Musicians 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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1
4,640 1,481
Johann Sebastian Bach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 65 (1685-1750)

2
4,609 1,482
Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 57 (1770-1827)

3
4,213 1,209
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 35 (1756-1791)

4
2,606 1,232
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 53 (1840-1893)

5
2,531 1,047
Frédéric Chopin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 39 (1810-1849)

6
1,935 1,022
Antonio Vivaldi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 63 (1678-1741)

7
1,599 759
Franz Schubert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 31 (1797-1828)

8
1,715 720
Johannes Brahms is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 64 (1833-1897)

9
1,451 743
George Frideric Handel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 74 (1685-1759)

10
1,387 585
Claude Debussy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 56 (1862-1918)

11
1,420 840
Richard Wagner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 70 (1813-1883)

12
1,543 667
Sergei Rachmaninoff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 70 (1873-1943)

13
1,391 675
Joseph Haydn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Adalbert Rubens added Dec. at 77 (1732-1809)

14
1,297 579
Franz Liszt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 75 (1811-1886)

15
1,293 477
Antonín Dvořák is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 63 (1841-1904)

16
959 489
Giuseppe Verdi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 88 (1813-1901)

17
1,128 441
Dmitri Shostakovich is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 69 (1906-1975)

18
1,125 450
Gustav Mahler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Adalbert Rubens added Dec. at 51 (1860-1911)

19
900 393
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 38 (1809-1847)

20
873 386
Sergei Prokofiev is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 62 (1891-1953)

21
926 446
Igor Stravinsky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 89 (1882-1971)

22
730 370
Robert Alexander Schumann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 46 (1810-1856)

23
809 406
Edvard Grieg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 64 (1843-1907)

24
735 349
Maurice Ravel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 62 (1875-1937)

25
689 314
Richard Strauss is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 85 (1864-1949)