Composers' Names Pronunciation Study Sheet
Last Names


Directions: Follow along on this sheet as you hear the composer’s names pronounced. Try to say the name yourself real quickly before the next anem is pronounced.

 

1 Johann Sebastian Bach is pronounced Jo hahnSee bash tionBock.

2 Ludwig van Beethoven is pronounced Lude wig… von... Bay’ toe vin.

3 Georges Bizet is pronounced Jorge Biz eh’.

4 Luigi Boccherini is pronounced  Lew ee geeBo’ ka ree nee.

5 Alexander Borodin is pronounced Al ix an derBore o deen’.

6 Johannes Brahms is pronounced Jo hahn nis…. Bramz.

7 Fredrik Chopin is pronounced  Fred rikShow’ pan.
8 Claude Debussy is pronounced Clawed… Day bue say’ or Day’ bue see.

9 Antonin Dvorak is pronounced An toe neenDa vor’ zhack.

10 Edward Elgar is pronounced Ed werdEl’ gar.

11 Charles Francois Gounod is pronounced CharlzFranz whaGoo no’.

12 Edvard Greig is pronounced Ed vardGreeg.

13 George Fredrick Handel is pronounced  Jorge… Fred rik  Han’ dle, like in “handle” of a cup.

14 Franz Joseph Haydn is pronounced Fronz… Joe sif… Hi’ den

30 Johann Strauss is pronounced Jo hahn… Strous, like in house.

15 Franz Liszt is pronounced FronzList.

16 Gustav Mahler is pronounced Goose tav…Mal’ ler.

17 Pietro Mascagni is pronounced Pee eh’ throwMas gan’ yee.

18 Jules Massenet is pronounced Jewels… Mass’ a ney.

19 Feliz Mendelssohn is pronounced  Feel ix… Men’ dell son.

20 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is pronounced Wolf gang…Ahm a day is…Moats’ art.

21 Modest Mussorgsky is pronounced Moe dest’Moo’zor skee

22 Jacques Offenbach is pronounced  Jock… Off’ in back.

23 Johannn Pachelbel is pronounced  Jo hahn…Pock hell’ bull in Europe and Pock’ a bell in America.

24 Amilcare Ponchielli is pronounced A mee car ray… Ponk’ ee el li.

25 Giacomo Puccini is pronounced Jock a mo… Poo chee’ nee.

26 Sergei Rachmaninoff is pronounced Sir gay…Rock maan’ ee noff.

27 Maurice Ravel is pronounced More eece…Ra vell’.

28 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov is pronounced Nick o lieRim’ skee– Course’ a cov.

29 Gioacchino Rossini is pronounced  Gee ah kee noRow see’ nee.

31 Richard Strauss is pronounced Ree Card…Strous (like in house).

32 Camille Saint Saens is pronounced Ka mealSaint Saw (close enough).

33 Franz Schubert is pronounced  FronzShoe beart’.

34 Robert Schumann is pronounced Rob urtShoe’ mahn.

35 Jean Sibelius is pronounced Zchan …See bell’ ee us.

36 Bedrich Smetana is pronounced Bed richSmet’ ta na.

37 Peter Illich Tchaikovsky is pronounced Pee ter…Ill ich Chi kov skee.

38 Giuseppe Verdi is pronounced  Gee sep aa…Vair’ dee.

39 Antonio Vivaldi is pronounced An toe nee o…Va val’ dee.

40 Richard Wagner is pronounced  Ree card… Vog’ ner.