Maria João Pires

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Maria João Alexandre Barbosa Pires (Portuguese: [mɐˈɾi.ɐ ʒwɐ̃w ˈpiɾɨʃ]; born 23 July 1944) is a Portuguese classical pianist, widely considered to be one of the best interpreters of Mozart and Beethoven. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maria João Pires has received more than 223,127 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Maria João Pires is the 288th most popular musician (down from 272nd in 2019), the 106th most popular biography from Portugal (down from 101st in 2019) and the most popular Portuguese Musician.

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  • 220k

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  • 68.28

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.12

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.70

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Maria João Pires ranks 288 out of 2,675Before her are Salif Keita, Izzy Stradlin, Billy Idol, Yngwie Malmsteen, Avril Lavigne, and Karl Jenkins. After her are Nick Cave, Leopold Auer, Art Tatum, Gustavo Santaolalla, Émile Waldteufel, and Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller.

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Among people born in 1944, Maria João Pires ranks 96Before her are Mairead Maguire, Killing of Peter Fechter, Ren Zhengfei, Michael Nyman, Antonio Damasio, and Karl Jenkins. After her are Askar Akayev, Leila Khaled, Harold Ramis, Donna Haraway, Erwin Neher, and Chico Buarque.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Maria João Pires ranks 106 out of 479Before her are António, Prior of Crato (1531), José Maria de Eça de Queirós (1845), Matilda of Savoy, Queen of Portugal (1125), João Gonçalves Zarco (1390), Antonio Damasio (1944), and Afonso, Prince of Portugal (1475). After her are Judah Leon Abravanel (1460), Maria of Portugal, Duchess of Viseu (1521), Beatrice of Portugal, Duchess of Savoy (1504), António Lobo Antunes (1942), Isabel of Coimbra (1432), and Ferdinand, Duke of Viseu (1433).

Among MUSICIANS In Portugal

Among musicians born in Portugal, Maria João Pires ranks 1After her are Nuno Bettencourt (1966) and Cristina Branco (1972).