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Famous Composers from Russia

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 Mikhailovich Igudesman (Russian: Алексей Михайлович Игу́десман; born 22 February 1973) is a Russian-German violinist, composer, conductor, comedian and actor. He performs in the ...more
  • Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Порфи́рьевич Бороди́н, IPA: [ɐlʲɪkˈsandr pɐrˈfʲi rʲjɪvʲɪtɕ bərɐˈdʲin] (listen); 12 November 1833 – 27 February 1887) was a Russian chemist and ...more
  • Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky (Russian: Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Даргомы́жский) (14 February [O.S. 2 February] 1813 – 17 January [O.S. 5 January] 1869) was a 19th-century Russian composer. He ...more
  • Alexander Tikhonovich Gretchaninov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Ти́хонович Гречани́нов, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr ɡrʲɪtɕɐˈnʲinəf]; 25 October [O.S. 13 October] 1864, Kaluga – 3 January 1956, New York City) was a ...more
  • Aleksandr Lazarevich Lokshin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Ла́заревич Локши́н) (1920–1987) was a Russian composer of classical music. He was born on 19 September 1920 in the town of Biysk, in the Altai ...more
  • Alexander Vasilyevich Mosolov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Васи́льевич Мосоло́в, tr. Aleksandr Vasil'evič Mosolov; 11 August [O.S. 29 July] 1900 – 11 July 1973) was a Russian composer of the early Soviet ...more
  • Alexander Mikhailovich Raskatov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Миха́йлович Раска́тов; born 9 March 1953 in Moscow) is a Russian composer.
  • Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin (; Russian: Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Скря́бин [ɐlʲɪˈksandr nʲɪkəˈɫaɪvʲɪtɕ ˈskrʲæbʲɪn]; 6 January 1872 [O.S. 25 December 1871] – 27 April [O.S. 14 April] 1915) was a ...more
  • Alexander Nikolayevich Serov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Серо́в, Saint Petersburg, 23 January [O.S. 11 January] 1820 – Saint Petersburg, 1 February [O.S. 20 January] 1871) was a Russian composer ...more
  • Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev (Russian: Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Тане́ев, also transliterated as Taneiev, Tanaiev, Taneieff, and Taneyeff in English; January 17, 1850, Saint Petersburg – February 7, ...more
  • Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Васи́льевич Алекса́ндров; 13 April [O.S. 1 April] 1883 – 8 July 1946) was a Russian Soviet composer, the founder of the Alexandrov Ensemble, who ...more
  • Alexander Nikolayevich Vertinsky (Russian: Александр Николаевич Вертинский, 21 March [O.S. 9 March] 1889 — 21 May 1957) was Russian and Soviet artist, poet, singer, composer, cabaret artist and actor ...more
  • Alexander Vladimirovich Varlamov (19 June 1904 in Simbirsk – 20 August 1990 in Moscow) was a Russian composer, arranger, and conductor. He played an instrumental role in popularizing jazz music in ...more
  • Alexander Kuzmich Vustin, also Voustin or Wustin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Кузьми́ч Ву́стин, born 24 April 1943 in Moscow) is a Russian composer.
  • Alexander Zhurbin is a Russian composer whose music is widely performed all over the former Soviet Union, East Europe and West Europe, Canada and the United States. He composes in a wide range of ...more
  • Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky (Russian: Алексéй Никола́евич Верстóвский) (March 1 [O.S. February 18] 1799 – November 17 [O.S. November 5] 1862) was a Russian composer, musical bureaucrat and rival ...more
  • Alfred Garrievich Schnittke (Russian: Альфре́д Га́рриевич Шни́тке, Alfred Garrievich Shnitke; November 24, 1934 – August 3, 1998) was a Soviet and German composer. Schnittke's early music shows the ...more
  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov or Liadov (Russian: Анато́лий Константи́нович Ля́дов; 12 May [O.S. 30 April] 1855 – 28 August [O.S. 15 August] 1914) was a Russian composer, teacher and conductor.
  • Anatoly Nikolayevich Alexandrov (Russian: Анато́лий Никола́евич Алекса́ндров) (May 25, 1888 [O.S. May 13], Moscow – April 16, 1982, Moscow), PAU, was a Russian composer of works for piano and for ...more
  • Andrei Osipovich Sychra (Sikhra, Sichra, in Russian Андрей Осипович Сихра Andrej Osipovič Sixra) (born 1773 (?1776) in Vilnius; died November 21/December 3, 1850, in St Petersburg) was a Russian ...more
  • Prince Andrei Mikhaylovich Volkonsky (also Andrey, André, Mikhailovich, Michailovich, Volkonski, Volkonskiy) (Russian: Андрей Михайлович Волконский; 14 February 1933 in Geneva, Switzerland – 16 ...more
  • Anton Stepanovich Arensky (Russian: Анто́н Степа́нович Аре́нский; 12 July [O.S. 30 June] 1861 – 25 February [O.S. 12 February] 1906) was a Russian composer of Romantic classical music, a pianist and ...more
  • Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein (Russian: Антон Григорьевич Рубинштейн, tr. Anton Grigor'evič Rubinštejn; November 28 [O.S. November 16] 1829 – November 20 [O.S. November 8] 1894) was a Russian ...more
  • Boris Vladimirovich Asafyev, PAU (Russian: Бори́с Влади́мирович Аса́фьев; 29 July [O.S. 17 July] 1884 – 27 January 1949) was a Russian and Soviet composer, writer, musicologist, musical critic and ...more