Here’s a list of best composers in the world ever. Being a composer is not an easy job, but must be able to harmonize the tone into a good rhythm of music. A composer must also be sensitive to tone. Even a composer should be able to guess the basic tone of the noise caused by objects around it, as They have a sense of it. In the world history there are many famous composers around the world, but here’s a list of the best composers in the world ever
10. Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)
Francesco Fortunino Giuseppe Verdi (Le Roncole, October 10, 1813 – Milan, January 27, 1901) was an Italian composer, especially opera. He is the most influential members in the School of Italian Opera in the 19th century.
His works are often performed in opera houses around the world transcending the boundaries of genre, some of his themes have long rooted in popular culture, such as “La donna è mobile” from Rigoletto, “Va, Pensiero” (Chorus of Hebrew Slaves ) from Nabucco, “Libiamo ne ‘lieti calici” (The Drinking Song) from La Traviata and Triumphal March from Aida. Although his work is sometimes criticized for using a generally diatonic rather than musical idiom of color and have a tendency to melodrama, Verdi’s masterworks dominate the standard of repertoire for a century and half after its composition.
9. Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1891)
Johannes Brahms (born in Hamburg, May 7, 1833 – died in Vienna, 3 April 1897 at age 63 years) is a composer and pianist from Germany, one of the most important musician on the Romantic era. Brahms was born in Hamburg, Germany, but then he did much of his work in Vienna, Austria. In his lifetime, Brahms is very popular and influential in the music world.
Brahms compose music for piano, chamber music ensembles, symphony orchestras, and for the singers and chorus. As a skilled pianist, he often shows his own works for the first time himself. He also worked with major performers appearances in his time, including the pianist Clara Schumann (wife of composer Robert Schumann). Many of his works are part of the standard repertoire of classical concerts to date. One of the best-known work is Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (in English known as Brahms’s Lullaby).
8. Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)
Franz Liszt (October 22, 1811 – July 31, 1886) was a Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist and teacher. Liszt became famous throughout Europe during the 19th century for his skills as a pianist. He is said by his contemporaries have mastered the technical pianists of his age and perhaps the greatest pianist of all time.
He is also an important and influential composer, a renowned piano teacher, a conductor who contributed significantly to the modern development of art, and generous to other composers and players, especially Richard Wagner, Hector Berlioz, Camille Saint-Saëns, Edvard Grieg and Alexander Borodin.
7. Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849)
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin ( March 1st, 1810 – October 17th, 1849) was born in Zelazowa Wola, near Warsaw, Poland on March 1, 1810. His father, Nicolas Chopin was from Marainville, France. While his mother, Tekla Justyna Kryzanowka were Poland. To avoid the mandatory army, in the year 1787 Nicolas Chopin left France and settled in Poland. Chopin was born shortly after his parents moved to Poland. Chopin’s had natural talent for playing the piano, this is seen in his improvisations for piano.
He was seven years old when one of his Polonaise published. However, other sources say that the first work is a Rondo (Op. 1) published by the time he was fifteen. At the age of eight, he appeared in public playing of the piano concerto of Gywortez. Chopin received his first musical education by Bohemian pianist Adalbert ?iwny. He died in Paris in 1849, aged thirty-nine, of pulmonary tuberculosis.
6. Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)
Robert Schumann (Zwickau, June 8, 1810, Bonn, July 29, 1856) was a German composer and pianist. He is regarded as one of most important European Romantic music composer and a well-known music critic in history. A scholar that describe the nature of romantic music very personal. Introspective and often acting, his first musical works is attempted to escape from the tradition of classical forms and structure which he thought too restrictive.
5. Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Franz Schubert (31 January 1797-19 November 1828) was Austrian composer. When he was five, his father had taught him many things about music. Then six years he entered very popular music school is in Vienna. Meanwhile, Franz had started to compose musical works. Produced his first song at age 17 years, called Gretchen at the spinning whell. For a while he became a school teacher, but then he stopped because he needed more time to write a piece of music. To finance his daily life she gave piano lessons. Sometimes he wrote eight songs per day. In fact, he slept without take his glasses off so he can immediately write if he woke in the middle of the night with the idea of a song.
Before the age of 20 years, he has written six symphony. Altogether he has produced nine symphony. Two of them are very famous Symphony No. 8 in B minor which is known by the title Unfinished Symphony and Symphony No. 9 in C minor known as the title of Great Symphony because of its length. Schubert’s music works is including various music forms for the orchestra with a different size. He has written about 100 songs. Among all the works that until now still regarded as the best are “Ave Maria, Who is Sylvia?, The Trout, and Serenade. Franz Schubert died at the age of 31 years, but he has produced nearly 1,000 works of music.
4. Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)
Wilhelm Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 – 13 February 1883) was an influential German composer, music theorist, and writer, but the most famous through for his work on operas. His music is still often played, most famous one is the “Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre and the “Bridal Chorus” from Lohengrin. Wagner was also a highly controversial figure, because of his music and drama innovation also because he is a supporter of the ideas of anti-Semitism. In the history of music, he was classified as a composer of the Romantic Age.
3. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Ludwig van Beethoven (baptized December 17, 1770 in Bonn, died March 26, 1827 in Vienna) is a classical music composer from Germany. His famous work is the fifth and ninth symphonies, and piano songs Für Elise. He is regarded as one of the greatest composers and a leading figure in the transitional period between the Classical Period and Romantic Period. During his youth, he was a talented pianist, popular among the important and rich people in Vienna, Austria, where he lived. However, in 1801, he started to become deaf.
Deafness became worse and in 1817 he became completely deaf. Although he no longer could play in concert, he continued to create music, and at this time, He was created some of his greatest work. He lived the rest of his life in Vienna and never married.
2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (born in Salzburg, January 27, 1756 – died in Vienna, Austria, December 5, 1791 at age of 35 years) was a composer. He is regarded as one of the most important European classical music composer and most famous in history. His works (about 700 songs), including songs which is widely recognized as the top symphonic works, chamber music, piano music, opera music, and choral music. Examples of his work is the opera Don Giovanni and Die Zauberflöte. Many of Mozart’s work regarded as the standard repertoire of classical concerts and recognized his music work as masterpieces of the classical era. His works are ordered in the catalog Köchel-Verzeichnis.
1. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Johann Sebastian Bach (born in Eisenach, Germany, March 21, 1685 – died July 28, 1750 at age 65 years) was a German composer. He composed music for musical instrument such as organ, harpsichord and clavichord, and also for the orchestra. His most famous work is the Brandenburg concertos. The musicologist divides Bach’s whole composition in five era, each composition shows different styles specific enough when compared to each other in term of construction year.
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