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Ned Quist and Linda L. Giedl

(b Hamm, Germany, Sept 27, 1909; d Aurora, CO, May 28, 2002). Composer, musicologist, conductor, and pianist of German birth; naturalized American. Born Artur Schlossberg, he grew up in an orthodox Jewish family. After the Schlossbergs moved to Mannheim in 1919, he was introduced to German organ and choral literature by Arno Landmann, first Kantor (...

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Jennifer Doctor, Judith LeGrove, Paul Banks, Heather Wiebe and Philip Brett

( b Lowestoft , Nov 22, 1913 ; d Aldeburgh , Dec 4, 1976 ). English composer , conductor and pianist . He and his contemporary Michael Tippett are among several pairs of composers who dominated English art music in the 20th century. Of their music, Britten’s early on achieved, and has maintained, wider international circulation. An exceedingly practical and resourceful musician, Britten worked with increasing determination to recreate the role of leading national composer held during much of his own life by Vaughan Williams, from whom he consciously distanced himself. Notable among his musical and professional achievements are the revival of English opera, initiated by the success of ...

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Christopher Fifield and R. Allen Lott

(b Dresden, Germany, Jan 8, 1830; d Cairo, Egypt, Feb 12, 1894). German conductor, pianist, and composer. He studied piano with Friedrich Wieck, Max Eberwein, and Louis Plaidy before briefly pursuing a law degree to appease his parents. Under Wagner’s influence he began an operatic conducting career, then in ...

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Sorab Modi

(b Providence, RI, March 25, 1903; d Mesa, AZ, March 7, 2001). American pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader. At the age of seven he appeared as a piano soloist and in 1918 he led his first band. His graceful and relaxed piano improvisations established him with the public and earned him the nickname “the Golden Touch.” In ...

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See Britten, (Edward) Benjamin

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Stanislav Tuksar

(b Dubravka near Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 16, 1934). Croatian musicologist, composer, organist, and choir conductor. He started his theological studies in Split and graduated in 1961 from the Catholic Theological Faculty in Zagreb, where he also attended courses in music at the Institute for Church Music. He gained the PhD in musicology in ...

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Milena Bozhikova

(b Vidin, Bulgaria, Sept 12, 1951). Bulgarian composer, conductor, and piano improviser. He was educated at the High School of Music in Sofia (percussion class under Dobri Paliev, 1965–71), and at the State Musical Academy in Sofia (1973–9), majoring in composition under Tsvetan Tsvetanov and Parashkev Hadzhiev, and orchestral conducting under Konstantin Iliev. He made his name as an active jazz pianist and composer, forming his own jazz trio and participating in several international festivals (in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Cuba, Romania, Germany, Portugal, and Yugoslavia). While a student he won the position of conductor at the State Musical Theatre (...

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Joseph A. Bomberger

(b Potsdam, Germany, Dec 7, 1820; d Berlin, Oct 14, 1879). German pianist, composer, and conductor. Considered a prodigy by the age of six, Eckert, through the support of the poet F. Förster, studied with some of the best instructors in Berlin, including Rechenberg and Karl Wilhelm Greulich (piano), Bötticher and Hubert Ries (violin) and Karl Friedrich Rungenhagen (composition). By the age of ten he had written an opera, ...

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Richard Jackson

(b Paris, France, 1781; d New York, NY, Jan 17, 1859). American pianist, teacher, and conductor. He was a student of François-Adrien Boieldieu and Charles-Simon Catel and recipient of the first prize in both piano and accompaniment at the Paris Conservatoire in 1800...

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See Britten, (Edward) Benjamin

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See Britten, (Edward) Benjamin

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Jacquelyn Sholes

(b Shenandoah, IA, June 2, 1898; d Memphis, TN, Feb 4, 1990). American music critic, conductor, and pianist. He studied at the University of Nebraska (1915–16), Chicago Music College (1920–22, subsequently incorporated into Roosevelt University), and the Gunn School in Chicago (MM ...

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Marisol Negrónh

(b Brooklyn, NY, March 20, 1939). American salsa pianist, bandleader, and producer. He developed an interest in both jazz and Latin music as a teenager, while he attended the New York High School of Music and Art in Harlem. A multi-instrumentalist most widely recognized for his talent as a pianist, he has been known for combining traditional Cuban sounds with innovative arrangements. He debuted as bandleader in ...

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(b Chicago, IL, Sept 15, 1943; d New York, NY, March 7, 2000) American conductor, pianist, and composer. After her first piano recital, given in 1947 at the Cary Temple Auditorium of Chicago, her teachers Mildred Hall and Leo Salkin supported her tour through the United States. In ...

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William Geoffrey Shaman and Jonas Westover

(b New York, NY, April 27, 1869; d New York, NY, Feb 15, 1943). American conductor, composer, and pianist. As a child, he sang boy soprano in several churches, singing solos in many oratorios and cantatas. He studied piano with Charles Blum, singing with William Courtney, composition with Frederick Schilling, and conducting with ...

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William Geoffrey Shaman

(b Guildford, England, Nov 6, 1894; d San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Feb 20, 1986). Conductor and organist of English birth. A scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London, won when he was only 16, enabled him to study organ with Walter Parrott, piano with Herbert Sharp, and conducting with Walford Davies. For six years he worked in Manila as a church organist before immigrating to the United States in ...

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Allan Ulrich and Elizabeth N. Morgan

(b Los Angeles, CA, Sept 12, 1956). American pianist and conductor. He studied at the San Francisco Conservatory, from which he graduated in 1977, and at the Juilliard School. He won second prize in the Clara Haskil Competition in 1977 (he was the only American to enter that year), fourth prize in the Van Cliburn Competition in ...

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Mireya Obregón

(b Mexico City, Nov 11, 1948). pianist, conductor, composer, and educator of Mexican birth. His musical training began with piano lessons as a child in Mexico City. He formalized his musical education later on by enrolling in the Conservatorio Nacional de Música, where he studied under Rodolfo Halffter. In ...

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Irina Boga

(b Rupea, Romania, April 18, 1946). Romanian conductor and pianist . He studied composition (1970–75) and conducting (with Constantin Bugeanu) at the Bucharest Conservatory. He continued his studies in Berlin with Karajan and in Munich with Celibidache. He made his début as a conductor in ...