Who do you believe are the FIVE greatest, living composers of classical music?

When I say "classical music", I mean it in the broadest possible definition. Film score composers would count. As would all the other Avant Gard composers of the 20th century. Other composers not typically thought of as 'classical' might also qualify for inclusion. But I think we all... show more When I say "classical music", I mean it in the broadest possible definition.

Film score composers would count. As would all the other Avant Gard composers of the 20th century. Other composers not typically thought of as 'classical' might also qualify for inclusion. But I think we all instinctively have a good idea what the limits are.

My favorite 5, in no particular order:

Philip Glass
John Tavener
Arvo Part
Steve Reich
Pierre Boulez

I am no doubt forgetting some living composers who I also love. But the above are truly great, in my mind.

Who do YOU think are the 5 greatest living composers of classical music??
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