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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
age 45
Aleksey Mikhailovich Igudesman is a Russian violinist, composer, conductor and actor. He performs in the duo Igudesman & Joo.

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Alexander Borodin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
Dec. at 54 (1833-1887)
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 ...more

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Alexander Dargomyzhsky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
Alexander Dargomyzhsky Dec. at 56 (1813-1869)
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 ...more

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Alexander Gretchaninov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
Dec. at 92 (1864-1956)
Alexander Tikhonovich Gretchaninov was a Russian Romantic composer.

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Alexander Lokshin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
Dec. at 67 (1920-1987)
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 ...more

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Alexander Mosolov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
Dec. at 73 (1900-1973)
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 ...more

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Alexander Raskatov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
Alexander Raskatov age 65
Alexander Mikhailovich Raskatov is a Russian composer.

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Alexander Scriabin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
Dec. at 43 (1872-1915)
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. ...more

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Alexander Serov is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
Dec. at 51 (1820-1871)
Alexander Nikolayevich Serov was a Russian composer and music critic. He is notable as one of the most important music critics in Russia during the 1850s and 1860s and as the most significant ...more

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Alexander Taneyev is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
Alexander Taneyev Dec. at 68 (1850-1918)
Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev was a Russian state official and composer of the late Romantic era, specifically of the nationalist school. Among his better-known works were three string quartets, ...more

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Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandr... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov Dec. at 63 (1883-1946)
Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov was a Russian Soviet composer, the founder of the Alexandrov Ensemble, who wrote the music for the national anthem of the Soviet Union, which, in 2000, became ...more

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Alexander Vertinsky is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
Died at 68 (1889-1957)
Alexander Nikolayevich Vertinsky was a Russian and Soviet artist, poet, singer, composer, cabaret artist and actor who exerted seminal influence on the Russian tradition of artistic singing.

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Alexander Vladimirovich Varlam... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
Alexander Vladimirovich Varlamov Dec. at 86 (1904-1990)
Aleksandr Varlamov was a Russian composer.

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Alexander Vustin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
age 75
Alexander Kuzmich Vustin, also Voustin or Wustin is a Russian composer.

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Alexander Zhurbin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
age 73
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 ...more

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Alexey Verstovsky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
Alexey Verstovsky Dec. at 63 (1799-1862)
Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky was a Russian composer, musical bureaucrat and rival of Mikhail Glinka.

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Alfred Schnittke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
Dec. at 64 (1934-1998)
Alfred Schnittke was a Soviet and Russian composer. Schnittke's early music shows the strong influence of Dmitri Shostakovich. He developed a polystylistic technique in works such as the epic ...more

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Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
Dec. at 59 (1855-1914)
Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov or Liadov was a Russian composer, teacher and conductor.

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Anatoly Nikolayevich Alexandro... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
Dec. at 94 (1888-1982)
Anatoli Aleksandrov is a film score composer.

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Andrei Sychra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
Dec. at 77 (1773-1850)
Andrei Osipovich Sychra was a Russian guitarist, composer and teacher, of Czech ancestry. Sychra holds a prominent position within Russia, where he is often referred to as the patriarch of the ...more

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Andrei Volkonsky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
Dec. at 75 (1933-2008)
Prince Andrei Mikhaylovich Volkonsky was a Russian composer of classical music and harpsichordist. He was a key figure in Early Music Revival in Russia.

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Anton Arensky is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
Dec. at 45 (1861-1906)
Anton Stepanovich Arensky, was a Russian composer of Romantic classical music, a pianist and a professor of music.

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Anton Rubinstein is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
Dec. at 65 (1829-1894)
Anton Grigorevich Rubinstein was a Russian pianist, composer and conductor who became a pivotal figure in Russian culture when he founded the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. He was the elder ...more

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Arcady Dubensky is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
Dec. at 76 (1890-1966)

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Boris Asafyev is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
Dec. at 65 (1884-1949)
B. V. Asafʹev is a composer.