Famous Composers from Belgium

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List of notable or famous composers from Belgium, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Belgium and even some popular composers who immigrated to Belgium. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Belgian composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from Belgium is included when available.

List people range from Django Reinhardt to François-Joseph Fétis.

This historic composers from Belgium list can help answer the questions "Who are some Belgian composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from Belgium?" These prominent composers of Belgium may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Belgian composers.

Use this list of renowned Belgian composers to discover some new composers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (24 items)
Adriaan Baussens is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Composers from Belgium
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Adriaan Baussens

Adriaan Baussens is a composer. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 39

Birthplace: Dendermonde, Belgium

Ben Haemhouts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Composers from Belgium
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Ben Haemhouts (born 1940) is a Belgian musician. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 47

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Brian Clifton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Composers from Belgium
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Brian Clifton is a retired English footballer who played at either inside-forward or half-back for Southampton and Grimsby Town in the 1950s and 1960s. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 84

Birthplace: Whitchurch, United Kingdom

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César Franck is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Composers from Belgium
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César-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-Hubert Franck was a composer, pianist, organist, and music teacher who worked in Paris during his adult life. He was born at Liège, in what is now Belgium. In that city he gave his first concerts in 1834. He studied privately in Paris from 1835, where his teachers included Anton Reicha. After a brief return to Belgium, and a disastrous reception to an early oratorio Ruth, he moved to Paris, where he married and embarked on a career as teacher and organist. He gained a reputation as a formidable improviser, and travelled widely in France to demonstrate new instruments built by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. In 1858 he became organist at Sainte-Clotilde, a position he ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 68 (1822-1890)

Birthplace: Liège, Belgium

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