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Morton Feldman

1926 - 1987

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Morton Feldman (January 12, 1926 – September 3, 1987) was an American composer. A major figure in 20th-century classical music, Feldman was a pioneer of indeterminate music, a development associated with the experimental New York School of composers also including John Cage, Christian Wolff, and Earle Brown. Feldman's works are characterized by notational innovations that he developed to create his characteristic sound: rhythms that seem to be free and floating, pitch shadings that seem softly unfocused, a generally quiet and slowly evolving music, and recurring asymmetric patterns. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Morton Feldman has received more than 460,041 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Morton Feldman is the 545th most popular composer (down from 472nd in 2019), the 2,628th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,227th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, Morton Feldman ranks 545 out of 1,216Before him are Helmut Lachenmann, Domenico Dragonetti, Georgy Sviridov, George Antheil, Orazio Vecchi, and Ernst Krenek. After him are Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Sergei Lyapunov, Antonio Rosetti, Philippe Herreweghe, Fredrik Pacius, and Carmine Coppola.

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Among people born in 1926, Morton Feldman ranks 141Before him are Karel Reisz, Ed McBain, Don Rickles, Jeffrey Hunter, Teddy Scholten, and Rafi Eitan. After him are Elias Hrawi, Marie-Claire Alain, Estanislau Basora, Georges Lautner, Salah Jadid, and Mark Taimanov. Among people deceased in 1987, Morton Feldman ranks 74Before him are Masatoshi Nakayama, Joop den Uyl, Alfred Bester, Bertrand de Jouvenel, Zeca Afonso, and Danny Kaye. After him are Henri Cochet, Abba Kovner, Otto Wöhler, He Yingqin, Mary Astor, and Carlos José Castilho.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Morton Feldman ranks 2,628 out of 18,182Before him are Ned Beatty (1937), Dita Von Teese (1972), Adrian Smith (1944), Charles W. Fairbanks (1852), Patricia Clarkson (1959), and Elgin Baylor (1934). After him are Robin Tunney (1972), Gall (1840), Coleman Hawkins (1904), George B. McClellan (1826), Tom Savini (1946), and Nelson Algren (1909).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Morton Feldman ranks 33Before him are Paul Bowles (1910), James Newton Howard (1951), Danny Elfman (1953), Stephen Foster (1826), John Adams (1947), and George Antheil (1900). After him are Carmine Coppola (1910), Jonathan Larson (1960), Ernest Guiraud (1837), Basil Poledouris (1945), Alex North (1910), and Thomas Newman (1955).