Alexander Scriabin

1871 - 1915

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Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin (6 January 1872 [O.S. 25 December 1871] – 27 April [O.S. 14 April] 1915) was a Russian composer and virtuoso pianist. Before 1903, Scriabin was greatly influenced by the music of Frédéric Chopin and composed in a relatively tonal, late-Romantic idiom. Later, and independently of his influential contemporary Arnold Schoenberg, Scriabin developed a much more dissonant musical language that had transcended usual tonality but was not atonal, which accorded with his personal brand of metaphysics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Scriabin has received more than 1,453,697 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Alexander Scriabin is the 72nd most popular composer (down from 66th in 2019), the 85th most popular biography from Russia (down from 77th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Russian Composer.

Alexander Scriabin is most famous for his piano compositions.

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Among composers, Alexander Scriabin ranks 72 out of 1,451Before him are Charles Gounod, Anton Webern, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Alessandro Scarlatti, John Williams, and Stefania Turkewich. After him are Gabriel Fauré, Franz Lehár, Alexander Borodin, Leoš Janáček, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, and Wilhelm Friedemann Bach.

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Among people born in 1871, Alexander Scriabin ranks 5Before him are Ernest Rutherford, Rosa Luxemburg, Marcel Proust, and Friedrich Ebert. After him are Karl Liebknecht, Paul Valéry, Guangxu Emperor, Pietro Badoglio, Baroness Mary Vetsera, Grazia Deledda, and Albert Lebrun. Among people deceased in 1915, Alexander Scriabin ranks 2Before him is Alois Alzheimer. After him are Frederick Winslow Taylor, Paul Ehrlich, Porfirio Díaz, Henry Moseley, Ellen G. White, Jean-Henri Fabre, Sergei Witte, Clara Immerwahr, Leo Frank, and Wilhelm Windelband.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Scriabin ranks 85 out of 3,761Before him are Anna Pavlova (1881), Konstantin Stanislavski (1863), Boris Godunov (1552), Michael of Russia (1596), Feodor I of Russia (1557), and Alexander Suvorov (1730). After him are Alexander Kerensky (1881), Otto Wallach (1847), Martti Ahtisaari (1937), Dmitry Medvedev (1965), Alexander Borodin (1833), and Alexandra Kollontai (1872).

Among COMPOSERS In Russia

Among composers born in Russia, Alexander Scriabin ranks 7Before him are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), Igor Stravinsky (1882), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906), Modest Mussorgsky (1839), and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844). After him are Alexander Borodin (1833), Mily Balakirev (1837), Mikhail Glinka (1804), Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), Sofia Gubaidulina (1931), and Alfred Schnittke (1934).