Category: Biographies

Friedrich Baumfelder

Thomas Attwood

Thomas Attwood, an English composer, the son of a coal merchant, was born in 1767. At the age of nine years he entered the Royal Chapel as choir boy, and studied under Drs. Nares...

Daniel François Esprit Auber

Daniel Francois Esprit Auber

Daniel Francois Esprit Auber, a celebrated French composer of opera, was born at Caen, Jan. 29, 1782. His father, a Parisian merchant, was an educated man and a great lover of music. He entertained...

Robert Burns

Robert Burns

Robert Burns Robert Burns was born near Ayr, Scotland, 25th of January, 1759. He was the son of William Burnes, or Burness, at the time of the poet’s birth a nurseryman on the banks...

franz-schubert

The Real Schubert 1797 – 1828

Schubert’s Period Austria, forever the bridge between occidental and oriental civilization, has been the land traversed by so many of the great composers, that it is hallowed to all musicians. Possibly the most dramatic...

Leopold August Abel

Leopold August Abel

Leopold August Abel was born at Cothen 1717, and died at Ludwigslust, August 25, 1794. He was the elder brother of Karl Friedrich Abel. He was a violinist and a pupil of Benda. He...