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Maria Margherita Grimani (fl. 1713 – 1718). She was an Italian composer. All of Grimani's works use small force - two singers, a couple obbligato instruments, and a continuo group, including cello and theorbo.

Пётр Ильич Чайковский, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky(1840-1893) was a Russian composer. He wrote some of the world’s most popular concert and theatrical music in the current classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the 1812 Overture, his First Piano Concerto, several symphonies, and the opera Eugene Onegin Tchaikovsky's ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU8WErjGwR4&list=PLuRDMPvDlKTC_ju2NgUvfcNyV4Ugm3sMY http://www.last.fm/music/Pyotr+Ilyich+Tchaikovsky

Paul Hindemith (1895 – 1963) was a German-born American composer, violist, violinist, teacher and conductor. As a musical theorist, he opposed the twelve-tone technique. Notable compositions include his song cycle Das Marienleben (1923) and opera Mathis der Maler (1938).

According to the League of American Orchestras, as of 2013, of the 103 ensembles with the biggest budgets in the US, 12 have female conductors; just one of the top-tier 22 is led by a woman. The conductors featured in this image from Classic FMClassic FM are from left to right, top to bottom: Anu Tali, co-founder of the Nordic Symphony Orchestra; Joana Carneiro, principal conductor of the Orquestra Sinfonica Portuguesa; JoAnn Falleta, who has conducted for over 70 recordings, including…

"It was two weeks before I immigrated to the U.S., a very difficult time for me to be leaving in such turmoil when I had grown up in a nationalistic environment. It was the Orange Revolution. That’s when I wrote a piece for orchestra called Orange Revolution. For me, it was a lot, leaving everything behind, not being able to support my people, my family. The most difficult part was leaving the brothers and sisters who were younger than me, that would soon forget me. To them, I was the…

George Crumb (1929) is an American composer of contemporary classical music. He is noted as an explorer of unusual timbres, alternative forms of notation, and extended instrumental and vocal techniques. Examples include seagull effect for the cello (ex. Vox Balaenae), metallic vibrato for the piano (ex. Five Pieces for Piano), and using a mallet to play the strings of a contrabass (ex. Madrigals, Book I), among numerous others.

Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and winner of 3, The Pianist, stars Oscar winner Adrien Brody in the true-life story of brilliant pianist and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, the most acclaimed young musician of his time until his promising career was interrupted by the onset of World War II. This powerful, triumphant film follows Szpilman's heroic and inspirational journey of survival with the unlikely help of a sympathetic German officer $6.50

Benjamin Britten, in full Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten Of Aldeburgh (born November 22, 1913, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England—died December 4, 1976, Aldeburgh, Suffolk), leading British composer of the mid-20th century, whose operas were considered the finest English operas since those of Henry Purcell in the 17th century. He was an outstanding pianist/conductor. His works include the opera Peter Grimes, the War Requiem and the orchestral piece The Young Person's Guide to the…

Alan Gordon 1944 - 2008 was an American songwriter best known for songs recorded by The Turtles, Petula Clark, and Barbra Streisand. Many of his songs were co-written with Garry Bonner, including The Turtles, "Happy Together" and Three Dog Night's "Celebrate".

Alas there is no photo: Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saëns were both enthusiastic about ballet and able to pull off splendid imitations of ballerinas. Once at the Moscow Conservatory, seeking to flaunt their artistry before one another, they performed a short ballet on the auditorium stage: Galatea and Pygmalion. Saint-Saëns was Galatea and interpreted, with exceptional conscientiousness, the role of a statue; Tchaikovsky took on the role of Pygmalion. Nikolai Rubinstein stood in for the orchestra.

Alban Berg (1885-1935), wrote atonal and 12-tone compositions. He composed orchestral music (5 Orchestral Songs), chamber music, songs, and 2 operas, Wozzeck and Lulu. At first he leaned toward a literary career. But music was regularly played in his parents’ house.. Encouraged by his father and older brother, Alban Berg began to compose music without benefit of formal instruction. During this period his output consisted of more than 100 songs and piano duets, most of which remain…

On October 22, 1811, Hungarian composer Franz Liszt was born. Check out his family tree on Geni!

Rod Stewart...went with my Mom to my very concert to see him when I was 19 years old in 1989...at Six Flags. My Mom is a HUGE fan of his and we've seen him together four times so far. :)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ; May 7, 1840 – November 6, 1893), was a Russian composer whose works included symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, and chamber music. Some of these are among the most popular concert and theatrical music in the classical repertoire. He was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression i