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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 39,424 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Boris Asafyev is the 677th most popular composer (down from 591st in 2019), the 917th most popular biography from Russia (down from 738th in 2019) and the 31st most popular Russian Composer.

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Among composers, Boris Asafyev ranks 677 out of 1,216Before him are Giuseppe Sammartini, Eduardo di Capua, André Messager, Isang Yun, Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer, and Sergei Bortkiewicz. After him are Gaspar Cassadó, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Boris Blacher, Jakov Gotovac, Oskar Nedbal, and Alonso Mudarra.

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Among people born in 1884, Boris Asafyev ranks 84Before him are Ferdinand von Bredow, Werner Krauss, Max Erwin von Scheubner-Richter, Philipp Frank, Tanzan Ishibashi, and Marcel Granet. After him are Gustave Garrigou, Claude Auchinleck, Helene Deutsch, Johannes Popitz, Jules Supervielle, and Jaan Anvelt. Among people deceased in 1949, Boris Asafyev ranks 75Before him are Koçi Xoxe, Lead Belly, Martin Knudsen, Damaskinos of Athens, James Forrestal, and Tan Malaka. After him are Momčilo Tapavica, Traicho Kostov, Alfred J. Lotka, Othon Friesz, Josep Maria Jujol, and Henri Rabaud.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Boris Asafyev ranks 917 out of 3,262Before him are Anatoly Solonitsyn (1934), Oleg Deripaska (1968), Pyotr Bolotnikov (1930), Sergey Aksakov (1791), Vladimir Sofronitsky (1901), and Viktor Savinykh (1940). After him are Grigori Aleksandrov (1903), Yury Yakovlev (1928), Ivan Vinogradov (1891), Prince Constantine Constantinovich of Russia (1891), Vladimir Kramnik (1975), and Nikolai Tcherepnin (1873).

Among COMPOSERS In Russia

Among composers born in Russia, Boris Asafyev ranks 31Before him are Gennady Rozhdestvensky (1931), Georgy Sviridov (1915), Sergei Lyapunov (1859), Alexander Gretchaninov (1864), Tikhon Khrennikov (1913), and Edison Denisov (1929). After him are Nikolai Tcherepnin (1873), Aleksandra Pakhmutova (1929), Muslim Magomayev (1885), Matvey Blanter (1903), Alexander Alyabyev (1787), and Alexander Tcherepnin (1899).