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1692 – Born in Pirano, a town on the peninsula of Istria, in the Republic of Venice.            – Considered to be a music theorist.             – Never put dates on his compositions and revisions. The Order of his works are based on the stylic charachteristics of his music.   1710 – He ..

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1889 – Born in Russia; birth of an American composer and violinist   1901-1907 – began studying violin with his father and later studied with Leopold Auer in Saint Petersburg   1907 – had his European debut in Berlin   1911 – immigrated to US – American debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra   1941-1961 ..

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1752 – He was born in Naples, Italy on the 4th day of April this year. He studied at the Santa Maria di Loreto Conservatory in Naples under Fenaroli and Speranza. He concentrated on writing opera in his early career.   1781 – His first opera, Montesuma, was given at San Carlo.  1789 – He went ..

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1940 – Frank Zappa was born in Baltimore, Maryland on December 21, 1940. 1953 – Zappa began his musical career on drums, taking his first lessons at school in the summer of 1953. He played drums with local teenage combos, but later switched to guitar. Although he performed as a singer and guitarist for most ..

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1555 – On the 11th of June, an Italian-Austrian composer was born in Presario, Marche.   1577 – He studied at the church of San Stefano, Venice.   1583 – He became the student of Andrea Gabrieli.   1584 – He got accepted as a singer at San Marco. In the same year, he met ..

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1898 – Born on September 27th in New York, New York. American songwriter best known for writing the scores for musicals. 1914 – He joined the United States Navel and served during World War I. 1918 – Youmans began working on Tin Pan Alley first as a song plugger for TB Harms Company and then ..

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1922- Born in Braila, Romania -Began his career as an architect, collaborating with Le Corbusier.-invented the idea of stochastic music. 1954- Typical orchestral pieces are Metastasis 1967- Polytope (music) 1975- For four orchestral groups placed in the audience; and noomena 1962- He written many chamber works and a few taped works of electronically manipulated sounds, ..

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1902 – Born in August 25th in Berlin. German composer in Palestine and America. 1916 – Received instruction in piano and theory. 1920 – Wolpe was already recognized as a "phenomenal pianist" by those who knew him; he was to remain a pianist at heart, always having a preference for its crisp tones. 1933 – ..

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1950 – Stevie Wonder, Stevland Hardaway Judkins, was born on the 13th of, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris). An African American singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, and social activist. Was born prematurely in Saginaw, Michigan to Lula Mae Hardaway. It is thought that he received excessive oxygen levels in his incubator which led ..

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