Georgy Sviridov

1915 - 1998

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Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov (Russian: Гео́ргий Васи́льевич Свири́дов; his patronymic is also transliterated Vasil'yevich, Vasilievich, and Vasil'evich; 16 December 1915 – 6 January 1998) was a Soviet and Russian neoromantic composer. He is most widely known for his choral music, strongly influenced by the traditional chant of the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as his orchestral works which often celebrate elements of Russian culture. Sviridov employed, in his choral music especially, rich and dense harmonic textures, embracing a romantic-era tonality; his works would come to incorporate not only sacred elements of Russian church music, including vocal work for the basso profundo, but also the influence of Eastern European folk music, 19th-century European romantic composers (especially Tchaikovsky), and neoromantic contemporaries outside of Russia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georgy Sviridov has received more than 159,421 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Georgy Sviridov is the 573rd most popular composer (down from 500th in 2019), the 716th most popular biography from Russia (down from 621st in 2019) and the 26th most popular Russian Composer.

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Among composers, Georgy Sviridov ranks 573 out of 1,228Before him are Jean-Féry Rebel, John Bull, Ferenc Erkel, Riccardo Drigo, Karel Svoboda, and Chevalier de Saint-Georges. After him are Ernst Krenek, Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, Anton Schindler, Tielman Susato, Helmut Lachenmann, and Johann Strauss III.

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Among people born in 1915, Georgy Sviridov ranks 90Before him are Lorne Greene, C. W. Ceram, Don Budge, André Frossard, John Vorster, and Piet de Jong. After him are Tapio Wirkkala, Horst Sindermann, Paul Castellano, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Kunihiko Kodaira, and Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr.. Among people deceased in 1998, Georgy Sviridov ranks 88Before him are John Derek, Aymoré Moreira, Marie-Louise Meilleur, Lucio Battisti, Zbigniew Herbert, and Sōsuke Uno. After him are Frithjof Schuon, Jack Lord, Ramón Sampedro, Antonio Quarracino, Genrich Altshuller, and Gulzarilal Nanda.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Georgy Sviridov ranks 716 out of 2,688Before him are Oleg Tabakov (1935), Alexey Maresyev (1916), Lev Rudnev (1885), Yevgeny Dragunov (1920), Konstantin Korovin (1861), and Pavel Tretyakov (1832). After him are Igor Netto (1930), Anatoly Lukyanov (1930), Modest Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1850), Yevgeni Ivanovich Alekseyev (1843), Karl Lennart Oesch (1892), and Eudoxia Streshneva (1608).

Among COMPOSERS In Russia

Among composers born in Russia, Georgy Sviridov ranks 26Before him are Rodion Shchedrin (1932), Alexander Dargomyzhsky (1813), Nikolai Medtner (1879), Hans Pfitzner (1869), Vasily Kalinnikov (1866), and Gennady Rozhdestvensky (1931). After him are Boris Asafyev (1884), Sergei Lyapunov (1859), Edison Denisov (1929), Tikhon Khrennikov (1913), Alexander Gretchaninov (1864), and Alexander Alyabyev (1787).