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Joseph Haydn

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The above are the numbered symphonies from Mozart's early childhood. There are also a fair amount of unnumbered symphonies from this period.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Franz Berwald

Franz Schubert

Hector Berlioz

Felix Mendelssohn

  • Symphonies for string orchestra Nos. 1-12 (1821-3)

Mature symphonies (the numbers do not well reflect the order of composition):

Robert Schumann

Franz Liszt

César Franck

Anton Bruckner

Johannes Brahms

Alexander Borodin

Camille Saint-Saëns

Mily Balakirev

Georges Bizet

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Antonin Dvořák

Gustav Mahler

Carl Nielsen

Alexander Glazunov

  • Symphony No. 1 in E major, Op. 5 Slavonian (1881-1884)
  • Symphony No. 2 in F-sharp minor, Op. 16 To the Memory of Liszt (1886)
  • Symphony No. 3 in D major. Op. 33 (1890)
  • Symphony No. 4 in E flat major, Op. 48 (1893)
  • Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 55 (1895)
  • Symphony No. 6 in C minor, Op. 58 (1896)
  • Symphony No. 7 in F major, Op. 77 Pastorale (1902-1903)
  • Symphony No. 8 in E-flat major, Op. 83 (1905-1906)
  • Symphony No. 9 in D minor (1910), first movement only

Jean Sibelius

Alexander Scriabin

(The last two works are one-movement symphonies in sonata form; Scriabin continued to produce piano sonatas showing the same kind of development.)

Sergei Rachmaninov

Arnold Schoenberg

Igor Stravinsky

Edward Elgar

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Arnold Bax

Sergei Prokofiev

Edmund Rubbra

  • Symphony No. 1, Op. 44
  • Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 45
  • Symphony No. 3, Op. 49
  • Symphony No. 4, Op. 53
  • Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 63
  • Symphony No. 6, Op. 80
  • Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 88
  • Symphony No. 8, Op. 132, Hommage à Teilhard de Chardin
  • Symphony No. 9, Op. 140, Resurrection (also known as Sinfonia Sacra)
  • Symphony No. 10, Op. 145, da Camera
  • Symphony No. 11, Op. 153, à Colette

Dmitri Shostakovich

Samuel Barber

Alfred Schnittke