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Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) 27513
2 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) 22457
3 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) 18251
4 A. R. Rahman (born 1966) 10314
5 Frank Zappa (1940–1993) 9466
6 Richard Wagner (1813–1883) 8407
7 Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741) 6993
8 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) 6728
9 Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971) 6288
10 Hans Zimmer (born 1957) 6170
11 John Williams (born 1932) 5999
12 George Frideric Handel (1685–1759) 5879
13 Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) 5140
14 Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901) 5003
15 Claude Debussy (1862–1918) 4942
16 Franz Schubert (1797–1828) 4784
17 Franz Liszt (1811–1886) 4603
18 Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943) 4511
19 Andrew Lloyd Webber (born 1948) 4505
20 John Cage (1912–1992) 4400
21 Desi Arnaz (1917–1986) 4356
22 Johannes Brahms (1833–1897) 4344
23 Danny Elfman (born 1953) 4262
24 George Gershwin (1898–1937) 4201
25 Gustav Mahler (1860–1911) 3996
26 Vincenzo Bellini (1801–1835) 3731
27 Robert Schumann (1810–1856) 3558
28 Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847) 3547
29 Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179) 3400
30 Stephen Sondheim (born 1930) 3327
31 Carole King (born 1942) 3271
32 David Foster (born 1949) 3093
33 Yanni (born 1954) 2979
34 Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975) 2973
35 Thelonious Monk (1917–1982) 2948
36 Ennio Morricone (born 1928) 2941
37 Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990) 2853
38 Philip Glass (born 1937) 2781
39 Jean Michel Jarre (born 1948) 2695
40 Maurice Ravel (1875–1937) 2681
41 Cole Porter (1891–1964) 2605
42 Jackie Gleason (1916–1987) 2592
43 Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) 2574
44 Mike Oldfield (born 1953) 2530
45 Richard Strauss (1864–1949) 2518
46 Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953) 2478
47 Arnold Schoenberg (1874–1951) 2311
48 Graham Chapman (1941–1989) 2301
49 Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868) 2282
50 Yuvan Shankar Raja (born 1979) 2242
51 Edvard Grieg (1843–1907) 2141
52 Hector Berlioz (1803–1869) 2123
53 Antonio Salieri (1750–1825) 2110
54 Aaron Copland (1900–1990) 2100
55 Johann Pachelbel (1653–1706) 2088
56 Burt Bacharach (born 1928) 2082
57 Scott Joplin (c. 1868–1917) 2073
58 Henry Purcell (1659–1695) 1959
59 Gil Scott-Heron (born 1949) 1935
60 Erik Satie (1866–1925) 1927
61 Irving Berlin (1888–1989) 1914
62 Glenn Gould (1932–1982) 1895
63 Johann Strauss II (1825–1899) 1884
64 Benjamin Britten (1913–1976) 1880
65 Edward Elgar (1857–1934) 1862
66 Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958) 1835
67 Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643) 1810
68 Theodor W. Adorno (1903–1969) 1800
69 Count Basie (1904–1984) 1724
70 Dwight Yoakam (born 1956) 1718
71 John Philip Sousa (1854–1932) 1664
72 Harris Jayaraj (born 1975) 1659
73 James Horner (born 1953) 1598
74 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908) 1583
75 Samuel Barber (1910–1981) 1582
76 Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) 1552
77 Modest Mussorgsky (1839–1881) 1437
78 Jacques Brel (1929–1978) 1431
79 Georges Bizet (1838–1875) 1408
80 Carl Orff (1895–1982) 1404
81 Laurie Anderson (born 1947) 1371
82 Gustav Holst (1874–1934) 1359
83 Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992) 1356
84 Henry Mancini (1924–1994) 1336
85 Chet Atkins (1924–2001) 1330
86 Ryuichi Sakamoto (born 1952) 1326
87 Daniel Lanois (born 1951) 1321
88 John Zorn (born 1953) 1295
89 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525–1594) 1293
90 Steve Reich (born 1936) 1275
91 Jelly Roll Morton (1890–1941) 1236
92 Giorgio Moroder (born 1940) 1219
93 Richard Rodgers (1902–1979) 1215
94 Josquin des Prez (c. 1450/1455–1521) 1191
95 Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928–2007) 1178
96 Carl Maria von Weber (1786–1826) 1169
97 Nobuo Uematsu (born 1959) 1159
98 John Tesh (born 1952) 1151
99 Stephen Foster (1826–1864) 1125
100 William Herschel (1738–1822) 1115
101 Yoko Kanno (born 1964) 1098
102 Marvin Hamlisch (born 1944) 1061
103 Alexander Scriabin (1872–1915) 1048
104 Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848) 1043
105 Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632–1687) 1041
106 Hoagy Carmichael (1899–1981) 1011
107 William Byrd (c. 1540–1623) 997
108 Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767) 994
109 Anton Bruckner (1824–1896) 984
110 Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757) 983
111 Kurt Weill (1900–1950) 966
112 Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764) 957
113 Paul Hindemith (1895–1963) 947
114 Thomas Tallis (c. 1505–1585) 945
115 Michael Giacchino (born 1967) 931
116 W. C. Handy (1873–1958) 916
117 Aram Khachaturian (1903–1978) 907
118 Charles Ives (1874–1954) 883
119 Steve Morse (born 1954) 873
120 Jim Steinman (born 1948) 864
121 Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640–1705) 856
122 Clara Schumann (1819–1896) 846
123 Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714–1787) 845
124 Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713) 834
125 Johnny Rivers (born 1942) 833
126 John Adams (born 1947) 830
127 Bernard Herrmann (1911–1975) 821
128 Muzio Clementi (1752–1832) 820
129 Jacques Offenbach (1819–1880) 810
130 George M. Cohan (1878–1942) 808
131 Pierre Boulez (born 1925) 798
132 Bix Beiderbecke (1903–1931) 793
133 Guillaume de Machaut (c. 1300–1377) 789
134 Joe Hisaishi (born 1950) 786
135 Michael Nyman (born 1944) 766
136 Charles Gounod (1818–1893) 754
137 Francis Poulenc (1899–1963) 745
138 Alexander Borodin (1833–1887) 743
139 Caetano Veloso (born 1942) 739
140 Percy Grainger (1882–1961) 738
141 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788) 737
142 Anton Webern (1883–1945) 736
143 Albert Hammond (born 1942) 732
144 Alban Berg (1885–1935) 717
145 Engelbert Humperdinck (1854–1921) 713
146 John Rutter (born 1945) 711
147 Carlos Gardel (1887–1935) 702
148 Tomaso Albinoni (1671–1751) 702
149 Krzysztof Penderecki (born 1933) 691
150 Terry Riley (born 1935) 691
151 Harry Gregson-Williams (born 1961) 690
152 Jimmy Webb (born 1946) 685
153 Jules Massenet (1842–1912) 677
154 Koji Kondo (born 1960) 673
155 Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959) 673
156 Martin O'Donnell (born 1955) 663
157 Leopold Mozart (1719–1787) 659
158 Lalo Schifrin (born 1932) 659
159 John Dowland (1563–1626) 648
160 Iannis Xenakis (1922–2001) 641
161 Guillaume Dufay (Du Fay) (1397–1474) 617
162 Allen Toussaint born 1938) 604
163 Gian Carlo Menotti (1911–2007) 602
164 Karl Jenkins (born 1944) 595
165 Manuel de Falla (1876–1946) 592
166 Nile Rodgers (born 1952) 588
167 Alessandro Scarlatti (1660–1725) 570
168 Ivor Novello (1893–1951) 561
169 Alfonso X of Castile (1221–1284) 561
170 Klaus Schulze (born 1947) 561
171 Charles Wesley (1707–1788) 557
172 Johann Christian Bach (1735–1782) 553
173 La Monte Young (born 1935) 553
174 William Walton (1902–1983) 539
175 Johann Strauss I (1804–1849) 535
176 Alexander Godunov (1949–1995) 519
177 Darius Milhaud (1892–1974) 517
178 Luigi Boccherini (1743–1805) 511
179 Mikhail Glinka (1804–1857) 510
180 Giovanni Gabrieli (c. 1557–1612) 506
181 Steve Jablonsky (born 1970) 498
182 Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900) 479
183 Doc Severinsen (born 1927) 479
184 Jan Hammer (born 1948) 477
185 Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860–1941) 474
186 John Tavener (born 1944) 472
187 Fritz Kreisler (1875–1962) 471
188 Orlande de Lassus (c. 1532–1594) 470
189 Arjen Anthony Lucassen (born 1960) 469
190 Ferruccio Busoni (1866–1924) 468
191 Elmer Bernstein (born 1922) 463
192 Carlo Gesualdo (1566–1613) 461
193 Mikis Theodorakis (born 1925) 461
194 Luciano Berio (1925–2003) 458
195 Alfred Schnittke (1934–1998) 457
196 Harry Partch (1901–1974) 451
197 Ottorino Respighi (1879–1936) 449
198 Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710–1736) 440
199 Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791–1864) 439
200 Nadia Boulanger (1887–1979) 433
201 Elliott Carter (born 1908) 433
202 George Enescu (1881–1955) 432
203 Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778–1837) 427
204 Henry Cowell (1897–1965) 422
205 Morton Feldman (1926–1987) 422
206 Oscar Levant (1906–1972) 422
207 Max Bruch (1838–1920) 418
208 Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813–1888) 416
209 Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (1608–1657) 413
210 Paul Dukas (1865–1935) 406
211 Carl Nielsen (1865–1931) 403
212 Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897–1957) 401
213 Pablo de Sarasate (1844–1908) 396
214 Johannes Ockeghem (c. 1410/1425–1497) 396
215 Carl Czerny (1791–1857) 393
216 Dieterich Buxtehude (1637–1707) 386

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