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Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of John Eaton, including biographies, discographies, analyses of his compositions, or bibliographies.
Twentieth century American composer John Eaton specializes in opera and operatically influenced instrumental pieces. He is also Professor of Music at the University of Chicago.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Anton Eberl, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Austrian Classical Period composer Anton Franz Josef Eberl (1755-1807) was extremely gifted and showed his musical talent at a young age. While not so precocious as Mozart, the elder (by nine years) composer befriended Eberl and became his teacher. Quite possibly, some pieces attributed to Mozart were actually written by his student. He spent much of his short adult life in St. Petersburg, Russia. There is no reason to suspect that he slowed his rapid pace of composition, but whatever he wrote there has never been recovered.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Ross Edwards, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Australian composer Ross Edwards was born in Sydney in 1943.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Werner Egk, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German composer Werner Egk (1901-1983) wrote mainly theatrical works, including incidental music, operas, and ballets. He also wrote instrumental, orchestral, vocal, and choral works.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Daniel Eichenbaum, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Daniel Eichenbaum (1977-) was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Penn State University and a Masters in composition from the University of Michigan. He taught in Ann Arbor, Michigan before moving to Tucson, Arizona. Noted works include 5th Avenue Rhapsody and The Music Box, a memorial piece for Columbine High School.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Gottfried von Einem, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Austrian Modern composer Gottfried von Einem was born in Switzerland in 1918 and died in 1996. Operas include Der Prozess (from Kafka's The Trial) and Der Besuch der alten Dame (The Visit of the Old Lady from the play, and for which Dürrenmatt wrote the libretto. He also produced four symphonies, the Serenade for Double String Orchestra, and chamber music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Hanns Eisler, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Hanns Eisler (1898-1962) was born and died in Germany. However, much of his life was lived in the United States, away from those who disagreed with his communist ideology. This same ideology later saw him expelled from the United States. Eisler was a long-time collaborator with Bertolt Brecht.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Edward Elgar, including biographies, discographies, analyses of his compositions, or bibliographies.
English late Romantic composer Edward Elgar was born in 1857 and died in 1934. Among his most well-known works are the Pomp and Circumstance Marches and the Enigma Variations.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Duke Ellington, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Jazz and orchestral composer and pianist Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (1899-1974) is among the most admired and influential musicians and composers in the history of American music. France awarded him the Legion of Honor and the United States gave him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The nickname given to him because of his regal appearance and bearing also came to symbolize the inner royalty of spirit that flowed through his works. His saw to it that his orchestra toured the U.S. by private railroad car to avoid the indignity of inferior "colored" hotels. Noted compositions include "Mood Indigo," "Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me (Concerto for Cootie)", "Black and Tan Fantasy," and "Sophisticated Lady." He made musical homes for pianist Billy Strayhorn, who wrote "Satin Doll" and "Lush Life," and for his son, Mercer Ellington, who wrote "Things Ain't What They Used to Be," songs forever associated with the Duke.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Vivian Ellis, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Vivian Ellis (1903-1996) was among the great talents of English musical theatre and wrote songs which continue to be popular.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Maurice Emmanuel, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French Romantic composer Maurice Emmanuel (1862-1938) showed a strong interest in Greek drama and earlier forms of music. His operas were Prométhée enchaîné (Prometheus Bound) and Salamine.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Juan del Encina, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Spanish composer, playwright, courtier, dramatic poet, and priest Juan del Encina (1468-1529) is considered the father of Spanish secular drama. Much of his music was in the villancico form, and was intended to be used in his own plays.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of George Enescu, including biographies, discographies, analyses of his compositions, or bibliographies.
Romanian late Romantic and early Modern composer, conductor, and violinist, pianist, and teacher George Enescu was born in 1881 and died in 1955. Much of his life was lived in Paris although he frequently returned to Romania.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Richard Englefield, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer Richard Englefield (1937-) learned some music at an early age before embarking upon careers in the paper industry, surveying, and high-rise construction. He ran for United States President in 1976 and for the Senate in 1982. Englefield composed his first symphony at age 55.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of August Enna, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Danish Romantic period composer August Enna (1859-1939) was of Sicilian descent and much of his music followed an Italian model. His opera Heksen (The Witch) began his fame and he followed it with a number of others, as well as songs and other works.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Robert Erickson, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer Robert Erickson (1917-1997) was among the first of his compatriots to embrace twelve-tone composition. Following modernist ideas throughout his career, he later evolved into a minimalist. He composed in almost every genre except opera. He co-founded the music department at the University of California, San Diego.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Ferenc Erkel, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Hungarian Romantic composer Ferenc Erkel was also a leading nationalist in 19th century Hungary. His Bank Ban receives credit as the first Hungarian opera and László Hunyadi is considered his masterpiece. He also wrote the national anthem in 1844.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Pedro de Escobar, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Portuguese composer Pedro de Escobar (c. 1465-c. 1535) wrote mainly religious vocal, choral, and hymnic music. He spent much of his life serving Spanish church positions.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Gaétan Essiambre, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Gaétan Essiambre (1956-) was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He began writing music at age 12. He moved from rock into commercial advertising music, then television and film. An ongoing project began in 1997, when he started providing original music for each episode of the television program Un gars, Une fille.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Mariano Etkin, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Argentine composer Mariano Etkin was born in 1943.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jacob van Eyck, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
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