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Famous People: Composers
These websites are about famous music composers throughout history. Learn about Bach, Beethoven, the Gershwin brothers, and other famous composers. There are games, sound clips, and video clips. Includes links to eThemes on various music topics.
Learn more about this famous conductor of the New York Philharmonic and composer of "West Side Story." Explore links that discuss his work as a conductor, educator, composer, and other areas of his life. NOTE: This site leads to social networking sites.
This site is devoted to British composer Gustav Holst. Click on "Compositions" to read about the different types of music he wrote. When available, click on the title of the piece to read about its inspiration. NOTE: This site includes a discussion forum.
Learn more about British 20th century composer Benjamin Britten from this music publisher site. "In Focus" describes his life and career in detail and "Work List" allows you to search for works through the different genres he composed.
Learn more about American composer John Williams, who is associated with his work in composing music for the films "Jaws," "Indiana Jones," "Star Wars," and "Harry Potter." NOTE: This site includes ads.
These websites are about musical instruments. Hear the sounds that different instruments make, read about unusual instruments, and play games. There are links to various eTheme Resources on music topics.
These websites are about various modern genres of music. Learn about jazz, country, rock and roll, mariachi music, and more. Some website include audio and video clips and interactive timelines. There are links to various eTheme Resources on music topics.