Nikolai Medtner

1879 - 1951

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Nikolai Karlovich Medtner (Russian: Николай Карлович Метнер, romanized: Nikolay Karlovich Metner; 5 January 1880 [O.S. 24 December 1879] – 13 November 1951) was a Russian composer and virtuoso pianist. After a period of comparative obscurity in the 25 years immediately after his death, he is now becoming recognized as one of the most significant Russian composers for the piano. A younger contemporary of Sergei Rachmaninoff and Alexander Scriabin, he wrote a substantial number of compositions, all of which include the piano. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolai Medtner has received more than 323,238 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Nikolai Medtner is the 425th most popular composer (up from 429th in 2019), the 569th most popular biography from Russia (up from 578th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Russian Composer.

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Among composers, Nikolai Medtner ranks 425 out of 1,451Before him are André Jolivet, Giuseppe Sammartini, James Newton Howard, Ferdinand Ries, Étienne Méhul, and Princess Maria Antonia Koháry. After him are Józef Elsner, Ernest Ansermet, Raimonds Pauls, Johannes Tinctoris, Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia, and Hans Werner Henze.

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Among people born in 1879, Nikolai Medtner ranks 58Before him are Bedřich Hrozný, Edward Steichen, Kartini, Max Emmerich, Hisaichi Terauchi, and Alfred Korzybski. After him are Margaret Sanger, Hans Hahn, William Beveridge, Mark Sykes, Vladko Maček, and Aleksandar Tsankov. Among people deceased in 1951, Nikolai Medtner ranks 43Before him are Willem Mengelberg, Kijūrō Shidehara, Fritz Thyssen, Robert J. Flaherty, François Georges-Picot, and Ernst von Weizsäcker. After him are Artur Schnabel, Ali Sami Yen, Soh Jaipil, Du Yuesheng, Yoshio Nishina, and Louis Lavelle.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Nikolai Medtner ranks 569 out of 3,761Before him are Otto Braun (1872), Roza Shanina (1924), Nicolas de Staël (1914), Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova (1835), Uliana of Tver (1325), and Matvei Zakharov (1898). After him are Yury Solomin (1935), Eldar Ryazanov (1927), Lyubov Orlova (1902), Mikhail Lazarev (1788), Alexander Pokryshkin (1913), and Galina Vishnevskaya (1926).

Among COMPOSERS In Russia

Among composers born in Russia, Nikolai Medtner ranks 21Before him are Irving Berlin (1888), Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (1883), Anton Arensky (1861), Sergei Taneyev (1856), Rodion Shchedrin (1932), and Anatoly Lyadov (1855). After him are Georgy Sviridov (1915), Hans Pfitzner (1869), Alexander Dargomyzhsky (1813), Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859), Vasily Kalinnikov (1866), and Aleksandra Pakhmutova (1929).