Havergal Brian

1876 - 1972

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Havergal Brian (born William Brian; 29 January 1876 – 28 November 1972) was an English classical composer. Brian is best known for his cycle of 32 symphonies (an unusually high total for a 20th-century composer), most of which were composed late in his life, though his best known work is his Symphony No. 1, The Gothic, which calls for some of the largest orchestral forces demanded by a conventionally structured concert work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Havergal Brian has received more than 109,014 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Havergal Brian is the 1,054th most popular composer (down from 851st in 2019), the 3,315th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,595th in 2019) and the 53rd most popular British Composer.

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Among composers, Havergal Brian ranks 1,054 out of 1,228Before him are Milton Babbitt, Aldo Clementi, Necil Kazım Akses, Koji Kondo, Kalevi Aho, and Paul Creston. After him are Vagn Holmboe, Elza Ibrahimova, Brian Ferneyhough, Igor Krutoy, Mark Snow, and Klaus Egge.

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Among people born in 1876, Havergal Brian ranks 142Before him are Joseph M. Schenck, Stepan Erzia, Thomas Madsen-Mygdal, Nellie Tayloe Ross, Gwen John, and Carl Albert Andersen. After him are Paul Montel, John Marshall, Georg Hilmar, G. M. Trevelyan, Sidney Robinson, and Edith Abbott. Among people deceased in 1972, Havergal Brian ranks 166Before him are Edward Calvin Kendall, Edward Cook, Ntare V of Burundi, Henry Dreyfuss, Louis J. Mordell, and Jamini Roy. After him are Américo Castro, Harold Rainsford Stark, Wesley Ruggles, Adriaan Fokker, Moe Berg, and Romas Kalanta.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Havergal Brian ranks 3,315 out of 6,924Before him are David Burke (1934), Davy Jones (1945), Jack Davenport (1973), Vanessa Kirby (1988), Susan George (1950), and Astley Cooper (1768). After him are Richard Attwood (1940), Henry Edward Manning (1808), Tony Abbott (1957), Roy Wood (1946), Geoff Nicholls (1948), and Edward Irving (1792).

Among COMPOSERS In United Kingdom

Among composers born in United Kingdom, Havergal Brian ranks 53Before him are Rebecca Clarke (1886), Arthur Bliss (1891), Patrick Doyle (1953), Ivor Novello (1893), Henry Bishop (1786), and John Ireland (1879). After him are Brian Ferneyhough (1943), Thomas Campion (1567), Gerald Finzi (1901), Maurice Greene (1696), Harrison Birtwistle (1934), and Craig Armstrong (1959).