Category: Biographies B

Carl-Bohm

Carl Bohm

Carl Bohm was born in Berlin, September 11, 1844 and died April 4, 1920. James Russell Lowell, probably the most philosophical of American poets, not even excepting Emerson and Whitman, says in Rousseau and...

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Georges Bizet

Born at Paris, October 25, 1838, Bizet early showed signs of extraordinary ability. He entered the Paris Conservatoire in 1848, where he remained until 1857, studying piano with Marmontel, organ with Benoist, harmony with...

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Hector Louis Berlioz

Berlioz was born near Grenoble, France, December 11, 1803, and died in Paris, March 9, 1869. He was sent to Paris to study medicine, but his love of music caused him to throw up...

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Charles Auguste de Beriot

De Beriot was born in Louvain, Belgium, February 20, 1802, and died at Louvain, April 8, 1870. He studied the violin under his guardian, Tiby, but in his nineteenth year he went to Paris,...

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Ludvig Van Beethoven

Ludvig Van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany, December 16, 1770. He was the son of Johann van Beethoven, a tenor singer in the Electoral choir. When Ludwig was but four years old his...

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Friedrich Baumfelder

Friedrich Baumfelder was born in Dresden, Germany, May 28, 1836 He was a pupil of Johann Schneider and at the Leipzig Conservatory and became an instructor in pianoforte method at Dresden. Among his compositions...

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Frederic C. Baumann

Frederic C. Baumann was born in Germany. He early removed to New York. His piano studies were pursued under Beokelman and S. B. Mills, and later in Stuttgart under Leybert and Kruger. Returning to...

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Harold Bauer

Harold Bauer, who has won such distinction as a pianist, was originally intended to be a violinist. His father was a German violinist and his mother an English woman. Harold Bauer was born in...

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Morris Baer

Born in New York City in 1868. He studied composition in Leipzig under S. Jadassohn, and pianoforte under Karl Reinecke. On the completion of his studies he made a concert tour of France, Austria,...

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Gottlob Bachmann

Gottlob Bachmann was born in Bornitz (Saxony), Germany, March 26, 1763 He studied under Frech at Zeitz, paying especial attention to pianoforte music and harmony. Later, in 1785, he studied counterpoint in Leipzig, and...