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1844 – Born in Lyon, France on the 21st of February. 1870 – With the combined lobbying of Cavaillé-Coll, Charles Gounod and Camille Saint-Saëns, the 24 year old Widor was appointed as organist of Saint-Sulpice in Paris, the most prominent position for a French organist. 1890 – He succeeded César Franck as organ professor at ..

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1835 – Henryk Wieniawski was born on July 10th in Lublin. Polish violinist and composer. 1850 – He returned to the Paris Conservatory and was joined by his brother Josef, where both studied composition. 1851 – Henryk Wieniawski began his career as a virtuoso in earnest, spending some three years in Russia giving concerts and ..

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1574 – Born on the 7th of March at Brome in Norfolk, the son of a tanner, and received the patronage of the Cornwallis family. 1594 – He accompanied Elizabeth Cornwallis to Hengrave Hall near Bury St. Edmunds in around when she married Sir Thomas Kytson the Younger. 1600 – He was chosen to proofread ..

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1707 – Charles Wesley, born on the 18th of December in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England, where their father was bishop. He was a leader of the Methodist movement, the younger brother of John Wesley. He is chiefly remembered for the many hymns he wrote. 1729 – He was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church College, ..

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1883 – Born on December 3rd in Vienna. Austrian composer of the 12-tone Viennese school. He is known especially for his passacaglia for orchestra, his chamber music, and various songs. 1899 – His first compositions, two pieces for cello and piano and several songs, date from the Klagenfurt period. 1902 – Graduated from the Klagenfurt ..

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1902 – Born on March 29th in Oldham, Lancashire, England. English composer especially known for his orchestral music. 1912 – He entered the University of Oxford, where he sang in the choir of Christ Church. 1923 – He composed Façade—a set of pieces for chamber ensemble, to accompany the Sitwells’ sister Edith in a recitation ..

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German operatic composer and music critic   composed operas "Rienzi" 1842, "The Flying Dutchman" 1843 (also "Der Fliegende Hollander"), "Tannhauser" 1845, "Lohengrin" 1850, "Tristan and Isolde" 1865, "The Mastersingers of Nuremberg" 1868 (also "Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg"), "Parsifal" 1882, four-opera cycle "The Ring" (also "Der Ring des Nibelungen"   consisting of operas "The Rhinegold" 1869 ..

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1869 – Siegfried Wagner was born 6th of June is a German Composer and Director.   1896 – Studied music with Engelbert Humperdinck and Julius Kniese.   Started to conduct at Bayreuth and elsewhere in Germany.   1908-1930 – He was the artistic director of the Bayreuth festival.   1915 – Married to Winifred Williams ..

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1548 – Tomás Luis de Victoria was born in Ávila. 1575 – Ordained as a priest, at the monastery as maestro di cappella. 1586 – Returned to Spain, this time in the service of Empress Maria, who was entering the convent of Descalzas Reales in Madrid. 1605 – Published his writing the title Officium Defunctorum, ..

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