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.

List features people like George Sanders and Irving Berlin.

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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    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
    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 Borodin
    Dec. at 53 (1833-1887)
    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
    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 Dargomyzhsky

    Alexander Dargomyzhsky

    Dec. at 56 (1813-1869)
    • Birthplace: Tula, Russia
    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 Gretchaninov
    Dec. at 91 (1864-1956)
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
    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
  • Alexander Lokshin
    Dec. at 66 (1920-1987)
    • Birthplace: Biysk, Russia
    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 Mosolov
    Dec. at 72 (1900-1973)
    • Birthplace: Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
    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