Dance

There exists evidence of the use of music as a means to accompany dance in ancient times and throughout all recorded history. In Western academic music tradition, the composition of dance pieces and the establishment of dance forms is usually the outcome of the mutual influence that academic and popular music have on each other. The result is that sometimes a dance form will acquire a level of complexity and musical detail that may render some expressions of it as unable to actually accompany the activity of dance. In other words: Western classical music often takes popular dance forms and, using their formal structure and musical language as a basis, creates pieces meant for a sitting audience. Many of these musical expressions are of a nationalistic nature.

Composers

Addison P. Wyman Adolfo Zabala Adolphe Fischer Adrien Barthe Agathe Backer-Grøndahl Agustin Barrios Mangore Alain Lefébure Alba Rosa Viëtor Albert Ketèlbey Alberto Cotó Albertsberger Albion Percy Alderson Aleksandr Glazunov Aleksandr Taneyev Aleksey Yanshinov Alessandro Favier Alexander Borodin Alexander Scriabin Alexander von Zemlinsky Alexandre Bernn Alexis de Castillon Alfonso Ferrabosco Jr. Alfred Cottin Alfredo Barili Alfredo Carrasco Alfredo D'Ambrosio Allen Dodworth Alonzo Judson Abbey Amanda Maier Amy Marcy Beach Anatoly Lyadov Angheluș Dinicu Anna von Buttlar-Stubenberg Anthony Holborne Anton Diabelli Antonín Dvořák António Fragoso Artem Andreasyan Arthur Foote Arthur Henry Brown Arthur Honegger Arthur L. Brown August Bournonville Auguste Brandt, G. Auguste Dupont Balthasar Fritsch Bedřich Smetana Béla Bartók Bernard Franklin Bert R. Anthony Bob Alden Bohuslav Martinů Caecile Camille Saint-Saëns Carl Bohm Carl Chesneau Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf Carl Gottlieb Reissiger Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke Carl Maria von Weber Carl Tausig Carl Venth Catharinus Elling Cecil Walters Cécile Chaminade César Cui César Franck Charles Dancla Charles Zeuner Charles Balmer Charles Coleman Charles d' Albert Charles Delioux Charles Drumheller Charles Fradel Charles Villiers Stanford Charles Voss Charles Wels Charles Wood Charles-Valentin Alkan Christoph Bach Christoph Demantius Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse Christoph Graupner Claude Debussy Claudio Monteverdi Claudius Blanc Clifton Worsley Coloman Chován Dámaso Zabalza Daniel Léo Simpson David Braham Dionisio Aguado y García
Domenico Gabrielli Édouard Broustet Eduardo Boccalari Edvard Grieg Edward Little White Edward Wittich Elias Nikolaus Ammerbach Emanuel Adriaenssen Emanuel Moór Emil Kreuz Émile Forgues Émile Waldteufel Emmanuel Chabrier Enrique Granados Erik Satie Ernest Bucalossi Ernest Chausson Ernesto Medina Elorduy Esprit Philippe Chédeville Eugène Ysaÿe Federico Guzmán Frías Ferdinand Hummel Fernando Callejo Fernando Ferrandiere Fernando Sor Ferruccio Busoni Fidelis Zitterbart Jr. Florent Schmitt Floyd Willis Francesco Barsanti Francesco Durante Francisco Tárrega François de Chancy François Joseph Dizi François Viger Frank Adlam Frank Bridge Frank P. Atherton Frank Zintl František Alois Drdla František Cerný František Ondříček Franz Behr Franz Joseph Haydn Franz Liszt Franz Schreker Franz Schubert Fred Ahlert Frédéric Chopin Frederic Hymen Cowen Frederick Delius Friedrich Kuhlau Friedrich Wieck Fritz Kreisler G. Weingarten Gabriel Malancioiu Gabriel Verdalle Gasparo Zanetti Georg Böhm Georg Friedrich Händel Georg Goltermann Georg Matzka George Frederick Bristow George Gershwin George L. Cobb Georges Bachmann Georges Hüe Giacomo Meyerbeer Giles Farnaby Gioachino Antonio Rossini Giovanni Battista Dalla Gostena Giovanni Battista degli Antonii Giovanni Battista Fontana Giovanni Bononcini Giovanni Cavaccio Giulio Briccialdi Giulio Cesare Barbetta Giuseppe Colombi Grenville Dean Wilson Guglielmo Ebreo Gustav Blessner Gustav Krenkel Harriet Ware Heinrich von Herzogenberg Heitor Villa-Lobos Henri Appy Henri Bâton Henri Louis Charles Duvernoy Henri Wieniawski Henry A. Allen Henry Purcell Henry Rohbock Herbert Straus Gardner
Hermann Adolf Wollenhaupt Hettie M. Shiveley Austin Hezekiah Cantelo Hubert de Blanck Hugh Aston Hughe Woolford I. De Dios Gonzalez Avila Ian Keith Harris Ignacio Cervantes Ignaz Brüll Isaac Albéniz J Ehrich Jacques Blumenthal Jacques Charlot Jacques de Belleville Jacques Offenbach James Bellak Jan Blockx Jean Cras Jean Sibelius Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin Jean-Philippe Rameau Jenő Hubay Jerald Franklin Archer Joachim Raff Joaquín Turina Johan Bülow Johan Halvorsen Johann Baptist Vanhal Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach Johann Friedrich Reichardt Johann Georg Witthauer Johann Hermann Schein Johann Kaspar Mertz Johann Ludwig Krebs Johann Nepomuk Hummel Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Strauss Jr Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda Johannes Brahms John Banister 'The Younger' John Bennet John Bull John C. Andrews John Christopher Pepusch John Coperario John Dowland John French John J. Fitzpatrick John M. Abbot John Philip Sousa John Walsh José de Cor-de-Lass José do Espírito Santo e Oliveira José Elías Josef Suk Joseph Achron Joseph Ascher Joseph Canteloube Joseph Dale Joseph H. Adams Joseph Jongen Joseph White Joseph Woelfl Juan Alais Juan Cabanilles Juan Morel Campos Jules Egghard Jules Vasseur Julián Aguirre Julián Santos Carrión Julio Salvador Sagreras Julius Bittner Justin Clérice Juventino Rosas Karl Goldmark Karol Szymanowski Kecskeméthy Géza Döme Kemani Tatyos Ekserciyan Komitas Vardapet L. Thayer Chadwick Laure Fonta Leo Friedman Léon Boëllmann Leoš Janáček Louis Aubert Louis Bödecker Louis Gobbaerts Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély Louis Moreau Gottschalk Louis-Albert Bourgault-Ducoudray Louis-Julien Clarchies Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig Wilhelm Tepper von Ferguson Luis Antonio Calvo Luis Foglietti Alberola Maarten Smit Manuel Ponce Manuel Alejandre Prada Manuel Villar Maria Girbiat Marin Marais Matteo Carcassi Mauro Giuliani Max Bruch Max Reger Max Vogrich Maximilian Zorer Melchior Borchgrevinck Melchior Franck Michał Zawadzki Michel de La Barre Michel Farinel Michel Rondeau Miguel Llobet Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka Milo Ellsworth Benedict Mily Balakirev Moritz Moszkowski Muzio Clementi Nannie Louise Wright Napoleón Coste Niccolò Paganini Nicholas Charles Bochsa Nicolai von Wilm Nicolas Chédeville Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Ole Bull Orlando Gibbons Otakar Sevčík Otto Bonnell Ottorino Respighi Pablo de Sarasate Paul Decourcelle Paul Lacôme d'Estalenx Pedro Miguel Abreu Percy Grainger Percy Wenrich Peter Cavallo Philip Louis Brachet Philipp Fahrbach Jr. Philipp Scharwenka Pierre Attaingnant Pietro degli Antonii Pietro Pettoletti Ramon Aquabella Ricardo Porfyrio da Fonseca Richard Franck Richard Kram Robert Bremner Robert G. Patterson Robert Schumann Robert Volkmann Rogelio Villar Roy Agnew Şafak Alıcıoğlu Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Samuel II Bidermann Sebastian Vredeman Septimus Winner Sergei Rachmaninoff Simoni dall Croubelis Solomon Eccles II Stephen Foster Stephen Heller T. Davis Theodore Akimenko Théodore Dubois Thomas Baker Thomas Morley Thomas Philando Ryder Tomás Damas Tor Aulin Verpré Vincent d' Indy Walter Galpin Alcock Wilhelm Friedemann Bach William Brade William Byrd William Dressler William Vincent Wallace Willy Burmester Woldemar Bargiel Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Xaver Scharwenka Xinghai Xian