Greatest Composers

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The Top Ten

1 Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, ...read more.

Yes I think and feel that Beethoven touch the feeling and the soul of people throughout the world and continue to do it in the present times...

He is the best composer of all time.

His symphomies transcend through time and space.

I think he is the child of classical music and mozart is the father...
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2 Gustav Mahler
3 Sergei Rachmaninov

I love Rachmaninov - catlinelizabethlaufeyson

4 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

How can he be behind Mahler? Mahler's problem is that his music is so long. But Tchaikovsky's pieces flow, are not too long, and very melodic.

5 Anton Bruckner
6 Jean Sibelius
7 Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer Hans Florian Zimmer is a German film score composer and record producer. Since the 1980s, he has composed music for over 150 films.

He made the soundtrack for modern warfare 2.

8 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.
9 Bach Bach Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor.
10 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.

The Contenders

11 John Williams John Williams John Williams (15 April 1903 – 5 May 1983) was an English stage, film and television actor. He is remembered for his role as chief inspector Hubbard in Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M For Murder, as the chauffeur in Sabrina, and as portraying the second "Mr. French" on TV's Family Affair.
12 Igor Stravinsky
13 Richard Wagner Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas.
14 Danny Elfman Danny Elfman
15 Dmitri Shostakovich
16 Joseph Haydn
17 Frédéric Chopin
18 George Frideric Handel
19 Franz Liszt Franz Liszt Franz Liszt was a prolific 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger, organist, philanthropist, author, nationalist and a Franciscan tertiary.
20 Harry Gregson-Williams
21 James Horner James Horner James Roy Horner was an American composer, conductor and orchestrator of film scores, writing over 100. He was known for the integration of choral and electronic elements, and for his frequent use of motifs associated with Celtic music.
22 Carter Burwell
23 Michael Giacchino
24 Philip Glass
25 A. R. Rahman A. R. Rahman Allah-Rakha Rahman, is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist.

Too versatile to ignore. - ameentheguitarist23

26 Maurice Ravel Maurice Ravel
27 Antonio Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi
28 Giuseppe Verdi
29 C418
30 Claude Debussy Claude Debussy
31 Johannes Brahms Johannes Brahms
32 Gioachino Rossini
33 Vincenzo Bellini
34 Pavel Chesnokov
35 Adrian von Ziegler

Just listen to ANY piece of music and it will give you goosebumps.

36 Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor.
37 Edvard Grieg
38 Ludovico Einaudi
39 Richard Carpenter
40 Burt Bacharach
41 R. D. Burman

The best. Just the best. - ameentheguitarist23

42 Sergei Prokofiev
43 Howard Shore
44 James Newton Howard
45 Koji Kondo Koji Kondo
46 Erik Satie
47 Alfred Schnittke
48 Antonín Dvořák
49 Mehrad Hidden Mehrad Hidden Mehrad Hidden is a Iranian singer, rapper, and producer. He grew up listening and composing rock songs. At age 18, He formed the group Zedbazi with Saman Wilson.
50 Yuki Kajiura
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