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Composer Timelines


These timelines are available in different formats for viewing, printing or purchase.

Brazilian Composer Timeline in PDF format New!

Timeline in Poster Format

Classical Composers Poster

Timelines in Adobe Acrobat® and PostScript® Formats

The content is identical between the Acrobat and PostScript versions. The Acrobat® format is preferred as it is faster to download (much smaller file size) and easier to view and manipulate. You will need to download the Acrobat® viewer in order to view or print this format, however. PostScript® format files may be downloaded and printed directly on any system with PostScript® printer drivers already installed. Please consult your system administrator for specific instructions on how to print on your local system.

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          Timeline of Major Composers 1100-1700 (17K)
          Timeline of Major Composers 1600-Present (23K)

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       Timeline of Major Composers 1100-1700 (70K)
       Timeline of Major Composers 1600-Present (80K)

If you are located anywhere but the U.S., please take note of these special instructions for printing the PostScript® graphical timelines which may apply to your printer setup.

Timeline in Text Format

       Timeline of Major Composers

For more general information on composers, including biographies and recommended recordings, see the Master Composer Index.