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Greatest Classical Composers of All Time

Even if you're not a fan of classical music, chances are you've heard all of these maestros before. Which ones are the most masterful?

Greatest Classical Composers of All Time

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George Frideric Handel

Handel (1685-1759), along with Bach, was the greatest Baroque composer. Born in Germany, Handel's compositions resonated most in London, were he made a home for himself writing a large number of operas. His greatest works include: Messiah, Water Music, and Fireworks Music.

Sample: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

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Igor Stravinsky

Stravinsky (1882-1971) was a revolutionary Russian Neoclassical composer. The stylistic delivery of his works caused much controversy in their time and change how traditional composers saw rhythmic structure. His compositions were dissonant yet lively, hiding emotion behind a veil of detachment. His greatest works include: the Firebird, Rite of Spring, and Symphony in Three Movements.

Sample: Piano Sonata

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