that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
~ Aldous Huxley
Purandara Dasa (1480 - 1564) is known as the father (Pitamaha) of Carnatic music due to his pioneering contributions to that form of Indian classical music. Purandara Dasa is renowned for formulating the basic lessons of Carnatic music.
Bharat Ratna shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan.
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Tansen (1506? - 1586?) is considered among the greatest composer-musicians in Hindustani classical music.
Tyagaraja (1759? - 1847), Muthuswamy Dikshitar (1776 - 1827) and Shyama Shastry (1762 - 1827) are regarded as the Trinity of Carnatic Classical Music.
Austrian composer Franz Schubert
Polish composer Frederic Chopin.
Hungarian composer Franz Liszt
Austrian composer Arnold Schonberg
Italian Opera composer Giuseppe Verdi
Russian composer P.I. Tchaikovsky
German composer Johannes Brahms
German composers G.F. Handel and J.S. Bach
German composer Ludwig van Beethoven
Austrian composer Wolfgang Mozart