Scott Joplin was known as the King of Ragtime, and is the most famous ragtime composer of all. His Maple Leaf Rag hit the sheet music charts, and he went on to compose many more including The Entertainer.
Glenn Miller ~ one of the famous Big Band Jazz musicians. He was more so apart of the Early stages of Big Band Jazz. Vibrato was big in this era, known as the original autotune! Big band started around the
Composer Ruth Crawford Seeger was the first woman to be awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in and as a pioneering woman composer, blazed a new unique path in the field by helping to bring classical music into modernity.
Franz Liszt was a virtuoso pianist and best known as a composer of piano works. In later life he took inspiration from writers and poets, pioneered the symphonic poem and new methods of thematic development. His most popular work is the Hungarian Rhapsody
Frédéric Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of French-Polish parentage. He is considered one of the great masters of Romantic music. For most of his life, Chopin suffered from poor health;
Sibelius, Jean December 1865 – 20 September was a Finnish composer whose music played an important role in the formation of the Finnish national identity. Why not listen to "Finlandia", "the "Karelia Suite" and The "Swan of Tuonela" to start with.