H. C. Robbins Landon

1926 - 2009

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Howard Chandler Robbins Landon (March 6, 1926 – November 20, 2009) was an American musicologist, journalist, historian and broadcaster, best known for his work in rediscovering the huge body of neglected music by Haydn and in correcting misunderstandings about Mozart. The son of a musician, Landon became enthusiastic about Haydn's compositions in high school and was eager to pursue a career in Haydn scholarship. He studied with, among others, Karl Geiringer, an authority on Haydn, graduating with a music degree in 1947. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of H. C. Robbins Landon has received more than 78,372 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). H. C. Robbins Landon is the 1,303rd most popular composer (down from 1,217th in 2019), the 9,153rd most popular biography from United States (down from 8,048th in 2019) and the 100th most popular American Composer.

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  • 78k

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  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.78

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  • 2.14

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Over the past year H. C. Robbins Landon has had the most page views in the with 8,484 views, followed by German (1,609), and Spanish (1,133). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Catalan (95.10%), Arabic (41.52%), and Norwegian (Nynorsk) (35.96%)


Among composers, H. C. Robbins Landon ranks 1,303 out of 1,451Before him are Cachao, Cemal Reşit Rey, Airat Ichmouratov, Howard Hanson, George Fenton, and Steve Jablonsky. After him are Zagir Ismagilov, David Arnold, Isaac Schwartz, James Scott, Harry Warren, and Jocelyn Pook.

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Among people born in 1926, H. C. Robbins Landon ranks 441Before him are Verne Gagne, Walter Lassally, Adriano Directo Emperado, Misael Escuti, Otto Hemele, and Göta Pettersson. After him are Katie Boyle, Helmut Rix, Moira Shearer, Elemér Szathmáry, Peter Zadek, and Fritz Weaver. Among people deceased in 2009, H. C. Robbins Landon ranks 313Before him are Lloyd Ruby, Dana Vávrová, Ingemar Johansson, Adriano Directo Emperado, Vladimir Fedotov, and Peter Arundell. After him are Heini Walter, Umaga, Shōichi Nakagawa, Isaac Schwartz, Arturo Gatti, and Peter Zadek.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, H. C. Robbins Landon ranks 9,153 out of 20,380Before him are Red Skelton (1913), Ed Boon (1964), Rufus Thomas (1917), Geraldo Rivera (1943), Marion Jones Farquhar (1879), and Akiva Goldsman (1962). After him are Jeanne Shaheen (1947), Albert White (1895), Larry Adler (1914), James Stockdale (1923), Robinson Jeffers (1887), and Debi Diamond (1965).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, H. C. Robbins Landon ranks 100Before him are Morten Lauridsen (1943), Florence Price (1887), John Kander (1927), Spike Jones (1911), Howard Hanson (1896), and Steve Jablonsky (1970). After him are James Scott (1885), Harry Warren (1893), Brian Tyler (1972), Ned Rorem (1923), Joel Goldsmith (1957), and Horatio Parker (1863).