Fartein Valen

1887 - 1952

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Olav Fartein Valen (25 August 1887 – 14 December 1952) was a Norwegian composer, notable for his work in atonal polyphonic music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fartein Valen has received more than 34,902 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Fartein Valen is the 970th most popular composer (down from 867th in 2019), the 263rd most popular biography from Norway and the 10th most popular Norwegian Composer.

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Among composers, Fartein Valen ranks 970 out of 1,228Before him are František Škroup, John Corigliano, Einar Englund, Italo Montemezzi, Roger Sessions, and Arif Malikov. After him are Mikhail Gnessin, Hilding Rosenberg, Gottfried August Homilius, Louis Niedermeyer, Tyagaraja, and Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji.

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Among people born in 1887, Fartein Valen ranks 171Before him are Louise Arner Boyd, Yuri Shaporin, Oskar Luts, Géza Csáth, Alan Cunningham, and Boris Kostić. After him are Georges Vézina, Jakob van Hoddis, Alfonso Calzolari, Joseph Orbeli, Armen Ohanian, and Igor Severyanin. Among people deceased in 1952, Fartein Valen ranks 107Before him are Yakov Frenkel, Itzik Feffer, John Garfield, Artur Kapp, Roger Vitrac, and Italo Montemezzi. After him are Albert Bassermann, Elmo Lincoln, Guido Castelnuovo, Ernst Streeruwitz, Manuel Portela Valladares, and Ludwig Kaas.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Fartein Valen ranks 263 out of 735Before him are Sigmund Ruud (1907), Nora Brockstedt (1923), Carl Størmer (1874), Johan Anker (1871), Lars Saabye Christensen (1953), and Magne Furuholmen (1962). After him are Jørgen Løvland (1848), Torbjørn Falkanger (1927), Terje Rypdal (1947), Ketil Bjørnstad (1952), Petter Solberg (1974), and Alf Andersen (1906).

Among COMPOSERS In Norway

Among composers born in Norway, Fartein Valen ranks 10Before him are Christian Sinding (1856), Rikard Nordraak (1842), Knut Nystedt (1915), Harald Sæverud (1897), Geirr Tveitt (1908), and Halfdan Kjerulf (1815). After him are Klaus Egge (1906), Thomas Bergersen (1980), Ola Gjeilo (1978), and Marcus Paus (1979).