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Composers Performed Most Often

Here are the composers who had works performed 7 or more times in the 2009-10 concert season in the US and Canada. How many can you name?
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composer
9
Adams
9
Anderson
38
Bach
48
Barber
35
Bartok
226
Beethoven
10
Berg
39
Berlioz
41
Bernstein
24
Bizet
13
Borodin
115
Brahms
8
Britten
12
Bruch
18
Bruckner
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composer
23
Chopin
47
Copland
7
Corigliano
8
Danielpour
31
Debussy
11
Dukas
61
Dvořák
28
Elgar
14
de Falla
13
Fauré
11
Franck
37
Gershwin
10
Ginastera
8
Glinka
7
Goldsmith
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composer
11
Golijov
7
Gounod
17
Grieg
42
Handel
61
Haydn
8
Higdon
7
Hindemith
9
Holst
9
Ives
8
Khachaturian
7
Lindberg
15
Liszt
44
Mahler
64
Mendelssohn
219
Mozart
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composer
14
Mussorgsky
11
Nielsen
11
Piazzolla
8
Poulenc
48
Prokofiev
21
Puccini
56
Rachmaninov
57
Ravel
19
Respighi
15
Rimsky-Korsakov
7
Rodgers
10
Rodrigo
28
Rossini
39
Saint-Saëns
27
Schubert
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composer
35
Schumann
46
Shostakovich
57
Sibelius
7
Smith
24
Johann Strauss
72
Richard Strauss
75
Stravinsky
128
Tchaikovsky
18
Vaughan Williams
41
Verdi
48
Vivaldi
47
Wagner
9
Walton
11
Weber
20
Williams
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Level 75
May 10, 2022
Pictured: John Adams
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Level 76
Sep 16, 2014
Enjoyed this one although I missed a lot, including several I should have known. Only missed Nielsen because I kept spelling it incorrectly.
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Level 61
Nov 15, 2014
Please add alternate spellings for Rachmaninoff/Rachmaninov. Maybe it's an American thing, but I've hardly ever seen Rachmaninov.
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Level 75
Nov 15, 2014
"Rachmaninoff" will work now. His name is actually spelt Рахманинов - and that final "в" is, in the English alphabet, a "V".
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Level 28
Sep 6, 2015
Umm, is anybody else surprised that John Philip Sousa is NOT on the list? I did marching band and concert band from 7th grade through college. You can't go through a major or minor patriotic holiday without hearing or playing his music. Granted, he's more military band than symphonic or orchestral, but when I traveled with a concert band overseas, people recognized his music and could sing it back to us.

Not that I knew everybody else on this list - I could only name 25! If I knew how to spell these names like Liszt and Haydn, I might have had 30 (:-D

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Level 67
Oct 18, 2015
That is annoying. I typed Williams, meaning Ralph Vaughn Williams, and when it was given as a correct answer I didn't even think that there was another composer with the surname Williams. I also should have Gershwin, and Dvorak as well. Oh well, 39/75 is fair enough since very rarely listen to classical.
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Level 75
Oct 18, 2015
Vaughan Williams is Ralph's surname, unhyphenated (it's a Welsh thing). The other guy is John Williams, the modern composer of stuff like the Harry Potter, Schindler's List and Star Wars themes.
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Level 28
Jul 11, 2016
Fantastic quiz. Except for Smith (John Stafford Smith -- composer of Anacreontic Song which is the tune for the Star-Spangled Banner) when the missing names came up, they all made sense. Thanks!
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Level 82
Sep 5, 2016
Surprised that Carl Orff didn't make the list, with how popular Carmina Burana is!
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Level 67
Feb 9, 2022
I get that, but since he's only known for one work out of the massive canon that this list entails, I'm not surprised he didn't make the cut. I AM surprised that Smetana isn't! What a dude.
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Level 67
Sep 5, 2016
In the interests of musical education, it would be interesting to see some of these composers' major works listed along with the answers. There are many names on this list that I have never heard of.
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Level 62
Nov 1, 2017
Since John Williams made the list - I'm surprised that Hans Zimmer did not!
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Level 67
Nov 8, 2021
Lol I'm not. Williams has far more creative ways of treating motifs and creating a score worth listening to in parts. Zimmer, while effective, is generally only good with the movie, in my opinion. I love Zimmer too but up against these guys, he's not particularly inventive the way they were