Nikolai Kapustin

1937 - 2020

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Nikolai Girshevich Kapustin (Russian: Никола́й Ги́ршевич Капу́стин Russian pronunciation: [kɐˈpustʲɪn]; 22 November 1937 – 2 July 2020) was a Soviet composer and pianist of Russian-Jewish descent. He played with early Soviet jazz bands such as the Oleg Lundstrem Orchestra. In his compositions, mostly for piano, he used a fusion of jazz and classical forms. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolai Kapustin has received more than 208,622 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Nikolai Kapustin is the 334th most popular musician (up from 505th in 2019), the 183rd most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 268th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Ukrainian Musician.

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Among musicians, Nikolai Kapustin ranks 334 out of 2,675Before him are Ry Cooder, Valery Gergiev, Ken Hensley, Tony Allen, Tiësto, and Alice Herz-Sommer. After him are Clara Rockmore, Steve Vai, John Entwistle, Jacob Gade, Dave Murray, and Roger Whittaker.

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Among people born in 1937, Nikolai Kapustin ranks 91Before him are Neeme Järvi, Thomas Nagel, Ronald Venetiaan, Tamara Press, Valentin Pavlov, and Cüneyt Arkın. After him are Keizō Obuchi, Anatoly Sobchak, Hélène Cixous, Bruce McCandless II, Robert Gallo, and Ryutaro Hashimoto. Among people deceased in 2020, Nikolai Kapustin ranks 130Before him are Jack Welch, Ken Hensley, Vladica Popović, Hamed Karoui, Tony Allen, and Wim Suurbier. After him are Juan Marsé, Park Won-soon, Paul Goma, Benjamin Mkapa, Éva Székely, and Abderrahmane Youssoufi.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Nikolai Kapustin ranks 183 out of 913Before him are Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (1819), Stephen Timoshenko (1878), Yaropolk II of Kiev (1082), Sergei Winogradsky (1856), Stanislaw Ulam (1909), and Yevgeny Khaldei (1917). After him are Pavel Popovich (1930), Natalia Sedova (1882), Efim Bogoljubov (1889), Marina Mniszech (1588), Pacatianus (200), and Arkhip Kuindzhi (1842).

Among MUSICIANS In Ukraine

Among musicians born in Ukraine, Nikolai Kapustin ranks 8Before him are Sviatoslav Richter (1915), David Oistrakh (1908), Emil Gilels (1916), Isaac Stern (1920), Heinrich Neuhaus (1888), and Leonid Kogan (1924). After him are Alexander Siloti (1863), Nathan Milstein (1902), Gregor Piatigorsky (1903), Igor Oistrakh (1931), Mischa Elman (1891), and Karol Mikuli (1821).