Who do you think are the best classical composers?
The New York Times wrote a series of articles about some of the best composers that there are. What they did is they made a list of composers who are the most popular. In the article the authors wrote about the composers Bach and Handel. The New York Times wrote when the composers were born and when they died. They also wrote which period the composers lived in. They talked about Bach's style and how he used harmonies and melodies. Then, they started talking about Handel's style and how he used harmonies and melodies. The photo is a photo of Handel's score of "Messiah."
It is very hard to name the top ten composers that you like the best. I would say that the top ten composers are following. You can also read my personal view on why these composers are interesting to me.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Mozart is good at changing the mood of the listener.)
- Ludvig Van Beethoven (He has very strong and crazy melodies. Not all of them are crazy, like the first movement of "The Moonlight Sonata." But the third movement is crazy!)
- Johann Sebastian Bach (He has very joyful and happy melodies.)
- Robert Schumann (I have no idea why I like his music.)
- Franz Schubert (He has calming and peaceful melodies, like Stanchen.)
- Joseph Hayden (He has typical " Classical" music. You can't mistake his music with that of someone else.)
- Eric Alfred Leslie Satie (His music is repetitive, but the melodies are awesome.)
- Aram Khachaturian (His music is very dissonant and melodic at the same time. That is why I like his pieces, they are weird and normal at the same time.)
- Giuseppe Verdi (This guy loved tragedies. I love his opera "Il Trovatore.")
- Antonio Salieri (I do not like Salieri. I didn't even know he was a composer until I accidentally heard his name somewhere.)
Written by Rubina H.