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Burney, Charles (1726–1814), musician and author, was born on 7 April 1726 in Raven Street, Shrewsbury, the fourth of six children of James Macburney (1678–1749), dancer, musician, and portraitist, and his second wife, Ann Cooper (c.1690–1775).

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Callcott, John Wall (1766–1821), composer and music teacher, was born on 20 November 1766 at The Mall, Kensington Gravel Pits, London, the son of Thomas Callcott, builder, and his second wife, Charlotte, née Wall; his brother was the painter Sir Augustus Wall Callcott...

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Clementi, Muzio (1752–1832), composer, pianist, and teacher, was born on 23 January 1752 in Damaso, Rome, the eldest of seven children of Nicolo Clementi (1720–1789), a silversmith, and his wife, Magdalena, née Kaiser (d. 1785). He received the standard musical training of a church organist from various teachers in ...

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Craxton, Janet Helen Rosemary (1929–1981), oboist and teacher, was born on 17 May 1929 at 8 Grove End Road, London, the only daughter and the youngest of the six children of (Thomas) Harold Hunt Craxton (1885–1971) and his wife, Essie May Faulkner (1890–1977)...

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Craxton, (Thomas) Harold Hunt (1885–1971), pianist and teacher, was born on 30 April 1885 at 6 Dorchester Place, Marylebone, London, the first son of Thomas Robert Craxton (1858–1908), a surveyor's assistant, and his wife, Sarah Jane Hunt (1852–1905). The Craxtons originated in Northamptonshire...

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Evans, Florence Annie [Nancy] (1915–2000), singer and teacher of singing, was born on 19 March 1915 at 36 Granville Road, Wavertree, Liverpool, the first daughter and second of the three children of Thomas Herbert Evans (1887–1972), monumental mason, and his wife, Florence Jones (1885–1967)...

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Fenby, Eric William (1906–1997), musician and musicologist, was born on 22 April 1906 at 92 Candler Street, Scarborough, Yorkshire, the only son and oldest of three children of Herbert Henry Fenby (1870–1954), engineer, and his wife, Ada Brown (1878–1974). He was educated at ...

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Holst, Gustav Theodore (1874–1934), composer and teacher of music, was born on 21 September 1874 at 4 Pittville Terrace, Cheltenham, the elder son of Adolph von Holst (1846–1901) and his first wife, Clara Cox (1841–1882), daughter of Samuel Lediard, solicitor, of Cirencester. He was baptized ...

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Holst, Imogen Clare (1907–1984), musician, was born at 31 Grena Road, Richmond, Surrey, on 12 April 1907, the only child of the composer Gustav Theodore Holst (1874–1934) and his wife, (Emily) Isobel Harrison (1876–1969). Imogen was brought up in west London (with a holiday home from 1915 in, or near, ...

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J. A. F. Maitland

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Hullah, John Pyke (1812–1884), music teacher and composer, was born in Worcester on 27 June 1812. His father, apparently descended from a Huguenot family, was a native of Yorkshire, but lived in London from the early years of the century. Hullah seems to have inherited his musical gifts chiefly from his mother, who had been a pupil of the organist and composer ...

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J. C. Hadden

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Logier, Johann Bernhard (1777–1846), music teacher and composer, descended from a family of French refugees, was born on 9 February 1777 at Kassel in Hesse. His father and grandfather were musicians, and the former gave him his early musical education. About 1790 he travelled to ...

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Pepusch, John Christopher (1666/7–1752), composer and teacher of music, the son of a German protestant clergyman, was born at Berlin and baptized Johann Christoph Pepusch. Nothing more is known of his parents, nor is his date of birth certain, but according to the memorial tablet erected at the ...

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Tosti, Sir (Francesco) Paolo (1846–1916), songwriter and singing teacher, was born on 9 April 1846 in Ortona sul Mare, Abruzzi, Italy. In 1858 he went to Naples, where he entered the Conservatorio di San Pietro a Majella. There he studied the violin under ...

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Zaman, Saifullah Arun [Sam; known as State of Bengal] (1965–2015), music producer, composer, and teacher, was born on 17 April 1965 in Karachi, Pakistan, the eldest of five children of Mohammed Shah Zaman, a homeopathic doctor and diplomat, and his wife, ...