck was a late developer when it came to composition, writing his most famous works a few years before his death.
Master of myth and melancholy