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100 Most Popular Composers

Name the 100 most popular composers (by surname) on classical music website arkivmusic.com
(#) refers to recordings available on the website as of Feb. 1, 2019
Nationality, and the first letter of each composer's surname are given as clues
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Last updated: February 1, 2019
First submittedJuly 18, 2018
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#
Answer
German
B
6894
Johann Sebastian Bach
Austrian
M
6380
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
German
B
5347
Ludwig van Beethoven
German
B
3956
Johannes Brahms
Austrian
S
3674
Franz Schubert
Russian
T
3161
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
German
S
2966
Robert Schumann
German
H
2688
Georg Friedrich Händel
Italian
V
2675
Giuseppe Verdi
German
M
2551
Felix Mendelssohn
French
D
2543
Claude Debussy
Polish
C
2473
Frédéric Chopin
Hungarian
L
2236
Franz Liszt
Austrian
H
2212
Joseph Haydn
French
R
2038
Maurice Ravel
Italian
V
1935
Antonio Vivaldi
German
W
1935
Richard Wagner
German
S
1815
Richard Strauss
Czech
D
1782
Antonín Dvořák
Italian
P
1658
Giacomo Puccini
Russian
P
1596
Sergei Prokofiev
Russian
R
1560
Sergei Rachmaninov
Russian
S
1548
Dmitri Shostakovich
French
S
1497
Camille Saint-Saëns
Italian
R
1488
Gioachino Rossini
Austro-Bohemian
M
1334
Gustav Mahler
French
F
1300
Gabriel Fauré
Russian
S
1237
Igor Stravinsky
French
B
1211
Georges Bizet
Norwegian
G
1209
Edvard Grieg
Italian
D
1056
Gaetano Donizetti
English
B
1043
Benjamin Britten
French
G
995
Charles Gounod
English
E
972
Edward Elgar
French
M
962
Jules Massenet
Hungarian
B
958
Béla Bartók
Finnish
S
932
Jean Sibelius
American
G
931
George Gershwin
German
T
903
Georg Philipp Telemann
French
F
869
César Franck
English
V
850
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Austrian
B
838
Anton Bruckner
Austrian
S
835
Johann Strauss Jr.
Russian
M
824
Modest Mussorgsky
French
B
821
Hector Berlioz
Russian
R
814
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
English
P
805
Henry Purcell
French
P
796
Francis Poulenc
Spanish
F
694
Manuel de Falla
German
W
676
Carl Maria von Weber
 
 
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Answer
American
B
648
Leonard Bernstein
Italian
B
610
Vincenzo Bellini
American
C
606
Aaron Copland
Italian
S
602
Domenico Scarlatti
Brazilian
V
596
Heitor Villa-Lobos
American
B
583
Samuel Barber
German
H
583
Paul Hindemith
Italian
M
578
Claudio Monteverdi
Austrian
G
573
Christoph W. Gluck
Russian
S
557
Alexander Scriabin
Spanish
A
553
Isaac Albeniz
Italian
P
532
Niccolò Paganini
French
O
531
Jacques Offenbach
Italian
M
512
Pietro Mascagni
French
S
509
Erik Satie
English
B
504
William Byrd
Spanish
G
504
Enrique Granados
English
H
503
Gustav Holst
Italian
L
494
Ruggero Leoncavallo
Czech
J
477
Leoš Janáček
Czech
S
470
Bedřich Smetana
Austrian
K
418
Fritz Kreisler
Spanish
R
411
Joaquin Rodrigo
German
P
402
Johann Pachelbel
Italian
R
401
Ottorino Respighi
Russian
B
384
Alexander Borodin
Danish
N
381
Carl Nielsen
English
W
375
William Walton
French
R
374
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Austro-Hungarian
L
368
Franz Léhar
Italian
B
370
Luigi Boccherini
Soviet Armenian
K
370
Aram Khachaturian
French
D
357
Léo Delibes
German
B
353
Max Bruch
American
I
353
Charles Ives
Italian
C
352
Arcangelo Corelli
Italian
A
346
Tomaso Albinoni
Russian
G
345
Alexander Glazunov
Estonian
P
321
Arvo Pärt
Spanish
S
277
Pablo de Sarasate
Austro-Hungarian
K
275
Erich Korngold
Swiss
B
262
Ernest Bloch
English
D
227
Frederick Delius
Mexican
P
223
Manuel Ponce
Austrian
H
206
Johann Nepomuk Hummel
English
A
189
Malcolm Arnold
German
B
188
Johann Christian Bach
Italian-French
L
143
Jean-Baptiste Lully
French
M
122
Marin Marais
Finnish
R
105
Einojuhani Rautavaara
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level 74
Jul 18, 2018
Rimsky-Korsakov wouldn't work. Great quiz idea.
+1
level 62
Jul 18, 2018
That's strange...it works for me. Glad you enjoyed the quiz!
+1
level 66
Jul 19, 2018
Fine quiz! I have never learnt to spell Khachaturian’s name, while I love his music...
+1
level 72
Sep 16, 2018
Now I know he's not spelt Saint-Seans… I'm surprised that Revueltas, Hovhaness and Górecki aren't here. Also Richard Harvey of Concerto Antico fame; I read somewhere he's called one of the best unknown composers, re which his absence here rather proves the point.