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. His film scores have won many honors including the best score award for the music to Ziemia obiecana (The Promised Land) in 1975, followed by the Prix Louis Delluc in 1980 for the music to Le Roi et l'Oiseau / The King and the Mockingbird, and an award at the Cork International Film Festival for the music to From A Far Country (1981) about the life of Pope John Paul II. 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 from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Producers in Los Angeles, nominated also for the Saturn Award for Best Music in a science fiction, fantasy, or horror film in San Francisco in 1992. In 2003, he won the César Award for Best Film Music written for The Pianist, at France's 28th César Awards Ceremony in 2003, for which he also received a BAFTA nomination. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wojciech Kilar has received more than 236,346 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Wojciech Kilar is the 444th most popular composer (down from 398th in 2019), the 207th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 185th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Ukrainian Composer.

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Among composers, Wojciech Kilar ranks 444 out of 1,228Before him are Albert Lortzing, Joseph Kosma, Louis Couperin, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Erwin Schulhoff, and Grażyna Bacewicz. After him are Johann Georg Pisendel, Johannes Ciconia, Hans Pfitzner, Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska, Einojuhani Rautavaara, and Johann Ludwig Bach.

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Among people born in 1932, Wojciech Kilar ranks 111Before him are Paolo Villaggio, Carl Perkins, Branko Lustig, Delphine Seyrig, Nikolai Kardashev, and Aharon Appelfeld. After him are Manuel Puig, Shintaro Ishihara, Isao Tomita, Dušan Makavejev, Renato Martino, and Harry Gregg. Among people deceased in 2013, Wojciech Kilar ranks 94Before him are Ken Norton, Eleanor Parker, Pedro Rocha, Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Tuncel Kurtiz, and Bigas Luna. After him are Frederik Pohl, Bebo Valdés, Otfried Preußler, Ray Harryhausen, Ottmar Walter, and Marcel Reich-Ranicki.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Wojciech Kilar ranks 207 out of 913Before him are Vladimir Antonov-Ovseyenko (1883), Lyudmila Gurchenko (1935), Ivan Kotliarevsky (1769), Semion Mogilevich (1946), Aharon Appelfeld (1932), and Valeriy Borzov (1949). After him are Georgy Dobrovolsky (1928), Ivan Chernyakhovsky (1906), Stanisław Sosabowski (1892), Zalmoxis (-713), Alexius Meinong (1853), and Franz Doppler (1821).

Among COMPOSERS In Ukraine

Among composers born in Ukraine, Wojciech Kilar ranks 6Before him are Sergei Prokofiev (1891), Reinhold Glière (1874), Karol Szymanowski (1882), Dimitri Tiomkin (1894), and Dmitry Bortniansky (1751). After him are Franz Doppler (1821), Mykola Lysenko (1842), Ciprian Porumbescu (1853), Igor Markevitch (1912), Valentyn Sylvestrov (1937), and Maxim Berezovsky (1745).