Willi Boskovsky

1909 - 1991

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Willibald Karl Boskovsky (16 June 1909 – 21 April 1991) was an Austrian violinist and conductor, best known as the long-standing conductor of the Vienna New Year's Concert from 1955 to 1979. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willi Boskovsky has received more than 67,829 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Willi Boskovsky is the 368th most popular musician (up from 620th in 2019), the 385th most popular biography from Austria (up from 528th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Musician.

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Among musicians, Willi Boskovsky ranks 368 out of 2,662Before him are Wallace Hartley, Robert Trujillo, Jerry Reed, Nathan Milstein, Alexis Weissenberg, and Grace Slick. After him are Adrian Smith, Chris Martin, Johnny Winter, Alan Menken, Krystian Zimerman, and Bobby McFerrin.

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Among people born in 1909, Willi Boskovsky ranks 69Before him are Nathan Rosen, Lennart Bernadotte, Porfirio Rubirosa, Aenne Burda, Robert Ryan, and Infanta Beatriz of Spain. After him are Franz Bardon, Grażyna Bacewicz, Robert Brasillach, C. Northcote Parkinson, Tokizo Ichihashi, and Werner Naumann. Among people deceased in 1991, Willi Boskovsky ranks 65Before him are Sergey Akhromeyev, Demetrios I of Constantinople, Boris Pugo, Vilém Flusser, William Heinesen, and Shapour Bakhtiar. After him are Jean Arthur, Christian de Castries, Joachim Kroll, Brad Davis, Robert Maxwell, and María Zambrano.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Willi Boskovsky ranks 385 out of 1,237Before him are Maria Schicklgruber (1795), Viktor Schauberger (1885), Eduard Roschmann (1908), Peter Fendi (1796), Oscar Straus (1870), and Karl Leonhard Reinhold (1757). After him are Zoltán Tildy (1889), Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria (1649), Johann Nepomuk Karl, Prince of Liechtenstein (1724), Jean Améry (1912), Franz Vranitzky (1937), and Hans Krankl (1953).

Among MUSICIANS In Austria

Among musicians born in Austria, Willi Boskovsky ranks 12Before him are Joseph Joachim (1831), Anton Diabelli (1781), Maria Theresia von Paradis (1759), Joe Zawinul (1932), Paul Wittgenstein (1887), and Friedrich Gulda (1930). After him are Paul Badura-Skoda (1927), Henri Herz (1803), Anton Karas (1906), Jörg Demus (1928), Ingrid Haebler (1926), and Ignaz von Seyfried (1776).