Peter Sculthorpe

1929 - 2014

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Peter Joshua Sculthorpe (29 April 1929 – 8 August 2014) was an Australian composer. Much of his music resulted from an interest in the music of countries neighbouring Australia as well as from the impulse to bring together aspects of Aboriginal Australian music with that of the heritage of the West. He was known primarily for his orchestral and chamber music, such as Kakadu (1988) and Earth Cry (1986), which evoke the sounds and feeling of the Australian bushland and outback. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Sculthorpe has received more than 149,343 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Peter Sculthorpe is the 599th most popular composer (up from 1,307th in 2019), the 70th most popular biography from Australia (up from 361st in 2019) and the most popular Australian Composer.

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  • 150k

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  • 55.42

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.48

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.41

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Peter Sculthorpe has had the most page views in the with 15,118 views, followed by Chinese (3,115), and German (2,290). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Danish (42.52%), Czech (41.19%), and German (27.86%)


Among composers, Peter Sculthorpe ranks 599 out of 1,451Before him are Zbigniew Preisner, Franz Xaver Richter, Basil Poledouris, Alexander Arutiunian, Reinhard Keiser, and Luis de Milán. After him are Isabella Leonarda, Giacinto Scelsi, Ernst Krenek, Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Tikhon Khrennikov, and Korla Awgust Kocor.

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Among people born in 1929, Peter Sculthorpe ranks 160Before him are Luis García Meza, Aleksandar Petrović, Walter Brandmüller, Ed Asner, Shakuntala Devi, and Amitai Etzioni. After him are René Laloux, Vic Morrow, Camilo Torres Restrepo, Jacques Deray, Richard F. Gordon Jr., and Claude Rich. Among people deceased in 2014, Peter Sculthorpe ranks 127Before him are Tommy Ramone, Andrea de Cesaris, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Francisco Gabica, Marie Dubois, and Alexander Imich. After him are Cristina Deutekom, Karlheinz Deschner, Gloria Leonard, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, Lorna Wing, and Carlo Bergonzi.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Peter Sculthorpe ranks 70 out of 1,143Before him are Nellie Melba (1861), David Hurley (1953), Harold Holt (1908), Colin Burgess (1946), Raymond Dart (1893), and John Howard (1939). After him are Bryan Brown (1947), Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark (1972), Elizabeth von Arnim (1866), Diane Cilento (1933), Howard Florey (1898), and David Helfgott (1947).

Among COMPOSERS In Australia

Among composers born in Australia, Peter Sculthorpe ranks 1After him are Percy Grainger (1882), Arthur Benjamin (1893), Malcolm Williamson (1931), and Brett Dean (1961).