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Bertil H. van Boer

of the most popular operas in Stockholm during the period. His own operatic works, beginning with the nationalist comedy Frigga ( 1787 ), demonstrate a good sense of lyrical line coupled with influences from the opéras comiques of Grétry and Dalayrac. His orchestration is often fairly dense, and sometimes rich in texture. He was highly esteemed as a pianist and composer of songs, most of which were published in his own journals. He also wrote numerous pedagogical keyboard pieces for the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. Works all first performed and

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Eric Blom

revised by Alec Hyatt King

taking the PhD at the latter in 1925 . He at first intended to make his career as a lecturer in philosophy, but took a lively interest in the cultivation of opera, then at its height in Berlin. While attending every operatic performance he could, he began to accumulate voluminous data about operatic history: details of opera titles, composers, librettists, places and dates of production and subsequent performances all over the world. This mass of material was incomplete when the Nazi regime compelled Loewenberg to leave Germany in 1935 . Having settled in London, he undertook

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Marie Cornaz

from 1745 to 1770 . As the official printer for the Théâtre de la Monnaie he printed librettos for opéras-comiques and comédies mêlées d'ariettes performed there by composers such as Duni, Monsigny and Philidor, some with a musical supplement. His publications were covered at first by a privilege of impression and sale ( 1757–66 ) which applied only to works that had not yet been staged at Brussels, and then by another which allowed Boucherie to print and sell all theatre works. Under this later privilege, he forged Parisian editions (such as Toinon et Toinette

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Jérôme de La Gorce

Paris as an engraver, he was summoned to Versailles in 1674 to work on the festivities celebrating the conquest of the Franche-Comté. That year he was appointed Dessinateur de la Chambre et du Cabinet du Roi, succeeding Henry Gissey. Thereafter he was to provide all the models of costumes for the operas performed at the royal residences and on the operatic stage of Paris, replacing Carlo Vigarani as designer of the sets and stage effects there in 1680 . Until at least 1707 he prepared designs at the Académie Royale de Musique for the works of Lully and his successors

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Marianna, 1565 L. Dolce: Le troiane, 1566 C. Frangipane: Tragedia, 1574 all lost Organ masses Messe d’intavolatura d’organo (Venice, 1568) Missae Apostolorum, 4vv, J, W i; Missae in Dominicis diebus, 4vv, J, W ii; Missae Virginis Mariae, 4vv, J; W iii; Credo in dominicis diebus, 4vv, J; W iv; Credo Angelorum, 4vv, J; W iv; Credo Cardinalium, 4vv, J; W iv Versetti all in I-Tn; ed S. dalla Libera (Padova, 1971) Versetti del secondo tono; Magnificat primi

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Ellen T. Harris

of Baroque operas ( 1977–84 ) and his edition of Peri’s Euridice ( 1980 ). Brown’s research, centred on the Renaissance but extending into the Middle Ages and to the Baroque era and beyond, combined a magisterial control of the sources with innate musicianship and a broad humanistic frame. His dissertation, first books and music editions ( 1963 , 1965 ) demonstrated his extraordinary grasp of two large repertories: the 15th- and early 16th-century chanson and 16th-century instrumental music. This early corpus set the foundation and standard for all succeeding

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Robert J. Bruce and Ian Bartlett

an extended solo cantata. In 1749 Boyce accepted an invitation to become organist at All Hallows the Great and the Less, the parish church of Joiners’ Hall. It has been assumed that he married in about 1748 and moved from Joiners’ Hall to Quality Court, Chancery Lane; however, while a number of details must remain speculative, it now seems that he may not have moved until after his father’s death in November 1752 , and that his marriage to Hannah Nixon at St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney, did not take place until 9 June 1759 . Whatever Hannah’s relationship

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Richard Macnutt

the viola in the Opéra orchestra. In August 1811 he purchased the engraved plates, manuscripts and business of Magasin de Musique (ii), establishing himself in their premises at 76 rue de Richelieu. Shortly afterwards (by November 1812 ) he moved to 8 place des Victoires, and in April 1838 to 22 boulevard Montmartre. On 17 November 1839 Richault announced that he had purchased ‘all the engraved plates constituting the music business of the late M. Frey’. Frey's prime achievement was to publish orchestral scores of Mozart's seven major operas. Only two had previously

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Richard Macnutt

business was advertised for sale for 250,000 francs. Schonenberger is interesting for his enterprise in publishing full scores and orchestral parts of four Donizetti operas, including La fille du régiment ( 1840 ). He put out full scores of some 27 other operas, all but a handful of which were reissues from the plates of other publishers (including Pleyel, Dufaut & Dubois and Bochsa). He published about 50 operas in vocal scores, including several little-known works by Rossini and Donizetti. Among his other publications should be noted Berlioz’s Grand traité d’instrumentation

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Richard Macnutt

editions of Rossini’s last four operas – Le siège de Corinthe , Moïse , Le comte Ory and Guillaume Tell ; later he published the Soirées musicales , the Stabat mater and the adaptation Robert Bruce (in 1841 he was involved in a lawsuit with Schlesinger and Aulagnier over the rights to the Stabat mater ). It was Rossini who encouraged him to publish Auber’s La muette de Portici in 1828 , and this was followed by scores of 19 further Auber operas (including all the famous ones). In addition he published full scores of operas by Bazin, Gomis and Labarre and

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James Cook

with fine artistic taste and natural energy,” Southard composed the first of many operas to be based on Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter , but the work was never performed before the score was lost. In addition to another opera ( Omano , also never performed) and works for chorus, he published a collection of organ voluntaries ( 1849 ) and was editor of (with B.F. Baker) and contributor to eight collections of choral music, from School Chimes ( 1851 ) through The Offering ( 1866 ), all published in Boston. Bibliography “Obituary,” Dwight’s Journal

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Robert Bledsoe

published in All the Year Round several attacks on Wagner, probably written by his friend Henry Fothergill Chorley. Although there have been many dramatizations of Dickens, these have been principally in the form of stage plays or films, which give more obvious scope for his colourful and topical writing and especially his social commentary than opera can readily accommodate; there are no settings of his novels as operas from his own time, and not until the 20th century have composers shown an interest in using his works Works set to music all novels The

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the post at Seville in 1832 and at the royal chapel in 1844 . At Seville he took holy orders and soon met with ecclesiastical opposition to his secular operas. These three opere serie (all lost) were all written to Italian librettos and in the Italian style. Nevertheless, Eslava founded with Arrieta, Barbieri, Basili, Gaztambide, Salas and Saldoni La España Musical, a group whose aim was to foster Spanish opera. In 1854 he became professor of composition at the Madrid Conservatory and in 1866 its music director. His dominating passion for Italianate styles continued

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Margaret Laurie and Curtis Price

), set by both Richard Leveridge and John Weldon, and The Mountebank (with his own Farewell Folly , 1707 ), set by Leveridge. He also turned John Fletcher's The Island Princess ( 1699 ) into a very successful semi-opera, set by Daniel Purcell, Jeremiah Clarke and Leveridge. Motteux was also involved in the first productions of all-sung opera in London. He probably made the English translation of Tommaso Stanzani's Arsinoe for Thomas Clayton ( 1705 ) and he certainly provided the English texts for Giuseppe Fedeli's The Temple of Love ( 1706 ), the pasticcio

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Paula Morgan

Composers Today (1949), European Composers Today (1954)] Great Men of American Popular Song (Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1970, enlarged 2/1972) Composers of Tomorrow’s Music (New York, 1971/ R ) Mainstreams of Music , i: Opera ; ii: Orchestral Music ; iii: Solo Instrumental and Chamber Music ; iv: Vocal Music (New York, 1972–5) All the Years of American Popular Music (Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1977) Musicians since 1900 (New York, 1978) American Songwriters (New York, 1987)

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Kristina Yapova

to the spirit – and often to the letter – of Bulgarian folk music. There are many Balkan and Eastern intonations in it, as in the case of his most familiar work – the opera Takhir-begovitsa [‘The Wife of Takhir Beg’]. Khadjigeorgiev is an author of textbooks on music for all levels of educational institutions as well as the first Bulgarian author of a history of music ( 1921 ). Works Opera Takhir-begovitza [The Wife of Takhir Beg] (M. Georgiev), 1910 Zaira [Zaira], unfinished (A. Strashimirov); Macedonia e svobodna [Macedonia is Free] (A.P. Bersenev),

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Walter Salmen

music for use in individual cloisters. To this end, along with antiphonaries and catalogues, he produced his main work, the six-volume Rhithmorum varietas: typi, exempla & modulationes rhythmorum opera & studia (MS, D-Mbs , 1646 ). It contains 2946 melodies, from simple folktunes to more sophisticated 16th- and 17th-century art songs ( Gesellschaftslieder ), all with thoroughbass accompaniment and systematically ordered for instruction in prosody and melodic writing. It is the most comprehensive collection of melodies of the Baroque era and important for its

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Robert Machold

output ranges from two-part falsobordoni to a Litania de Beata Vergine Maria ( 1596 ²), in which a four-part choir is contrasted with a six-part one to splendid effect. ( EitnerQ ; MGG1 , R. Machold) Works all printed works published in Munich ed.: Thesaurus litaniarum … ad communem vero ecclesiae usum collectae, opera ac studio Georgii Victorini in aede D. Michaëlis, 4–6 and more vv (1596²) [incl. 3 litanies, 4, 10vv by Victorinus] ed.: Siren coelestis … pro temporum dierumque, festorum diversitate concinnavit, organis item

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Robert Hoskins

incidental music, wrote, or contributed to, over 70 operas. Although some of his writing is lacking in compositional finesse, having been produced at great speed and with little thought, the number of editions and stage productions of his operas testifies to Arnold’s popularity in the last quarter of the 18th century. Statistics show that Arnold’s more successful operas, such as The Agreeable Surprise ( 1781 ) and Inkle and Yarico ( 1787 ), an early anti-slavery opera, were among the most frequently performed of all operas of the time. No doubt Arnold’s prominence as

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Paula Morgan

editor and writer on music . She studied at Smith College ( 1947–9 ), Barnard College (BA 1951 ), and with P.H. Lang at Columbia University (MA 1956 , further study until 1958 ). She wrote numerous articles for such periodicals as Commentary , Vogue , Hi-Fi/Stereo Review and Opera News , and was the author of many pieces for the Sunday New York Times which were based on interviews with European and American musicians. From 1977 to 1984 she was editor of the Musical Quarterly . Her books The New Music ( 1971 ) and Boulez ( 1976 ) are intended as a history