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Johann Ludwig Dussek

Johann Ludwig Dussek

Born in Czaslau, Bohemia, February 9, 1761. After the completion of his studies, he became an organist, and later, when residing at Amsterdam and The Hague, he devoted much time to composition. His subsequent...

Auguste Frederic Durand

Auguste Frederic Durand

Auguste Frederic Durand was born in Warsaw, Russian Poland, about 1770. Until 1787 he remained at home receiving instruction from his father, and was then sent to Paris, where he studied under Viotti. In...


Gaetano Donizetti

Among famous Italian composers we must include Donizetti, who was born at Bergamo, November 25, 1797, nearly six years after the birth of Rossini; and though he began his career at a very early...


Ernst von Dohnanyi

Dohnanyi was born at Pressburg, Hungary, July 27, 1877. He first studied music with his father, a professor of mathematics in the gymnasium, but afterwards became a pupil in pianoforte and composition with Carl...

Clement Philibert Leo Delibes

Clement Philibert Leo Delibes

Clement Philibert Leo Delibes was born in St. Germain-de-Val (Sarthe), France February 21, 1836. He studied in Paris under Le Couppey, Benoist, Bazin, and Adolphe Adam. From an early period he devoted himself almost...


Claude Debussy

A young composer once submitted to Rossini a new work of his requesting him to give an opinion on its merits. The master after having perused the composition remarked in his usual sarcastic way:...


Claude Achille Debussy

Debussy, the most talked about of all modern French composers, was born at St. Germaine-en-Laye, August 22, 1862. He was educated at the Paris Conservatoire, and on leaving the class of E. Guiraud obtained...


Felicien Cesar David

David was born at Dadenet, France, April 13, 1810, and died near Paris, August 28, 1876. He composed hymns, notets, etc., when a child. His early education was received at Aix, where he also...


Frank Damrosch

Frank Damrosch was born in Breslau, June 22, 1859. He came to America with his father, Dr. Leopold Damrosch, in 1871, having already studied music under Purchner and Vogt. He studied in New York...