Top Ten Most Original Sounding Composers

A list of the most original and distinctive sounding composers.

The Top Ten

1 Wagner (1813 - 1883)
2 Beethoven (1770 - 1850) Beethoven (1770 - 1850) 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, more.
3 Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
4 Birtwistle (B.1934)
5 Mahler ( 1860 - 1911 )
6 Vaughan-williams (1872 - 1958)
7 Andrew Lloyd Webber (B.1948)
8 Debussy (1862 - 1918)
9 Chopin (1810 - 1849)
10 Bach (1685 - 1750) Bach (1685 - 1750)

Whenever one of his compositions comes on the radio, it's instantly recognizable. A gorgeous melody combined with plenty of moving parts. MikeFuller, I hope you don't mind you adding my adding Brian Wilson to this list? Even though he is in the popular field, I consider him a composer, as he scored most of Pet Sounds, which is essentially a thirteen movement "pocket symphony". - beatles

I liked a lot your list MikeFuller. I vote for Bach because he is divine, I love his spirituality and the way he combines joy and sorrow in his music. He makes me feel complete. He has everything in his notes and he also goes beyond them in a very touching way.

The Contenders

11 Adam Young (B. 1986) Adam Young (B. 1986) Adam Randal Young is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known for creating the synthpop/electronica project Owl City. Other important projects he has taken part of are Sky Sailing, Port Blue, Swimming With Dolphins, Seagull Orchestra and Adam Young Scores.
12 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era, born in Salzburg.

Why not he produced some of the most famous music including our well know song "twinkle twinkle little star". plus I haven't even heard of these other people. who are the first people that pop in your head when you hear classical composers. I think of Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven. WHY ARE THEY NOT HIGHER

13 Brian Wilson (B. 1942) Brian Wilson (B. 1942) Brian Douglas Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for being the multi-tasking leader and co-founder of the Beach Boys.
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