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Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Gordon Jacob, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1895-1984) British composer renowned for his expertise in orchestration and the characteristics and strengths of individual instruments. He also orchestrated many works of other composers, and was a professor at the Royal College of Music in London.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Leos Janácek, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Moravian born Czech Romantic composer Leos Janácek (1854-1928) began slowly as a composer, but the latter part of his life saw tremendous creative output. He developed the "speech-melody" compositional theory, attempting to have his compositions echo the rhythms of the Czech language. He was equally expressive in orchestral and operatic composition.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Clément Janequin, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French Renaissance composer Clément Janequin (c. 1485-1558) is remembered mainly for the chansons or songs, both sacred and secular, a number of which are programmatic, including La Bataille and La Guerre.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of John Jenkins, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English Baroque composer John Jenkins (1592-1678) wrote consort music featuring the viol.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jaroslav Jezek, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Twentieth century Czech composer Jaroslav Jezek pioneered incorporating American jazz idioms into more traditional Czech musical forms. Almost blind from his birth in 1906, he lived only until 1942.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Joseph Joachim, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Austrian Romantic composer Joseph Joachim (1831-1907) was of Hungarian (Slovakian) ancestry. He was an accomplished violinist and conductor, playing both his own music and that of others. Schumann dedicated a piece to him and Brahms consulted him on his own Violin Concerto. Joachim's most noted piece is Hungarian Concerto for Violin, op. 11
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Ben Johnston, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Born in Macon, Georgia in 1926, his interest in just intonation stemmed from time he spent with Harry Partch in 1950. He has experimented widely with different tuning possibilities in his music and has been performed throughout the world.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Phillip Johnston, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
A composer of principally jazz, he has written for movies, including music to be performed live with silent films, dance, theatre, and television.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of André Jolivet, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
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Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Josquin Desprez, including biographies, discographies, analyses of his compositions, or bibliographies.
Flemish Renaissance composer Josquin Desprez was born in Hainut (present-day Belgium) around 1440 and died in 1521. Surviving works include 19 masses, about 100 motets, some 70 French chansons, and a few instrumental pieces and Italian frottole. Martin Luther said of him, "Josquin is master of the notes, which must express what he desires; other choral composers must do what the notes dictate."
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Archibald Joyce, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Modern period English light music composer Archibald Joyce (1873-1963) is perhaps chiefly remembered for one of his compositions being played on the Titanic.
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