Who is considered the greatest classical composer?

The German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven is widely regarded as the greatest composer who ever lived.

Are there any classical composers today?

That being said there very much are ‘classical’ style composers. Composers like Danny Elfman and John Williams really are 21st-century master composers, so it is not unlike there has not been classical-esque music being composed. The patrons who make it all possible have just changed over the years.

What composers are still alive?

Top 10 Living Composers

  • Jenkins – The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace (15)
  • Ungar – The Ashokan Farewell (19)
  • Lord – The Durham Concerto (28)
  • Shore – Lord of the Rings (44)
  • Morricone – The Mission (68)
  • Lord – Boom of The Tingling Strings (79)
  • Einaudi – Le Onde (85)
  • Pärt – Spiegel im Spiegel (88)

Who is the best composer alive?

According to BBC Music Magazine’s recent poll, Kaija Saariaho is the greatest living composer in the world. While J.S. Bach was voted the greatest of all time, Saariaho’s 17th position ranks her highest among living composers.

Who was more talented Mozart or Beethoven?

With 16 of the 300 most popular works having come from his pen, Mozart remains a strong contender but ranks second after Ludwig van Beethoven, overtaking Amadeus with 19 of his works in the Top 300 and three in the Top 10. …

Who is the greatest composer of the 20th century?

10 of the best 20th-century composers

  • Edward Elgar (1857–1934)
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
  • Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
  • Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
  • William Grant Still (1895-1978)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)
  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
  • Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

Who are the greatest American composers?

– Samuel Barber: 1910-1981. Born and raised in West Chester, PA, Barber was an extremely successful classical composer, composing works for choir, orchestra, opera, piano, and art song. – Leonard Bernstein: 1918-1990. – Aaron Copland: 1900-1990. – Duke Ellington: 1899-1974. – George Gershwin: 1898-1937. – Charles Ives: 1874-1954. – Scott Joplin: 1867-1917.

Who are the best modern classical composers?

Mark Anthony Turnage. If you think classical is stuffy and pompous,get this: Mark Anthony Turnage wrote an opera called Anna Nicole based on – you guessed it –

  • John Luther Adams. John Luther Adams (no relation to the other John Adams on this list) is the great naturalist composer.
  • Frederic Rzewski.
  • Saed Haddad.
  • Unsuk Chin.
  • Ann Cleare.
  • Thomas Adès.
  • Who is the best piano composer?

    Frederic Chopin (b.1810 d.1849 ) a Polish composer, was known as one of the best composers for the piano of all time. He is widely known and described as a virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era who wrote primarily for the solo piano.

    Who are some famous composers?

    Some famous Filipino composers include Allan Pineda Lindo, Levi Celerio and Nilo Alcala. Pineda and Celerio both compose music for live performances, and Alcala primarily composes for film.