Composers tell us so many things in their music. They tell us secrets about themselves, their love lives, their passions, their fears, their seeming crimes, their deepest beliefs, and so much more. This lecture explores a range of ways in which composers use music as a means to express themselves. This lecture is sure to provoke your thoughts and you may never be able to hear certain pieces in the same way again. Composers discussed are J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Berg and Messiaen.