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Famous Composers from Portugal

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List of notable or famous composers from Portugal, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Portugal and even some popular composers who immigrated to Portugal. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Portuguese 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 Portugal is included when available.

This list includes Joe Raposo, Pedro Camacho and more.

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

Use this list of renowned Portuguese 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. {#nodes}
  • António de Lima Fragoso (17 June 1897 – 13 October 1918) was a Portuguese composer and pianist....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 21 (1897-1918)
    • Birthplace: Cantanhede Municipality, Portugal
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain

    Barbara of Portugal

    Barbara of Portugal (Maria Madalena Bárbara Xavier Leonor Teresa Antónia Josefa; 4 December 1711 – 27 August 1758) was an Infanta of Portugal, and a Queen of Spain by marriage to Ferdinand VI of Spain....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 46 (1711-1758)
    • Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Carlos Paredes, ComSE, (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkaɾluʃ pɐˈɾedɨʃ]; 16 February 1925 – 23 July 2004) was a virtuoso Portuguese guitar player and composer, born in Coimbra. The son of the equally famous guitarist Artur Paredes, he is credited for popularising the Portuguese guitar to an international audience....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 79 (1925-2004)
    • Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal
  • Daniel Cardoso (born 28 March 1981) is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer. He was born in the south of Portugal, and is currently a member of British band Anathema. Daniel was also in Head Control System with Kristoffer Rygg and Leafblade with Danny Cavanagh.First known as the drummer in the band SiriuS, and with whom he released two records through the Norwegian label Nocturnal Art Productions (property of Tomas "Samoth" Haugen). In addition to his drumming, Daniel was responsible for all the orchestral compositions, synth performance, most of the bass guitar recordings as well as co-producing both albums. His experiences in SiriuS has helped Daniel develop a multi-angled...  more
    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Beja, Portugal, Portugal