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García, Manuel Patricio Rodriguez (1805–1906), singer and singing teacher  

Frederick Corder

revised by David J. Golby

García, Manuel Patricio Rodriguez (1805–1906), singer and singing teacher, was born in Zafra, Spain, on 17 March 1805 into a prominent family of Spanish musicians. His father, Manuel del Popolo Vicente Rodriguez García (1775–1832), made a reputation as a singer, impresario, composer, and teacher of singing. His mother, ...

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Goossens, (Annie) Sidonie (1899–2004)  

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(Annie) Sidonie Goossens (1899–2004) by Mayotte Magnus, 1977 © Mayotte Magnus; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Goossens, (Annie) Sidonie [Sid] (1899–2004), harpist  

John Marson

Goossens, (Annie) Sidonie [Sid] (1899–2004), harpist, was born at 78 Seaview Road, Liscard, Cheshire, on 19 October 1899, the fifth and youngest surviving child of Eugène Goossens (1867–1958), violinist and conductor, and his wife, Annie, née Cook (1860–1946), opera singer. Her father was conductor of the ...

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Henderson, Roy Galbraith (1899–2000), singer and singing teacher  

J. B. Steane

Henderson, Roy Galbraith (1899–2000), singer and singing teacher, was born on 4 July 1899 at 12 Mansions House, Edinburgh, the son of Alexander Roy Henderson (1862–1950), Congregational minister, and his wife, Jane (or Jean) Boyd, née Galbraith (1867–1945). His father was soon afterwards appointed minister of ...

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Mayer, Sir Robert (1879–1985), patron of music and philanthropist  

Robert Armstrong

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Mayer, Sir Robert (1879–1985), patron of music and philanthropist, was born on 5 June 1879 at Mannheim, Germany, the third of the four sons (there was no daughter) of Emil Mayer, hop merchant and later brewer, of Mannheim, and his wife, Lucie Lehmaier...