Igor Markevitch

1912 - 1983

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Igor Borisovich Markevitch (Russian: Игорь Борисович Маркевич, Igor Borisovich Markevich, Ukrainian: Ігор Борисович Маркевич, Ihor Borysovych Markevych; 27 July 1912 – 7 March 1983) was a Russian Empire born composer and conductor who studied and worked in Paris and became a naturalized Italian and French citizen in 1947 and 1982 respectively. He was commissioned in 1929 for a piano concerto by impresario Serge Diaghilev of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Markevitch settled in Italy during World War II. After the war, he moved to Switzerland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Igor Markevitch has received more than 146,570 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Igor Markevitch is the 481st most popular composer (down from 441st in 2019), the 258th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 218th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Ukrainian Composer.

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Among composers, Igor Markevitch ranks 481 out of 1,451Before him are Zdeněk Fibich, Terry Riley, Remo Giazotto, Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach, Johann Kirnberger, and Oscar Straus. After him are Charles Auguste de Bériot, Hans Christian Lumbye, Florent Schmitt, Antonio Sacchini, Dora Pejačević, and Karel Svoboda.

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Among people born in 1912, Igor Markevitch ranks 101Before him are Gordon Gollob, Woody Guthrie, Sohn Kee-chung, Philibert Tsiranana, Samuel Fuller, and Jean Améry. After him are Yuen Siu-tien, Fritz Fischer, Khertek Anchimaa-Toka, Edmond Jabès, Hasan Salama, and Perry Como. Among people deceased in 1983, Igor Markevitch ranks 58Before him are Norma Shearer, Marianne Brandt, Horst Schumann, Victor Turner, Dennis Wilson, and Walter Stennes. After him are Arno Babajanian, Jean Rey, Tino Rossi, Piero Sraffa, Sharof Rashidov, and Erich Juskowiak.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Igor Markevitch ranks 258 out of 1,365Before him are Polina Zhemchuzhina (1897), Ludwik Fleck (1896), Alexander Marinesko (1913), Vasyl Stus (1938), Lyudmila Rudenko (1904), and Vsevolod II of Kiev (1104). After him are Volodymyr Vynnychenko (1880), Zbigniew Cybulski (1927), Ida Kamińska (1899), Aleksandr Medved (1937), Igor II of Kiev (1100), and Viktor Bunyakovsky (1804).

Among COMPOSERS In Ukraine

Among composers born in Ukraine, Igor Markevitch ranks 10Before him are Karol Szymanowski (1882), Dmitry Bortniansky (1751), Dimitri Tiomkin (1894), Valentyn Sylvestrov (1937), Wojciech Kilar (1932), and Mykola Lysenko (1842). After him are Boris Lyatoshinsky (1894), Maxim Berezovsky (1745), Franz Doppler (1821), Myroslav Skoryk (1938), Sergei Bortkiewicz (1877), and Ciprian Porumbescu (1853).