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1872 – Vaughan Williams was born on October 12th in the Cotswold village of Down Ampney. He is arguably the greatest composer Britain has seen since the days of Henry Purcell. 1887 – Went to Charterhouse, where some of his music was performed at a school concert, and from there to the Royal College of ..

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Italian operatic composer   composed operas "Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio" 1839, "Un giorno di regno" 1840, "Nabucco" 1842, "I lombardi alla prima crociata" 1843, "Ernani" 1844, "I due Foscari" 1844, "Giovanna d'Arco" 1845, "Alzira" 1845, "Attila" 1846, "Macbeth" 1847, "I masnadieri" 1847, "Jerusalem" 1847, "Il corsaro" 1848, "La battaglia di Legnano" 1849, "Luisa Miller" ..

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1883 – Edgard Victor Achille Charles Varèse, born on the 22nd of December in in Paris, but after only a few weeks was sent to be raised by his great-uncle’s family in the small town of Villars in Burgundy. He was an innovative French-born composer who spent the greater part of his career in the ..

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1681 – Georg Philipp Telemann Composer, born on the 14th of March in Magdeburg, EC Germany. He was a German Baroque music composer.  A prolific composer, his works include church music, 46 passions, over 40 operas, oratorios, many songs, and a large body of instrumental music. 1700 – He studied at Leipzig, and taught himself ..

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1952 – John Tesh, born on the 9th of July in Long Island, New York. He went virtually unrecognized as a musician and composer, instead enjoying television success as the co-host of the nightly showbiz news magazine Entertainment Tonight. 1958 – Began playing piano at the age of six; as a teen, he also played ..

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1505 – An English composer was born this year in England.   1532 – His first known appointment to a musical position was as organist of Dover Priory, a Benedictine priory at Dover (now Dover College).   1538 – His career fortunately took him to London.   1543 – He was composing and performing for ..

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1897 – George Szell, born on the 7th of June in Budapest but grew up in Vienna. He was a Hungarian-born American conductor and composer. He is remembered today for his long and successful tenure as music director of the Cleveland Orchestra, and for the recordings of the standard classical repertory he made with Cleveland ..

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