12 Greatest Composers Of All Time

Who are fans of music here? We are sure that you are knowledgeable about the most popular composers, artists and musicians in the world who have contributed to growing list of musical masterpieces.

Now, let us know more about the 12 greatest composers of all time:

Johann Sebastian Bach

Bach was a German composer of the Baroque period. He is popular for his instrumental compositions Goldberg Variations and Brandenburg Concertos and vocal music, including Mass in B minor and St. Matthew Passion.

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven was a German composer and pianist who is a remarkable figure of the Classical music era. He made 9 symphonies, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, 5 piano concertos and 1 violin concerto, among others.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart was an influential composer and a music genius of the Classical era. He composed over 600 works, including symphonies, operas, chambers, and concerts. He was considered the “supreme composer of melody and lyrical quality.”

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Franz Schubert

Schubert was one of the greatest masters of melodic and lyrical composition. This Austrian composer had created 600 secular vocal works, including operas, and symphonies and more than 650 songs in his 16 years of career. He died before his 32nd birthday.

Richard Wagner

Wagner was considered to be the rudest people on Earth, who despised and blamed Jews for all the problems in the world. This German composer was also known for writing his own libretto. Among his finest works were Tristan und Isolde and Tannhauser.

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Robert Schumann

Schumann was a quintessential Romantic composer who wrote musical pieces that were German sounding. He mastered all genres and created symphonies, orchestra, choral and chamber work. His most famous works include Symphonic Studies, Kinderszenen, Carnaval, Kreisleriana, and Fantasie in C.

Claude Debussy

Debussy was a French composer who was known for his use of non-traditional scales and chromaticism. He was also a prominent figure associated with Impressionist music. His famous masterpieces include La Mer, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Children’s Corner.

Igor Stravinsky

Stravinsky was a Russian pianist and composer who was prominent for his stylistic diversity. His famous works include The Rite of Spring, The Firebird, Pulcinella, Les Noces, The Nightingale and The Rake’s Progress.

Frederic Chopin

Chopin was a Polish composer and a virtuoso pianist of the Romantic period. He was considered the most idiomatic composer who was behind hundreds of notable works include sonatas, ballades, preludes, waltzes, and impromptus, among others.

Franz Liszt

Liszt was a Hungarian composer who was considered the greatest pianist of all time. He was also a philanthropist and author. He wrote hundreds of masterpieces including preludes, etudes, songs, concerti, short poems, and symphonies.

Johannes Brahms

Brahms was a German composer and pianist who wrote four outstanding symphonies and one of the greatest violin concerti in the music history. His other works include Variations on a Theme of Haydn and Variations on a Theme of Paganini.

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Giuseppe Verdi

Verdi was considered as Italy’s greatest composer who created 28 operas which are still performed in the modern area. His famous works include Ernani, Don Carlo, La Traviata, Macbeth, Aida, Otello and Falstaff (after Shakespeare).

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