Giacomo Puccini December 29 November My favorite piece of his is "Nessun Dorma," an aria from the final act of his opera "Turandot," and is one of the best-known tenor arias in all opera. --From Wikipedia.
Wilhelm Richard Wagner May 1813 – 13 February was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas. Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works.
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky 17 June [O. 5 June] 1882 – 6 April was a Russian, and later French and American composer, pianist and conductor. He is widely considered to be one of the most important and influential composers of the century.
Chopin, only known photo. Frédéric François Chopin (born 22 February or 1 March 1810 in Żelazowa Wolain ,Duchy of Warsaw – died 17 October 1849 in Paris, probably of tuberculosis.) born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin,was a Romantic-era Polish composer.
John Stainer (1840 – 1901) was an English composer and organist whose music, though not generally much performed today (with the exception of The Crucifixion, still heard at Passiontide in many Protestant churches of the former British Empire), was very popular during his lifetime. His work as choir trainer and organist set standards for Anglican church music which are still influential.