The 10 Best Composers of All Time

Or my personal favorites, whichever seems more likely:-)

Here's the criteria in a nutshell: Of the composers we listen to today, whose music will still be listened to 500 years from now?

(Lists Western composers only because that's what I know).

  1. Ludwig von Beethoven
  2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  3. Johann Sebastian Bach
  4. Franz Joseph Haydn
  5. George Frederic Handel
  6. Igor Stravinsky
  7. Johannes Brahms
  8. Gustav Mahler
  9. George Gershwin
  10. John Philip Sousa

Of course, there're many more, but ten is ten.