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 64,125 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. H. C. Robbins Landon is the 1,113th most popular composer, the 7,752nd most popular biography from United States and the 87th most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, H. C. Robbins Landon ranks 1,113 out of 1,228Before him are Spike Jones, Junkie XL, David Arnold, Howard Hanson, John Debney, and John Kander. After him are Lepo Sumera, Jocelyn Pook, Nicholas Hooper, Earl Scruggs, Ezio Bosso, and Franghiz Ali-Zadeh.

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Among people born in 1926, H. C. Robbins Landon ranks 357Before him are Johannes Joachim Degenhardt, Angus Scrimm, Jacques Swaters, Arne Bendiksen, Joe Slovo, and John Gardner. After him are José Manuel Caballero, Moira Shearer, Tim LaHaye, Robert Bly, Patrice Wymore, and Diana Lynn. Among people deceased in 2009, H. C. Robbins Landon ranks 263Before him are Arne Bendiksen, Erica Boyer, Brenda Joyce, Vladimir Fedotov, Umaga, and József Sákovics. After him are Frank Vandenbroucke, Lloyd Ruby, Wayne Allwine, Gangubai Hangal, The Rev, and Gayatri Devi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, H. C. Robbins Landon ranks 7,752 out of 15,968Before him are William M. Evarts (1818), Robert Tarjan (1948), James Smith (1953), Chris Paul (1985), Steven Saylor (1956), and William Christopher (1932). After him are Emile Hirsch (1985), Marc Cherry (1962), David Rice Atchison (1807), John Hodiak (1914), Robinson Jeffers (1887), and Mark Lanegan (1964).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, H. C. Robbins Landon ranks 87Before him are Harry Warren (1893), David Raksin (1912), Spike Jones (1911), Howard Hanson (1896), John Debney (1956), and John Kander (1927). After him are Earl Scruggs (1924), Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884), Christopher Young (1958), George Bruns (1914), Virgil Thomson (1896), and Joseph Lamb (1887).