Have you ever wondered what would've happened if Mozart didn't die when he was only 35 years old? Would he have composed more or did he already reach the pinnacle of his career at the time of his death? Here is a list of influential composers who died young; most of whom before the age of 50.
2. Alban BergAustrian composer and teacher who adapted the atonal style. He was a student of Arnold Schoenberg; his early works reflected Schoenberg's influence. However, Berg's originality and creativity became more evident in his later works, especially in his two operas: ""Lulu" and "Wozzeck." Berg died on December 24, 1935 in Vienna at the age of 50.
4. Lili BoulangerFrench composer and younger sister of music educator and composer Nadia Boulanger. She died of Crohn's disease on March 15, 1918 in France; she was only 24 years old.
Child prodigy and music genius. Among his most famous compositions are: "Polonaises in G minor and B flat major 9" (which he composed when he was 7 years old), "Variations, op. 2 on a theme from Don Juan by Mozart," "Ballade in F major" and "Sonata in C minor." He died at the age of 39 on October 17, 1849 due to pulmonary tuberculosis.
One of the most important Classical composers in history. His over 600 compositions still influence countless musicians and listeners to this day. Among his famous works are "Symphony No. 35 Haffner, K. 385 - D Major," "Così fan tutte, K. 588" and "Requiem Mass, K. 626 - d minor." He died on December 5, 1791 in Vienna; some researchers say it was due to kidney failure. He was only 35 years old.
Russian composer who was a member of "The Five" also known as "The Russian Five" or "The Mighty Five;" a group composed of 5 Russian composers who wanted to establish a nationalist school of Russian music. He died on March 28, 1881 in St. Petersburg, just one week short of his 42nd birthday.