Ludwig van Beethoven - German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers.
Béla Viktor János Bartók ( 1881 – 1945) was a Hungarian composer and pianist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century and is regarded, along with Liszt, as Hungary's greatest composer . Through his collection and analytical study of folk music, he was one of the founders of ethnomusicology.