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The Best Ballet Composers  

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Ballet artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good ballet bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top ballet bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Ballet groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all ballet bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest ballet bands of all time, since the most famous ballet artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best ballet music.

You can click on the ballet band names to see more information about that particular notable ballet group. If they're near the top of the best ballet artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top ballet bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the ballet band names themselves.

The list you're viewing has a variety of artists, like Leonard Bernstein and Richard Rodgers, in it. Help out your favorites on this list by upvoting them to the top of the list. Give a thumbs down to artists like Samuel Barber and Francis Poulenc if you don't like them and a thumbs up if you do.

All important, significant and iconic names in ballet music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new ballet bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of ballet, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into ballet music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good ballet bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent ballet bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best ballet bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest ballet musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular ballet bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Art song
2
Léo Delibes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Classical music
3
Sergei Prokofiev is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Ballet
4
Igor Stravinsky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Chamber music
5
Dmitri Shostakovich is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Art song
6
Léon Minkus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Ballet, Ballet
7
Aram Khachaturian is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Ballet, Ballet, Incidental music
8
Alexander Glazunov is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Ballet, Ballet, Chamber music
9
Adolphe-Charles Adam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Ballet
10
Claude Debussy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Ballet, Ballet, Incidental music
11
Aaron Copland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Ballet
12
Maurice Ravel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Ballet
13
Cesare Pugni is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Ballet, Ballet
14
Riccardo Drigo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Ballet
15
Jacques Offenbach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Ballet
16
Béla Bartók is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Art song
17
Carl Czerny is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Ballet
18
Charles Gounod is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Romantic music
19
Jean-Philippe Rameau is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Sacred music, Ballet, Chamber music
20
Richard Strauss is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Choral music, Opera, Ballet
21
Jean-Baptiste Lully is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Ballet, Classical music, Baroque music
22
Nikolai Tcherepnin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
23
Reinhold Glière is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet
24
Alexandre Luigini is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet
25
Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Incidental music