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Rigoletto
Romantic opera from 1851

Rigoletto (pronounced [riɡoˈletto]) is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. The Italian libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on the play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo. Despite serious initial problems with the Austrian censors who ...

Vincenzo Galilei
This article refers to the father of Galileo Galilei. For Galileo’s son of the same name, see Vincenzo Gamba. Vincenzo Galilei (c. 1520 – 2 July 1591) was an Italian lutenist, composer, and music theorist, and the father of the...
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Alexander Alyabyev
Alexander Aleksandrovich Alyabyev (Russian: Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Аля́бьев; 15 August [O.S. 4 August] 1787 – 6 March [O.S. 22 February] 1851), also rendered as Alabiev or Alabieff, was a Russian composer known as one of the fa...
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Jurriaan Andriessen
Jurriaan Hendrik Andriessen (15 November 1925, Haarlem – 19 August 1996, The Hague) was a Dutch composer, whose father, Hendrik, brother Louis, and uncle Willem have also been notable composers. Andriessen studied composition w...
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Johann Strauss I
Johann Strauss I (German: Johann Baptist Strauß, Johann Strauss (Vater); also Johann Baptist Strauss, Johann Strauss Sr., the Elder, the Father; March 14, 1804 – September 25, 1849) was an Austrian Romantic composer. He was fam...
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God of Our Fathers
20th century orchestral piece
God Of Our Fathers
20th century orchestral piece
J. C. Smith
John Christopher Smith (born Johann Christoph Schmidt; 1712, Ansbach – 1795, London) was an English composer who, following in his father's footsteps, became George Frideric Handel's secretary and amanuensis.
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Félix Godefroid
Dieudonné-Félix Godefroid (24 July 1818 - 12 July 1897) was a Belgian harpist, who composed for his instrument and for the piano. Félix Godefroid was born at Namur, where his father failed in a theatre venture and moved the fam...
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Gabriel Dupont
Gabriel Édouard Xavier Dupont (March 1, 1878 – August 1, 1914) was a French composer, known for his operas and chamber music. Dupont was born in Caen. Following after his father who was a teacher at the Malherbe secondary schoo...
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Philippe Verdelot
Philippe Verdelot (1480 to 1485 – c. 1530 to 1532?) was a French composer of the Renaissance, who spent most of his life in Italy. He is commonly considered to be the father of the Italian madrigal, and certainly was ...
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Stephen Storace
Stephen Storace (4 April 1762 – 19 March 1796) was an English composer. His sister was the famous opera singer Nancy Storace. He was born in London in the Parish of St Marylebone to an English mother and Italian father. ...
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Alessandro Scarlatti
Alessandro Scarlatti (2 May 1660 – 22 October 1725) was an Italian Baroque composer, especially famous for his operas and chamber cantatas. He is considered the founder of the Neapolitan school of opera. He was the father of tw...
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Fela Sowande
Olufela (Fela) Obafunmilayo Sowande (29 May 1905 – 13 March 1987) was a Nigerian musician and composer. Considered the father of modern Nigerian art music, Sowande is perhaps the most internationally known African composer of w...
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Nicola Fago
Francesco Nicola Fago, 'II Tarantino' (26 February 1677 – 18 February 1745) was an Italian Baroque composer and teacher. He was the father of Lorenzo Fago (1704-1793).
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Friedrich Hartmann Graf
Friedrich Hartmann Graf (23 August 1727 – 19 August 1795) was a German flautist and composer. Graf was born 23 August 1727 in Rudolstadt. He was trained by his father Johann Graf and then served as a drummer in a ...
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Leopold Mozart
Johann Georg Leopold Mozart (November 14, 1719 – May 28, 1787) was a German composer, conductor, teacher, and violinist. Mozart is best known today as the father and teacher of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and for his violin textbo...
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Wilhelm Taubert
Carl Gottfried Wilhelm Taubert (Berlin, 23 March 1811 – Berlin, 7 January 1891) was a German pianist, composer, and conductor, father of philologist and writer Emil Taubert.
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Esaias Reusner
Esaias Reusner (the Younger) (29 April 1636 in Löwenberg in Silesia, now Lwówek Śląski, Poland – 1 May 1679 in Berlin, Germany) was a German lutenist and composer. His first lute teacher was his father Esaias (lutenist to the P...
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J. W. Hertel
Johann Wilhelm Hertel (9 October 1727 – 14 June 1789) was a German composer, harpsichord and violin player. He was born in Eisenach, into a family of musicians. His father, Johann Christian Hertel (1697-1754) was Konzertmeister...
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