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Owen Wright

(fl first half of the 11th century). Arab musician and writer. The son of an eminent musician, he became a prominent singer at the Cairo court of the Fatimid caliph al-Ẓāhir (1021–36), and was still active as a teacher in 1057...


(b c1000–02; d Füssen am Lech, Bavaria, 1083). Writer on music. He was probably born in Bavaria, and later became a canon of Augsburg Cathedral; by the middle of the 11th century he was acting as scholasticus in the cathedral choir school there. In ...


Svetlana Kujumdzieva

(fl Dyrrachion, now Durrĕs, 1280–1341). Composer, singer, teacher, and theoretician. One of the most famous medieval musicians of Bulgarian origin (on his mother’s side), though he is also considered of great significance in present-day Macedonia. Judging by his Vita, he lived from approximately ...