Greatest Composers Who Died Young

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The Top Ten

1 Hugo Distler
2 Franz Schubert Franz Schubert Franz Peter Schubert (31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828) was an Austrian composer. Schubert died before his 32nd birthday, but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. His output consists of over six hundred secular vocal works, seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music ...read more.

He composed like 1,000 works in three decades- how is he not first?!

3 Veniamin Fleishman
4 Jehan Alain
5 Lili Boulanger
6 George Butterworth
7 Guillaume Lekeu
8 Vincenzo Bellini
9 Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
10 Jeremiah Clarke

The Contenders

11 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era, born in Salzburg.
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