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The Best Classical Composers

The best classical composers of all time ranked from best to worst. These classical composers are some of the best musicians in history, and are responsible for some of the greatest works of classical music the world has ever heard. Though these were men of a classical era of music, their concertos, sonatas, and movements are present in everything from rock concerts to blockbuster movies and are some of the most popular classical songs.

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The Best Classical Composers People
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    the people's #1
    Died at 57 (1770-1827)

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    Died at 65 (1685-1750)

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  3. 3
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    - 347


    Died at 35 (1756-1791)

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    most listed
    Died at 53 (1840-1893)

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  5. 5
    + 730
    - 216


    Died at 39 (1810-1849)

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  6. 6
    + 559
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    Died at 63 (1678-1741)

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  7. 7
    + 432
    - 186


    Died at 31 (1797-1828)

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  8. 8
    + 458
    - 167


    Died at 64 (1833-1897)

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    Died at 77 (1732-1809)

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  10. 10
    + 461
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    Died at 74 (1685-1759)

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  11. 11
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    - 211


    Died at 70 (1813-1883)

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  12. 12
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    - 177


    Died at 70 (1873-1943)

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  13. 13
    + 284
    - 150


    Died at 88 (1813-1901)

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  14. 14
    + 331
    - 169


    Died at 56 (1862-1918)

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  15. 15
    + 309
    - 133


    Died at 75 (1811-1886)

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    + 329
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    ranked low on reranks
    Died at 63 (1841-1904)

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  17. 17
    + 211
    - 102


    Died at 46 (1810-1856)

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  18. 18
    + 313
    - 121

    added by Adalbert Rubens
    Died at 51 (1860-1911)

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  19. 19
    + 232
    - 125


    Died at 64 (1843-1907)

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  20. 20
    + 237
    - 113


    Died at 62 (1891-1953)

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  21. 21
    + 262
    - 154


    Died at 89 (1882-1971)

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  22. 22
    + 249
    - 115


    Died at 38 (1809-1847)

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    + 177
    - 76


    Died at 85 (1864-1949)

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  24. 24
    + 219
    - 92


    Died at 92 (1865-1957)

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    + 222
    - 113


    Died at 62 (1875-1937)

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    + 196
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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Died at 74 (1825-1899)

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  27. 27
    + 242
    - 85

    ranked low on reranks

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    + 166
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    Died at 76 (1792-1868)

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    + 158
    - 62


    Died at 64 (1844-1908)

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  30. 30
    + 236
    - 102


    Died at 36 (1659-1695)

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  31. 31
    + 134
    - 65


    Died at 37 (1838-1875)

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  32. 32
    + 190
    - 86


    Died at 64 (1881-1945)

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  33. 33
    + 143
    - 84


    Died at 66 (1858-1924)

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  34. 34
    + 172
    - 84


    Died at 86 (1835-1921)

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    + 182
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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Died at 39 (1898-1937)

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    + 238
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    ranked low on reranks & added by BostonBruins
    Died at 86 (1681-1767)

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    + 120
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    Died at 66 (1803-1869)

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  38. 38
    + 146
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    Died at 42 (1839-1881)

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    + 186
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    ranked low on reranks
    Died at 72 (1685-1757)

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    + 127
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    Died at 58 (1782-1840)

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    + 123
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    Died at 60 (1874-1934)

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  42. 42
    + 132
    - 32

    ranked low on reranks
    Died at 69 (1906-1975)

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  43. 43
    + 104
    - 49

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Died at 72 (1824-1896)

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  44. 44
    + 129
    - 80


    Died at 77 (1857-1934)

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  45. 45
    + 148
    - 26

    ranked low on reranks & added by mainpleine
    Died at 81 (1683-1764)

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  46. 46
    + 171
    - 37

    ranked low on reranks & added by emmebi
    Died at 60 (1653-1713)

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    + 99
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    Died at 71 (1910-1981)

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    + 84
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    often listed & added by PeteBoyle
    age 87

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    + 112
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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks

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  50. 50
    + 88
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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Died at 69 (1525-1594)

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