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The Best Nocturne Composers  

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A nocturne is about as peaceful as a piece of music can be. It is intended to be evocative of the night, but poses no restrictions on the form - Chopin's first nocturne, for example, sounds like a waltz, while the second one sounds more like a song. Chopin is probably the best-known nocturne composer, while Field was the one who started it all. Liszt's third Liebestraume is another example of a very famous nocturne. Which composers wrote the best nocturnes? Let's find out!
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Frédéric C... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
Romantic music, Art song, Classical music
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John Field is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
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Franz Liszt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
carlybobarly added Opera, Romantic music, Art song
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Claude Debussy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
Ballet, Ballet, Incidental music
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Erik Satie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
Opera, Ballet, 20th-century classical music
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Alexander Scriabin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
Classical music
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Gabriel Fauré is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
Opera, Romantic music, Incidental music
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Robert Alexander Schuman... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
Opera, Romantic music, Lied
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Mily Balakirev is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
GeraldGabbard added
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Vasily Kalinnikov is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
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Clara Schumann is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
GeraldGabbard added Clara Schumann Romantic music, Classical music
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Llorenç Balsach ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
GeraldGabbard added Llorenç Balsach
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Pedram Babaiee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
peaugan added Pedram Babaiee Contemporary Classical, Minimal Music
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Francis Poulenc is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
Ballet, Ballet, Incidental music
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Dinu Lipatti is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
GeraldGabbard added Classical music
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Giuseppe Martucci is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
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Lowell Liebermann is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
Lowell Liebermann
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Carl Czerny is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
Ballet
This list is about the best NOCTURNES, not the best ETUDES. Please actually listen to his nocturnes before you downvote him for the etudes.
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Mikhail Glinka is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
Opera, Art song, Classical music
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Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorab... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
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Dave Brubeck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
GeraldGabbard added Dave Brubeck Cool jazz, Third stream, Jazz