Composers 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
5,067 1,642
Johann Sebastian Bach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 65 (1685-1750)
2
4,918 1,702
Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 57 (1770-1827)
3
4,482 1,474
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 35 (1756-1791)
4
2,743 1,520
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 53 (1840-1893)
5
2,707 1,213
Frédéric Chopin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 39 (1810-1849)
6
1,941 771
Johannes Brahms is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 64 (1833-1897)
7
2,087 1,095
Antonio Vivaldi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 63 (1678-1741)
8
1,742 807
Franz Schubert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 31 (1797-1828)
9
1,607 630
Claude Debussy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 56 (1862-1918)
10
1,531 808
George Frideric Handel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 74 (1685-1759)
11
1,653 706
Sergei Rachmaninoff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 70 (1873-1943)
12
1,480 718
Joseph Haydn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Adalbert Rubens added Dec. at 77 (1732-1809)
13
1,506 899
Richard Wagner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 70 (1813-1883)
14
1,384 516
Antonín Dvořák is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 63 (1841-1904)
15
1,383 656
Franz Liszt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 75 (1811-1886)
16
1,306 469
Dmitri Shostakovich is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 69 (1906-1975)
17
1,287 479
Gustav Mahler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Adalbert Rubens added Dec. at 51 (1860-1911)
18
1,022 544
Giuseppe Verdi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 88 (1813-1901)
19
1,043 474
Igor Stravinsky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 89 (1882-1971)
20
931 407
Sergei Prokofiev is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 62 (1891-1953)
21
950 440
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 38 (1809-1847)
22
775 391
Robert Alexander Schumann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 46 (1810-1856)
23
847 365
Maurice Ravel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 62 (1875-1937)
24
733 335
Richard Strauss is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 85 (1864-1949)
25
856 488
Edvard Grieg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Classical Composers
Dec. at 64 (1843-1907)