Category: Biographies B

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...

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Ferruccio Benvenuto Busoni

Busoni was born at Empoli, near Florence, April 1, 1866. His father was a clarinet player, and his mother (Anne Weiss) gave him his first piano lessons. He made his first public appearance at...

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Willy Burmester

Burmester was born March 16, 1869, at Hamburg. He was a pupil of Dr. Joachim in Berlin, with whom he studied for many years. In 1885, however, he seceded from the Joachim school, and...

Louis Brassin

Louis Brassin

Louis Brassin was born in Aix-la-Chapelle, Prussia,  June 24, 1840 His musical education was conducted at the conservatory at Leipzig, under Moscheles. In company with his brothers, Leopold and Gerhard, he made several concert...

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Johannes Brahms Life and Times

Brahms was born at Hamburg, May 7, 1833, and died in Vienna, April 3, 1897. Among the artists whose merits have been passionately disputed, not only by the public at large, but also by...

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Johannes Brahms

Brahms was born at Hamburg, May 7, 1833, and died in Vienna, April 3, 1897. His early musical education was cared for by Cossel, and later by Marxsen, Cossel’s own teacher. Brahms went on...

Gaetano Braga

Gaetano Braga

Gaetano Braga was born is Giulianuova, Italy, June 9, 1829. He studied singing at the Naples Conservatorio, then violoncello under Ciaudelli, harmony under Parisini, and composition under Mercadante. Braga wrote operas, symphonies, ‘cello and...

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Francois Adrien Boieldieu

Boieldieu was born at Rouen, December 16, 1775, and died near Grosbois, October 8, 1834. His home life was unhappy, so he lived with his first teacher of music, Brocoe, who was an excellent musician,...

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Francis Adrien Boieldieu’s Life

1775-1834 The latter part of the eighteenth century furnished a great number of celebrated men, among whom is the immortal Boieldieu, justly considered the prince of light music in France. Francois Adrien Boieldieu, the...