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Marinduque Mainland from Tres Reyes Islands

Marinduque Mainland from Tres Reyes Islands
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Excerpts from My top 30 Classical Music Pieces

Here's a list of 100 Greatest Classical Composers from www.digitaldreamdon.com THE RANKING Criteria: - Composers are ranked for their innovation and influence, as well as their aesthetic importance and historical significance.

1. Ludwig Van Beethoven - 1770-1827 2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - 1756-1791 3. Johann Sebastian Bach - 1685-1750 4. Richard Wagner - 1813-1883 5. Joseph Haydn - 1732-1809 6. Johannes Brahms - 1833-1897 7. Franz Schubert - 1797-1828 8. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - 1840-1893 9. George Frideric Handel - 1685-1759 10. Igor Stravinsky - 1882-1971 I agree with the top ten List

11. Robert Schumann - 1810-1856 12. Frederic Chopin - 1810-1849 13. Felix Mendelssohn - 1809-1847 14. Claude Debussy - 1862-1918 15. Franz Liszt - 1811-1886 16. Antonin Dvorak - 1841-1904 17. Giuseppe Verdi - 1813-1901 18. Gustav Mahler - 1860-1911 19. Hector Berlioz - 1803-1869 20. Antonio Vivaldi - 1678-1741

21. Richard Strauss - 1864-1949 22. Serge Prokofiev - 1891-1953 23. Dmitri Shostakovich - 1906-1975 24. Béla Bartók - 1881-1945 25. Anton Bruckner - 1824-1896 26. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - 1525-1594 27. Claudio Monteverdi - 1567-1643 28. Jean Sibelius - 1865-1957 29. Maurice Ravel - 1875-1937 30. Ralph Vaughan Williams - 1872-1958

31. Modest Mussorgsky - 1839-1881 32. Giacomo Puccini - 1858-1924 33. Henry Purcell - 1659-1695 34. Gioacchino Rossini - 1792-1868 35. Edward Elgar - 1857-1934 36. Sergei Rachmaninoff - 1873-1943 37. Camille Saint-Saëns - 1835-1921 38. Josquin Des Prez - c.1440-1521 39. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - 1844-1908 40. Carl Maria von Weber - 1786-1826

41. Jean-Philippe Rameau - 1683-1764 42. Jean-Baptiste Lully - 1632-1687 43. Gabriel Fauré - 1845-1924 44. Edvard Grieg - 1843-1907 45. Christoph Willibald Gluck - 1714-1787 46. Arnold Schoenberg - 1874-1951 47. Charles Ives - 1874-1954 48. Paul Hindemith - 1895-1963 49. Olivier Messiaen - 1908-1992 50. Aaron Copland - 1900-1990

51. Francois Couperin - 1668-1733 52. William Byrd - 1539-1623 53. Erik Satie - 1866-1925 54. Benjamin Britten - 1913-1976 55. Bedrick Smetana - 1824-1884 56. César Franck - 1822-1890 57. Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin - 1872-1915 58. Georges Bizet - 1838-1875 59. Domenico Scarlatti - 1685-1757 60. Georg Philipp Telemann - 1681-1767

61. Anton Webern - 1883-1945 62. Roland de Lassus - 1532-1594 63. George Gershwin - 1898-1937 64. Gaetano Donizetti - 1797-1848 65. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - 1714-1788 66. Archangelo Corelli - 1653-1713 67. Thomas Tallis - 1505-1585 68. Jules Massenet - 1842-1912 69. Johann Strauss II - 1825-1899 70. Leos Janácek - 1854-1928

71. Guillaume de Machaut - 1300-1377 72. Alban Berg - 1885-1935 73. Alexander Borodin - 1833-1887 74. Vincenzo Bellini - 1801-1835 75. Charles Gounod - 1818-1893 76. Francis Poulenc - 1899-1963 77. Giovanni Gabrieli - 1554-1612 78. Pérotin - 1160-1225 79. Heinrich Schütz - 1585-1672 80. John Cage - 1912-1992

81. Giovanni Battista Pergolesi - 1710-1736 82. John Dowland - 1563-1626 83. Gustav Holst - 1874-1934 84. Dietrich Buxtehude - 1637-1707 85. Ottorino Respighi - 1879-1936 86. Guillaume Dufay - 1400-1474 87. Hugo Wolf - 1860-1903 88. Carl Nielsen - 1865-1931 89. William Walton - 1902-1983 90. Darius Milhaud - 1892-1974

91 Orlando Gibbons - 1583-1625 92. Giacomo Meyerbeer - 1791-1864 93. Samuel Barber - 1910-1981 94. Tomás Luis de Victoria - 1549-1611 95. Léonin - 1135-1201 96. Manuel de Falla - 1876-1946 97. Hildegard von Bingen - 1098-1179 98. Mikhail Glinka - 1804-1857 99. Alexander Glazunov - 1865-1936 100. Don Carlo Gesualdo - 1566-1613

One of my favorite classical piece not in the video above is Romance by composer #23 Dmitri Shoskatovich I have listened to works of composers #1 to #50. I only recognized a few names in the list from 51 to 100. How about you?

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