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These are the greatest female composers, ranked from best to worst. From some of the more famous female composers on this list gained enormous popularity during the Renaissance period while many of the other women listed here are most well known for their work during the Romantic period and beyond! And you can't really talk about some of the all time best female composers if you leave out contemporary musicians. There are many wonderful contemporary female composers that have made a career out of writing music for feature films.

Who will you find on this best female composers list? Clara Schumann was popular during the romantic age, but her influence reached into modern times. She adapted what was the norm in piano recitals and connected with a wide variety of music fans. Amy Breach is another one of the most talented female composers of all time.

In 1997, Anne Dudley won the Oscar for best original score for her compositions in the film, “The Full Monty.” Other good musicians that are featured on this top female composers list include Rachel Portman, Lili Boulanger and Rebecca Clarke.

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Anna Segal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked
AnnaSegal added Anna Segal Critically acclaimed composer Anna Segal belongs to a new generation of classical composers: An unusual, versatile composer in various disciplines – Symphonic and Chamber music, solo concertos, Lieder with Orchestra, Choir works ...

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Clara Schumann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked
Clara Schumann Germany

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Hildegard of Bingen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked

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Amy Beach is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked
Amy Beach

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Lili Boulanger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked

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Fanny Mendelssohn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked

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Rachel Portman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked
Rachel Portman United Kingdom

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Louise Farrenc is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked

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Barbara Strozzi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked

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Anne Dudley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked
Anne Dudley United Kingdom

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Rebecca Clarke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked
Rebecca Clarke England

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Isabella Leonarda is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked

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Francesca Caccini is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked

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Judith Weir is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked
Judith Weir United Kingdom

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Chaya Czernowin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked

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Phamie Gow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked

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Debbie Wiseman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked
Debbie Wiseman United Kingdom

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Jocelyn Pook is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked
Jocelyn Pook United Kingdom, England

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Cécile Chaminade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked

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Teresa Carreño is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked
Teresa Carreño Venezuela, United States of America

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Roxanna Panufnik is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked
Roxanna Panufnik United Kingdom

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Ethel Smyth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked
Ethel Smyth United Kingdom

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Germaine Tailleferre is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked