Composers The Best Romantic Composers of All Time  

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These are the greatest Romantic composers ranked from best to worst by user votes. Musicians that changed the music world forever. And not just the world of Classical music. It goes without saying that the best Romantic composers did their finest work in many time periods, and their influence and legacy can still be found to this day all over the world. And that is truly the mark of a great Composer.

So, what musical geniuses can one expect to find on a list like this? Any collection of great romantic composers must include Frédéric Chopin. He composed many beautiful sonatas, preludes and concertos during the romantic era. Another incredibly talented composer who wrote music in the romantic period was Ludwig van Beethoven.

Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, both of which are still performed by orchestras all over the world. Other famous musicians who appear on this top romantic composers list include Johannes Brahms, Richard Wagner and Franz Liszt.

Which romantic composer do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Vote up the best musicians to the top of this list!
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55 18
Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Austrian Empire, Germany

2
49 19
Frédéric Chopin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time

3
51 22
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time

4
37 15
Johannes Brahms is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Germany

5
33 14
Robert Alexander Schumann is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time

6
35 17
Franz Liszt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Hungary

7
29 14
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time

8
36 21
Richard Wagner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Kingdom of Saxony, Germany

9
25 15
Giuseppe Verdi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Kingdom of Italy, Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia, Duchy of Parma

10
12 7
Richard Strauss is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Newhere added Germany

11
20 16
Giacomo Puccini is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time

12
5 2
Edvard Grieg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Arne Grostøl added Norway

13
20 18
Hector Berlioz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time

14
12 13
Niccolò Paganini is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time

15
7 8
Alexander Borodin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Newhere added Russia

16
12 14
Anton Bruckner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Austria

17
5 7
Johann Nepomuk Hummel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Austria, Germany

18
2 5
Charles Martin Loeffler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Newhere added Charles Martin Loeffler United States of America, Germany

19
3 7
Tale Ognenovski is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
stevan-ognenovski added Republic of Macedonia

20
5 10
John Field is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Ireland

21
3 8
Ambroise Thomas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time

22
2 8
Mauro Giuliani is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time

23
1 7
Semen Hulak-Artemovsky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time

24
1 8
François-Adrien Boieldieu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time

25
1 8
Emilie Mayer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Emilie Mayer

26
1 9
Václav Tomášek is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Václav Tomášek

27
1 9
Jean Baptiste Édouard Du Puy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Jean Baptiste Édouard Du Puy

28
0 5
Anton Reicha is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time