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Béla Bartók

(1881—1945) Hungarian composer

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celesta

celesta  

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(It., Fr. céleste).Small kbd. instr. not unlike glockenspiel. Patented in Paris by Auguste Mustel in 1886, his father Victor having constructed the instrument. Series of steel plates (suspended over ...
Charles Ives

Charles Ives  

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(b Danbury, Conn., 20 Oct. 1874; d New York, 19 May 1954)US composer. He wrote no ballet scores but his concert music has been used several times for dance, such as Balanchine's Ivesiana (New York ...
Ferruccio Busoni

Ferruccio Busoni  

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(b Empoli, 1866; d Berlin, 1924).It. composer, conductor, and pianist. Son of a clarinettist and a pianist, with whom he studied. First public pf. recital, Trieste, at age 7. Studied comp. at Graz, ...
Ivo Petrić

Ivo Petrić  

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(b Ljubljana, 16 June 1931).Slovene composer and conductor. After studying at the Ljubljana Academy of Music he founded the Slavko Osterc Ensemble, which he conducted in much contemporary music ...
Jacques Offenbach

Jacques Offenbach  

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(b Deutz, nr. Cologne, 1819; d Paris, 1880).Ger.‐Fr. composer, conductor, and cellist. Orig. surname Eberst, Wiener, or Levy: took name Offenbach because family came from Offenbach‐am‐Main. Son of ...
Kossuth

Kossuth  

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Symphonic‐poem in 10 tableaux by Bartók, based on life of Lajos Kossuth (1802–94), leader of unsuccessful Hungarian uprising against Austria, 1848–9. Comp. 1903. F.p. Budapest 1904; f. Eng. p. ...
Maurice Béjart

Maurice Béjart  

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1927–2007)French dancer and choreographer.Maurice Béjart, son of the philosopher Gaston Berger, was born in Marseilles and studied dance in Paris and London. Having made his debut in Vichy in 1945, ...
microtone

microtone  

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All intervals which lie between the semi‐tones of the 12‐note, equal‐tempered tuning system. Several 20th‐cent. composers have experimented in microtones and quarter‐tones. Joseph Yasser proposed a ...
Pina Bausch

Pina Bausch  

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(b Solingen, 27 Jul. 1940; d Wuppertal, 30 Jun. 2009)German dancer, choreographer, and company director. One of the most influential dance artists of the late 20th century. She began her training at ...
popular Song

popular Song  

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In Italy has been mainly identified with the melodic tradition even in the postwar period. Both at home and abroad, melody is seen as an authentic and typical product, the ...
Sir Georg Solti

Sir Georg Solti  

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(1912–1997)Hungarian-born naturalized British conductor. He was appointed a KBE in 1971.Solti studied at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, under Ernst von Dohnányi (1877–1960), Bartók (piano), ...
Sir Henry Joseph Wood

Sir Henry Joseph Wood  

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(1869–1944)British conductor, organist, and composer, best remembered as the founder of the annual London Promenade Concerts. He was knighted in 1911 and created a CH in 1944.Having worked as an ...
Zoltán Kodály

Zoltán Kodály  

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(1882–1967)Hungarian composer. He made a deep study of Hungarian folk music and his vocal music makes remarkable use of the Hungarian language.The son of a railway official, Kodály grew up in a ...

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