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Mrs. H. H. A. Beach (Amy Marcy Cheney)

Mrs. H. H. A. Beach (Amy Marcy Cheney)

Mrs. Beach (Amy Cheney) was born at Henniker, New Hampshire, September 5, 1847, and, like most musicians of distinction, showed her musical proclivities at an early age. She studied first with her mother, and...

Mili Alexeivich Balakirev

Mili Alexeivich Balakirev

Mili Balakirev was born at Nijny Novogorod, Russia, January 2, (December 31, O.S.), 1836. He received much help and instruction from Oulibishev, and at the age of eighteen went to St. Petersburg. Glinka named...

Luigi Boccherini

Luigi Boccherini

Luigi Boccherini was born at Lucca, February 19, 1743, and died May 28, 1805. He was first taught by his father, an able bass player, and the Abbe Vannucci. In 1757 the boy was...

Enrico Bossi

Enrico Bossi

Enrico Bossi was born on April 25, 1861, at Salo, a picturesque Brescian town in Italy. His father was an organist of some note, and gave him his early musical education. Afterward he studied...

Anton Bruckner

Anton Bruckner

Pronounced: (Brook-ner) Bruckner was born at Ansfelden (Upper Austria), September 4, 1824, and died in Vienna, October 11, 1896. His first teacher was his father, a village schoolmaster. After his father’s death he became...

Sir Joseph Barnby

Sir Joseph Barnby

Barnby was born at York, August 12, 1838 and died at London, January 28, 1896. As a boy he sang in the choir of York Cathedral, and was an organist and choirmaster at the...

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Arrigo Boito

Arrigo Boito presents the peculiar example of a musician high in distinction in his own country, with a fair measure of fame in other lands, who, though past the age of 50 years has...

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Arthur Bird 1856-1923

Arthur Bird was born July 23, 1856, at Mount Auburn, Cambridge, Mass. His father, Horace Bird, was a well-known musician in the neighborhood of Boston, where his singing schools were very popular. Bird received...

Vincenzo Bellini

Vincenzo Bellini

November 1, 1801 – 1835 Best known works: Sonnambula, Norma and I Puritani. His works are very melodious and his arias will long be popular with coloratura sopranos.

Jacques Blumenthal

Jakob (or Jacques) Blumenthal

Born in Hamburg, Germany, October 4, 1829. He studied in the Paris Conservatory of Music, and in 1848 settled in London as Pianist and teacher. The melody and grace of both his songs and...