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These are the greatest Italian composers, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best Italian composers come from all walks of life and from various time periods. Some famous Italian composers gained popularity during the Renaissance while other good Italian composers wrote music during the romantic period. A few of the most talented Italian composers wrote music that is still popular and widely used today.

Who will you find on this best Italian composers list? Of course, Antonio Vivaldi must appear in any collection of the top Italian composers of all time. His “Four Seasons” concerti were written in 1723 but their timeless sound and beauty still resonate with fans of classical music. Domenico Scarlatti is another one of the best Italian composers.

Bugs Bunny aficionados may be familiar with the music of Gioachino Rossini as he composed the opera “The Barber of Seville,” which was parodied in a classic cartoon. Other good musicians who are featured on this top Italian composers list include Arcangelo Corelli, Gaetano Donizetti and Claudio Monteverdi.

Who are the best Italian composers? Take a look at this list and give the best composers a thumbs up to make sure that they end up in the top spot.

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Antonio Vivaldi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Italian Composers of All Time
Antonio Vivaldi Classical Anthology, Vivaldi 5 Concerti Per Oboe; Concerto Per Oboe & Fagotto RV 545; Heinz Holliger, Klaus Thunemann

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Giuseppe Verdi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Italian Composers of All Time
Giuseppe Verdi Classical Anthology, Macbeth (Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala feat. conductor: Claudio Abbado), Requiem (Berliner Philharmoniker feat. conductor: Herbert von Karajan)

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Gioacchino Rossini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Italian Composers of All Time
Gioacchino Rossini 8:15 12:15, Marcus Creed / Rossini - Stabat Mater, Rossini Overtures

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Giacomo Puccini is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Italian Composers of All Time
Giacomo Puccini Manon Lescaut, Music for String Quartet, Madama Butterfly (Philharmonia Orchestra of London and Ambrosian Opera Chorus feat. conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli)

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Claudio Monteverdi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Italian Composers of All Time
Claudio Monteverdi Monteverdi - Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610) / G. Gabrieli, Scheidt, Schütz - Sacred Choral Music (Phlip Ledger

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Niccolò Paganini is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Italian Composers of All Time
Niccolò Paganini Great Violin Concertos, Paganini for Two (violin: Gil Shaham, guitar: Göran Söllscher)

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Domenico Scarlatti is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Italian Composers of All Time
Domenico Scarlatti Parkening and the Guitar: Music of Two Centuries, The Art of Baroque Harpsichord, Murray Perahia Plays Händel and Scarlatti

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Arcangelo Corelli is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Italian Composers of All Time
Arcangelo Corelli Bach, Handel, Purcell

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Gaetano Donizetti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Italian Composers of All Time
Gaetano Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor (Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House^! Covent Garden feat. conductor Richard Bonynge), Lucia Di Lammermoor (Complete), Lucia di Lammermoor Selezione

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Giuseppe Tartini is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Italian Composers of All Time
Giuseppe Tartini The Art of Bowing for Unaccompanied Violin (Gilles Colliard), The Devil's Trill (Palladians), The Devil's Sonata and Other Works (violin: Andrew Manze)

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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestri... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Italian Composers of All Time
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Music for Holy Saturday, Palestrina Masses - Missa Benedicta es, Missa Papae Marcelli / Missa Brevis (Choir of Westminster Cathedral feat. conductor: David Hill)

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Tomaso Albinoni is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Italian Composers of All Time
Tomaso Albinoni Albinoni's Adagios, Vienna Master Series: Baroque Treasures, 12 Violin Concertos

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Don Carlo Gesualdo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Italian Composers of All Time
Don Carlo Gesualdo Responsories for the Office of Tenebrae for Holy Saturday / Miserere / Lamentations for Holy Saturday, Tenebrae, Madrigaux à 5 voix (Les Arts Florissants)

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Ottorino Respighi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Italian Composers of All Time
Ottorino Respighi Respighi - Orchestral Works, Sonata for Piano and Violin in B minor / Sonata for Piano and Violin in A major, Ancient Airs and Dances

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Gregorio Allegri is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Italian Composers of All Time
Gregorio Allegri Miserere: Latin Church Music (Westminster Cathedral Choir, King's College Choir, Stephen Cleobury)

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Jacopo Peri is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Italian Composers of All Time
Jacopo Peri Euridice (La Compagnia dei Febi Armonici & Ensemble Albalonga feat. conductor: Anibal E. Cetrangolo)

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Carlo Donida is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Italian Composers of All Time
Carlo Donida

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Annibale Stabile is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Italian Composers of All Time
Annibale Stabile

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Antonio Zacara da Teramo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Italian Composers of All Time
Antonio Zacara da Teramo

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Antonio Maria Bononcini is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Italian Composers of All Time

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Luigi Denza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Italian Composers of All Time
Luigi Denza

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Giovanni Maria Bononcini is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Italian Composers of All Time
Giovanni Maria Bononcini

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Oscar Bianchi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Italian Composers of All Time
Oscar Bianchi