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Joseph Martin Kraus
Joseph Martin Kraus (20 June 1756 – 15 December 1792), was a composer in the classical era who was born in Miltenberg am Main, Germany. He moved to Sweden at age 21, and died at the age of 36 in ...
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Alexander Dreyschock
Alexander Dreyschock (15 October 1818 – 1 April 1869) was a Czech pianist and composer. Born in Žáky in Bohemia, his musical talents were first noticed at age of eight, and at age fifteen he travelled to Prague to study ...
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Franco Mannino
Franco Mannino (25 April 1924 – 1 February 2005) was an Italian film composer, pianist, opera director, playwright and novelist, born in Palermo. He made his debut as pianist at the age of 16. He conducted the National Arts Cen...
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Peire Cardenal
Peire Cardenal (or Cardinal) (c. 1180 – c. 1278) was a troubadour (fl. 1204–1272) known for his satirical sirventes and his dislike of the clergy. Ninety-six pieces of his remain, a number rarely matched by other poets of the a...
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Jakob Rosenhain
Jakob Rosenhain (Jacob, Jacques) (2 December 1813 in Mannheim – 21 March 1894 in Baden-Baden) was a Jewish and German pianist and composer of classical music. Rosenhain made his debut at the age of 11. During their 1837 season,...
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Joseph Labitzky
Joseph Labitzky (Czech: Josef Labický; 4 July 1802 in Krásno – 18 August 1881 in Karlovy Vary) was a Bohemian composer, violinist, and conductor. He studied with Karl Veit in his youth. Labitzky joined a traveling orchestra at ...
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Jacques Blumenthal
Jacques Blumenthal (4 October 1829 – 17 May 1908) was a German pianist and composer. Born in Hamburg, he began his musical studies at an early age, receiving instruction from Friedrich Wilhelm Grund, Carl Maria von Bocklet, and...
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Constantijn Huygens
Sir Constantijn Huygens, Lord of Zuilichem (4 September 1596 – 28 March 1687), was a Dutch Golden Age poet and composer. He was secretary to two Princes of Orange: Frederick Henry and William II, and the father of the scientist...
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William Sterndale Bennett
Sir William Sterndale Bennett (13 April 1816 – 1 February 1875) was an English composer, pianist, conductor and music educator. At the age of ten Bennett was admitted to the London Royal Academy of Music (RAM), where he remaine...
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Carlo Tessarini
Carlo Tessarini (1690 – after 15 December 1766), was an Italian composer and violinist in the late Baroque era. Tessarini was born 1690 in Rimini and died in Amsterdam, Netherlands aged 76.
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Francesco Durante
Francesco Durante (31 March 1684 – 30 September 1755) was a Neapolitan composer. He was born at Frattamaggiore, in the Kingdom of Naples, and at an early age he entered the Conservatorio dei poveri di Gesù Cristo, in Naples, wh...
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Alfred R. Gaul
Alfred Robert Gaul (30 April 1837 — 13 September 1913) was an English composer, conductor and organist. Gaul was born in Norwich, where he studied under Zechariah Buck. By the age of nine he was a chorister at Norwich Cathedral...
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Antoine Mahaut
Antoine Mahaut (Namur, 1719–c. 1785) was a Flemish flautist, composer, and editor. He probably learned his trade from his father who was also a flautist, and entered the service of Bishop of Strickland at the age of fifteen, wi...
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Paul Hofhaimer
Paul Hofhaimer (January 25, 1459 – 1537) was an Austrian organist and composer. He was particularly gifted at improvisation, and was regarded as the finest organist of his age by many writers, including Vadian and Paracelsus; i...
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Michael Praetorius
Michael Praetorius (probably 15 February 1571 – 15 February 1621) was a German composer, organist, and music theorist. He was one of the most versatile composers of his age, being particularly significant in the development of ...
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Johann Valentin Görner
Johann Valentin Görner (27 February 1702 – 30 July(?) 1762) was a German composer. He was born in Penig, the brother of organist Johann Gottlieb Görner. He died, aged 60, in Hamburg.
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Pedro Iturralde
Pedro Iturralde, born 1929, is a Spanish saxophonist, saxophone teacher and composer. He began his musical studies with his father and performed in his first professional engagements on saxophone at age eleven. He graduated fro...
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Friedrich Kalkbrenner
Friedrich Wilhelm Michael Kalkbrenner (November 2–8, 1785 – June 10, 1849) was a pianist, composer, piano teacher and piano manufacturer. German by birth, Kalkbrenner studied at the Paris Conservatoire starting at a young age a...
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Rhené-Baton
René-Emmanuel Baton, known as Rhené-Baton (5 September 1879 – 23 September 1940), was a French conductor and composer. Though born in Courseulles-sur-Mer, Normandy, his family originated in Vitré in neighbouring Brittany. He re...
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