Pierre Boulez

1925 - 2016

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Pierre Louis Joseph Boulez CBE (French: [pjɛʁ lwi ʒozεf bulɛz]; 26 March 1925 – 5 January 2016) was a French composer, conductor, writer and founder of several musical institutions. He was one of the dominant figures of the post-war classical music world. Born in Montbrison in the Loire department of France, the son of an engineer, Boulez studied at the Conservatoire de Paris with Olivier Messiaen, and privately with Andrée Vaurabourg and René Leibowitz. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre Boulez has received more than 854,141 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Pierre Boulez is the 127th most popular composer (up from 132nd in 2019), the 518th most popular biography from France (up from 567th in 2019) and the 21st most popular French Composer.

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Among composers, Pierre Boulez ranks 127 out of 1,228. Before him are Emmerich Kálmán, Francisco Tárrega, Pérotin, Zoltán Kodály, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, and Anton Rubinstein. After him are Girolamo Frescobaldi, Carl Nielsen, Max Bruch, Gregorio Allegri, Daniel Auber, and Maurice Jarre.

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Among people born in 1925, Pierre Boulez ranks 27Before him are Rock Hudson, Michel Piccoli, Angela Lansbury, Giorgio Napolitano, Jack Lemmon, and Douglas Engelbart. After him are Peter Sellers, Ananda Mahidol, Robert Edwards, Simon van der Meer, Ernst Happel, and Wong Fei-hung. Among people deceased in 2016, Pierre Boulez ranks 23Before him are Andrzej Wajda, Islam Karimov, Alvin Toffler, Jerome Bruner, João Havelange, and Carlos Alberto Torres. After him are Abbas Kiarostami, George Michael, Harper Lee, Nancy Reagan, Carrie Fisher, and Elie Wiesel.

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In France

Among people born in France, Pierre Boulez ranks 518 out of 5,234. Before him are Joseph de Maistre (1753), Baldwin II of Jerusalem (1060), Paul Barras (1755), Hugues de Payens (1074), Princess Marie Bonaparte (1882), and Pierre de Marivaux (1688). After him are Henri Barbusse (1873), Alexandre Cabanel (1823), René Laennec (1781), Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774), Ludwig I of Bavaria (1786), and Henry I, Duke of Guise (1550).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Pierre Boulez ranks 21Before him are François Couperin (1668), Olivier Messiaen (1908), Léo Delibes (1836), Francis Poulenc (1899), Arthur Honegger (1892), and Pérotin (1160). After him are Daniel Auber (1782), Maurice Jarre (1924), Paul Dukas (1865), Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760), Darius Milhaud (1892), and Léonin (1135).