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Boatner, Edward Hammond13 Nov. 1898
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
16 Jun. 1981
New York, USA
Boatner became known as a successful singer, composer and educator. He was instructor at his own academy, the Edward Boatner Studio. Wade in the Water and City Called Heaven were two of over 200 spirituals he set for solo voice and piano
Bobic, Davor
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1968
Varazdin, Croatia
 studied composition, orchestration and the accordion at the Ukraine State "Tchaikovsky" Conservatory in Kiev. He has written for a wide range of musical forms from piano miniatures to massive symphonic works as well as musical pieces for the theatre. A recent work, Vukovar Requiem, was performed by 270 musicians at the Zagreb Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall and broadcast live on the national TV. He is currently assistant professor at the Osijek Musical Academy and a director of Varazdin Concert Management
Bobinski (or Bobinsky), Heinrich (Henryk, Genrikh) Antonov19 Jan. 1861
Warsaw, Poland
24 Apr. 1941
Warsaw, Poland
Polish pianist and composer
Bobowsky, Wojciech (see Ufki, Ali)   
Bobri, Vladimir
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13 May 18981987a painter, composer and guitar historian who helped found the Society of the Classic Guitar in 1936. In 1948 became editor of Guitar Review
Bobrowicz, Jan Nepomucen
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12 May 1805
Krakow, Poland
2 Nov. 1881Polish guitarist and composer
Bocanegra, Juan Perez
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c.1598
Spain
after 1631
Lima, Peru
Spanish composer of liturgical music
Bocca, Bruno
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  composer of electroacoustic music
Boccadoro, Carlo
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1963
Macerata, Italy
 Italian composer who lives in Milan
Boccherini, (Ridolfo) Luigi
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19 Feb. 1743
Lucca, Italy
28 May 1805
Madrid, Spain
cellist and composer of string chamber music similar in style to his contemporary, Haydn
Bocchi, Lorenzofl. early 18th-century the Italian cellist and composer Lorenzo Bocchi does not merit an entry in any modern music dictionary, yet he was a figure of some importance in Scottish and Irish musical life in the 1720s. He was probably the first person to play the cello in Scotland and Ireland, and was involved in early attempts to establish regular concerts in Edinburgh and Dublin. He was an associate of Allan Ramsay senior, and seems to have been involved in the operatic experiments in Edinburgh that were to lead to the first Scottish opera, Ramsay's The Gentle Shepherd. He played an important role in the early history of music publication in Ireland, and had a hand in the first printed collection of Irish tunes, published by Neal in 1724. He may also have been responsible for bringing to Ireland the material for the parallel collection of Scots tunes that Neal published in the same year
Boccosi, Bio
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1912
Italy
28 Jun. 2006
Italy
sometime owner of Italian musical instrument maker Farfisa and from 1960 of music publisher Edizioni Bèrben [founded in Modena on 1946 by Mr. Ber(lini) Ben(edetto)]; also a writer on, and composer of music for the accordion
Bochkoltz-Falconi, Anna1820
Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
1879a singer and teacher who produced a number of songs and vocal studies
Bochmann, Christopher Consitt
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8 Nov. 1950
Chipping North, Oxon
 studied at New College, Oxford, with David Lumsden, Kenneth Leighton and Robert Sherlaw Johnson, and privately with Nadia Boulanger and Richard Rodney Bennett. After four years working in Britain, he spent two years at the Escola de Música in Brasília. Since 1980 he has lived and worked in Portugal where he is now Head of Composition at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (he was Director from 1995 to 2001). He has conducted the Lisbon Youth Orchestra since 1984
Dr. Bochmann's email addresses are bochmann@netcabo.pt and christopherbochmann@hotmail.com
Bochmann, Werner
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17 May 1900
Meerane, Germany
3 Jun. 1993
Schliersee/Oberbayern, Germany
German composer noted particularly for his film music
Bochsa, Nicolas Charles
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9 Aug. 1789
Montmedy, France
6 Jan. 1856
Sydney, Australia
one of the most celebrated harpists of the XIXth century. His life has been a series of adventures of all kinds. He composed operas for the Opera-Comique in Paris, and hundreds of pieces for harp, methods
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Bock, Jerry
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23 Nov. 1928
New Haven, CT, USA
3 Nov. 2010
Mount Kisco, NY, USA
American composer whose hits include Too Close For Comfort and the score for the play Fiorello
Böcklin von Böcklinsau, Franz Friedrich Siegmund August von, Reichsfreiherr zu Rust28 Sep. 1745
Strasbourg
2 Jun. 1813
Ettenheim
German composer
Bockshorn (Capricorius), Samuel Friedrich
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1628
Zerzice, Bohemia
1665
Stuttgart, Germany
South-German violinist and composer
Bocquet, Anne (Marguerite)
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early 17th centuryafter 1660French lutenist and composer who published in France in 1663
Bocxstaele, Jean van16 Sep. 1818
Ghent, Belgium
5 Sep. 1867
Ghent, Belgium
composer and organist
Böddecker, Philipp Friedrich
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5 Aug. 1607
Hagenau, Germany
1683
Stuttgart, Germany
South-German violinist and composer
Bodel, Jean (or Jehan)
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c. 11671210Old French poet who wrote a number of chansons de geste as well as many fabliaux. He lived in Arras
Bodin, Lars Gunnar
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1935
Stockholm, Sweden
 has composed exclusively electroacoustic music since the 60s, pioneer of Sound Art in Sweden and director of the Studio EMS in Stockholm for more than 10 years
Bodinus, Sebastian
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c. 1700
Bittstädt, Saxe-Gotha
19 Mar. 1759
Pforzheim, Germany
German composer about whom very little is known
Bodorová, Sylvie
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1954
Ceske Budejovice, Czechoslovakia
 Czech composer
Body, Jack
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1944
New Zealand
 His music covers most genres, including solo and chamber music, orchestral music, music-theatre, music for dance and film as well as electroacoustic music. He has also worked in experimental photography and computer-controlled sound-image installations, having received commissions from several public galleries. A fascination with the music and cultures of Asia, particularly Indonesia, has been a strong influence on his music. As an ethnomusicologist his published recordings include music from Indonesia and China. A recent landmark publication he edited was South of the Clouds, field recordings of Prof Zhang Xingrong (Yunnan Art Institute), of instrumental music of the minorities of South West China (Ode Records, 2003)
Boeck, Auguste de
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9 May 1865
Merchtem, nr. Brussels
9 Oct. 1937
Merchtem
Dutch composer
Boedijn, Gerard
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19 Nov. 1893
Hoorn, The Netherlands
23 Sep. 1972
Hoorn, The Netherlands
Dutch composer
Boehe, Ernst
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1880
Munich, Germany
1938
Ludwigshaken, Germany
German conductor and composer
Boehmer, Konrad
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1941
Berlin, Germany
 German-born, Dutch-based composer and teacher. From 1961-1963 he was active at the electronic music studios of the WDR (West German Broadcasting Company) in Cologne. In 1966 he moved to the Netherlands and worked until 1968 at the Institute of Sonology at Utrecht University. He then became music editor of the Dutch weekly newspaper Vrij Nederland and in 1972 professor of music history and new music theory at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where since 1994 he has been director of the Institute of Sonology
Boeke, Kees
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1950
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 Dutch recorder player, cellist and composer. Since 1990, he is Professor of Recorder and Early Music at the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater in Zurich, Switzerland, and at the Institut fur Alte Musik in Trossingen, Germany
Boekel, Meindert
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15 Sep. 1915
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 May 1989
Hilversum, The Netherlands
Dutch composer and conductor
Boëllmann, Léon1862
Ensisheim
1897
Paris, France
organist; writer of music for organ and a set of symphonic variations for 'cello and orchestra
Boëly, Alexandre Pierre FrançoisVersailles, 1785Paris, 1858organist; one of the first French organists to appreciate and perform Bach, he was to influence César Franck as well as writing for various keyboard instruments
Boehm, Ilkka von
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27 Jun. 1972
Helsinki, Finland
 Finnish composer who studied music theory from 1992, and composition as a main subject from 1998 with Olli Kortekangas and Erkki Jokinen. He was a finalist at the Queen Elisabeth Composition for Composers, Brussels 2003
Boer, Brian de (see DeBoer, Brian)   
Boer, Eduard de (see Comitas, Alexander)   
Boer, John de
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  native American flute player, composer and teacher
Boero, Felipe1 May 1884
Buenos Aires
9 Aug. 1958
Buenos Aires
Argentinean composer
Boesch, Rainer
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1938
Männedorf, Switzerland
 pianist and composer, co-founder of the Swiss Center for Computer Music and teacher at the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze in Geneva and the Conservatory of Paris
Boesmans, Philippe
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17 May 1936
Tongeren, Limburg
 Belgian composer
Boësset, Antoine (Boisset)c. 1585Paris, 1643his music lacked the dramatic power of Lully and he was to be eclipsed by his rival
Boësset, Jean-Baptiste (de), Sieur de Dehault1614
Paris, France
1685
Paris, France
French composer
Boeswillwald, Pierre
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1934
Toulon, France
 recording engineer and composer, participated in the Bourges Institute activities from its beginning, and is presently Electroacoustic Music professor at the Conservatory of Amiens
Boetto, Bernard
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20th century noted arranger and composer of music for flute and piccolo
Boetzelaer, Josina Anna Petronella van (née van Aerssen)1733
The Hague, The Netherlands
1797
Ijsselstein
The Netherlands
composer of arias, with connections to the court of Willem V
Bogatïryev, Anatoly (Vasilyevich)13 Aug. 1913
Vitebsk
 Russian composer
Bogdanov-Berezovsky, Valerian (Mikhaylovich)(17 Jul. 1903
Starozhilovka, nr. St Peterburg
13 May 1971
Moscow, Russia
Russian composer
Bogdanovic, Dusan
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1955
Belgrade, Serbia
 Serbian-born American composer and classical guitarist
Bogle, Eric1946 Scottish singer-songwriter now living in Australia known for The Band Played Maltzing Matilda, William McBride (also known as No Man's Land), Now I'M Easy and Safe in the Harbour
Boguslawski, Eduard22 Sep. 1940
Chorzów, nr. Katowice, Poland
 pupil of Haubeenstock-Ramati; works include Intonations for orchestra
Bohác, Josef25 Mar. 1929
Vienna, Austria
 Austrian composer
Bohdanowicz, Basili
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c.1754
East Malopolska, Poland
c.1814
Vienna, Austria
Polish composer
Bohlin, Jonas1963
Sweden
 trained at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and has composed music in a wide range of genres including a chamber opera, three orchestral works and a number of chamber music pieces. His music has been performed in many countries, these include the U.S., Germany, Estonia and Italy, in addition to the Scandinavian countries. Jonas is a composer of the younger generation with a predilection for crossing boundaries between different art genres
Böhm (or Boehm), Georg
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2 Sep. 1661
Thuringa, Germany
18 May 1733
Lüneburg, Germany
contemporary of J.S. Bach who composed suites, passions, preludes and fugues and is notable for his development of the chorale partita
Böhm (or Boehm), Karl1844
Berlin, Germany
1920
Berlin, Germany
composer of music for piano, violin and voice
Böhm (or Boehm), Rainer
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  he started with piano lessons at the age of 4 and is considered to be one of the best German jazz pianists. Between 1997 and 2001 he studied at the UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS in Mannheim and received several international prizes and distinctions. Between 1998 and 2001 he played in the concert formation of the Bundesjazzorchester under the direction of Peter Herbolzheimer and south European tour.
Böhm (or Boehm), Theobald
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9 Apr. 1794
Munich, Germany
25 Nov. 1881
Bavarian inventor and musician, who perfected the modern flute and its improved fingering system, which has not changed since his time. In addition, he was a virtuoso flautist and was a Bavarian Court Musician as well as a celebrated composer for the flute
Böhme, Oskar
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24 Feb. 1870
Potschappel, Germany
c. 1938German composer and trumpeter
Böhner, (Johann) Ludwig [Louis]
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8 Jan. 1787
Töttelstadt, Gotha
8 Jan. 1787
Töttelstadt, Gotha
German composer
Bohnke, Emil
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11 Oct. 1888
Zdunska Wola, Poland
11 May 1928
Pasewalk
viola player, composer and conductor who worked in Berlin
Boïeldieu, (François-)Adrien
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16 Dec. 1775
Rouen, France
8 Oct. 1834
Jarcy, nr. Grosbois, France
pupil of Cherubini; a composer of operas including The Caliph of Bagdad and La Dame blanche
Boieldieu, (Adrien-)Louis(-Victor) 3 Nov. 1815
Paris, France
9 Jul. 1883
Quincy, France
French composer
Boito, Arrigo (really: Enrico)1842
Padua, Italy
1918
Milan, Italy
librettist (Verdi's Othellor and Falstaff) and composer of operas
Boiko, Rostislav Grigoryevic
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1931 Russian composer
Bois, Alexandra du
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16 Aug. 1981
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
 American composer
Bois, Rob du
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28 May 1934
The Netherlands
 Dutch composer
Boismortier, Joseph Bodin de23 Dec. 1689
Thionville, France
28 Oct. 1755
Roissy-en-Brie, France
French composer of operas, cantatas and orchestral suites
Boisvallee, François de
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1929
France
1973
France
French composer
Boïto, Arrigo [Enrico]
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24 Feb. 1842
Padua, Italy
10 Jun. 1918
Milan, Italy
Italian composer
Bojesen, Michael
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1960
Denmark
 Danish conductor and composer
Bok, Gordon
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31 Oct. 1939
Pennsylvania, USA
 singer/songwriter who grew up in Camden, Maine. Bok's solo work is made up of songs, some traditional and some recently written, featuring his deep, low singing voice. He accompanies himself with acoustic guitar. His collaborative work covers similar material but with vocal harmony and a greater variety of instrumentation. Bok plays the 12 string guitar, a difficult instrument to master because of the complexity of fingering and the physical finger strength and dexterity required. He also plays an unusual instrument he calls a cellamba, which is essentially a cello fitted with frets
Bokanowski, Michele
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9 Aug. 1943
Cannes, France
 electroacoustic music composer
Bolcom, William Elden
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26 May 1938
Seattle, WA, USA
 piano soloist, accompanist and writer. He was a composition pupil of Darius Milhaud. His works include 8 string quartets, Dark Music for kettledrums and 'cello and Dynamite Tonite for actors and 11 instruments. He was the recipient of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for music
Boldemann, Laci24 Apr. 1921
Helsinki, Finland
18 Aug. 1969
Munich, Germany
Finnish composer
Boleyn, Ann(e)15071536
London, UK
one of the beheaded wives of Henry VIII of England, her song Death, O Rocke me on Slepe survives
Bollen, Jan Bas
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1961
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 Dutch violinist and composer of mostly stage and chamber works
Bolling, Claude
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10 Apr. 1930
Cannes, France
 French jazz pianist, composer and arranger
Bologna, Bartolomeo da
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fl. 1405-1427 a north Italian composer of the early quattrocento, the transitional period between the late medieval style of the trecento and the early Renaissance
Bologna, Jacopo da
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fl. 1340-1360 Italian composer and musical theorist of the trecento, the period sometimes known as the Italian ars nova. He was one of the first composers of this group, making him a contemporary of Gherardello da Firenze and Giovanni da Firenze. He is mostly known for his madrigals but also composed several cacce and caccia/madrigal hybrids
Bölsche, Franz
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20 Aug. 1869
Wengenstedt bei Magdeburg, Germany
23 Oct. 1935
Oeynhausen, Germany
German composer and teacher
Bölsche, Jacob
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 1684organist and composer who worked in Brunswick, Germany
Bolt, Klaas
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6 Mar. 1927
The Netherlands
11 Apr. 1990
The Netherlands
a Dutch organist and improviser
Bolzoni, Giovanni15 May 1841
Parma, Italy
21 Feb. 1919
Turin, Italy
Italian composer
Boman, Petter Conrad6 Jun. 1804
Stockholm, Sweden
17 Mar. 1861
Stockholm, Sweden
Swedish composer
Bomtempo, Joao Domingos
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28 Dec, 1775
Lisbon, Portugual
18 Aug. 1842
Lisbon, Portugual
Portuguese classical pianist, composer and pedagogue
Bon (di Venezia), Anna
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1739/40
Russia
after 1767
possibly Hildburghausen, Germany
an Italian composer and singer. Her parents were successful, her mother as an opera singer and her father as a stage designer, and eventually all three were hired at the court of Prince Nikolaus von Esterhazy. By 1767, Anna married a tenor named Mongeri and was living in Hildburghausen. There is no reliable information on Anna Bon after that date
Bon, Maarten
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1933
The Netherlands
2003
The Netherlands
pianist, composer and arranger
Bon, Willem Frederik
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15 Jun. 1940
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
14 Apr. 1983
Nijeholtpade, The Netherlands
Dutch composer
Bonamoni, Gio.fl. 19th century little is known apart from the fact that this composer was probably working in the Verona area. His Pastorale is written onto the internal opening of a single folded sheet. The piece is part of a bequest to the church and the covering page is headed by a pencilled inscription 'in memory of Lorenzo Papa 20/10/886'
Bonard  a composer found in the fifth book by Adrian Le Roy and his brother-in-law, Robert Ballard
Bonavia, Ferruccio1877
Trieste, Italy
1950
London, UK
violinist; composed chamber music for strings
Bonawitz (or Bonewitz), Johann Heinrich12 Apr. 1839
Dürkheim am Rhein, Germany
15 Aug. 1917
London, England
German pianist and composer, of Polish origin, Bonawitz immagrated to America at an early age. He organised symphony concerts in New York City and produced two operas in Philadelphia during the 1870s, The Bride of Messina and Ostrolenka. He composed other operas and moved to Vienna and then to London where he founded the Mozart Society
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Bond, Capel 1790composer of anthems and organist at Coventry Cathedral (1752-90)
Bond, Carrie Jacobs
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11 Aug. 1862
Janesville, WI, USA
28 Dec. 1946
Hollywood, CA, USA
composer of popular sentimental songs including The End of A Perfect Day and A Cottage in God's Garden
Bond, Hugh 1792organist of St. Mary Arches, Exeter and composer of hymns and anthems
Bond, Victoria6 May 1945
Los Angeles, USA
 American composer
Bondarenko, Andrey
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1946
White Russia
 Belarusian priest and composer of hymns and church music
Bondevente (see Boniventi)   
Bondeville, Emmanuel (Pièrre Georges) de
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29 Oct. 1898
Rouen, France
26 Nov. 1987
Paris, France
French composer
Bondon, Jacques (Laurent Jules Désiré)6 Dec. 1927
Boulbon, Bouches-du-Rhône
 French composer
Bonds, Margaret3 Mar. 1913
Chicago, Illinois, USA
26 Apr. 1972
Los Angeles, California, USA
Bonds received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from Northwestern University, with additional study at the Juilliard School. The pianist was the first African American to perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. An educator and composer, Bonds wrote works for the theatre, ballet, orchestra, and piano, but the majority were art and popular songs. Her best known is the setting of the spiritual, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hand”, commissioned by Leontyne Price in 1963. She also wrote the music for Shakespeare in Harlem (1960)
Bondt, Cornelius de
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1953 Dutch composer
Bonefaas, Jan
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Jan 1926
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
20 Feb. 2004
The Netherlands
Dutch organist and composer
Bonelli, Aurelio
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c.1569c.1620Italian composer
Bonewitz, Johann Heinrich (see Bonawitz, Johann Heinrich   
Bonfá, Luis (Luiz)
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17 Oct. 1922
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
12 Jan. 2001
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
bosa nova pioneer, guitarist & composer who wrote the soundtrack to Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus) (1959)
Bonfichi, Paolo6 Oct. 1769
Livraga, nr. Lodi, Italy
29 Dec. 1840
Lodi, Italy
Italian composer
Bonhomme, Pierre
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1555
Liège, Belgium
1617
probably Liège, Belgium
Belgian composer
Boni, Guillaume
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c.1530
Auvergne, France
1594
Toulouse, France
he is notable for two published collections of vocal music: Sonnets de Ronsard (1576), and Primus Liber Modulorum, a collection of motets for five, six, and seven voices published by Le Roy and Ballard in 1573
Boni, (Pietro Giuseppe) Gaetanofl. 1700-1720 Italian composer
Boniche, Elie "Lili"
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29 Apr. 1922
Algiers, Algeria
6 Mar. 2008
Paris, France
singer, guitarist and composer, one of the last of a generation of Jewish Algerian musicians, and enriched the classical "Arab-Andalusian" music of his native Algeria in the late 1930s and 1940s. A natural composer, he forged his own unique oeuvre, combining the North African style with French chanson, Latin American and other influences and singing in a mixture of French and Arabic, which he dubbed "francarabe"
Bonini, Francescofl. 1646 Italian composer born in Rome
Bonini, Severo
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23 Dec. 1582
Florence, Italy
5 Dec. 1663
Florence, Italy
Italian composer, organist and writer on music
Bonis, Mélanie (Mel)
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1858
Paris, France
1937
Sarcelles, France
French composer married to Albert Domange
Bonito, Deliafl. 1723 composer who worked in Naples, Italy
Boniventi (or Bonevente, Bonavente, Benevent), Giuseppec.1670-73
Venice, Italy
after 1727
Venice, Italy
Italian composer
Bonnal, (Joseph-)Ermend
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Jul. 1880
Bordeaux, France
14 Aug. 1944
Bordeaux, France
disciple of Fauré, French composer, symphonic orchestra conductor and church organist. He loved popular instrumental music and dances from the Belle-Epoque era, and wrote some piano solos, mainly in the Ragtime idiom, under the pseudonym of Guy Marylis
Bonner, Eugene Macdonald1889
Washington, North Carolina, USA
 American composer, noted critic and sometime music editor of The Outlook
Bonnet, Joseph (Élie Georges Marie)1884
Bordeaux, France
1944
Quebec, Canada
student of Guilmant from 1901 to 1906, he became organist of the Church of Saint Eustache in Paris in March 1906 and won the first price for organ at the conservatory in July 1906. Bonnet was a close friend of Guilmant. He wrote a composition (Lamento) in memoriam of Guilmant's wife, and another piece (Pie Jesu) in memoriam of Guilmant. Bonnet succeeded Guilmant in 1911 as the organist of the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire in Paris. Bonnet was very famous as a concert organist, and he also published a lot of older organ music. The first Schott edition of Guilmant's works after his death was edited by Bonnet, in co-operation with Eaglefield Hull and Lemare
Bonno (or Bon, Bonno), Giuseppe [Josephus, Josef] (Johannes Baptizta)
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29 Jan. 1711
Vienna, Austria
15 Apr. 1788
Vienna, Austria
Austrian composer who was Kapellmeister to the Prince of Saxe-Hildburghausen and a prominent figure in Viennese musical life in his day when his works were often performed
Bononcini, Giovanni Maria1642
Modena, Italy
1678
Modena, Italy
composer and author of a treatise on music
Bononcini, Giovanni Battista18 Jul. 1670
Modena, Italy
9 Jul. 1747
Vienna, Austria
son of above; one of Handel's most successful rivals in the opera houses of London (1720-1732) as well as composing a funeral anthem for the Duke of Marlborough and several masses. He had to leave London after being proved a plagiarist, his career ending in Vienna where he died in poverty
Bononcini, Marc Antonio (really: Antonio Maria)18 Jun. 1677
Modena, Italy
8 Jul. 1726
Modena, Italy
like his brother (above) he was a successful composer of operas
Bononia, Bartholomeus de (or Bartolomeo da Bologna)
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fl. 15th century Italian composer, who, in one source (c.1410), is described as a Benedictine brother
Bonporti, Antonio Francesco (Buonporti)1672
Trent, Italy
1749
Padua, Italy
composer of instrumental music; it is believed that Bach took the term 'Invention' from Bonporti's Ten 'Inventions' for Violin and Figured Bass
Bons, Joel
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24 Dec. 1952
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 Dutch composer and guitarist
Bonsel, Adriaan
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4 Aug. 1918
Hilversum, The Netherlands
 Dutch flautist and composer
Bonsor, Brian
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21 Aug 1926
Hawick, Scotland
 who is very much in the debt of recorder ensembles for the many arrangements he makes for them and the catchy dance movements he has composed, things like Beguine, Rumba, Tango, Hoe-Down and Fiesta
Bontempi (or Angelini, Angelini-Bontempi), Giovanni Andrea
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c.1624
Perugia, Italy
1 Jul. 1705
Brufa, Torgiano, nr. Perugia, Italy
Italian composer
Boogaard, Bernard van den
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17 Jan. 1952
Castricum, The Netherlands
 Dutch composer
Boogers, Nathalie
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23 Nov. 1970
The Netherlands
 Dutch composer
Boogman, Wim
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1955
Gelderse Ijssel, The Netherlands
 Dutch composer
Boom, Johan [Jan] van15 Oct. 1807
Utrecht, The Netherlands
19 Mar. 1872
Stockholm, Sweden
Dutch composer
Boon, Dante
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1973
The Netherlands
 Dutch pianist and composer
Booren, Jo van den
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14 Mar. 1935
Maastricht, The Netherlands
 Dutch composer and conductor
Boorn-Coclet, Henriette15 Jan. 1866
Liège, Belgium
6 Mar. 1945
Liège, Belgium
Belgian composer and teacher
Booth, Josiah
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18521929organist and composer, particularly of hymns
Boott, Francis
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1813
Boston, Mass. USA
1904
Cambridge, Mass. USA
American composer, who studied in Florence, particularly known for his songs
Borch, Gaston Louis Christopher8 Mar. 1871
Guines, Pas de Calais, France
14 Feb. 1926
Stockholm, Sweden
French-born composer
Borchman, Alexander28 Mar. 1872
Moscow, Russia
13 Nov. 1940
Moscow, Russia
Russian physician and composer
Borck, Edmund von
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22 Feb. 1906
Wroclaw
16 Feb. 1944
nr. Nettuno
Polish composer
Borda, Luis
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18 Jul. 1955
Licoln, Argentina
 Argentinean guitarist and composer
Borden, David
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25 Dec. 1938
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
 American composer of minimalist music
Bordes, Charles (Marie Anne)
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12 May 1863
La Roche-Corbon, nr. Vouvray-sur-Loire, France
8 Nov. 1909
Toulon, France
organist; composed music for piano and orchestra as well as publishing collections of old church tunes and Basque folk tunes
Bordewijk-Roepman, Johanna (Suzanna Hendrina)4 Aug. 1892
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
8 Oct. 1971
's Gravenhage, The Netherlands
Dutch composer
Borek, Krzysztof
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 c. 1570
Cracow, Poland
Polish composer and singer in Cracow during the 16th century. Also there is documental evidence that he was a Rorantist prefect during the period 1556-1572. He may have died in Cracow, possibly around the early 1570s
Boretti, Giovanni Antonioc.1640
Rome, Italy
17 Dec. 1672
Venice, Italy
Italian composer
Borges (Requena), Raúl
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4 Feb. 1882
Caracas, Venezuela
24 Nov. 1967
Caracas, Venzuela
renowned Venezuelan pedagogue, guitarist and composer, mentor of several generations of Venezuelan guitarists
Borghese (or Borghesi, Borghesy), Antonio D. R.fl. 1776-1786 Italian composer born in Rome
Borghi, Giovanni Battista
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25 Aug. 1738
Camerino, Macerata
25 Feb. 1796
Loreto, Italy
Italian composer
Borgo, Elliot del
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27 Oct. 1938
Port Chester, New York, USA
 American composer for winds and strings. He is also in demand as a guest conductor. Del Borgo's primary instrument is percussion, which is apparent in his works composed as they focus much around the intricate percussion parts using an immense variety of instruments and complex rhythms. His style of writing has a rhythmic atonal quality
Borgström, Hjalmar
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23 Mar. 1864
Christiania, Norway
5 Jul. 1925
Oslo, Norway)
Norwegian composer
Borkovec, Pavel10 Jun. 1894
Prague
22 Jul. 1972
Prague
Czecg composer
Borkowski, Bohdan7 Nov. 1852
Teczynek, nr. Kraków, Poland
6 Nov. 1901
Warsaw, Poland
Polish composer
Borkowski, Carsten
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21 Jun. 1965
Lübeck, Germany
 German composer
Borlenghi, Enzo20 Mar. 1908
Riva sul Garda, Italy
 Italian composer
Borlet, (Johan Robert Trebor)
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fl. 1380-1409 author of the ballad En seumeillant written to celebrate the conquest of Sardinia by Juan I of Aragon (1389) who may be the same as Trébol (Trebol being an anagram of Borlet) a French composer who was in the service of Martin V of Aragon in 1409. His Hé tres doulz roussignol belongs to the genre of the bird imitation piece. Another unascribed version of the same piece (Ma tredol rosignol) is quite different in mood and style; the nightingale in the first, 4-part, piece is gentle and pensive while that in the second, in 3 parts, is gay and extrovert
Born, Bertran de
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1140
Autafort, France
by 1215
Dalon Abbey
a baron from the Limousin in France, and one of the major Occitan troubadours of the twelfth century. His œuvre consists of about forty-seven works, thirty-six unanimously attributed to him in the manuscripts, and eleven uncertain attributions
Born lo Filhs, Bertran de
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c.1179
Autafort, France
1233a Limousin knight and troubadour, he wrote two sirventes and has three other works attributed to him. He was the son of the famous troubadour Bertran de Born and his first wife, Raimonda, born shortly after their marriage in 1179
Borne, François
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1840
France
1920French composer (it is possible that Fernand le Borne and Francois Borne are one and the same person). Borne was professeur de flûte at the Conservatoire in Toulouse at the end of the nineteenth century. He was well known in the early twentieth century as an essayist on flute design and is credited in part with the invention of many devices to improve the Boehm-system flute still in use today, including the split-E mechanism found on many modern flutes.
Bornelh, Giraut de
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c.1138
France
1215also known as Guiraut de Borneil(l), was a troubadour, born to a lower class family in the Limousin, probably in Bourney, near Excideuil. Connected with the castle of the Viscount of Limoges, his skill earned him the nickname of Master of the Troubadours
Bornschein, Franz Carl10 Feb. 1879
Baltimore, USA
8 Jun. 1948
Baltimore, USA
American composer
Borodin, Alexander Porphyrjevich (Borodine)
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12 Nov. 1833
St. Petersburg, Russia
27 Feb. 1887
St. Petersburg, Russia
illegitimate son of a prince, medical doctor and professor of chemistry, pupil of Balakirev; was a member of 'The Five', writing 2 symphonies with a third completed by Glazunov, 2 string quartets, songs, piano music and an opera, Prince Igor, also left unfinished but completed by Rimsky-Korsakov
Boroni (or Baroni, Borroni, Buroni, Burroni), Antonio1738
Rome, Italy
21 Dec. 1792
Rome. Italy
Italian composer
Borowski, Felix10 Mar. 1872
Burton, England
6 Sep. 1965
Chicago, USA
English-born violinist who composed for orchestra, chamber groups and voice
Borradori, Pietro
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1965
Milan, Italy
 Italian composer
Børresen, (Aksel Ejnar) Hakon
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2 Jun. 1876
Copenhagen, Denmark
6 Oct. 1954
Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish composer
Borri (or possibly Borzio), Carlofl. 1670 Italian composer
Borris, Siegfried 4 Nov. 1906
Berlin, Germany
23 Aug. 1987
Berlin, Germany
German composer
Borroff, Edith1925 was born into a musical family, she entered the American Conservatory of Music (Chicago) when she was 16, earning both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees there. In 1958 she received a Ph. D. in Music History from the University of Michigan. In 1973, Borroff joined the faculty of SUNY-Binghamton, where she taught until her retirement in 1992. She has authored more than 15 books and over 100 papers and articles on a wide range of historical and theoretical topics
Borrono, Pietro Paolo
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c.1490
Milan, Italy
c.1563
Milan, Italy
Italian lutenist and composer
Borstlap, John
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1950 Dutch composer and writer on music
Bortkiewicz, Sergei
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28 (Old Style 16) Feb. 1877
Kharkov, Ukraine
25 Oct. 1952
Vienna, Austria
Bortkiewicz' style was very much influenced by Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, early Scriabin, Rachmaninoff and Russian folklore. He was unaffected by the musical trends of the 20th century. He never saw himself as a modernist
Bortnyansky (or Bortniansky, Bortnianski, Bortnjanski), Dmitri (Stepanovich)28 Oct. 1751
Glukhov, Ukraine, Russia
10 Oct. 1825
St. Petersburg, Russia
sent to Italy to be trained as a singer by Catherine the Great; composer of church music and some instrumental works and operas in the Italian style
Bortolotti, Mauro26 Nov. 1926
Narni, Terni
 Italian composer
Börtz, Daniel
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8 Aug. 1943
Osby, Hässleholm
 Swedish composer
Borup-Jorgensen, Axel
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1924
Hjrring, Denmark
 Danish composer
Borzio (or Bortio, possibly Borri), Carlofl. 1676 Italian composer born in Lodi near Milan
Bos, Ruud
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8 Feb. 1936
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 Dutch composer
Bosanac, Franjoc. 1490
Bosnia
unknownearly Croatian composer
Bosch, Pieter Jozef van den1736
Hoboken, Belgium
19 Feb. 1803AnversBelgian composer and organist
Boschetti, Giovanni Boschettobefore 1616
Viterbo
22 May 1622
Loreto, Italy
Italian composer
Boscovich, Alexander Uriah1908
Romania
5 Nov. 1964
Israel
works include a violin concerto, an oboe concerto, Semetic Suite for orchestra or piano and songs
Bose, Fritz
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19061975German ethnomusicologist
Bose, Hans-Jürgen von
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24 Dec. 1953
Munich, Germany
 German composer
Bosmans, Henriette
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6 Dec. 1895
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 Jul. 1952
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dutch composer
Bossi, (Marco) Enrico
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25 Apr. 1861
Salò, Lake Garda, Italy
20 Feb. 1925
died at sea
organist; noted composer for his instrument, also a composer of operas and oratorios
Bossi, (Rinaldo) Renzo9 Apr. 1883
Como, Italy
2 Apr. 1965
Milan, Italy
son of above; important composer and teacher of composition
Bosveld, Jan
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5 Feb. 1963
Rheden, The Netherlands
 Dutch composer
Bott, Jean Joseph9 Mar. 1826
Kassel
28 Apr. 1895
New York, USA
German composer
Böttcher, Eberhard
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1934
Berlin, Germany
 German-born composer who lives in Norway
Bottée de Toulmon, Auguste15 May 1797
Paris, France
22 Mar. 1850
Paris, France
French composer
Bottegari, Cosimo
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15541620Italian singer and lutenist
Bottenberg, Wolfgang
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9 May 1930
Frankfurt, Germany
 German composer
Bottesini, Giovanni22 Dec. 1821
Lombardy, Italy
7 Jul. 1889
Parma, Italy
virtuoso double-bass player; wrote many fine works for this neglected instrument, also operas and oratorios, as well as leading a successful career as an opera conductor
Botti, Susan
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1962 American singer and composer. In 2005, Susan Botti won the Prix de Rome (musical composition) and spent eleven months in residency at the American Academy in Rome
Boubee, Albert
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1850
Naples, Italy
1909
London, U.K.
Italian born cellist and composer. In 1867 Boubee chose London as his residence, where he became completely naturalised, though from time to time he has accepted engagements abroad. He worked on several occasions with the orchestras at Spa and Scarborough, and travelled in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark as a concert player, but he devotes himself chiefly to the sphere of work which he has made for himself in the English capital. Of his Cello compositions, which consist of several solo pieces, the best known in England is La Gymnastique du Violoncelliste
Boublil, Alain
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1941
Tunisia
 librettist, best known for his collaborations with the composer Claude-Michel Schönberg
Bouchard, Linda
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21 May 1957
Val-d'Or, Quebec, Canada
 French-Canadian composer
Boucher, Roger13 Jun. 1885
Neubourg, France
1916
Charleroi
a pupil of Guilmant and Widor, he became organist of the Eglise Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin in Paris. Roger Boucher died at the Battle of Charleroi in 1916. He published only one composition, a Cantabile for organ in book two of Les Maitres Contemporains de l'Orgue published in 1911
Boucourechliev, André1925
Bulgaria
 composer of chamber music who became naturalised French in 1956
Boufil (Bouffil, Bouffils, Bonfil), Jacques Jules
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14 May 1783
Muret, France
1868French clarinetist and composer
Boughton, Rutland
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23 Jan. 1878
Aylesbury, England
25 Jan. 1960
London, England
composer most famous for his opera, The Immortal Hour
Bouhalassa, Ned
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25 Aug. 1962
Le Mans, France
 a composer of electroacoustic music, film scores, and television scores
Bouin, Jean-François
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fl. early 18th-century composer of Les folies d'Espagne avec 18 variations pour un violon, une flute, un haubois, un pardessus de violle, une veille ou une musette (flute a bec soprano ou tenor) accompagnement de clavecin ou de guitare (1739)
Boulanger, Georges
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18 Apr. 1893
Tulcea, Romania
3 JUn. 1958
Olivios City, Argentina
violinist (a pupil of Leopold Auer), teacher and composer particular of light music including Avant de Mourir, which was, later, known as My Prayer. In 1958, this work remained at the top of the American broadcasting stations´ ranking over a 21-week period. His composing style combined gypsy music, Balkan folklore and Viennese waltzes
Boulanger, Lili (properly: Marie-Juliette)
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21 Aug. 1893
Paris, France
15 Mar. 1918
Mézy, Seine-et-Oise, France
studied with her sister (above) and others, the first woman to win the 'Prix de Rome'; like her sister, a composer of symphonic poems, a cantata Faust and Helen, and choral works written before her early death
Boulanger, Nadia
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16 Sep. 1887
Paris, France
22 Oct. 1979
Paris, France
composer and conductor, herself a student of Gabriel Fauré, began her teaching career as an Assistant Professor of Harmony at the Paris Conservatory in 1909. She was appointed Professor of Harmony at l'école normale de musique de Paris in 1919. When the American Conservatory was founded in Fountainebleau in 1921, she became Professor of Composition and Orchestration; in addition to her normal schedule, she received, in her home on rue Ballu, an untold number of students from around the world
Boulez, Pierre
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26 Mar. 1925
Montbrison, France
 pupil of Messiaen; a composer of advanced music derived originally from extended twelve-tone techniques but later including the exploration of mathematical relationships, as well a being an outstanding orchestral conductor of music from all periods
Boulnois, Joseph (-Élie-Louis-Eugène)28 Jan. 1884
Verneuil, France
20 Oct. 1918
Chalaines, France
French composer and organist who was killed in the Battle of Chalaines during the First World War
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Boulogne, Joseph
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25 Dec. 1745
Guadeloupe
10 Jun. 1799
Paris, France
the Chevalier de Saint-Georges (sometimes spelled Saint-George), composer, conductor and violinist, one of the most important figures in the Paris musical scene in the second half of the eighteenth century, he was also famous as a swordsman and equestrian. Known as the 'Black Mozart' or the 'Voltaire of music' he was one of the earliest musicians of the European classical type known to have African ancestry
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Bouman, Antonius Johannes Alphonsus
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18 Oct. 1854
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
23 Mar. 1906
Wassenaar, The Netherlands
Studied violoncello (from 1868) with O.Eberle and W. Bargiel in Rotterdam. As ‘pensionnaire’ (at the expense of the King) he studied (from 1873) with A. Lindner in Hannover, Fr. Grützmacher in Dresden, Joseph. Servais in Bruxelles and lastly in 1876 in Paris with L. Jacquard. Lived in Pau (1877), then for three years in London(concerts in Alexandra Palace and Covent Garden). Returned 1881 to live in Utrecht as teacher and performer. Summer 1891 he became solo-cellist of the Berliner Philharmoniker and lived in Berlin until summer 1893. Lived in The Hague and became teacher at the Royal Conservatoire of Music and also at the Rotterdam Toonkunst Music School after the death of his teacher O. Eberle. [information supplied by René C.G. Bouman, Utrecht The Netherlands, email rcg.bouman@xs4all.nl]
Bouman, Hendrick
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1951
The Netherlands
 Dutch harpsichordist, conductor and composer of music written in the baroque and classical idioms of the 17th & 18th centuries
Bouman, Leon Carolus
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18521919Dutch composer
Bouman, Paul
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26 Aug. 1918
Hamburg, Minnesota, USA
 American organist, choral director and composer
Bourdon, Émile
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15 Feb. 1884
La Palisse, Allier, France
11 Jul. 1974
Combloux, France
French composer and organist, Emile Bourdon studied with Guilmant until 1911. For health reasons he had to leave the conservatory in 1911 to stay in a sanatorium. He lived as an organist in Monaco, where he played the Mutin organ of the Cathedral, inaugurated by himself on April 8, 1922. He was professor for organ at the Conservatory in Nice until 1951. Emile Bourdon retired as cathedral organist in 1968. Marcel Dupré and Emile Bourdon were close friends
Bourdon, Petrus
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  composer whose work appears in Harmonice Musices Odhecaton A (1501), the first book printed by Ottaviano Petrucci, using the invention of music printing with moveable type
Bourdon, Rosario
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6 Mar. 1885
Longueuil, near Montreal, Canada
24 Apr. 1961
New York, USA
Canadian conductor, cellist, arranger, composer and record company executive, who was naturalized a US citizen in 1922
Bourgault-Ducoudray, Louis (Albert)2 Feb. 1840
Nantes, France
4 Jul. 1910
Paris, France
choral conductor; also a composer of choral works and operas
Bourgeois, Derek
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16 Oct. 1941
Kingston, London, England
 he has composed nineteen symphonies, fourteen concertos, several other extended orchestral works, seven major works for chorus and orchestra, two operas and a musical. As well as a considerable quantity of chamber, vocal and instrumental music, he has composed twelve extended works for Brass Band and six symphonies for Symphonic Wind Band. He has also written a considerable amount of music for television productions
Bourgeois, Loys (Louis)
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1510/15
France
1559 or latera French composer and music theorist of the Renaissance. He is most famous as the one most responsible for the tunes in the Genevan Psalter, the source for the hymns of both the Reformed Church in England and the Pilgrims in America. In the original versions by Bourgeois, the music is monophonic, in accordance with the dictates of John Calvin, who disapproved not only of counterpoint but of any multiple parts; Bourgeois though did also provide four-part harmonizations, but they were reserved for singing and playing at home. Many of the four-part settings are syllabic and chordal, a style which has survived in many Protestant church services to the present day. In addition, the Protestant doxology known as the Old 100th, one of the most famous melodies in all of Christendom, is commonly attributed to him
Bourges (de), Clementine1561
Lyons
 ranked high among the intellectual leaders of the time, including for her musical skill. Said to have been a master of many instruments and published in the organ collection of J. Paix
Bourges, Philippon de (see Basiron, Philippe)   
Bourgogne (de), Marie14571482French composer
Bourguignon, Francis de29 May 1890
St. Gilles, Brussels, Belgium
11 Apr. 1961
Brussels, Belgium
composer and pianist; compositions include piano concertos, songs and chamber music, many exploring polytonality
Bourne, Ena1883
Australia
1974
England
active in England from around 1912 as a concert and recording artiste, her compositions included lighter piano pieces: Caprice, Humoreske, Petite Valse Caprice, A Little Song, Cradle Song and performed by the composer in Doncaster in November 1915, Gavotte and Scherzo
Bousquet, Georges12 Mar. 1818
Perpignan, France
15 Jun. 1854
St. Cloud, nr. Paris, France
French composer
Bousset, Jean-Baptiste1662
Dijon, France
3 Oct. 1725
Paris, France
French composer
Bouteiller, Pierre
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c.1655
France
c.1717
France
he is known to have been director of music at the cathedral of Troyes in Champagne in 1687. Seven years later he held the same post in Châlons-sur-Marne. After a short stay back in Troyes he went to Paris in 1698, where he established himself as a player of the viola da gamba and other instruments. In 1704 a Te Deum by Bouteiller was performed in Paris, but this work has disappeared
Boutmy, Guillaume
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15 Jun. 1723
Brussels, Belgium
22 Jan. 1791
Brussels, Belgium
Belgian composer, organist and keyboard player
Boutmy, Jean Baptiste Joseph
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1725
Brussels, Belgium
c.1775
Cleeves, Belgium
Belgian keyboard player and composer
Boutmy, Josse
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1697
Ghent, Belgium
1779
Brussels, Belgium
organist and harpsichordist of the Austrian Netherlands who established himself in Brussels. He worked in St Gudule's church (1719), with the Prince of Thurn and Taxis (1736) and at the chapel royal of Brussels (1744). Born into a musical family, his grandfather, father, brother and sons were all musicians
Boutmy, Laurent-François
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19 Jun. 1756
Brussels, Belgium
3 Nov. 1838
Brussels, Belgium
Belgian composer
Boutry, Roger
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27 Feb. 1932
Paris, France
 French composer, teacher, conductor and pianist
Bouvadinska, Mme  she had works published in Paris in 1740
Bouvard (or Bouvart), François
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c.1683
Lyons, France
2 Mar. 1760
Paris, France
French composer
Bouwman, Nicolaas Arie
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18541941Dutch composer
Bouzignac, Guillaume
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before 1592
Narbonne, France
after 1641French composer. a leading figure in early 17th-century church music
Bovet, Hermine1842
Germany
 composer of a piano method that went through several editions
Bovicelli, Giovanni Battista
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c.1550
Assisi, Italy
after 1594
Italy
Italian composer, singer and music theoretician
Bovy-Lysberg [Bovy, Lysberg], Charles-Samuel1 Feb. 1821
Lysberg, cnr. Geneva, Switzerland
15 Feb. 1873
Geneva, Switzerland
Swiss composer
Bowater, Helen
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1952
Wellington, New Zealand
 New Zealand composer
Bowen, Edwin York
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22 Feb. 1884
London, UK
11 Nov. 1961
London, UK
fine pianist and organist who also played of the violin and horn. A composer of conservative romantic works for piano, orchestra and chamber ensembles, including 3 piano concertos
Bowie, David (born: David Robert Jones)
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8 Jan. 1947
London, England
 English musician, actor, producer, arranger and audio engineer
Bowie, Lester
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11 Oct. 1941
Frederick, Maryland, USA
9 Nov. 1999
Brooklyn, NY, USA
American jazz trumpeter and composer
Bowles, Paul (Frederic)30 Dec. 1910
Jamaica, New York, USA
18 Nov. 1999
Tangier, Morocco
American-born composer, translator, and author of novels and short stories in which violent events and psychological collapse are recounted in a detached and elegant style. His protagonists are often Europeans or Americans who are maimed by their contact with powerful traditional cultures. Bowles began publishing Surrealist poetry in the Parisian magazine transition at the age of 16. After briefly attending the University of Virginia, he traveled to Paris, where his interests turned to music. In 1929 he returned to New York and began studying musical composition under Aaron Copland. Bowles became a sought-after composer, writing music for more than 30 theatrical productions and films. During this time, he also became a member of the loose society of literary expatriates in Europe and North Africa and started writing short stories. In the late 1940s, he and his wife, writer Jane Bowles, settled in Tangier, Morocco, a city that became his most potent source of inspiration. There, he wrote his first novel, The Sheltering Sky (1949; film, 1990), a harsh tale of death, rape, and sexual obsession. It became a best-seller and made Bowles a leading figure in the city's expatriate artistic community
Bowman, Euday L.
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9 Nov. 1887
Fort Worth, TX, USA
26 May 1949
New York, NY, USA
orchestral arranger and composer of ragtime compositions, the most famous being Twelfth Street Rag
Bowman, Kim
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1957
Margaret River, Western Australia
 Australian composer based in The Netherlands
Boxberg, Christian Ludwig24 Apr. 1670
Sondershausen
1 Dec. 1729
Görlitz
German composer
Boyce, Williambap. 11 Sep. 1711
London, England
7. Feb. 1779
London, England
pupil of Greene, organist and master of the orchestra of George III; although overtaken by deafness in later life he had by then composed a large quantity of religious and secular music, including 8 symphonies
Boyd, Anne (Elizabeth)
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10 Apr. 1946
Sydney, Australia
 Australian composer and Professor of Music at the University of Sydney
Boyd, Elisabethfl. 1739-1744 composer
Boydell, Brian
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17 Mar. 1917
Howth, Ireland
8 Nov. 2000
Howth, Ireland
Irish composer whose works include orchestral pieces, chamber music, and songs. He was professor of music at Trinity College, Dublin for 20 years, founder of the Dowland Consort, conductor of the Dublin Orchestral Players, and a prolific broadcaster and writer on musical matters
Boyer, Cyprien16 Mar. 1853
Saint-Martial-de-Nabirat, Dordogne, France
9 Sep. 1926
Perigueux, France
French composer and oranist, Cyprien Boyer was organist of the Petit Séminaire in Bergerac
Boyer, Peter
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1970
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
 American composer
Boyle, Malcolm
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1902
Windsor, England
1976British organist and composer
Boyleau, Simon
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fl. 1544-1586 French composer of the Renaissance, active in northern Italy. A prolific composer of madrigals as well as sacred music, he was closely connected with the court of Marguerite of Savoy. He was also the earliest documented choirmaster at the church of Santa Maria presso San Celso in Milan
Boyvin, Jacques
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c. 1649
Paris, France
1706
Rouen, France
after practising at the Quinze-Vingt, Boyvin was appointed organist at the cathedral of Rouen after a competitive examination in 1674. He is one of the very few organists outside the capital (but much in contact with Paris) whose compositions are known. In 1700, he wrote a treatise on the art of accompaniment published by Ballard
Bozay, Attila
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11 Aug. 1939
Baltonfuezfoe, Hungary
14 Sep. 1999
Hungary
works include Outcries for tenor and chamber ensemble, Variations for piano and Symphonic Pieces for orchestra
Bozic, Darijan29 Apr. 1933
Slavonski Brod
 Yugoslavian composer
Bozza, Eugène (Joseph)
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4 Apr. 1905
Nice, France
28 Sep. 1991
Valenciennes, France
made an early impact at the Paris Conservatoire as a brilliant violinist and conductor, gaining recognition as a composer when he won the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1934. Although he went on to write five symphonies and several operas and ballets, like many French composers he spent much of his life as an academic, becoming head of the Valenciennes Conservatoire in 1948. In this capacity he wrote much of the wind chamber music for which he is now best known