Classical Musicians

Check out our list of famous classical musicians who have enthralled the people with their wonderful music. This list has people from all over the world and contains names such as Don Shirley, Florence Foster Jenkins, K. J. Yesudas, Bruce Randall Hornsby and Tansen.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins
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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: July 19, 1868
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: November 26, 1944

Florence Foster Jenkins was an American socialite who was often ridiculed and mocked for her poor singing ability, which in turn made her popular. Known as the world's worst opera singer, Jenkins became a musical cult-figure in New York City due to her technical incompetence as an amateur soprano. Her life inspired several plays and films, including Florence Foster Jenkins.

 2 Don Shirley

Don Shirley
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 29, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Jamaican, American
Died: April 6, 2013
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 3 Edward Heath

Edward Heath
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Famous As: Former British Prime Minister
Birthdate: July 9, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: July 17, 2005
Edward Heath served as the British prime minister from 1970 to 1974. He reformed the local governments and introduced many metropolitan counties. He supported the European Communities and attempted to curb trade unions, with a view to deregulate the economy. He was the Father of the House for 9 years.

 4 K. J. Yesudas

K. J. Yesudas
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
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 5 S. Janaki

S. Janaki
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: April 23, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian

 6 Bruce Randall Hornsby

Bruce Randall Hornsby
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
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 7 Zakir Hussain

Zakir Hussain
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 9, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian
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 8 Sadhana Sargam

Sadhana Sargam
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Composer
Birthdate: March 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian
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 9 Tansen

Tansen
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Famous As: composer
Birthdate: 1500 AD
Nationality: Indian
Died: 1589 AD

 10 Martha Argerich

Martha Argerich
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Famous As: pianist
Birthdate: June 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Argentinian
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 11 Wendy Carlos

Wendy Carlos
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 12 Arthur Rubinstein

Arthur Rubinstein
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Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: January 28, 1887
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Polish, American
Died: December 20, 1982

 13 Joe Hisaishi

Joe Hisaishi
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: December 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Spanish

 14 Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Danish

 15 Saindhavi

Saindhavi
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: January 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian

 16 Usha Mangeshkar

Usha Mangeshkar
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Famous As: actor, singer, composer
Birthdate: 1935 AD
Nationality: Indian
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 17 Surdas

Surdas
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Famous As: poet
Birthdate: 1478 AD
Nationality: Indian
Died: 1583 AD

 18 Hridayanath Mangeshkar

Hridayanath Mangeshkar
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Birthdate: October 26, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
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 19 Pandit Jasraj

Pandit Jasraj
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Birthdate: January 28, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian

 20 M. G. Sreekumar

M. G. Sreekumar
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Famous As: Singer, Composer
Birthdate: May 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian
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 21 Harini

Harini
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Famous As: actor, singer
Birthdate: April 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian

 22 Simon Rattle

Simon Rattle
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Famous As: Conductor
Birthdate: January 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 23 Amjad Ali Khan

Amjad Ali Khan
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 9, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 24 Naushad

Naushad
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 25, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
Died: May 5, 2006
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 25 Annapurna Devi

Annapurna Devi
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Famous As: Music educator
Birthdate: April 23, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian

 26 Bade Ghulam Ali Khan

Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 2, 1902
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian
Died: April 23, 1968

 27 Pandit Shivkumar Sharma

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma
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Famous As: Santoor Player
Birthdate: January 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian

 28 Shivkumar Sharma

Shivkumar Sharma
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian

 29 Alla Rakha

Alla Rakha
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Famous As: Composer, Percussionist
Birthdate: April 29, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian
Died: February 3, 2000

 30 Abhay Jodhpurkar

Abhay Jodhpurkar
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian

 31 Mikhail Glinka

Mikhail Glinka
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: June 1, 1804
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: German, Russian
Died: February 15, 1857

Mikhail Glinka was a Russian composer who is considered the fountainhead of classical music in Russia. Glinka was the first Russian musician to achieve widespread acclaim within his own country. His compositions went on to influence subsequent generations of Russian composers, such as the members of The Five.

 32 Suman Kalyanpur

Suman Kalyanpur
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Composer
Birthdate: January 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian

 33 Kishori Amonkar

Kishori Amonkar
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: April 10, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian
Died: April 3, 2017

 34 T. M. Krishna

T. M. Krishna
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Birthdate: January 22, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian

 35 Rahul Deshpande

Rahul Deshpande
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 36 Allauddin Khan

Allauddin Khan
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Famous As: musician, composer, music educator
Birthdate: 1862 AD
Nationality: Bangladeshi
Died: September 6, 1972

 37 Shubha Mudgal

Shubha Mudgal
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Famous As: singer, composer
Birthdate: 1959 AD
Nationality: Indian

 38 Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
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Famous As: musician, guitarist
Birthdate: July 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

 39 Ustad Vilayat Khan

Ustad Vilayat Khan
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian
Died: March 13, 2004

 40 Ustad Sultan Khan

Ustad Sultan Khan
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Birthdate: April 15, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian
Died: November 27, 2011

 41 Karsh Kale

Karsh Kale
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Famous As: composer, record producer
Birthdate: November 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian, American

 42 Ram Narayan

Ram Narayan
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Famous As: Musician, Composer
Birthdate: December 25, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian

 43 Gavin Bryars

Gavin Bryars
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 16, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 44 Ramesh Narayan

Ramesh Narayan
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Birthdate: March 11, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian

 45 Jean-Pierre Rampal

Jean-Pierre Rampal
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 7, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: May 20, 2000

 46 Lou Harrison

Lou Harrison
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: May 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: February 2, 2003

 47 Leopold Godowsky

Leopold Godowsky
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Famous As: Pianist and composer
Birthdate: February 13, 1870
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Lithuanian
Died: November 21, 1938

 48 Wanda Landowska

Wanda Landowska
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Famous As: Harpsichordist
Birthdate: July 5, 1879
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French, Polish
Died: August 16, 1959

 49 Josef Rheinberger

Josef Rheinberger
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Famous As: Organist
Birthdate: March 17, 1839
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German, Liechtensteiner
Died: November 25, 1901

 50 Narciso García Yepes

Narciso García Yepes
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Famous As: Spanish musician
Birthdate: November 14, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Spanish
Died: May 3, 1997
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