Greatest Classical ComposersTop ten of the most talented and most respected composers of history. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.
The Top Ten
Get CodeAdd This List to Your Site
AndrewLathamMore comments about Sergei Rachmaninoff
Although think that composers such as Vivaldi, Beethoven, Wagner, Bach are more influential and important to music and even other Romantic era musicians such as Rachmaninoff, Holst and Elgar but Mr Williams is just a musical messiah. No other composer had this much passion for music and culture. He traveled the UK pubs learning local folk songs and recording them in order to preserve them, effectively saving a whole era of British music almost single-handedly.
I'm not a patriot by any means but Ralph Vaughn Williams is one of the few people that honestly makes me glad to be British. Also, it has been reported that he was one of the kindest, most selfless men around by his peers and family. Nobody has the ability to 'flow' music better than Williams, just listen to 'Thomas Talis on a theme fantasia' while someone like Beethoven just seems to build to crescendo after crescendo, Williams does the complete opposite and mostly teases towards crescendos such as with pieces like Barbers Adagio.
This is just my taste in music, I also have massive respect and love for various Baroque composers and even earlier as I have mentioned above. Most Classical is just not my cup of tea. I just find it far to show off-y and as much as I can respect the complexity of something like Mozart, I just can't stand to listen to it, I find it too emotionless, so take that as you will. Although there are exceptions.
I am proud of yoshiki being in the list, he is so a great composer and I think he is something like our XXI century mozart just saying...
Have we all forgotten the first great romantic composer, and his awe-inspiring "Symphonie Fantastique"? This man truly deserves to be in at least the top ten!
truemetalMore comments about Richard Wagner
Comments About This List
- Best PlayStation 4 Games
- Best Xbox One Games
- Best Movies of 2013
- Best Cell Phone Services
- Best Credit Repair Companies
- Best Home Workout Programs
- Best Mountain Bike Brands
- Best Web Hosting Companies
Top Remixes of This List
Posts About This List
Updated Thursday, March 06, 2014