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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Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Ludwig van Beethoven Austrian Empire, Germany

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

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

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Robert Alexander Schumann is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time

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Johannes Brahms is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Johannes Brahms Germany

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

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

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

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

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Giacomo Puccini is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time

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Richard Strauss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Newhere added Richard Strauss Germany

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Hector Berlioz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time

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Edvard Grieg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Arne Grostøl added Edvard Grieg Norway

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Alexander Borodin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Newhere added Alexander Borodin Russia

The Greatest Romantic Era Composers

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Niccolò Paganini is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time

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Johann Nepomuk Hummel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Johann Nepomuk Hummel Austria, Germany

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Anton Bruckner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Anton Bruckner Austria

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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

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John Field is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
John Field Republic of Ireland

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Tale Ognenovski is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
stevan-ognenovski added Tale Ognenovski Republic of Macedonia

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

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

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

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Emilie Mayer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time
Emilie Mayer

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François-Adrien Boieldieu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Romantic Composers of All Time

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

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

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