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Gregorio Allegri

Gregorio Allegri descended from a family who had become illustrious by having given to the world a Correggio. Gregorio Allegri was born in Rome in the year 1580. After having studied music with Nanini...

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Nicolas Vassilievitch Artchiboucheff

Nicolas Vassilievitch Artchiboucheff was born in Tsarskoe-Selo, Russia, March 7, 1858. He studied law and practiced as an advocate, but is known wholly for his musical works, among which are numerous pianoforte transcriptions, two...

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Emma Albertazzi

Emma Albertazzi was the daughter of a music-master named Howson, was born May 1, 1814. Beginning at first with the piano, she soon quitted that instrument, to devote herself to the cultivation of her...

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John George Albrechtsberger

John George Albrechtsberger, one of the most scholarly counterpointists of modern times, was born at Klosterneuburg, near Vienna, Feb 3, 1736. He was taught accompaniment and composition by the court organist Mann. After being...

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David Apell

David Apell, private counsellor of the prince of Hesse, member of the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, of the Philharmonic Academy of Bologna, etc., was born at Cassel. In his earliest childhood he...

Thomas Augustine Arne

Thomas Augustine Arne

Thomas Augustine Arne, one of the best known English composers, was born in London, 1710. He was the son of a paper hanger, and educated at Eton. His father destined him for the profession...

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Joseph Ascher

Joseph Ascher was born in Groningen, Holland, June 4, 1829. He was a pupil of Moscheles in London and at the Conservatorium at Leipzig. In 1849 he went to Paris, where he was subsequently...

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Emanuel D’ Astorga

Emanuel D’ Astorga, well known not only by his misfortunes, but also by his church music, was born Dec. 11, 1681, at Palermo. He was the son of a distinguished baron, who was surrendered...

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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...