Top Ten Most Memorable Classic 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.

Why do Mozart, Beethoven and Bach ALWAYS have to be at the top of every single list about classical music, not only on TheTopTens? They're good but to me it seems their fans aren't fans of classical music as a whole (the same goes for Eminem and hip-hop) - Alkadikce

Agree about Ludwig... But Chopin not being in the top 10 only shows how popular vote can be often wrong. He wrote the most beautiful pieces of pianos of all time. Is there anyone from over 15 years old who does not know the most famous funeral march in the world?...

Both he and Mozart are synonymous with classical music. The opening to Beethoven's 5th symphony, and the finale of his 9th are universally recognized.

2 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.
3 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.
4 Antonio Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi
5 Johannes Brahms Johannes Brahms
6 Richard Wagner Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas.

One title: The Ride Of The Valkyries. - Metal_Treasure

7 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
8 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.
9 Maurice Ravel Maurice Ravel

Not the most famous on this list but I just wanna say his Bolero is awesome. - Metal_Treasure

10 Felix Mendelssohn

The Contenders

11 Gustav Mahler
12 George Frederick Handel
13 Aram Khachaturian
14 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Flight Of The Bumblebee - Metal_Treasure

15 Carl Stalling Carl Stalling

This man practically invented cartoon music. His work on the classic Warner Bros. cartoons stands the test of time

16 Modest Mussorgsky
17 Georges Bizet Georges Bizet Georges Bizet, registered at birth as Alexandre César Léopold Bizet, was a French composer of the romantic era.

"Les Toreadors" from Carmen Suite. - Metal_Treasure

18 Scott Bradley Scott Bradley
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