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Top Ten Symphonies

Ludwig van ​Beethoven​
Ludwig van ​Beethoven​

Beethoven was the grandson of Ludwig van Beethoven (1712–73), a musician from the town of Mechelen in the Duchy of Brabant in the Flemish region of what is now Belgium, who at the age of 21 moved to Bonn.

Wolfgang ​Amadeus Mozart​
Wolfgang ​Amadeus Mozart​

This is a list of symphonies by the classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Symphonies No. 2 (attributed to Leopold Mozart) and 3 (written by Carl Friedrich Abel) are spurious. Spurious symphonies can be found at Mozart symphonies of spurious or doubtful authenticity.

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Pyotr Ilyich ​Tchaikovsky​
Pyotr Ilyich ​Tchaikovsky​

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky struggled with sonata form, the primary Western principle for building large-scale musical structures since the middle of the 19th century. Traditional Russian treatment of melody, harmony and structure actually worked against sonata form's modus operandi of movement, growth and development.

Gustav ​Mahler​
Gustav ​Mahler​

The International Gustav Mahler Society was founded in 1955 in Vienna, with Bruno Walter as its first president and Alma Mahler as an honorary member. The Society aims to create a complete critical edition of Mahler's works, and to commemorate all aspects of the composer's life.

Jean Sibelius​
Jean Sibelius​

Jean Sibelius (/ s ɪ ˈ b eɪ l i ə s /; Swedish pronunciation (help · info)), born Johan Julius Christian Sibelius (8 December 1865 – 20 September 1957), was a Finnish composer and violinist of the late Romantic and early-modern periods.

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Antonín ​Dvořák​
Antonín ​Dvořák​

Antonín Leopold Dvořák (/ d (ə) ˈ v ɔːr ʒ ɑː k,-ʒ æ k / d(ə)-VOR-zha(h)k; Czech: [ˈantoɲiːn ˈlɛopolt ˈdvor̝aːk]; 8 September 1841 – 1 May 1904) was a Czech composer. After Bedřich Smetana, he was the next Czech Romantic-era composer to achieve worldwide recognition.

Dmitri ​Shostakovich​
Dmitri ​Shostakovich​

It's the Shostakovich centenary, and to celebrate in suitably grand style, Decca has created this 11-CD set of the Russian master's 15 symphonies as well as From Jewish Folk Poetry .

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Johannes ​Brahms​
Johannes ​Brahms​

There are 4 symphonies by the Romantic composer Johannes Brahms.. The symphonies

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Hector Berlioz​
Hector Berlioz​

Louis-Hector Berlioz (French: [ɛktɔʁ bɛʁljoːz] (English: / ˈ b ɛər l i oʊ z /); 11 December 1803 – 8 March 1869) was a French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique, Harold en Italie, Roméo et Juliette, Grande messe des morts (Requiem), L'Enfance du Christ, Benvenuto Cellini, La Damnation de Faust, and Les Troyens.

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Anton ​Bruckner​
Anton ​Bruckner​

Josef Anton Bruckner (German: [ˈantɔn ˈbʁʊknɐ] ( listen); () 4 September 1824 – () 11 October 1896) was an Austrian composer and organist best known for his symphonies, masses, Te Deum and motets.

Joseph ​Haydn​
Joseph ​Haydn​

There are 106 symphonies by the classical composer Joseph Haydn (1732–1809). Of these, 104 have numbers associated with them which were originally assigned by Eusebius Mandyczewski in 1908 in the chronological order that was known at the time.

Henryk ​GóRecki​
Henryk ​GóRecki​

Cover of the 1992 release of Symphony No. 3, conducted by David Zinman The Symphony No. 3, Op. 36, also known as the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs (Polish: Symfonia pieśni żałosnych), is a symphony in three movements composed by Henryk Górecki in Katowice, Poland, between October and December 1976.

Sergei ​Rachmaninoff​
Sergei ​Rachmaninoff​

After the three fallow years following the poor reception of the symphony, Rachmaninoff's style began developing ... Sergei Rachmaninoff, have just heard myself ...

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Sergei ​Prokofiev​
Sergei ​Prokofiev​

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (/prəˈkɒfiɛf, proʊ-, -ˈkɔː-, -ˈkoʊ-, -jɛf, -jɛv, -iəf/; Russian: сергей сергеевич прокофьев, tr. Sergej Sergejevič Prokofjev;[n 1] 27 April 1891 – 5 March 1953) was a Soviet composer, pianist and conductor.

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Igor ​Stravinsky​
Igor ​Stravinsky​

The Symphonies of Wind Instruments (French title: Symphonies d'instruments à vent) is a concert work written by Igor Stravinsky in 1920, for an ensemble of woodwind and brass instruments. The piece is in one movement, lasting about 9 minutes.

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Franz ​Schubert​
Franz ​Schubert​

Schubert has featured as a character in a number of films including Schubert's Dream of Spring (1931), Gently My Songs Entreat (1933), Serenade (1940), The Great Awakening (1941), It's Only Love (1947), Franz Schubert (1953), Das Dreimäderlhaus (1958), and Notturno (1986).

Felix ​Mendelssohn​
Felix ​Mendelssohn​

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (3 February 1809 – 4 November 1847), born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early romantic period. Mendelssohn wrote symphonies, concertos, oratorios, piano music and chamber music.

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Ralph ​Vaughan Williams​
Ralph ​Vaughan Williams​

Ralph Vaughan Williams OM (/ r eɪ f v ɔː n / ( listen); 12 October 1872 – 26 August 1958) was an English composer. His works include operas, ballets, chamber music, secular and religious vocal pieces and orchestral compositions including nine symphonies, written over sixty years.

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Richard ​Strauss​
Richard ​Strauss​

Strauss wrote two early symphonies: Symphony No. 1 (1880) and Symphony No. 2 (1884). However, Strauss's style began to truly develop and change when, in 1885, he met Alexander Ritter, a noted composer and violinist, and the husband of one of Richard Wagner's nieces.

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Camille Saint-​Saëns​
Camille Saint-​Saëns​

Camille Saint-Saëns, 1835–1922: A Thematic Catalogue of his Complete Works, Volume 1: The Instrumental Works. Oxford: Oxford University Press. isbn 978-0-19-816320-6.

Leonard ​Bernstein​
Leonard ​Bernstein​

Stream Mahler: The Symphonies by Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam & New York Philharmonic Orchestra & Wiener Philharmoniker & Leonard Bernstein and tens of millions of other songs on all your devices with Amazon Music Unlimited. Exclusive discount for Prime members.

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Edward Elgar​
Edward Elgar​

Elgar left the opening of the symphony complete in full score, and those pages, along with others, show Elgar's orchestration changed markedly from the richness of his pre-war work. The Gramophone described the opening of the new work as something "thrilling ... unforgettably gaunt".

Franz Liszt​
Franz Liszt​

The symphonic poems of the Hungarian composer Franz Liszt are a series of 13 orchestral works, numbered S.95–107.[1] The first 12 were composed between 1848 and 1858 (though some use material conceived earlier); the last, Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe (From the Cradle to the Grave), followed in 1882.

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Robert ​Schumann​
Robert ​Schumann​

There are four complete symphonies by the Romantic composer Robert Schumann, and one early incomplete symphony from 1832/33.. The symphonies

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Philip Glass​
Philip Glass​

The Symphonies Boxed Set is produced by Don Christensen and Richard Guérin Design: Don Christensen Photos by: Andres H. Bitesnich Philip Glass’s music is published by Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc.

Alexander ​Borodin​
Alexander ​Borodin​

Borodin is best known for his symphonies, his two string quartets, the tone poem In the Steppes of Central Asia and his opera Prince Igor. Music from Prince Igor and his string quartets was later adapted for the US musical Kismet.

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Benjamin ​Britten​
Benjamin ​Britten​

The Benjamin Britten Music Academy in Lowestoft, founded in the composer's honour, was completed in 1979; it is an 11-18 co-educational day school, with ties to the Britten-Pears Foundation. Scallop by Maggi Hambling is a sculpture dedicated to Benjamin Britten on the beach at Aldeburgh.

Carl Nielsen​
Carl Nielsen​

Carl August Nielsen (Danish:; 9 June 1865 – 3 October 1931) was a Danish musician, conductor and violinist, widely recognized as his country's most prominent composer. Brought up by poor but musically talented parents on the island of Funen, he demonstrated his musical abilities at an early age.

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Anton Webern​
Anton Webern​

Anton Friedrich Wilhelm (von) Webern (German: ( listen); 3 December 1883 – 15 September 1945) was an Austrian composer and conductor.

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César Franck​
César Franck​

César Franck's only symphony has all but disappeared from our concert halls. That's a great shame, says Tom Service. This is a remarkable and radical work.