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8 Feb. 1941
Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan
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Saar, Louis Victor10 Dec. 1868
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
23 Nov. 1937
St. Louis, USA
after completing a degree in history and literature (1885) and later one in music from the Munich Conservatory where his principal teacher was Josef Rheinberger, Saar continued his studies in Vienna, Leipzig and Berlin, before settling in New York in 1894, where for many years he was an accompanist at The Metropolitan Opera and later teacher of theory at various institutions in that city and elsewhere in USA. Antonín Dvorák offered him a job to teach harmony and counterpoint at the National Conservatory from 1896 to 1898. In 1917 he joined the faculty of the Chicago Musical College and in 1934 he moved to the St. Louis Institute of Music, where he remained until his death. As a composer he is hardly remembered today - but if he were, it would be for his Psalm CXXVIII for solo, chorus and orchestra and other choral pieces. He also left an orchestral suite: From The King of the Great North West, Three Silhouettes, the suite Rococo op. 27 (1915) and other orchestral works, chamber music (Piano quartet op. 39; Violin sonata op. 44; Piano trio op. 97; Cello sonata, op. 121), violin and piano pieces and songs such as, Song of Consolation (1912)
Saar, Mart
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28 Sep. 1882
Hüpassaare, Estonia
28 Oct. 1963
Tallinn, Estonia
Estonian composer, who composition with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Aleksander Ljadov, who though a composer in a wide range of genres is best known for his piano music as well as for his pioneering work as a collector of old Estonian folk songs
Saariaho, Kaija
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14 Oct. 1952
Helsinki, Finland
 one of Finland's internationally most successful composers, and she also leads an international lifestyle. She first studied with Paavo Heininen at the Sibelius Academy and went on to study with Brian Ferneyhough and Klaus Huber in Freiburg. She settled in Paris in 1982 and has lived there ever since, only a stone's throw away from the famous studios of Ircam, an important base for her career
Saban, Antun Tomislav1 Jan. 1971
Zagreb, Croatia
 studied composition at the Zagreb Music Academy in the class of Professor Kempf, and graduated from Vienna High School of Music and Drama with Erod. Saban is both a composer and an arranger as well as being Head of the Croatian Composers Society
Sabaneyev (or Sabanejev, Sabaneev, Sabanejew), Leonid Leonidovich1 Oct. 1881
Moscow, Russia
3 May 1968
Antibes, France
Russian-born musicologist and composer
Sabata, Victor (Vittorio)de
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10 Apr. 1892
Trieste, Italy
11 Dec. 1967
Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
Italian composer and conductor
Sabino, Francesco
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Sabino, Giovanni Maria
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Sabio, Alfonso el
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Sacchini, Antonio
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14 Jun. 1730
Florence, Italy
6 Oct. 1786
Paris, France
Italian opera composer
Sachsen-Julich-Cleve (von), Anna Maria16271669composer
Sacré, Louis-Joseph (real name: Louis-Joseph Berlot)
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8 Dec. 1810
Brussels, Belgium
30 May 1891
Etterbeck, Belgium
Belgian composer and conductor
Sacton, Robert
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Sadikov, Oltun
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1947 composer and conductor, son of Tolibjon Sadikov
Sadikov, Tolibjon
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14 Mar. 1907
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
1957studied composition with Viktor Uspensky and then, in Moscow, with Reinold Glière. He founded the Uzbek Composers Union in 1934, wrote the first Uzbek opera Leili and Mejnun in 1939, composed over 100 songs and film scores
Sadikova, Aziza
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6 Oct. 1978
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
 Uzbek organist, pianist, composer and conductor, grand-daughter of Tolibjon Sadikov. Her work includes mainly chamber, choral, vocal and piano works
Sadze, Christianus14101490Flemish music theorist
Saebelmann Kunileid, Aleksander
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Saegusa, Shigeaki
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Saeverud, Harald
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Saeys, Eugène10 Sep. 1887
Ixelles, Belgium
22 Aug. 1969
Bruxelles, Belgium
Belgian composer and teacher
Saffery, Eliza (Mrs. Henry Shelton)fl. early 19th century
England
 composer of songs
Safonov (or Safonoff), Vasily Ilyich
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6 Feb. 1852
Itschory, Russia
27 Feb. 1918Russian pianist, teacher, conductor and composer
Sager, Brian5 Nov. 1964
Madison, WI, USA
 American composer
Sagreras, Julio
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Sahakdustfl. early 700s Armenian woman composer
Sahl, Michael
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Saikkola, Lauri
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31 Mar. 1906
Viiruri, Finland
24 Sep. 1995
Helsinki, Finland
he began his symphonic career before the Second World War. His output blends Neo-Classical elements into a National Romantic style. He wrote a total of ten Symphonies (1939–89), and twelve Sinfoniettas in his late period
Saint Circ, Uc de
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Saint-Croix (de), Mlle  theatre performances of her operettas took place in France between 1873-1875
Saint-Didier (Comtesse de)1790
France
 wrote a successful cantata in 1820
Sainte-Colombe, Monsieur de
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1640
France
1690
France
a celebrated player of the viol. He is most likely one and the same with Jean de Sainte-Colombe, and father to Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe le fils. He is known only through a handful of contemporary references, one of which attributes to him the innovation of adding a seventh (AA) string to the bass viol. Jean Rousseau stated that Sainte-Colombe "perfected" the art of viol playing. Marais wrote Tombeau pour Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe, published in 1701, for him. Sainte-Colombe presumably also taught his own children: he is said to have given concerts at his home at which he and his two daughters played in consort
Sainte-Colombe, Sieur de 'le fils'
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Saint-Georges, Joseph Boulogne
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Saint-Ghislain, Arnulphus de
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fl. 1400 Flemish music theorist, possibly a composer, who came almost certainly from Saint-Ghislain
Saint Godric
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Saint-Luc, Jacques de
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19 Sep. 1616
Ath, Belgium
c.1710
Vienne
Belgian lutenist and composer
Saint Quentin, Huon de
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13th century medieval French composer associated with music of the Crusades
Saint-Saens, Camille
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9 Oct. 1835
Paris, France
16 Dec. 1921
Algiers, Algeria
French composer and performer, best known for his orchestral work The Carnival of the Animals
Saint-Trond, Rodolphe dec.1070
possibly Moustier-sur-Sambre, Flanders
1138Flemish composer and music theorist
Saint Victor, Adam of
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 1146prolific poet and composer of Latin hymns and sequences, he is believed to have sparked the expansion of the poetic and musical repertoire in the Notre Dame school with his strongly rhythmic and imagery-filled poetry
Sainton-Dolby, Charlotte Helen1821
London
1885contralto soloist at a London Philharmonic concert in 1842. Also a composer who wrote a large number of songs and founded a vocal school in London in 1872
Sainz de la Maza, Eduardo
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1903
Burgos, Spain
1982
Barcelona, Spain
the younger brother of Regino Sainz de la Maza who premiered Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, from the end of the 1950s dedicated himself to composition and teaching
Sakac, Branimir
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5 Jun. 1918
Zagreb, Yugoslavia
29 Dec. 1979
Zagreb, Yugoslavia
Yugoslavian composer
Sakai, Itaru
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24 Mar. 1970
Osaka, Japan
 Japanese composer
Sakamoto, Ryuichi
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17 Jan. 1952
Nakano, Tokyo, Japan
 an Academy Award-winning, Grammy-winning, Golden Globe-winning Japanese musician, composer, producer and actor, based in New York and Tokyo.
Sakhnovsky, Yuri Sergeyevich1866
Moscow, Russia
1930Russian composer and writer
Sala, Oskar
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18 Jun 1910
Germany
26 Feb. 2002
Germany
20th century German composer and a pioneer of electronic music who played an instrument called the trautonium, a predecessor to the synthesiser
Salaber, Piotr
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30 Jul. 1966
Wroclaw, Poland
 Polish composer, pianist and conductor who has written music for theatre, TV and movies
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Salaks, Vilnis
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18 Jan. 1939
Riga, Latvia
 Latvian composer
Salas y Castro, Esteban
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25 Dec. 1725
Havan, Cuba
14 July 1803
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Cuban composer of religious music
Salazar, Álvaro
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1938
Porto, Portugual
 Portuguese composer
Salazar, Diego Jose de
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c.1659
Spain
25 Jun. 1709
Seville, Spain
Spanish composer who was maestro de capilla of the cathedral in Seville for many years
Salé (or Sallé), Adrien Trudon (Trudo)bap. 6 Jun. 1722
Saint-Trond, Belgium
19 Mar. 1782
Averbode, Belgium
Belgian composer and organist
Sale, Sophia 1869
Westminster, UK
a choirmaster, organist and teacher who composed hymns and songs
Salgán, Horacio
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15 Jun. 1916
Buenos Aires, Argentina
 Argentine pianist, composer, orchestra leader, and arranger who specializes in tango music
Salieri, Antonio
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18 Aug 1750
Legnago, Italy
7 May 1825
Vienna, Austria
composer and conductor, as well as one of the most important and famous musicians of his time
Salieri, Francesco
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Salinas, Horacio
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Lautro, Chile Multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music director of Andes folk group Inti Illimani
Salinis, Hymbert de
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1378-1384
Salins, Flanders
after 1413Flemish composer
Sallé, Adrien Trudon (Trudo) (see Salé (or Sallé), Adrien Trudon (Trudo))   
Sallinen, Aulis
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9 Apr. 1935
Salmi, Finland (now Russia)
 he wrote his first compositions in the late 1950s, at the time of the advent of Modernism in Finnish music. Sallinen initially wrote orchestral and chamber music, but with Ratsumies (The Horseman) his focus shifted to opera
Salmanov, Vadim
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4 Nov. 1912
St. Petersburg, Russia
27 Feb. 1978
St. Petersburg, Russia
teacher and composer whose early works are marked by a broad Russian melodism, with an harmonic structure following the models of Prokofiev and Shostakovich. From 1960 he adopted more advanced techniques, including polyphony
Salmenhaara, Erkki
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12 Mar. 1941
Helsinki, Finland
19 Mar. 2002
Helsinki, Finland
always a composer of extremes, for a time the most radical Modernist, then a master of ceremonies at 'nursery concerts', sao too in his new style he went to extremes, progressing beyond free-tonality to a sort of neo-tonality or neo-simplicity that is something quite different from 'traditionalism' or a 'return to the past'. One might call him unique among Finnish composers, a sort of musical dissenter. In his radical early period, Salmenhaara experimented with a variety of composition techniques not yet widely used in Finland, such as aleatorics and playing the piano directly on the strings, as in Suoni successivi (1962) for piano. The Concerto for Two Violins (1963) makes use of electronic amplification, resulting reportedly in "spine-chilling" sounds. Salmenhaara also invented an instrument called the ferrophone, which remained a curiosity
Salomon, Johann Peter
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Salonen, Esa-Pekka
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30 Jun. 1958
Helsinki, Finland
 better known as a conductor than as a composer, although he originally began to study conducting to be able to conduct his own music, Salonen has performed an enormous body of music as a conductor — including a considerable amount of contemporary music. Even so, he has been able to cultivate his own voice as a composer. He took the whole of the year 2000 off from conducting in order to focus on composition
Salonen, Sulo Nikolai
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27 Feb. 1899
Finland
21 May 1976a choral composer of the older generation for whom dodecaphony was a rejuvenating force. He is best known for his sacred music; his earliest works show the influence of Bach and Gregorian chant. He experimented with dodecaphony in the organ work Toccata (1955). Later, for example in the Missa a cappella (1957) and the Requiem (1962), he did not apply row technique as such, but his dodecaphonic experiments had lent an increased chromatic flavour to his style
Saluzzi, Dino
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Salvatore, Giovanni
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Salvetti, Simone
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Salzburg, monch von
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Salzedo, Carlos
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Salzedo, Leonard
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Samama, Leo
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25 Mar. 1951
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
 Dutch administrator, teacher and composer, Samama graduated from the University of Utrecht in musicology and for a number of years studied composition with Rudolf Escher. In 1976/77 he continued his doctoral studies with a Rotary Foundation Grant at UCLA in Los Angeles, California, and lectured on Dutch music in the 20th Century (a.o. at UCLA and the University of Maryland). Leo Samama has taught the history of music and culture (history of art, philosophy and aesthetics) at the Utrecht Conservatory (1977-1988), lectured on ‘Musical criticism in theory and practice’ at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (1987-1989), was on the faculty of the Musicology Department of the Utrecht University, specializing in Music of the Twentieth Century and Musical Criticism (1988-1992), was a critic at De Volkskrant (1978-1984) and a correspondent of the Nieuwe Rotterdamse Courant/Handelsblad (1986-1990) (both leading newspapers in The Netherlands). Leo Samama was on the board of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam as the orchestra’s artistic advisor (1988-1994) and was head of the orchestra’s artistic department as a delegate of the board (1991-1993). Samama has also been artistic adviser of the Centrum Nederlandse Muziek (1988-1993) (an organisation that promotes Dutch music) and advisor of the broadcasting company NCRV (1992-1994)
Samara, Spiro
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Samazeuilh, Gustave
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Saminsky, Lazare8 Nov 1882
Odessa, Ukraine
20 Jun. 1959
Port Chester, NY, USA
Ukrainian born composer, conductor and writer on music
Samiou, Domna
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Samkopf, Kjell
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Sammartini, Giovanni Battista
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1700/1701
Milan, Italy
1775
Milan, Italy
an Italian composer, organist, choirmaster and teacher. He counted Gluck among his students, and was himself a prolific composer of 3 operas, over 70 symphonies, concertos and chamber music, which show, the symphonies especially, the beginnings of a change from the brief opera-overture style and the introduction of a new seriousness and use of thematic development that prefigure Haydn and Mozart. His earliest music was for liturgical use
Sammartini, Giuseppe
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1693/95
Milan, Italy;
c. 1750
London, England
an Italian composer and an oboist, brother of Giovanni Battista
Sammons, Albert
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Sammut, Eric
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Sampson, David
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1951
Charlottesville, Virginia
 American composer who was Composer-in-Residence with the Colonial Symphony Orchestra (1998-2003)
Sampson, Edgar
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31 Aug. 1907
New York City, USA
16 Jan. 1973
Englewood, New Jersey, USA
noted jazz musician, composer and arranger
Sampson, Richard
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c.14701554English churchman and composer who was Dean of the Chappell Royal (1516-54) and later, Bishop of Chichester, Coventry, and Lichfield, from 1536. Sampson has left two motets in a MS dating from c.1517-1520: a four-part Psallite felices, believed to have been written in honour of Henry VIII, and a five-part Quam pulchra es
Samson, René
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1948
Paramaribo, Surinam
 chemist who started composing at the age of 40. Since 1998 a small enthusiast group of musicians has regularly performed his music
Samuel
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fl. 10th century musician, possibly a composer, attached to the monastery of Bilsen, in Limbourg
Samuel, Gerhard
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20 Apr. 1924
Bonn, Germany
25 Mar. 2008
Seattle, Washington, USA
German-born composer and conductor
Samuel, Léopold5 May 1883
Saint-Gilles, Belgium
10 Mar. 1975
Uccle
Belgian composer and teacher
Samuel, Rhian
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1944
Aberdare, Wales
 composed around 80 published works, and her music has been performed in many countries, from Chile to Japan. She has also written about music; as co-editor of the New Grove (Norton) Dictionary of Women Composers, she has been at the forefront of issues concerning Gender and Music
Samuel-Rousseau, Alexandre (true name Samiel or Samuel Alexandre Rousseau)
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11 Jun. 1853Neuves-Maisons, France1 Oct. 1904
Paris, France
maitre de chapelle (director of music and choir director) at St-Clotilde in Paris, collaborating with Franck during the latter 15 years of Franck’s tenure as titulaire organist there. Composer of operas, masses, choral works, etc. Father of the noted composer Marcel Samuel-Rousseau (1882-1955)
Samuel-Rousseau, Marcel Louis Auguste
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18 Aug. 1882
Paris, France
11 Jun. 1955
Paris, France
son of French organist Samuel Rousseau (1853-1904), French composer and teacher
San, Herman van
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19 Mar. 1929
Malines, Belgium
26 Oct. 1975
Malines, Belgium
Belgian composer and music theorist
Sancan, Pierre
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24 Oct. 1916
Mazamet, France
20 Oct. 2008
Paris, France
French pianist, conductor and composer
Sances, Giovanni Felice
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c.1600
Italy
1679
Vienna, Austria
Italian composer who succeeded Antonio Bertali as imperial Kapellmeister in Vienna, a position that he held until his death
Sanchez, Chalino
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30 Aug. 1960
Sinaloa, Mexico
16 May 1992
Culiacán, Mexico
Mexican singer, songwriter and corridista
Sancho I, rei d.
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Sancho, Ignatius
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c.172914 Dec. 1780
Westminster, London, UK
composer, music theorist, actor, and writer, he is the first known Afro-Briton to vote in a British election. He gained fame in his time as "the extraordinary Negro", and to 18th century British abolitionists he became a symbol of the humanity of Africans and immorality of the slave trade
Sancto Johanne, Matheus de Sancto Josepho, Benedictus a
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Sanders, John
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Sandrin, Pierre
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c.1490
probably St. Marcel, nr. Paris, France
after 1561
probably Italy
a French composer of the Renaissance. He was a prolific composer of chansons in the middle of the 16th century, some of which were extremely popular and widely distributed. One of his chansons, Doulce memoire, became one of the most popular pieces of the entire 16th century, and exists in countless copies and arrangements in sources in many countries, including many for lute and for keyboard
Sandstrom, Jan
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Sandstrom, Sven David
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Sandvold, Arild
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Sandys, William
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Sani, Nicolà
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1961
Ferrera, Italy
 composer and journalist, works for Italian radio and television (RAI), movie (he has worked for M. Antonioni), audio-visual field and realises multimedia installations
Sankey, Stuart
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Santa Cruz, Antonio de
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Santa Maria, Tomás de
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Madrid, Spain1570
Ribadavia, Spain
a Spanish music theorist, organist and composer of the Renaissance. Little is known about his life except that he joined the Dominican order of friars in 1536, he was employed as an organist in various locales in mid-century, and he published his major work, Arte de tañer fantasía, a comprehensive work on keyboard technique of the time, in Valladolid in 1565
Santa Maria de los Conejos (see Wright, Mary C.)   
Santamaría, Ramón "Mongo"
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7 Apr. 1917
Havana, Cuba
1 Feb. 2003
Miami, Florida
Afro-Cuban Latin jazz percussionist, most famous for being the composer of the jazz standard Afro Blue
Santaolalla, Gustavo
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Santiago, Felipe Perez
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Santoliquido, Francesco
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Santoro, Claudio
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Santoso, Renadi
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06 Aug. 1964
Cologne, Germany
 specialist in gamelan cross-over, composer, teacher, performer and improvisor, who has been based in the Netherlands since 1969
Santos, Paulo Sergio dos
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Santos, Moacir
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8 Apr. 1924
Pernambuco, Brazil
 he started playing the clarinet at age 11. During the 1940s, working around Bahia, Ceará and Paraíba. By that time, he learned to play the saxophone. He joined Severino Araújo's Orquestra Tabajara and headed for Rio de Janeiro in 1948. He was soon hired by Rádio Nacional, remaining for 19 years. Besides being an excellent instrumentalist, he is also a maestro and arranger. He taught music to Roberto Menescal, Nara Leão, Sérgio Mendes and others, and in the 1950s and 60s, he wrote music with Vinicius de Moraes, Mário Telles and other simiilar figures. His debut album, "Coisas", was released in 1965 on the label Forma, and all of the tracks are named Coisa ('Thing'). He later wrote soundtracks, which led him to the United States, where he eventually settled. There, he works in the film industry and is a music professor
Santos Discepolo, Enrique
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Sanz, Gaspar
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4 Apr. 1640
Calanda
1710
Madrid, Spain
Spanish priest and musician who taught as professor of music at the University of Salamanca. He was organist to the viceroy of Naples and author of Instucción de música sobre la Guitarra Española
Sapellnikov, Vassily2 Nov. 1867
Odessa, Ukraine
17 Mar. 1941
San Remo, Italy
Ukrainian pianist and composer
Sapir, Naomi (Schemer-Sapir or Shemer-Saphir)
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1930
Kibbutz Kinneret, Palestine
26 June 2004
Tel Aviv, Israel
composer and songwriter, her most famous song being Y-Rushelayim Schel Zahav (Jerusalem, City of Gold). She was awarded the Israel Prize in 1983 for her contribution to music
Sapphofl. 612 BC
Ancient Greece
 composed women's laments
Sappho, pseudonym  composer who published in England in 1755
Sarasate, Pablo de
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10 Mar. 1844
Pamplona, Spain
28 Sep. 1908
Biarritz, France
one of the greatest of the 19th century violin virtuosos, worked closely with a number of composers and was the dedicatee and first performer of Bruch's Second Concerto and Scottish Fantasy, of Lalo's First Concerto and Symphonie Espagnole, and of Saint-Saëns Rondo Capriccioso. His own compositions were primarily showpieces for his phenomenal technique. The best known of these today is the Carmen Fantasy
Sarcoli, Alfredo
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Sarda, Albert
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Sarde, Philippe
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Sardinha, Anibal
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Sardonius (or Sardinony), Jean
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fl. first half 17th century Belgian composer
Sargent, Malcolm
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Sari, Jozsef
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Sarkisyan, V
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Sarly, Henry
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28 Dec. 1883
Tirlemont
3 Dec. 1954
Brussels, Belgium
Belgian composer, conductor and teacher
Sarmanto, Heikki
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22 Jun. 1939
Finland
 the first Finn to study at Berklee College of Music. He was first enrolled there in 1968–69, when his main teachers were Charlie Mariano and Herb Pomeroy. Meanwhile his studies with Margaret Chaloff were to have a decisive impact on his pianism. As a composer Heikki Sarmanto is an open-minded, forever curious experimenter whose works have in the course of their development acquired major proportions. Despite his studies at the University of Helsinki and the Sibelius Academy, he is still something of a self-taught composer. This has, on the other hand, led to an aversion for placing music in categories. The jazz tradition, classical music and uninhibited avant-garde tendencies are naturally woven together in his music
Sarri, Domenico
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Sarrier, Antonio
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Sars, Gerard
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Sarsfield, Michael (see Clifford, Hubert John)   
Sarti, Giuseppe
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Sarto, Johannes defl. first half 15th century Flemish priest and composer
Sarto, Mattheus (see Dusart, Mathieu)   
Sartorio, Antonio
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Sary, Laszlo
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Sas Andre
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  Peruvian composer. His compositions highlight the influence of native music
Sas Orchassal, André (Andrés)6 Apr. 1900
Paris, France
26 Aug. 1967
Lima, Peru
French-born later naturalised Peruvian composer, violinist, conductor, musicologist and teacher
Sasnauskas, Ceslovas
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Sasse, Karl Ernst
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Sateren, Leland
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Satie, Erik (Alfred Leslie)
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17 May 1866
Honfleur, France
1 Jul. 1925
Paris, France
a French composer, pianist and writer. He wrote articles for several periodicals; there appears to have been a brief period in the late 1880s during which he published articles under the pseudonym Virginie Lebeau
Sato, Michihiro
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Satoh, Somei
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Sauer, Arthur
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Sauer, Emil von
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Sauguet, Henri
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Saumell, Manuel
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Saunders, James
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Saunders, Max
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Saunders, Rebecca
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Sauter, Eddie19141981he arranged for "Red" Norvo, Benny Goodman, and the Sauter-Finegan bands, among others, and did the arranging of the Broadway musicals 1776 and Superman. His original compositions included the movie score Mickey One, Focus Suite, and the Tanglewood Concerto
Sauton, Jean-Baptiste 2 Feb. 1733
Mons, Belgium
Belgian composer and organist
Sauzay (or Sauzai, Sausay), (Charles) Eugène
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14 Jul. 1809
Paris, France
24 Jan. 1901French violinist and composer of instrumental and choral music, violin études; author of books on performance
Savage, Janec. 1780
England
c. 1830
England
flourished as a composer of harpsichord pieces and songs in England at the end of the 18th century. She was also a virtuoso keyboard player
Savage, (William) Dudley
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20 Mar. 1920
Gulval, Cornwall
25 Nov. 2008
Liskeard, Cornwall
organist, broadcaster, composer and arranger
Savall, Jordi
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Savenberg, Peter18 Jul. 1961
Uccle< Belgium
 Belgian composer
Savikangas, Max
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31 Mar. 1969
Finland
 Finnish composer and viola player
Savinio, Alberto
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Savari, Jean Nicolas
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Savolainen, Jarmo
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Savonarola, Girolamo
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Savouret, Alain
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1942
Le Mans, France
 pianist, conductor and composer, member of the IMEB College of Composers, and is particularly interested in the sociology of music and in improvisation, which he teaches at the Conservatory of Paris
Savvopoulos, Dionisis
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Sawer, David
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Sax, Adolphe
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Saxton, Robert
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Say, Fazil
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Saygun, Adnan
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Saylor, Bruce
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Sayve (or Saife, Sainne, Saive, Seave, Seyve), Lambertus (Lambert) de1549
Liege
1619
Linz, Austria
de Sayve came from a family of musicians originally from the region of Liège which was active in the 16th and 17th centuries. In his time, he was admired as composer, the theoretician and composer Michael Praetorius valued him highly. He wrote madrigals during his stay in Prague
Scaife, George Arthur
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Scarani, Giuseppe
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Scarlatti, Alessandro
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2 May 1660
Sicily, Italy
24 Oct. 1725
Naples, Italy
Baroque composer especially famous for his operas and chamber cantatas. He is considered the founder of the Neapolitan school of opera. He was the father of two other Baroque composers, Domenico Scarlatti and Pietro Filippo Scarlatti
Scarlatti, Domenico
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26 Oct. 1685
Naples, Italy
23 Jul. 1757
Madrid, Spain
Italian composer who spent much of his life in Spain and Portugal. He was extremely influential in the development of the Classical period in music through his individual style, though he lived mostly during the Baroque era
Scarlatti, Francesco
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1666
Palermo, Sicily
after 1741
possibly Dublin, Ireland
Italian composer, younger brother of Alessandro. He was appointed violinist of the Royal Chapel in 1684, where he remained seven years. After his marriage in 1691 he returned to Palermo, no doubt to take up various posts as maestro of different institutions in the city. By 1733 he was in Dublin, where he posted a notice in a newspaper, declining responsibility for the debts of his second wife, Jane “who hath elop'd from her husband.” He is last heard of in “distressful circumstances thro’ a long confinement by sickness” - the beneficiary of a benefit concert there in 1741
Scarlatti, Pietro Filippo
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5 Jan. 1679
Rome, Italy
22 Feb. 1750
Naples, Italy
Italian composer, organist and choirmaster
Scarmolin, Louis
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Scartazzini, Andrea Lorenzo
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Scelsi, Giacinto
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8 Jan. 1905
La Spezia, Italy
9 Aug. 1988
Rome, Italy
born to an aristocratic family living on an old estate in the country surrounding Naples in southern Italy, he had little formal musical training, he is now recognized as one of the most creative composers of the twentieth century. Scelsi's mature music is marked by a supreme concentration on single notes, combined with a masterly sense of form. Scelsi revolutionized the role of sound in western music - his best known work is the Quattro Pezzi per Orchestra, each on a single note. These single notes are elaborated through microtonal shadings, harmonic allusions, and variations in timbre and dynamics
Schaathun, Asbjorn
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Schacht, Theodor von
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Schaeffer, Pierre
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Schafer, Dirk
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Schafer, Murray
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Schaffen, Henri
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early 16th century French or Flemish composer known to have worked in Italy
Schaffer, Boguslaw
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6 Jun. 1929
Lwów (Lviv, Ukraine)
 Polish composer, theoretician, music critic and teacher
Schaffrath, Christoph
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Schampaert, Jozef18 Feb. 1899
Puurs, Belgium
11 Jan. 1985
Willebroek, Belgium
Belgian composer and teacher
Schanderl, Hans II
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Schantz, Filip von18351865studied in Leipzig in the late 1850s becoming conductor of the theatre orchestra in Helsinki in the 1860s and wrote his Kullervo Overture (1860), reflecting the influence of Beethoven and German early Romanticism, for the inauguration of the new theatre building. This was apparently the first composition to have been inspired by the Finnish national epic. Von Schantz also wrote vocal music. He died of typhoid
Scharmann, Andreas
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Scharwenka, Philipp
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Scharwenka, Xaver
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Schat, Peter
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Schechter, Boris20 Jan. 1900
Odessa, Ukraine
16 Dec. 1961
Moscow, Russia
Ukrainian composer
Scheibe, Johann Adolph
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Scheidemann, Heinrich
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c. 15961663German organist and composer, a pupil of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Scheidler, Christian Gottlieb
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Scheidt, Gotfried
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15931661German organist and composer, a younger brother of Samuel Scheidt
Scheidt, Samuel
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bap. 3 Nov. 1587
Halle, Germany
24 Mar. 1654
Germany
German composer and organist, one of Germany's most distinguished composers at that time, especially in the field of keyboard music. His three volumes of Tabulatura nova (1624) are a monumental compendium of song and dance arrangements, sets of variations, fantasias, toccatas, fugues and liturgical pieces (often plainsong-based) for the Lutheran Mass and Office. Likewise his four books of Geistliche Konzerte illustrate the ways of elaborating a chorale, fusing declamatory ideas with contrapuntal writing. He also published motets and instrumental dance music
Schein, Johann Hermann
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Scheinsberg, Frans Johan
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Schelle, Johann
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Schelling, Ernest
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Schemelli, Georg Christian
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Schenck, Johann
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Schenck, Peter Petrowitsch23 Feb. 1870
St. Petersburg, Russia
1915Russian pianist and composer
Schenker, Friedrich
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Scherchen-Hsiao, Tona
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Scherer, Sebastian Anton16311712south German composer who was organist at the Cathedral in Ulm
Schermers, François-Corneille
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11 Nov. 1822
Anvers, Belgium
2 Jul. 1874
Anvers, Belgium
Belgian composer, pianist and teacher
Schiassi, Gaetano Maria
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Schiavetto, Giulio
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Schibler, Armin
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Schickele, Peter
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Schickhardt, Johann Christian
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Schie, Tjako van
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1961
Coevorden, The Netherlands
 Dutch classical concert pianist and composer
Schierbeck, Poul
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Schifrin, Lalo
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Schikaneder, Emanuel
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Schildt, Melchior
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Schiller, Friedrich
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Schilling, Otto Erich
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Schillinger, Joseph (Moiseyevich)
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31 Aug. 1895
Kharkov, Ukraine
23 Mar. 1943
New York, USA
Russian born theorist, teacher, conductor and composer
Schillings, Max von
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Schindelmeisser, Ludwig
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Schindloeker, Philippe
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25 Oct. 1753
Mons, Belgium
16 Apr. 1827
Vienne
Belgian composer and cellist
Schiphorst, Iris ter
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Schipizky, Frederick
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Schiske, Karl
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Schlager, Christof
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Schlee, Thomas Daniel
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Schleg, Ludmilla
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Schlegel, Leander
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Schleiermacher, Steffen
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Schlenker, Manfred
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Schlick, Arnolt
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c.1460
nr. Heidelburg, Germany
after 1521a German organist and composer of the Renaissance. Though records of his early life are sparse, most likely he was from the area around Heidelberg (based on linguistic evidence). He was blind for much of his life. His method of weaving contrapuntal lines around a cantus firmus, derived from a chorale tune, can be seen as foreshadowing the development of the chorale prelude in a later age. Schlick can be seen as the first figure in a long line of development which culminated in the music of J.S. Bach more than two hundred years later
Schlosberg, Benoit
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Schlunz, Annette
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Schmelzer, Johann Heinrich
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Schmid, Franz Xaver
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Schmid, Heinrich Kaspar
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Schmid, Karl Norbert
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Schmid, Martin
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Schmidseder, Ludwig
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Schmidt, Franz
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22 Dec. 1874
Bratislava, Slovakia
11 Feb. 1939
Vienna, Austria
an Austrian composer, cellist and pianist
Schmidt, Mia
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Schmidt, Ole
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14 Jul. 1948
Copenhagen, Denmark
6 Mar. 2010
France
Danish composer and conductor
Schmidt-Gentner, Willy
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Schmidt Sistermanns, Johannes
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Schmit, Camille
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30 Mar. 1908
Aubange, Belgium
11 May 1976
Limelette, Belgium
Belgian composer, organist and teacher
Schmitt, Alphonse1875
Alsace, France
1912French organist, conductor and composer, Alphonse Schmitt studied with Guilmant until 1901. Choirmaster of the Église Saint-Philip-du-Roule in Paris
Schmitt, Florent
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28 Sep. 1870
Blamont, Meurthe et Moselle
17 Aug. 1958
Neuilly-sur-Seine
a French composer. He entered the Paris Conservatoire in 1889, studying under Lavignac, Pierre Dubois, Jules Massenet, and Gabriel Fauré. In 1900 Schmitt won the Prix de Rome after his fourth attempt
Schmitt, Matthias
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Schmittbaur, Joseph Aloys
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Schmitz, Manfred
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Schmohl, Gunther
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Schmucki, Annette
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Schmugel, Johann Christoph II
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Schnabel, Artur
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Schnebel, Dieter
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Schneider, Enjott
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Schneider, Georg Abraham
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Schneider, Johann I
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Schneider, Maria
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27 Nov. 1960
Windom, Minnesota, US
 arriving in New York City in 1985 after studies at the University of Minnesota, the University of Miami and the Eastman School of Music, she immediately sought out Bob Brookmeyer to study composition. At the same time she became an assistant to Gil Evans, working on various projects with him, but most notably, the film The Color of Money and music for the Gil Evans/Sting tour in 1987. In the latest years she's been invited to conduct Evans' music extensively featuring such musicians as Jon Faddis, Wallace Roney, Miles Evans, Ingrid Jensen and David Sanborn
Schneitzhoeffer, Jean Madeleine Marie
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13/15 Oct. 1785
Toulouse, France
4 Oct. 1852
Paris, France
French timpanist and composer of ballets, operas, instrumental music, etc.
Schnittke, Alfred
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24 Nov. 1934
Engels, Russia
3 Aug. 1998
Hamburg, Germany
wrote film scores for over 60 films, 9 symphonies, 6 concerti grossi, 4 violin concertos, 2 cello concertos, concertos for piano and a triple concerto for violin, viola and cello, as well as 4 string quartets and much other chamber music, ballet scores, choral and vocal works. His first opera, Life with an Idiot, was premiered in Amsterdam (April 1992). His operas Gesualdo and Historia von D. Johann Fausten were unveiled in Vienna (May 1995) and Hamburg (June 1995) respectively
Schnitzer, Franz
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Schnyder, Daniel
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1961
Zurich, Switzerland
 saxophonist and composer, Schnyder now lives in New York City. His orchestral works and his chamber music compositions have been performed and recorded all over the world. He has written for the Vienna Art Orchestra, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich (4th Symphony, commissioned by David Zinman), the Opera of Bern (Tempest by Shakespeare), the NDR Orchestra in Hannover, the NDR Big Band in Germany, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the New York based new music group "Absolute Ensemble" under the direction of Kristjan Jaervi (Bass Trombone Concerto for David Taylor) and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Schnyder von Wartensee, Franz Xaver
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Schobert, Johann
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Schoeck, Othmar
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1 Sep. 1886
Brunnen, Switzerland
8 Mar. 1957
Zurich, Switzerland
Swiss composer
Schoeller, Philippe
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Schoemaker, Maurice
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27 Dec. 1890
Anderlecht, Belgium
24 Aug. 1964
Etterbeek, Belgium
Belgian composer
Schoendorff, Philippe
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1565-1570
Liège, Belgium
c.1617Belgian composer, instrumentalist and music editor
Schoenfield, Paul
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Scholbas, Arnold defl. second half 17th century Belgian composer
Scholl, Amalia1823
Germany
1879a composer of songs
Scholl, Michael Gregor
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Scholl, Andreas
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Schollaert, Paul
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15 Nov. 1940
Hasselt
Belgium
 Belgian composer, choral director and teacher
Schollhorn, Johannes
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Scholz, Bernhard E.
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Schonberg, Arnold Franz Walter
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13 Sep. 1874
Vienna, Austria
13 Jul. 1951
Los Angeles, USA
(the anglicized form of Schönberg — Schoenberg changed the spelling officially when he left Germany and re-converted to Judaism in 1933) an Austrian and later Austrian-American composer. Many of Schoenberg's works are associated with the expressionist movements in early 20th-century German poetry and art, and he was among the first composers to embrace atonal motivic development. Schoenberg is particularly well-known as the innovator of the twelve-tone technique, a compositional technique involving tone rows. He was also a painter, an important music theorist, and an influential teacher of composition
Schonberg, Claude Michel
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6 Jul. 1944
Vannes, France
 French record producer, actor, singer, popular songwriter, and musical theatre composer, best known for his collaborations with the librettist Alain Boublil
Schonberg, Stig Gustav
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Schonberger, Elmer
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Schondorff, Philippe1558
Liege
after 1617
Prague
he was trumpeter in the imperial orchestra and music tutor to aristocratic families. In Prague he was supported by the chaplain and Imperial Almoner Jacob Cimarrhae of the Netherlands, to whom Schondorff dedicated his five- and six-voice odes. His otherwise unknown super Usqueqpo Domine Mass was included in the rare Mass collection in St. James' church at Kutna Hora, Bohemia. In 1587 he composed another mass, hitherto unidentified, dedicating it to Rudolf II
Schonherr, Max
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Schonherz, Richard
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Schoonenbeek, Kees
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Schönthal, Ruth (Ruth Schonthal)
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27 Jun. 1924
Hamburg, Germany
11 Jul. 2006
New York, USA
composer and pianist
Schoor, Hendrik van
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7 Aug. 1887
Anvers, Belgium
30 Oct. 1954
Anvers, Belgium
Belgian composer and teacher
Schop, Johann
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Schorijn (or Schorie), Jean
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fl. early 17th century Belgian composer and organist
Schoth, Delphine1814
Germany
 a composer and brilliant pianist praised by Mendelssohn and Schumann
Schott, Georg II
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Schouwman, Hans
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Schrammel, Johann
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Schreiber, Andreas
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Schreinzer, Frau F. M.1812
Germany
1873published composer of songs and piano works
Schreiter, Heinz
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9 Aug. 1915
Leipzig, Germany
1 Jan. 2006
Berlin, Germany
German composer and painter. He composed music for the films Emil und die Detektive (1963), Gruss aus Wien (1961) and Sperrbezirk (1966)
Schreker, Franz
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Schreurs, Jokke
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Schrey, Julius
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26 Dec. 1870
Anvers, Belgium
3 Dec. 1936
Anvers, Belgium
Belgian composer, violinist, conductor and teacher
Schrijver, Remigius
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Schröder, Friedrich
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6 Aug. 1910
Näfels, Switzerland
1972Swiss composer particularly of operettas and film music who worked extensively in Germany
Schroeder, Hermann I
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Schroeder, Hermann II
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Schroeter, Corona Elisabeth Wilhelmine1751
Germany
1802a singer, actor and published composer who made her debut at fourteen. She acted in Goethe's dramas
Schroeter, Leonhard
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Schroeven, Léopold Henri
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2 Aug. 1911
Walem, Belgium
12 Dec. 1995
Montignies-sur-Sambre
Belgian composer and conductor
Schroter, Corona
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Schroter, Johann Samuel
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Schroyens, Raymond
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Schubart, Christian Friedrich Daniel
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Schubert, Franz
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31 Jan. 1797
Vienna, Austria
19 Nov. 1828
Vienna, Austria
prolific composer of songs, chamber music (including the Trout Quintet), music for piano, and symphonic music but particularly of German lied, a form he established as a new art form in the 19th century
Schubert, Georgine1840
Germany
1878a brilliant dramatic soprano who toured Europe and composed many songs
Schubert, Joseph
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Schuberth, Dietrich
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Schuermans, Pieter
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3 Mar. 1970
Wilrijk, Belgium
 Belgian composer, flautist, contrabassist and teacher
Schulhoff, Erwin
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Schulhoff, Julius
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Schuller, Gunther
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Schults, Ulfert
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Schultz, Johannes
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Schultz, Svend
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Schultze, Norbert
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Schulz, Johann Abraham Peter
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Schulz, Johann Philipp Christian
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Schulz, Raimund
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Schulz Evler, Adolf
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Schulze, Tristan
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Schumacher, Michael J.
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1961
Washington, DC, USA
 American pianist and composer
Schuman, William
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Schumann, Clara Josephine Wieck
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13 Sep. 1819
Germany
20 May 1896
Bonn, Germany
a child prodigy on piano, she toured at age eleven with great success and followed this with a monumental career. She married Robert Schumann. Her compositions are increasingly performed and recorded. Her works include songs, piano pieces, a piano concerto, a piano trio with violin and cello, choral pieces, and three Romances for violin and piano. Inspired by her husband's birthday, the three Romances were composed in 1853 and dedicated to Joseph Joachim who performed them for George V of Hanover. He declared them a "marvelous, heavenly pleasure."
Schumann, Robert
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8 Jun. 1810
Zwickau, Saxony
29 Jul. 1856
Bonn, Germany
a German composer and pianist, he was one of the most famous Romantic composers of the first half of the 19th century, as well as a famous music critic
Schuncke, Ludwig
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Schurmann, Gerard
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Schurmans, Werner
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Schuster, Joseph
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Schutt, Eduard
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Schutz, Heinz
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Schutz, Heinrich
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bap. 9 Oct. 1585
Köstritz
Germany
6 Nov. 1672
Dresden, Germany
German composer and organist, generally regarded as the most important German composer before Johann Sebastian Bach and is often considered to be one of the most important composers of the 17th century along with Claudio Monteverdi. He wrote what is thought to be the first German opera, Dafne, performed at Torgau in 1627; however, the music has since been lost
Schuurman, Adriaan
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Schuyt, Cornelis
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Schuyt, Nico
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Schvartz, Émile (Jean Baptiste)
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8 Feb. 1858
Paris, France
Jun. 1928French viola player, composer of ballets; author of treatises on reading music
Schytte, Ludvig
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28 Apr. 1848
Aarhus, Denmark
10 Nov. 1909
Berlin, Germany
a Danish composer, pianist, and teacher
Schwaen, Kurt
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Schwantner, Joseph
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Schwantner, Rudolf
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Schwartz, Arthur
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Schwartz, Elliott
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Schwartz, Eric J.
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 5 Nov. 1976American composer
Schwartzburg (von), Anastasia  composer who published in 1555
Schwartzkopff, Theodor
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Schwarz, Gerhard
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Schwehr, Cornelius
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Schwencke, Christian
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Schwertsik, Kurt
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Schwindl, Friedrich
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Sciarrino, Salvatore
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Sclavis, Louis
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Scodanibbio, Stefano
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Scofield, John
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Scohy, Marcel
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30 Oct. 1899
Liège, Belgium
29 May 1987
Jette, Belgium
Belgian composer and cellist
Scott, Billy "Uke"
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12 Mar. 1923
Sunderland, England
23 Nov. 2004
Southport, Lancs., England
British music hall star who inspired three generations of ukulele players, composing, singing and writing a "teach-yourself" ukulele manual
Scott, Cyril
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27 Sep 1879
Oxton, England
31 Dec 1970Cyril Scott was highly praised for his composing talents during the early part of the twentieth century, and was often compared with Vaughan Williams, Arnold Bax, Percy Grainger and Claude Debussy who described him as “…one of the rarest artists of the present generation”. George Bernard Shaw apparently once told Elgar that he had become “… quite daring in your harmonies of late”, to which Elgar is supposed to have replied: “Yes, but don’t forget it was Scott who started it all”
Scott, Francis George
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25 Jan. 1880
Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland
6 Nov. 1958
Scotland
Scottish composer
Scott, James Sylvester
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Scott, Marion Margaret
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16 Jul. 1877
London, England
24 Dec. 1953
England
English violinist, musicologist, writer, music critic, editor, composer, and poet
Scott, Raymond
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Scott, Shirley
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Scott, Stephen
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Scotto, Vincent
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Scott-Wood, George
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27 May 1903
Glasgow, Scotland
28th. Oct. 1978in his youth he was a classical pianist who performed concertos at home (especially in his native Scotland) and abroad. His career in popular music began in the 1920s; between 1930 and 1939 he became Director of Light Music for Parlophone and later other EMI labels. In 1934 he formed the Six Swingers for jazz related repertoire. He became an exponent of the piano-accordion; he brought out a tutor in 1940 and formed, pre war, the Grand Accordion band (which continued post-war with fewer players) and in 1958 George Scott-Wood and His Music, comprising three accordions, piano, guitar, bass and percussion. His compositions look attractive
[dates of birth & death corrected by Brian Reynolds, author of Music While You Work - An Era in Broadcasting pub. The Book Guild Ltd.]
Scriabin (or Scriabine, Skryabin, Skrjabin, Skriabin), Alexander Nikolayevich
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6 Jan. 1872
Moscow, Russia
27 Apr. 1915
Moscow, Russia
Russian composer and pianist
Scronx, Gérard
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fl. early 17th century composer active in Liège, Belgium
Sculthorpe, Peter
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29 Apr. 1929
Launceston, Tasmania
8 Aug 1914
Australia
Australian composer, much influenced by his interest in the music of Australia's neighbours
Searle, Humphrey
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Sebastian z Felsztyna
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1480-1490
Poland
in or after 1543
Poland
Polish musical theorist, priest and composer
Sebastiani, Johann
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Sechter, Simon
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11 Oct 1788
Friedberg, Bohemia
10 Sep 1867
Vienna, Austria
Austrian music theorist, teacher, organist, conductor and composer and in that capacity is mostly remembered for writing about 5000 fugues (he tried to write at least one fugue every day), but he also wrote masses and oratorios. He may have been the most prolific composer who ever lived, outdoing even Telemann in the size of his output
Second, Didier Lupi (see Lupi (Second), Didier)   
Sedaka, Neil
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13 Mar. 1939
Brooklyn, New York, USA
 an American pop singer, pianist, and songwriter often associated with the Brill Building. He teamed up with Howard Greenfield to write many major hit songs for himself and others
Seeger, Charles
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Seeger, Mike
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Seeger, Pete
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Seeger, Ruth Crawford
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Seger, Josef
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Segers, Jan
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27 Jul. 1929
Malines, Belgium
 Belgian composer, conductor and teacher
Segerstam, Leif
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2 Mar. 1944
Finland
 a composer of feelings and visions — grand, overflowing feelings and immeasurably broad visions. Segerstam is an easily inspired shaman-like composer who can write a 20-minute orchestral piece in a few days. His output has reached Baroque proportions, and not even his active career as a conductor has slowed him down. Indeed, Segerstam emulates Mahler in that he divides his time between conducting in winter and composing in summer
Sehested, Hilda
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Sehling, Josef Antonin
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Seiber, Mátyás
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4 May 1905
Hungary
24 Sep. 1960
South Africa
a Hungarian-born composer who lived in England from 1935 onward. He studied in Budapest with Zoltán Kodály, and in 1928 gave the first academic lectures on jazz in Frankfurt. From 1942, he was on the staff of Morley College in London, and he became a respected teacher of composition. Several of his students went on to become great musicians themselves, including Peter Racine Fricker, Anthony Milner and Hugh Wood
Seikilos
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Seither, Charlotte
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Seixas, (José Antonio) Carlos de
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11 Jun. 1704
Coimbra, Portugal
25 Aug. 1742
Lisbon, Portugal
Portuguese composer, harpsichordist and organist most of whose work is believed to have been lost in the devastating Lisbon earthquake of 1755
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Selby, William
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Seligmann, Hippolyte Prosper
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28 Jul 1817
Paris, France
5 Feb. 1882
Monte Carlo
French cellist and composer of études and works for cello, songs
Selim III
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24 Dec. 1761
Istanbul, Turkey
28/29 Jul. 1808
Istanbul, Turkey
the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1789 to 1807. A great lover of music, Sultan Selim III was a composer and performer of significant talent. He created fourteen makams, melodic types, three of which are in current use today. Sixty-four compositions belonging to Selim III are known, some of which are part of the regular repertory of Turkish classical music performers. Aside from composing music, Selim III also performed on the ney and tanbur
Selle, Thomas
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Sellenik, Adolphe Valentin
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Selma y Salaverde, Bartolome de
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Semilli, Richart de
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Semini, Carlo Florindo
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Semionov, Viatcheslav
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Senaillé, Jean Baptiste
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23 Nov. 1687
Paris, France
8 Oct. 1730
Paris, France
French violinist; pupil of Queversin, Baptiste Anet and Vitali. From about 1720 he was a member of Louis XV's court band at Paris. He influenced the French school of violin playing by the introduction of Italian methods. He composed 50 sonatas for unaccompanied violin
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Senderovas, Anatolijus
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Seneke, Teresa1848
Italy
1875a composer who published a large amount of music for piano and songs. Her opera was produced in Rome
Senfl, Ludwig
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c. 1486
Basle, Switzerland
1542/3
probably Munich, Germany
a Swiss composer of the Renaissance, active in Germany. He was the most famous pupil of Heinrich Isaac, was music director to the court of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, and was an influential figure in the development of the Franco-Flemish polyphonic style in Germany
Senilow (or Senilof), Vladimir9 Jul. 1875
Viatka, Russia
18 Sep. 1918
St. Petersburg, Russia
Russian composer
Senleches, Jacob (Jacques) de
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fl. 1378-95 French composer. Probably worked before 1378 at the court of John I of Aragon at Barcelona (where he was known as 'Lo Begue' and is not to be confused with Jacomi the bagpiper who was there 1372-1404). In 1378 he accompanied the Duke of Gerona to Flanders; in 1379 he was at the court of Castile and in 1383 was harpist to Cardinal Pedro de Luna. He was again at the Aragon court between 1391 and 1395
Senny, Édouard
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22 Dec. 1923
Filot, Belgium
15 Jan. 1980
Hamoir, Belgium
Belgian composer, pianist, organist and teacher
Sentis, Jose
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Serebrier, Jose
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Sergiers (or Serigiers), Paulc.1683
Anvers, Belgium
 Belgian composer
Sergeyeva, Tatiana
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28 Nov. 1951
Kalinin, Russia
 graduated from and completed post-graduate studies at the Moscow Conservatory as a composer, pianist and organist. In 1987 she won the Shostakovich Composer's Prize
Seriese, Astrid
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Serly, Tibor
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25 Nov. 1901
Losonc, Hungary
8 Oct. 1978
London, England
Hungarian violist, violinist and composer
Sermilä, Jarmo
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16 Aug. 1939
Hämeenlinna, Finland
 he arrived at concert music through jazz, and to this day he occasionally performs jazz, playing the trumpet and the flugelhorn. Sermilä's concert music hardly ever displays jazz influences, however. Improvisation does play an important role in his work, but this is related more to the avant-garde aesthetic of Vinko Globokar than to jazz. Sermilä's work is characterized by a free sort of exploration of the Modernist vocabulary and the avoidance of strictly controlled systems
Sermisy, Claudin de
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c.1490
Picardy, Burgundy, or Île-de-France
13 Oct. 1562
probably Paris, France
a French composer of the Renaissance. Along with Clément Janequin he was one of the most renowned composers of French chansons in the early 16th century; in addition he was a significant composer of sacred music. His music was both influential on, and influenced by, contemporary Italian styles
Serocki, Kazimierz
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3 Mar. 1922
Torun, Poland
9 Jan. 1981
Warsaw, Poland
Polish pianist and composer who studied composition with Kazimierz Sikorski and Nadia Boulanger and was one of the founders of the Warsaw Autumn contemporary music festival
Serov (or Serrov, Seroff), Alexander Nikolayevich23 Jan. 1820
St. Petersburg, Russia
1 Feb. 1871
St. Petersburg, Russia
Russian critic and composer
Serova, Valentina,Semenovna (née Bergman, Valentina)1846
Moscow, Russia
1924/1927Russian composer
Serqueira de Lima, Juan
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Serra, Luis II Maria
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Serrano, Emilio
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Serrano, Jose
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Servais, Adrien Francois
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6 Jun. 1807
Hal, nr. Brussels, Belgium
26 Nov. 1866
Hal, nr. Brussels, Belgium
Belgian cellist who studied with Platel at the Brussels Conservatory and succeeded Platel at the conservatory. Berlioz described him as "Paganinian." He was probably the finest cellist of his day, praised for his intense, pure sound, flawless intonation, and acrobatic technique. He collaborated with Vieuxtemps and Leonard in composing duos for violin and cello. Alone, Servais composed music only for solo cello. It was not by chance that his favourite genre was the fantasia: there are sixteen fantasias for cello and orchestra and only three concertos among his published works
Sessa, Claudia Donnafl. Milan composer who was published in Venice in 1613
Sessions, Roger
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28 Dec. 1896
Brooklyn, New York, USA
16 Mar. 1985
Princeton, New Jersey, USA
American composer, critic and teacher of music
Seter, Mordecai
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Setti, Kilza
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Seuriot, (Louis) Auguste
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7 May 1801
Paris, France
1880 or 1881French viola player who wrote violin duos
Séverac, Déodat de20 Jul. 187224 Mar. 1921a student at the Schola Cantorum with d'Indy (composition) and Guilmant (organ), he completed his studies in 1907 and then left Paris. He composed only a few organ works; his other compositions are for piano and voice(s)
Sexsmith, Ron
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Seyfried, Ignaz Xaver Ritter von
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15 Aug 1776
Vienna, Austria
27 Aug 1841an Austrian musician, conductor and composer. von Seyfried was a pupil of both Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Albrechtsberger. He published Albrechtsberger's complete written works after his death. His own pupils included Franz von Suppé. In 1805, von Seyfried conducted the première of the original version of Beethoven's Fidelio
Seymer, William
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21 Aug. 1890
Stockholm, Sweden
17 Mar. 1964
Stockholm, Sweden
writer and composer, particularly of miniatures for the piano entitled Strofer i sol och skugga, Skizzer and Sommarcroquiser Op.11, which includes the ever-popular Solöga
Sgambati, Giovanni
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Sha, Han Kun
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Shackford, Charles Reeve19181979composer; after bachelor and master degrees at Yale, where he studied with Paul Hindemith and Ralph Kirkpatrick, et al., Shackford received a Ph.D. at Harvard, where he studied with Walter Piston and A. T. Davison and was a research fellow in acoustics. His longest teaching experience was at Connecticut College from 1964 to 1979, when he was killed in an automobile accident
Shaiman, Marc
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22 Oct. 1959
Newark, New Jersey, USA
 multiple-award-winning American composer, lyricist, arranger, and performer for films, television, and theatre
Shaked, Yuval
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Shakhidi, Tolibhon
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13 Mar. 1946
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
 a master of different genres, including operas, ballets, symphonies and instrumental compositions, his work represents a unique fusion of the very best of the European and Asian musical traditions
Shankar, Lakshmi
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Shankar, Ravi
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Shapey, Ralph
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Shaporin (or Schaporin, Sjapoerin, Sjaporin, Saporin, Sciaporin, Caporine, Chaporine), Yury Alexandrovich
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8 Nov. (Old Style 27 Oct.) 1887
Glukhov, Ukraine
9 Dec. 1966
Moscow
he received his secondary and higher education in St. Petersburg, where he graduated from the Law Faculty of the University. He entered the Conservatory in 1913 and graduated as composer and conductor in 1918. His teachers were Nikolai Sokolov, Maximilian Steinberg and Nikolai Tcherepnin. Together with Maxim Gorki and Alexander Blok he founded the Great Dramatic Theatre of Leningrad
Shaposhnikov (or Shaposchnikow, Schaposchnikow, Schaposchnikov, Chapochnikov), Adrian Grigoryevich9 Jun 1888 (or 1887)
St. Petersburg, Russia
22 Jun. 1967
Moscow, Russia
Russian composer
Sharman, Rodney
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Sharon, Ralph
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Sharp, Elliott
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Shavers, Charlie
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Shaw, Artie
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Shaw, Oliver
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1779
Middleboro, Mass, USA
1848
Providence, RI, USA
organist who was blind from early childhood, active teacher and composer of anthems, songs and a number of widely played instrument pieces
Shaw, Thomas
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Shaw, Woody
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Shchedrin, Rodion
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16 Dec. 1932
Moscow, Russia
 his early works are written in an orthodox Soviet idiom. In the 1960s Shchedrin began incorporating newer different styles of music, such as neoclassicism, pop music and jazz. Shchedrin defines his position as "post-avant-garde"
Shcherbachov, Nikolay Vladimirovich24 Aug. 1854
St. Petersburg, Russia
Mone Carlo, MonacoRussian composer
Shcherbachov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
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24 (Old Style 12) Jan. 1889
Warsaw, Poland
5 Mar. 1952
Leningrad, Russia
Polish born composer who worked variously at Conservatories in Leningrad and Tblisi before returning to Leningrad in 1948
Shchetynsky, Alexander (Oleksandr)
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22 Jun. 1960, Kharkiv, Ukraine Ukrainian composer who graduated in 1983 from V. Borisov's composition class at the Kharkiv art Insitute
Shea, David
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Shearer, Allen
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Shearing, George
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Shebalin (or Schebalin, Sjebalin, Sebalin, Chebaline), Vissarion Yakovlevich
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11 Jun. 1902
Omsk, Siberia
28 May 1963
Moscow, Russia
Russian composer who entered the Omsk College of Music in 1921. From 1923 until 1928 Shebalin studied at the Moscow Conservatory (under Miaskovsky)
Shelbye, William
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Shenderev, Georgi
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Sheng, Bright6 Dec. 1955
Shanghai, China
 during the Cultural Revolution, he worked in Qinghai for seven years as a pianist and percussionist in a folk music and dance troupe, and avidly studied and collected folk music. In 1978, when China's universities reopened, he was one of the first students accepted by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. He moved to New York in l982. Among his teachers were Leonard Bernstein (composition and conducting), George Perle, Hugo Weisgall, Chou Wen-Chung, and Jack Beeson. In addition to the MacArthur Foundation fellowship, and awards received in China and Europe, Sheng has received a number of prizes in the United States
Sheng, Lihong
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Shenshin (or Chenchine), Alexander18 Nov. 1890
Moscow, Russia
1944Russian composer
Shephard, Richard
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Shepherd, Arthur
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Shepherd, John I
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c.1515
England
1558
England
English composer and organist
Shepp, Archie
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Sheppard, David
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Sheppard, John
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c.15151558English composer and organist. He was choirmaster at Magdalen College, Oxford from 1543 to 1548, and was a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal by no later than 1552. He remained unpublished in his lifetime and was largely re-discovered in the late 20th century as a composer of extraordinary originality in voicings and textures of choral sound. His six-voice Media vita in morte sumus throws an intense melodic emphasis on a trio of high soprano with a pair of tenor-alto lines, and has the Gregorian cantus firmus melody moving in regular note-values at twice the normal speed in the baritone
Sherard, James
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Sheremetiev, Boris (Sergeyevich)
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1822
Russia
1906Russian composer
Sheriff, Noam
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Sherman, Jimmy
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Sherman, Richard M
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Sherman, Robert B II
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Sherrington, Helena Lemmens1834
England
1906a celebrated soprano who composed a number of songs
Sherwin, Manning
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Sherwood, Gordon25 Aug. 1929
USA
 from studies with Copland at Tanglewood, Jarnach in Hamburg and at the Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome and the last two movements of his symphony winning the George Gershwin Memorial Award Contest and being performed in Carnegie Hall by Mitropoulos and the New York Philharmonic in 1957, Sherwood took to living as a beggar in the streets of Paris, only to be rediscovered by an old acquaintance from his Hamburg days who makes a television documentary about him. Sherwood travelled widely, playing piano in Beirut hotels and movie theatres, writing on commission for the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, spending eight years in Kenya composing and studying Swahili under the patronage of President Jomo Kenyatta, as well as periods in Nepal, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Russia, South America and elsewhere. From his opus numbers, it's obvious he never stopped writing producing tonal music, using traditional forms while not sounding particularly American at all, colourful works which come out of the European tradition of Stravinsky, Shostakovich and Bartók
Shibano, Satsuki
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Shibata, Minao
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Shield, Leroy
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Shield, William
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Shiels, Andrew
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Shifrin, Seymour Jack19261979composer; studied composition with William Schuman, Otto Luening, and Darius Milhaud, and taught composition at the University of California at Berkeley and at Brandeis University
Shimada, Aiko
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Shimoyama, Hifumi
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Shinohara, Makoto
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Shipp, Matthew
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Shire, David
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Shirinsky, Vasily Petrovich17 Jan. 1901
Ekaterinodar, Russia
16 Aug. 1965
Mamontovka, nr. Moscow, Russia
Russian violinist, conductor and composer
Shirtliff, Andrew
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Shishido, Mutsuo
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Shishov (or Schischow, Chichov), Ivan Petrovich8 Oct. 1888
Novocherkassk, Russia
6 Feb. 1947
Moscow, Russia
Russian composer
Shleg, Ludmilla
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Shmotova, Marina
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1959
Irkutsk, Siberia
 after leaving Irkutsk College of Arts as a first study pianist, she moved to Moscow to continue her studies. In 1985 she graduated from the Gnessin Music Academy where she studied composition under Nikolai Peiko. From 1990 to 1997 Marina Shmotova took an active part in masterclasss on composition held by Sergey Berinsky
Shohat, Gil
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Shore, Howard
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Short, Michael
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1937
Bermuda
 English composer who has written a wide variety of music, ranging from works commissioned for professional ensembles to pieces for amateurs, educational music, jazz scores and advertising jingles. Many of his compositions have been broadcast on BBC network radio and have been performed in various countries throughout the world
Shorter, Wayne
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Shostakovich, Dmitri
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25 Sep. 1906
St. Petersburg, Russia
9 Aug. 1975
Moscow, Russia
the finest Russian composer of the Soviet era whose greatest works are considered to be his symphonies and his string quartets, fifteen of each
Shott, Peter
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Shur
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Shvedov, Konstatin Nikolaievich1886
Moscow, Russia
 Russian pianist, conductor and composer
Sibbing, Robert
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Sibelius, (Johan) Jean (Julius Christian)
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8 Dec. 1865
Hämeenlinna, Finland
20 Sep. 1957
Järvenpää, Finland
the premiere of the tone poem Kullervo (1892) by Jean Sibelius on April 28, 1892 was a key moment in the history of Finnish music. Kullervo was Sibelius's first significant extensive work, and the most original and powerful work ever written in Finland up to that time. The audience in the Great Hall of the University of Helsinki received the work with rapturous acclaim but also with some confusion. That evening, as Kajanus later observed, "the mighty spring tide of Finnish music burst out of the wilderness with a roar". Few composers can have been more fortuitously in the right place at the right time as Sibelius. He arrived in Helsinki in 1885, only three years after the founding of the Music Institute and an orchestra in Helsinki. Had these two institutions not existed, his development might have been stunted, or his talent might even have remained hidden
Sicard, Mlle  composer who published in Paris between 1678-82
Sichler, Jean
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Sichynsky, Denys
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18651963composer, conductor, and conservatory teacher was a prominent figure in L’viv. Sichynsky organized choral organizations and the preservation of Ukrainian folk songs
Sidelnikov, Nikolai
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Siebert, Edrich
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Siebert, Friedrich
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Sieczynski, Rudolf
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Siede, Ludwig
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Siefert (or Sieffert), Paul (Paulus)
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15861666German organist and composer
Siegel, Wayne
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Siegmeister, Elie
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Siep, Willem Frederik
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Sierra, Roberto1953 Roberto Sierra became widely recognized as a composer in 1987, when his first major orchestral composition, Júbilo, premiered at Carnegie Hall with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Born in Puerto Rico, Sierra studied at the Conservatory of Music and the University of Puerto Rico. After graduation, Sierra traveled to Europe to study at the Royal College of Music and the University of London, and later at the Institute for Sonology in Utrecht. Upon returning to Puerto Rico in 1982, Sierra became Director of the Cultural Activities Department at the University of Puerto Rico and Chancellor of the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music. He later became Composer-in-Residence of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and in 1992, joined the composition faculty at Cornell University. Sierra’s numerous commissions include works for many of the major American orchestras
Sigebert de Gembloux (see Gembloux, Sigebert de)   
Siger, Paulfl. second half 16th century Belgian composer
Sigtenhorst-Meyer, Bernard van den
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Sigurbjornsson, Thorkell
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Siimer, Mart
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Sikhra, Andrey
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Sikora, Elzbieta
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20 Oct. 1944
Lwów (Lviv, Ukraine)
 in 1968-70 she studied electroacoustic music under Pierre Schaeffer and Francois Bayle at the Paris Groupe de Recherches Musicales. After her return to Warsaw, she took up composition studies with Tadeusz Baird and Zbigniew Rudzinski. During her studies, together with Krzysztof Knittel and Wojciech Michniewski she formed the KEW composers' group, with which she toured in Poland, Sweden, Austria and West Germany. Since 1981 she has lived in France where she attended a computer music course at IRCAM and studied composition with Betsy Jolas. At present she is professor at the Conservatory in Angouleme, France, where she teaches electroacoustic music and composes
Sikorski, Kazimierz
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28 Jun. 1895
Zurich, Switerland
1986
Warsaw, Poland
in 1925-26 and 1930, Sikorski studied in Paris with Nadia Boulanger. For many years he taught composition and theory at the State Colleges of Music in Lódz, Poznan and Warsaw. He was the president of the State Colleges of Music in Lódz, (1947-54) and in Warsaw (1957-66). In the years 1953-59 he was president of the Polish Composers' Union
Sikorski, Tomasz
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19 May 1939
Warsaw, Poland
12 Nov. 1988
Warsaw, Poland
son of Kazimierz Sikorski with whom he studied composition. Right from the beginning of his career as a composer, Sikorski clearly defined the path he would take and he never departed from it. What he always found the most important was the sound itself - the acoustic object with its initial phase, its resonance, its vibration and its inner substance. His primary interest was always in the tonal gesture, the sounding phenomenon and pinned them to a piece of paper rather as some people pin butterflies
Silberman, Benedict
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Silcher, Friedrich
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Sillen, Josef Otto af
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Siloti (or Ziloti), Alexander Ilyich9 Oct. 1863
Kharkov, Ukraine
8 Dec. 1945
New York, USA
Ukrainian conductor, pianist and composer
Silva, Andreas de
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  one of the most extraordinary works of the Medici Codex is Andreas de Silva's Omnis pulchritude Domini ... we find two striking augmented fifths, intervals more strictly forbidden and more out of tune with ordinary 16th-century counterpoint than diminished fifths ... these intervals lend their eerie floating sound to the depiction of the miracle of the Risen Christ ... If de Silva's Ascension motet did not appear in the Medici Codex of 1518, no one would guess that this work, with its futuristic sounds, was written in the early sixteenth century
[quotation taken from Secret Chromatic Art in Netherlands Motet by Edward Lowinsky]
Silva, Matteo
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Silveira Palhano de Jesus, Joyce
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31 Jan 1948
Brazil
 (known simply as 'Joyce') South American composer, performer, singer and guitarist, married to Brazilian jazz drummer Tutty Moreno, who in a career spanning more than three decades has recorded more than twenty albums
Silver, Horace
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2 Sep. 1928
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
 born Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silva, an American jazz pianist and composer
Silvestri, Alan
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26 Mar. 1950
New York City, USA
 an acclaimed American Academy Award nominated film score composer.
Silvestri, Constantin
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Silvestrov, Valentin
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30 Sep. 1937
Kiev, Russia
 his works include six symphonies, poems for piano and orchestra, miscellaneous pieces for (chamber) orchestra, two string quartets, piano quintet, three piano sonatas, piano pieces, chamber music, vocal music (cantatas, songs, etc.)
Simai, Pavol
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Simar, Julien-Jean8 Jan. 1852
Brussels, Belgium
29 Mar. 1903
Brussels, Belgium
Belgian composer and conductor
Simeone, Harry
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Similä, Martti18981958Finnish composer
Simon, Anton5 Aug. 1850
Paris, France
1 Feb. 1916
St. Petersburg, Russia
French-corn conductor and composer
Simon de Insula (see Insula, Simon de)   
Simon de Lille (see Insula, Simon de)   
Simon, Eric19071984Austrian-American clarinetist and composer
Simon, Jean-Henri
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11 Apr. 1783
Anvers, Belgium
10 Feb. 1861
Anvers, Belgium
Belgian composer, violinist and teacher
Simon le Bretonfl. 15th century12 Nov. 1473
Cambrai, Belgium
singer and composer
Simon, Lucy
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Simon, Paul Frederic
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13 Oct. 1941
Newark Heights, New Jersey, USA
 an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel
Simonelli, Matteo
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161820 Sep. 1696
Rome
Italian organist and singer, teacher of Corelli
Simonetti, Achille18571928Italian-English violinist and composer who studied with Bianchi, Cavallini, Gamba and Sivori. He was a member of the London Trio, and a professor of violin at the Irish Royal Academy of Music. He was an early champion of the Brahms violin concerto, and wrote a cadenza for the work
Simonides of Ceos
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c. 556 BC
Ioulis, Kea, Greece
468 BC
Sicily
Greek lyric poet and composer
Simonis, Jean-Marie
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22 Nov. 1931
Mol, Belgium
 Belgian composer and teacher
Simons, François
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1699
Saint-Trond, Belgium
1 Jan. 1789
Saint-Léonard-lez-Liège
Belgian composer
Simons, Marijn
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Simons, Moises
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Simpson, Andrew II
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Simpson, Christopher
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c. 1605
Yorkshire, England
29 July 1669
London, England
English musician and composer, particularly associated with music for the viola da gamba
Simpson, Thomas
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Simpson Curenton, Evelyn
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Sims, Richard
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Sims, Zoot
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Sinatra, Frank
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Sinclair, Cameron
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Sinclair, George Robertson
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Sinding, Christian August
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Singelée, Jean-Baptiste25 Sep. 1812
Brussels, Belgium
29 Sep. 1875
Ostende, Belgium
Belgian violinist who was a pupil of Wery at the Brussels Conservatoire. He was solo violinist in the Brussels orchestra, and in 1852 he became conductor of the orchestra at Gand. He composed 144 works for violin
Singer, Caspar
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Singh, Jagjit (born Jagmohan Singh)
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10 Oct. 10 2011
Dehli, India
known as The Ghazal King, singer and composer who popularised the poetic form of singing (ghazal) that originated in the Middle East and spread to India in the 12th century
Singh, Vijay  performer, composer, teacher and clinician residing in Ellensburg, Washington. After completing his undergraduate degree in Music Education from Willamette University, he taught public school music at the secondary level for three years in Oregon where his choirs were consistently rated among the best in the Northwest. Vijay has a Master's degree from Portland State University where he was a graduate teaching assistant, and has directed ensembles at Western Oregon State University, Mt. Hood Community College, Portland State University, and Frank DeMiero's Jazz Camp. He currently is a professor of music at Central Washington University where he teaches voice, directs the Vocal Jazz program, and conducts the University Chorale. As a composer/arranger, Vijay writes for all levels in both classical choral and jazz idioms, and his works have been performed at regional and national ACDA, MENC, and IAJE conventions throughout the United States
Singier, Jean Marc
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Singlée, Jean Baptiste1812
Belgium
1875
Ostende, Belgium
Belgian composer
Sinigaglia, Leone
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Sink, Kuldar
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Sinopoli, Giuseppe
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Sion, Pwyll ap
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Sioumak, Alexey
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Sipilä, Eero1918
Finland
1972with an interest in early music, particularly Gregorian chant, his early Neo-Classical early period featured instrumental works such as the String Trio (1952) and the Partita (1955) for wind quintet. In the early 1960s, he turned to choral music . In the motet Super flumina Babylonis (1963), he combined cluster harmonies and glissandos with Gregorian chant influences. Sipilä's principal work is Te Deum laudamus (1969) for soloists, choir and orchestra. A lighter and more humorous side of his output can be seen in the solo song cycles Schein und Sein (1966) and Tiitiäisen satupuu (Tiitiäinen's Fairy-Tale Tree, 1971). His last work, which he himself considered one of his finest, is the string quartet Lux aeterna (1972) which like his early String Trio is based on a Gregorian chant
Sire, Simon de
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1800
Durbuy, Belgium
1872
Dinant, Belgium
Belgian composer and pianist
Siren, Pekka
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Sirmen (Sirman/Syrmen), Maddelena (Maddalina, Maddalena) Laura Lombardinifl. 1735/45?-1818 or 1720-1795
Italy
 at the age of seven, she was musically advanced enough to attract the attention of the governor of the Mendicanti at an open audition to select young girls as apprentices to the music school of the ospedale. A violinist, pupil of Tartini and rival of Sarti. She toured France and England where her compositions were published
Sisask, Urmas
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Sistermanns, Johannes S
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Sivic, Pavel
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Siwinski, Jaroslaw
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1964 pianist and composer who also composes music for theatre and film. In addition, Siwinski is a composer of bugle-call for the city of Rzeszów
Sjoberg, Carl
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Sjogren, Emil
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Skalkottas, Nikos
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Skempton, Howard
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Skerl, Dane
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Skinner, James Scott
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5 Aug. 1843
Banchory, Aberdeen, Scotland
17 Mar. 1927
Aberdeen, Scotland
Scottish dancing master, violinist, fiddler and published composer of more than 600 compositions
Skjavetic, Julijesixteenth century between 1557 and 1573 Julije Skjavetic (Schiavetti) lived in Sibenik, and conducted the choir in the famous Sibenik Cathedral. He wrote a collection of madrigals for 4-5 voices and a collection of motets for 5-6 voices (both published in Venice in 1563 and 1564 respectively). An important collection of his motets held in Dresden, disappeared after the destruction of the city in 1945, only to be rediscovered in Krakow in 1993
Skoryk, Myroslav
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1938 Ukrainian composer who taught at the conservatories in both L’viv and Kyiv, and also in Moscow
Skouen, Synne
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Skovoroda, Grigory
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Skriabin, Alexander
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6 Jan. 1872
Moscow, Russia
27 Apr. 1915
Moscow, Russia
Russian pianist and composer. No one was more famous during his lifetime, and few were more quickly ignored after his death. Although he was never absent from the mainstream of Russian music, the outside world neglected him until recently. Today, there is worldwide resurgence of interest in his music and ideas
Skrowaczewski, Stanislaw
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3 Oct. 1923
Lwów (Lviv, Ukraine)
 studied piano, conducting and composition at the Lwów Music Academy and at the Cracow Conservatory. In 1946 he took over as conductor the Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra. A year later he won the Szymanowski Composition Prize and went to Paris where he completed his studies under Nadia Boulanger, Arthur Honegger and Paul Kletzki. He returned to Poland in 1949 and was appointed conductor of the Katowice State Philharmonic Orchestra (until 1954). From 1955 to 1957 he was principal conductor of the Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1956 he won first prize in the International Conductors' Competition at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Since 1960 Skrowaczewski has lived and worked in the United States
Skulte, Adolfs
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28 Oct. 1909
Kiev
2000
Riga, Latvia
graduated in 1934 from the Latvian Conservatory, where he studied composition under Jazeps Vitols and joined its composition faculty in 1936
Slade, Julian
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Slaney, Ivor
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  composer of tuneful orchestral pieces, most of which date from the 1950s: Three Irish Reels (1950), the sprightly Reveille for Toy Soldiers (1952), Hi Fiddle Diddle (1953, for strings and celesta), Whistling Wallaby (1954), Georgian Rumba and Three Irish Jigs (both 1956), An Edwardian Entr'acte (1957) and The Swanee Whistler (1959)
Slavenski, Josip18961955a Croatian composer who was influenced by the Medjumurje folklore of the Balkans (the orchestrated 'Balkanophonia') and music from the Orient (the vocal-instrumental 'Religiophonia', or the 'Symphony of the Orient')
Slavicky, Klement
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Slonimsky, Nicolas
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27 Apr. 1894
St. Petersburg, Russia
25 Dec. 1995
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Russian-American composer, conductor, musician, music critic, lexicographer and author who emigrated to the US in 1923
Slonimsky, Sergei
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12 Aug. 1932
Leningrad, Russia
 Russian composer who has been influenced by folkloric idiom, 12-tone techniques and new forms of notations and then jazz forms and new-romantic forms
Slonov, Mikhail Akimovich1869
Kharkov, Ukraine
1930Ukrainian composer
Slootmaeckers, Marcel
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21 Jan. 1904
Niel, Belgium
3 May 1980
Hemiksem, Belgium
Belgian composer, viola player, conductor, choral director and teacher
Sloten, Karel van der
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1848
Hofstade, nr. d'Alost, Belgium
1930
Brussels, Belgium
Belgian composer who occasionally uses the pseudonym Paul d'Acosta
Slothouwer, Jochem
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Slowinski, Wladyslaw
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14 May 1930
Sadlno
Poland
 Polish conductor and composer. In the 1970s he began organizing musical events. From 1970 to 1973 he was the artistic director of the Polskie Nagrania recording company and in 1973 he became the general Secretary of the Polish Composers Union (a post he held for six consecutive years). He has been the chairman of the Warsaw department of the organization since 1985. In 1986 he created the annual Warsaw Musical Meetings festival
Sluka, Lubos
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1928 Czech composer
Sluys, Leopold
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19 Jan. 1922
Oudenaken, Belgium
6 Dec. 1988
Halle
Belgian composer, organist and teacher
Smalley, Denis
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Smalley, Roger
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Smallwood, Scott
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Smareglia, Antonio
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5 May. 1854
Pula, Italy (now Croatia)
15 Apr. 1929
Grado, Italy
an Istrian opera composer
Smart, Harriet Anne1817
London
1883composer of vocal music
Smart, Henry Thomas
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Smart, Jason
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Smet, Johan de
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Smet, Raoul de
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1936
Belgium
 after his studies of basic musical theory (Music Academy Antwerpen), French and Spanish Linguistics and Literature , Philosophy and History of Fine Arts and Music (Universities of Leuven, Salamanca and Madrid) and several years of teaching in Tunisia, he took private composition lessons with A.Verbesselt (Antwerpen), L.Goethals (Ghent) and T.de Leeuw (Amsterdam). He attended several international courses and festivals of new music: Darmstadt, Bilthoven - Rotterdam, Salzburg (American Seminar), Venice, Bucharest, Odessa, Sint-Petersburg, Edmonton (Can), Senigallia (It) and Antwerp, where music of his was performed. From 1974 till 94 he organized the Orphische Avonden (Orphean Evenings), concerts of new chamber music. From 1983 to 1993 he was aristic director of the Foyerconcerts of contemporary chamber music in Antwerp. Between 1980 and 1984 he was a member of the Board of the Music Centre in Louvain. He has been publishing new work of Flemish composers, between 1981 and 1990. Since 1987 he has organized, every two years, in Antwerp, the Orpheus-Prijs, an international contest for the interpretation of new chamber music. Since 1995 he has been vice-president of the Music Council of Flanders and, since 2001 a Board member of the Union of Belgian Composers
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Smetana, Bedrich
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2 Mar. 1824
Litomysl, Bohemia
12 May 1884
Prague
one of the greatest Czech composers of the 19th century. He is best known for his symphonic poem Vltava (The Moldau), the second in a cycle of six which he entitled Má vlast (My Country)
Smetanin, Michael
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Smethergell, William
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Smidbergs, Vilnis
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Smirnov, Dmitri
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2 Nov. 1948
Minsk, Russia
 entered the Moscow Conservatoire in 1967, where he studied composition with Nikolai Sidelnikov, orchestration with Edison Denisov, and analysis with Jury Kholopov. He also studied with Webern's pupil Philip Herschkowitz. From 1973 until 1980 he was an editor for the publishing house Sovetsky Kompozitor. Since then he worked as a freelance composer. His Solo for Harp won a First Prize in a competition in Maastricht in 1976
Smirnova, Tatiana Georgievna
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30 Mar. 1940
Moscow, Russia
 Russian composer
Smis, A. K. (see Kuznetsov (or Kusnetzow), Konstantin Alexeyevich)   
Smit, André-Jean
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24 Aug. 1926
Ville d’Avray, France
 French composer from a family from Liège, Belgium
Smit, Leo I
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Smit, Sytze
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Smit Sibinga, Theo
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Smith, Alice Mary White (Mrs. Meadows-White)1839
London
1884elected an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music and made an Associate of the London Philharmonic Society in 1867. One of her duets enjoyed worldwide popularity
Smith, Andrew
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Smith, Bessie
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Smith, Chas
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Smith, David Stanley18771949composer; a pupil of Horatio Parker, Smith was in the class of 1900 at Yale College and began teaching at the School of Music in 1903. He succeeded Parker as Dean in 1920
Smith, Eva Munson1843
USA
 head of the music department of Otoe University. Edited Women in Sacred Song – a collection of 150 musical compositions by 50 women composers (Boston, 1885)
Smith, Gregg
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Smith, Hale29 Jun. 1925
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
 Smith’s professional career included serving as an editor and music choral consultant for various music publishing houses and teaching at Long Island University and the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He has composed numerous orchestral and chamber works, as well as several choral and solo vocal pieces
Smith, Jabbo
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Smith, John Stafford
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Smith, Randall
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Smith, Ronald Bertram3 Jan. 1922
London, England
27 May 2004
Saltwood, Kent
pianist, composer, teacher, writer and broadcaster
Smith, Stuart Saunders
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Smith, Wadada Leo
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Smith, William II
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Smith, William O
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Smith, Willie I 'the lion'
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Smolka, Jaroslav
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Smolka, Martin
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Smolski, Dmitri
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25 Jul. 1937
Minsk, Russia
 his earliest major successes were the First Piano Concerto and the symphonic poem Belarus, both dating from 1960. His First Symphony followed in 1962 and inspired a particularly creative period crowned by the pair of ballets, the Patriotic Etude and Belorussian Picture
Smulders, Carl (Charles, Karel) (Anton)
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8 May 1863
Maastricht, Belgium
21 Apr. 1934
Liège, Belgium
Belgian composer, pianist and teacher
Smyth, Ethel Mary
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23 Apr. 1858
London, England
8 May 1944
England
an English composer and a leader of the women's suffrage movement. Possibly her best-known work is The March of the Women (1911), which became an anthem for the Women's Social and Political Union, to which she belonged
Snel, Joseph-François
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30 Jul. 1793
Brussels, Belgium
10 Mar. 1861
Koekelberg, Belgium
Belgian violinist, conductor, teacher and composer
Snep, Johan
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16561719Dutch composer who was organist in Zierikzee who is known to have been n enthusiastic admirer of the famous viol player Johan Schenck
Snoeck, François-Joseph-Jean
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25 Nov. 1772
Brussels, Belgium
12 Jul. 1845
Brussels, Belgium
Belgian composer and professor of singing
Snoei, Wouter
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Snyers, Félix
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11 Feb. 1940
Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Belgium
 Belgian composer, organist and teacher
Soaper, John
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Sobeck, Johann
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Soderman, Johan August
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Soenen, Willy
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10 Aug. 1937
Menin, Belgium
 Belgian composer, trumpeter, conductor and teacher
Soetaert, Jacques-Norbert
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8 Nov. 1813
Oostkerke (Flandre Occidentale)
10 Mar. 1845
Ghent, Belgium
Belgian composer
Sohier, Jean (see Fedé, Johannes)   
Soignies, Gontier de
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Sojo, Vicente Emilio
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8 Dec. 1887
Guatire, Venezuela
11 Aug. 1974
Caracas, Venezuela
a Venezuelan musicologist, educator and composer
Sokalski, Vladimir6 Apr. 1863
Heidelberg, Germany
 composer
Sokalsky, Pyotr Petrovich26 Sep. 1832
Kharkov, Ukraine
11 Apr. 1887
Odessa, Ukraine
Ukrainian composer, critic and folk song collector
Sokolov, Nikolay (or Nikolai) Alexandrovich26 Mar. 1859
St. Petersberg, Russia
27 Mar. 1922
St. Petersberg, Russia
Russian composer and teacher
Sokolovic, Ana
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Sokolowski (or Sokolovski, Sokolowsky), Marek (Marcus) Konrad (Danielovich)25 Apr. 1818
Pohrebyszcze, Ukraine
5 (or 25) Dec. 1883
Vilnius, Latvia;
Russian guitarist and composer
Sola, Andres de
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Sola, Louis-Joseph
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fl. end of 18th century composer and violinist active in Liège, Belgium
Solage
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fl. late 14th century
France
probably after 1403French composer of the greatest number of pieces in the Chantilly Codex, the principal source of music of the ars subtilior, the manneristic compositional school centered around Avignon at the end of the century
Solal, Martial
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Soler, Agustin Charles
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Soler Sarda, Josep
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Solere, Pedro Etienne
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Soler i Ramos, padre Antonio Francesc Xavier Joseph
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3 Dec. 1729
Olot, Spain
20 Dec. 1783
El Escorial, Spain
Spanish composer particular of music for keyboard instruments many based on traditional Spanish folk forms including the fandango
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Soliva, Carlo
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Soll, Burkhardt
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Sollberger, Harvey
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Sollima, Giovanni
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Solnitz, Anton Wilhelm
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Solomon, Edward
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25 Jul 1855
London, UK
22 Jan 1895
London, UK
a member of a family of theatre musicians and a musical director in various London and even New York theatres, he was one of Sullivan's most accomplished English contemporaries on the light musical stage and, predictably, his music is not dissimilar. He wrote ballads and numerous salon piano solos but it was his stage shows which made his name during his lifetime. Solomon gained notoriety for his bigamous marriage to American prima donna Lillian Russell. It ended when she sued for divorce after learning of his previous marriage
Solotariov, Vladislav (see Zolotaryov, Vladislav)   
Solvay, Théodore-Auguste
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11 Sep. 1822
Rebecq, Belgium
17 Oct. 1908
Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium
Belgian composer and pianist
Solovyov (or Soloviov), Nikolay Feopemptovich9 May 1846
Petrozavodsk, Russia
27 Dec. 1916
St. Petersburg, Russia
Russian composer, critic and teacher
Somary, Johannes
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Somere, Édouard-Constantin de (known as Somers)
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10 Feb. 1789
Ghent, Belgium
14 Apr. 1846
Ghent, Belgium
Belgian composer, pianist, organist, viola player, conductor and teacher
Somers, Harry
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Somervell, Arthur
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Somis, Giovanni Battista
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25 Dec. 1686
Turin, Italy
14 Aug. 1763
Turin, Italy
Italian violinist and composer
Somis, Giovanni Lorenzo
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1688
possibly Turin, Italy
1775
Turin, Italy
Italian violinist and composer, brother of Giovanni Battista
Sommer, Vladimir
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Sommerfeldt, Oistein
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Sommerlatte, Ulrich
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Sommerro, Henning
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Sondheim, Stephen
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Sonevytsky, Ihor
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1926 trained as a composer and musicologist in Munich and immigrated to the United States. As a co-founder of the Ukrainian Music Institute of America, Sonevytsky has been active in arranging festivals of Ukrainian music. He is a prolific composer with over sixty art songs to his credit
Sonninen, Ahti
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11 Jul. 1914
Kuopion maalaiskunta, Finland
28 Jul. 1984
Helsinki, Finland
a Finnish composer who was firmly rooted in Neo-Classicism. However, Neo-Classicism is only one of his stylistic frameworks, albeit the most important one. His output is equally varied in other ways too, being by turns devoutly spiritual, vividly humorous, archaically Finnish or internationally urban. Works for children and film music form further self-contained genres in his output. His Pessi and Illusia is one of the best-known Finnish ballets
Sophie Elisabeth of Braunsweig (Braunschwieg) Wolfenbuttel16131676composer
Sophia Fredericka Wilhelmina (Margravin von Bayreuth) (see Wilhelmina, (Friederike Wilhelmine Sophie) Margravin von Bayreuth)   
Sophronios
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Sor, Fernando (baptized Joseph Fernando Macari Sors or José Fernando Macarurio Sors)
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14 Feb. 1778
Barcelona, Spain
10 Jul. 1839
Paris, France
a Spanish guitarist and composer known sometimes in Spain as the 'Beethoven of the Guitar'
Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji
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Sordello
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fl. 1220-1269 a 13th-century Italian troubadour, born in the municipality of Goito in the province of Mantua. He is perhaps best remembered for the praise heaped on him by other poets: he is praised by Dante Alighieri in the De vulgari eloquentia, and in the Purgatorio of The Divine Comedy is made the type of patriotic pride. He is also the hero of a well-known poem by Robert Browning.
Sorensen, Bent
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Sorenson, Torsten
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Sorge, Georg Andreas
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Soriano, Francesco
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1548
Soriano, Italy
1549/1621
possibly Rome
Italian composer of the Renaissance. He was one of the most skilled members of the Roman School in the first generation after Palestrina
Sorkocevic, Antun
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Sorkocevic, Luka
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17341789Croatian symphonist
Sorozabal, Pablo
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Sortes, Jean
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fl. 14th century1394Flemish composer and organist
Sosa, Mercedes
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Sosa, Omar
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10 Apr. 1965
Camagüey, Cuba
 Cuban pianist and composer of popular music
Sotelo, Mauricio
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2 Oct. 1961
Madrid, Spain
 he studied composition with Francis Burt at the Vienna University of Music, where the official jury unanimously awarded him the Prize of Honour for graduate studies in 1987. Subsequently, he honed his skills with the master composer Luigi Nono in Berlin and Venice. Sotelo has been awarded the Spanish National Music Prize (2001), the Queen Sofía International Prize for Composition (2000), and the Förder Preis of the Foundation Ernst von Siemens (1997), among others, as well as a number of similar prizes in Hamburg (1996), Köln (1992) and Vienna (1989), and the Composition Prizes of SGAE (1989) and the National Youth Orchestra of Spain (1987). His works have been selected for the UNESCO International Composers' Tribune in Paris and have been recognised by international institutions such as the Körber Foundation in Hamburg (1994), the Alban Berg Foundation in Vienna (1987-89) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany (1985-87)
[information provided by Gemma Romero Junquera]
Soto de Langa, Francisco
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1534
Langa, Spain
1619

Rome, Italy
Spanish composer, editor and singer who in 1590 served as interim maestro di cappella of the Papal Choir
Sou Alle, Ali Ben
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Soubre, Étienne
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30 Dec. 1813
Liège, Belgium
8 Sep. 1871
Liège, Belgium
Belgian composer, pianist, conductor and teacher
Souffriau, Arsène
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26 Feb. 1926
Ixelles, Belgium
 Belgian composer, conductor and teacher
Soulage, Marcelle
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Souliaert, Carolus
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Souris, Andre
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Sousa, John Philip
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6 Nov. 1854
Washington, D.C., USA
6 Mar. 1932
Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
American composer and conductor of the late Romantic era known particularly for American military and patriotic marches. Because of his mastery of march composition and resultant prominence, he is known as "The March King". In public he was typically referenced by his full name
Sousa Carvalho, Joao de
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22 Feb. 1745
Estremoz, Portugual
c.1799
Alentejo, Portugual
foremost Portuguese composer of his generation
Sousa Dias, Antonio
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1959
Lisbon, Portugual
 Portuguese composer noted for his work for cinema and television
Souster, Tim
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29 Jan. 1943
Bletchley, Milton Keynes, England
1 Mar. 1994
Cambridge, England
British composer best known for his electronic music output
Souther, Richard
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20th century, USA American composer, producer, arranger, sound designer and multi-keyboardis
Soutullo, Reveriano
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Soveral, Isabel
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Sowa, Jakub 1593Polish composer
Spaan, Bart
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Spadi, Giovanni Battista
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Spagna, Juan di
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Spahlinger, Mathias
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Spahn, Claudia
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Spalding, Albert18881953American violinist, a student of Chiti and Buitrago before entering the Bologna Conservatory at the age of 14, he lated studied with Lefort. He made his American debut in 1908. He gave the US premiers of the violin concertos of Dohnanyi, Elgar and Barber. His own works include an orchestra suite, 2 violin concertos, a string quartet, a violin sonata
Sparagna, Ambrogio
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Sparke, Philip
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Sparnaay, Harry
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Spasov, Bozhidar
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Spassov, Ivan
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Spath, Andreas
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Speak, Jeroen
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Spedding, Alan John
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Speer, Daniel
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Speight, John
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Spendiaryan (or Spendiarow, Spendiarov), Alexander Afanasii1 Nov. 1871
Kakhovka, Ukraine
7 May 1928
Erevan, Armenia
Urainian composer and conductor
Sperger, Johann Mathias
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23 Mar. 1750
Feldsberg, Lower Austria
(today Valtice, Czech Republic)
13 May 1812
Ludwigslust, Austria
studied with the organist Franz Anton Becker, before moving to vienna. His reputation rested largely on his ability as a player of the double bass. He was commemorated by a performance, a fortnight after his death of Mozart's requiem. He wrote a large part of his music , his concertos, cassations, serenades and 45 symphonies during a period he spent in Pressburg
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Spergher, Ignazio
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Speth, Johann(es)
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9 Nov. 1664
Speinshart, Germany
after 1719German organist and composer, who was organist at Augsburg Cathedral from Nov. 1692
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Speuy, Hendrik
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Spicer, Paul
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Spisak, Michal
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14 Sep. 1914
Dabrowa Górnicza, Poland
29 Jan. 1965
Paris, France
Polish violinist and compser who after studying with Nadia Boulanger in Paris, remained in France. From 1937 he worked exclusively as a composer
Spivakovsky, Michael
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Spoel, Adrian van der
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Spoelberch de Lovenjoul, Jean-Henri-Joseph (see Lovenjoul, Jean-Henri-Joseph Spoelberch de)   
Spoelstra, Mark
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Spohr, Louis (originally Ludwig)
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5 Apr 1784
Brauschweig, Germany
22 Oct 1859
Kassel, Germany
a prolific composer (his opus list amounts to over 150 works), Spohr was a noted violinist, and invented the violin chin-rest. He was also a significant conductor, being one of the first to use a baton and also inventing rehearsal letters, the large letters which are found on sheet music (they enable a conductor to ask the orchestra to start playing "from letter C", for example)
Spoliansky, Mischa
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Sponga (or Spongia), Francesco (see Usper, Francesco)   
Spontini, Gasparo
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14 Nov. 1774
Ancona, Italy
24 Jan. 1851
Ancona, Italy
Italian opera composer and conductor
Sporck, Antal
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Sporck, Jo
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Sporleder, Charlotte1836
Germany
 a composer of violin and piano works
Sprenkle, Elam Ray
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Sprimont, Paul
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25 Jun. 1928
Brussels, Belgium
 Belgian composer, organist, pianist and teacher
Squarcialupi, Antonio di Bartolomeo
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27 Mar. 1416
Florence, Italy
6 Jul. 1480
Florence, Italy
Italian organist and composer. He was the most famous organist in Italy in the mid-15th century and was thge original owner of what is today known as the Squarcialupi Codex, an illuminated manuscript compiled in Florence, Italy in the early 15th century. It is the single largest primary source of music of the 14th-century Italian trecento (also known as the "Italian ars nova")
Squire, J.H.
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18801956a cellist, had an early life full of incident. He ran away to sea as a boy and later killed a man in self-defence. He then entered the world of the light orchestra and was written a whisker of joining that on the ill-fated Titanic. Instead, and in the year next year (1913), he formed the J.H. Squire Celeste Octet (piano, celeste, strings) which was to give many concerts and over 500 broadcasts 1923 and the mid 1950s (the Octet was in abeyance between 1939 and around 1949) and made many records notably for Columbia. His own compositions, single movement genre pieces, were feature by the Octet - An Irish Love Song, The Picaninies' Picnic, An Ant's Antics and Moonbeams and Shadows were among their titles, some of them featuring solos for the cellos
Squire, William Henry
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8 Aug 1871
Ross-on-Wye
17 Mar 1963
London, U.K.
he was at least as well known as a cellist as he was a composer. Educated at Kingsbridge Grammar School in South Devon, he became a Foundation Scholar at the RCM, in 1883 where he studied the cello with Edward Howell and composition with Parry and Stanford. His London debut was in 1890 at the St James' Hall; he played in the Covent Garden Orchestra 1894-7 and the Queen's Hall Orchestra 1897-1901, toured widely as a soloist, notably with Clara Butt. He came to Doncaster in 1908 and played his own arrangements of Chopin and Offenbach (Kennerley Rumford, Clara Butt's husband, sang in the same concert Squire's song For Me Alone). Squire returned to Doncaster in 1910 and played his Meditation in C. He taught at the RCM between 1898 and 1917 and at the Guildhall School 1911-17 and was associated with the Performing Rights Society between 1926 and 1953. His last public concert appearance was in 1941 in Exeter Cathedral
St. John, Georgie Boyden 1899
New York - Windsor Hotel fire
composer of songs
Staal, Ede
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Stabile, Annibale
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c.1535
probably Naples, Italy
Apr. 1595
Kraków, Poland
an Italian composer of the Renaissance. He was a member of the Roman School of composition, and probably was a pupil of Palestrina. He was active mainly at Rome but moved briefly to Kraków, Poland at the end of his life
Stabler, Gerhard
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Stachowski, Marek
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1936
Piekary Slaskie, Poland
3 Dec. 2004
Kraków, Poland
Polish composer who studied with Krzysztof Penderecki at the State Higher School of Music in Kraków
Stade, Wilhelm
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Staden, Johann
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Stadler, Anton
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Stadlmayr, Johann
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Stadtfeld, Alexandre
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28 Aug. 1826
Wiesbaden, Germany
4 Nov. 1853
Brussels, Belgium
German-born, naturalised Belgian composer
Staebler, Gerhard
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Staeps, Hans Ulrich
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Staes, Ferdinand(-Philippe-Joseph)
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bap. 16 Dec. 1748
Brussels, Belgium
23 Mar. 1809
Brussels, Belgium
Belgian composer, harpsichordist and organist
Stafford Smith, John (see Smith, John Stafford)   
Stahmer, Klaus Hinrich
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Stahnke, Manfred
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Stainer, John
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Stainov, Petko
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Stallaert, Alphonse
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Stalling, Carl
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10 Nov. 189229 Nov. 1972composer and arranger of music for animated cartoons. He is most closely associated with the Looney Tunes shorts produced by Warner Bros, where he worked, averaging one complete score each week, for twenty-two years. Working together with the composers Max (Maximilian Raoul Walter) Steiner (1888-1971) and Scott Bradley, Carl Stalling developed the 'click track', a means of synchronising music with action on the screen
Stalpart van der Wiele, Jan Baptist
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Stalpers, Harry
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Stam, Edward
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Stam, George
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Stam, Henk
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Stambultsyan, Tigran
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Stamitz, Carl (Karel)
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7 May 1745
Mannheim
9 Nov. 1801Bohemian composer. He was the most prominent of the second generation of the so-called Mannheim school. He is the brother of Johann Anton Stamitz
Stamitz, (Johann) Anton
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1750 0r 1754
Mannheim
1789 or 1809
Paris, France
a German (and second-generation Bohemian) composer and violinist
Stamitz, Johann Wenzel Anton (Jan Vaclav Antonin)
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19 Jun. 1717
Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic
27 Mar. 1757
Mannheim
Czech composer and violinist. Johann was the father of Carl Stamitz and Anton Stamitz, also composers
Stammet, Arthur
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1959
Luxembourg
 baritone singer and composer from Luxembourg
Standford [Gledhill], [John] Patric
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5 Feb. 1939
Barnsley, England
23 Apr. 2014
Suffolk 
English composer
Stanchinsky, Aleksey (or Alexei, Alexey) Vladimirovich
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21 (Old Style 9) Mar. 1888
Obolsunovo, Russia
6 Oct. 1914
Logachevo, Russia
pupil of Zhilayev and Taneyev at the Moscow Conservatory, he was influenced firstly by Mussorgsky and then by Skryabin. He left a series of interesting and experimental piano compositions
Stanculescu-Vosganian, Michaela (see Vosganian, Mihaela)   
Stanfield, Stephen
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Stanford, Charles Villiers
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30 Sep. 1852
Dublin, Ireland
29 Mar. 1924Irish organist, pianist and composer
Stangl, Burkhard
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Stanhope, Paul
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Stankovich, Evgeny (Yevgeny)
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19 Sep. 1942
Svalava, Ukraine
 studied composition with Adam Soltis at the Lviv Conservatory (1962-63), and with Boris Liatoshinsky (1965-68) and Miroslav Skorik (1968-70) at the Kiev Conservatory. In 1970 to 1976, he worked as an editor for Muzykna Ukraina, the only music publishing house in Soviet Ukraine. For many years he is a professor of composition at the Ukrainian Music Academy (former Kiev Conservatory)
Stanley, Albert Augustin
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Stanley, John
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Stants, Iet
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Stappen, Crispin Van
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c.146510 Mar. 1522
Cambrai
Flemish singer and composer
Starck von Bronsart, Ingeborg
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Starer, Robert
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Starokadomsky (or Starokadomski), Mihail Leonidovich31 May 1901
Brest-Litovsk, Russia
24 Apr. 1954
Moscow, Russia
Russian organist and composer
Starter, Jan Janszoon
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Starzer, Josef
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Stastny-Pokorny, Jaroslav (see Graham, Peter)   
Statham, Heathcote
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Staub, Volker
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Staud, Johannes Maria
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Staude, Christoph
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Steadman-Allen, (Raymond) Ray Victor
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18 Sep 1922
London, UK
 particularly associated with the Salvation Army in which he has attained high rank, he has produced hundreds of excellently crafted arrangements and original compositions for S.A. bands and songster brigades, many of them based on song tunes long popular in Army citadels
Stebbins, George Waring18691930American organist and composer who studied first in the USA with Huntington Woodman, and thenin Paris with Guilmant. He became organist of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Brooklyn, later also of the Plymouth Church in Brooklyn
Stedron, Milos sr
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Stedron, Milos jr
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Steelant, Philippe Van
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fl. middle 17th century Belgian composer and organist active in Anvers
Steemson, Missfl. 1780s
Lancaster, UK
 church organist in Lancster, England who wrote Dirge for funerals
Steenhuis, Francois
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Steenwick, Gisbert
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Stefani, Andrea
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Steffan, Ernest
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1896
Vienna, Austria
1967
Berlin, Germany
an Austrian-born composer famous for his operettas. In 1921 his operetta Das Milliardensouper premiered in Berlin. It was followed by Agri, premiered in Vienna, as well as Muenchausen, Toni from Vienna, Katherina and his version of Karl Milloecke's Gasparone which were all premiered in Berlin. In 1933 he moved to England, where he taught singing and the piano, wrote film music and began writing musicals. His musical Darling I Hate You was premiered in Nuernberg in 1954
[information provided by Mrs. Lilian Ronaldson]
Steffan, Joseph Anton
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Steffani, Abbate Agostino
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Steffe, William
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  composer of the hymn Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory (c. 1852) to words by Julia Ward Howe 1819-1910
Steffen, Wolfgang
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Steffens, Johann
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Steffens, Walter
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Steggall, Charles
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Stehman, Jacques
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8 Jul. 1912
Brussels, Belgium
20 May 1975
Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Belgian composer, painist, teacher, musicologist and music critic
Steibelt, Daniel
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22 Oct. 1765
Berlin, Germany
2 Oct. 1823
Saint Petersburg, Russia
German pianist and composer who was appointed director of the Royal Opera in St. Petersburg in 1811
Steidl, Pavel
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Steiger, Rand
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Steigleder, Johann Ulrich
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Stein, Gottfried
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Stein, Leon
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Steinbach, Emil
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15 Nov. 15, 1849
Lengenrieden, Baden
6 Dec. 1919
Mainz, Germany
German composer and conductor
Steinberg (or Shteynberg), Maximilian Oseyevich
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4 Jul. (Old Style 22 Jun.) 1883
Vilnius, Lithuania
6 Dec. 1946
St. Petersburg, Russia
Russian composer and teacher who studied at University of St. Petersburg and with Rimsky-Korsakov (his father-in-law from 1908), and Glazunov. He became professor of composition St. Petersburg Conservatory from 1908, and director from 1934. Shostakovich was one of his students
Steiner, Fred
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24 Feb. 1923
New York City, USA
23 Jun. 2011
Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
American composer, conductor, orchestrator, film historian and arranger for television, radio and film
Steiner, Max (Maximilian Raoul Walter)
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10 May 1888
Vienna, Austria
28 Dec. 1971
Hollywood, California, US
Austrian-American composer of music for films, probably his most famous score being that for Gone with the Wind
Steiner, Timo
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6 May 1976
Estonia
 Estonian composer
Steinhardt, Victor
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1943
Los Angeles, California, USA
 composer and professor emeritus of piano at the University of Oregon
Steinke, Gunter
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Steinmann, Conrad
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Steketee, Huug
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Stekke, Léon
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12 Oct. 1904
Soignies, Belgium
24 Jan. 1970
Anderlecht, Belgium
Belgian composer, choral director and teacher
Stella, Scipione (or Scipione Dentice)
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15601635Italian composer of five books of madrigals. He was a nephew of Fabrizio Dentice
Stenhammar, Wilhelm1871
Sweden
1927a sober and business-like classicist, whose technical skill and safe, aristocratic taste place him in a category of his own. His six string quartets are exceptional and his two symphonies and two piano concertos masterful, as is the almost impressionistically glowing orchestral serenade. His songs have stature and class. In addition to composing, he was also one of the most prominent pianists of his day and a far-seeing conductor who brought to Sweden numerous first-performances of European avant-garde compositions
Stenius, Torsten19181964church organist and composer mainly of sacred vocal works such as cantatas, oratorios and the Svenskt requiem (Swedish '-language' Requiem) and organ works
Stepan, Josef Antonin
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Stephan, Rudy
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Stephanus de Liège (see de Liège, Stephanus)   
Stephanovic, Miko (Lyle "Spud" Murphy)
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19 Aug. 1908
Berlin, Germany
5 Aug. 2005
Hollywood, California, USA
an exceptionally versatile jazz and swing musician, who played several instruments, wrote over a hundred instrumental compositions, led his own orchestra, and made swing arrangements for bands such as those of Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson and Bob Crosby
Stepovoy (or Stepovyi), Jakov (or Yakym) Stepanovich1893
Kharkov, Ukraine
1921Ukrainian composer
Steppe, Raoul
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24 Jan. 1882
Alost, Belgium
2 Dec. 1975
Saint-Nicolas, Belgium
Belgian composer, organist and teacher
Steptoe, Roger
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Sterkel, Johann Franz Xaver
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Sternberg, Erich Walter
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Sternefeld, Daniel
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27 Nov. 1905
Anvers, Belgium
2 Jun. 1986
Uccle, Belgium
Belgian conductor and composer
Stetsenko (or Stetzenko), Kiril (or Kyril, Kyrylo)1882
Kiev, Ukraine
1922Ukrainian composer
Steuerlein, Johann
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Steup, Hendrik Coenraad
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Steveniers, Jacques
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1817
Liège, Belgium
28 Jun. 1899
Brussels, Belgium
Belgian violinist and composer
Stevens, Bernard
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Stevens, Jean-Baptiste
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29 Sep. 1796
Enghien, Belgium
6 May 1865
Mons, Belgium
Belgian composer, violinist, conductor and teacher
Stevens, John I
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Stevens, Leith
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Stevens, Richard John Samuel
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Stevenson, John
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Stevenson, Ronald
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Stewart, Andrew
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Stewart, Bob
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Stewart, Charles Hylton
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Stewart, David A
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Stewart, "Slam" Leroy Elliott19141987one of America's pre-eminent performers on double bass, appearing with Art Tatum, Billy Taylor, Erroll Garner, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, et al. His best-known composition is Flat Foot Floogie
Stiastny, Bernard Wenceslaus
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1770
Prague, 1770
 older brother of Joseph (see below), Bernard too was a Violoncellist, and was employed as first performer of his instrument in the orchestra of the Prague Theatre. Six Sonatas for two Violoncellos, and two instruction works were published by him. The first, entitled Il maestro e lo scolare, 8 imitazioni e 6 pezzi con fughe per due violoncelli ; the other is a cello method, entitled Methode de Violoncelle, in two parts
Stiastny Joseph
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1743?
Bohemia
 information regarding his education and his life are very limited. He is said to have been in the Prague Orchestra in 1800. On the title page of his Op. 3, consisting of a Divertimento for Violoncello, he describes himself as Violoncellist to the Grand Duke at Frankfort. As the brief existence of the Grand Duchy of Frankfort, of which the Regent was Prince Primate of Dalberg, occurred within the years 1810-1814, there can scarcely be a doubt that Stiastny resided at Frankfort during that time. Later, about 1820, he bore the title of Musical Director of Nuremberg, and in that year lived at Mannheim. He appears to have gone from there to Great Britain, for many of his later works, as, for example, the Trois Duos Concertans (Op. 8) and the Six pieces faciles (Op. 9), are dedicated to Englishmen. Amongst these compositions the Concertino (Op. 7), dedicated to Robert Lindley, may be favourably distinguished from similar productions among the Cello compositions at that period. The remaining Cello pieces of J. Stiastny, which consist of Variations (Op. 10), Rondo and Variations (Op. 12), two Sonatas with Bass (Op. 2), twelve light pieces for two Cellos (Op. 4), six similar ones (Op. 5), three Concerted Duos (Op. 6), and Six Solos with Bass (Op. 11) are qualified to be placed amongst the best productions of the older Cello literature, as they contained effects which for that period were entirely novel
Stich, Jan Vaclav
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Stiehl, Heinrich Franz Daniel
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Stiel, Ludwig
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Stiles, George
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Still, William Grant
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Stine, Robert
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Stinfalico, Eterio (see Marcello, Alessandro)   
Stirling, Elizabeth1819
England
1895an organist and composer who was not given a degree of Oxford University even though she qualified because women were not eligible. Her song All Among the Barley was a prize-winner
Stobaeus, Johann
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Stock, David
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1939
USA
 American composer active in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA for many years. He is currently a professor of music at Duquesne University and is best known for his years as composer-in-residence with the Seattle Symphony and his many years as music director of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, an organization which he founded
Stock, Jeffrey
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Stockaert, Adrien
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fl. second half 16th century composer originally from Belgium
Stockem, Johannes de (see Stokem, Johannes de)   
Stockhausen, Karlheinz
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22 Aug. 1928
Burg Mödrath, nr Cologne, Germany
5th Dec. 2007
Kurten, Germany
a German composer, one of the most important and controversial composers of the 20th century
Stockhausen, Markus
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2 May 1957
Cologne, Germany
 son of Karlheinz, trumpeter and composer
Stockhausen, Simon
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5 Jun. 1967
Cologne, Germany
 son of Karlheinz, keyboard and saxophone player and composer
Stockmeier, Wolfgang
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Stoeckel, Gustave Jacob1819
Bavaria
1907composer and first Professor of Music at Yale, his association with Yale began in 1855 as 'Organist and Chapel Master'. His appointment as Professor of Music did not occur until 1890, a few years before his retirement and near the time when Yale began offering a degree in music. Among his musical output, Stoeckel composed six operas
Stojanovits, Peter Lazar
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Stojanovic, Petar18771957a violinist who performed throughout Europe, composed concerts and sonatas for the violin, viola and other instruments, along with other chamber pieces
Stojowski, Zygmunt (Sigismond or Sigismund) Denis Antoni de Jourdan
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4 May 1870
Strzelce, Poland
5 Nov. 1946
New York, NY, USA
a composer, pianist and teacher who studied with Wladyslaw Zelenski in Cracow and Léo Delibes, Louis Diémer, Theodore Dubois and Jules Massenet at the Paris Conservatoire. He was also in a select group of Paderewski students. Since October 1905 he lived in the USA, where his career gradually shifted from composition to appearing as a soloist with orchestras and in recital; he also taught piano performance at a number of prestigious institutions
Stokem (or Stockem), Johannes de
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1445
Stokkem, nr. Liège, Belgium
1501Flemish composer who was in the service of Beatrice of Aragon, Queen of Hungary, after her marriage to Matthias Corvinus. By 1487 he is found as a singer in the Papal Choir in Rome and seems to have been a musician of contemporary importance. This is witnessed by the fact that four chansons by him are included by the publisher Petrucci in his Harmonice Musices Odhecaton of 1501, the first printed collection of part-songs
Stokkermans, Joop
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Stokowski, Leopold
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Stolcer-Slavenski, Josip
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11 May 1896
Cakovec, Croatia
30 Nov. 1955
Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Croatian composer
Stolk, Pieter
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Stoll, David
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Stollery, Pete
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Stoltzer, Thomas
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Stoltzman, Richard
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Stolz, Robert
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Stolzel, Gottfried
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Stone, Carl
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Stookey, Noel (Paul)
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30 Dec. 1937 singer-songwriter best known as "Paul" in the trio Peter, Paul and Mary. He is an alumnus of Michigan State University. His best-known composition is The Wedding Song (There is Love)
Stoppelenburg, Willem
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Storace, Bernardo
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Storace, Marc
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7 Oct. 1951
Sliema, Malta
 Maltese rock vocalist and songwriter. His career in music started in the 1960s, but he is most noted for his position as lead singer and songwriter of Swiss rock band Krokus from 1980
Storace, Stephen
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Storbekken, Egil
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Storme, Jean-Martin
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6 Mar. 1769
Wervicq (Flandre Occidentale)
1 Nov. 1857
Wervicq
Belgian composer and organist
Stott, Wally (see Morley, Angela)   
Stoumon, Oscar
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20 Aug. 1835
Liège, Belgium
1900Belgian composer, music critic and theatre director
Stover, Franklin
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5 Nov. 1953
Sacramento, CA, USA
 American composer
Stoyanov, Vesselin
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Strachey, Jack
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18941972Strachey was at his peak in the 1940s and 1950s. He composed for musicals - Belinda Fair (1949), Dear Little Billie and Lady Luck - and revues like Spread it Abroad from which came his biggest hit, the song These Foolish Things. He wrote several other popular songs as well as orchestral numbers, marches including, reflecting his long preoccupation with the theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, Overture and Beginners and Theatreland
Stradella, Alessandro
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3 Apr. 1639
Rome, Italy
25 Feb. 1682
Genoa, Italy
Italian composer of the middle Baroque. He was born in Rome, and was murdered in Genoa
Straesser, Joep
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Straight, Charles Theodore (Charley)
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16 Jan. 1891
USA
24 Sep. 1940
Chicago, USA
American pianist, bandleader and composer
Strange, Allen
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26 Jun. 1943
Calexico, CA, USA
 American composer and performer. He studied composition with Michalsky at State University, Fullerton (BA, MA 1967) and later with Erickson, Partch, Gaburo and Oliveros (composition and electronic media) at the University of California, San Diego (1967-8, 1970-71)
Strange, Nicholas le
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Strasfogel, Ignace
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Strassburg, Gottfried von
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 c.1210author of the Middle High German courtly romance Tristan, which is regarded, alongside Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival and the Nibelungenlied, as one of great narrative masterpieces of the German Middle Ages. He is also the composer of a small number of surviving lyrics
Strategier, Herman
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Stratford, William monk of
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fl. 15th century the composer of a four part Magnificat that features in the Eton Choirbook
Strattner, Georg Christoph
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Straus, Oscar
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6 Mar. 1870
Vienna, Austria
11 Jan. 1954
Bad Ischl, Austria
Viennese composer of operettas. An anecdote states that his original name was actually Strauss, but for professional purposes he deliberately omitted the final 's', since he wished not to be associated with the illustrious Strauss family of Vienna. However, he did follow the advice of Johann Strauss II in 1898 about abandoning the prospective lure of writing waltzes for the more lucrative business of writing for the theatre
Strauss, Christoph
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Strauss, Eduard
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15 Mar. 1835
Vienna, Austria
28 De. 1916
Vienna, Austria
Austrian composer who, together with brothers Johann Strauss II and Josef Strauss formed the Strauss musical dynasty. The family dominated the Viennese light music world for decades, creating many waltzes and polkas for Austrian emperors and their courtiers. He was affectionately known in his family as 'Edi'
Strauss, Franz
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Strauss, Johann I
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14 Mar. 1804
Vienna, Austria
25 Sep. 1849
Vienna, Austria
(German: Johann Strauß (Vater), "Johann Strauss (father)"; in English also known as Johann Strauss Sr) Austrian composer known particularly for his waltzes and for popularizing it alongside Josef Lanner thereby (without intention) setting the foundations for his sons to carry on his musical dynasty. His most famous piece, however, is probably the Radetzky March (named after Joseph Radetzky von Radetz) whereas his most famous waltz is probably the Lorelei Rhine Klänge op. 154
Strauss, Johann II
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25 Oct. 1825
Vienna, Austria
3 Jun. 1899
Vienna, Austria
(German: Johann Strauß (Sohn), "Johann Strauss (son)"; in English also Johann Strauss the Younger, Johann Strauss Jr., Johann Sebastian Strauss) Austrian composer known especially for his waltzes, such as The Blue Danube
Strauss, Johann III
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1866
Vienna, Austria
1939
Berlin, Germany
Austrian composer, son of Eduard Strauss and grandson of Johann Strauss I. He was unofficially entrusted with the task of upholding his family's tradition after the disbandment of the Strauss Orchestra by his father in 1901. His talents were not fully realised during his lifetime as musical tastes had changed in the Silver Age with more popular composers such as Lehár and Oscar Straus dominating the Viennese musical scene with their operettas although his uncle, Johann Strauss II supervised his development as a musician, a fact disputed by Eduard Strauss
Strauss, Josef
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20 Aug. 1827
Vienna, Austria
22 Jul. 1870
Vienna, Austria
Austrian composer. He was fondly referred to as 'Pepi' by his family and close friends. He was the son of Johann Strauss I and brother of Johann Strauss II and Eduard Strauss
Strauss, Richard
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11 Jun. 1864
Munich, Germany
8 Sep. 1949
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
German composer of the late Romantic era, particularly noted for his tone poems and operas. He was also a noted conductor
Strauwen, Jean
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22 Mar. 1878
Laeken, Belgium
4 Jan. 1947
Brussels, Belgium
Belgian composer and teacher
Stravinsky, Igor Fyodorovich
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17/18 Jun. 1882
Orenienbaum, Russia
6/7 Apr. 1971
New York, USA
a quintessentially cosmopolitan Russian, Stravinsky was one of the most influential composers and artists of 20th century music, both in the West and in his native land
Strayhorn, Billy
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Strecker, Heinrich
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Streicher (or Streikher), Ljuba (or Lyubou )3 Mar. 1888
Wladikawkas
31 Mar. 1958
Moscwo, Russia
composer
Strelnikow (or Strelnikov), Nikolai2 May 1999
Plotzk
12 Apr. 1939
Leningrad, Russia
composer
Strens, Jules
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5 Dec. 1893
Ixelles, Belgium
19 Mar. 1971
Bruxelles, Belgium
Belgian composer, violinist, organist and conductor
Streulens, Herman
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19 Sep. 1936
Comines, Belgium
 Belgian composer, pianist, organist, conductor and teacher
Strietman, Willem
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Striggio, Alessandro
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&c.1450
Mantua, Italy
29 Feb. 1592
Mantua, Italy
Italian composer, instrumentalist and diplomat of the Renaissance. He composed numerous madrigals as well as dramatic music, and by combining the two, became the inventor of madrigal comedy. One of his most impressive works, and one of the most impressive achievements in Renaissance polyphony, is his motet Ecce beatam lucem for 40 independent voices, which he wrote for the marriage of a Bavarian duke and which was first performed in Munich in 1568. There is some evidence that he may have had the music for this piece with him on his diplomatic visit to London in 1567, and Thomas Tallis may have seen it and been either inspired or challenged by it, for shortly afterwards Tallis wrote his own 40-voice tour-de-force Spem in alium for Queen Elizabeth. Unlike the setting by Tallis, Striggio specifically indicates for the voices to be doubled by instruments. In the premiere of Striggio's motet the forces included eight flutes, eight violi, eight trombones, harpsichord and theorbo. The motet is a polychoral composition for four choirs, which include sixteen, ten, eight and six voices respectively, all spatially separated. His son, also named Alessandro Striggio, wrote the libretto for Monteverdi's Orfeo.
Striker, Victor
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Strindberg, Henrik
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Stringari, Antonio
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Strobl, Bruno
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1949
Klagenfurt, Austria
 Austrian composer
Strong, George Templeton
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26 May 1856
New York, USA
27 Jun. 1948
Geneva, Switzerland
American viola player and composer
Stroppa, Marco
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8 Dec. 1959
Verona, Italy
 Italian composer
Strouse, Charles
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7 Jun. 1928
New York City, NY, USA
 three-time Tony Award-winning American composer and lyricist
Strozzi, Barbara16191664 or later
Venice
in 1619, Barbara Strozzi's name was entered into the baptismal register of the Church of Santa Sofia in Venice, her mother a servant in the household of Giulio Strozzi, a respected man of letters. Giulio adopted and educated Barbara, and eventually made her his heiress. Barbara presided over the meetings of the Accademia dei Unisoni, (a circle of Venetian intellectuals) whose participants she dazzled with formidable gifts both personal and musical. She was a student of Cavalli and one of the most prolific cantata composers of the 17th century
Strozzi, Gregorio
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c.1615after 1687Italian composer and organist
Strungk, Delphin
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Strungk, Nicolaus Adam
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Stuart, Leslie (pseudonym of Thomas Augustine Barrett)
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15 Mar 1864
Southport, UK
27 Mar 1928
Richmond, Surrey
primarily remembered as the composer of the musical comedy Floradora (1899, revived in 1915 and 1931). Several of his 65 or some songs especially Soldiers of the Queen, The Bandolero, Little Dolly Daydream, Lily of Laguna and a number of 'coon songs', became hits. His instrumental pieces included at least one Cakewalk. He also used the pseudonym Lester Thomas
Stuart, Mary
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Stucken, Frank van der
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15 Dec. 1858
Fredericksburg
16 Aug. 1929
Hamburg, Germany
composer and conductor
Stucky, Steven
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Stuntz, Joseph Hartmann
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Sturges, Edmond (see Turges, Edmond)   
Sturm, Hartmut
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Sturton, Edmund
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fl. 15th century presumably the composer of the six part Ave Maria ancilla Trinitatis in the Lambeth choirbook and the Gaude virgo mater Christi in the Eton Choirbook whose six voices cover a fifteen-note range
St. Victor, Adam of (se Adam of St. Victor)   
Styne, Jule
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Suarda, Marie Virginia  composer who published in Venice in 1692
Subligny, Madam  composer who published in London in 1700
Subotnick, Morton
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Subramaniam, L
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Suchon, Eugen
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Suda, Peeter
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Suder, Joseph
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Sueur, Jean Francois Le
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Sugar, Miklos
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Sugawara, Meiro
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Sugiyama, Haseo
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Suilamo, Harri
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22 Mar. 1954
Uskela, Finland
 a composer of brief, concentrated and rapidly moving works all polished to the utmost in their melodic and harmonic details. Tonal colour, including modern playing techniques, play an important role in his works, and on occasion he makes use of microintervals. Suilamo writes above all chamber music. His only orchestral work Aiva (1991) is also written much like chamber music, favouring solo lines and small alternating instrumental groups
Suk, Josef sr
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18741935eminent Czech violinist, pedagogue and composer (1874-1935) trained on piano, violin and organ by his father, Josef Suk, he then studied violin with Bennewitz and chamber music with Wihan at the Prague Conservatory (1885-1891). He then pursued additional training in chamber music with Wihan and composition with Dvorak. In 1898 he married Dvorak's daughter. He began his career playing 2nd violin in Wihan's string quartet, which became known as the Czech Quartet in 1892. He remained a member of the quartet until his retirement in 1933. He also was professor of composition at the Prague Conservatory from 1922
Sulek, Stjepan
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Sullivan, Arthur
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Sulzer, Salomon
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Sumac, Yma
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Sumarokov, Victor
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Sumarte, Richard
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Sumera, Lepo
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8 May 1950
Tallinn, Estonia
2 Jun. 2000
Tallinn, Estonia
studied composition with Veljo Tormis in his teens and, from 1968, with the Heino Eller at the Estonian Academy of Music (then Tallinn Conservatoire). After Eller’s death (1970) he studied with Heino Jürisalu, graduating in 1973. He took post-graduate studies at the Moscow Conservatory (1979-1982) with Roman Ledenev. From the late 1980s electro-acoustic music (particularly - live electronics) became increasingly important in his output
Sumner, Peter
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1929 his two careers embraced 31 years in the Royal Marines (18 of them as Director of Music, latterly of the C-in-C Fleet Band) and about eighteen years in the Doncaster Peripatetic Music Service, studied conducting at the Royal Academy of Music and is a respected arranger and composer, of marches for band (The Blue Light was written for a police training centre), short instrumental solos include Water Nymph for oboe (his principal instrument) and most recently a suite Celebration to mark Doncaster's 800th anniversary celebration of its first charter in 1994 and available in military band, brass band and orchestral versions
Sumsion, Herbert
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Sun Ra
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Suntjens, Simon-Hubert
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8 May 1820
Roermond, The Netherlands
18 Oct. 1855
Hasselt, Belgium
Belgian composer and pianist
Suolahti, Heikki
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2 Feb. 1920
Helsinki, Finland
27 Dec. 1936
Helsinki, Finland
before his untimely death at sixteen he wrote one symphony, the Sinfonia piccola (1935), which has remained in the repertoire of youth orchestras in Finland and in the USA
Suppe, Franz von
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18 Apr 1819
Split, Dalmatia
21 May 1895
Vienna, Austria
born Francesco Ezechiele Ermenegildo, Cavaliere Suppé-Demelli, von Suppe was a composer and conductor notable for his operettas
Suremont, Pierre-Jean (Pierre-Hans)
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1762
Anvers, Belgium
8 Mar. 1831
Anvers, Belgium
Belgian composer
Suriani, Alberta
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Surinach, Carlos
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Surman, John
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Surmenian, Eric
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  graduated from the Marseille Conservatory on classical and jazz bass and from the Amsterdam Conservatory" on jazz bass cum laude. He leads and composes for his piano trio and for his string trio
Susato, Tielman (Tylman)
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c.1500
probably Soest, Westphalia
c.1562
Low Countries
Renaissance Flemish composer, instrumentalist and publisher of music in Antwerp. While his place of birth is unknown, some scholars believe that because of his name — Susato meaning de Soest, of the town of Soest — he may be from the town of that name in Westphalia
Suslin, Viktor
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Sussmayr, Franz Xaver
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Suter, Hermann
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Sutermeister, Heinrich
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12 Aug. 1910
Feurerthalen, Schaffhausen , Switzerland
16 Mar. 1995
Morges, Waadt, Switzerland
Swiss composer known primarily for his operas
Sutherland, Margaret
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Sutton, John
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fl. 15th century Fellow of Magdalen, Oxford in 1476 and of Eton in 1477, composed a setting of Sale Regina that appears in the Eton Choirbook
Sveinsson, Atli Heimir
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Svendsen, Johan
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30 Sep. 1840
Christiana (now Oslo), Norway
14 Jun. 1911,br>Copenhagen, DenmarkNorwegian composer, conductor and violinist
Svensson, Esbjorn
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Svensson, Fabian
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Svetlanov, Yevgeny
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6 Sep. 1928
Moscow, Russia
3 May 2002
Moscow, Russia
Russian conductor, composer, and pianist who led Russia's State Symphony Orchestra for 35 years. He was best known for his interpretations of Russian compositions, including works by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and Rachmaninoff
Sviridov, Georgy Vasilevich
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16 Dec. 1915
Fatezh/Kursk, Russia
5 Jan. 1998
Moscow, Russia
Russian pianist and composer. Among his compositions is a large quantity of vocal and choral music (romances; lyrics; songs, choruses; oratorio; cantata; concertos for chorus; etc.) as well as chamber music (trio; piano pieces) and orchestral music
Svoboda, Michael
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Swaan, Egmont
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Swain, Freda
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31 Oct. 1902
Portsmouth, Hants. England
29 Jan. 1985
Chinnor, Oxon, England
English composer and pianist, wife of Arthur Alexander
Swann, Donald Ibrahím
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30 Sep 1923
Llanelli, Wales
23 Mar 1994
London
composer of much choral music, carols, art songs - using words by Tolkien, Betjeman and C. Day Lewis - and an opera Perelandra (words by C.S. Lewis) as well as lighter compositions: several for the stage, like Lyric Revue (1951), Penny Plain, At the Drop of a Hat (1956) and At the Drop of Another Hat and of course, the brilliantly memorable lighter songs he composed to the lyrics of Michael Flanders - The Slow Train, The Rhinoceros Song, The Elephant Song, Warthog Song, I'm a Gnu, The Gas Man Cometh and, much the most popular of all, The Hippopotamus Song, particularly associated with baritone Ian Wallace who entitled his autobiography Promise Me You'll Sing "Mud"
Swan, Timothy
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Swayne, Giles
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Sweeden, Hans van
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Sweelinck (or Swelinck, Zwelinck, Sweeling, Sweelingh, Sweling, Swelingh), Jan Pieterszoon
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Apr./May 1562
Deventer, The Netherlands
16 Oct. 1621
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dutch composer, organist, and pedagogue whose work straddled the end of the Renaissance and beginning of the Baroque eras. Many of his family were musicians — principally organists — and he is known to have studied with Jan Willemszoon Lossy as well as Zarlino, the famous composer and theorist, in Venice
Sweeney, Eric
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Sweeney, Joel
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Swerts (or Swert), Pierre-Julien (Jules) de (see Deswert, Jules)   
Swerts, Piet
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14 Nov. 1960
Tongres, Belgium
 Belgian composer, pianist, conductor and teacher
Swider, Jozef
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Swift, Kay18971993best remembered for her musical Fine and Dandy, which ran on Broadway in 1930 for 236 performances, and for her close relationship with George Gershwin
Swingle, Ward
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Swinnen, Peter
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31 Jan. 1965
Lierre, Belgium
 Belgian composer, cellist and teacher
Swolfs, Laurent
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8 Mar. 1878
Brussels, Belgium
4 Nov. 1954
Brussels, Belgium
tenor singer, composer and teacher
Syberg, Franz
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Sykes, Roosevelt
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Sylvian, David
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Synghel, Henry-Alexandre Van
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16 Mar. 1700
Ghent, Belgium
10 Apr. 1856
Bruzzels, Belgium
Belgian composer, teacher and music theorist
Syvinki, Esko
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10 Dec. 1943
Finland
 composer of several concertos
Szabados, Gyorgy
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Szabo, Ferenc27 Dec. 1902
Budapest, Hungary
4 Nov. 1969
Budapest, Hungary
Hungarian composer
Szadek, Tomasz15501611Polish composer
Szalonek, Witold
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2 Mar. 1927
Czechowice-Dziedzice, Poland
 trained in Poland, then moved to Paris to study under Nadia Boulanger. In 1963 Szlonek discovered and classified the so-called 'combined sounds' generated by the woodwind instruments. From the early 1970s he moved to Germany, in 1973 succeeding Boris Blacher as Professor of Composition at West Berlin's Hochschule der Kunstet
Szalowski, Antoni
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Szamotul, Waclaw
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Szanto, Theodor
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Szarzynski, Stanislaw Sylwester
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  Polish composer
Székely, Zoltán
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8 Dec. 1903
Hungary
5 Oct. 2001
Canada
a violinist and composer
Szell, George
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7 JUn. 1897
Budapest, Hungary
30 Jul. 1970
USA
György Széll, best known by his Anglicised name George Szell, was a conductor and composer. He is remembered today for his long and successful tenure as music director of the Cleveland Orchestra from 1946 to 1970 and for the recordings of the standard classical repertory he made with Cleveland and other orchestras. It is said that Szell, among all conductors, had a baton with "one of the sharpest points" because his orchestras were distinguished by their precision
Szeluto, Apolinary
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23 Jul. 1884
St. Petersburg, Russia
22 Aug. 1966
Chodziez, Poland
pianist and composer. As a composer he belonged with K. Szymanowski, L. Rozycki and G. Fitelberg to the group Mloda Polska. Szeluto produced an immense output - including 25 symphonies, several orchestral suites, five piano concertos, concertos for violin and cello, two masses, other choral music and songs, and chamber and instrumental works
Szemzo, Tibor
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Szervanszky, Endre
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Szokolay, Sandor
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Szulc, Josef
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Szymanowska, Marie Wolowska
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14 Dec. 1789
Warsaw, Poland
23 Jul. 1831
St. Petersburg, Russia
Goethe praised her piano playing in the highest terms. She was a published composer who also wrote odd combinations seldom attempted by other composers
Szymanowski, Karol
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6 Oct. 1882
Tymoszówka, Ukraine
24 Mar. 1937
Lausanne, Switzerland
the foremost Polish composer of the early 20th century. With his friends, violinist Pawel Kochanski and pianist Artur Rubinstein, Szymanowski twice travelled to the USA by way of London in 1920-21, giving concerts that met with critical and popular success. During the years 1924-26 Szymanowski received increasing recognition at home, despite the opposition of conservative sections of musical society. He spent a lot of time in Paris, chiefly for the many performances of his compositions
Szymanski, Pawel
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28 Mar. 1954
Warsaw, Poland
 Polish composer who is widely regarded as the most important composer in his generation in Poland