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Alma Mahler

Alma Mahler’s popularity is primarily because of her relationships to, and affairs with, the best performers of her period, most notably the fantastic Gustav Mahler from whom she took her name. Being a composer in her very own right, she had written too little to become classed as greater than …

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Fortunato Chelleri

Despite the fact that Fortunato Chelleri was a author of many forms, the substance of his eighteenth century stature arose from his composition of instrumental music, which he wrote in the old age of his career (around 1729 and onward); included in these are symphonies, duos, trios, partitas, solos, and …

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Giacomo Lauri-Volpi

The intense, sometimes febrile art of Giacomo Lauri-Volpi seemed, during his early prime, an all natural extension of his voice — powerful, edgy, and possessed of an instant, nervous-sounding vibrato. Referred to as “a laws unto himself” by soprano Maria Carbone, Lauri-Volpi ultimately settled right into a relatively more assessed …

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Cindy McLeod

Canada had spawned just one more good jazz performer in vocalist Cindy McLeod. After carrying out like a ballet dancer for over twenty years, McLeod set aside her dancing household slippers and tutus in 1985 to begin with a career being a jazz vocalist by firmly taking a gig on …

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Nássara

Among the main composers of Carnaval strikes during the 10 years between 1930 and 1940, Nássara coined a distinguishable design through parodies of famous compositions (for example, in “Nós Queremos Uma Valsa,” he quoted the “Valsa dos Patinadores,” by Emil Waldteufel). A few of his biggest strikes had been “Alalaô,” …

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Matteo Mario Mario

Giovanni Matteo Mario was among the leading tenors of European countries through the mid-nineteenth hundred years. Although he had taken an alias, perhaps to safeguard himself from repercussions from the Sardinian military after his desertian, no intrigues appeared to stick to him. He made an appearance in various operas and …

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Gennaro Papi

While no celebrity conductor, Gennaro Papi proved himself useful in several venues stretching out from Eastern to Western Europe, and later on, over the Atlantic. Offering 1st as chorus grasp and associate conductor in a number of houses, Papi ultimately rose towards the rank of primary conductor following the departure …

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Arthur Q. Smith

b. Adam Arthur Pritchett, 11 Dec 1909, Griffin, Georgia, USA, d. 21 March 1963, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. Smith grew up in Harlan, Kentucky, where he became a musician and performed on radio. He resolved in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the 30s and made an appearance on place WNOX. An amazingly gifted …

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Irvin “Marky” Markowitz

A good bop-oriented trumpet soloist, Marky Markowitz used many top jazz music artists over time despite the fact that he himself was merely considered a talented journeyman. Markowitz found early experience using the big rings of Charlie Spivak in 1941-42, Jimmy Dorsey, Boyd Raeburn & most notably Woody Herman’s First …

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Victor de Sabata

Although he was a composer and a violinist and pianist of virtuoso caliber, Victor de Sabata (given birth to Vittorio) was most widely known among the world’s leading conductors, particularly of Italian opera. His dad was a chorus expert who offered his child well-rounded musical teaching, including cello, oboe, clarinet, …

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