Bohuslav Martinů

1890 - 1959

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Bohuslav Jan Martinů (Czech: [ˈboɦuslaf ˈmarcɪnuː] (listen); December 8, 1890 – August 28, 1959) was a Czech composer of modern classical music. He wrote 6 symphonies, 15 operas, 14 ballet scores and a large body of orchestral, chamber, vocal and instrumental works. He became a violinist in the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, and briefly studied under Czech composer and violinist Josef Suk. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bohuslav Martinů has received more than 241,757 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Bohuslav Martinů is the 177th most popular composer (down from 165th in 2019), the 69th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 23rd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Czech Composer.

Bohuslav Martinů is most famous for his musical compositions, including symphonies, concertos, chamber music, and ballets.

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Among composers, Bohuslav Martinů ranks 177 out of 1,228. Before him are Adrian Willaert, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Max Reger, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, and Louis Spohr. After him are Siegfried Wagner, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Luciano Berio, Francesco Landini, Michael Praetorius, and Andrea Gabrieli.

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Among people born in 1890, Bohuslav Martinů ranks 29Before him are Maria Goretti, Kurt Student, Franz Werfel, Fanny Kaplan, Michael Collins, and Victor Lustig. After him are Giorgio Morandi, Rachele Mussolini, Anthony Fokker, Groucho Marx, Hermann Joseph Muller, and Hans-Valentin Hube. Among people deceased in 1959, Bohuslav Martinů ranks 19Before him are Billie Holiday, George Grosz, Shirō Ishii, Adolf Windaus, Buddy Holly, and Ritchie Valens. After him are Alfred Schütz, Edward C. Tolman, Arthur Cecil Pigou, Mike Hawthorn, John Foster Dulles, and Mario Lanza.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Bohuslav Martinů ranks 69 out of 839. Before him are Ludvík Svoboda (1895), Johann Stamitz (1717), Jan Masaryk (1886), Kurt Knispel (1921), Max Wertheimer (1880), and Victor Lustig (1890). After him are Jerome of Prague (1379), Adalbert of Prague (955), Milada Horáková (1901), George of Poděbrady (1420), Alois Senefelder (1771), and Johann Palisa (1848).

Among COMPOSERS In Czechia

Among composers born in Czechia, Bohuslav Martinů ranks 6Before him are Gustav Mahler (1860), Antonín Dvořák (1841), Bedřich Smetana (1824), Leoš Janáček (1854), and Johann Stamitz (1717). After him are Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679), Josef Suk (1874), Anton Reicha (1770), Eduard Hanslick (1825), Josef Mysliveček (1737), and Julius Fučík (1872).