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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
4,908 1,581
Johann Sebastian Bach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 65 (1685-1750)

2
4,794 1,644
Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 57 (1770-1827)

3
4,355 1,393
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 35 (1756-1791)

4
2,679 1,432
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 53 (1840-1893)

5
2,629 1,169
Frédéric Chopin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 39 (1810-1849)

6
1,868 750
Johannes Brahms is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 64 (1833-1897)

7
1,677 785
Franz Schubert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 31 (1797-1828)

8
2,016 1,076
Antonio Vivaldi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 63 (1678-1741)

9
1,536 613
Claude Debussy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 56 (1862-1918)

10
1,501 786
George Frideric Handel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 74 (1685-1759)

11
1,451 698
Joseph Haydn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Adalbert Rubens added Dec. at 77 (1732-1809)

12
1,604 692
Sergei Rachmaninoff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 70 (1873-1943)

13
1,459 878
Richard Wagner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 70 (1813-1883)

14
1,348 503
Antonín Dvořák is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 63 (1841-1904)

15
1,344 638
Franz Liszt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 75 (1811-1886)

16
1,252 457
Dmitri Shostakovich is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 69 (1906-1975)

17
1,240 468
Gustav Mahler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Adalbert Rubens added Dec. at 51 (1860-1911)

18
996 534
Giuseppe Verdi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 88 (1813-1901)

19
1,008 468
Igor Stravinsky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 89 (1882-1971)

20
911 400
Sergei Prokofiev is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 62 (1891-1953)

21
932 432
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 38 (1809-1847)

22
764 383
Robert Alexander Schumann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 46 (1810-1856)

23
818 359
Maurice Ravel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 62 (1875-1937)

24
711 326
Richard Strauss is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 85 (1864-1949)

25
835 478
Edvard Grieg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 64 (1843-1907)