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Uber, Christian Benjamin
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20 Sep. 1746
Breslau
1812
Breslau
German composer
Uber, (Christian Friedrich) Hermann
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22 Apr. 1781
Breslau
2 Mar. 1822
Dresden
German composer
Ubieta, Enrique
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1934
Havana, Cuba
 Cuban-born composer, now resident in the US, Ubieta has written original music for seven films; has composed more than 70 works, including chamber, vocal, and symphonic music; and has created various innovations in music
Uccellini, Marco
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c. 1603
Italy
1680
Parma
Italian composer
Ucelli, Carolina1810
Italy
1855two of her operas were produced at the Theatre Pergola in Florence in 1832
Uchihashi, Kazuhisa
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1959
Osaka, Japan
 Japanese guitarist and composer
Udbye, Martin Andreas
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18 Jun. 1820
Trondheim
10 Jan. 1889
Trondheim
Norwegian composer
Ufki, Ali
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c.1610
Lvov, Poland
1675born Wojciech Bobowski in 1610, was a Polish Christian who converted to Islam after his capture by the Ottoman Turks at the age of 30, becoming renowned as a musician and translator in the imperial court. Contemporary accounts say that he was fluent in as many as seventeen languages, including Latin, Greek, Hebrew, and Arabic, in addition to Polish and Turkish. He is revered by music specialists as the creator of a unique manuscript - the famous Mecmua-i Saz u Soz of 1650 - which preserved for modern times several hundred classical Ottoman songs and instrumental pieces, the first instance in which western staff notation was applied to Turkish music. However, he is better remembered internationally for a very different legacy: as the translator of the current Turkish version of the Bible (Kitab-i Mukaddes), the equivalent of the King James version (1611) so famous in the English-speaking world
Ugarte, Floro M(anuel)15 Sep. 1884
Buenos Aires
11 Jun. 1975
Buenos Aires
Argentinean teacher, composer and director of the famous Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires. His older brother was the Argentinean author Manuel Ugarte (1875-1951)
Ugolini, Vincenzo
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c.1570
Italy
1638
Rome
Italian composer
Uhde, Johann Otto12 Jun. 1725
Insterburg
20 Dec. 1766
Berlin
German composer
Uhl, Alfred
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5 Jun. 1909
Vienna, Austria
8 Jun. 1992
Vienna, Austria
Austrian composer who mainly worked with opera. He studied as a student of F. Schmidt, and subsequently taught at the Vienna Hochschule fr Musik. During his career at the school he was awarded the Austrian State Prize, the Vienna Music Prize, and the Viennese Gold Medal of Honour. His most famous educational pieces are the two volumes which comprise the 48 Studies for clarinet
Uhl, Edmund1853
Prague, Czechoslovakia
1929
Wiesbaden, Germany
Czech-born composer
Uijlenhoet, Rene
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1961
The Netherlands
 Dutch composer and organist
Uitti, Frances-Marie
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1948
USA
 renowned the world over for her interpretations of contemporary music and is famous for her extended technique using two bows simultaneously in one hand as well as her improvisational skills
Ujj, Bla2 Jul. 1873
Vienna, Austria
1 Feb. 1942
Vienna, Germany
Austrian composer of Hungarian origin
Ulbrich, Siegfried (pseu: Martin, Marvin - Romans, Roman)25 May 1922
Dresden, Germany
30 Oct. 1991
Germany
German composer
Ulbrich, Maximilianc.1741
Vienna, Austria
14 Sep. 1814
Vienna, Austria
Austrian civil servant and composer
Ulft, Antoine Van28 Apr. 1900
Lige
1960
Belgian composer, pianist and teacher
Ullinger, Augustin
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27 Mar. 1746
Ranoldsberg, Germany
30 Jul. 1781
Freising
German composer
Ullmann, Jakob
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1958
Freiberg/Sachsen
 German composer
Ullmann, Viktor
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1 Jan 1898
Teschen
18 Oct. 1944
Auschwitz
an Austrian composer, conductor and pianist
Ulmer, James Blood
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2 Feb. 1942
St. Matthews, South Carolina, USA
 an American jazz and blues guitarist and singer
Umebayashi, Shigeru
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19 Feb. 1951
Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
 a Japanese composer
Umiliani, Piero
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17 Jul. 1926
Florence, Italy
14 Feb. 2001
Roe, Italy
Italian composer
Umlauf [Umlauff], Ignaz
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1746
Vienna, Austria
8 Jun. 1796
Meidling, nr. Vienna, Austria
Austrian composer
Umlauf, Michael
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9 Aug. 1781
Vienna, Austria
20 Jun. 1842
Baden, nr. Vienna, Austria
Austrian composer
Underhill, Owen
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26 Jan. 1954
Regina, Canada
 Canadian composer, conductor, teacher, flutist
Ung, Chinary
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1942
Takeo, Cambodia
 Cambodian composer
Unger (or Ungher) (-Sabatier), Caroline28 Oct. 1803
Stuhlweissenburg, Hungary
23 Mar. 1877
Florence, Italy
Austro-Hungarian mezzo-soprano/contralto who studied in Vienna and was chosen by Beethoven. She composed an album of 46 songs
Unger, (Gustav) Hermann
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26 Oct. 1886
Kamenz, Sachsen
31 Dec. 1958
Kln, Germany
German composer
Unico Wilhelm Graf van Wassenaer (see Wassenaer, Unico Wilhelm Graf van)   
Urb, Tarmo1969
Tatu, Estonia
 Estonian-born singer, guitarist and composer now working in the USA
Urbach, Otto6 Feb. 1871
Eisenach
14 Dec. 1927
Dresden
German composer who studied the piano with Miillerhartung and Liszt's pupil Bemhard Stavenhagen. He taught at the Dresden Conservatory from 1898 to 1920
Urbani, Peter1749
Milan, Italy
1816
Dublin, Ireland
Italian singer who settled in Edinburgh in 1784, after making appearances in Glasgow singing Scots songs. He published six volumes of Scots songs and included original songs of his own composition. Robert Burns's A Red, Red Rose was first published in 1794 in A Selection of Scots Songs edited by Peter Urbani. He set up a music shop and publishing house with Edward Liston at 10 Princes Street, North Side, Edinburgh (1796-1806). After losing much money as an impressario, he died in Dublin, penniless
Urbaitis, Mindaugas
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1952
Lithuania
 Lithuanian composer
Urbaniak, Michal
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1943
Warsaw, Poland
 a Polish jazz musician and composer, playing mainly the violin and saxophone
Urbanner, Erich
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26 Mar. 1936
Innsbruck, Austria
 Austrian composer
Urbina, Guadalupe
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  singer-songwriter from Costa Rica
Urfey, Thomas d' (Tom Durfey)
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165326 Feb. 1723
London, England
an English writer and wit. He composed plays, songs, poetry, and jokes
Urhan, (or Auerhahn), Chrtien
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16 Feb. 1790
Montjoie, nr Aix-la-Chapelle, France
2 Nov. 1845
Belleville, nr Paris, France
French violinist and performer on the viola d'amour. The solo in Les Hugenots by Berlioz was composed for him, and he premiered Berlioz' Harold en Italie. He was a composer of chamber works
Uribe Holgun, Guillermo
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17 Mar. 1880
Bogot, Colombia
26 Jun. 1971
Bogot, Colombia
Colombian composer
Urich, Jean
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9 Sep. 1849
Trinidad
14 Dec. 1939
London, England
opera composer. The Urichs, from Hessen-Darmstadt, cousins of Christian and Anselm Gerold who ran a ship chandlery and hardware business in Trinidad, came out to Trinidad to work of the firm of C & A Gerold. Other cousins, the Wuppermanns would establish J.N. Harriman and Company which become the agents for J.G.B. Siegert & Sons product Angostura Bitters
Urrede (or Urreda), Juan de (also Johannes de Wreede)fl. 1451-c.1482 Flemish composer born in Bruges who worked in Spain in the service of the duke of Alba and King Ferdinand. His works appear in the Colombina Song Book (1460-1490)
Urreta, Alicia
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12 Oct. 1935
Veracruz
20 Dec. 1986
Mexico
Mexican award-winning pianist and composer
Usandizaga, Jos Maria
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31 Mar. 1887
San Sebastin
5 Oct. 1915
San Sebastin
Basque composer
Ursino, Gennaro
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1650
Roio del Sangro, nr. Chieti
after 1714
Naples, Italy
Italian composer
Urspruch, Anton
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17 Feb. 1850
Frankfurt am Main
7 Jan. 1907
Frankfurt
German composer
Usiglio, Emilio
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8 Jan. 1841
Parma, Italy
9 Jul. 1910
Milan, Italy
Italian composer and conductor. He conducted operas by Boito, Thomas and Bizet, but in 1874 had to abandon a performance of Verdi's Ada when he became too drunk to continue
Usmanbas, Ilhan
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28 Sep. 1921 Turkish composer
Uspensky, Viktor Aleksandrovich31 (Old Style 19) Aug. 1879
Kaluga, Russia
9 Oct. 1949
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Uzbek composer and ethnomusicologist
Uspensky, Vladislav Aleksandrovich
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7 Sep. 1937
Omsk
2004
Russian composer who was most famous for his songs, musicals and film music. He was one of Shostakovich's very few students, he was the dean of theory and composition at the former Leningrad State Conservatory when he was very young, and he held the position of vice president of the powerful Saint Petersburg Composers Union from 1972
Usper, Francesco (ne Sponga or Spongia)
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1561
Rovinj/Rovigno, Istria, Croatia
1641
Venice, Italy
Istrian composer and priest, a pupil of Andrea Gabrieli, who worked as organist at S. Salvador in Venice from 1614, and in 1622-3 was appointed deputy organist at St Mark's. In 1627 he became director of the Scuola di S. Giovanni Evangelista. He published madrigals, church music, and instrumental music in up to eight parts, including a fine sinfonia for two violins, four viole, recorder and chitarrone which has brilliant concertino passages
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Ussachevsky, Vladimir
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3 Nov. 1911
Hailar, Manchuria
2 Jan. 1990
New York, NY, USA
a composer particularly known for his work in electronic music
Ustvolskaya, Galina Ivanovna
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17 Jun. 1919
St Petersburg, Russia
 a pupil of Georgy Rimsky-Korsakov and Shostakovich, she has written twenty-one works, including five symphonies, six piano sonatas, and a number of works for chamber groupings. Under the influence of her intense and enigmatic relationship with her teacher Shostakovich, she started producing avant-garde works at the height of the Stalinist Terror and is believed to have in turn been the source of inspiration for Shostakovich's own experiments with atonality
Uten, Eugeen
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21 Sep. 1919
Diest, Belgium
14 May 2001Belgian composer, carillonneur and organist
Utendal (or Uetendal, Utenthal, Uttendal), Alexander
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c.1544
possibly Ghent, Belgium
7 May 1581
Innsbruck, Austria
a Franco-Flemish composer who for most of his life worked for the Habsburg family
Utenhove Jeanfl. 16th century Flemish composer who originated from Ghent
Uttini, Francesco Antonio Baldassare
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1723
Bologna, Italy
25 Oct. 1795
Stockholm, Sweden
Italian composer and maestro di cappella
Uy, Paul (ne Uyttebrouck)
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1932
Belgium
 Belgian oboist, orchestrator and composer
Uyttenhove, (Pieter) Franz7 Feb. 1874
Ghent, Belgium
22 Dec. 1923
Ghent, Belgium
Belgian pianist, organist and composer
Uyttenhove, Yolande
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25 Jul. 1925
Leuze, Belgium
2 Feb. 2000Belgian pianist and composer
Uzes, Pons Fabre d'fl 1270 French troubadour