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Robin Denselow

British folk-rock group. It was created by the bass player Ashley Hutchings after his departure from Steeleye Span in 1971, when he put together a group of musicians to back Shirley Collins (to whom he was then married) on her album No Roses (Pegasus, 1971...

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William Waterhouse

( b 1872; d Switzerland, Jan 1938). Italian flute maker, flautist and composer . He was a flautist at La Scala, Milan, from 1897. In 1910 he invented his ‘Albisiphon’, a vertically-held, Boehm-system bass flute in C, with a T-shaped head, which he described in his ...

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A bass flute invented by Abelardo Albisi in 1910. See Flute, §II, 3, (v).

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Alboka  

Sabin Bikandi Belandia

Basque double-pipe hornpipe similar to the pibgorn and the Scottish stockhorn. The idioglot single reeds are cut into small, removable cane tubes that fit into the upper ends of the parallel cane pipes. The pipes share a cowhorn bell and a second horn at the upper end that serves as a wind cap. A decoratively carved wooden yoke supports both the pipes and the horns. Circular breathing is used. Old instruments vary in size and tuning. In the late 20th century the scale was standardized, producing in the five-holed left-hand pipe the notes ...

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Alboka (double-reed hornpipe) (Horniman Museum, London)

Horniman Museum, London

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Italian 16th-century cleric who invented the Phagotum.

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Galliano Ciliberti

(b Città di Castello, 6 March 1823; d Ville d’Avray, 23 June 1894). Italian contralto. She studied at Cesena with Bagioli and in Bologna with Domenico Mombelli and with Rossini, who gave her free lessons for three years. She made her début in ...

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Elizabeth Forbes

(b Città di Castello, 6 March 1826; d Ville d’Avray, 23 June 1894). Italian contralto. She studied at the Liceo Musicale, Bologna, with Alessandro Mombelli. Rossini coached her in the principal contralto roles in his operas. She made her début at Bologna in ...

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Maricarmen Gómez

A morning serenade or song performed in honour of an individual or to celebrate a festival; it is similar to the albada, an open-air concert performed at daybreak under the balcony or windows of an honoured individual. In the mid-15th century it was customary for the instrumentalists of noble Spanish households to perform the ...

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Mary Cyr

(b Naples, March 7, 1691; d Vienna, July 20, 1739). Italian cellist. He attended the Conservatorio di S Maria di Loreto in Naples and was a pupil of Gian Carlo Cailò. In 1725 Quantz heard him in Naples at a concert in honour of Prince Lichtenstein, in which Farinelli sang. In Rome, Francischello (as he was widely known) accompanied Niccolini in a cantata of Alessandro Scarlatti with the composer at the keyboard, and Geminiani remarked on his expressive playing. Berteau was reputed to have given up the viol for the cello after hearing him. In ...

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Cynthia Adams Hoover

American firm of piano makers. Charles Albright (Albrecht by 1864) is listed in Philadelphia city directories from 1863. He was in partnership with Frederick Riekes (as Albrecht & Riekes, 1864–5), with Riekes and Richard T. Schmidt (as Albrecht, Riekes & Schmidt, 1866–74), and with Riekes and Edmund Wolsieffer (as Albrecht & Co., ...

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Cynthia Adams Hoover

American firm of piano makers. Charles Albright (Albrecht by 1864) is listed in Philadelphia city directories from 1863. He was in partnership with Frederick Riekes (as Albrecht & Riekes, 1864–5), with Riekes and Richard T. Schmidt (as Albrecht, Riekes & Schmidt, 1866–74), and with Riekes and Edmund Wolsieffer (as Albrecht & Co., ...

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Cynthia Adams Hoover

(b Germany, 1759/60; d Montgomery, PA, June 28, 1848). American piano maker of German birth. He was active in Philadelphia as a piano maker by the 1790s, probably arriving there on the ship Hamburgh in October 1785. (His marriage to Maria Fuchs is listed in the records of St Michael′s and Zion′s Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, for ...

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Geoffrey Norris and Nigel Yandell

German family of musicians, active in Russia.

(b Posen [now Poznań], Aug 27, 1807; d Gatchina, nr St Petersburg, 24 Feb/March 8, 1863). Conductor and composer. He began his musical career in Breslau, where from 1823 he studied harmony and counterpoint with Joseph Schnabel. From ...

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Astrid Rajterová

(b Arad, Romania, Aug 12, 1885; d Bratislava, Aug 30, 1958). Slovak composer, conductor and teacher. He acquired his early musical education from various teachers, including Karol Forstner, organist of the cathedral of St Martin, Bratislava. From 1895 to 1903 he studied at the Royal Catholic Gymnasium in Poszony (now Bratislava), becoming friends with Bartók and Ernő Dohnányi, with whom he took an active part in the musical life of the school and of the town. From ...

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Cynthia Adams Hoover

(b Hanover, Jan 6, 1788; d Philadelphia, PA, March 1843). American piano maker of German birth. He immigrated to the United States, arriving in Philadelphia on 17 October 1822, and from 1823 to 1824 ran a business there at 106 St John Street; from ...

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Cynthia Adams Hoover

(b Hanover, Jan 6, 1788; d Philadelphia, March 1843). American piano maker of German birth. He emigrated to the USA, arriving in Philadelphia on 17 October 1822, and from 1823 to 1824 ran a business there at 106 St John Street; from 1830 to 1843...

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Elliott Antokoletz

(b Kasan, Russia [now Uzbekistan], 7/March 19, 1891; d Heidelberg, March 15, 1976). German composer of Russian birth. His composition teachers included Heinrich Lang (Stuttgart, 1911–13), Alexandr Taneyev (Moscow, 1914–15), Glazunov (Petrograd [St Petersburg], 1918), Vitols (Petrograd, 1918...

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Rudolf Lück

(b Essen, July 19, 1935; d Berlin, Germany, February 2, 2014). German conductor, son of Hans Albrecht. He studied conducting under Brückner-Rüggeberg at the Hamburg Musikhochschule (1955–8), and musicology at the universities of Kiel and Hamburg. He won the international conductors’ competitions at Besançon (...

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Eric Blom and Malcolm Turner

(b Magdeburg, March 31, 1902; d Kiel, Jan 20, 1961). German musicologist. He studied at the Essen Conservatory (1913–21), at the University of Münster and (1921–5) at Berlin with Wolf, Abert, Sachs and von Hornbostel. From 1925 to 1937...