Virgil Thomson

1896 - 1989

Virgil Thomson

Virgil Thomson (November 25, 1896 – September 30, 1989) was an American composer and critic. He was instrumental in the development of the "American Sound" in classical music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Virgil Thomson has received more than 175,687 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 942nd most popular composer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 180k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 42.23

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.66

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.35

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among composers, Virgil Thomson ranks 942 out of 1,008Before him are Thomas Weelkes, William Christie, Elliot Goldenthal, Spike Jones, William Sterndale Bennett, and Steve Jablonsky. After him are Masaaki Suzuki, David Arnold, John Debney, Junichi Masuda, Earl Scruggs, and Shirley Walker.

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Among people born in 1896, Virgil Thomson ranks 168Before him are Kim Iryeop, Miles Dempsey, Walter Breuning, Rogers Hornsby, Samuel Mosberg, and Natalie Talmadge. After him are Jack Pickford, Howard Hanson, Ethel Waters, Lawrence Tibbett, Robert E. Sherwood, and William Cameron Townsend. Among people deceased in 1989, Virgil Thomson ranks 171Before him are Marshall Harvey Stone, Hassler Whitney, Juan Hilario Marrero, Scott O'Dell, Richard Quine, and Yasuji Miyazaki. After him are György Kulin, Lee Calhoun, Gilda Radner, Jimmy Murphy, Edward Abbey, and C. L. R. James.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Virgil Thomson ranks 6,662 out of 12,171Before him are David Twohy (1955), Millie Bobby Brown (2004), Arthur Hunnicutt (1910), Kristin Chenoweth (1968), Alice Marble (1913), and Mac Miller (1992). After him are Guinn Smith (1920), Helen Stephens (1918), Kim Dickens (1965), Erykah Badu (1971), Frederica von Stade (1945), and Wilford Woodruff (1807).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Virgil Thomson ranks 69Before him are Gunther Schuller (1925), John Kander (1927), William Christie (1944), Elliot Goldenthal (1954), Spike Jones (1911), and Steve Jablonsky (1970). After him are John Debney (1956), Earl Scruggs (1924), Howard Hanson (1896), Leonard Slatkin (1944), Roy Harris (1898), and Christopher Young (1958).