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Nina Simone
Nina Simone (; born Eunice Kathleen Waymon; February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement. Her music spanned a broad range of musical styles...
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Ralph Kirkpatrick
Ralph Leonard Kirkpatrick (; June 10, 1911 – April 13, 1984) was an American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist. He is best known for his chronological catalog of Domenico Scarlatti's keyboard sonatas.
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Marian Anderson
Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993) was an American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century.
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John Kirkpatrick
John Kirkpatrick (18 March 1905 – 8 November 1991) was an American classical pianist and music scholar, best known for championing the works of Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Carl Ruggles, and Roy Harris. He gave the first comple...
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Mary Chapin Carpenter
Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958) is an American singer-songwriter. Carpenter spent several years singing in Washington, D.C. clubs before signing in the late 1980s with Columbia Records, who marketed her as a coun...
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Nadia Reisenberg
Nadia Reisenberg (14 July 1904 – 10 June 1983) was an American pianist of Lithuanian birth.
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Phil Kline
Phil Kline is an American composer. After graduating from Columbia University with a degree in English literature, he formed the New York No Wave band The Del-Byzanteens in the early 1980s with filmmaker Jim Jarmusch and painte...
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Mark O'Connor
Mark O'Connor (born August 5, 1961, Seattle) is an American bluegrass, jazz and country violinist, fiddler, composer and music teacher. O'Connor has received numerous awards for both his playing and his composition. As a teenag...
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Michael Gordon
Michael Gordon (born July 20, 1956) is an American composer and co-founder of the Bang on a Can music collective and festival.
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Maria Callas
Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI (Greek: Μαρία Κάλλας; December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977), was a Greek-American soprano, and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Many critics praised he...
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Douglas Leedy
Douglas Leedy (March 3, 1938 - March 28, 2015 ) was an American composer, performer and music scholar.
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Julia Wolfe
Julia Wolfe (born December 18, 1958 in Philadelphia) is an American composer whose music, according to the Wall Street Journal, has "long inhabited a terrain of its own, a place where classical forms are recharged by the repeti...
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Vladimir Feltsman
Vladimir Oskarovich Feltsman (Russian: Владимир Оскарович Фельцман, Vladimir Oskarovič Feltsman (born 1952) is a Russian-American classical pianist, particularly noted for his devotion to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
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Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Louis Moreau Gottschalk (New Orleans, May 8, 1829 – Rio de Janeiro, December 18, 1869) was an American composer and pianist, best known as a virtuoso performer of his own romantic piano works. He spent most of his working caree...
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Jody Diamond
Jody Diamond (born Pasadena, California, April 23, 1953) is an American composer, performer, writer, publisher, editor, and educator. She specializes in traditional and new music for Indonesian gamelan and is active internation...
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John Zorn
John Zorn (born September 2, 1953) is an American composer, arranger, producer, saxophonist, and multi-instrumentalist with hundreds of album credits as performer, composer, and producer across a variety of genres, including ja...
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Murray Perahia
In the more than 40 years he has been performing on the concert stage, American pianist Murray Perahia has become one of the most sought-after and cherished pianists of our time, performing in all of the major international mus...
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Rubin Goldmark
Rubin Goldmark (August 15, 1872 – March 6, 1936) was an American composer, pianist, and educator. Although in his time he was an often-performed American nationalist composer, his works are seldom played now. Today he is best k...
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Meredith Jane Monk
Meredith Jane Monk (born November 20, 1942) is an American composer, performer, director, vocalist, filmmaker, and choreographer. Since the 1960s, Monk has created multi-disciplinary works which combine music, theatre, and danc...
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Walter Damrosch
Walter Johannes Damrosch (January 30, 1862 – December 22, 1950) was a German-born American conductor and composer. He is best remembered today as long-time director of the New York Symphony Orchestra and for conducting the worl...
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