Re: Who's Your Top Five Greatest Artists of All Time? (Music)
Where are the new musical innovations, as far as composers, in classical music? Why haven't we seen another Mozart, Beethoven, or Haydn? Classical music, while still popular, has seen huge declines in it's listening audience in comparison to it's peak period (era).
To name just a few important innovators since the late 19th century through today: Brahms, Wagner, Bruckner, Sibelius, Prokofiev, Bartok, Shostakovich, Gershwin, Ligeti, Messianen, and currently Elliott Carter, Arvo Part, Gorecki, Gubaidulena.
Classical music's impact on Western culture is still profound and deep. If you have the intellectual curiosity to explore both historical and current classical music you will be rewarded with many epiphanies.