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Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Andrea Gabrielli, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian Renaissance composer Andrea Gabrielli (c. 1510-1586?), uncle of Giovanni Gabrieli, exerted much influence on later German and Venetian composers.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Giovanni Gabrielli, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian Renaissance composer Giovanni Gabrielli (c. 1558-1613), nephew of Andrea Gabrieli, followed his uncle at St. Mark's in Venice, serving as organist and writing much of his music. His best known work is the Sonata pian' e forte, an eight-part composition for two four-part groups of wind instruments from the Sacrae symphoniae of 1597.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jacob Gade, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Twentieth century Danish composer and violinist Jacob Thune Hansen Gade (1879-1963), although he had no formal training, was a bandleader and composer of light music, salon songs, and theater tunes. It was a silent movie composition, Tango Jalousy, that became Denmark's most popular single piece of music and was once one of the best-known melodies on earth.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Niels Wilhelm Gade, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Danish Romantic composer, violinist, and conductor Niels Wilhelm Gade (1817-1890) was championed first by Mendelssohn and then also by Schubert. His later writing was influenced by both.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Marco da Gagliano, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1582-1643) Important early opera composer, he also wrote songs, madrigals and church music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Bernhard Gal, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
1971- ), Vienna, Austria. Composer, sound artist and musicologist. He presents concerts, sound Installations, exhibitions, intermedia art projects and lectures in Europe, Japan and the USA
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Hans Gál, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Hans Gál (1890-1987), of Hungarian Jewish lineage, was born in Brunn am Gebirge near Vienna, Austria. He learned piano and eventually composition. He taught at the New Vienna Conservatory and studied musicology at the Musikhistorisches Institut, under Guido Adler. Gál fled Austria as the Nazis came to power, leaving behind many of his compositions and seeing them destroyed because of anti-Semitism. Eventually he came to Edinburgh, Scotland. Even though he often returned home after the war, and though he never abandoned his German-Austrian musical heritage, Gál also spent much of his time studying and writing in Edinburgh, where in finally died.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jack Gallagher, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1947-), Brooklyn, New York. He is Professor of Music at The College of Wooster (Ohio) where he teaches music theory, composition and trumpet.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Baldassare Galuppi, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian late Baroque composer and musician Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785) wrote over 100 operas and was one of the key developers of the opera buffa style. His religious works included oratorios, motets, masses and settings of liturgical texts while he also wrote keyboard sonatas, trios and concertos for various instruments, and a set of concerti grossi.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Gara Garayev, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Azerbaijani composer Gara Abulfaz Garayev was born in 1918 in Baku. After studying in Azerbaijani conservatories, he went to Moscow State Conservatory, then returned as instructor at the Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Society. Besides being involved in the Azerbaijan Composers' Society, he was also politically active and spent time as a deputy to the Supreme Soviet. He died in Moscow 1982 and was buried in Baku.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Ian Garland, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
British-born producer, composer, conductor, arranger, and concert pianist Ian Garland (1977/8-) has worked in a variety of genres, both sacred and secular. He is active both in theatrical productions and in the music of England's Baptist Church. He writes for voice and instrument, for soloists and small or large groups.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Francesco Geminiani, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
A contemporary of Handel and Bach, Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762) studied with Corelli and Scarlatti before moving to London to work as composer, performer, and theoritician. He later moved to Dublin, where he died.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Edward German, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
The English Romantic composer was born Edward German Jones in 1862. His primary area of composition was in operetta, closely associated with Gilbert and Sullivan and the D'Oyly Carte company. He wrote little after 1910, evidently feeling out of touch with the changes of the Modern period. He died in 1936.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of George Gershwin, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Born in New York to Russian-Jewish parents, George Gershwin (1898 - 1937) did much in his short life to bridge the gap between American popular music and serious classical compositions. Among his most known works are the opera Porgy and Bess and the orchestral pieces Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Claude Gervaise, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French composer Claude Gervaise (flourished mid-1500s) wrote chansons and dance music as well as arranging the works of others while possible serving in the court of Francis I.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Carlo Gesualdo, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian Late Renaissance composer Don Carlo Gesualdo (c. 1560-1613), prince of Venosa and nephew of Cardinal (Saint) Charles Borromeo, is remembered not only for his great compositional skills but also for ordering the murder of his adulterous wife and her lover. Beginning in a rather conservative fashion, his later works were chromatic and sensual, evoking comparisons to Wagner, whom he preceded by over 200 years.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Felice de Giardini, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1716-1796) Italian violinist and composer. He composed operas, parts of an oratorio, Ruth (1763-68); catches and glees; chamber and solo instrumental works; and tutorial works for clavier, violin, and cello.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Orlando Gibbons, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English Baroque composer Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) was organist at Chapel Royal and Westminster Abbey. Among his works are music for the church, madrigals, consort music and keyboard pieces.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Modern English composer Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (1889-1960) is best known for pieces sung by amateur choirs and singers.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Miriam Gideon, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1906-1996) A prolific composer of orchestral, chamber, and particularly vocal works. Her music has been performed throughout the world and has been widely recorded.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Paul Gilson, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Flemish Late Romatic composer Paul Gilson, a contemporary of Debussy, was born in 1865 and died in 1942.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Alberto Ginastera, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Argentine Modern composer Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983) wrote in native Argentinian style and progressed to serialism in the manner of Schoenberg. He lived most of his later life in Geneva, Switzerland.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Umberto Giordano, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian Romantic opera composer Umberto Giordano (1867-1948) was born in Foggia and died in Milan. His most noted work is Andrea Chenier.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Louis Glass, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Danish Late Romantic composer, pianist, and cellist Louis Glass (1864-1936), a contemporary of Carl Nielsen, produced six symphonies, other symphonic and chamber works, and the Theosophical ballet Artemis.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Philip Glass, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American Modern Period composer Philip Glass was born in 1937 in Baltimore, Maryland. He studied at the Juilliard School, with Boulanger in Paris, and with Indian musicians Ravi Shankar and Alla Rakha. His emphasis in the mid-1960s was on minimalism but he later progressed to more complicated pieces. Most of his work since the mid-1970s focuses on the theater.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Aleksandr (Alexander) Glazunov, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Russian Late Romantic composer Aleksandr (Alexander) Glazunov (1865 - 1936) was among the last of the nationalist composers. He brought a stronger western European, especially German, influence into Russian composition.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Reinhold Glière, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Russian composer Reinhold Moritzovich Glière (1875 - 1956) straddled the Romantic and Modern periods. Besides his own work, he also taught Prokofiev, Miaskovsky and Khachaturian.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Mikhail Glinka, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Russian Romantic composer Mikhail Glinka (1804 - 1857) is considered the founder of that nation's nationalist music movement. He had considerable influence on Balakirev, who founded The Five, and his opera A Life for the Tsar was the first to delve deeply into Russia's folk music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Christoph Gluck, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Christoph Gluck (1714 - 1787) is considered a reformer in the world of opera. The German (born in Erasbach) and Austrian (lived for many years and died in Vienna) composer moved toward more realism in reaction to the highly stylized works of the Late Baroque period.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Philip Goddard, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer Philip Goddard was born in 1942 in Harrow Weald, Middlesex, England. He pioneered using MIDI realizations in his instrumental recordings.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Leopold Godowsky, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Polish born composer and virtuoso pianist Leopold Godowsky (1870-1938) became an American citizen in 1891. His compositions and transcriptions are numerous and many are only playable by truly accomplished pianists.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1727-1756) He studied with J. S. Bach said to be the harpsichordist who played the Goldberg Variations for the insomniac Count Hermann Carl von Keyserlingk of Dresden. He composed a motet and a psalm for voices and orchestra; preludes and fugues, twenty four polonaises with variations; two concertos; a sonata, and six trios for flute, violin, and bass.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Károly Goldmark, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Hungarian-born Romantic composer and violinist Károly (Karl) Goldmark (1830-1915) spent most of his career in Vienna. His primary field of endeavor was opera, although he wrote instrumental music, especially chamber pieces.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jerry Goldsmith, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American Jerry Goldsmith (1929-2004) was one of the world's most active screen artists, even if not many recognize his name and fewer his face. This is because he has scored over two hundred movies and television shows and has been nominated for several Academy Awards, including Patton, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Hoosiers, and Mulan. He won for The Omen in 1977. He began in radio, with shows such as Gunsmoke, moving on to TV (including Have Gun, Will Travel and The Twilight Zone).
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Mikołaj Gomółka, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Polish composer Mikołaj Gomółka (c. 1535-1591?) was also a singer and court musician. Later in life, he also conducted mining research. Of whatever he may have produced, only his complete music for four-part unaccompanied mixed choir for David's Psalter by Jan Kochanowski remains.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Quentin Goodman, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer and trumpeter Quentin Goodman has written and played classical, jazz, and other works during his career.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Ron Goodwin, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer Ron Goodwin born 17 February 1925, Plymouth, Devon, England, died (from asthma complications), 8 January 2003, Brimpton Common, Reading, Berkshire, England. He began scoring films in the 1950s, and has also conducted film and other orchestras.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Michael Gordon, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American twentieth century composer Michael Gordon was born in the United States and grew up among eastern Europeans in Nicaragua. Works such as those done for and with the Michael Gordon Philharmonic show both his rock and classical roots.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Henryk Górecki, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Polish composer Henryk Mikolaj Górecki was born in 1933 in Silesia. The land's shared cultures included Czech, German, and Polish and the music he absorbed was similarly diverse. Thus, his compositions start from a variety of perspectives and go in a vast array of directions. His music can seem very old or extremely new.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of François-Joseph Gossec, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1734-1829) French composer became famous in 1760 for his massive requiem mass. In the late eighteenth century he became famous for the music he wrote for the French Revolution.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American Romantic composer and pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869) was born in Louisiana and absorbed much of the culture of New Orleans and, through his extensive travels, the Americas. Forced to support his family, he kept a hectic schedule of piano concerts. When time and finances allowed, he also taught music. An affair with a female student drove him into Brazilian exile, where he died.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Morton Gould, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Modern American composer Morton Gould (1913-1996) was born in New York. He began composing radio music and soon was writing for motion pictures and the theater. His main emphasis became symphonic music and he wrote both "light" and "serious" pieces.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Charles Gounod, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French Romantic composer Charles-François Gounod (1818-1893) studied for the priesthood but never took the final vows. Yet his religious background was a part of most of his music. His opera Faust held influence over many artists of the 19th century. His best known religious work is his Ave Maria, derived from the first of Bach's forty-eight preludes.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Percy Grainger, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Australian Modern composer Percy Grainger (1882-1961), while he wrote little that might be considered "serious" music, nevertheless produced both original pieces and arrangements that remain popular. He later became interested in what would become known as ethomusicology. Grainger became a United States citizen in 1918.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Enrique Granados, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Spanish Romantic composer Enrique Costanzo Granados y Campiña (1867-1916) is most known for beautiful piano compositions. The piano suite Goyescas, inspired by the painter's works, later became the basis for an opera of the same name. Other noted works include the twelve Danzas españolas for piano. He died when his boat was torpedoed following an American tour.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Alexander Grechaninov, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Among other works, Russian Romantic composer and pianist Alexander Grechaninov (1864-1956) produced five symphonies and the Messa Oecumenica, which was intended to bridge the gap between the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Theo Green, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer Theo Green has written for film and other genres and worked in sound design and recording.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Maurice Greene, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English Baroque composer, organist, and musicologist Maurice Greene (1696-1755) was skilled in all of these. By age forty, he held all the major musical appointements of the land. He was Organist of St. Paul's Cathedral, Organist and Composer to the Chapel Royal, Professor of Music at Cambridge University and Master of the King's Musick. His greatest legacy was the gathering of church music, ancient and modern, to be presented to every cathedral in England. He died before this could be completed and his friend and student William Boyce completed the monumental Cathedral Music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of André Modeste Grétry, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1741-1831) Although he wrote chamber music and symphonies, he was best known as a composer of opéra-comique.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Edvard Grieg, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Norwegian Romantic composer Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) epitomizes Norway's music for most of the world and, with Nielsen and Sibelius, is foremost among Nordic composers. He studied in Rome and Leipzig, then lived in Copenhagen before moving to Oslo, where he also taught music and conducted. His later years were spent in Bergen and abroad. His most known work is Peer Gynt, suite No. 1 Op. 46.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Charles Tomlinson Griffes, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1884-1920) His musical education was in Germany where he studied composition with Englebert Humperdink. Upon returning to the United States in 1907, he took a teaching job at the Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York. By 1919 he was achieving notice as a composer with performances by the Boston Symphony Orchestra of The Pleasure-Dome of Kubla Kahn. His sudden death in 1920 at age 35 is attributed by some to the many hours he had to spend copying and preparing his music for the many performances resulting from his increased popularity.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Ferde Grofé, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American Modern composer Ferde Grofé (1892-1972) was born to a baritone and actor father and a cellist and music teaching mother. After many non-musical jobs, he was only 17 when he wrote his first commissioned work. He played violin for the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra and jazz piano with the Paul Whiteman orchestra. His music is usually considered light classical, and has a strong jazz influence. Along with Grand Canyon Suite, his most known works include Mississippi Suite and the orchestration of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Franz Xaver Gruber, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Although he likely composed at least ninety works, Austrian composer Franz Xaver Gruber (1787-1863) is most remembered and best loved for the melody he wrote for Father Joseph Mohr's Christmas carol "Silent Night."

Gruber was also great-great-grandfather of Twentieth Century Austrian composer HK Gruber.

Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of HK Gruber, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Austrian composer HK (Heinz Karl) Gruber (1943-) also starred as conductor, singer, and musical theatre performer. He often sang the lead in his own piece Frankenstein!!. His black humor often influences his compositions. Besides Frankenstein!!, Gruber's noted works include two violin concertos and the Cello Concerto for Yo-Yo Ma.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Carmago Guarnieri, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Son of a Sicilian father and a Brazilian mother, modern composer Carmago Guarnieri (1907-1993) was born and died in São Paulo.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Carlos Guastavino, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Modern Argentinian composer Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000) is perhaps the foremost proponent of Argentina's nationalist music. With some exceptions, most of his compositions are for piano, voice, or both in some combination.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Sofia Gubaidulina, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Tartar-born composer Sofia Gubaidulina (1931- ) studied and worked in Moscow before moving to Germany. Russian, Caucasian, and Asian folk and ritual instruments and Western influences combined to make her work familiar, yet different from other compositions of the post-Stalinist years.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Guido of Arezzo, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Early French-Italian Medieval composer and theorist Guido of Arezzo (c. 995-c. 1050) invented such conventions as the lined musical staff and began a system which became the current clefs. A Benedictine monk, he also developed the use of the system of solmisation using the syllables ut, re, mi, fa, sol, and la. His work drew such attention that he received a papal audience in 1028 before John XIX. His major theoretical work was Micrologus de disciplina artis musicae. His contributions led to modern Western music and helped begin composition instead of improvisation as the major form of creating new music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of F. A. Guilmant, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French organ virtuoso and composer Félix Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911) was also a teacher and noted improviser. Many years a church or cathedral organist, he also toured Europe and the United States giving recitals and concerts.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jeffrey R. Gund, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer Jeffrey R. Gund won awards as composer and sound designer. He has worked in film, television, and multimedia with companies including Paramount, Disney, New Line, and Orion Pictures. He grew up in Las Vegas, moved to Los Angeles, and graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in music composition. He utilizes his background in rock and roll and his formal education in classical and orchestral music, working range of styles and genres.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Adalbert Gyrowetz, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1763-1850) Czech born composer who worked in many places in Europe, including Italy, France, England, and Austria, where he spent the years between !804 and 1831 writing operas and ballets. He lived his last years in penury.
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