1-20 of 176 results  for:

  • Results with images only x
Clear all

Article

Abel, Karl Friedrich (1723–1787), composer and concert impresario, was born on 22 December 1723 in Cöthen, Saxony, one of six children. His father, Christian Ferdinand Abel (c.1683–1737), served as violinist for Johann Sebastian Bach, under whom Karl Friedrich may have studied at the ...

Article

Adler, Lawrence Cecil [Larry] (1914–2001), harmonica player and composer, was born on 10 February 1914 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, the son of Louis Adler, plumber, and his wife, Sadie Hack. His family were of Russian descent and changed their name from Zelakovitch to ...

Article

Arne, Thomas Augustine (1710–1778), composer and musical performer, was born in King Street, Covent Garden, London, on 12 March 1710, the son of Thomas Arne (bap. 1682, d. 1736) [see under Arne family], upholsterer and undertaker, and his second wife, Anne, ...

Article

Arnell, Richard Anthony Sayer [Tony] (1917–2009), composer, was born on 15 September 1917 at 537a Finchley Road, Hampstead, London, the only child of Richard Sayer Arnell (1879–1952), builder and property developer, later aeroplane manufacturer, and his wife, Helene Maggie, otherwise Hélène Marie, née...

Article

Arnold, Sir Malcolm Henry (1921–2006), trumpeter and composer, was born at Fairview, Cliftonville, Northampton, on 21 October 1921, the fourth son and fifth and youngest child of William Arnold, shoe manufacturer, and his wife, Annie, née Hawes. Coincidentally, two other well-known British composers of the twentieth century, ...

Article

Arnold, Samuel (1740–1802), composer, was born in London on 10 August 1740, the son of Thomas Arnold; he may have been the Samuel Arnull, son of Thomas and Mary Arnull, baptized at St Martin-in-the-Fields on 21 August that year. During his time as a choirboy in the ...

Article

Attwood, Thomas (1765–1838), composer and organist, was born on 23 November 1765, probably at 20 Eaton Street, Pimlico, Middlesex. He was the second of the six children of Thomas Attwood (d. 1825), a coal merchant and musician who played trumpet, horn, and viola in the king's band, and his wife, ...

Article

Bach, Johann Christian (1735–1782), composer, was born on 5 September 1735 in Leipzig, Saxony, the sixth and youngest son and the eleventh of the thirteen children of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750), composer, and his second wife, Anna Magdalena (1701–1760), daughter of Johann Caspar Wilcke...

Article

Balfe, Michael William (1808–1870), composer, the third child of William Balfe and his wife, Kate, née Ryan, was born at 10 Pitt Street, Dublin, on 15 May 1808. The family moved to Wexford when he was two years old. Balfe received his first musical instruction from his father, a competent violinist and dancing-master, and continued to study violin with ...

Article

Banks, Iain (1954–2013), author and composer, was born in Dunfermline, Fife, on 16 February 1954, the only surviving child (he had a sister who died at six weeks) of Thomas Menzies (Tom) Banks (1918–2009), an Admiralty officer at the Rosyth naval base, and his wife, ...

Article

Bantock, Sir Granville Ransome (1868–1946), composer, was born on 7 August 1868 at 44 Cornwall Road, Notting Hill, London, the eldest son of an eminent surgeon and gynaecologist, George Granville Bantock (1837–1913), and his wife, Sophia Elizabeth (Bessie) Ransome (1843–1909). George Bantock had been born in ...

Article

Barnett, John (1802–1890), composer, born at Bedford on 15 July 1802 (some sources say 1 July), was the eldest son of a German Jewish diamond merchant, Bernhard Beer, and a Hungarian mother, who died during his early childhood. His father adopted the surname ...

Article

Bax, Sir Arnold Edward Trevor (1883–1953), composer, was born on 8 November 1883 in Heath Villa, Angles Road, Streatham, London, the eldest son of Alfred Ridley Bax (1844–1918) and his wife, Charlotte Ellen Lea (1860–1940). His father was a barrister of the Middle Temple...

Article

Benedict, Sir Julius (1804–1885), conductor and composer, was born at Stuttgart, Germany, on 27 November 1804 (in some nineteenth-century reference works the date was given incorrectly as 24 December 1804), the son of Moses Benedict, a rich German Jewish banker. At the Stuttgart Gymnasium...

Article

Benjamin, Arthur Leslie (1893–1960), composer and pianist, was born on 18 September 1893 in Sydney, Australia, the son of Abram Benjamin and his wife, Amelia (whose maiden name may also have been Benjamin). His father worked on the stock exchange. Benjamin began his career as a pianist at the age of six. He studied at ...

Article

Bennett, Sir Richard Rodney (1936–2012), composer, was born on 29 March 1936 at Cliff Combe nursing home, Broadstairs, Kent, the son of (Harry) Rodney Bennett (1890–1948), children's author and lyricist (as H. Rodney Bennett), and his wife, Joan Esther, née Spink (1901–1983)...

Article

Bennett, Sir William Sterndale (1816–1875), composer, was born at 7 Howard Street, Sheffield, on 13 April 1816, the third child and only son of Robert Bennett (1788–1819) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Donn (1791–1818). Bennett's grandfather, John Bennett (1754–1837), was a bass lay clerk in the choir which at that time served the ...

Article

Berkeley, Sir Lennox Randal Francis (1903–1989), composer, was born on 12 May 1903 at Melford Cottage, Boars Hill, near Oxford, the younger child and only son of Captain Hastings George FitzHardinge Berkeley RN (1855–1934) (the eldest son of George Lennox Rawdon Berkeley, seventh earl of Berkeley...

Article

Berlioz, (Louis) Hector (1803–1869), composer and conductor, was born on 11 December 1803 in La Côte St André, in the département of Isère, France, the first of four children of Dr Louis-Joseph Berlioz and his wife, Marie-Antoinette-Joséphine, commonly known as Joséphine, the daughter of ...

Article

Bishop, Sir Henry Rowley (1786–1855), composer, the son of Samuel Bishop, a watchmaker and later haberdasher, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Wigley, was born at 83 Great Portland Street, London, on 18 November 1786. His early education was at Dr Barrow's academy at ...