Mykola Lysenko

1842 - 1912

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Mykola Vitaliiovych Lysenko (Ukrainian: Микола Віталійович Лисенко; 22 March 1842 – 6 November 1912) was a Ukrainian composer, pianist, conductor and ethnomusicologist of the late Romantic period. In his time he was the central figure of Ukrainian music, with an oeuvre that includes operas, art songs, choral works, orchestral and chamber pieces, and a wide variety of solo piano music. He is often credited with founding a national music tradition during the Ukrainian national revival, in the vein of contemporaries such as Grieg in Norway, The Five in Russia as well as Smetana and Dvořák in what is now the Czech Republic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mykola Lysenko has received more than 151,448 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Mykola Lysenko is the 368th most popular composer (up from 426th in 2019), the 200th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 210th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Ukrainian Composer.

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    Languages Editions (L)

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Over the past year Mykola Lysenko has had the most page views in the with 94,918 views, followed by Russian (22,453), and English (21,797). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Romanian (120.52%), Latin (113.54%), and Basque (72.77%)


Among composers, Mykola Lysenko ranks 368 out of 1,451Before him are Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Luca Marenzio, Jan Ladislav Dussek, Wojciech Kilar, Alfredo Casella, and Aaron Copland. After him are Domenico Zipoli, Nikolaus I, Prince Esterházy, Alfredo Catalani, Grażyna Bacewicz, Wolfgang Wagner, and Joaquín Turina.

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Among people born in 1842, Mykola Lysenko ranks 34Before him are Jean Gaston Darboux, Giovanni Boldini, Johannes Zukertort, Gaston, Count of Eu, Alphonse Borrelly, and Vilhelm Thomsen. After him are Ōyama Iwao, Nikolaos Gyzis, Georg Ritter von Schönerer, Hugo Schuchardt, Osman Hamdi Bey, and Alexandre Ribot. Among people deceased in 1912, Mykola Lysenko ranks 34Before him are John Jacob Astor IV, Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, Gerhard Armauer Hansen, Isidor Straus, Henry Tingle Wilde, and Georg Heym. After him are Ion Luca Caragiale, Nicholas of Japan, Princess Elisabeth of Saxony, William Booth, W. T. Stead, and Duchess Amalie in Bavaria.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Mykola Lysenko ranks 200 out of 1,365Before him are Israel Gelfand (1913), Louis B. Mayer (1884), Georgy Dobrovolsky (1928), Wojciech Kilar (1932), Yaropolk II of Kiev (1082), and Paul Muni (1895). After him are Kirill Moskalenko (1902), Olga Khokhlova (1891), Naftali Herz Imber (1856), Michael of Chernigov (1185), Valentina Matviyenko (1949), and Natalia Sedova (1882).

Among COMPOSERS In Ukraine

Among composers born in Ukraine, Mykola Lysenko ranks 9Before him are Reinhold Glière (1874), Karol Szymanowski (1882), Dmitry Bortniansky (1751), Dimitri Tiomkin (1894), Valentyn Sylvestrov (1937), and Wojciech Kilar (1932). After him are Igor Markevitch (1912), Boris Lyatoshinsky (1894), Maxim Berezovsky (1745), Franz Doppler (1821), Myroslav Skoryk (1938), and Sergei Bortkiewicz (1877).