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Classic 100 Composer

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In 2019, the Australian radio station ABC Classic FM held the seventeenth of its annual Classic Music countdowns, during which the public voted for 100 favourite composers. The Classic 100 Composer countdown was broadcast in reverse order from 7 to 9 June.[1]

Countdown results[edit | edit source]

The results of the countdown are as follows:

Rank Composer Country Lived
100 Francis Poulenc French 1899–1963
99 Carl Orff German 1895–1982
98 Carl Vine Australian 1954–
97 Domenico Scarlatti Italian 1685–1757
96 Sally Whitwell Australian 1974–
95 Henryk Górecki Polish 1933–2010
94 Jean-Philippe Rameau French 1683–1764
93 Graeme Koehne Australian 1956–
92 Erich Korngold American 1897–1957
91 Michael Nyman British 1944–
90 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Australian 1912–1990
89 Jules Massenet French 1842–1912
88 Niccolò Paganini Italian 1782–1840
87 William Barton Australian 1981–
86 Gregorio Allegri Italian 1582–1652
85 John Barry British 1933–2011
84 Ottorino Respighi Italian 1879–1936
83 Fanny Mendelssohn German 1805–1847
82 Palestrina Italian 1525–1594
81 Howard Shore Canadian 1946–
80 Max Richter German/British 1966–
79 Arcangelo Corelli Italian 1653–1713
78 Johann Pachelbel German 1653–1706
77 Béla Bartók Hungarian 1881–1945
76 William Byrd British 1539–1623
75 Johann Strauss I Austrian 1804–1849
74 Modest Mussorgsky Russian 1839–1881
73 Tomaso Albinoni Italian 1671–1751
72 Arthur Sullivan British 1842–1900
71 Bedřich Smetana Czech 1824–1884
70 Luigi Boccherini Italian 1743–1805
69 Anton Bruckner Austrian 1824–1896
68 John Rutter British 1945–
67 Karl Jenkins British 1944–
66 Johann Strauss II German 1825–1899
65 Ludovico Einaudi Italian 1955–
64 Astor Piazzolla Argentinian 1921–1992
63 Aram Khachaturian Armenian 1903–1978
62 Clara Schumann German 1819–1896
61 Samuel Barber American 1910–1981
60 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach German 1714–1788
59 Hans Zimmer German 1957–
58 Percy Grainger Australian 1882–1961
57 Hector Berlioz French 1803–1869
56 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Russian 1844–1908
55 Gioachino Rossini Italian 1792–1868
54 Joaquín Rodrigo Spanish 1901–1999
53 Franz Liszt Hungarian 1811–1886
52 Thomas Tallis British 1505–1585
51 Alexander Borodin Russian 1833–1887
50 Benjamin Britten British 1913–1976
49 Max Bruch German 1838–1920
48 Georg Philipp Telemann German 1681–1767
47 Robert Schumann German 1810–1856
46 Igor Stravinsky Russian 1882–1971
45 Henry Purcell British 1659–1695
44 Claudio Monteverdi Italian 1567–1643
43 Aaron Copland American 1900–1990
42 Gustav Holst British 1874–1934
41 Richard Strauss German 1864–1949
40 Ennio Morricone Italian 1928–
39 Gabriel Fauré French 1845–1924
38 Leonard Bernstein American 1922–2004
37 Erik Satie French 1866–1925
36 Philip Glass American 1937–
35 Richard Wagner German 1813–1883
34 Georges Bizet French 1838–1875
33 Hildegard von Bingen German 1098–1179
32 Sergei Prokofiev Russian 1891–1953
31 Nigel Westlake Australian 1958–
30 Ross Edwards Australian 1943–
29 Edvard Grieg Norwegian 1843–1907
28 Maurice Ravel French 1875–1937
27 George Gershwin American 1898–1937
26 Arvo Pärt Estonian 1935–
25 Joseph Haydn Austrian 1732–1809
24 Dmitri Shostakovich Russian 1906–1975
23 Camille Saint-Saëns French 1835–1921
22 Claude Debussy French 1862–1918
21 Giuseppe Verdi Italian 1813–1901
20 Gustav Mahler Austrian 1860–1911
19 Giacomo Puccini Italian 1858–1924
18 Peter Sculthorpe Australian 1929–2014
17 Jean Sibelius Finnish 1865–1957
16 Elena Kats-Chernin Australian 1957–
15 John Williams American 1932–
14 Johannes Brahms German 1833–1897
13 Antonín Dvořák Czech 1841–1904
12 Felix Mendelssohn German 1809–1847
11 Ralph Vaughan Williams British 1872–1958
10 Edward Elgar British 1857–1934
9 Sergei Rachmaninoff Russian 1873–1943
8 Franz Schubert Austrian 1797–1828
7 Frédéric Chopin Polish 1810–1849
6 Antonio Vivaldi Italian 1678–1741
5 George Frideric Handel British 1685–1759
4 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Russian 1840–1893
3 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Austrian 1756–1791
2 Johann Sebastian Bach German 1685–1750
1 Ludwig van Beethoven German 1770–1827

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "About the Classic 100 Composer". ABC Classic FM. Retrieved 2 August 2019.

Further reading[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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