Classical Music Composers

How many Classical Music Composers can you name? (Only last name)
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Last updated: October 26, 2014
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First submittedNovember 1, 2013
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#1
Bach
#2
Mozart
#3
Beethoven
#4
Wagner
#5
Haydn
#6
Brahms
#7
Schubert
#8
Schumann
#9
Handel
#10
Tchaikovsky
#11
Mendelssohn
#12
Dvorak
#13
Liszt
#14
Chopin
#15
Verdi
#16
Mahler
#17
Stravinsky
#18
Prokofiev
#19
Shostakovich
#20
Richard Strauss
#21
Berlioz
#22
Debussy
#23
Puccini
#24
Bruckner
#25
Telemann
#26
Saint-Saens
#27
Sibelius
#28
Ravel
#29
Rossini
#30
Grieg
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#31
Gluck
#32
Hindemith
#33
Bartok
#34
Franck
#35
Vivaldi
#36
Bizet
#37
Mussorgsky
#38
Rameau
#39
Faure
#40
Rimsky-Korsakov
#41
Donizetti
#42
Vaughn Williams
#43
Smetana
#44
J. Strauss
#45
Weber
#46
Couperin
#47
Borodin
#48
Gounod
#49
Glazunov
#50
Albinoni
#51
Glinka
#52
Rachmaninoff
#53
Sousa
#54
Purcell
#55
Elgar
#56
Delius
#57
Berg
#58
Schoenberg
#59
Webern
#60
Copland
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Level 85
Nov 2, 2013
You say "last name only" but give no credit for "Strauss".
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Level 12
Nov 2, 2013
My mistake, i'll edit it and correct it. Thanx for the feedback
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Level 62
Feb 15, 2014
I tried typing in "Strauss" TWICE ... and was surprised to get NO credit for it on either occasion!! And then I read that the only other comment posted was for the same problem ... and you said you were going to fix this... Have you done so? Please do and thanks!
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Level 12
Oct 25, 2014
Strauss has been a problem from the beginning! Haha. I lost my password for the site, and I haven't opened it in a long time, that is why I was unable to change the names. Do you know how to edit a quiz?
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Level 55
Mar 8, 2014
Strauss still does not work!
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Level 12
Oct 25, 2014
I'll try to fix it. I just can't find the edit button!!!
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Level 62
May 1, 2014
Very random and subjective answers, that really need to have clues to help identify them. I typed in a whole bunch of major composers who are not up there: Purcell, Elgar, Delius, Berg, Schoenberg, Webern etc etc. And by Williams, you mean John Williams of movie theme fame? He hardly belongs on this list before any of the others I mentioned.
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Level 12
Oct 25, 2014
The point of the quiz to show how many classical composers you know, so they do not need clues. Williams is Vaughn Williams, and all of the composers you named will be put once I know how to edit my quizzes. Do you know?? Thank you for your feedback.
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Level 71
Sep 13, 2023
There are millions of composers. You must have a criteria which to include and which not.
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Level 32
Mar 3, 2023
Byrd is not on here either.
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Level 12
Oct 26, 2014
Just edited it! Play again!
+5
Level 41
Jun 7, 2015
Vaughn Williams should be spelled Vaughan Williams
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Level 77
Oct 18, 2018
Yes. Quizmaster has spelled his name wrong. Vaughn Williams should not be accepted but Vaughan should!

How did you select this particular group of composers?

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Level 71
Jun 15, 2015
Nice to see some lesser-known ones on there ^_^ Just one issue: the correct spelling is "Vaughan Williams". :)
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Level 29
Aug 24, 2016
Missed Holst, Paganini, Satie... Between others. Anyway, great quiz!
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Level 62
Nov 27, 2016
Any more American composers - I was pretty surprised by no Gershwin or Barber. The omission of Holst and Britten is puzzling as well. I also thing de Falla and Albéniz should be included.
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Level 31
Oct 24, 2018
I would hardly call Schoenberg or Copeland classical composers?
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Level 56
Apr 15, 2022
Schoenberg and Copland pushed classical music into the mid-20th century. If they are not to be called classical composers, then we must also omitt Ligeti, Stravinsky, Berg, Weber, and every other of his contemporaries and composers of serial music
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Level 73
Dec 27, 2019
Just saying, the choice of the composers in the quiz is quite subjective, and although it is good fun to play to kill time, it seems quite inappropriate if you want this quiz to be nominated. Plus, the title says "classical music composers" yet there are a mix of Baroque, Classical, Romantic and even some Modern era composers.
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Level 66
Jul 19, 2020
Most people know what is meant when the term "classical music" is used in a general context. Of course, the strictly classical era of music has its own identity and style, exemplified by the music of Haydn, Mozart and early Beethoven. I have recently submitted a number of quizzes labeled "classical music." They include questions about music from medieval times through the 20th century. (Labeling music of the 20th century as 'contemporary' is obviously a misnomer!) The problem is simple--there is no perfect label! I used to tell my students in music appreciation classes that I would prefer the term "art music" but I don't think the rest of the world took my suggestion!
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Level 62
Jan 19, 2021
why dont gershwin and satie appear?
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Level 30
Sep 21, 2021
I'm quite surprised that some big ones aren't here.
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Level 27
Feb 17, 2023
Scarlatti belongs there imho.