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.

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

3 Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven

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
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

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The Contenders

11 Niccolo Paganini
12 Franz Schubert Franz Schubert

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.

13 Sergei Rachmaninoff
14 Richard Wagner Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas.
15 Camille Saint-Saens
16 Gustav Mahler
17 Edvard Grieg
18 Johann Strauss II
19 Giacomo Puccini
20 Giuseppe Verdi
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3. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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