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Classical Notes: January 21, 2011 Archive

Top Ten Composers (What Do You Mean, No Mahler?)

Posted at 4:12 PM on January 21, 2011 by Rex Levang

For the past two weeks, music critic Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times has been mulling an idea: Who are the top ten classical composers? Would Beethoven make the cut? Mmmm, probably. What about Puccini?

His final list is now out---along with abundant comments from Times readers. Read all about it here.