Greatest Romantic Classical Composers

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The Top Ten

1 Frederic Chopin Frederic Chopin Frédéric François Chopin (1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849), born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era who wrote primarily for the solo piano. He gained and has maintained renown worldwide as a leading musician of his era, whose "poetic genius ...read more.

Chopin's music basically sums up the Romantic era- to know Chopin is to know Romantic music. It's also good to know that he has strong classical roots as he loved the music of J. S. Bach. Hear Chopin in the hands of the right performer and you will be blown away.

Easy win for Fryderyk in this category. - cwysocki

EASY WIN FOR CHOPIN

2 Pyotr Illych Tchaikovsky

Totally first! I know Chopin was one of the greater piano composers, but Tchaikovsky's magnificence in EVERY PIECE is just beautiful.

The godfather of 20th century music, and beyond!

The Best Swanlake, 1812 Overture, The Nutcracker, overture romeo and julliette

3 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.

Beethoven was both classical and romantic composer and he was the greatest of all time in my opinion.

4 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
5 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.
6 Felix Mendelssohn

This guy is really influential, especially in the finding of Bach. I really like his string symphonies, they're light and elegant. His violin concerto and octet are of course time-honored, so I think he deserves over Liszt at least.

7 Carl Maria Van Weber
8 Modest Mussorgsky
9 Johannes Brahms Johannes Brahms
10 Robert Schumann

I know it's been said many times, but it really is true: Schumann's music sounds more recognizably "Romantic" than any that of any other composer. - alexpijanowski

This composer is so underrated!

The Newcomers

? Jayesvar

A child prodigy.
But google has no data about him.
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? Aram Khachaturian

The Contenders

11 Niccolo Paganini
12 Sergei Rachmaninoff

I only want everyone to hear his Piano concertos, It's beyond, the feeling every part of this song gas somthing new,
Wow. I love him

13 Richard Wagner Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas.

What... #14?! People are so clueless

14 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.

One of the greatest composers in nearly every aspect- from chamber music, to lieder, to symphonies, to solo piano, to choral, and more. It is a real shame that he appears forgotten on this list.

15 Camille Saint-Saens

Great French horn solos

16 Giuseppe Verdi

HE is the most underrated composer of all time

17 Gustav Mahler
18 Maurice Ravel Maurice Ravel
19 Edvard Grieg
20 Johann Strauss II
21 Giacomo Puccini
22 Jacques Offenbach
23 Johann Strauss I
24 Gioachino Rossini
25 Antonín Dvořák
26 Edward Elgar
27 Claude DeBussy Claude DeBussy
28 Richard Strauss
29 Jean Sibelius

Long live Sibelius

30 Gustav Holst
31 Arnold Schönberg
32 Francisco Tarrega
33 Pablo de Sarasate
34 Mily Balakirev
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