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The Best Classical Composers  

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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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Johann Sebastian Bach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 65 (1685-1750)
2
Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 57 (1770-1827)
3
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 35 (1756-1791)
4
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 53 (1840-1893)
5
Frédéric Chopin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 39 (1810-1849)
6
Antonio Vivaldi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 63 (1678-1741)
7
Franz Schubert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 31 (1797-1828)
8
Sergei Rachmaninoff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Died at 70 (1873-1943)
9
Johannes Brahms is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 64 (1833-1897)
10
Claude Debussy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 56 (1862-1918)
11
Franz Liszt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 75 (1811-1886)
12
Richard Wagner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 70 (1813-1883)
13
George Frideric Handel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 74 (1685-1759)
14
Joseph Haydn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Adalbert Rubens added Dec. at 77 (1732-1809)
15
Giuseppe Verdi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 88 (1813-1901)
16
Gustav Mahler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Adalbert Rubens added Dec. at 51 (1860-1911)
17
Antonín Dvořák is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 63 (1841-1904)
18
Dmitri Shostakovich is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 69 (1906-1975)
19
Igor Stravinsky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 89 (1882-1971)
20
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 38 (1809-1847)
21
Robert Alexander Schumann is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 46 (1810-1856)
22
Richard Strauss is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 85 (1864-1949)
23
Sergei Prokofiev is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Died at 62 (1891-1953)
24
Maurice Ravel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 62 (1875-1937)
25
Giacomo Puccini is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 66 (1858-1924)