A listing of composers that have also been conductors as part of their professional career.
The classical era in music, the transition from baroque to romantic music, lasted from around 1750 till 1800. In this period the symphony as a seperate work of art was developed. Another characteristic is the so-called sonata form, a way to structure music. The term classical for this music refers to the ancient Roman and Greek cultures, that were idealised in that era.
- Beck, Franz Ignaz (1734–1809)
- Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Joseph (1745–1799)
- Du Puy, (Jean Baptiste) Edouard (1770–1822)
- Fomin, Evstigney Ipatovich (1761–1800)
- Gyrowetz|Jirovec, Adalbert (Vojtech) (1763–1850)
- Haeffner, Johann Christian Friedrich (1759–1833)
- Liste, Anton Heinrich (1772–1832)
- Schwencke, Christian Friedrich Gottlieb (1767–1822)
- Spontini, Gasparo Luigi (1774–1851)
- Viotti, Giovanni Battista (1755–1824)
- Vranický|Wranitzky, Antonín (Anton) (1761–1820)
- Zimmermann, Anton (1741–1781)
- Zumsteeg, Johann Rudolf (1760–1802)