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Most Important classical music composers of the 20th Century

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Rated 3 points - posted 11 years ago by zblsmith in category Music.
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Igor Stravinsky Report Abuse
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Debussy Report Abuse
Big influence on Ravel and other impressionists and expressionists. Big influence on movie music.
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György Ligeti Report Abuse
Widely considered to be the best post-war composer. Innovative AND traditional.
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why isn't he right at the top?
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Jean Sibelius Report Abuse
Because leaving him out of the top 5, maybe even the top 3, displays complete musical ignorance.
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John Williams Report Abuse
Movie scores
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