Willi Apel

1893 - 1988

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Willi Apel (10 October 1893 – 14 March 1988) was a German-American musicologist and noted author of a number of books devoted to music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willi Apel has received more than 42,204 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Willi Apel is the 5,689th most popular writer, the 1,127th most popular biography from Poland and the 141st most popular Polish Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 42k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 45.34

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.63

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.80

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Harvard dictionary of music
Music, Dictionaries, Wörterbuch
The notation of polyphonic music, 900-1600
Musical notation
Masters of the keyboard
History and criticism, Organ music, Piano music
Masters of the Keyboard
Piano music, history and criticism, Organ music, history and criticism
The Harvard brief dictionary of music
Music, Dictionaries, Music, dictionaries
Harvard dictionary of music

Page views of Willi Apels by language

Over the past year Willi Apel has had the most page views in the with 5,747 views, followed by German (1,222), and Italian (999). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Egyptian Arabic (117.50%), Catalan (78.43%), and Lithuanian (55.36%)


Among writers, Willi Apel ranks 5,689 out of 7,302Before him are Cynthia McLeod, Lew Rockwell, Walter Moers, Donald Richie, John Holt, and Charles Allston Collins. After him are Lualhati Bautista, Erwin Strittmatter, Edward Wilmot Blyden, Earl Derr Biggers, George Mikes, and Cyril M. Kornbluth.

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Among people born in 1893, Willi Apel ranks 239Before him are Sidney Franklin, Carlos Alberto Arroyo del Río, Harlow Curtice, Giovanni Scatturin, Victor Verschueren, and Tommaso Lequio di Assaba. After him are Walter Gordon, Norman Bel Geddes, Katharine Cornell, Elizabeth Holloway Marston, Steingrímur Steinþórsson, and Elizabeth Cotten. Among people deceased in 1988, Willi Apel ranks 224Before him are Ella Raines, Lin Carter, Axel Grönberg, Archie Cochrane, Rudolf Gramlich, and André Saeys. After him are Judith Barsi, Sten Suvio, Hilda Gobbi, Steve Anderson, Charles Augustus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and Ove Arup.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Willi Apel ranks 1,127 out of 1,694Before him are Anna Louisa Karsch (1722), Barbara Sobotta (1936), Stanisław Barańczak (1946), Władysław Rubin (1917), Gerard Wodarz (1913), and Bronisław Malinowski (1951). After him are Antoni Słonimski (1895), Antoni Szymanowski (1951), Egon Franke (1935), Nikodem Caro (1871), Józef Pińkowski (1929), and Emil Hirschfeld (1903).

Among WRITERS In Poland

Among writers born in Poland, Willi Apel ranks 141Before him are Kazimierz Brandys (1916), Antoni Lange (1862), Lina Morgenstern (1830), Christoph Hein (1944), Anna Louisa Karsch (1722), and Stanisław Barańczak (1946). After him are Antoni Słonimski (1895), Julia Hartwig (1921), Miron Białoszewski (1922), Peter Hacks (1928), Ewa Lipska (1945), and Kazimierz Brodziński (1791).