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BACH, Carl Philipp Emmanuel

 *  08.03.1714 Weimar

14.12.1788 Hamburg

   

German composer, last position as successor of Telemann music director of the  five main churches in Hamburg, important composer of Storm and Stress

BACH, Johann Christian

 *  05.09.1735 Leipzig

01.01.1782 London

   

"Londoner Bach", Johann Sebastian Bach's youngest son, musically educated by his father and his brother Carl Philipp Emmanuel, from 1754 on pupil of Padre Martini in Milano, six years later dome organist, since 1763 musician for the Queen in London,  one year later together with Karl Abel founder of  the "Bach-Abel-Concerts"

BACH, Johann Christoph Friedrich

 *  21.06.1732 Leipzig

26.01.1795 Bückeburg

   

"Bückeburger Bach",  Johann Sebastian Bach's eldest surviving son with his second wife Anna Magdalena  Bach, musically educated by his father and a his cousin Johann Elias Bach, chamber musician at the count's court Wilhelm von Schaumburg-Lippe in Bückeburg, died as the last of the Bach sons

BACH, Johann Ernst

 *  28.01.1722 Eisenach

01.09.1777 Eisenach

 

German composer, last position master of court musicians in Weimar, preferred gallant style

BACH, Johann Sebastian

 *  21.03.1685 Eisenach

28.07.1750 Leipzig

 

great German composer and organist, last position as successor of Johann Kuhnau precentor at St. Thomas church, Leipzig, only about half of his opus is preserved

Like Händel with age grew blind, out of two marriages twenty children were born, only six sons and four daughters grew older than their father, with his many compositions enriched all fields of music except opera

BACH, Wilhelm Friedemann

*   22.11.1710 Weimar

01.07.1784 Berlin

   

"Hallescher Bach", oldest son of Johann Sebastian Bach, musically educated by his father, organist at Sophien-Church Dresden, and Maria-Church, Halle an der Saale

BALLARD, Robert

1588

 

co-founder of one of Paris' eldest music edition house

BENDA, Franz

baptised 22.11.1709 Neu-Benatek

07.03.1786 Neuendorf close to Potsdam

   

Bohemian violinist, favourite because of his vocal way of playing adagios

BERNSTEIN, Leonard

 *   25.08.1918 Lawrence (Mass.)

1990

      

famous American composer, conductor and pianist

 

BIBER, von Bibern, Heinrich Ignaz Franz

 *  12.08.1644 Wartenberg (Böhmen)

03.05.1704 Salzburg

 

Austrian composer and violinist, ennobled by the emperor, conductor at the prince archbishop’s court in Salzburg, due to his compositions with double-stop technics, playing in higher positions and scordatura, violin playing became much more virtuous

BÖHM, Georg

 *   02.09.1661 close to Ohrdruf

18.05.1733 Lüneburg

   

German composer, organist 

BUXTEHUDE, Dietrich

 *  1637 Oldesloe

09.05.1707 Lübeck

 

German composer and north German master of organ

COPLAND, Aaron

 *   14.11.1900 Brooklyn

 1990

   

American composer

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CORELLI, Arcangelo

 *  17.02.1653 bei Ravenna

08.01.1713 Rom

 

Italian composer and violin virtuoso, master of concerto grosso

 

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DOWNLAND, John

 *  December 1562 Dalkey near Dublin

prob. 20./21.01.1626 London

 

English composer and lute player

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ELGAR, Sir Edward William

 *   02.06.1857 Broadheath

 23.02.1934 Worcester

   

British composer, important influence on the developement of English music

 

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FISCHER, Johann Caspar Ferdinand

 *  about 1655 Böhmen

27.08.1746 Rastatt

   

German composer

FRESCOBALDI, Girolamo

 *  12.09.1583 Ferrara

01.03.1643 Rom

 

Italian composer, organist at St. Peters' in Rome, famous as well as singer and harpsichord player

FROBERGER, Johann Jacob

getauft 19.05.1616 Stuttgart

06.05.1667 Montbéliard

 

German composer, organist at the court of Vienna, stays in Italy, France and England show influence on his composing style

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GAUTIER, Denis

 *  about  1603 or 1597 Marseille

January 1672 Paris

 

French lute virtuoso and composer frequenting Paris' most important saloons 

GEMINIANI, Francesco Saverio

 *  1680 Italien

17.09.1762 Dublin

 

Italian violinist, composer and music theorist

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HASSE, Johann Adolf

baptized 25.03.1699 Bergedorf close to Hamburg

16.12.1783 Venice

   

German composer, in Italy leader of  Opera Seria

HASSLER, Hans Leo

baptized 26.10.1564 Nürnberg

08.06.1612 Frankfurt am Main

 

German composer in South Germany 

HAYDN, Joseph

 *  31.03.1732 Rohrau

31.05.1809 Wien

 

famous Austrian composer, among other conductor at prince Esterházy's, his compositions were celebrated in London

HOLBORNE, Anthony

1602 London

 

English lute player and composer under Queen Elizabeth I.

HONEGGER, Arthur

 *  10.03.1892 Le Havre

27.11.1955 Paris

   

Swiss composer

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d'INDIA, Sigismondo

 *  ca. 1582 Palermo or Naples

1629 Modena

  

Italian composer

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JADIN, Hyacinthe

 *  1776

1800

 

fifth child of a musician family from Belgium, father François Jadin bassoonist and conducter at the court of Versailles, first lessons with his father or a brother, later most important teacher Nicolas-Joseph Hüllmandel, himself pupil of C. Ph. E. Bach

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KAPSBERGER, Johann Hieronymus

 *   about 1575

  1661 Rom

 

"Il Tedesco della Tiorba", important theorbo virtuoso, composer in Rome

KRIEGER, Adam

*   07.01.1634 Driesen (Neumark)

  30.06.1666 Dresden

   

German composer, student of Samuel Scheidt, last post as organist at Dresden court

KUHNAU, Johann

 *   06.04.1660 Geising (Sachsen)

 05.06.1722 Leipzig

 

German composer and cantor at the Thomas-Church, Leipzig

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LISZT, Franz

 * 22.10.1811 Raiding

31.07.1886 Bayreuth

 

Hungarian composer full of visions and celebrated pianist

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MACHAUT, Guillaume de

 *  between 1300 and 1305 Champagne

04.1377 Reims 

   

French clergyman, poet, musician, most important repesentative of French muisc of14th century  

MARINI, Biagio

 *  1597

1666

 

MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY, Felix

 *  03.02.1809 Hamburg

04.11.1847 Leipzig

 

German composer, last position as conductor of  Gewandhaus Leipzig, 1829 leader of first concert of Bach's Matthäuspassion after the composer's death

MEHUL, Etienne-Nicolas

   1763 Givet

  1817 Südfrankreich

 

today known for revolution music "Chant du Départ" from 1794 and as composer of operas, his works show a pregnant style leading versus the romantic period 

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus

 *   27.01.1756 Salzburg

  05.12.1791 Wien

 

geniuos Austrian musician and composer 

MUFFAT, Georg

getauft 01.06.1653 Megève (fr. Alpes)

 23.02.1704 Passau

 

Austrian composer of French origin, condutor at the prince bishop's court in Passau, furtherer of French and italian music style

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PLEYEL, Ignaz

 *  18.06.1757 Ruppersthal

14.11.1831 bei Paris

 

Austrian composer, his piano teacher was J. B. Vanhals and his teacher for composition J. Haydn, during his life time his easy compositions were appreciated by a wide audience

PURCELL, Henry

 *  1659 London

21.11.1695 London

   

famous English composer

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REINKEN, Johann Adam

 *  26.04.1623 Wildeshausen

24.11.1722 Hamburg

 

German organist and composer of North German school, organist in Hamburg, co-founder of the opera, his teacher Heinrich Scheidemann was tought by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

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SCHEIDT, Samuel

 *  03.11.1587 Halle

24.03.1654 Halle

   

German composer and organist, last position as conductor at the court of Halle

SCHOBERT, Johann

*  um 1740 in Schlesien

28.08.1767 Paris

 

German pianist and composer, celebrated in the saloons of Paris

SCHOP, Johann

 *   um 1590 Hamburg oder Niedersachsen

 Sommer 1667 Hamburg

 

German violinist and componser, leader of the Hamburger Ratsmusik

SCHUBERT, Franz

 *  31.01.1797 Vienna

19.11.1828 Vienna

   

famous Austrian composer, in whose  centre of inspiration stands the art of Lied

STRUNGK, Delphin

 *   1601

  1694

 

North German famous organist and teacher of his time

SWEELINCK, Jan Pieterszoon

 *  Mai 1562 Deventer

16.10.1621 Amsterdam

 

Dutch composer and famous organist

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TELEMANN, Georg Philipp

 *  14.03.1681 Magdeburg

25.06.1767 Hamburg

 

German composer, last position as musical director of Hamburg's five main chruches, celebrated composer of his time

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VERACINI, Francesco Maria

 *  01.02.1690 Florenz

31.10.1768 Florenz

 

Italian violinist and composer

VIVALDI, Antonio

 *  04.03.1678 Venedig

28.07.1741 Wien

 

Italian composer and violinist, established the solo concert for an instrument in the European music world

VOGELWEIDE, Walther von der

 *  about 1170 Tirol

about 1230 Würzburg

 

Austrian singer of love songs

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WALTHER, Johann Jacob

 *  1650

1717

 

German violinist and composer, cousin of Bach, besides Biber one of the most important musician of his time

von WEBER, Carl Maria

 *  18. or 19.11.1786 Eutin

  05.06.1826 London

  

important German composer, piano virtuoso, conductor

WECKMANN, Matthias

 *  1621 Niederorla (Thüringen)

 24.02.1674 Hamburg

 

German composer and organist, in his last position organist at one Hamburg's main churches

 

WILLIAMS, Ralph Vaughan

 *  12.10.1872 Down Ampney

  26.08.1958 London

   

British composer

WOLKENSTEIN, Oswald von

 *  about 1377 Tirol

  02.08.1445 Meran

   

Austrian poet and singer, travelled through Europe and Asia, founder of the individual Lied

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