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The 100 Greatest Music Composers

Provided their year of birth and death, nationality and most famous compositions/concertos/symphonies/rhapsodies/sonatas/operas, guess the 100 greatest composers to have ever lived (according to digitaldreamdoor.com). Solely typing the surname is sufficient.
In some instances, the most renowned compositions by the composers are neglected to provide a challenge for those highly knowledgeable in music. For example, 'Moonlight Sonata' was not included for Beethoven.
Some of the names of the compositions include the opus (or other informative) numbers, others do not. Whenever I could easily access them, I included them.
Sources: https://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best-classic-comp.html
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Lifetime
Nationality
Two Main Compositions
Composers
1770-1827
German
Piano Sonata No. 8 "Pathétique"
Piano Sonata No. 23 "Appassionata"
Ludwig van Beethoven
1756-1791
Austrian
The Marriage of Figaro Overture
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
1685-1750
German
The Brandenburg Concertos
The Well-Tempered Clavier
Johann Sebastian Bach
1813-1883
German
The Ring Of The Nibelung
Die Walküre
Richard Wagner
1732-1809
Austrian
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major
The Creation
Joseph Haydn
1833-1897
German
Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1
Johannes Brahms
1797-1828
Austrian
Ständchen, D. 889 "Serenade"
Erlkönig
Franz Schubert
1840-1893
Russian
The Seasons: June
Swan Lake: Spanish Dance
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
1685-1759
German-British
Water Music
Music for the Royal Fireworks
George Frideric Handel
1882-1971
Russian
The Rite of Spring
Oedipus Rex
Igor Stravinsky
1810-1856
German
Kinderszenen
Fantasie in C
Robert Schumann
1810-1849
Polish
Marche Funèbre, Op. 72 No. 2
Étude Op. 25 No. 1 "Aeolian Harp"
Frédéric Chopin
1809-1847
German
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Elijah, Op. 70
Felix Mendelssohn
1862-1918
French
La cathédrale engloutie
Arabesque No. 1
Claude Debussy
1811-1886
Hungarian
Mephisto Waltz No. 1
Liebestraum No. 3
Franz Liszt
1841-1904
Czech
Humoresque No. 7
Slavonic Dances
Antonín Dvořák
1813-1901
Italian
La Traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile
Giuseppe Verdi
1860-1911
Bohemian
Das Lied Von Der Erde
Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"
Gustav Mahler
1678-1741
Italian
Gloria, RV589
L’Estro Armónico
Antonio Vivaldi
1864-1949
German
Also Sprach Zarathustra
Salome, Op. 54
Richard Strauss
1891-1953
Russian
Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64
Sergei Prokofiev
1906-1975
Russian-Soviet
The Gadfly Suite
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Op. 29
Dmitri Shostakovich
1881-1945
Hungarian
Duke Bluebeard's Castle
The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19
Béla Bartók
1803-1869
French
Requiem (Grande Messe des Morts)
Les nuits d'été, Op. 7
Hector Berlioz
1824-1896
Austrian
Symphony No. 8 in C minor
Masses Nos. 1-3
Anton Bruckner
1525-1594
Italian
Missa Papae Marcelli
Ave Regina Caelorum
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
1567-1643
Italian
L'Orfeo, SV 318
Vespero della Beata Vergine, SV 206
Claudio Monteverdi
1865-1957
Finnish
Finlandia, Op. 26
The Maiden in the Tower, JS 101
Jean Sibelius
1875-1937
French
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Gaspard de la nuit, M. 55
Maurice Ravel
1872-1958
British
The Pilgrim's Progress
The Wasps
Ralph Vaughan Williams
1839-1881
Russian
Boris Godunov
Great Gate of Kyiv
Modest Mussorgsky
1858-1924
Italian
Tosca: Vissi d'arte
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì, vedremo
Giacomo Puccini
1659-1695
English
Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626
The Fairy-Queen, Z. 629
Henry Purcell
1792-1868
Italian
L'italiana in Algeri
Guglielmo Tell
Giacomo Rossini
1857-1934
British
Salut d'Amour, Op. 12
Enigma Variations, Op. 36
Edward Elgar
1873-1943
Russian-Soviet
14 Romaces, Op. 34
Six moments musicaux, D. 780
Sergei Rachmaninoff
1835-1921
French
Le Carnaval des animaux: Le cygne
Samson and Delilah, Op. 47
Camille Saint-Saëns
c.1440-1521
French/Franco-Flemish
Missa de Beata Virgine
Missa Pange Lingua
Josquin Des Prez
1844-1908
Russian
Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
Scheherazade, Op. 35
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
1786-1826
German
Der Freischütz
Euryanthe, J. 291
Carl Maria von Weber
1683-1764
French
Platée
La princesse de Navarre
Jean-Philippe Rameau
1632-1687
Italian-French
Armide, LWV. 71
Benedictus Dominus, LWV. 64/2
Jean-Baptiste Lully
1845-1924
French
Après un rêve, Op. 7 No.1
Sicilienne, Op. 78
Gabriel Fauré
1843-1907
Norwegian
Peer Gynt: Morning Mood
Peer Gynt: Solveig's Song
Edvard Grieg
1714-1787
Bohemian
Orfeo ed Euridice
Iphigénie en Tauride
Christoph Willibald Gluck
1874-1951
Austrian-American
Moses und Aron
Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
Arnold Schoenberg
1874-1954
American
The Unanswered Question
Three Places in New England
Charles Ives
1895-1963
German
Symphony: Mathis der Maler
Ludus Tonalis
Paul Hindemith
1908-1992
French
Quatuor pour la fin du temps
Des Canyons aux étoiles
Olivier Messiaen
1900-1990
American
Appalachian Spring
Fanfare for the Common Man
Aaron Copland
1668-1733
French
Leçons de ténèbres
Pièces de Clavecin
Francois Couperin
1539-1623
English
Mass for Five Voices: Agnus Dei
The Battell, T. 441
William Byrd
1866-1925
French
Trois Gnossiennes
Trois morceaux en forme de poire
Erik Satie
1913-1976
British
War Requiem, Op. 66
The Prince of the Pagodas
Benjamin Britten
1824-1884
Czech
Má vlast, JB. 1:112
Prodaná nevěsta, JB. 1:100
Bedrick Smetana
1822-1890
French
Sonata in A major
Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 7
César Franck
1872-1915
Russian
The Poem of Ecstasy
Piano Concerto in F-sharp Minor
Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin
1838-1875
French
L'Arlésienne Suite No. 2: Farandole
Carmen: Votre Toast
Georges Bizet
1685-1757
Italian
Keyboard Sonatas, K.1-555
Stabat Mater
Domenico Scarlatti
1681-1767
German
Tafelmusik
Trumpet Concerto, TWV. 51:D7
Georg Philipp Telemann
1883-1945
Austrian
Passacaglia, Op. 1
Concerto for Nine Instruments
Anton Webern
1532-1594
Franco-Flemish
Psalmi Davidis Poenitentiales
Lagrime di San Pietro
Roland de Lassus
1898-1937
American
Rhapsody in Blue
I Got Rhythm
George Gershwin
1797-1848
Italian
L'elisir d'amore
Don Pasquale
Gaetano Donizetti
1714-1788
German
Solfeggietto, H. 220
Sonata for Solo Flute in A minor
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
1653-1713
Italian
12 Concerti Grossi, Op. 6
Christmas Concerto, Op. 6 No. 8
Archangelo Corelli
1505-1585
English
Spem in alium
Lamentations of Jeremiah
Thomas Tallis
1825-1899
Austrian
Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410
Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437
Johann Strauss II
1854-1928
Czech
The Cunning Little Vixen
Káťa Kabanová
Leos Janácek
1300-1377
French
Messe de Nostre Dame
"Ma fin est mon commencement"
Guillaume de Machaut
1885-1935
Austrian
Wozzeck
Kammerkonzert
Alban Berg
1833-1887
Russian
Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances
In the Steppes of Central Asia
Alexander Borodin
1801-1835
Italian
Norma: Casta Diva
Il pirata
Vincenzo Bellini
1818-1893
French
Faust
Messe brève No. 7
Charles Gounod
1842-1912
French
Thaïs: Méditation
Manon
Jules Massenet
1899-1963
French
Trois mouvements perpétuels
Dialogues des Carmélites, FP. 159
Francis Poulenc
1554/1557-1612
Italian
Sonata pian' e forte, Ch. 175
Canzon per sonar primi toni à 8
Giovanni Gabrieli
1100s-1200s
(French)
Sederunt
Viderunt Omnes
Pérotin
1585-1672
German
Psalmen Davids, SWV 22–47
Cantiones sacræ, Op. 4
Heinrich Schütz
1912-1992
American
4'33''
In a Landscape
John Cage
1710-1736
Italian
La serva padrona
Marian Vespers
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
1563-1626
English
Lachrimæ, or Seaven Teares
The Frog Galliard
John Dowland
1874-1934
British
The Planets, Op. 32: Mars
The Wandering Scholar, Op. 50
Gustav Holst
1637-1707
Danish
Jesu, meines Lebens Leben
Membra Jesu Nostri
Dietrich Buxtehude
1879-1936
Italian
Pini di Roma, P. 141
Feste romane
Ottorino Respighi
1400-1474
French
Nuper rosarum flores
Missa L'homme armé
Guillaume Dufay
1860-1903
Austrian
Italian Serenade
Mörike-Lieder: Im Frühling
Hugo Wolf
1865-1931
Danish
Symphony No. 4, Op.27 FS. 60
Clarinet Concerto, Op. 57
Carl Nielsen
1902-1983
British
Belshazzar's Feast
Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
William Walton
1892-1974
French
La Création du monde, Op. 81a
Le Bœuf sur le toit, Op. 58
Darius Milhaud
1583-1625
English
Hosanna to the Son of David
The Silver Swan
Orlando Gibbons
1791-1864
German
Les Huguenots
Robert le diable
Giacomo Meyerbeer
1910-1981
American
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
Violin Concerto, Op. 14
Samuel Barber
1549-1611
Spanish
O magnum mysterium
Officium Defunctorum
Tomás Luis de Victoria
(1135)-1201
(French)
Magnus Liber
Messe du Jour dë Noel
Léonin
1876-1946
Spanish
Noches en los jardines de España
El amor brujo
Manuel de Falla
1098-1179
German
Ordo Virtutum
Symphonia
Hildegard von Bingen
1804-1857
Russian
Ruslan and Lyudmila
A Life for the Tsar
Mikhail Glinka
1865-1936
Russian
Symphony No. 5 "Heroic"
Symphony No. 3 "Slavyanskaya"
Alexander Glazunov
1566-1613
Italian
Madrigals, Book 6
Tenebrae Responsoria
Don Carlo Gesualdo
3 Comments
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Level 65
Mar 25, 2023
You're one of the '100 Greatest Quizmakers'.
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Level 66
May 22, 2023
Excellent quiz. I only got 61; left out over a dozen I should have remembered. Kept typing in C.P.E.Bach for Solfeggietto, a piece I have taught probably 25 times to different students. You might consider accepting that?
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Level 52
May 22, 2023
I am glad to have satisfied who I presume is a maestro. Your suggestion is valid and has now been implemented.