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Spiegl, Fritz (1926–2003), musician and humorist, was born on 27 January 1926 at Zumdorf, Austria, near the border with Germany, the son of Rudolf Spiegl, a Catholic agricultural merchant and soda water manufacturer, and his Jewish wife, Josefine, née Geiringer. He attended a local Catholic school where, he remembered, the teachers were 'either priests or Nazis—or both' (...

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Webbe, Samuel, the elder (1740–1816), church musician and composer, was born in London on 7 October 1740, the son of well-to-do parents. Before he was a year old his father took up a government appointment in Minorca, but he died before his wife and family could join him there. Thereafter the family's financial situation was straitened, and ...

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Samuel Webbe the elder (1740–1816) by William Skelton, pubd 1820 (after William Behnes) © National Portrait Gallery, London