Greatest Classical Composers

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101Francisco Tárrega
102Guillaume Dufay
103Giovanni Battista PergolesiV1 Comment
104Charles Marie Widor
105Saverio Mercadante
106Alessandro Scarlatti
107Luigi Boccherini

One of the best violin composers in my opinion.

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108Franz Lehar
109William Thomas Mckinley
110Carlos SantanaCarlos Santana audio is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music.
111Léo Delibes

One of the most underrated composers of all time... He has written some popular tunes such as the pizzicato from Sylvia and the flower duet from Lakmé which many people would recognize. But aside from that, his work "Coppelia" is one of the greatest ballets in my opinion, up there with Tchaikovsky's ballets. It has drama, excitement and catchy and fun melodies throughout the entire work... Funny enough, Tchaikovsky apparently held Delibes in higher regards than Brahms. Even if you disagree with that, I think the complexity and creativity of Delibes's music is no doubt up there with the other great composers. He needs the credit he deserves! - Absynthe1812

112Amilcare Ponchielli

Come on, he wrote Dance of the Hours! - Absynthe1812

113Mikhail Glinka

He's like the father of Russian classical music! Listen to his Ruslan and Ludmila overture - Absynthe1812

114John Powell
115Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss of Elektra, Salome and all his operas, his enchanting symphonic poems and songs is 90th? Wow... I put him at the bottom of the top ten... An amazingly inventive composer.

The four last songs must put Strauss up among the great composers; and Tot und Verklaerung says something to us about the human condition. He is certainly a greater composer than some of those listed above...

116Johann Strauss II

His waltzes are to die for, I just soar whilst listening to them. Blue Danube, Voices of Spring, Annen-Polka...

Who makes Johann Strauss II number 101 how about 8

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118John Dowland
119Joly Braga Santos
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