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Sven Hansell and Carlida Steffan

(b Venice, 1721 or 1722; d Padua, Oct 28, 1760). Italian composer. After studying with Galuppi, he became maestro di cappella of S Maria della Salute in Venice. In 1745 he left this post to serve the Modenese court as maestro di cappella...

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Nicholas Temperley

(b York, Aug 12, 1838; d London, Jan 28, 1896). English conductor and composer. He was the son of Thomas Barnby, an organist, and became a chorister at York Minster at the age of seven. In 1854 he went to London and entered the RAM. After holding positions as organist at various London and York churches, he received his first important appointment in ...

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Francesco Bussi

(b Crema, 1703; d Piacenza, end of Jan 1779). Italian composer, conductor and organist. He succeeded Hasse in 1739 as maestro di cappella of the Ospedale degli Incurabili in Venice, and on 4 September 1744 succeeded G.B. Benzoni as maestro di cappella of Piacenza Cathedral, where he remained until his death. From ...

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Neal Zaslaw

(b Paris, bap. Feb 6, 1695; d Paris, bur. Oct 7, 1766). French organist, harpsichordist, conductor and composer. Born into a family of musicians and instrument makers, he studied from 1702 under Nicolas Bernier as a choirboy at the Ste Chapelle, where in ...

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(b ?1668; d Prague-Hradčany, Nov 16, 1734). Bohemian composer and choirmaster. He was an unpaid musician at Prague Cathedral, from about 1690, and from about 1701 to 1726 was choirmaster of the church of the Nativity in the Loreto at Hradčany. On 6 October 1705...

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(b ?1684; d Prague-Strahov, March 2, 1737). Bohemian organist, choirmaster and composer. His age is given as 53 in the obituary register, but his name is not listed in the corresponding baptismal registers of Brüx (now Most) which was given as his place of birth by Dlabač....

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Milan Poštolka and Jiří Sehnal

(b Kaceřov, nr Loket, Bohemia, bap. Sept 30, 1685; d March 21, 1734). Bohemian composer, organist and choirmaster . He began his career as a singer at the Benedictine monasteries at Kladruby (1696) and St Mikuláš in the Old Town of Prague (from ...

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Kenneth Elliott

( fl 1624–43). Scottish musician . He graduated MA from Edinburgh University in 1624 and probably subsequently taught music in Edinburgh. His manuscript collection of psalm settings dated 1626 was known and described by Cowan, but has since disappeared. After Charles I’s Scottish coronation at Holyrood in ...