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List of notable or famous composers from Russia, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Russia and even some popular composers who immigrated to Russia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Russian composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from Russia is included when available.

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This historic composers from Russia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Russian composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from Russia?" These prominent composers of Russia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Russian composers.

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Aleksey Igudesman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
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Aleksey Mikhailovich Igudesman is a Russian violinist, composer, conductor and actor. He performs in the duo Igudesman & Joo. ...more

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Conductor, Comedian, Actor, Composer Violinist

Credits: The Festival

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Alexander Borodin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
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Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin was a Russian Romantic composer, doctor and chemist. He was a member of the group of composers called The Five, who were dedicated to producing a specifically Russian kind of art music. He is best known for his symphonies, his two string quartets, In the Steppes of ...more

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Age: Died at 54 (1833-1887)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Chemist, Composer

Credits: Supervixens, Fire Maidens from Outer Space

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#8 on The Best Russian Composers of All Time

#14 on The Best Romantic Composers of All Time

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Alexander Dargomyzhsky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
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Alexander Dargomyzhsky


Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky was a 19th-century Russian composer. He bridged the gap in Russian opera composition between Mikhail Glinka and the later generation of The Five and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Dargomyzhsky was born in Troitsko village, Belyovsky District, Tula Governorate, and ...more

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Age: Died at 56 (1813-1869)

Birthplace: Tula, Russia

Profession: Composer

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Alexander Gretchaninov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
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Alexander Tikhonovich Gretchaninov was a Russian Romantic composer. ...more

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Age: Died at 92 (1864-1956)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Composer

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Alexander Lokshin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
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Aleksandr Lazarevich Lokshin was a Russian composer of classical music. He was born on September 19, 1920, in the town of Biysk, in the Altai Region, Western Siberia, and died in Moscow on June 11, 1987. An admirer of Mahler and Alban Berg, he created his own musical language; he wrote eleven ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1920-1987)

Birthplace: Biysk, Russia

Profession: Composer

Credits: The Little Mermaid

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Alexander Mosolov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
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Alexander Vasilyevich Mosolov was a significant Russian composer of the early Soviet era, known best for his early futurist piano sonatas, orchestral episodes, and vocal music. Mosolov studied at the Moscow Conservatory and achieved his greatest fame in the Soviet Union and around the world for his ...more

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Age: Died at 73 (1900-1973)

Birthplace: Kiev, Ukrainian SSR

Profession: Composer

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Alexander Raskatov


Alexander Mikhailovich Raskatov is a Russian composer. ...more

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Age: 64

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Composer

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Alexander Scriabin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
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Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin was a Russian composer and pianist. Scriabin, who was influenced by Frédéric Chopin, composed early works that are characterised by tonal language. Later in his career, independently of Arnold Schoenberg, Scriabin developed a substantially atonal and much more ...more

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Age: Died at 43 (1872-1915)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Pianist, Composer

Credits: Frankenstein: Day of the Beast

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#5 on The Greatest Pianists Ever

#9 on The Best Piano Composers Ever, Ranked

#9 on The Best Russian Composers of All Time

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