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Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Daron Hagen, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1961- ) Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Earle Hagen, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
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Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Alexei Haieff, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1914-1994) Although his music never achieved much popularity it was played by major ensembles and he won significant awards among which were Guggenheim fellowships in 1946 and 1949, and a prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1946. He was a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome from 1947-48 and was composer-in-residence there in 1952-53.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Uzeyir Hajibeyov, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Azerbaijani composer Uzeyir Hajibeyov (1885-1948) is recognized as the single greatest force for change and synthesis in the music of his nation. He blended old and new, East and West, lived a passionate patriot yet without trouble under Soviet control.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jacques Fromental Halévy, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1799-1862)
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Greg Hall, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer Gregory Hall (1959-) actively works in both classical and electro-acoustic composition.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Adam de la Halle, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Adam de la Halle (1245- c.1287) was a French trouvère poet and composer. His "Le Jeu de Robin et de Marion" led to the birth of opèra comique.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Haflidi Hallgrímsson, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Contemporary Icelandic composer Haflidi Hallgrímsson was born in 1941, and studied in Rome and the United Kingdom. Though he held the position of Principal Cellist with the Scottish Symphony Orchestra, since 1983 he has turned increasingly to composition.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Asger Hamerik, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Born in Denmark, Asger Hamerik (1843-1923) spent many years as an educator in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He wrote both symphonic and chamber works.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of George Frederic Handel, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Popularly considered Britain's greatest composer, George Frederic Handel (Georg Friedrich Händel, 1685-1759) was born in Germany, studied in Italy, and moved to England in 1710, where he stayed for the rest of his life. He made his name in opera, but when public interest in his work began to wane, he turned to the composition of oratorios. "Messiah", composed in 1741, is his most famous work.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Ron Hannah, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Canadian composer (1945- )
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Charles-Louis Hanon, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Frenchman Charles-Louis Hanon (1819-1900) created many educational works for piano.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jan Erik Hansen, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Danish composer Jan Erik Hansen (1949-) was born and lives in Denmark. He writes sacred and secular music, including a Stabat Mater and his Tribute to Martin Luther King.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Howard Hanson, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Born in 1896 in Wahoo, Nebraska of Swedish descent, he was the first American composer to win the Prix de Rome. An ardent supporter of American music, he won the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1944 for his Symphony no. 4, op. 34. He was the director of the Eastman School of Music from 1924 to 1964. He died in Rochester , New York, in 1981.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of John Harbison, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
1987 Pulitzer Prize winning American composer. Born in 1938, he has written both instrumental and vocal music, including chamber music, symphonic music, cantata, and opera.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of David Harris, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Australian David Harris (19??-) has composed in everything from extreme Minimalism to full, expressive Romanticism. Of his works, many know him best for his Compossible series.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Roy Harris, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Born in Oklahoma in 1898 this American composer and educator was best known for his Third Symphony (1939). He died in 1979.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Lou Harrison, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Born in Portland, Oregon, in 1917, this composer has shown a strong interest in music of the Pacific Rim, particularly gamelan music. He died suddenly on 2/2/2003 while on the way to a festival of his music at Ohio State University.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
J.P.E. Hartmann (1805-1900) was a central figure in Danish music of the 19th century, holding positions as organist, court composer to the Danish Royal Family, and director of the Royal Academy of Music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Johann Adolph Hasse, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Best known for his operas, German composer Johann Adolph Hasse (1699-1783) also composed a quantity of church music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Hans Leo Hassler, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German Renaissance composer Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612) studied in Venice, where he met Gabrieli. He held church and secular positions in Augsburg and Nuremberg, his home town.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Thomas Hastings, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer Thomas Hastings (1784-1841) is most known for hymns and other religious music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Franz Joseph Haydn, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) is popularly known as the "Father of the Symphony". Much of his life was spent in the service of the Esterházy princes; his many instrumental and sacred works are considered the foundation of the Viennese school of composition.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Johann Michael Haydn, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Austrian Classical composer Johann Michael Haydn (1737-1806) was the younger brother of Franz Joseph Haydn. Best known as a composer of sacred works, he spent most of his working life in Salzburg.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jake Heggie, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1961- )
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Johann David Heinichen, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
The life of German composer Johann David Heinichen (1683-1729) centers around the three great Baroque cities of Leipzig, Venice and Dresden. In addition to music, he wrote an important treatise on figured bass accompaniment.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Anthony Heinrich, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Bohemian born Romantic composer, violinist, and pianist Anthony Heinrich (1781-1861) found himself stranded in the United States after losing his fortune due to the Napoleanic Wars. Other travels and trials broadened his musical perspective and his output was immense.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Peter Heise, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Danish composer Peter Heise (1830-1879) is best known for the composition of hundreds of "romances" (i.e., Danish Lieder) and the opera "Drot og Marsk" (King and Marshal).
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Stephen Heller, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Stephen Heller (1813-1888) was born in Hungary but made his career in Paris. He wrote a great quantity of piano music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Victor Hely-Hutchinson, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
South African-born composer Christian Victor Hely-Hutchinson (1901-1947), after conquering his childhood temper, became an outstanding pianist as well as accompanist, orchestrator, academic, reviewer, administrator, and conductor. Despite his early death, due to pneumonia, he left behind over 150 works. He spent his later years busy with many projects, including the directorship of music for the BBC.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Adolf von Henselt, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1814-1889)
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Hans-Werner Henze, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German composer, born in 1926, known particularly for his symphonic works and his operas. Many of his compositions are politically oriented.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Ferdinand Hérold, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French composer Ferdinand Hérold (1791-1833) made his name as a composer of opéra comique in Paris.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Bernard Herrmann, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer and conductor Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975) is considered by some to be the single greatest film composer ever. While others might argue, few besides him have had videos made about their work (Music for the Movies: Bernard Herrmann). His list of memorable scores began with Orson Welles' radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, leading to one of the most lauded movies of all time, 1941's Citizen Kane. It includes Hitchcock movies such as Psycho, Vertigo, and North by Northwest, as well as Hitchcock's television series. Other films include The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, the original Cape Fear, and Taxi Driver. He scored dozens of other movies, and numerous television series and specials, including The Twilight Zone and Lost in Space.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Johann Wilhelm Hertel, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1727-1789)
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Alfred Hill, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Australian composer Alfred Hill (1870-1960) studied in Leipzig. His ten numbered symphonies have suggested to some the work of a latter-day Australian Dvorák.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Anders Hillborg, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Swedish composer Anders Hillborg was born in Stockholm in 1954. He has been a free-lance composer since 1982, occasionally teaching, including at the Music Academy in Malmö. Honors include the Christ Johnson Music Award in 1991 and the 1995 Composer of the Year.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Ferdinand Hiller, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1811-1885) German composer, pianist and conductor. Wrote 6 operas; 2 oratorios; 3 symphonies; 3 piano concertos; violin concerto; cantatas; chamber music; and piano pieces.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Johann Adam Hiller, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1728-1804) Although he had been principally involved with instrumental music for many years, in 1766 he teamed up with Christian Felix Weisse to write the first full-blown Singspiel. After the success of the first one, many more followed.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of the elder John Hilton, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English organist, composer, and madrigalist John Hilton (c. 1560-1608) is the likely father of the same-named composer/organist/lutenist who died in 1657.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of the younger John Hilton, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer, organist, and lutenist John Hilton the Younger (1599-1657) is assumed to be son of the John Hilton who died in 1608. From 1635 onward, history records him as lutenist to King Charles I.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Paul Hindemith, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German composer Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) is considered one of the fathers of musical modernism. Forced by the Nazis to leave Germany, Hindemith eventually settled in the United States, where he taught at Yale University.

Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Joe Hisaishi, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.

Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi (1950-) has scored many films including several by directors Hayao Miyazaki and Takeshi Kitano. He has also released solo albums and performed concerts in a wide range of genres.

Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Franz Anton Hoffmeister, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1754-1812) A well respected Vienese composer, he wrote operas, symphonies, concertos, and chamber music. He is best known today for publishing much music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Gerard Hoffnung, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German cartoonist, caricaturist, musician, broadcaster, raconteur, lecturer, prison visitor, and commissioner of compositions Gerard Hoffnung (1925-1959) went from schoolboy refugee in London to displaying a dizzying array of talents in his brief life. Whether or not Hoffnung actually wrote music, his influence generated a series of wildly successful comic concerts.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Lee Hoiby, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1926- )
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Joseph Holbrooke, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer and conductor Joseph (Josef) Holbrooke (1878-1958) wrote a number of operas and symphonic works.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Karl Höller, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German composer Karl Höller (1907-1987) was also a teacher and academic administrator.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Vagn Holmboe, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Vagn Holmboe was a Danish composer (1909-1996) who produced music in a variety of genres.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Augusta Holmès, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French composer Augusta Holmès (1847-1903) was a student of Franck. She composed operas, symphonic works and a large number of songs.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Gustav Holst, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Though possessing a Germanic name, Gustav Holst (1874-1934) was born, lived and died in England. Holst is best known for his orchestral suite, "The Planets".
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Bo Holton, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Contemporary Danish conductor and composer of more than 100 works.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Arthur Honegger, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Contemporary French Composer. (1892 - 1955) Member of Les Six.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of James Hook, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
James Hook (1746-1827) was an English organist, teacher and composer. He composed over 2,000 songs and also wrote several operas.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of James Horner, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer James Horner (1953-) studied at the Royal College of Music in London, England, the University of Southern California, and the University of California, Los Angeles. His film career took off with 1982's soundtrack for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. He won Oscars and Golden Globes for original score and song with Titanic and was nominated several other times. Horner received Grammy Awards for Titanic, Glory, and The Untouchables.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Alan Hovhaness, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Alan Vaness Chakmakjian, born in Somerville, Massachusetts in 1911 took the name Hovhaness to honor a grandfather. He was internationally known as one of the 20th Century's most prolific composers. He died in Seattle Washington on June 21, 2000.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of James Howard, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer James Newton Howard (1951-) had a pop music career as keyboard artist before moving to near full-time work as a film composer in 1985. Among the bands and artists with whom he worked, TOTO and Elton John remain among his high points.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Herbert Howells, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
British composer Herbert Howells (1892-1983) is best known for his sacred choral music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Johann Nepomuk Hummel, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Austrian (also German, Hungarian, and Slovak) composer and pianist Johann (Jan) Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) was a pupil of Mozart and succeeded Haydn as Konzertmeister for the Esterházy family. His output includes a number of piano concertos and other works.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Engelbert Humperdinck, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Although German Romantic composer Englebert Humperdinck (1854-1921) held various teaching positions, he is best known for his opera "Hansel and Gretel".
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Karel Husa, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Composer and conductor Karel Husa was born in Czechoslovakia in 1921 and became an American citizen in 1959. His "String Quartet No. 3" received the 1969 Pulitzer Prize.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Brenda Hutchinson, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
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Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Stewart Hylton Edwards, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer Stewart Hylton Edwards (1924-1987) packed several careers into one brief life: He was music teacher, soldier, music writer and broadcaster, and businessman. From England through South Africa and Canada and finally to Trinidad he moved, composing and otherwise working at each stop. Just as it seemed that he was ready to make full impact on the world of classical music, he electrocuted himself by running an electric lawn mower across its power cord.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Erik Højsgaard, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Danish composer (1954-)
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