His most popular novel was Agatha Moudio's Son. Francis released his first album in His music was primarily guitar-based, although he integrated traditional African instruments as well. His style was groundbreaking, merging Cameroonian makossa with classical guitar, jazz, and pop. He sang in Duala, English, and French and released more than 20 albums over his career. English rock pianist, keyboardist, singer, composer, producer and artist born in Blackburn, Lancashire.
The group spent some time being the resident band at Hamburg's legendary Star club in Germany, followed by a US tour accompanying the Beatles. They recorded some singles but their best work came in when they released their album Smile. Before their break-up inthey backed George Harrison on his album Wonderwall. They called themselves Ashton, Gardner and Dyke.
The trio recorded three albums, but gained recognition in the UK inwhen the single "Resurrection Shuffle" reached No. The line-up was completed by future Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden and bass player Paul Martinez.
They recorded Malice In Wonderland in Munich. Every week, there were guests ranging from Phil Lynott to Ian Paice who sat in with the show's in-house band led by Ashton and Wakeman. The 90's sees Tony as an artist and playing the big festivals with Bernie Marsden, before becoming seriously ill in German pianist, educator and composer born in Hamm, fromhe lived in Paris and toured widely as a pianist and accompanist. Fromhe was assistant conductor at the Municipal Theatre in Rio de Janeiro and on the faculty of the Brazilian Conservatory.
He also toured widely throughout South America. Inhe moved to America and was drafted the following year. Inhe became a US citizen. Frigo was the son of actress Brittney Browne and violinist Johnny Frigo. Intending to go to medical school, Frigo instead pursued a career in music. After leaving the group inFrigo relocated to Los Angeles, working with a series of local bands.
Australian award winning actor and organist, but maybe best known for his roles in the films of director Paul Cox. Born in Melbourne and educated at Geelong Grammar School. Before his acting career, he was an exemplary musician and he travelled to France to study the organ with Pierre Cochereau at Notre Dame de Paris, and he won a Premier Prix for conducting at the Nice Conservatoire.
As an adult he was the choirmaster and music teacher at Caulfield Grammar School from to It was the security of a teacher's salary that allowed Norman to explore the acting world. Alzheimer's disease in - Right Said Fred singer Richard Fairbrass and gay rights activist Peter Tatchellwere both attacked during a march in Moscow. Trouble broke out when demonstrators tried to appeal against a ban on a gay rights march through the Russian capital. The banned march was aimed at marking the 14th anniversary of Russia decriminalising homosexuality.
Despite some bandmember clashes along the way, the tour lasts over a year, selling 3, tickets in shows. The band who were currently on a world tour cancelled several shows because of the year-old's ongoing health problems. American country singer, songwriter and guitarist born in Atlanta, Georgia. After spending nearly 18 years working with Georgia fiddler Clayton McMichen as part of his band the Georgia Wildcats, Slim and most of the band separated from McMichen and moved to Pittsburgh in He is considered by many to be the father of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, country music scene, having performed on the first television program to air in that city, a musical variety show broadcast live on WDTV from Syria Mosque in Oakland, PA, in He was the last surviving musician to have recorded with the legendary country singer Jimmie Rodgers, who died in Rodgers not only gave him writing credit, but had them list his name first, which is something many big stars refuse to do.
He also recorded nine other songs with Jimmie. With his back-up group, the Wildcats, he wrote and recorded such novelty songs as Eeny Meeny Dixie Deeny, the closest he ever came to having a "hit" on the Billboard charts, and the Iron City Beer jingle that became a fixture in the 50's.
Under the direction of Rose Ouellette, she learned acting and singing during a week engagement. She continued her career in the Montreal cabarets, making radio appearances. For a time during the war, she also hosted a French radio show named Tambour battant and touring Canadian military bases propelled her career across Canada.
During the s, she started producing 78s and she became renowned way beyond Canada. She captured popular imagination with Latin rhythms like Besame Mucho and Tico tico, after translating herself the Spanish or Brasilian songs into French.
She sang in chic New York cabarets by the mid forties and inshe travelled to England where she made an appearance on the first regular BBC program.
In the early s, Alys returned into the public eye after the massive success she had with a song "Laissez-moi encore chanter". She graduated with a degree in music from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota in On August 5 of the same year she married Alan H. Nelson, with whom she moved to Berkeley, California. He wrote lyrics and music for over songs and collaborated with the most significant composers of this style.
Also, Polymeris' music is heard in several Greek films. Randall, American composer, music theorist, and early adopter of electronic music, dies at age Miggie Randall was a violin teacher at the Cleveland Institute of Music and brought young James up as a music prodigy, with the ambition that he would become a famous piano player.
When James was 17, a piano sonata that he composed was played at Carnegie Hall by his teacher, Leonard Shure. He joined the faculty of Princeton University in Many of his writings took the form of highly experimental prose poems. While J. Randall's early works were set in conventional type, in his later writings he often used his own calligraphy.
Much of J. Randall's work is published by Open Space and a large collection of his manuscripts and papers is held in the J. Randall was married to Ruth Hochheimer Randall for 62 years. They had 3 children together; Ellen, Thomas, and Beth. He was concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic from to His playing style has been compared to that of Jascha Heifetz. He started learning violin with his father, then entered the Mannes School of Music; he also studied at the Juilliard School.
He left the post in and resumed studio work. As a violin teacher, he worked at the Mannes College of Music. The 2,acre ranch in Santa Ynez Valley, California included a train station, a six-bedroom house, a seat movie theater and two lakes.
He was a member of John Pizzarelli's trio for more than a decade and recorded more than 10 albums under his own name. His father was a bandleader, trumpeter and vocalist in the s and s in St. His mother worked in the Maplewood music store that his parents owned. Kennedy had two siblings: Tom, who became a bassist; and Wanda, who also became a musician. With his brother, he formed The Ray Kennedy Trio at the age of 13, and they played together, including with their sister as vocalist, for five years.
According to a biographer of Ruby Braff, Ray and his brother made a recording together in He was pianist and arranger for the John Pizzarelli Trio for almost 13 years, after joining in Kennedy first recorded with Pizzarelli inafter making two recordings for Randy Sandke. In he was part of the cast for the musical Dream. In he recorded a piano duo album with Dick Hyman. Kennedy developed multiple sclerosis symptoms in His career had ended byand he was living in a nursing home. He was survived by his wife, Eve Langner, and two daughters, Lauren and Brielle.
After studying piano and trombone, he taught himself how to arrange and compose in his teens. Fromhe worked with British big band leader Ted Heath as a trombonist, but within two years Heath asked him to become his primary arranger. In the early s, he and songwriter Johnny Worth writing as Les Vandyke masterminded the career of a minor British pop star, Eden Kane. The team wrote and produced a string of British top 10 hits for Kane in The records were often used as demonstration discs in the s in Hi-Fi stores because of their quality.
Much of his work was rereleased following the Lounge music revival of the mid s and its use as breakbeats. Additionally he composed the scores for the films HotelRobberyand Innocent Bystanders Randall, Earl Kim, and Milton Babbitt.
During his years as a graduate student, he wrote serial and non-twelve-tone works, such as the a cappella choral works "Dylan Thomas Settings" and "Illuminations" Rimbaudand throughout the remainder of the s most of his works were twelve-tone. Beginning in the early s, he abandoned twelve-tone composition, with rare exceptions, and his music became much more tonal, for example in his Album) Sonata.
Since then his music remained largely tonal, sometimes extremely chromatic, sometimes diatonic. His music has been played in the former Soviet Union perhaps more widely than that of any other American composer.
In she won second prize in an international scholarship contest sponsored by Carnegie Hall. Her first recital in Toronto was in at what was then called Eaton Auditorium now the Carluwith her uncle accompanying her on violin. She also worked as a choirmaster and arranger of music, most notably of an Israeli-Canadian peace song, Lay Down Your Arms. Singers swho recorded folk songs in In andwith three of her children, she recorded Let's Sing English Songs, a collection of 52 songs for distribution in Japan by the Tokyo Kodomo Club.
Her mother had fled to Canada to escape the pogroms in Ukraine, where she had been imprisoned and assaulted and had faced great poverty. Esther's uncle suggested she adopt the stage name of Esther Ghan for the sake of her career. Loudermilk, and Robinson, like Loudermilk, worked as a songwriter. The track reached No. In the US, 'Makin' Love' was controversial because of its suggestive sexual content and many radio stations pulled it from the airwaves after only a few weeks. He owned a used car dealership, but remained active in the music industry.
He was a student of his father, Francesco Saverio Mei, a violinist at the church of the Cavalieri di S. In he became organist at the church of Cavalieri di S. Stefano in Pisa.
After serving as his uncle's successor as organist at Pisa Cathedralhe was maestro di cappella at Livorno Cathedral from until his death. He composed both sacred and secular music, his Stabat mater being particularly noteworthy. He was the son of Johann Ludvig Krebs, a student of Bach; the Krebs family was famous for their voluminous production of compositions for the keyboard.
He served as Mittelorganist in Altenburgthen was Stadtkantor there until his death. He wrote much sacred music, including some 70 cantatas and an oratorio, as well as a musical drama and keyboard pieces. His 2 brothers were also musicians: Carl Album) Gottlieb Krebs was court organist in Esenberg from Ehrenfried Christian Traugott Krebs was his father's successor as Altenburg court organist He published 6 organ chorale-preludes Leipzig, He then served as vicemaestro di cappella at the Spanish chapel in Naples.
On Dec. He continued to serve the court after Charles VI died inbeing granted an honorary stipend; he was pensioned on April 1, Most of his stage works were written for the court of Vienna. Marshall is known for his melodic if sometimes technically difficult strathspeys; Robert Burns called him "the first composer of Strathspeys of the age. When he was born it was Austrian, though before it had been Polish. Now it is in what's known as the South Bohemian Region of the Ukraine.
It's actually a bit more complicated than that, but I'm trying to avoid boring you too much. At any rate, on the Russian wiki page for him he's described as Czech. He was a composer and teacher and authored a piano textbook and a volume of memoirs. He passed the piano entrance examination for the Paris Conservatoire at the age of 7, but was denied admission because he was considered too young.
He began his formal concert career at the age of 9, and by the time he was 15 he had travelled the world giving concerts. Today he is known for his piano works based on folk music idioms many of which have been transcribed by others for guitar. He first studied with his father, making his debut as a pianist at the age of 9, and later was a student of Hummel in Vienna and of Cherubini in Paris He was active as a singing teacher, conductor, and composer in Milan and Genoaand also conducted an Italian opera company on a tour of Portugal, England, and France He returned to Krakow inrunning his own school until ; also served as director of the local Opera He also composed piano pieces.
He was born into the family of French bankers. He studied music with Ehmant in Paris, and then settled in London, where he was active as a banker and a composer. In he assumed the pseudonym Regnal, formed by reading backward the last 6 letters of his name. Kelly rowed for Oxford, winning several single sculls races, and then joined the Leander Club and helped them win several races, culminating in winning the coxed eight at the Olympics in London.
In WWI, he managed to survive Gallipoli, though he was wounded twice. He was known for writing scores while in his tent at base camp, including Elegy for String Orchestra: "In Memoriam Rupert Brooke", written for his friend and fellow composer who had died during the engagement there. He was killed while rushing a German machine gun post in the last days of the Battle of the Somme. Moonie had been advised to go abroad if he wished to make himself famous, but refused to do so, and his compositions are known for exemplifying the Scottish idiom.
Korngold composed romantic classical music and also composed many film scores including the Oscar winning score for "Robin Hood" in He's considered one of the founders of film music.
Stranded by the outbreak of WWI in the Netherlands while on a bicycle tour, he ended up spending most of his life there. The most significant pioneer-composer of works in the European classical idiom, his works mark the beginning of an era of modern Nigerian Art Music. Balakirev was a Russian pianist, conductor and composer known today primarily for his work promoting musical nationalism and his encouragement of more famous Russian composers, notably Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
He began his career as a pivotal figure, extending the fusion of traditional folk music and experimental classical music practices begun by composer Mikhail Glinka. In the process, Balakirev developed musical patterns that could express overt nationalistic feeling. After a nervous breakdown and consequent sabbatical, he returned to classical music but did not wield the same level of influence as he had done previously.
For several years, Balakirev was the only professional musician of the group; the others were amateurs limited in musical education but possessing enormous potential. He imparted to them his musical beliefs, which continued to underlie their thinking long after he left the group inand encouraged their compositional efforts.
While his methods could be dictatorial, the results of his influence were several works which established these composers' reputations individually and as a group. He performed a similar function for Tchaikovsky at two points in the latter's career—in with the fantasy-overture Romeo and Juliet and in with the Manfred Symphony.
As a composer, Balakirev finished major works many years after he had started them; he began his First Symphony in but completed it in The exception to this was his oriental fantasy Islamey for solo piano, which he composed quickly and remains popular among virtuosos. Often, the musical ideas normally associated with Rimsky-Korsakov or Borodin originated in Balakirev's compositions, which Balakirev played at informal gatherings of The Five.
However, his slowness in completing works for the public robbed him of credit for his inventiveness, and pieces that would have enjoyed success had they been completed in the s and '70s made a much smaller impact. Balakirev was born at Nizhny Novgorod into a poor clerk's family. He received his first lessons in music from his mother and at the age of four was able to reproduce tunes on the piano. His non-musical education began at the Nizhny Novgorod Gymnasium.
When he was ten his mother took him to Moscow during the summer holidays for a course of ten piano lessons with Alexander Dubuque, a pupil of the Irish pianist and composer John Field.
After his mother's death, Balakirev was transferred from the Gymnasium to the Alexandrovsky Institute, where he boarded. Balakirev's musical talents did not remain unnoticed, as he soon found a patron in Alexander Ulybyshev Oulibicheff. Ulybyshev was considered the leading musical figure and patron in Nizhny Novgorod; he owned a vast musical library and was the author of a biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Balakirev's musical education was placed in the hands of the pianist Karl Eisrach, who also arranged the regular musical evenings at the Ulybyshev estate. Eisrach and Ulybyshev also allowed Balakirev to rehearse the count's private orchestra in rehearsals of orchestral and choral works.
Eventually, Balakirev, still aged only 14, led a performance of Mozart's Requiem. His earliest surviving compositions date from the same year—the first movement of a septet for flute, clarinet, piano and strings and a Grande Fantasie on Russian Folksongs for piano and orchestra. Balakirev left the Alexandrovsky Institute in and entered the University of Kazan as a mathematics student, along with his friend P. Boborikin, who later became a novelist. He was soon noted in local society as a pianist and was able to supplement his limited finances by taking pupils.
His holidays were spent either at Nizhny Novgorod or on the Ulybyshev country estate at Lukino, where he played numerous Beethoven sonatas to help his patron with his book on the composer. Works from this period include a piano fantasy based on themes from Glinka's opera A Life for the Tsar, an attempt at a string quartet, three songs which would eventually be published in and the opening movement the only one completed of his First Piano Concerto.
After Balakirev completed his courses in the late autumn ofUlybyshev took him to Saint Petersburg, where he met Glinka. While Glinka considered Balakirev's compositional technique defective there Album) as yet no music textbooks in Russian and Balakirev's German was barely adequatehe thought highly of his talent, encouraging him to take up music as a career. Balakirev made his debut in a university concert in Februaryplaying the completed movement from his First Piano Concerto.
This was followed a month later with a concert of his piano and chamber compositions. In he played the solo part in Beethoven's Emperor Concerto before the Tsar. In he had 12 songs published. Nevertheless, he was still in extreme poverty, supporting himself mainly by giving piano lessons sometimes nine a day and by playing at soirees given by the aristocracy.
The deaths of Glinka in and Ulybyshev the following year left Balakirev without influential supporters. Nevertheless, his time with Glinka had sparked a passion for Russian nationalism within Balakirev, leading him to adopt the stance that Russia should have its own distinct school of music, free from Southern and Western European influences.
He now gathered around him composers with similar ideals, whom he promised to train according to his own principles. As an instructor and influence of magnetic personality, Balakirev inspired his comrades to improbable heights of musical creativity.
However, he vehemently opposed academic training, considering it a threat to the musical imagination. It was better in his view to begin composing right away and learn through that act of creation. This line of reasoning could be argued as a rationalization to his own lack of technical training.
He had been trained as a pianist and had to discover his own way to becoming a Indiana - Nick Lomakin And His Dixieland Riverboat Six - Pittsburgh Dixieland (Vinyl. Rimsky-Korsakov eventually realized as much but still gave Balakirev his due: Balakirev, who had never had any systematic course in harmony and counterpoint and had not even superficially applied himself to them, evidently thought such studies quite unnecessary An excellent pianist, a superior sight reader of music, a splendid improvisor, endowed by nature with a sense of correct harmony and part-writing, he possessed a technique partly native and partly acquired through a vast musical erudition, with the help of an extraordinary memory, keen and retentive, which means so much in steering a critical course in musical literature.
Then, too, he was a marvelous critic, especially a technical critic. He instantly felt every technical imperfection or error, he grasped a defect in form at once. Alexander Dargomyzhsky eventually replaced Balakirev as a mentor to The Five. Balakirev had the musical experience that the others in The Five lacked, and he instructed them much as he instructed himself—by an empirical approach, learning how other composers solved various problems by sifting through their scores and seeing how they addressed those challenges.
While this approach may have been helpful for Balakirev, Rimsky-Korsakov writes, it was not so helpful for individuals completely different in nature from Balakirev or who matured as composers "at different intervals and in a different manner". Balakirev's eventual undoing was his demand that his students' musical tastes coincide exactly with his own, with the slightest deviation prohibited. Whenever one of them played one of his own compositions Indiana - Nick Lomakin And His Dixieland Riverboat Six - Pittsburgh Dixieland (Vinyl Balakirev, Balakirev would seat himself at the piano and show, through improvisation, how he felt the composition should be changed.
Passages in other people's works came out sounding like his music, not their own. The other members of The Five also became interested in writing opera, a genre Balakirev did not consider highly, after the success of Alexander Serov's opera Judith inand gravitated toward Alexander Dargomyzhsky as a mentor in this field. The formation of The Five paralleled the early years of Tsar Alexander II, a time of innovation and reform in the political and social climate in Russia.
Petersburg and Moscow were all established at this time. While these institutions had powerful champions in Anton and Nikolai Rubinstein, others feared the influence of German instructors and musical precepts into Russian classical music. Balakirev's sympathies and closest contacts were in the latter camp, and he frequently made derogatory comments about the German "routine" which, he believed, came at the expense of the composer's originality.
Balakirev was outspoken in his opposition to Anton Rubinstein's efforts. This opposition was partly ideological and partly personal. Anton Rubinstein was at that time the only Russian able to live on his art, while Balakirev had to live on income from piano lessons and recitals played in the salons of the aristocracy.
At stake was a viable career in music as artistic director of the Russian Musical Society. Balakirev attacked Rubinstein for his conservative musical tastes, especially for his leaning on German masters such as Mendelssohn and Beethoven, and for his insistence on professional musical training. Balakirev's followers were similarly outspoken.
Mussorgsky, for instance, called the Saint Petersburg Conservatory a place where Rubinstein and Nikolai Zaremba, who taught music theory there, dressed "in professional, antimusical togas, first pollute their students' minds, then seal them with various abominations.
Rubinstein had written an article in that was critical of Glinka. Glinka had taken the article badly, and Balakirev likewise took Rubinstein's criticism personally. Moreover, Rubinstein was of German and Jewish descent, and Balakirev's comments were at times anti-Semitic and xenophobic. Balakirev also intermittently spent time editing Glinka's works for publication, on behalf of the composer's sister, Lyudmilla Shestakova. One of the first uses of the term "Dixieland" with reference to music was in the name of the Original Dixieland Jass Band which shortly thereafter changed the spelling of its name to "Original Dixieland Jazz Band".
Their recordings fostered popular awareness of this new style of music. A dixieland record from Pittsburgh. Various - Preservation Jazz. Artist: The Dukes of Dixieland. Album: Riverboat Dixieland. His works are listed by A. Rau and H. I of the series Music by the Moravians in America He became a principal member of the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, where he gained notable distinction for his roles in Rossini's operas.
After his retirement inhe went to Vienna as a teacher of voice and piano. He was born of a Dutch captain and a Swiss mother. He concurrently studied flute with Tulou, and worked on improvements of its mechanism more or less at the same time as Bohm, so that the priority of the invention became a matter of insoluble controversy.
He escaped with his life during the attack on the Swiss Guards in the Revolution of He was pensioned and retired to Switzerland when his mind became deranged. He studied music with H.
Blaze and Castil-Blaze, and after training for the law in Aix-en- Provence, he settled in Pariswhere he wrote articles on music for various journals. In he founded La Maitrise with L. Niedermeyer and in the Journal des Maitrises with R Clementboth periodicals for church music. In he became editor of Le Menestreland in he succeeded Berlioz as critic for the Journal des Debats. A separate page for Wagner follows the third page of today's music listings.
He deserves the extra attention. He studied piano in S. From to he was a member of the faculty of the University of Ill. He received a Guggenheim fellowship in Binkerd published more than choral and vocal pieces, nearly a quarter of which he wrote when he was in his 60s and 70s. His love of writing choral music came Album) his love of language, said his wife, Patricia Walker. Binkerd began playing music at age 3, when he plopped onto his mother's piano bench in his hometown of Lynch, Neb.
Binkerd won a national competition for young pianists at 15, but turned to composition as a student at Dakota Wesleyan College in Mitchell, S. In college, he was influenced heavily by composer Gail Kubik, who would later win the Pulitzer Prize for composition. After graduating from college inhe studied at the Eastman School of Music and studied for his doctorate at Harvard University.
Binkerd became a professor at the University of Ill. The piece was played by the Orchestra of America at Carnegie Hall in and later recorded by the St. Louis Symphony orchestra. While at the University of Ill. He was a Guggenheim fellow in and received an award from the National Institute of Arts and Letters in He retired from the university in to devote himself fully to writing music, his wife said.
Some former colleagues at the U. Binkerd's work as a choral music composer will sustain his reputation, if not enhance it. Saladino said. He composed the song "You Light Up My Life" for the film of the same name that he also wrote, directed, and produced.
In October '77 reached No. Billboard Hot and held the position for 10 consecutive weeks, then the longest No. With sales of over four million copies in the U. Joseph composed music for the film The Lords of Flatbush and also directed other films and Broadway shows, including In My Life Joseph was found dead from an apparent suicide.
His body was discovered with a note, in his Upper East Side apartment b. March 11th Armenian by decent, Parisian by birth, Aznavour typifies the European lounge singer, the guy whose hard drinking and chain smoking conceals a tender underbelly.
Azvanour began to forge his tough-but-tender persona as a singer in the s, drawing on French vocalists and American stars like Frank Sinatra, and he cemented the corresponding visuals—the cigarette, the melancholy visage— in such films as Truffaut's Shoot the Piano Player. After training at the Bordeaux Conservatoryhe took courses with Aubin, N. Gallon, and Messiaen at the Paris Conservatory He then studied with Blacher and Rufer at the Berlin Hochschule fur Musikand also attended Scherchen's classes in Darmstadt.
He was associated with the French Radio and Television in Parisand then was a professor there at the Ecole Normal de Musique After serving as a professor at the Rheims Conservatoryhe was professor of analysis and assoc. He subsequently was professpr of composition at the Sevran Conservatory from to As a composer, Bailiff has followed an independent course, developing a system he describes as metatonality, notable for its avoidance of the extremes of diatonicism and chromaticism.
King was born in Dodge City, Kan. But he won his greatest renown in the German repertory, specializing in the operas of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. King and Bohm later collaborated on several recordings. At the Metropolitan Opera, he sang performance over 30 years, beginning with his debut in as Florestan and ending with the character role of Aegisth in Strauss's Elektra.
King also starred in four German opera films and regularly performed on European radio and television opera productions. He taught music and voice at Indiana University from until His final public performance was in at the university, where he sang the role of Siegmund from Wagner's Die Walkuere.
Her family moved to Chicago when she was a youngster; she began performing while still in high school, studying voice with Don Maya in Chicago, III, Oct.
They first met while both were performing in George Davis's group, and then worked with Charlie Ventura She married Krai in ; they then led their own small groups. Together, they have co-authored a number of popular songs, with Cain writing lyrics to Krai's melodies. The duo recorded their final album inand inRoy Kral succumbed to congestive heart failure at the age of Y University He continued his training with Nono in Venice, and in Darmstadtand then studied at the University of Mich.
In he was the Morse fellow in composition and a teacher at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory. He taught theory and literature at the Israel Conservatory of Music and at the Telma Yellin Music and Arts Schoolwhere he also was head of the music dept. In he became professor of theory and composition at Bar-Han University.
From to he was chairman of the Israel Composers' League. Ben-Yohanan's works have been widely performed in Israel and in many other countries throughout the world. Born in Kentucky, he moved to the Bronx inwhere by he formed a vocal group called The Four Notes. InKeyes and other group members joined The Tunetoppers.
Unfortunately, the song was a bigger hit via a cover version by an all-white group, The Crew Cuts. Forced to drop their name after legal threats from an obscure group also called The Chords, the renamed Chordcats and then Sh-Booms fared poorly.
With the change in identity, the group faded from public view and soon disbanded. Feaster died in and Keyes maintained a touring group into the Eighties. He suffered an aneurysm during surgery in a Bronx, New York, hospital. His father was a professional violinist, his mother an accomplished pianist.
Browning studied with her from childhood; played a Mozart piano concerto at the age of 10, and was accepted as a student by Rosina Lhevinne, who was giving a master course in Denver at the time.
He soon moved to N. In he won the Leventritt Award. He made his N. Philharmonic debut in ; then went to Brussels to compete for the International Piano Competition sponsored by Queen Elisabeth; he won second prize, after Vladimir Ashkenazy, who received first prize. Returning to the U. The work became his honorific cachet; it was modern, it was difficult to play, but he performed it hundreds of times in subsequent years. He also performed virtually the entire standard repertoire of piano concertos from Beethoven to Prokofiev.
His engagements as a recitalist took him all over the globe, and he frequently appeared with the foremost orchestras as a soloist. His last performance was a private one to an invited audience at the United States Supreme Court in May He died at the age of 69 some eight months later in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. Heart attack. He subsequently held positions as conductor of the Aeolian SingersSeiriol Singersand Horniman Singersand was a university lecturer at Bangor and Surrey from He began violin lessons at the age of four with Ondficek.
When he was only six he appeared as a soloist with Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra. At nine, he made his solo recital in Boston. He was a student of Galamian at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphiaand also received coaching from Gingold, Szeryng, and Oistrakh. He likewise pursued his education at Harvard University and the Universotu of Pa.
In he made his formal debut at N. In he organized the Quartet Program, an innovative workshop in solo and chamber music performances. It celebrated its 30th anniversary under his direction in From to he was a member of the New String Trio of N. He also played in the Raphael Trio fromwhich made tours of the U.
The trio also played much contemporary music, including Bischofs Trio 89 at the Vienna Festival in Louis Symphomy Orchestra under Slatkin's direction. His engagements as a soloist have led to appearances with orchestras in Boston, Chicago, N. Y, Philadelphia, Mexico City, Moscow, and elsewhere. He has also appeared at many festivals in the U. As a teacher, he has presided over numerous master classes around the globe.
Anthony of Padua High School. Singing in her church choir, Landry had been reared on traditional Catholic hymns.
Jumping from label to label, the group was unable to match its early success. Retiring from music inLandry later took a post as a court reporter, holding the position until Occasionally hitting the oldies circuit, Landry rejoined some of her bandmates as The Original Chantels. He was a lecturer at the Univ. In he became a member of the editorial committee of Musica Britannica, serving as chairman from In he became general editor of the Cambridge Music Handbooks series.
From to he was president of the Royal Musical Assn. Rushton has contributed articles to various scholarly and reference books, as well as to learned journals. He studied at St. John's College, Cambridge B. In he became a lecturer at the University of Durham. His conducting mentors were Suitner and Swarowsky; also studied piano with Denis Matthews. In he was asst. After serving as chorus master of the London City Singershe conducted at the Cologne Opera From to he was assoc.
In he was music director of the Mid-Columbia Symphony Orchestra, and in asst. Symphony Orchestra. He subsequently was music director of the Santa Fe N. Symphony Orchestra fromthe Glimmerglass Opera in N. Grand Opera from The antecedents of his family, and his own origin, are open to controversy. His father was a police registrar in Leipzig who died when Wagner was only 6 months old.
His mother, Johanna Rosinenee Patz, was the daughter of a baker in Weissenfels; it is possible also that she was an illegitimate offspring of Prince Friedrich Ferdinand Constantin of Weimar. This hasty marriage generated speculation that Geyer may have been Wagner's real father; Wagner himself entertained this possibility, pointing out the similarity of his and Geyer's prominent noses; in the end he abandoned this surmise.
The problem of Wagner's origin arose with renewed force after the triumph of the Nazi party in Germany, as Hitler's adoration of Wagner was put in jeopardy by suspicions that Geyer might have been Jewish; if Wagner was indeed his natural son, then he himself was tainted by Semitic blood. The phantom of Wagner's possible contamination with Jewish hemoglobin struck horror into the hearts of good Nazi biologists and archivists; they delved anxiously into Geyer's own and, much to the relief of Goebbels and other Nazi intellectuals, it was found that Geyer, like Wagner's nominal father, was the purest of Aryans; Wagner's possible illegitimate birth was of no concern to the racial tenets of the Nazi Weltanschauung.
Geyer was a member of the Court Theater in Dresden, and the family moved there in Geyer died on Sept. Carl Maria von Weber often visited the Geyer home; these visits exercised a beneficial influence on Wagner in his formative years.
In he began to take piano lessons from a local musician named Humann and also studied violin with Robert Sipp. Wagner showed strong literary inclinations and, under the spell of Shakespeare, wrote a tragedy, Leubald. In he moved with his mother back to Leipzig, where his uncle Adolf Wagner gave him guidance in his classical reading.
In he was enrolled in the Nikolaischule; while in school, he had lessons in harmony with Christian Gottlieb Muller, a violinist in the theater orchestra.
In June Wagner entered the Thomasschule, where he began to compose; he wrote a String Quartet and some piano music. Now determined to dedicate himself entirely to music, he became a student of Theodor Weinlig, cantor of the Thomaskirche, from whom he received a thorough training in counterpoint and composition.
Wagner's first major orchestra work, a Symphony in C major, was performed at a Prague Conservatory concert in Nov. Also found on Nick's old website, filed under Ambient. Eating My SoulAlone in a dark on the rare album Unexplored. Christopher Nicholas Nick Bertke born 26 Julybetter known by his stage name Pogo 11, is an electronic music artist from Perth, Western Australia.
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