Here are some lefty composers:
- Carl Philipp Emanuel (CPE) Bach
- Ludwig Van Beethoven
- John Cage
- Cole Porter
- Sergei (or Sergey) Prokofiev
- Sergei (or Sergey) Rachmaninoff
- Maurice Ravel
- Robert Schumann
Cole (Albert) Porter (1891-1964) is an American composer and songwriter. Unlike most successful Broadway composers, he wrote both the lyrics and the music for his songs. His musicals include Fifty Million Frenchmen, Anything Goes and Can-Can. His numerous hit songs include “Night and Day,” “I Get a Kick out of You” and “I’ve Got You Under my skin.” He also composed scores for films from the 1930s to the 1950s.
Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his grandfather and took up music as a profession. Classically trained, he was drawn towards musical theatre. He achieved success in the 1920s, and by the 1930s he was one of the major songwriters for the Broadway.
After a serious horseback riding accident in 1937, he continued to work despite constant pain. In 1947 he made a triumphant comeback with his most successful musical, Kiss Me, Kate.
If interested for profiles of other classical music composers, please visit Mozart and Classical Music.