Trịnh Công Sơn (February 28, 1939 – April 1, 2001) was a Vietnamese composer, musician, songwriter, painter and poet. He, along with Phạm Duy
and Văn Cao
, is considered one of the three salient figures of modern (non-classical) Vietnamese music. Many of Trịnh's songs are love songs. Others are anti-war songs, written during and about the Vietnam War; some of them were censored by the southern Republic of Vietnam and later by the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Many performing artists, most notably Khánh Ly
, have interpreted Trịnh Công Sơn's music.