Boris Asafyev

1884 - 1949

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Boris Vladimirovich Asafyev (Russian: Бори́с Влади́мирович Аса́фьев; 29 July [O.S. 17 July] 1884 – 27 January 1949) was a Russian and Soviet composer, writer, musicologist, musical critic and one of founders of Soviet musicology. He is the dedicatee of Prokofiev's First Symphony. He was born in Saint Petersburg.Asafyev had a strong influence on Soviet music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Boris Asafyev has received more than 33,120 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Boris Asafyev is the 591st most popular composer (down from 555th in 2019), the 739th most popular biography from Russia (down from 701st in 2019) and the 27th most popular Russian Composer.

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Among composers, Boris Asafyev ranks 591 out of 1,228Before him are Leo Fall, Agustín Lara, Marcello Abbado, Domenico Gabrielli, Nicolas-Charles Bochsa, and Antoine François Marmontel. After him are Manos Hatzidakis, Gabriel Pierné, Heinz Holliger, Sergei Lyapunov, Jean-François Le Sueur, and Zbigniew Preisner.

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Among people born in 1884, Boris Asafyev ranks 77Before him are Jean Paulhan, Félix Gouin, Anna Vyrubova, Philipp Frank, Ferdinand von Bredow, and Josias Braun-Blanquet. After him are Claude Dornier, Frederick Lorz, Tanzan Ishibashi, Harrison Ford, Werner Krauss, and Max Erwin von Scheubner-Richter. Among people deceased in 1949, Boris Asafyev ranks 68Before him are Alexey Shchusev, Ginette Neveu, Mariano Fortuny, Alfred J. Lotka, Ivan Poddubny, and Sam Wood. After him are Infanta Blanca of Spain, Leopold IV, Prince of Lippe, Erich von Drygalski, Wakatsuki Reijirō, Félix d'Herelle, and Martin Knudsen.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Boris Asafyev ranks 739 out of 2,688Before him are Duchess Magdalene Sibylle of Prussia (1586), Alexander Yakovlev (1923), Tatiana Samoilova (1934), Vera Figner (1852), Oleg Yefremov (1927), and Georgy Shpagin (1897). After him are Sergei Novikov (1938), Mikhail Fradkov (1950), Viktor Gorbatko (1934), Alexander Antonov (1889), Mikhail Speransky (1772), and Prince Constantine Constantinovich of Russia (1891).

Among COMPOSERS In Russia

Among composers born in Russia, Boris Asafyev ranks 27Before him are Alexander Dargomyzhsky (1813), Nikolai Medtner (1879), Hans Pfitzner (1869), Vasily Kalinnikov (1866), Gennady Rozhdestvensky (1931), and Georgy Sviridov (1915). After him are Sergei Lyapunov (1859), Edison Denisov (1929), Tikhon Khrennikov (1913), Alexander Gretchaninov (1864), Alexander Alyabyev (1787), and Erkki Melartin (1875).