Category: Biographies

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Charles Reade

Charles Reade Charles Reade was an English dramatist and novelist. Charles Reade was born June 8, 1814 and died April 11, 1884. He is claimed to have owned the larges collection of old violins....

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John Randall

John Randall, Mus.D. John Randall was born in 1715. He was a chorister of the Chapel Royal under Bernard Gates. He was one of the boys who share din the representation of Handel’s ‘Esther’...

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Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler was born July 7, 1860 at Kalischt in Bohemia. He was educated at the Gymnasium at Iglau, at Prague, and at the University of Vienna, where he was also a pupil of...

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Thomas Tallis

Thomas Tallis is known as the father of English cathedral music. Thomas Tallis was born January 30, 1505 in Kent. He died November 23, 1585 in Greenwich and was buried in the chancel of...

Thomas Julian Adams

Thomas Julian Adams

Born: January 28, 1825 in London Died: May 7, 1887 in Eastbourne, Sussex as reported in the Guardian Newspaper in 1887. Teachers: Mosocheles, Henri C. Litolff Profession: Composer, Conductor, Teacher (England), Orchestra owner Positions:...

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...

Maria Felicita Malibran

Maria Felicita Malibran

This great singer was born at Paris, March 24, 1808, where her father, Manuel Garcia, had arrived only two months before. When three years old she was taken to Italy, and at the age...

Mario - Marchese di Candia

Mario – Marchese di Candia

Theophile Gautier, on hearing for the first time the exquisite voice of Mario, listened in rapt attention. When the aria ceased, he seemed lost in wonder, and said, the soft tone of the last...

Henriette Sontag

Henriette Sontag

Few lives of celebrated singers have been more sensational than that of Henriette Sontag. Not one do we call to mind in which the fabric of reality has been interwoven with so much romance,...

Giuditta (Negri) Pasta

Giuditta Pasta

Giuditta Negri was born in 1798; according to some at Saronno, near Milan, to others at Como. Her first publicity as a vocalist of eminence was attained after her marriage to Signor Pasta, a...