Who are some famous composers from Victorian times 1820-1900?
First of all, the Victorian era did not start until 1837 and ended in 1901.
Some popular Victorian composers are:
Sir Arthur Sullivan
Sir Edward Elgar
Charles Villiers Stanford
YES! Quite a few women composers were very famous at the time and made a living as performers and composers, if that is how you define success. Do a search for "Baroque Women Composers", and you will learn of a dozen or more. Here's three that were especially famous in their own life times to get you started: Barbara Strozzi, Francesca Caccini, and Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre. There are also performers today that specialize…
A composer of music is one who composes music. Composers make music, whether it be by ear or by writing it down. There are "rules" that they follow but they (the rules) have changed many times according to the time period and influences. Some very famous Classical composers are Bach, Betoven, and Mozart.