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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

(1756—1791) Austrian composer

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Ashley family

Ashley family  

English musicians and impresarios active in London and in the provinces 1780–1830. John Ashley (1734–1805), a bassoonist, was assistant conductor to Joah Bates (1741–99) at the 1784 Handel ...
Austria

Austria  

Is usually mentioned in a negative context in Shakespeare's plays, and Vienna is the morally perverted setting for the action in Measure for Measure. In the city of Graz, as ...
Bibiena family

Bibiena family  

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Italian painters, architects, and scenographers. Students of the baroque, an age that loved illusion, they adopted an exuberant style that made use of new architectural forms, ornate columns, trompe ...
Caspar Neher

Caspar Neher  

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(1897–1962)German designer, whose career was inextricably linked with that of his schoolfriend Bertolt Brecht. From 1918 to 1922 Neher studied in Munich. His first stage design was for Kleist's ...
Charles Burney

Charles Burney  

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(b Shrewsbury, 1726; d London, 1814).Eng. organist (London churches, King's Lynn, finally Chelsea Hospital); minor composer; author of History of Music (4 vols., 1776–89), of 2 books narrating his ...
Christoph Friedrich Bretzner

Christoph Friedrich Bretzner  

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(Leipzig, 1748–1807, Leipzig),a minor dramatist, whose plays include the comedy Das Räuschchen (1786), the tragedy Der Lüderliche (1789), and Belmont und Constanze, which, in an adaptation by G. ...
Cipriani Potter

Cipriani Potter  

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(b London, 3 Oct. 1792; d London, 26 Sept. 1871).English pianist, teacher, editor, and composer. He received his early musical education from his father, a flautist and viola player ...
Classical Music

Classical Music  

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In Indian music, the term broadly refers to music based on rāgas and performed as per the rules laid down in ancient and medieval treatises. The Indian term used in ...
concert

concert  

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A perf. of mus. in public by a fairly substantial no. of performers (but not a stage performance or as part of a religious service). A perf. by 1 or 2 performers is usually called a recital. A ...
concerto

concerto  

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(It.).Concert, concerted performance. A work in which a solo instr(s). is contrasted and blended with the orch. Earliest publication using name ‘concerto’ is Concerti di Andrea et di Gio. Gabrieli ...
Corri family

Corri family  

Domenico Corri (1746–1825), Italian composer, music publisher, singer, and teacher, established a remarkable musical dynasty with his wife, the soprano and miniature-painter Signorina ...
Die Zauberflöte

Die Zauberflöte  

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Opera in 2 acts by Mozart (K620) to lib. by E. Schikaneder after the story Lulu by Liebeskind in Wieland's collection of Oriental fairy‐tales Dschinnistan (1786). Comp. 1790–1. Prod. Vienna 1791, ...
Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni  

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‘The Libertine Punished, or Don Giovanni’). Opera in two acts by Mozart to a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte after Giovanni Bertati's libretto for Gazzaniga (1787) (Prague, 1787).
Don Juan

Don Juan  

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According to a Spanish story apparently first dramatized by Gabriel Téllez (who wrote under the name ‘Tirso da Molina’) in El burlador de Sevilla, and subsequently by Molière in Le Festin de pierre ...
E. T. A. Hoffmann

E. T. A. Hoffmann  

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(orig. Wilhelm, but adopted name Amadeus in homage to Mozart) (b Königsberg, 1776; d Berlin, 1822).Ger. writer, music critic Hoffmann, composer, and conductor. Was th. cond. from 1808 at Bamberg, ...
Ein Veilchen auf der Wiese stand

Ein Veilchen auf der Wiese stand  

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First line of an originally untitled poem written by J. W. Goethe in 1773 or 1774 and first published as part of Erwin und Elmire in Iris in 1775. In ...
Elizabeth Billington

Elizabeth Billington  

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(b London, 27 Dec. 1765; d nr Venice, 25 Aug. 1818).English soprano. She first appeared in public as a pianist when she was six. She was taught singing by ...
Emanuel Schikaneder

Emanuel Schikaneder  

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(b Straubing, 1751; d Vienna, 1812).Ger. theatre manager, librettist, singer, and actor. Was singer and actor in troupe of strolling players before becoming manager of Kärntnerthor Th., Vienna, 1783 ...
English operas

English operas  

Shared the stage with plays at Covent Garden and Drury Lane during the winter theatre season, and at the Little Theatre in the Hay-market during the summers. They appealed to ...
Erich Ludendorff

Erich Ludendorff  

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(1865–1937)German general. Shortly after the outbreak of World War I he was appointed Chief of Staff to General von Hindenburg and they jointly directed the war effort until the final offensive ...

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