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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
4,877 1,566
Johann Sebastian Bach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 65 (1685-1750)

2
4,769 1,620
Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 57 (1770-1827)

3
4,337 1,371
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 35 (1756-1791)

4
2,676 1,407
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 53 (1840-1893)

5
2,619 1,155
Frédéric Chopin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 39 (1810-1849)

6
1,849 746
Johannes Brahms is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 64 (1833-1897)

7
1,672 781
Franz Schubert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 31 (1797-1828)

8
2,007 1,073
Antonio Vivaldi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 63 (1678-1741)

9
1,523 612
Claude Debussy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 56 (1862-1918)

10
1,498 781
George Frideric Handel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 74 (1685-1759)

11
1,440 694
Joseph Haydn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Adalbert Rubens added Dec. at 77 (1732-1809)

12
1,598 690
Sergei Rachmaninoff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 70 (1873-1943)

13
1,453 871
Richard Wagner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 70 (1813-1883)

14
1,342 498
Antonín Dvořák is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 63 (1841-1904)

15
1,339 632
Franz Liszt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 75 (1811-1886)

16
1,240 454
Dmitri Shostakovich is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 69 (1906-1975)

17
1,230 464
Gustav Mahler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Adalbert Rubens added Dec. at 51 (1860-1911)

18
994 529
Giuseppe Verdi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 88 (1813-1901)

19
1,002 464
Igor Stravinsky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 89 (1882-1971)

20
905 398
Sergei Prokofiev is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 62 (1891-1953)

21
931 428
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 38 (1809-1847)

22
756 381
Robert Alexander Schumann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 46 (1810-1856)

23
812 357
Maurice Ravel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 62 (1875-1937)

24
711 322
Richard Strauss is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 85 (1864-1949)

25
835 472
Edvard Grieg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 64 (1843-1907)