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Neils Gade

Niels Gade was born February 22, 1817 and died December 21, 1890 at Copenhagen. Niels Gade was the son of a maker of musical instruments. His first instruction in music was obtained from a...

Giulia Grisi

Giulia Grisi

Of Giulia Grisi a critic wrote in the London “Times”: “There are certain striking features in every one of her impersonations, to forget which is utterly impossible for those who are able to feel...

Johanna Gadski

Johanna Gadski

Johanna Gadski was born at Stettin, June, 15, 1871, and commenced to study singing in her tenth year with Mme. Schroeder-Chalupka, one of the most famous singers and teachers of the day. Johanna Gadski...

Alexander Constantinovich Glazounov

Alexander Constantinovich Glazounov

Alexander Glazounov was born August 10, 1865, at St. Petersburg, Russia, and was the son of a well-known bookseller and publisher. After leaving school he attended lectures at the University of St. Petersburg. He...

Nels Wilhelm Gade

Nels Wilhelm Gade

Nels Wilhelm Gade was born February 22, 1817, at Copenhagen, where he died, December 21, 1890. He was the son of a maker of instruments, and after struggling with the guitar, violin and pinao...

Mary Garden

Mary Garden

Mary Garden was born at Aberdeen, Scotland, February 20, 1877. She was brought to Chicago while very young, and was educated in there. She first studied singing with Mrs. Duff, but afterwards went to...

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The Real Gottschalk 1829 1869

Nearly one hundred years ago (December 25, 1814) the Treaty of Ghent was signed and Great Britain and the United States closed the last conflict between the mother country and the energetic New World....

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William Wallace Gilchrist 1846-1916

M. Wallace Gilchrist was born January 8, 1846, in Jersey City, N. J. His father was a Canadian of Scottish extraction, and his mother an American descended from Puritan stock. Both the parents had...

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Cornelius Gurlitt

Gurlitt was born at Altona, Prussia, February 10, 1820. For six years he studied under the father of Carl Reinecke, the famous head of the Leipsic Conservatory, with whom Gurlitt was class mate. His...

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Felix Alexandre Guilmant

Felix Alexandre Guilmant was born in Boulogne, France, March 12, 1837. His father was an organist of the Church of St. Nicholas and from him the son received his first musical instruction. Later, he...