Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) Dutch-born British painter, 1870s. Although  born as Laurens Tadema,  years later he changed the spelling of his first name to the more English “Lawrence,” and included his middle name “Alma” as part of his surname, so he would be listed among the “A’s” in exhibition catalogues.

Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) Dutch-born British painter, 1870s. Although born as Laurens Tadema, years later he changed the spelling of his first name to the more English “Lawrence,” and included his middle name “Alma” as part of his surname, so he would be listed among the “A’s” in exhibition catalogues.

Christoph Willibald Gluck  (1714-1787) - German composer of many operas; he wrote "Iphigenie en Tauride" for the Paris Opera in 1779, and it is generally considered to be his finest work.

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) - German composer of many operas; he wrote "Iphigenie en Tauride" for the Paris Opera in 1779, and it is generally considered to be his finest work.

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755) was a French baroque composer of instrumental music, cantatas, opéra-ballets, and vocal music. He obtained a royal license for engraving music in 1724, and made money by publishing his music for sale to the public. In 1724 he moved to Paris where he began a composition career. His first works appeared in 1724, and by 1747 he had published more than 100 works in  vocal and instrumental combinations. His music was extremely popular and made him wealthy.

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755) was a French baroque composer of instrumental music, cantatas, opéra-ballets, and vocal music. He obtained a royal license for engraving music in 1724, and made money by publishing his music for sale to the public. In 1724 he moved to Paris where he began a composition career. His first works appeared in 1724, and by 1747 he had published more than 100 works in vocal and instrumental combinations. His music was extremely popular and made him wealthy.

Portrait of the Composer Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni (1671-1751) Holding a Music Score (Italian School)

Portrait of the Composer Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni (1671-1751) Holding a Music Score (Italian School)

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