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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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1
4,438 1,419
Johann Sebastian Bach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 65 (1685-1750)

2
4,429 1,422
Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 57 (1770-1827)

3
4,045 1,167
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 35 (1756-1791)

4
2,524 1,164
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 53 (1840-1893)

5
2,440 1,012
Frédéric Chopin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 39 (1810-1849)

6
1,860 990
Antonio Vivaldi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 63 (1678-1741)

7
1,541 739
Franz Schubert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 31 (1797-1828)

8
1,645 704
Johannes Brahms is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 64 (1833-1897)

9
1,410 713
George Frideric Handel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 74 (1685-1759)

10
1,485 642
Sergei Rachmaninoff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 70 (1873-1943)

11
1,315 565
Claude Debussy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 56 (1862-1918)

12
1,364 810
Richard Wagner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 70 (1813-1883)

13
1,349 657
Joseph Haydn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Adalbert Rubens added Dec. at 77 (1732-1809)

14
1,252 458
Antonín Dvořák is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 63 (1841-1904)

15
1,254 559
Franz Liszt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 75 (1811-1886)

16
926 473
Giuseppe Verdi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 88 (1813-1901)

17
1,080 419
Dmitri Shostakovich is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 69 (1906-1975)

18
1,074 434
Gustav Mahler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Adalbert Rubens added Dec. at 51 (1860-1911)

19
866 379
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 38 (1809-1847)

20
837 375
Sergei Prokofiev is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 62 (1891-1953)

21
885 432
Igor Stravinsky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 89 (1882-1971)

22
698 364
Robert Alexander Schumann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 46 (1810-1856)

23
779 382
Edvard Grieg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 64 (1843-1907)

24
664 302
Richard Strauss is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 85 (1864-1949)

25
699 343
Maurice Ravel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 62 (1875-1937)