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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....

Gustav Merkel

Gustav Merkel

Gustav Merkel was born in Oberoderwitz, Saxony, November 12, 1827. He studied music under Julius Otto and Johann Schneider, and was also a favorite pupil of Reissiger and Schumann. In 1858 he was appointed...

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Felix Mendelssohn

Has anybody realized that Mendelssohn is the most popular composer in America? Why, no marriage takes place, without him, or at least not without his famous Wedding March. Its theme is synonymous with nuptial...

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Felix Mendelssohn-Barthodly

Felix Mendelssohn-Barthodly was born in Hamburg, Germany, February 3, 1809. He was a grandson of the Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, who brought up his children in the Protestant faith, and Felix was a Lutheran....

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Jules Emile Frederic Massenet

Jules Massenet was born May 12, 1842, in Montaud, Hérault, France. He died August 13, 1912, in Paris, France. There is hardly another figure in the history of music which can better than Jules...

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Pietro Mascagni

Pietro Mascagni was born in Leghorn, Italy, December 7, 1863. He studied secretly with Soffredini, and afterward became a pupil at the Milan Conservatory under Ponchielli and Saladino. He conducted the orchestra in various...