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Famous Composers from Russia

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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 Igudesman1

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    Aleksey Mikhailovich Igudesman (Russian: Алексей Михайлович Игу́десман; born 22 February 1973)...  more
  • Alexander Borodin2

    Alexander Borodin

    Dec. at 54 (1833-1887)

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Порфи́рьевич Бороди́н, IPA: [ɐlʲɪkˈsandr...  more
  • Alexander Dargomyzhsky3

    Alexander Dargomyzhsky

    Dec. at 56 (1813-1869)

    BirthplaceTula, Russia

    Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky (Russian: Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Даргомы́жский) (14 February...  more
  • Alexander Gretchaninov4

    Alexander Gretchaninov

    Dec. at 92 (1864-1956)

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Alexander Tikhonovich Gretchaninov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Ти́хонович Гречани́нов, IPA:...  more
  • Alexander Lokshin5

    Alexander Lokshin

    Dec. at 67 (1920-1987)

    BirthplaceBiysk, Russia

    Aleksandr Lazarevich Lokshin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Ла́заревич Локши́н) (1920–1987) was a...  more
  • Alexander Mosolov6

    Alexander Mosolov

    Dec. at 73 (1900-1973)

    BirthplaceKiev, Ukrainian SSR

    Alexander Vasilyevich Mosolov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Васи́льевич Мосоло́в, tr. Aleksandr...  more
  • 7

    Alexander Raskatov

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Alexander Mikhailovich Raskatov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Миха́йлович Раска́тов; born 9 March 1953...  more
  • Alexander Scriabin8

    Alexander Scriabin

    Dec. at 43 (1872-1915)

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin (; Russian: Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Скря́бин [ɐlʲɪˈksandr...  more
  • Alexander Serov9

    Alexander Serov

    Dec. at 51 (1820-1871)

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    Alexander Nikolayevich Serov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Серо́в, Saint Petersburg, 23...  more
  • 10

    Alexander Taneyev

    Dec. at 68 (1850-1918)

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev (Russian: Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Тане́ев, also transliterated as...  more
  • Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov11

    Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov

    Dec. at 63 (1883-1946)

    BirthplacePlakhino, Russia

    Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Васи́льевич Алекса́ндров; 13 April [O.S....  more
  • Alexander Vertinsky12

    Alexander Vertinsky

    Age: Died at 68 (1889-1957)

    BirthplaceKiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

    Alexander Nikolayevich Vertinsky (Russian: Александр Николаевич Вертинский, 21 March [O.S. 9...  more
  • 13

    Alexander Vladimirovich Varlamov

    Dec. at 86 (1904-1990)

    BirthplaceUlyanovsk, Russia

    Alexander Vladimirovich Varlamov (19 June 1904 in Simbirsk – 20 August 1990 in Moscow) was a...  more
  • Alexander Vustin14

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Alexander Kuzmich Vustin, also Voustin or Wustin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Кузьми́ч Ву́стин, born...  more
  • Alexander Zhurbin15

    BirthplaceTashkent, Uzbekistan

    Alexander Zhurbin is a Russian composer whose music is widely performed all over the former...  more
  • Alexey Verstovsky16

    Alexey Verstovsky

    Dec. at 63 (1799-1862)

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky (Russian: Алексéй Никола́евич Верстóвский) (March 1 [O.S....  more
  • Alfred Schnittke17

    Alfred Schnittke

    Dec. at 64 (1934-1998)

    BirthplaceEngels, Saratov Oblast, Russia

    Alfred Garrievich Schnittke (Russian: Альфре́д Га́рриевич Шни́тке, Alfred Garrievich Shnitke;...  more
  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov18

    Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    Dec. at 59 (1855-1914)

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov or Liadov (Russian: Анато́лий Константи́нович Ля́дов; 12 May...  more
  • 19

    Anatoly Nikolayevich Alexandrov

    Dec. at 94 (1888-1982)

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Anatoly Nikolayevich Alexandrov (Russian: Анато́лий Никола́евич Алекса́ндров) (May 25, 1888...  more
  • 20

    Andrei Sychra

    Dec. at 77 (1773-1850)

    BirthplaceVilnius, Lithuania

    Andrei Osipovich Sychra (Sikhra, Sichra, in Russian Андрей Осипович Сихра Andrej Osipovič...  more
  • 21

    Andrei Volkonsky

    Dec. at 75 (1933-2008)

    BirthplaceGeneva, Switzerland

    Prince Andrei Mikhaylovich Volkonsky (also Andrey, André, Mikhailovich, Michailovich,...  more
  • Anton Arensky22

    Anton Arensky

    Dec. at 45 (1861-1906)

    BirthplaceNizhny Novgorod, Russia

    Anton Stepanovich Arensky (Russian: Анто́н Степа́нович Аре́нский; 12 July [O.S. 30 June] 1861...  more
  • Anton Rubinstein23

    Anton Rubinstein

    Dec. at 65 (1829-1894)


    Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein (Russian: Антон Григорьевич Рубинштейн, tr. Anton Grigor'evič...  more
  • Arcady Dubensky24

    Arcady Dubensky

    Dec. at 76 (1890-1966)

    BirthplaceKirov, Russia

  • 25

    Boris Asafyev

    Dec. at 65 (1884-1949)

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    Boris Vladimirovich Asafyev, PAU (Russian: Бори́с Влади́мирович Аса́фьев; 29 July [O.S. 17...  more