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This is completely personal so no reservations. I of course love all kinds of music and many composers, but there are those certain composers who you just know belong on the list without hesitation. So here's mine, chronologically:

Bach
Mozart
Beethoven
Mendelssohn
Chopin
Tchaikovsky
Debussy
Gershwin
Frederick Loewe
Richard Rodgers

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No particular order except that it's the order that it occurred to me to write them down:

Chopin
Scriabin
Scarlatti
Schubert
Beethoven
Mozart
Bach
Brahms
Schumann
Tchaikovsky

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No particular order. A lot of duplicates with other people.

Bach
Handel
Haydn
Mendelssohn
Corelli
Tchaikovsky
Mozart
Shostakovich
Schubert
Vivaldi

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When it comes to classical music in the broadest sense, I'll mention the following composers who performed well in my personal hit parade:

L.v.Beethoven
G.Rossini
J.Haydn
W.A.Mozart
F.Schubert
C.Orff
P.D.Q.Bach


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Chopin
Scriabin
Bach
Beethoven
Mozart
Tchaikovsky
Shostakovich
Sibelius
Mahler
Bruckner


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In no particular order

Mozart
Chopin
Debussy
Prokofiev
Rachmaninov
Albeniz
Gershwin
Bach


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In order only as they quickly came to mind......

Chopin
Brahms
Schumann
Bach
Beethoven
Mozart
Schubert
Elgar
Mahler
Tchaikovsky

but wait - there's more.....

Mendelssohn
Puccini
Prokofiev
Rachmaninov
Verdi
Faure

OK, I'll quit. grin

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In terms of their piano(solo and non solo) music only:
Bach
Scarlatti
Haydn
Mozart
Beethoven
Schubert
Chopin
Schumann
Liszt
Brahms
Debussy
Ravel
Bartok
Rachmaninov
Scriabin
Prokofiev

A very standard list I imagine.

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I have too many favorite composers to name, so I won't name them, as some might get offended that they happen to be at the bottom of the list. (If they aren't on the list, of course they'll be relieved.)


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Originally Posted by bennevis
I have too many favorite composers to name, so I won't name them, as some might get offended that they happen to be at the bottom of the list. (If they aren't on the list, of course they'll be relieved.)
Well, maybe name the 10 that you don’t like most πŸ˜€


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Here's my top favorites, in order of most to least most favorite (that sounds strange...):

Bach
Beethoven
Chopin
Mendelssohn
Haydn
Tchaikovsky
Brahms
Liszt
Mozart

Unfortunately, I do not have enough knowledge of other great composers and their music to rate them, or I don't like their music. I do not appreciate nor understand almost all classical music composed from the impressionist to modern period.

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I just want to thank the OP for saying "favorite"...instead of the "g" word. thumb

1. Scriabin
2. Medtner
3. Griffes
4. Chopin
5. Ravel
6. Szymanowski
7. Granados
8. Khachaturian
9. Albeniz
10. Gliere

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Bach
Beethoven
Mozart
Schubert
Schumann
Ravel
Chopin
Ligeti
Prokofiev
Albeniz

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Currently:

1. Stravinsky
2. Berlioz
3. Strauss
4. Liszt
5. Schumann
6. Chopin
7. Beethoven
8. Prokofiev
9. Sibelius
10. Rachmaninoff

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Does anyone think they can narrow it down to 5? Or 3? grin

Maybe, the 5 or 3 you've listened to the most in the past few years.

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Originally Posted by chopinetto
Does anyone think they can narrow it down to 5? Or 3? grin

Maybe, the 5 or 3 you've listened to the most in the past few years.


Of course we could narrow it down but then the top 5 or 3 would change tomorrow.


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Originally Posted by chopinetto
....Maybe, the 5 or 3 you've listened to the most in the past few years.

I like that because it is (to the extent we can remember and be objective) a concrete thing.

Me, I guess:


1. Chopin
2. Scriabin
3. Beethoven
4. Bach
5. Mozart

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Well, it's even easier to name my top 3 πŸ˜€
1. Chopin tied with Scriabin
3. Bach


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Originally Posted by chopinetto
....Maybe, the 5 or 3 you've listened to the most in the past few years.

I like that because it is (to the extent we can remember and be objective) a concrete thing.

Me, I guess:


1. Chopin
2. Scriabin
3. Beethoven
4. Bach
5. Mozart
Great list!

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Originally Posted by chopinetto
Does anyone think they can narrow it down to 5? Or 3? grin

Maybe, the 5 or 3 you've listened to the most in the past few years.

But of course...... smile

Chopin
Brahms
Schumann

Bach
Beethoven


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