Wanda Landowska

1879 - 1959

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Wanda Aleksandra Landowska (5 July 1879 – 16 August 1959) was a Polish harpsichordist and pianist whose performances, teaching, writings and especially her many recordings played a large role in reviving the popularity of the harpsichord in the early 20th century. She was the first person to record Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations on the harpsichord in 1933. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wanda Landowska has received more than 166,024 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Wanda Landowska is the 261st most popular musician (down from 226th in 2019), the 256th most popular biography from Poland (down from 233rd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Polish Musician.

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Among musicians, Wanda Landowska ranks 261 out of 2,675Before her are Kirk Hammett, Mike Shinoda, Lisa Gerrard, Jerry Reed, Ray Conniff, and Heinrich Neuhaus. After her are Paul Wittgenstein, Joe Zawinul, Dave Mustaine, Friedrich Gulda, Matteo Carcassi, and Arthur Nikisch.

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Among people born in 1879, Wanda Landowska ranks 43Before her are Franz Reichelt, Boris Savinkov, Karl Bühler, William Beveridge, Knud Rasmussen, and Pál Teleki. After her are Edward Steichen, Bedřich Hrozný, Ali of Hejaz, Hisaichi Terauchi, Ernest Jones, and Shunroku Hata. Among people deceased in 1959, Wanda Landowska ranks 31Before her are Mario Lanza, Ettore Majorana, Enrico De Nicola, Alfred Kubin, Sidney Bechet, and Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal. After her are Raphael Lemkin, Ernest Bloch, Olga Knipper, Cecil B. DeMille, Edmond Debeaumarché, and Lester Young.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Wanda Landowska ranks 256 out of 1,231Before her are Stanislaus of Szczepanów (1030), Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski (1895), Bronisław Komorowski (1952), Miguel Najdorf (1910), Ignacy Łukasiewicz (1822), and Bolesław II the Generous (1041). After her are Sepp Piontek (1940), Kazimierz Kuratowski (1896), Yisrael Kristal (1903), Leopold Trepper (1904), Hans Kammler (1901), and Kurt Tank (1898).

Among MUSICIANS In Poland

Among musicians born in Poland, Wanda Landowska ranks 5Before her are Władysław Szpilman (1911), Arthur Rubinstein (1887), Henryk Wieniawski (1835), and Henryk Szeryng (1918). After her are Artur Schnabel (1882), Theodor Leschetizky (1830), Bronisław Huberman (1882), Krystian Zimerman (1956), Christoph Eschenbach (1940), Josef Hofmann (1876), and Ewa Demarczyk (1941).