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Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Juan Bautista José Cabanilles, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1644-1712), Spain. Became first organist in Valencia in 1666.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Antonio de Cabezón, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Spanish keyboardist and composer Antonio de Cabezón (c.1510-1566; also spelled Cabeçón) was apparently blind from birth. This didn't stop him from producing a large body of works, from being in the employ of King Philip II, or from traveling, including to England. Most of his compositions are for organ or stringed keyboard instruments; only one vocal piece survives.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Francesca Caccini, including biographies, discographies, analyses of her compositions, or bibliographies.
Few works of Italian Baroque composer Francesca Caccini (1587-1640) have survived, with the notable exception of the opera La liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola d'Alcina (The Liberation of Ruggiero from the island of Alcina), which was the first opera to gain widespread popularity. She is known as the first female composer of opera.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Giulio Caccini, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian late Renaissance composer Giulio Caccini (1551-1618) was one of the first heralds of what would become the Baroque period. He emphasized monody, with a solo voice accompanied by harmony rather than the four equal voices of earlier Renaissance music. He popularized this form (and claimed it as his own invention) in his published compilations in 1602 and 1614, known as Nuove Musiche. As a member of the Florentine Camerata, he was among the composers of the first operas, including his own Euridice.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of John Cage, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
John Cage (1912-1992) was an American composer, writer, artist, Zen buddhist, and mushroom eater. He pioneered minimalism and deconstructed music.
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Italian Baroque composer Antonio Caldara (c.1670-1736) was a tremendously gifted musician (viol, cello, and keyboard) and vocalist (including choirboy at St. Mark's, Venice) who probably also composed as fast as anyone else in recorded history. During his life, it's estimated that he wrote at least 3,400 pieces. He held important appointments in several Italian cities, drew a tremendous income, and apparently spent his earnings faster than even he could write new music. Among his numerous compositions are some 90 operas and about the same number of oratorios.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Morley Calvert, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Canadian bandmaster, conductor, and composer Morley Calvert (1928-1991) wrote many works for brass band.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Giuseppe Cambini, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian-born Giuseppe Maria Gioacchino Cambini (1746-1825) became a star of the French music scene with his instrumental works. He also wrote hymns, stage works, oratorios, and other vocal pieces. He was considered an excellent musician, particularly on the viola.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of André Campra, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1660-1744) French composer who, early in his career held church positions, including Maître de Musique at Notre Dame in Paris. Later he turned to opera and made popular the opera-ballet.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Rob Canning, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Irish composer Rob Canning was born in Dublin in 1974 and educated in Wales and Ireland.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Francesco da Milano, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian composer Francesco Canova da Milano (1497-1543) was recognized by his peers and posterity as one of the master lutenists and lute composers of his day.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Joseph Canteloube, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Marie-Joseph Canteloube (1879-1957) wrote a biography of Vincent D'Indy, composed operas and other works, and compiled the folk music of his native Auvergne region and other parts of France, including many Basque pieces.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of André Caplet, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Normandy-born André Caplet (1878-1925) saw his life cut short by pleurisy, perhaps exacerbated by being gassed during World War One. He worked with Ravel and Debussy, the latter of whom entrusted him with the completion and initial conducting of Le Martyre de Saint Sebastien. Caplet produced a number of quality works, perhaps his finest being the triptych Le Mystère de Jésus.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of , including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Greek born (1957), American educated (University of Northern Iowa and Louisiana State University) composer Aris Carastathis teaches and lives in Canada (Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario).
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English composer Gillian Carcas (b. 1963) exhibits a wide range of musical experience and interests, including conducting, performance, improvisation and the Javanese Gamelan.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Cornelius Cardew, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Cornelius Cardew was known in for his avant-garde compositions and also as a political composer. British composer; (1936-1981). He was Karlheinz Stockhausen's assistant (1958-60), founder of the Scratch Orchestra (1966-1971), a member of the Peoples Liberation Music group, and founder member of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist) in 1979. Killed in 1981 by a hit and run driver in Leyton, East London.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Manuel Cardoso, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Much of the music from Portuguese composer Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650) was lost in a 1755 Lisbon earthquake. Nevertheless, we still have a fine body of religious compositions, befitting one who was a chorister at Évora Cathedra and later a Carmelite.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Giacomo Carissimi, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian early Baroque composer Giacomo Carissimi (1604/5-1674) was an ordained priest. He was choirmaster at Assisi and later was appointed to a like position at the church of St. Apollinaris in Rome. He spent much of his life as director of music at the Jesuit's German College in Rome. He advanced the development of the oratorio before the form reached its peak under Händel and Bach. Carissimi's output was almost exclusively religious. He also trained a number of other composers, among them Charpentier.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Camillo Carlsen, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Danish late Romantic composer Camillo Carlsen (1876-1948) produced most of his compositions for organ or as sacred vocal works.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of John Alden Carpenter, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951), one of the noted "modern" American composers following World War One, built a solid following with accessible works, including Adventures in a Perambulator, the jazz-inspired ballet Krazy Kat, and Skyscrapers, a ballet commissioned by the Russian Serge Diaghilev.
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American composer Elliot Carter was born in New York City in 1908.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Fernando Carulli, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Ferdinando Maria Meinrado Francesco Pascale Rosario Carulli (1770-1841) was born in Naples, Italy and moved to Paris, France in 1808. Trained as a cellist, he taught himself guitar, became a virtuoso performer, and wrote over 300 pieces for the instrument. Many of his compositions are in contemporary guitar training and playing books.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Robert Carver, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Surviving works of Scottish Renaissance composer Robert Carver (c. 1485-c. 1570) include masses and other works in the Scone Anitphonary. One of his motets was written for 19 voices.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Francis Casadesus, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French composer Francis Casadesus (1870-1954), a son of musical patriarch Luis Casadesus and Mathilde Sénéchal, studied under Alfred Lavignac and César Franck. Also a conductor, he wrote stage, film, and symphonic works. His only child, Jules-Raphaël, was a journalist and writer who begat poet Odette Casadesus.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Gréco Casadesus, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French composer Gréco Casadesus (1951-) was born to Marius Casadesus and Gladys Thibaud. Trained in theory, composition, piano, and violin, he has scored films and, with Koechlin, wrote an interactive computer program.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Henri Casadesus, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
One of the musical children of Luis Casadesus and Mathilde Sénéchal, French composer and conductor Henri Casadesus (1879-1947) was also an accomplished violist and early music champion. He wrote the text Méthode de la viole d'amour. With Saint-Saëns he founded the Société des instruments anciens.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jean-Claude Casadesus, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French composer and conductor Jean-Claude Casadesus (1935-), the son of Gisèle Casadesus and Lucien Pascal, began public performance as a percussionist. He studied composition, wrote for film and theatre, and learned conducting under Pierre Dervaux and Pierre Boulez. While moderately known as a composer, his renown as a conductor is world-wide.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Marius Casadesus, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
The youngest child of Luis Casadesus and Mathilde Sénéchal, French composer and violinist Marius Casadesus shared his brothers' inclination toward the music of the 17th and 18th Centuries and helped establish and operate various ancient music societies. Along with others in the family, Marius wrote music that was first attributed to older composers.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Robert-Guillaume Casadesus, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
This son of Luis Casadesus and Mathilde Sénéchal, Robert-Guillaume Casadesus (1878-1940) was also known as Robert Casa.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Robert Casadesus, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French pianist and composer Robert Marcel Casadesus (1899-1972) toured with his pianist wife Gaby and later settled in the United States, where he played, taught, and composed from 1940 until his death. He is one of the most talented of a number of musically talented family members spanning at least five generations.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Alfredo Casella, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Early 20th Century composer Alfredo Casella (1883-1947) was born in Turin to a musical family. An excellent pianist, he gradually moved into composition and conducting, embracing more modern forms of musical expression. He also embraced Italian Fascism, which led to his works being shunned for a time. He established the Corporazione delle Nuove Musiche, which had, for a time, members such as Respighi, Malipiero, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Vittorio Gui. Casella wrote operas, ballets, symphonies, concertos, other orchestral pieces, and chamber and instrumental music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968) was born in Florence, Italy and died in Hollywood, California. While interested in many types of music, his primary focus was the guitar. Anti-semitism in Italy led his family to leave in 1939. He interacted with many other musical giants both before and after his emigration and subsequent move to California.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jesús Castillo, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Guatemalan twentieth century composer Jesús Castillo (1877-1946) was half-brother to Ricardo Castillo. Much of his life was involved in his nation's musical folklore.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Ricardo Castillo, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Guatemalan twentieth century composer Ricardo Castillo (1894-1966), half-brother to Jesús Castillo studied music in France before returning home. Many of his works explore the early mythology of Guatemala while his Sinfonieta is neo-classical.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Alfredo Catalani, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1854-1893)
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Francesco Cavalli, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian Baroque composer Pier Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676) was a protege of Monteverdi. He is most known for his operas, including Xerse in 1654. Originally named Pier Francesco Caletti-Bruni, he changed to honor an early patron.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Alfred Cellier, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1844-1891) Music Director/Conductor of the D'Oyly Carte organization for many years. He wrote operas, several with librettos by W. S. Gilbert, as well as other types of music.
Catalan composer Joan Cererols (1618-1676) spent his entire adult life in the monastery at Montserrat, where he rose from novice to monk and chorister to director of music for some forty years.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Ignacio Cervantes, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Cuban Romantic period composer and virtuoso pianist Ignacio Cervantes (1847-1905) studied under American Louis Gottschalk and at the Paris Conservatoire under Marmontel and Alkan. Gounod and Rossini were friends and Liszt admired his playing. In Havana, he followed mainstream Romantic thoughts, but also delved into the Cuban folk music. Foremost of his works in this area are the forty-one danzas he wrote, beginning at age ten and continuing through most of his life.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Antonio Cesti, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian Baroque composer and singer Antonio Cesti (1623-1669) was also a Franciscan monk. His output, however was not limited to religious music, although he helped to advance the cantata form. He is even more remembered for his operas, of which Il pomo d'oro in 1668 is considered a masterpiece of the period.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Emmanuel Chabrier, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French Romantic composer Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894) took piano lessons as a child but entered law school and then the Ministry of the Interior. He composed and studied music on the side, visiting with the likes of Fauré, Saint-Saëns and Duparc. Chabrier later became a full-time composer, producing such diverse works as Pièces pittoresques for piano, Rhapsody España for orchestra, and operas including Gwendoline and Le Roi malgré lui.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of George W. Chadwick, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer and teacher George Whitefield Chadwick (1854-1931) studied in Germany, then returned home to become director of the New England Conservatory. Part of the "New England School," his music also shows signs of French influences. His didactic abilities were as great as his compositional skills--and he wrote quality music in a variety of genres.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Cecile Chaminade, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French pianist and composer Cecile Chaminade was born in 1857 and died in 1944.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Claude Champagne, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Born Joseph Arthur Adonaï, Canadian composer Claude Champagne (1891-1965) remained at least in part normed by his Quebec heritage and, by extension, to French arts while still finding an individual voice. Champagne was active in many aspects of Canadian and provincial culture and was also an author. He wrote for chorus, orchestra, voice, keyboard, and chamber ensemble.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Yu-Hui Chang, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Yu-Hui Chang was born in Taiwan and came to the United States to continue her education. An accomplished musician and vocalist, Chang earned a PhD from Brandeis and became an assistant professor of compostion at the University of California, Davis.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Chan Ka Nin, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Dr. Chan was born in Hong Kong in 1949 and moved with his family to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1965. He has produced orchestral, chamber, vocal, choral, and band music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Ruperto Chapi, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1859-1909)
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Gabriel Charpentier, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Canadian composer Gabriel Charpentier (1925-), a pupil of Boulanger, worked for the CBC and has composed music based on religious and mythological themes.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Gustave Charpentier, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French Romantic composer Gustave Charpentier (1860-1956) is mainly known as an opera composer, of which his first, Louise, is generally acknowledged to be best. He wrote little after 1914.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Marc-Antoine Charpentier, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French Baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643?-1704) studied under Italian sacred music composer Giacomo Carissimi and wrote for Molière's theatre company. Only one opera, Médée, survives from this period. The final twenty years of his life were spent mainly with sacred music. Noted achievements in this genre include a famous setting of the Te Deum, the beautiful Christmas Midnight Mass and the Assumpta est Maria Mass.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Ernest Chausson, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French Romantic composer Ernest Amédée Chausson (1855-1899) helped to bridge the gap between that period and twentieth century music. He died young as a result of injuries suffered in a cycling accident. Works include Poème for violin and orchestra and Poème de l'amour et de la mer for voice and orchestra.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Carlos Chávez, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Trained as a pianist, Carlos Antonio de Padua Chávez y Ramírez (1899-1978) was a renowned composer, conductor, and educator from Mexico. Chávez' works include five ballets, seven symphonies, four concertos, a cantata and an opera, numerable pieces for voice, piano, and chamber ensembles.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Chen Yi, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Chen Yi was born in 1953 in Guangzhou, China. She received degrees from the Central Conservatory in Beijing and from Columbia University, New York. She joined the faculty of the University of Missouri-Kansas City and served as composer for other entities including the vocal ensemble Chanticleer. Awards and fellowships are numerous.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Luigi Cherubini, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Classical composer Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842) was born in Italy but spent much of his life in France. He produced a significant body of religious music, including his Mass in F and his Mass in A. Other works include motets, cantatas, and at least twenty-five operas.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Paul Chihara, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Works of American composer Paul Chihara include symphonies, concertos, chamber music, choral pieces. He has written for many motion pictures and television programs.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Bob Chilcott, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer Bob Chilcott (1955-) was born in Plymouth. He was a boy chorister and choral scholar at King?s College, Cambridge, and also a member of the vocal group The King?s Singers for twelve years. Owing in large part to that background, although he also writes instrumental pieces, he specializes in choral music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Frederic Chopin, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Romantic period composer Frederic (Fryderyk) Francois Chopin was born in 1810 in Poland and died in 1849 in France, where he spent much of his adult life. Accomplished in many areas of music, he is most known as virtuoso pianist and composer for that instrument.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Yiu-kwong Chung, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Yiu-kwong Chung was born in Hong Kong, 1956. He studied percussion in the United States and Hong Kong. He became a professor at National Taiwan University of Arts in Taipei teaching composition and percussion. One of his major contributions to music is the I-Ching Compositional System (ICCS) which works to integrate fundamental Chinese Yin-yang philosophy into Western contemporary compositional and analytical theories.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Francesco Cilea, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian Romantic period composer Francesco Cilea (1866-1950) may have had even more success as a teacher and as an administrator of music schools. He is most remembered for his operas, particularly Adriana Lecouvreur, but also wrote orchestral, vocal, and chamber music---which may have been his strongest genre.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Domenico Cimarosa, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian Classical period composer Domenico Nicola Cimarosa (1749-1801) is remembered for his operas, mainly in the opera buffo style. Il matrimonio segreto, based in part on the English comedy The Clandestine Marriage, may have been his most popular work. He also wrote religious works, concertos and keyboard sonatas.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Mikalojus Ciurlionis, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Lithuanian Romantic period composer Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis (1875-1911) was also a gifted visual artist, especially in painting. He also ushered in the nationalist movement in Lithuanian composition, being in the forefront of those using folk melodies in his compositions. Two noted works are the symphonic poems In the Forest and The Sea.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jeremiah Clarke, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English Baroque composer Jeremiah Clarke (c. 1674-1707) was a chorister of the British Chapel Royal. He wrote sacred and secular music for a variety of instruments and also composed a number of songs. His best known work, the Prince of Denmark's March, became a staple among wedding musicians and was wrongly attributed to Henry Purcell for many years.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Rebecca Clarke, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979) enjoyed a long career as a professional violist as well as a composer. She was the first female composition student of Sir Charles Stanford, and was one of the first women admitted into the Queen's Hall Orchestra. She also often used the pen name "Anthony Trent" to get some of her music published.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Muzio Clementi, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian-born Classical period composer and pianist Muzio Clementi (1752-1832) spent much of his life in England as student, pianist, composer, conductor, a manufacturer who produced the first modern pianos, and music publisher. His eighty years spanned portions of many of music's greatest composers and he often played with them. He was also Beethoven's English publisher. While some of his works have disappeared from regular playing, many of his pieces are still popular. Among them are his sonatas and the studies of Gradus ad Parnassum.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Eric Coates, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Twentieth century English composer Eric Coates (1886-1957) began as a violist. Loss of feeling and strength in his left arm led him into composition and he became known as Britain's "uncrowned king of light music." He also wrote for films, including The Dam Busters. Orchestral works include The Eighth Army March. Among his noted songs is By the Sleepy Lagoon.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English late Romantic composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) was the son of an Englishwoman and an African physician from Sierra Leone. In keeping with the European nationalist music, he desired to do for African music what such composers as Brahms, Dvorák, and Grieg had done with folk tunes of their native lands. Among his associates or friends were the Americans Paul Laurence Dunbar, Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. DuBois. Notable compositions include the trilogy based on Longfellow's The Song of Hiawatha, African Romances, and Symphonic Variations on an African Air.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Michael Colgrass, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1932- ), Chicago, Illinois. He studied percussion and composition at the University of Illinois then went to New York city and became a freelance percussionist. The 1978 Pulitzer Prize was awarded to him for Déjà Vu for Four Percussionists and Orchestra.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of David Conley, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer David Conley worked extensively in music for broadcast media.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Frederick Converse, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer Frederick Shepherd Converse (1871-1940) has the distinction of being the first American to have a work presented at the Metropolitan Opera.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Paul Cooper, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer and music professor Paul Cooper (1926-1996) wrote for orchestra, chamber ensemble, voice, choir, and solo piano, embracing a wide variety of styles.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Aaron Copland, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Born to Russian Jewish immigrants, Aaron Copland (1900-1990) may be America's most well-known and loved composer. Influenced early by jazz and French Modern composers, he moved to make his own compositional mark. Often using hymns, cowboy tunes, Mexican dances, Latin American rhythms, and folk tunes in his work, his music covered many styles and was written for many purposes. Copland wrote an opera, film scores, ballets, chamber music, vocal music, and several orchestral pieces, including three symphonies.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of William Copper, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer of orchestral, chamber, choral, and vocal music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jacques Ibert, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian Baroque composer and violinist Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) set the standard for future generations of violinists and advanced the place of chamber music. His chamber music includes four sets of trio sonatas, a set of 12 sonatas for solo violin and continuo, the last of which includes the variations on La Follia, and a set of 12 concerti grossi.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Michel Corrette, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1707-1795) French composer and organist. Authored many method books for various instruments and made numerous arrangements of existing works.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Azio Corghi, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Twentieth Century Italian composer Azio Corghi (1937-) is also a teacher and a musicologist. He has won various prizes for opera and ballet composition and for his teaching.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of John Corigliano, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Born in New York City in 1938, his father was concert master of the New York Philharmonic. His works include operas, films, chamber music and orchestral music. He won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Symphony No. 2 for String Orchestra.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Peter Cornelius, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German composer, violinist, and actor Carl August Peter Cornelius (1824-1874) wrote many lieder and song cycles, composed operas, wrote supportive essays about music and composers, including Liszt and Wagner, and befriended other artists and writers.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Philip Antony Corri, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Scottish born Classical period composer Philip Antony Corri (1784-1832) began making a name for himself also as a musical theorist and educator with his L'anima di musica and his work in helping to found the London Philharmonic Society. However, it seems that personal problems caused him to flee for the United States in 1817, where he changed his name to Arthur Clifton and became a composer, teacher, church organist, performer, music publisher, and dry-goods merchant. He is most remembered through his piano works.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jean Coulthard, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Canadian composer Jean Coulthard was born in Vancouver in 1908 and died in her hometown in 2000. She was a teacher and an innovator, whose retirement from the university marked an accelerated pace of compositional output.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of François Couperin, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French Baroque composer and keyboard player François Couperin (1668-1733) grew up in a musical family and succeeded his father and uncle as organist of St. Gervais Church in Paris. Later he was royal organist and then royal harpsichordist under Louis XIV. He wrote church, chamber, and harpsichord music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Gervais-François Couperin, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1759 1826) the last representative of the famous dynasty of the Couperins.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Louis Couperin, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(b Chaumes-en-Brie, c1626; d Paris, 29 Aug 1661) Composer, harpsichordist, organist and viol player, son of Charles Couperin. He was the greatest of the Couperins after Francois and one of the best keyboard composers of the 17th century.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Henry Cowell, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Innovative and experimental American composer Henry Dixon Cowell (1897-1965) was born in Menlo Park, California, growing up surrounded by a variety of Oriental musical traditions, his father's Irish heritage, and his mother's Midwestern folktunes. All of this flavored his compositional style, even when he was branching out into even more varied areas and genres.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Frederic Hymen Cowen, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Jamaican born English composer Frederic Hymen Cowen (1852-1935) is best remembered for his light orchestral music, where his gifts for graceful melody, and flights of fancy are shown to best advantage, and include The Butterfly's Ball, Indian Rhapsody, and The Language of Flowers. He also composed six symphonies, the third of which, entitled 'Scandinavian', first brought him to international recognition. In his time he was well-regarded as a song writer and was sometimes called 'the English Schubert', although songs such as 'The Better Land', 'The Children's Home', 'Border Ballad' and 'The Promise of Life' have led modern critics to refer to much of his efforts in this field as 'ballad-mongering'. His operas were all relative failures, but his oratorios and cantatas were the staple diet of choral societies throughout Victorian and Edwardian England.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Robin Cox, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer Robin Cox is also an accomplished violinist. He often performs with his own Robin Cox Ensemble. Many of his works are collaborations with his wife, the choreographer Stephanie Nugent.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Johann Baptist Cramer, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Classical period composer Johann Baptist Cramer (1771-1858) wrote mainly for the piano, including a method book. He also was an accomplished pianist; Beethoven claimed that Cramer was the finest of his day. He wrote nine piano concertos, over two hundred piano sonatas and about fifty accompanied piano sonatas. Cramer was born in Germany but, like Handel and others, settled in England and lived out his days there.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Andrew Creaghan, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Born in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia in 1953, Andrew Creaghan developed a style that became more internal and abstract in response to his own spiritual ideas.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Paul Creston, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
20th century American composer Paul Creston (1906-1985), born Giuseppe Guttoveggio, is known for his fidelity to older compositional styles. Largely self-taught, he credited Bach, Scarlatti, Chopin, Debussy, and Ravel as his greatest teachers. He wrote Principles of Rhythm and Rational Metric Notation and numerous articles analyzing the previous four hundred years of rhythmic practice.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of William Croft, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1678-1727) He studied with John Blow, and when Blow died in 1708, Croft succeeded him as composer and Master of the Children of the Chapel Royal and organist of Westminster Abbey. He wrote both secular and sacred music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Johann Crüger, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German Baroque composer Johann (or Johannes) Crüger (1598-1662) studied in Sorau, Breslau, Olmutz and Regensburg, traveled to Austria, Hungary, Bohemia and Morovia, tutored children, and then entered theological studies at the University of Wittenberg. He left early to become Kantor of Berlin's Saint Nicholas Church, also teaching at the Gymnasium of the Grey Friars. Even though the Thirty Years War exhausted his creative abilities for a time, he returned to composition, finally writing tunes for at least seventy-two texts by Paul Gerhardt, Johann Frank, Johann Heermann, Martin Rinkart, Simon Dach, Johann Rist, Bartholomaeus Ringwaldt, and others. He also composed seventy-one known chorales and assembled several hymn collections, of which the Praxis pietatis melica became known as the most important contribution to hymnody in the 17th Century.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of George Crumb, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer George Crumb (1929-) often reached back to Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque procedures and designs, sometimes quoting older composers, such as Bach, Chopin, or Schubert. One noted work is 1977's Star Child, written for orchestra, soprano, children's chorus, and percussion, which requires 4 conductors.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Bernhard Crusell, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Finnish composer and clarinettist Bernhard Henrik Crusell (1775-1838) wrote much of his music to highlight his own talents and also was an inspiration for Weber.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of César Cui, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
The son of a Napoleanic French officer living in Russia and a Lithuanian woman, César Antonovich Cui (1835-1918) became part of the Moguchaya Kuchka (Mighty Heap) of Russian composers. Balakirev, Borodin, Cui, Mussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov were known as the "babocumuri" in mnemonic acronym. He was largely self-taught but ended up writing operas and choral, orchestral, chamber, solo vocal, and piano works.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Alvin Curran, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer Alvin Curran was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1938. He has written everything from string quartets to ship horn concerts to Holocaust memorial installations.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Frederic Curzon, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English light music composer Frederic Curzon (1899-1973) was also an accomplished organist, who spent much of his adult life giving concerts. His compositional career began at age 12, when he wrote settings of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis which were performed by a local choir. By twenty, he already had his own orchestra and was writing music for silent movies. He produced a tremendous volume of work in an array of genres, often using the noms de plume Graham Collett and Harold Ramsay. Curzon was highly respected by his peers, well-received by the public and the critics, and it is somewhat perplexing that his name has almost vanished among lists of 20th Century composers.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Philip Czaplowski, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Philip Czaplowski (1958-) was born in London to an English mother and a Polish father. They emigrated to Australia in 1969, and he kept his home in Melbourne ever since. He claimed as influences Shostakovich, Rachmaninov, Copland, Barber, Lutoslawski, Gorecki, Britten, and others.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Carl Czerny, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Austrian piano virtuoso and composer Carl (or Karl) Czerny (1791-1857) was a disciple and renowned interpreter of Beethoven, later counting Liszt among his pupils. His writings feature piano works, teaching manuals, and exercises. He wrote piano duets with up to four players, and some organ music. His symphonies, overtures, and concertos are largely unknown; some remain unpublished. He also wrote some chamber music, usually involving the piano. Finally, he composed church music, including settings of the Mass, Graduals, Offertories and other liturgical works.
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