Wojciech Kilar

1932 - 2013

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Wojciech Kilar (Polish: [ˈvɔjt͡ɕɛx ˈkʲilar]; 17 July 1932 – 29 December 2013) was a Polish classical and film music composer. One of his greatest successes came with his score to Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula in 1992, which received the ASCAP Award and the nomination for the Saturn Award for Best Music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wojciech Kilar has received more than 364,710 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Wojciech Kilar is the 365th most popular composer (up from 380th in 2019), the 197th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 191st in 2019) and the 8th most popular Ukrainian Composer.

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Among composers, Wojciech Kilar ranks 365 out of 1,451Before him are Ignaz Moscheles, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Willem Mengelberg, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Luca Marenzio, and Jan Ladislav Dussek. After him are Alfredo Casella, Aaron Copland, Mykola Lysenko, Domenico Zipoli, Nikolaus I, Prince Esterházy, and Alfredo Catalani.

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Among people born in 1932, Wojciech Kilar ranks 100Before him are Nikolai Kardashev, Manmohan Singh, Dudley R. Herschbach, Michael Smith, Delphine Seyrig, and Oleg Protopopov. After him are Ingemar Johansson, Joe Zawinul, Antonio Tejero, Rodion Shchedrin, Paolo Villaggio, and Wolf Vostell. Among people deceased in 2013, Wojciech Kilar ranks 72Before him are Joe Weider, Kenneth G. Wilson, Patrice Chéreau, David H. Hubel, Roger Ebert, and Conrad Bain. After him are Damiano Damiani, Bigas Luna, Seamus Heaney, Kenneth Waltz, Sławomir Mrożek, and Wilfried Martens.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Wojciech Kilar ranks 197 out of 1,365Before him are Ivan Chernyakhovsky (1906), Mstislav II of Kiev (1200), Meir Dagan (1945), Israel Gelfand (1913), Louis B. Mayer (1884), and Georgy Dobrovolsky (1928). After him are Yaropolk II of Kiev (1082), Paul Muni (1895), Mykola Lysenko (1842), Kirill Moskalenko (1902), Olga Khokhlova (1891), and Naftali Herz Imber (1856).

Among COMPOSERS In Ukraine

Among composers born in Ukraine, Wojciech Kilar ranks 8Before him are Stefania Turkewich (1898), Reinhold Glière (1874), Karol Szymanowski (1882), Dmitry Bortniansky (1751), Dimitri Tiomkin (1894), and Valentyn Sylvestrov (1937). After him are Mykola Lysenko (1842), Igor Markevitch (1912), Boris Lyatoshinsky (1894), Maxim Berezovsky (1745), Franz Doppler (1821), and Myroslav Skoryk (1938).