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See Bremner [Brymer], Robert

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Charles Burney (1726–1814) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1781 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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John Wall Callcott (1766–1821) by Frederick Christian Lewis senior, pubd 1824 (after Sir Augustus Wall Callcott) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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Carroll, Walter (1869–1955), music educationist and composer, was born on 4 July 1869 at 156 Bury New Road, Manchester, the only son and last of the five children of Robert Carroll (bap. 1829), a commercial traveller, and his wife, Fanny Wormald, née...

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Muzio Clementi (1752–1832) by Henry R. Cook, pubd 1833 (after James Lonsdale, exh. RA 1817) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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Essex, Timothy (c. 1765–1847), composer and music teacher, was probably born in Coventry about 1765, the eldest child of Timothy Essex and his wife, Margaret. Little is known about his childhood except that his family moved to London, where his two siblings, William (...

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Fricker, Peter Racine (1920–1990), composer and music teacher, was born on 5 September 1920 in Ealing, London, the elder child and only son of Edward Racine Fricker (d. 1935/6), civil servant, and his wife, Deborah Alice Parr, nurse. His middle name came from his great-grandmother, who was a direct descendant of the French dramatist. He was educated at ...

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Heaton, (John) Wilfred (1918–2000), composer and music teacher, was born at 17 Blagden Street, Sheffield, on 2 December 1918, the younger of two children of John Heaton, a steelworker in a cutlery mill, then serving as a signaller with the Royal Field Artillery...

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J. C. Bridge

Reviser Anne Pimlott Baker

Hiles, Henry (1826–1904), composer and teacher of music, was born on 31 December 1826 at Shrewsbury, the youngest of the six sons of James Hiles, a tradesman, and his wife, Sarah. He studied under his brother John Hiles (1810–1882), an organist and composer, and from the age of thirteen deputized at several churches for him. In 1845 ...

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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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Gustav Theodore Holst (1874–1934) by Herbert Lambert, pubd 1923 © Jenny Letton, administered by Composer Prints Ltd.; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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John Pyke Hullah (1812–1884) by Ernest Edwards, pubd 1865 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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J. A. F. Maitland

Reviser David J. Golby

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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R. M. J. Jones

Reviser David J. Golby

Jones, Joseph David (1827–1870), composer and singing teacher, was born in Bryncrugog, in the parish of Llanfair Caereinion, Montgomeryshire, the son of a small farmer who was a Wesleyan local preacher. Jones, in spite of his father's opposition, devoted himself as a youth to the study of music, and in 1847 published at ...

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R. H. Legge

Reviser Anne Pimlott Baker

Klose, Francis Joseph (1784–1830), composer and piano teacher, was born in London, the son of a professor of music. His first teacher was his father, and he later studied the piano and composition with Franz Tomich, a pupil of Haydn. He was an excellent violinist, and was a member both of the orchestra of the ...