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Modest Petrovich Moussorgsky

Modest Petrovich Moussorgsky

Modes Moussorgsky was born at Karevo, Russia, March 28, 1835, and died at St. Petersburg, March 28, 1881. He entered the Russian army, but on meeting with Dargomijsky and the leaders of the “New...

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Lowell Mason

American Educator and Musical Pioneer By J. Cuthbert Hadden The name of Lowell Mason is familiar, chiefly as that of a composer who gave us such favorite tunes as “Heber” (“From Greenland’s Icy Mountains”)...

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria, January 27, 1756. His genius developed very easily under the instruction of his father, and when less than five years old Wolfgang began composing, and at...

Moritz Moszkowski

Moritz Moszkowski

Moritz Moszkowski was born in Breslau, Prussia, August 23, 1854. He studied at the Dresden conservatory, and completed his musical education at the Stern and Kullak Conservatory, Berlin. His pianoforte solos and duets proved...

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Claudio Monteverde

He was the originator of the modern style of composition, was born at Cremona, Italy, in the year 1568. At a very early period he entered the service of the Duke of Mantua as...

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Ignaz Moscheles

(Mos’-she-lez) Moscheleswas born in Prague, May 30, 1794, and died at Leipzig March 10, 1870. He studied piano with Dionys Weber, and at fourteen played a concerto of his own in public. On the...

Theodor Michaelis

Theodor Michaelis

Theodor Michaelis was born in Ballenstedt, Germany, in 1831 He wrote both upon the history and theory of music and of composition. He is also known for his contributions to pianoforte music. One of...

Erik Meyer-Helmund

Erik Meyer-Helmund

Erik Meyer-Helmund was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 13, 1861. He received his early instruction from his father, and was later a pupil of Kiel and Stockhausen. His best known works are his...

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Giacomo Meyerbeer

Giacomo Meyerbeer (properly JAKOB LIEBMANN BEER), famous dramatic composer, was born at Berlin, of Jewish parents, Sept. 5, 1791. His fathers Herz Beer, a native of Frankfort, was a wealthy banker in Berlin; his...

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Giacomo Meyerbeer Biography

Giacomo Meyerbeer was born in Berlin, Germany, September 5, 1791. His father was a wealthy Jewish banker, and both he and the boy’s mother encouraged his musical instinct, which early developed into promising talent....