Vocal Literature

French Composers

Hector Berlioz

1803 - 1869

Franz Liszt

1811 - 1893

Charles Gounod

1818 - 1893

Pauline Viardot

1821 - 1910

Cesar Franck

1822 - 1890

Camille Saint-Säens

1835 - 1921

Georges Bizet

1838 - 1875

Emmanuel Chabrier

1841 - 1894

Gabriel Fauré

1845 - 1924

Henri Duparc

1848 - 1933

Ernest Chausson

1855 - 1899

Cécile Chaminade

1857 - 1944

Claude Debussy

1862 - 1918

Erik Satie

1866 - 1925

Albert Roussel

1869 - 1937

Maurice Ravel

1875 - 1937

Nadia Boulanger

1887 - 1979

Darius Milhaud

1892 - 1974

Reynaldo Hahn

1894 - 1947

Francis Poulenc

1899 - 1963

Jacques Leguerney

1906 - 1997

Olivier Messiaen

1908 - 1992

English Composers

Frederick Delius

1862 - 1934

Ralph Vaughan Williams

1872 - 1958

Roger Quilter

1877 - 1953

John Ireland

1879 - 1962

George Butterworth

1885 - 1916

Gerald Finzi

1901 - 1956

Benjamin Britten

1913 - 1976

American Composers

Charles Ives

1874 - 1954

Charles Griffes

1884 - 1920

Virgil Thomson

1896 - 1989

John Duke

1899 - 1984

Aaron Copland

1900 - 1990

Samuel Barber

1910 - 1981

Leonard Bernstein

1918 - 1990

Ned Rorem

1923

Lee Hoiby

1926 - 2011

Dominick Argento

1927

Richard Hundley

1931

William Bolcom

1938

Ricky Ian Gordon

1956

Tom Cipullo

1960

World Events

French Second Republic

1848 - 1851

Return of Napoleonic Empire

1852

German Unification

1871

Paris Commune

1871

World War I

1914 - 1918

Russian Revolution

1917

World War II

1939 - 1945

Poets

Victor Hugo

1802 - 1885

Théophile Gautier

1811 - 1872

Charles Baudelaire

1821 - 1867

Thomas Hardy

1840 - 1928

Stéphane Mallarmé

1842 - 1898

Paul Verlaine

1844 - 1896

Guillaume Apollinaire

1880 - 1918

James Joyce

1882 - 1941

James Agee

1909 - 1935