This Periodic Table of composers makes music history really, really geeky

23 July 2019, 11:36 | Updated: 23 July 2019, 17:03

By Kyle Macdonald

Bach, Mozart and Mahler, all lined up as if in chemistry class.

Impress your friends with your command of classical composers and musical eras with this mighty display of the elements of classical music history.

Take the Periodic Table of chemical elements where individual elements are ordered by their atomic number, electron configurations and properties, sub in composers grouped by coloured musical eras – and you get another level of pseudo/muso-science.

The Periodic Table of composers
The Periodic Table of composers. Picture: Tone Deaf Comics

Grouping by era and musical genre is a bit of genius touch to this tabular display and a great way to start conversations, as well as helping understand of the development of, well the most important things, over the centuries.

Thanks to the amazing creators at Tone Deaf Comics for conceiving and making this design. You can get your own copies of the poster here. They have also made a fantastic follow-up table of women composers. Yay science!

The Periodic Table of women composers
The Periodic Table of women composers. Picture: Tone Deaf Comics