This Periodic Table of Classical Music Composers really makes music history,…

May 10, 2022, 2:40 p.m. | Updated: May 10, 2022, 2:44 PM

Bach, Mozart and Mahler, all lined up as if we had all swapped music for chemistry.

Impress your friends with your mastery of classical composers and musical eras with this powerful presentation of the elements of classical music history.

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Take the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements where individual elements are listed by their atomic number, electronic configurations and properties, subdivided into composers grouped by colorful musical eras – and you get another level of pseudo/muso-science.

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The periodic table of composers

The periodic table of composers.

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The grouping by era and musical genre is a genius touch for this tabular display and a great way to start conversations, as well as help understand the development of, well the more important things over the centuries.

Thanks to the amazing creators at Tone Deaf Comics for conceiving and making this design. You can get your own copies of the poster here.

They also did a fantastic follow up table of composers. Yippee science!

The periodic table of female composers

The periodic table of female composers.

Picture:
deaf comics


Now you know your Tchaikovsky from your titanium, and your Clara Schumann from your selenium. We hope you enjoyed this lesson.

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