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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 62 (1891-1953)

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    Died at 89 (1882-1971)

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    Died at 85 (1864-1949)

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    Died at 66 (1858-1924)

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    Died at 39 (1898-1937)

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    Died at 86 (1681-1767)

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    Died at 77 (1857-1934)

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    Died at 71 (1910-1981)

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    Died at 58 (1782-1840)

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Died at 69 (1525-1594)

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Died at 72 (1824-1896)

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