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See Monteverdi [Monteverde], Claudio

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See Monteverdi [Monteverde], Claudio

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Joshua Rifkin, Eva Linfield, Derek McCulloch and Stephen Baron

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Barton Hudson

(b Zaragoza, bap. Dec 25, 1601; d Zaragoza, Aug 9, 1672). Spanish composer and organist . He was probably a pupil of Aguilera de Heredia before becoming his assistant organist at the cathedral of La Seo in Zaragoza in 1620. In 1627 or 1628...

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Mark Brill

(b Mexico City, c1595; d Mexico City, April 17, 1654). Mexican composer and organist . From 1621 he held the position of second organist at Mexico City Cathedral, becoming first organist by November 1642. After the death of Luis Coronado, he was appointed ...

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Robert Stevenson

(b Cuenca, c1639; d Cuenca, June 26, 1696). Spanish composer. He was maestro de capilla at Cuenca Cathedral from 3 September 1664 until 1675. Because of his excellent reputation he was offered the same post at Seville Cathedral, and served there from ...

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Yosihiko Tokumaru

(b? Edo [Now Tokyo], April 28, 1757; d Edo, April 10, 1817). Japanese blind musician. By the time he was promoted to the rank of kengyō, the highest title in the guild of professional blind musicians, he had created his own particular style of ...

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Yosihiko Tokumaru

(b Iwaki, Hukusima Prefecture, or Okura, Hukuoka Prefecture, c1614; d Kyoto, June 12, 1685). Japanese composer and koto, shamisen and kokyū player . He inaugurated the sōkyoku tradition. He was a member of the guild of professional blind musicians, and his name changed as he ascended in rank there. He was originally called Jōhide (with the rank of ...

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Michael Tilmouth and Peter Holman

(d Innsbruck, April 23, 1662). English composer and viol player. He was among the 17th-century English musicians who served at continental courts and carried to them a knowledge of the then much admired English manner of performance on the viol. Jean Rousseau, in his ...

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Georg Karstädt

(b ?c1650; d Lübeck, 1702). German composer and instrumentalist . His known activities as a church musician indicate that he must have been trained as a cornettist and trombonist. He became a musician at the Petrikirche, Lübeck, and preferred to remain there rather than accept an appointment as a civic musician in Lübeck which became available in ...

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(b Vienna, bap. Aug 6, 1651; d Vienna, Sept 30, 1712). Austrian composer. He spent his entire life in Vienna. He attended the Jesuit college there from 1666 to 1668. From 1679 until his death he was Kapellmeister of the Stephansdom (where his father was sexton and where his younger brother Andreas, a court string player, sometimes played). One of his first important tasks would have been to direct music performed in ...

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(b Leipzig, probably on bap. 13 Nov, Nov 14, 1663; d Halle, Aug 7, 1712). German composer and organist. He is remembered chiefly as Handel's teacher but is important in his own right as a composer of church cantatas and keyboard music.

Zachow's maternal grandfather and his father were both Stadtpfeifer. He probably attended one of the Lateinschulen at Leipzig, of which the more likely is the Thomasschule, at that time a school for the children of the poor. Walther stated that while at school Zachow received a thorough grounding in the organ and in the skills of the Stadtpfeifer; his father probably instructed him in the latter, and he may have been a pupil of the Thomaskirche organist, Gerhard Preisensin, though only for a short time, since the latter died when Zachow was eight. In ...

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Mary Armstrong Ferrard and Philippe Vendrix

(b Rome, 1600–10; d Brussels, Feb 1662). Italian composer. On 1 November 1629 he succeeded Paolo Tarditi (who probably taught him) as organist of S Giacomo degli Spagnoli, Rome. He left there at the end of May 1638. In February 1638 he appears in the household register of Cardinal Pier Maria Borghese as ‘aiutante di camera’. The cardinal died in ...

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Carlo Vitali

(b? Bologna, Oct 15, 1657; d Bologna, May 22, 1704). Italian soprano castrato . The son of a city land-surveyor, he became a member of the Bologna Accademia Filarmonica in 1681 and sang in the S Petronio choir (1682–8). His first documented operatic appearance was at Pratolino in ...

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Hellmut Federhofer

(b Treviso, c1570; d after 1621). Italian composer. The place and approximate date of his birth can be deduced from the title-page and preface of his first book of five-part madrigals (1595), which he described as ‘my first works’. He was recorded in ...

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Giuseppina La Face

(fl Milan, 1626–45). Italian music editor and violinist . He contributed two-part reductions of a three-voice canzona by G.D. Rivolta and one for four voices by G.F. Cambiago to the local collection Flores praestantissimorum virorum (RISM 16265). He probably played and taught the violin, since his only work is ...

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Giuseppina La Face

(fl 1679–92). Italian writer on music, composer and violinist ; he may have been a relation of Gasparo Zanetti. He published a treatise, Consideratione sopra una questione nata, se alcune note poste nella chiave di F.fa ut grave … siano autentiche o placali (Milan, ...

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Walter Blankenburg and Dorothea Schröder

(b Mark Brandenburg, possibly at Woltersdorf, nr Königswusterhausen, c1570; d Berlin, c1618). German composer and court official. He is first heard of in 1597, when he was Kapellmeister to Prince-Bishop Philipp Sigismund of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel at Iburg, near Osnabrück. In 1599 he went to Danzig, first as deputy to the Kapellmeister of the Marienkirche, Johannes Wanning, who was then a sick man, and shortly afterwards as his successor. In order to escape from plague-ravaged Danzig he obtained a long leave of absence in ...

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Stanley Boorman

Italian family of printers . They were active in the 16th and 17th centuries and three of them printed music in Rome. An early member of the family, Bartholomeo de Zanetti da Bressa, printed Pier Maria Bonini’s treatise Acutissime observationes at Florence in 1520. His name gives the only indication of the probable origin of the family. The first music printer in the family was Luigi Zannetti, who worked at Rome between ...

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(b Brezovica nad Torysou [now Berzevicze], nr Prešov, c1605; d Bardejov, Feb 20, 1667). Slovak composer and organist. He was educated at the Latin school in Brezovica. In 1623–4 he was organist at the Lutheran church in Spišská Nová Ves, and then, until ...