Greatest Classical Composers

The Contenders: Page 5

81 Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller
82 Stephen Heller
83 Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein
84 Georg Philipp Telemann
85 Charles Villiers Stanford

Before touching beethoven mozart sibelius brahms haydn,etc. Sir Charles Villiers Stanford s 3rd symphony Irish is the first symphony I have loved seriously. I always wonder how could people nowadays not discovering him! He is a great Irish figure. He is also the teacher of Ralph Williams and Gustav Holst. His symphonies were performed throughout Europe in the late 19th. Gustav Mahler had also conducted his famous symphony no.3. If you have already familiar with or even tired of the repeating performances nowdays, go try out his work! I would certainly recommend his all 7 symphonies, his 6 Irish raphsody, and his choral works! Love live Sir Stanford.

86 John Rutter

Look a the World is an exceptional choral piece.

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87 Charles Gounod
88 Carlos Santana Carlos Santana Carlos 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.
89 Dmitri Kabalevsky
90 Leevi Madetoja
91 Samuel Barber

How could anyone not think Adagio for Strings was worthy of a very high place on the list?

92 Carl Stamitz
93 Clara Schumann
94 James Horner James Horner
95 Jonny Greenwood Jonny Greenwood Jonathan Richard Guy, professionally known as Johnny Greenwood is an English musician and composer, mostly known for his role as the one of the lead guitarists and main keyboardist of the English alternative rock band Radiohead.
96 Charles-Valentin Alkan

Have you seen his etudes then you will understand he should be first

Amazing composer, great friend of Liszt, of which he is only second to.

97 Sylvia Filus
98 Eric Whitacre
99 Steve Reich

Just to name a few of this guy's masterpieces: Music for 18 Musicians, Electric Counterpoint, Different Trains, 2x5

100 Josquin des Prez

Not for me the greatest actually, that would be Bach or Vivaldi. But he was by far the greatest composer of his day, with a colossal reputation, and his influence is widespread even today. "Josquin will survive because his best music really is as magnificent as everybody has always said it was." - Richard Sherr

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