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Jernej Weiss

(b Brno, Czech Republic, Oct 17, 1868; d Ljubljana, Slovenia, March 11, 1940). Czech composer, cellist, and music educator. Immigrated to Slovenia in 1898. After playing the cello at the Secondary School of Music of the Music Society in Brno (1884–85), he began in ...

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Amelia S. Kaplan

(b Ann Arbor, MI, Feb 8, 1940). American composer and violinist. She studied violin at Oberlin Conservatory (BM 1962), and Michigan State University (MM 1963). She played with the Fort Worth Symphony and Opera Orchestras, and later the Dallas Symphony. During the same period she also played and recorded for commercial and pop artists, including Tony Bennett and Johnny Mathis. She composed during and after college but continued her professional violin career until ...

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John Moran and Ned Kellenberger

(b Vienna, 17 Nov 1780; d Vienna, 3 Nov 1842). Austrian violinist, conductor, and composer. He began to play the violin at the age of four with his father, who recognized his unusual musical gifts. At the age of five he began giving private concerts. At the age of seven the boy prodigy was enlisted in lessons under Kurzweil, concertmaster for Prince Grassalkovich. Shortly thereafter Clement gave his first public concert (11 April 1788). He spent two years in England (1790–92) giving concerts, appearing with Haydn, Salomon, and the young Bridgetower. Clement took a journal with him on his travels, consisting mostly of entries by people he met along the way, many of them illustrious, including entries by Haydn and Beethoven from 1791 and 1794 respectively. During this time Clement studied with the eminent violinist Giovanni Giornovichi, who mentored the young violinist. Back in Vienna in ...

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Ryan Dohoney

(b Concord, NH, March 7, 1940). American filmmaker, composer, violinist, and media artist. He began playing violin in his youth and studied with Ronald Knudsen. He became fascinated with the physics of sounds and interested in intonation, the harmonic series, long-held tones, and the act of close listening. He attended Harvard University and received an AB in mathematics in ...

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Katerina Levidou

(b Ioannina, May 10, 1929). Greek-American composer and violinist; emigrated to the USA in 1963 and naturalized in May 1967. He studied violin and music theory at the Ioannina and Hellenic Conservatories. He then became a violinist in the Athens State Orchestra (1952–63), though from 1957 to 1961 he pursued his violin studies at the Juilliard School. He emigrated to the USA, working initially as a violinist at various orchestras and ensembles (he also performed as a soloist), while at the same time studying violin at Indiana University (MM 1965) and composition at Michigan State University (PhD 1968). He has also been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Macedonia, Greece (2010). He taught violin at Louisiana State University for 15 years (starting in 1966), where he has also taught composition, and became Boyd Professor in 1986. In addition, he is the founding director of the Louisiana Sinfonietta since ...

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(b Chaumes-en-Brie, c1626; d Paris, Aug 29, 1661). Composer, harpsichordist, organist and viol player, son of Charles Couperin (i). He was the greatest of the Couperins after (4) François (ii) and one of the best keyboard composers of the 17th century....

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Emmanuel Resche

(b Aurillac, June 18, 1784; d Tours, February 3, 1846). French conductor, composer, and violinist. He studied the violin with his uncle Jean Crémont in Limoges, and maybe with Baillot, Pierre. He left France around 1800 and was presumably a student of Beethoven, as he wrote himself later. At the age of 19, he became the director, concertmaster, and conductor of the Imperial Theatre in Moscow. He left Russia in ...

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Ronnie Pugh

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(b Beauregard Parish, LA, Sept 21, 1912; d Houston, TX, Oct 6, 1996). American country-music guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Raised in Houston and encouraged to pursue a musical career by the western swing pioneer Milton Brown, he played steel guitar with Leon Selph’s Blue Ridge Playboys (...

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Mark E. Perry

(b San Juan, PR, Nov 22, 1962). Puerto Rican composer and guitarist. He studied music at the Universidad de Puerto Rico (BA 1985) and composition at Ithaca College (MM 1990) and later attended the Sorbonne in Paris and the Goethe Institute in Berlin. His teachers included ...

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M. Rusty Jones

(b Jersey City, NJ, July 22, 1954). American jazz fusion guitarist and composer. He is known especially for his technical virtuosity and for combining Latin, world, and jazz styles. His guitar influences include Larry Coryell, Tal(madge Holt) Farlow, and Kenny Burrell. He was also inspired by the tangos of Ástor Piazzolla, with whom he developed a close friendship. He enrolled in the Berklee College of Music in Boston in ...

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David Cope and Jonas Westover

(b Prague, NE, March 8, 1909; d Bradenton, FL, Oct 29, 1990). American composer and violinist. At the Eastman School (BM 1931, MM 1937, PhD 1947), he studied composition with bernard Rogers and howard Hanson , conducting with sir eugene Goossens , and violin with Gustave Tinlot. As a violinist he was a member of the Rochester PO (...

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Barry Jean Ancelet

(b Lafayette, LA, Feb 14, 1951). American fiddler, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. Doucet has become arguably the most widely recognized Cajun musician ever. His formative influences within Cajun and Creole music include acknowledged masters such as Dewey Balfa, Canray Fontenot, and especially Dennis McGee, as well as lesser-known but no less important masters such as Varise Conner, Lionel Leleux, and Hector Duhon. Other influences include the folk rock, country, and swamp pop influences of his youth. Doucet first approached Cajun music in the 1970s in a group called Bayou des Mystères. He then founded a rock-country-Cajun fusion band called Coteau, the first such band to attract the attention of the younger university crowds. After Coteau dissolved, Doucet turned to his long-running band Beausoleil, which was informed by an eclectic collection of influences that reflect the complex history of Cajun music, including traditional, classical, rock, and jazz elements. Beausoleil has played all over the world and recorded more than 30 albums for many labels, including Swallow, Arhoolie, Rounder, Rhino, and Alligator. These albums have garnered 11 Grammy nominations and two wins. Doucet has also recorded albums with other musicians, including Marc and Ann Savoy, Ed Poullard, and his brother David Doucet. He has performed with symphony orchestras and with the Fiddlers Four. Along the way, he has made ingenious use of old material, for example, turning unaccompanied ballads that John and Alan Lomax collected in Louisiana in ...

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Stephen W. Ellis

(b Viatka, Russia, Oct 15, 1890; d Tenafly, NJ, Oct 14, 1966). Composer and violinist of Russian birth. By the age of 13 he was playing violin in a local theater orchestra. A scholarship enabled him to enroll in the Moscow Conservatory in ...

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Rich Kienzle

(b Spraggs, OK, Feb 5, 1908; d Houston, TX, May 27, 1971). American steel guitarist and composer. He pioneered the amplified steel guitar in country music. The son of a country fiddler, he gravitated to Hawaiian steel at age nine and studied the instrument via correspondence with guitarist Walter Kolomoku. Dunn, who also played trombone, was playing professionally by ...

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(fl c1706–49). French cellist, harpsichordist, and composer. Nothing is known about his early life or musical education. He acquired his position at the French court on 16 August 1706, upon the death of his father, also named Nicolas. The younger Nicolas Duport is mentioned on several occasions as early as ...

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Stephen Montague and Kelly Hiser

(b Kankakee, IL, March 22, 1942; d San Rafael, CA, Sept 25, 1996). American composer, trombonist, conductor, and double bassist. He attended the University of Illinois, where he studied trombone with Robert Gray and composition with Kenneth Gaburo, herbert Brün , and salvatore Martirano ...

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John Koegel

(b ?San Antonio, Baja California, Mexico, May 1832; d Oakland, CA, June 1, 1904). American guitarist and composer. He reportedly immigrated to California in 1850 from Baja California and settled in San Francisco. Ferrer made his debut at the Metropolitan Theatre in San Francisco on ...