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(b St Petersburg, Feb 12, 1851; d St Petersburg, Aug 18, 1914). Russian pianist and teacher. Daughter of a high official, she studied at the St Petersburg Conservatory with Leschetizky, to whom she was married from 1880 until 1892. From 1871 to 1892...

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(b Warsaw, Jan 17, 1912; d Leningrad, Dec 15, 1973). Russian composer and teacher. He graduated from the Leningrad Music Technical School in 1936 as a pupil of Ryazanov, and from the Leningrad Conservatory in 1941 as a pupil of Shostakovich. In May 1941...

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Yosihiko Tokumaru

(b Tokyo, Oct 12, 1916). Japanese musicologist . After studying Japanese literature at the Imperial University of Tokyo (BA 1941) and completing military service, he began research on music. He joined the Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties (1953), becoming research director of the music and dance section (...

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(b London, Nov 6, 1854; d London, March 11, 1934). English teacher and writer . He was educated at Durham School and at New College, Oxford (MA, DMus). In 1905 he became principal of the Incorporated London Academy of Music, where he put into practice a successful system for the musical education of children. This system was based on rhythmic movement and led to extemporization at a very early stage, the practical application of what he considered the two main factors in education – reception and creation. In ...

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Albert R. Rice

(b Paris, 1754; d Paris, July 5, 1786). French clarinettist, composer and teacher. He studied the clarinet with Joseph Beer and made his first public appearance in 1777 at the Concert Spirituel. One of the earliest French solo clarinettists, Yost was admired for the beauty of his sound and the precision of his execution. He performed on 38 different occasions at the Concert Spirituel in ...

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Tim Blackwell

(b South Shields, Tyne and Wear, August 15, 1968). English composer. He studied at the University of Oxford and with John Casken at Durham University, gaining the doctorate in 1995. He lectured at University of Wales, Bangor 1992–, Oxford Brookes University 1995– and was appointed lecturer in composition at Goldsmiths College, University of London in ...

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David Scott

(b Northwich, Cheshire, May 17, 1912; d York, May 9, 2004). English writer on music and music educationist . He was educated at Christ’s Hospital (1924–30) and read English, music and history as an organ scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge (1930–34...

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Ingrid M. Kovacs

(b Milan, KS, Oct 20, 1925). American cellist and string pedagogue. She attended Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical University (1943–5) and received degrees in cello performance from the University of Texas at Austin (BM 1949, MM 1950). She taught cello privately in Austin (...

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Robert Paul Kolt

(b Duluth, MN, March 12, 1926). American composer and educator. Ytthehus attended the University of Minnesota, Duluth (BS, music, 1950), and the University of Michigan (MM 1953), where he studied with ross lee Finney . He also studied harmony with Nadia Boulanger...

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(b Yaroslavl′, June 9, 1935). Russian musicologist, son of Vsevolod Petrovich Zaderatsky. He graduated from L′viv Conservatory in musicology (1958) and as a pianist (1959) and later undertook postgraduate studies at Moscow Conservatory, studying with V.V. Protopopov among others, gaining the ...

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I.M. Yampol′sky and James Methuen-Campbell

(b Odessa, 7/Nov 20, 1913; d Moscow, June 28, 1976). Ukrainian pianist and teacher . He graduated from Starkhova’s piano class at Odessa Conservatory in 1932 and from Heinrich Neuhaus’s class in the master school at Moscow Conservatory in 1935. He made his concert début in ...

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Danka Lajić-Mihajlović

(b Belgrade, Nov 16, 1960). Serbian ethnomusicologist. She was educated at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, department of ethnomusicology, and has been employed there since 1990. Her graduate study, Diple Stare Crne Gore (Diple of Old Montenegro, [Belgrade, 1990]) was supported by the ‘Aleksandar Djordjević’ endowment. She received the MPhil degree with the thesis ...

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Guy Bourligueux

(b Santiago, Chile, Dec 14, 1894; d Barcelona, Sept 8, 1976). Spanish composer and teacher of Basque-Catalan parentage. He studied at the Barcelona Liceo Musicale, where his composition teacher was Sánchez Gavagnach, and at the Escuela Municipal de Música. In 1914 he was appointed a professor at the Liceo, transferring in ...

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Leah G. Weinberg

(b Exeter, NH, Nov 8, 1961). American Musician, songwriter, record company founder, and author. Zanes was raised near Concord, New Hampshire, and after attending Oberlin College for one year, moved to Boston. There, Zanes, his brother Warren, the bass player Tom Lloyd, and the drummer Steve Morrell formed the Del Fuegos. The roots-rock band produced five albums between ...

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Othmar Wessely and Walter Kreyszig

(b Innsbruck, ? after Oct 31, 1517; d Brunswick, April 5, 1587). Austrian theologian and music theorist . From 1523 or 1524 he was a chorister in King Lajos II of Hungary’s court chapel in Buda under the direction of Thomas Stoltzer. In 1526 he fled to Vienna with the widowed Queen Mary’s retinue and was accepted in Ferdinand I’s Hofkapelle in ...

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Paula Morgan

(b New York, June 28, 1939). American musicologist . He graduated from Harvard College with the BA in 1961, then began graduate studies at the Juilliard School, where he studied the flute and received the MS in 1963; he was also a flautist in the American Symphony Orchestra under Stokowski, ...

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William Berz

(b Minneapolis, MN, May 2, 1937). American composer. His musical training began at age five with piano lessons and he played trumpet in high school. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota, he taught high school for two years. In ...

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Ivana Medić

(b Belgrade, Sept 27, 1967). Serbian composer. She studied composition with Vlastimir Trajković at the Belgrade Faculty of Music, where she has held the position of professor of composition since 2002. She has won many awards, including the ‘Stevan Mokranjac’ National Music Award in ...

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Otto E. Albrecht and Martha Furman Schleifer

(b Stendal, Germany, April 30, 1850; d Philadelphia, PA, Dec 31, 1922). American teacher, organist, and composer, of German birth. Zeckwer studied at the Stendal Gymnasium, Leipzig University, and the Leipzig Conservatory with Ignaz Moscheles, Moritz Hauptmann, Ernst Richter, and Carl Reinecke. He immigrated to the USA in ...

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Zofia Chechlińska

(b Grodkowice, nr Kraków, July 6, 1837; d Kraków, Jan 23, 1921). Polish composer, conductor, pianist and teacher. He studied in Kraków with Jan Germasz (piano) and Franciszek Mirecki (harmony), then (from 1859) in Prague with Alexander Dreyschock (piano) and Joseph Krejčí (composition). From ...