As a personal hobby, I try to write about a new composer each week. ( nothing major just a short 2 page bio ) it helps round my knowledge of classical music. I'm looking to expand to less known composers of the classical genre. Not necessarily unpopular per say, just composers with little to no knowledge about them. Suggestions would be great!

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it has little to nothing to do with music practice or music theory. This is music history, a topic excluded from our site. Perhaps MusicFans.SE might take the question. – user45266 Jun 1 at 20:06

Started by Robert Deemer, the Composer Diversity Database has quickly been established among the contemporary music community as the premiere compendium for learning about underrepresented composers.

Check out the Composer Diversity Database:


  • You're awesome! Thanks! – Adam Peters Jun 1 at 18:12
  • I just checked that website--it has a policy against accepting white male composers in general, which means it will have no records of obscure classical/Romantic-era music composers such as Ludwig Schuncke. – Dekkadeci Jun 2 at 12:23
  • “Classical” is the “genre”. I believe you are looking for “Classic” which was an era. The OP specified looking for composers who identified as working in the “classical” genre. Be that as it may, correct, they would not. Why not just use IMSLP? – jjmusicnotes Jun 2 at 14:06

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