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1 Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741), wrote over 600 concerti, known for The Four Seasons 6993
2 Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901), opera composer best known for Rigoletto, Nabucco, Aida and La traviata 5003
3 Vincenzo Bellini (1801–1835), opera composer, famous for his opera Norma 3731
4 Ennio Morricone (born 1928) 2941
5 Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924), late Romantic opera composer (La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly) 2574
6 Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868), best known for The Barber of Seville and overtures to various other operas 2282
7 Antonio Salieri (1750–1825) 2110
8 Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643), member of the Florentine Camerata, who are generally credited with inventing the modern opera, best known for his Orfeo, also wrote several books of madrigals 1810
9 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1525–1594) 1293
10 Ludovico Einaudi (born 1955), wrote Le Onde 1280
11 Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848), opera composer, known for Lucia di Lammermoor and L'elisir d'amore among others 1043
12 Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757), influential in the development of the Classical style 983
13 Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713), Baroque violinist and composer 834
14 Muzio Clementi (1752–1832) 820
15 Tomaso Albinoni (1671–1751), Venetian composer of opera and instrumental music, the "Adagio in G minor" is based on his works 702
16 Nino Rota (1911–1979) 626
17 Alessandro Scarlatti (1660–1725) 570
18 Luigi Boccherini (1743–1805), Classical era composer 511
19 Giovanni Gabrieli (1557–1612), composer and organist 506
20 Ferruccio Busoni (1866–1924) 468
21 Carlo Gesualdo (1566–1613) Chromatic madrigalist, nobleman, murderer 461
22 Luciano Berio (1925–2003), wrote Sinfonia, Un re in ascolto, and Passaggio 458
23 Ottorino Respighi (1879–1936), known for his symphonic poems The Fountains of Rome and The Pines of Rome 449
24 Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710–1736) 440
25 Luigi Cherubini (1760–1842) 322
26 Ruggero Leoncavallo (1858–1919), composer of the tragic opera, Pagliacci 310
27 Giuseppe Tartini (1692–1770), famous for the Devil's Trill Sonata 305
28 Pietro Mascagni (1863–1945), opera composer, known for Cavalleria rusticana 304
29 Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583–1643) 245
30 Lorenzo Ferrero (born 1951) 225
31 Gregorio Allegri (1582–1652), composer of the famous Miserere, copied from memory on two hearings by the 14-year-old Mozart 217
32 Francesco Landini (c. 1325–1397), prominent composer of the Trecento or Italian Ars Nova 212
33 Mauro Giuliani (1781–1829), virtuoso guitarist and composer 207
34 Luigi Nono (1924–1990), composer of Prometeo, Canto Sospeso 205
35 Vittorio Monti (1868–1922) 177
36 Giacinto Scelsi (1905–1988) 177
37 Alfredo Casella (1883–1947) 171
38 Umberto Giordano (1867–1948) 165
39 Giovanni Paisiello (1740–1816) 165
40 Barbara Strozzi (1619–1677) 163
41 Francesco Cavalli (1602–1676) 156
42 Domenico Cimarosa (1749–1801) 152
43 Giacomo Carissimi (1605–1674) 151
44 Antonio Caldara (1670–1736) 148
45 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968) 145
46 Amilcare Ponchielli (1834–1886), Romantic opera composer known for La Gioconda 139
47 Giuseppe Torelli (1658–1709) 134
48 Baldassare Galuppi (1706–1785) 130
49 Andrea Gabrieli (c.1510–1595), uncle of Giovanni 122
50 Pietro Locatelli (1695–1764) 121
51 Saverio Mercadante (1795–1870) 120
52 Giovanni Battista Bononcini (1670–1747) 120
53 Arrigo Boito (1842–1918) 116
54 Luigi Dallapiccola (1904–1975), composer of Il prigioniero 113
55 Giovanni Battista Sammartini (c.1700–1775) 111
56 Bruno Maderna (1920–1973), composer of Satyricon, Venetian Journal 96
57 Francesco Cilea (1866–1950) 90
58 Domenico Zipoli (1688–1726) 89
59 Alessandro Stradella (1639–1682) 87
60 Luigi Rossi (c.1597–1653) 87
61 Luca Marenzio (c. 1553–1599) 81
62 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (1876–1948) 79
63 Gaspare Spontini (1774–1851) 77
64 Giovanni Pacini (1796–1867) 77
65 Gian Francesco Malipiero (1882–1973) 71
66 Alfredo Catalani (1854–1893) 69
67 Franco Alfano (1875–1954) 68
68 Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880–1968), Italian opera composer best known for Fedra, Assassinio nella cattedrale' and Cagliostro 67
69 Charlie Gracie (born 1936) 65
70 Francesco Maria Veracini (1690–1768) 58
71 Riccardo Zandonai (1883–1944) 56
72 Antonio Cesti (1623–1669) 55
73 Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger (c. 1580–1651) 55
74 Antonio Sacchini (1730–1786) 54
75 Salamone Rossi (c.1570–1630) composer of the early Baroque 54
76 Sigismondo d'India (c. 1582–1629) 51
77 Stefano Donaudy (1879–1925) 50
78 Giovanni Legrenzi (1626–1690) 50
79 Bernardo Pasquini (1637–1710) 49
80 Emilio de' Cavalieri (1550–1602) 49
81 Giuseppe Martucci (1856–1909) 47
82 Agostino Steffani (1653–1728) 47
83 Luigi Denza (1846–1922), Neapolitan song composer of Funiculì, Funiculà 46
84 Goffredo Petrassi (1904–2003) 45
85 Stefano Landi (c. 1586–1639) 42
86 Pasquale Anfossi (1727–1797) 41
87 Tommaso Traetta (1727–1779) 39
88 Domenico Gabrielli (1651–1690) 39
89 Domenico Alberti (c.1710–1740) 39
90 Biagio Marini (1594–1663) 38
91 Riccardo Malipiero (1914–2003) 37
92 Andrea Luchesi (1741–1801) 37
93 Gaetano Pugnani (1731–1798) 37
94 Antonio Bertali (1605–1669) 36
95 Bartolomeo Campagnoli (1751–1827) 35
96 Giuseppe Sammartini (1695–1750) 29
97 Pietro Nardini (1722–1793) 29
98 Aldo Clementi (born 1925) 29
99 Giuseppe Valentini (1681–1753) 25
100 Alberto Franchetti (1860–1942) 25
101 Achille Simonetti (1857-1928), violinist and composer 23
102 Marco Uccellini (1603/1610–1680) 22
103 Giuseppe Gariboldi (1833–1905) 21
104 Roman Vlad (born 1919), Italian composer, pianist, and musicologist of Romanian birth 20
105 Giovanni Sgambati (1843–1914) 20
106 Marco Ambrosini (born 1964) 19
107 Giorgio Mainerio (c.1530/40–1582) 19
108 Ignazio Albertini (1644–1685) 19
109 Domenico Mazzocchi (1592–1665) 17
110 Antonio Tozzi (1736–1812) 15
111 Anna Bon (1740–?) 15
112 Virgilio Mazzocchi (1597–1646) 14
113 Giovanni Battista Somis (1686–1763), violinist and composer, one of a family ( [link]) 14
114 Gaetano Brunetti (1744–1798) 14
115 Annibale Stabile (c.1535–1595), Roman School composer, pupil of Palestrina 13
116 Luigi Gatti (1740–1817) 10
117 Matteo Rampollini (1497–1553) 9
118 Vincentius Lilius (1570–1636) 8
119 Vittorio Rieti (1898–1994), Italian composer of Barabau 7
120 Giovanni Verrando (born 1965) 5
121 Tiziano Bedetti (born 1976) 5
122 Giuseppe Allapana (1822–1889) 5
123 Salvatore Di Vittorio (born 1967) 5
124 Franciscus Lilius (c. 1600–1657)<!-- How Italian was he? Born and lived most of time in Poland--> 5
125 Luca Francesconi (born 1956) 5
126 Niccolò Paganini (1782–1840), virtuoso violinist and composer, wrote the 24 Caprices for violin 5
127 Pietro Floridia (1860–1932) 5
128 Antonio Bakini (1818–1897) 5
129 Andre Dolce Era (1877–1930) < 5
130 Niccolò Piccinni (1728–1800) < 5
131 Niccolò Jommelli (1714–1774) < 5
132 Marco Mazzazzoli (c.1605–1662) < 5
133 Giovanni Viotti (1755–1824), Classical era violin teacher whose music was later praised by Brahms < 5
134 Florentio Maschera (1540–1584) < 5
135 Tommaso Redi (c.1675–1738) < 5
136 Ernesto Köhler (1849–1907) < 5
137 Luke Barbarino (born 1952) < 5
138 Aldo Finzi (1897–1945) < 5

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