Carl Ruggles

1876 - 1971

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Charles Sprague "Carl" Ruggles (March 11, 1876 – October 24, 1971) was an American composer. His pieces employed "dissonant counterpoint", a term coined by Charles Seeger to describe Ruggles' music. His method of atonal counterpoint was based on a non-serial technique of avoiding repeating a pitch class until a generally fixed number such as eight pitch classes intervened. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Ruggles has received more than 72,220 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Carl Ruggles is the 1,155th most popular composer, the 9,332nd most popular biography from United States and the 103rd most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, Carl Ruggles ranks 1,155 out of 1,228Before him are Walter Susskind, Näcip Cihanov, Shivkumar Sharma, Horatio Parker, Georg Friedrich Haas, and Mychael Danna. After him are Erkki-Sven Tüür, Javier Navarrete, David Del Tredici, William Bolcom, Edmund Rubbra, and George Fenton.

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Among people born in 1876, Carl Ruggles ranks 158Before him are Giuseppe De Luca, Harriet Brooks, Gregory Mathews, Con Leahy, Clara Blandick, and Zitkala-Sa. After him are James Larkin, James Scullin, William Farnum, Susan Glaspell, Sol Plaatje, and Sophia Duleep Singh. Among people deceased in 1971, Carl Ruggles ranks 169Before him are Diana Lynn, Betty Bronson, Jadwiga Smosarska, Walter Byron, Glenda Farrell, and Earl Thomson. After him are Charles Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford, Richard Mulcahy, Spring Byington, James Waddell Alexander II, Ogden Nash, and John Jacob Astor, 1st Baron Astor of Hever.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carl Ruggles ranks 9,332 out of 15,968Before him are Milton Sills (1882), Melanie Martinez (1995), George Voinovich (1936), George Steele (1937), Jerry Doyle (1956), and Elisabeth Harnois (1979). After him are John Greenleaf Whittier (1807), Jon-Erik Hexum (1957), Robert Riskin (1897), Wendell Pierce (1963), Elizabeth Moon (1945), and Jeffrey Ullman (1942).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Carl Ruggles ranks 103Before him are Raymond Scott (1908), Lou Harrison (1917), George Whitefield Chadwick (1854), Jerry Herman (1931), Eubie Blake (2), and Horatio Parker (1863). After him are David Del Tredici (1937), William Bolcom (1938), Vincent Youmans (1898), Steve Jablonsky (1970), Jerry Bock (1928), and Robert Russell Bennett (1894).