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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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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
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Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Austrian Empire, Germany
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Johannes Brahms is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Germany
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Frédéric C... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
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Franz Liszt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Austrian Empire, Austria-Hungary, Kingdom of Hungary
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Edvard Grieg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Arne Grostøl added Norway
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Robert Alexander Schuman... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartho... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
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Richard Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Kingdom of Saxony, Germany
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Giuseppe Verdi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Kingdom of Italy, Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia, Duchy of Parma
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Richard Strauss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Newhere added Germany
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Alexander Borodin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Newhere added Russia
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Niccolò Paganini ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Niccolò Paganini Italy
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Anton Bruckner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Austria
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Hector Berlioz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
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Giacomo Puccini is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Giacomo Puccini Italy
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Antonín Dvoř&aacu... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
gurneykrasnoyarsk added Czech Republic
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Camille Saint-Saëns... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
chelyabinskkrasnoyarsk added France
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Sergei Rachmaninoff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
chelyabinskkrasnoyarsk added Russia
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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
chelyabinskkrasnoyarsk added Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Russia
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Maurice Ravel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
chelyabinskkrasnoyarsk added France
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Georges Bizet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
chelyabinskkrasnoyarsk added France
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Modest Petrovich Mussorg... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
chelyabinskkrasnoyarsk added Russian Empire
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Johann Nepomuk Hummel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Austria, Germany
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John Field is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Republic of Ireland