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Ernest John Moeran (1894-1950) was a composer who had strong associations with Ireland He studied violin and piano as a child and was educated from an early age at home by a governess. At age 10, he was sent to Suffield Park Preparatory School in North Norfolk. In 1908, he was enrolled at Uppingham School where he spent the next 5 years. He was taught music by the director Robert S. Bennett, who encouraged his talents. In 1913, he studied piano and composition at the Royal College of Music.

Richard Wagner (1813–1883). German composer, and conductor. Wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage and revolutionised opera through his concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art), by which he sought to synthesise the poetic, visual, musical and dramatic arts. He realised these ideas most fully in the first half of the cycle "Der Ring des Nibelungen". His compositions are notable for their complex textures, rich harmonies and orchestration, and the use of…

Portraits de gens célèbres par Felix Nadar

Felix Nadar's photograph of Claude Debussy, 1908 (http://www.laboiteverte.fr/en/portraits-de-gens-celebres-par-felix-nadar/#)

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1812-1958) is arguably the greatest composer Britain had since the days of Purcell. In a long career, he composed music notable for its power, representing the essence of ‘Englishness’. He was educated at Charterhouse School, then Trinity College, Cambridge. He was a pupil of Stanford and Parry at the Royal College of Music, and he studied with Bruch and Ravel. His work included 9 symphonies, 5 operas, film music, ballet and stage music, music for chorus and…

† Hugo Wolf (March 13, 1860 – February 22, 1903) Austrian composer of Slovene origin.

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert[1] (18 November 1836 – 29 May 1911) was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for the fourteen comic operas (known as the Savoy operas) produced in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan.

Franz Liszt: Klaviersonate h - moll - YouTube

Musical Musings: Tchaikovsky - String Quartet No. 3 In E-flat Minor, Opus 30