Which of the Well Known Composers Wrote the Most Music In His Lifetime?

Among the famous name composers who composed the most music were: Franz Josef Haydn, who wrote 340 hours of music in 54 years of composing; George Handel, 303 hours in 54 years; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 202 hours in 29 years; and Johann Sebastian Bach, 147 hours in 47 years.

On the other hand, the most famous low achiever was Maurice Ravel, who produced only 19 hours in 42 years, a career average of about 30 seconds of music a week.

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