Composer

A composer is a person who writes music.[1] The term is especially used to indicate composers of Western classical music,[2] or those who are composers by occupation.[3] Many composers are, or were, also skilled performers of music.

Portrait of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov composing at his desk, by Valentin Serov, 1898

In other contexts, the term 'composer' can refer to a literary writer,[4] or more rarely and generally, someone who combines pieces into a whole.[5]


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