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Italian-American composer and librettist (1911-2007), creator of operas such as The Saint of Bleecker Street and The Consul. Signed photo, 8 x 10 inches, in excellent condition

Italian-American composer and librettist creator of operas such as The Saint of Bleecker Street and The Consul. Signed photo, 8 x 10 inches, in excellent condition

American conposer Samuel Barber (1910-1981). Some of his best-known works include the operas "Vanessa" and "Antony and Cleopatra," the "Adagio for Strings," "The School for Scandal" overture, and the "Medea" ballet.

American conposer Samuel Barber Some of his best-known works include the operas "Vanessa" and "Antony and Cleopatra," the "Adagio for Strings," "The School for Scandal" overture, and the "Medea" ballet.

Ottorino Respighi (1879–1936) Italian composer, musicologist & conductor. He is best known for his orchestral music, particularly the three Roman tone poems: Fountains of Rome (Fontane di Roma), Pines of Rome (I pini di Roma), & Roman Festivals (Feste romane). His musicological interest in 16th-, 17th- & 18th-century music led him to compose pieces based on the music of these periods. He also wrote a number of operas, the most famous of which is La fiamma, as well as piano music.

He is best known for his orchestral music, particularly the three Roman tone poems: "Fountains of Rome," "The Pines of Rome," and "Roman Festivals.

Italian Opera Composer Pietro Mascagni.  was an Italian composer most noted for his operas. His 1890 masterpiece Cavalleria rusticana caused one of the greatest sensations in opera history and single-handedly ushered in the Verismo movement in Italian dramatic music.

Pietro Mascagni was an Italian composer. His 1890 masterpiece Cavalleria rusticana caused one of the greatest sensations in opera history and single-handedly ushered in the Verismo movement in Italian dramatic music.

Henry Purcell (1659-1695) was an English organist and Baroque composer of secular and sacred music. Although Purcell incorporated Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions, his legacy was a uniquely English form of Baroque music. He is generally considered to be one of the greatest English composers; no other native-born English composer approached his fame until Edward Elgar.

English composer Henry Purcell Organist and Baroque composer of secular and sacred music.

Josef Strauss (1827–1870) Austrian composer. He joined the family orchestra, along with his brothers in the 1850s. His first published work was called "Die Ersten und Letzten". The waltz-loving Viennese were appreciative of his early compositions so he decided to continue in the family tradition of composing dance music. He was known as 'Pepi' by his family & close friends, & Johann once said of him: "Pepi is the more gifted of us two; I am merely the more popular..."

He joined the family orchestra, along with his brothers in the His first published work was called "Die Ersten und Letzten" for the Waltz-loving Viennese.

Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc (7 January 1899 – 30 January 1963)[1] was a French composer and a member of the French group Les Six. He composed solo piano music, chamber music, oratorio, choral music, opera, ballet music, and orchestral music. Critic Claude Rostand, in a July 1950 Paris-Presse article, coined the term "half monk, half thug" (translated by Ivry from "le moine et le voyou"), a phrase that would often be used to describe Poulenc

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Francis Poulenc was a French composer. He was a member of the famous Les Six, a group of 6 composers working in Paris

The great Greek composer Iannis Xenakis // no working left eye but still really awesome

Iannis Xenakis (May 1922 – February was a Greek composer, music theorist and architect. He is commonly recognized as one of the most important post-war avant-garde composers.

† Henri Rabaud (November 10, 1873 - September 11, 1949) French composer, conductor and  musicpedagogue, o.a. known from the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Henri Rabaud (November 1873 - September French composer, conductor and musicpedagogue, o. known from the Boston Symphony ORchestra.

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