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European classical music artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good european classical music bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top european classical music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. European classical music groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all european classical music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest european classical music bands of all time, since the most famous european classical music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best european classical music music.

You can click on the european classical music band names to see more information about that particular notable european classical music group. If they're near the top of the best european classical music artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top european classical music bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the european classical music band names themselves.

This list includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Hamsika Iyer and more artists. Voting for your favorites gets them to rise to the top. Give a thumbs down to artists like Ludwig van Beethoven and Dmitri Shostakovich if you don't like them and a thumbs up if you do.

All important, significant and iconic names in european classical music music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new european classical music bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of european classical music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into european classical music music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good european classical music bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent european classical music bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best european classical music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest european classical music musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular european classical music bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Opera, Ballet, Art song

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Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Ludwig van Beethoven Opera, Classical music

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Johann Sebastian Bach is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Johann Sebastian Bach Classical music

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Frédéric Chopin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
rizkayrnd added Frédéric Chopin Romantic music, Art song, Classical music

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Dmitri Shostakovich is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Dmitri Shostakovich Opera, Ballet, Art song

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
MatFalcon added Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Opera, Art song, Chamber music

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Thomanerchor Leipzig is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Thomanerchor Leipzig Choral music, Classical music

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Christian Zacharias is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Christian Zacharias Classical music

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Øystein Sevåg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Øystein Sevåg New Age music, Folk music, World music

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Steve Willaert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Steve Willaert Pop music, Traditional music, Folk music

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Dominic Miller is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Dominic Miller Pop music, Classical music, Jazz

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Виктор Смольский is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Виктор Смольский Progressive metal, Power metal, Classical music

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Zoar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Zoar Gothic rock, Rock music, Classical music

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Christophe Godin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Christophe Godin Instrumental rock, Classical music, Heavy metal

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Oslo Philharmonic Orcestra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Oslo Philharmonic Orcestra Classical music

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Chor Leoni Men's Choir is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Chor Leoni Men's Choir Classical music

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Lisa Batiashvili is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Lisa Batiashvili Chamber music, Classical music

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Ikuko Kawai is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Ikuko Kawai Electronic music, Classical music, Instrumental

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Oregon Symphony is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Oregon Symphony Classical music

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Dallas Symphony Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Dallas Symphony Orchestra Classical music

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Jon Christos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Jon Christos Classical music, Crossover

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The London Mozart Players is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
The London Mozart Players Classical music

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Virgil Fox is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Virgil Fox Classical music

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Jan Hanford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Jan Hanford New Age, Electronic dance music, Classical music

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Yōsei Teikoku is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Yōsei Teikoku Dark ambient, Gothic rock, Electro

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Ryan Cayabyab is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Ryan Cayabyab Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Classical music

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Ustad Mahwash is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Ustad Mahwash Ghazal, Pop music, Classical music

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Threnody Ensemble is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Threnody Ensemble Indie, Classical music, Experimental music

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Adrian Boult is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Adrian Boult Classical music

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Lisa Kelly is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Lisa Kelly Classical music, Celtic music

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Carl Dahlhaus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Carl Dahlhaus Contemporary classical music, European Classical music

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Eminence Symphony Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Eminence Symphony Orchestra Popular music, New Age music, Classical music

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David Campbell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
David Campbell Classical music, Contemporary classical music

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Marat Bisengaliev is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Marat Bisengaliev Classical music

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Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazio... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists

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Emmanuel Pahud is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Emmanuel Pahud Classical music, Jazz

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Maksim is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Maksim Classical music, Crossover, Techno

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Vitas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Vitas Synthpop, Pop music, Chill-out music

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Павел Гинтов is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Павел Гинтов Classical music

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Dale Clevenger is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Dale Clevenger Classical music

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John Clayton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
John Clayton Classical music, Jazz

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Seattle Men's Chorus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Seattle Men's Chorus Popular music, Choral music, Musical theatre

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Celloman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Celloman World music, Classical music, Reggae

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Hamsika Iyer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Hamsika Iyer Jingle, Carnatic music, World music

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Laurie Z. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Laurie Z. Classical music, Jazz

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Lani Misalucha is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Lani Misalucha Pop music, Rock music, Classical music

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Jeff Oster is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Jeff Oster New Age, Electronic dance music, Classical music

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Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Classical music

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Antero Manninen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Antero Manninen Chamber music, Classical music

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Deviations Project is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Deviations Project Pop music, Electronic music, Classical music