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Music wouldn't be where and what it is today without the contribution of many talented and creative musicians and composers. Here you will find biographical information on the world's most notable and prolific musicians in history. Each musician is categorized under a specific era in music history. Read on and meet some of our greatest masters of music.

Middle Ages - During this period, musical notation began as well as the birth of polyphony. There is a remarkable continuity in musical styles categorized into monophonic and polyphonic styles.

Baroque Period- This era was a time of experimentation. The role of music in society continued to expand and there was growing awareness of national styles.

Classical- Musical context during this period was more on art and nature. Music had simpler textures, melodies and rational forms. The piano was a favorite instrument during this time.

Romantic Period - During this era, there was a marked change in the status of musicians. There was an increased interest in nature and the supernatural as well as nationalism and exoticism.

20th Century- This period experienced the advent of sound recording and the birth of a "World Music" culture. There was also a widening gap between the art and popular music.

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