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Angelica Catalani

Angelica Catalani

One of the first among the queens of song, Angelica Catalani presents a figure of striking interest. In her case marvelous vocal powers were allied with personal beauty. She was born along a tide...

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Enrico Caruso

Enrico Caruso was born at Naples  February 25, 1873 and died August 2, 1921 in Naples at age 48. He was originally apprenticed to a mechanic, and while his mother was living he stuck...

Gustave Charpentier

Gustave Charpentier

Gustave Charpentier was born at Dieuze, Alsace-Lorraine, June 25, 1860, and died February 18, 1956, in Paris, France. At the age of fifteen he went into business for two years, but studied music at...

Cesar Antonovitch Cui

Cesar Antonovitch Cui

Cesar Antonovitch Cui was born at Vilna, Poland, January 18, 1835. His father was a French officer, left behind in the retreat from Moscow, in 1812, afterwards becoming professor of French at the High...

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Charles Wakefield Cadman was born at Johnstown, Pennsylvania, December 24, 1881. His parent moved to Pittsburg in 1884, and he received all his musical education in that city, under Walker, Steiner and von Kunits....

Alphons Czibulka

Alphons Czibulka

Alphons Czibulka was born in Szepes-Varallya, Hungary, May 14, 1842 He studied under noted masters at Presburg and Vienna, an din an astonishingly short time acquired an almost perfect mastery of the pianoforte. In...

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Arcangelo Corelli

Corelli was born at Fusiguano, Imola (Italy), February 12, or 13, 1613; died at Rome, January 10, 1713. He studied counterpoint under Matteo  Simonelli, and the violin under Bassani. He appears to have traveled ...

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Muzio Clementi

Muzio Clementi was born in Rome, Italy, 1752. At nine he was chosen as an organist in competition with older players. Until he went to England in 1766, he studied under Carpani for composition...

Frederic Francois Chopin

Frederic Francois Chopin

Frederic Francois Chopin was born in Zelazowa-Wola, near Warsaw, March 1, 1809. His father was a Frenchman, his mother a Pole. The genius of Chopin showed itself early, his first public performance being given...

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Cecile Chaminade

Chaminade was born at Paris, August 8, 1861. She studied with Le Couppey, Savart, Marsick and Godard. Her first experiments in composition took place in very early days, and in her eighth year she...