Worst Classical Music Composers

There are so many wonderful pieces of classical music! But which composer is your least favorite and why?

The Top Ten

1 Jacques Offenbach
2 Hector Berlioz Hector Berlioz Hector Berlioz was a French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique and Grande messe des morts (Requiem).
3 Giacomo Puccini
4 Sergei Rachmaninoff

He sucks!

5 Johann Strauss, Jr.
6 Karl Maria von Weber
7 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.
8 Johannes Brahms Johannes Brahms

Doesn't deserve this list - jack2244

9 Robert Schumann

Is this all because of his kinderszenens'?

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.

Whenever I hear some melodiless, emotionless, predictable and wishy-washy generic classical piece on the radio, it always turns out to be either Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky or Schubert (sorry to Schubert fans, if they exist). - Alkadikce

The Contenders

11 John Cage

I think he would be glad if he saw himself on this list. - Alkadikce

12 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.

His "hits" are great, but I could bear listening Etudes op.10 for 2 minutes.

Edit: I didn't vote for him, and didn't add him to the list. - Alkadikce

Are you OK? - Metal_Treasure

13 Claude Debussy Claude Debussy

He's just hard to appreciate. He doesn't concentrate on melodies but atmospheres and feelings. His music is not for catchy tunes and singing it while doing your work, but for processing a certain emotion. - Alkadikce

14 La Monte Young
15 Alexander Scriabin

His music is not even music- it's more percussive sounds- just listen to Towards the Flame and you'll understand.

16 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=qQHWJiPsfZY

This piece alone is why he deserves number one on this list. But, in general, his music is so cheery to the point that I want to kill myself.

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

Why? Just because Nazis loved him does not make him bad. - Alkadikce

18 Johann Pachelbel
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