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100 Greatest composers

Name the 100 greatest all-time composers of "classical" music (list derived from that of Digital Dream Door).The earliest person on list was born in 1098; none are still living and the two most recent deaths were in 1992. Flags show country of birthplace (as determined by modern boundaries).
Last names alone are sufficient
Two last names appear twice on the list
List includes all time periods (pre-Renaissance, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern)
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Last updated: February 24, 2020
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Answer
1
Ludwig van Beethoven
2
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
3
Johann Sebastian Bach
4
Richard Wagner
5
Joseph Haydn
6
Johannes Brahms
7
Franz Schubert
8
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
9
George Frideric Handel
10
Igor Stravinsky
11
Robert Schumann
12
Frederic Chopin
13
Felix Mendelssohn
14
Claude Debussy
15
Franz Lizst
16
Antonin Dvorak
17
Giuseppe Verdi
18
Gustav Mahler
19
Antonio Vivaldi
20
Richard Strauss
21
Serge Prokofiev
22
Dmitri Shostakovich
23
Bela Bartok
24
Hector Berlioz
25
Anton Bruckner
26
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
27
Caludio Monteverdi
28
Jean Sibelius
29
Maurice Ravel
30
Ralph Vaughan Williams
31
Modest Mussorgsky
32
Giacomo Puccini
33
Henry Purcell
34
Gioacchino Rossini
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Answer
35
Edward Elgar
36
Sergei Rachmaninoff
37
Camille Saint-Saëns
38
Josquin Des Prez
39
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
40
Carl Maria von Weber
41
Jean-Philippe Rameau
42
Jean-Baptiste Lully
43
Gabriel Faure
44
Edvard Grieg
45
Christoph Willibald Gluck
46
Arnold Schoenberg
47
Charles Ives
48
Paul Hindemith
49
Olivier Messiaen
50
Aaron Copland
51
Francois Couperin
52
William Byrd
53
Erik Satie
54
Benjamin Britten
55
Bedrick Smetana
56
César Franck
57
Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin
58
Georges Bizet
59
Domenico Scarlatti
60
Georg Philipp Telemann
61
Anton Webern
62
Roland de Lassus
63
George Gershwin
64
Gaetano Donizetti
65
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
66
Archangelo Corelli
67
Thomas Tallis
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Answer
68
Johann Strauss II
69
Leos Janácek
70
Guillaume de Machaut
71
Alban Berg
72
Alexander Borodin
73
Vincenzo Bellini
74
Charles Gounod
75
Jules Massenet
76
Francis Poulenc
77
Giovanni Gabrieli
78
Pérotin
79
Heinrich Schütz
80
John Cage
81
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
82
John Dowland
83
Gustav Holst
84
Dietrich Buxtehude
85
Ottorino Respighi
86
Guillaume Dufay
87
Hugo Wolf
88
Carl Nielsen
89
William Walton
90
Darius Milhaud
91
Orlando Gibbons
92
Giacomo Meyerbeer
93
Samuel Barber
94
Tomás Luis de Victoria
95
Léonin
96
Manuel de Falla
97
Hildegard von Bingen
98
Mikhail Glinka
99
Alexander Glazunov
100
Don Carlo Gesualdo
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Level 74
Feb 24, 2020
Great quiz. One gripe: I was wondering how any list of the greats could avoid listing Liszt himself, until I realised that you didn't spell him quite right.
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Level 74
Feb 25, 2020
My thoughts exactly. Frustrating when you know a name should be included but it has been misspelled by the quiz creator
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Level 20
Feb 25, 2020
Sorry for the error! I have made a correction now, thanks for reporting it!
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Level 74
Apr 30, 2020
Claudio Monteverdi, Bedřich Smetana, Franz Liszt (still), Gioachino Rossini have typos. There are also several accents missing. Great quiz nonetheless!
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Level 64
Aug 18, 2020
A fun and attractive quiz, but Liszt is still spelled wrong! I couldn't believe he didn't make the list (not alone in that). Finally a quiz that includes Milhaud. I wish more people knew his works.