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List of Best Classical Composers of 20th Century


This is a ranking list of classical composers of 20th century. Only top dozen Best Classical Composers of 20th Century, according to different criteria, are presented. The ranking is in particular based on the number of occurences of each 20th century classical composer in web pages, news, pictures and people votes in corresponding context.

Overall popularity

RankScoreItem
1. 134Sergei Rachmaninoff
2. 102Igor Stravinsky
3. 83Peter Maxwell Davies
4. 81Benjamin Britten
5. 76Dmitri Shostakovich
6. 69Harrison Birtwistle
7. 67Ralph Vaughan Williams
8. 61Alfred Schnittke
9. 56Leonard Bernstein
10. 54Richard Strauss
11. 54Arnold Schoenberg
12. 53Claude Debussy

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Popularity on the Web

ScoreItem
11648John Cage
11506Leonard Bernstein
10688Igor Stravinsky
10502Richard Strauss
9489Aaron Copland
9428Philip Glass
8665Steve Reich
8426George Gershwin
8266Claude Debussy
8167Arnold Schoenberg
8017Benjamin Britten
7316Gustav Mahler
 

Popularity in the news

ScoreItem
4Francis Poulenc
3Milton Babbitt
3Ástor Piazzolla
2John Cage
2Aaron Copland
2Claire Delbos
2Camargo Guarnieri
2Behzad Ranjbaran
2Silvestre Revueltas
2Jean Sibelius
2Richard Strauss
2Ralph Vaughan Williams

Popularity in pictures

ScoreItem
17Sergei Rachmaninoff
13Igor Stravinsky
6Benjamin Britten
5John Cage
5Michael Nyman
5Alfred Schnittke
4Harrison Birtwistle
4Peter Maxwell Davies
4Magnus Lindberg
4Dmitri Shostakovich
4Robert Simpson
4Karol Szymanowski

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