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    Most of the favorite composers lists include mostly Romantic Composers. That's fine and all but I thought this thread would allow for more composers of the other eras to shine. Pick up to 3 composers per 50 year period going from 1562 to present. If you have some before 1562, feel free to add them to your list. List your favorite era as well to let people know your taste. Preference is Baroque for me.
    1562-1612 - Byrd, Dowland
    1612-1662 - Monteverdi
    1662-1712 - Corelli, Biber, Buxtehude
    1712-1762 - Bach, Handel, Vivaldi
    1762-1812 - CPE Bach, Mozart, Beethoven
    1812-1862 - Mendelssohn, Schubert
    1862-1912 - Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Grieg
    1912-1962 - Shostakovich, Prokofiev
    1962-2012 - Schnittke, Ligeti

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    1462-1512 - Josquin
    1562-1612 - Palestrina, Tallis
    1612-1662 - Monteverdi
    1662-1712 - Biber, Purcell
    1712-1762 - Bach
    1762-1812 - Beethoven, Mozart
    1812-1862 - Liszt, Schubert
    1862-1912 - Brahms, Dvorak, Mahler
    1912-1962 - R. Strauss, Stravinsky, Vaughan Williams
    1962-2012 - Adams, Lutosławski

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    Based on TC's 50 Great Composers thread, here it is.
    1562-1612 - Palestrina
    1612-1662 - Monteverdi
    1662-1712 - Purcell
    1712-1762 - Bach, Handel, Vivaldi
    1762-1812 - Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn
    1812-1862 - Schubert, Brahms, Schumann
    1862-1912 - Wagner, Mahler, Debussy,
    1912-1962 - Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich
    1962-2012 - Messiaen, Ligeti
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    I'm not as familiar with early music, but:

    1662-1712 - Corelli, Vivaldi
    1712-1762 - Vivaldi, Handel, J.S. Bach
    1762-1812 - Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven
    1812-1862 - Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann
    1862-1912 - Brahms, Mahler, Debussy
    1912-1962 - Bartok, Shostakovich, Britten
    1962-2012 - Berio, Carter, Adams

    For now... still much to listen to!

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    1762-1812 - Beethoven
    1812-1862 - Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Schumann
    1862-1912 - Elgar, Mahler, Tchaikovsky
    1912-1962 - Bax, Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams
    1962-2012 - Arnold, Penderecki, Messiaen
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    1562-1612 - Palestrina, Sweelinck
    1712-1762 - Bach
    1812-1862 - Beethoven, Mendelssohn
    1862-1912 - Brahms, R. Strauss
    1912-1962 - Barber, Schoenberg
    1962-2012 - Górecki, Schnittke

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    I list the 4 best of each 50 years (in best to less order):

    Pre-1600:
    Francisco de la Torre
    John Dowland
    Juan Del Encina

    1612-1662:
    - Schutz
    - Monteverdi

    1662-1712
    - Corelli
    - Purcell

    1712-1762:
    - Handel
    - Vivaldi
    - J.S.Bach
    - Telemann

    1762-1812:
    - Haydn
    - Beethoven
    - Mozart
    - Boccherini

    1812-1862:
    - Brahms
    - Schumann
    - Liszt
    - Berlioz

    1862-1912:
    - Dvorak
    - Wagner
    - Bruckner
    - Rimsky-Korsakov

    1912-1962:
    - Sibelius
    - Rachmaninoff
    - Richard Strauss
    - Ravel

    1962-2012:
    - Shostakovitch
    - J.Williams (Star Wars )
    - Khachaturian
    - Hohvaness

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    Put him wherever you like, but he must be one:

    Bartok.

    (To a lesser degree:
    Debussy.)

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    Pre-1600:
    Machaut
    Josquin des Prez

    1612-1662:
    Lully

    1662-1712
    Rameau

    1712-1762:
    J.S.Bach

    1762-1812:
    Haydn
    Mozart
    Beethoven

    1812-1862:
    Mendelssohn

    1862-1912:
    Dvorak
    Debussy

    1912-1962:
    Shostakovich
    Copland

    1962-2012:
    Higdon

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    1562-1612 - Byrd, Dowland, Monteverdi
    1612-1662 - Monteverdi, Schütz
    1662-1712 - Biber, Corelli
    1712-1762 - Bach, Rameau
    1762-1812 - Giuliani, Mozart, CPE Bach
    1812-1862 - Giuliani, Beethoven, Schubert, Wagner, Farrenc
    1862-1912 - Wagner, Schoenberg, Mahler, Stravinsky
    1912-1962 - Ligeti, Stravinsky, Webern, Berg, Messiaen, Villa-Lobos, Rodrigo, Carter, Cage, Stockhausen
    1962-2012 - Ligeti, Carter, Adams, Reich, Glass, Adčs, Messiaen, Cage, Stockhausen etc.
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