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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.

These top classical composers have written some of the most relaxing music, the most inspirational music, and the most beautiful music in the world. They are the greatest composers who ever have lived.

Who are the greatest classical composers? What are the characteristics of the best classical composers? Who wrote the best classical music? This list of the top classical composers aims to answer these questions and others that have to do with determining who the best composers of classical music were and are. If your favorite classical composer isn't on the list of the best

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    Died at 65 (1685-1750)

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    most listed Died at 57 (1770-1827)

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    the people's #1 Died at 35 (1756-1791)

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    Died at 53 (1840-1893)

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    Died at 39 (1810-1849)

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    Died at 31 (1797-1828)

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    Died at 64 (1833-1897)

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    Died at 63 (1678-1741)

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    Died at 74 (1685-1759)

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    added by Adalbert Rubens Died at 77 (1732-1809)

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    Died at 70 (1873-1943)

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    Died at 70 (1813-1883)

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    Died at 88 (1813-1901)

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    Died at 56 (1862-1918)

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    Died at 89 (1882-1971)

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    Died at 75 (1811-1886)

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    Died at 62 (1891-1953)

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

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Died at 74 (1825-1899)

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    Died at 63 (1841-1904)

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    Died at 64 (1843-1907)

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    Died at 38 (1809-1847)

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    Died at 66 (1858-1924)

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    Died at 46 (1810-1856)

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    Died at 85 (1864-1949)

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    Died at 62 (1875-1937)

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    ranked low on reranks Died at 36 (1659-1695)

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    Died at 92 (1865-1957)

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    Died at 64 (1881-1945)

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    Died at 39 (1898-1937)

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    Died at 76 (1792-1868)

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    Died at 86 (1835-1921)

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

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    Died at 64 (1844-1908)

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    Died at 37 (1838-1875)

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

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    Died at 42 (1839-1881)

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    Died at 77 (1857-1934)

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    Died at 71 (1910-1981)

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    Died at 60 (1874-1934)

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Died at 58 (1782-1840)

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    Died at 66 (1803-1869)

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Adalbert Rubens Died at 76 (1567-1643)

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    ranked low on reranks Died at 80 (1671-1751)

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    added by BostonBruins Died at 62 (1743-1805)

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    Died at 69 (1525-1594)

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    often listed & added by PeteBoyle age 86

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    Died at 59 (1866-1925)

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