Bands/Musicians The Best European Classical Composers/Artists  

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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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53 17
Johann Sebastian Bach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Classical music

2
49 15
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Opera, Ballet, Art song

3
54 19
Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Opera, Classical music

4
18 2
Frédéric Chopin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
rizkayrnd added Romantic music, Art song, Classical music

5
19 11
Dmitri Shostakovich is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Opera, Ballet, Art song

6
6 2
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
MatFalcon added Opera, Art song, Chamber music

7
6 9
Zoar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Gothic rock, Rock music, Classical music

8
5 8
Thomanerchor Leipzig is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Choral music, Classical music

9
4 7
Chor Leoni Men's Choir is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Classical music

10
4 7
Ikuko Kawai is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Electronic music, Classical music, Instrumental

11
4 7
Lisa Batiashvili is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Chamber music, Classical music

12
3 6
Jon Christos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Classical music, Crossover

13
3 6
Dallas Symphony Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Classical music

14
3 6
Oregon Symphony is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Classical music

15
3 6
Carl Dahlhaus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Contemporary classical music, European Classical music

16
3 6
Eminence Symphony Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Popular music, New Age music, Classical music

17
9 13
Virgil Fox is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Classical music

18
9 13
Jan Hanford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
New Age, Electronic dance music, Classical music

19
2 5
Maksim is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Classical music, Crossover, Techno

20
2 5
Emmanuel Pahud is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Classical music, Jazz

21
2 5
Marat Bisengaliev is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Classical music

22
2 5
David Campbell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Classical music, Contemporary classical music

23
2 5
Celloman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
World music, Classical music, Reggae

24
2 5
John Clayton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Classical music, Jazz

25
2 5
Павел Гинтов is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Classical music

26
2 5
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazio... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists

27
2 5
The London Mozart Players is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Classical music

28
2 5
Seattle Men's Chorus is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Popular music, Choral music, Musical theatre

29
8 12
Christian Zacharias is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Classical music

30
8 12
Øystein Sevåg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
New Age music, Folk music, World music

31
1 4
Laurie Z. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Classical music, Jazz

32
1 4
Deviations Project is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Pop music, Electronic music, Classical music

33
1 4
Hamsika Iyer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Jingle, Carnatic music, World music

34
1 4
Jeff Oster is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
New Age, Electronic dance music, Classical music

35
1 4
Takako Nishizaki is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Classical music

36
1 4
Lani Misalucha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Classical music

37
1 4
Antero Manninen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Chamber music, Classical music

38
1 4
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Classical music

39
7 11
Yōsei Teikoku is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Dark ambient, Gothic rock, Electro

40
7 11
Виктор Смольский is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Progressive metal, Power metal, Classical music

41
7 11
Dominic Miller is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Pop music, Classical music, Jazz

42
7 11
Steve Willaert is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Pop music, Traditional music, Folk music

43
6 10
Shakila is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Classical music

44
6 10
Christophe Godin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Instrumental rock, Classical music, Heavy metal

45
6 10
Oslo Philharmonic Orcestra is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Classical music

46
5 9
Ustad Mahwash is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Ghazal, Pop music, Classical music

47
5 9
Ryan Cayabyab is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Classical music

48
5 9
Suspyre is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Progressive metal, Classical music, Heavy metal

49
4 8
Sanjay Mishra is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
World fusion music, World music, Classical music

50
4 8
Adrian Boult is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best European Classical Composers/Artists
Classical music