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French composer, theorist, and singer Michel L'Affilard (c. 1656-1708) introduced metronome marking to music manuscripts.
French composer Jean L'Héritier (c. 1480-c. 1552) is survived by many motets and a Mass.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Bruno Labate, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian-born oboist and composer Bruno Labate (1883-1968) lived much of his life in the United States, serving for many years as Principal Oboist of the New York Philharmonic.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Mario Labroca, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian composer Mario Labroca (1896-1973) wrote instrumental and vocal works, including film scores.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Lacépède, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, scientific and musical writings, and politics, or bibliographies.
Born in 1756, this French composer, music theorist, and naturalist (herpetology and ichthyology) was also involved in politics and government.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Osvaldo Lacerda, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Brazilian composer Osvaldo Costa de Lacerda (1927-) has actively involved himself in almost all non-dramatic genres and styles of music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Helmut Lachenmann, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German composer Helmut Friedrich Lachenmann (1935-).
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Franz Paul Lachner, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German Romantic composer and conductor Franz Lachner (1803-1890) was a close friend of Schubert, perhaps drawing from him inspiration for song writing. He was capellmeister at Vienna's Karthnerther Theatre and then conductor of the Court Opera in Munich. He wrote a number of different works, including songs, choral pieces, orchestral works, and operas.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Bohemian composer and hornplayer Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith (1746-1820) is better known for mutilating Mozart's Die Zauberflöte than for any of his own compositions.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Louis Lacombe, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French Composer Louis Lacombe (1818-1884) was known for his writing as well as his compositions in many genres.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Ezra Laderman, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer Ezra Laderman (1924-) usually displays Romantic tendencies and often incorporates Jewish themes in his works.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Charles Philippe Lafont, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French composer Charles Philippe Lafont (1781-1839) was also a virtuoso violinist.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of László Lajtha, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Hungarian composer, conductor, and ethnomusicologist László Lajtha (1892-1963) worked with Bartók and Kodály in preserving the traditional music of Hungary while himself often composing tunes that sounded much more western. He wrote piano, orchestral, ballet, and operatic music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Yehoshua Lakner, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Composer Yehoshua Lakner (1924-2003) was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, moved to Palestine in 1941 and to Zürich in 1963. Gifted in many genres and styles, his works include a number of electronic compositions for the theater.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Michel-Richard de Lalande, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1657-1726) French composer also known as Delalande. He was the most influential composer of grands motets, writing over 70 such works; greatly expanded in scope compared to those of his predecessors, they remained staples of the Concert spirituel repertory until the Revolution.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Edouard Victoire Antoine Lalo, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Romantic composer Edouard Lalo (1823-1892) was also a violinist and many of his works feature this instrument. He also wrote other orchestral and chamber pieces, lieder, operas, and a ballet. Notable works include Symphonie Espagnole and the opera Le Roi d'Ys.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Walter Lambe, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer Walter Lambe (c.1450/51-after Michaelmas 1499) was a chief contributor to the Eton Choirbook.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Constant Lambert, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer Constant Lambert (1905-1951) made a tremendous impact in his brief life. Aside from composition, much in a jazz idiom, Lambert also made his mark in ballet and orchestral conducting and in music criticism.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Michel Lambert, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French Baroque composer Michel Lambert (1610-1696) is survived by hundreds of airs, a set of leçons de ténèbres, and some stage music from a collaboration with Lully.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of John Frederick Lampe, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Saxon-born John Frederick Lampe (c. 1703-1751), a bassoonist in Handel's English orchestra, had mixed success as a composer. However, his comic works Pyramus and Thisbe and The Dragon of Wantley continue to be produced.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Giovanni Battista Lampugnani, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian composer Giovanni Battista Lampugnani (1706-1788) is most remembered for his operas, although he wrote numerous other secular and sacred works and was a singing teacher and harpsichordist.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Stefano Landi, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian Baroque composer Stefano Landi (c. 1590-1639) receives credit for the first Roman opera, the groundbreaking Il Sant'Alessio, as well as madrigals, arias, psalms, masses, and motets.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Francesco Landini, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Sometimes called il Cieco (the Blind), Italian composer Francesco Landini (c.1325-1397) apparently lost his sight to a childhood case of small pox. If he composed any sacred music, none is well-attested; however, his secular output was vast. Landini (or Landino) was trained as an organist and his favorite instrument seems to have been the portative organ (organetto).
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Marcel Landowski, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French composer Marcel Landowski (1915-1999) occupied a middle ground between conservatism and avant garde. He was also Director of Music for the French Ministry of Culture.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Guillaume Landré, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Dutch composer Guillaume Landré (1905-1968) wrote operas and other vocal works, symphonies, and string music.
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American composer David Lang was born in Los Angeles in 1957. His music is difficult to categorize or label.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of István Láng, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Hungarian composer István Láng (1933-) worked in several genres and was a noted organist.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Johann Georg Lang, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Born in Svojšín, Bohemia, German composer Johann Georg Lang (1722-1798) was Konzertmeister of the Prince of Augsburg's court and had a large and varied output.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Josephine Lang, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German composer Josephine Lang (1815-1880) focused on songs throughout her career.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Peter Erasmus Lange-Müller, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Danish composer Peter Erasmus Lange-Müller (1850-1926) continued the Romantic tradition in his works, most of which were vocal pieces often displaying a subtle nature.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Rued Langgaard, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Danish composer Rued Langgaard lived from 1893 to 1952. Viewed as a "loner" or an "outsider," he nevertheless produced a substantial body of instrumental and vocal works.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Wilhelm Langhans, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German composer Friedrich Wilhelm Langhans (1832-1892) was also a violinist and a writer. Among his publications was The History of Music in Twelve Lectures.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jean Langlais, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Most of the output for French organist and composer Jean Langlais (1907-1991) was either masses or organ works.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Nicholas Lanier, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Baroque composer Nicholas Lanier (1588-1666; also Lanière or Laneer) was the first man named "Master of the King's Musick" in 1626. An accomplished poet, scholars believe he wrote many of the texts for his songs.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Joseph Lanner, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Austrian composer Joseph Franz Karl Lanner (1801-1843), a friend, sometimes collaborator, and sometimes rival of Johann Strauss the elder, receives credit as founder of the Viennese waltz.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Erasmus Lapicida, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Austrian composer Erasmus Lapicida (c. 1445-1547) wrote mainly vocal music in a variety of styles. He served Elector Ludwig V and the Hapsburgs.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Isidore de Lara, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Born Isidore Cohen, English composer Isidore de Lara (1858-1935) wrote a number of songs. He also composed several operas under private patronage. However, he may be best known for his affair with Princess Alice of Monaco.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Larsson, Lars-Erik, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Swedish composer (1908-1986).
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jean-Louis Laruette, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French composer Jean-Louis Laruette (1731-1792) did much to popularize the comic tenor role and helped develop the opéra comique.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Blas de Laserna, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Spanish composer Blas de Laserna (1751-1816) wrote a large body of vocal works as well as other pieces.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Eduard Lassen, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Danish-born Belgian composer Eduard Lassen (1830-1904) succeeded Liszt at Weimar and wrote operas, songs, and incidental pieces.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Orlando de Lassus, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Belgian Renaissance composer Orlando de Lassus was born in Mons, Hainault, Belgium, sometime between 1520 and 1534 (depending upon the source). All agree that he died in Munich in 1594. Most of his music was probably written as he served various nobles and churchmen in Italy. He also worked in the Bavarian court before his death.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Gaetano Latilla, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian composer Gaetano Latilla (1711-1788) composed operas, oratorios and other sacred music, arias, ensembles, and instrumental works.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Christian Ignatius Latrobe, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer and Moravian minister Christian Ignatius Latrobe (1758-1836) wrote hymns and other religious music and introduced church music by Graun, Pergolesi, Haydn and Mozart to England.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Thomas Laub, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Danish composer and church musician Thomas Linnemann Laub (1852-1927) did much to restore plainsong and the chorale to Danish religious life. Dansk kirkesang is his most noted collection. As organist, he succeeded Gebauer at Copenhagen's Helligåndskirken and Gade at Holmens Kirke.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Morten Lauridsen, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American-born of Swedish immigrants, composer Morten Lauridsen's (1943-) output is largely choral. The environment and religious themes greatly influence his works.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Calixa Lavallée, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Calixa Lavallée (1842-1891) was born in Quebec, traveled abroad for years, fought as a Union officer in the American Civil War, and was a theater musician, bandsman, and choirmaster before achieving lasting fame for composing O Canada. He holds the distinction of being the first notable Canadian composer.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Marc Lavry, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Israeli composer Marc Lavry (1903-1967) was born in Riga, Latvia and moved to Palestine in 1935. He wrote in a variety of genres, often with Jewish and oriental influences.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Henry Lawes, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English Baroque composer Henry Lawes (1596-1662) was elder brother to William, another accomplished composer. Besides his other sterling accomplishments, Lawes is credited with inspiring or instigating John Milton's Comus.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of William Lawes, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1602-1645) Innovative composer in the court of Charles I. He died in battle during the English Civil War.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of François de Layolle, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1492-1540) French composer who worked in Italy and France. He wrote church music as well as Italian style madrigals.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Joan La Barbara, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Born in 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, La Barbara is an experimentalist using the human voice, instruments, and interactive technology both as a composer and a performer.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jean-Benjamin de La Borde, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French composer Jean-Benjamin de La Borde (1734-1794) was also a violinist and a student of older music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Pierre de la Garde, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French composer and baritone Pierre de la Garde (1717-c. 1792) was active in the French court and Paris Opéra.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Michel de La Guerre, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French composer Michel de La Guerre (c. 1605-1679) has some claim to composing that nation's first opera, Le triomphe de l'Amour sur des bergers et bergères.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of John La Montaine, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1920- ), Oak Park, Illinois. He won the 1959 Pulitzer Prize for Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, op.9.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Pierre de La Rue, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(c.1460-1518) Franco-Flemish master of vocal polyphony. La Rue's output consists entirely of vocal music: masses, motets and chansons.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Lojze Lebič, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Slovene composer Lojze Lebič (1934-) produced choral and solo vocal works and various solo, ensemble, and orchestral instrumental pieces.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Ludwig Lebrun, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German composer and oboist Ludwig August Lebrun (1752-1790) not only left behind a significant body of oboe, ballet, and chamber music; he also married violinst-composer Franziska Lebrun (née Danzi) and their daughters continued the musical tradition, one as a pianist and the other as a singer and actress.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Leonhard Lechner, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1553-1606) Austrian Renaissance composer, a pupil of Lassus. The little we know shows him to have been one of the most important composers of choral music, whose later endeavours to blend the elements of madrigal and motet led to a uniform individual style towering over contemporary art-forms.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jean-Marie Leclair, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French violin virtuoso and composer Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764) began his performing career as a dancer. Younger brothers Jean-Marie (the Younger), Pierre, and Jean-Benoît were also accomplished violinists and composers of sonatas. Leclair was murdered; many believe it was at a nephew's hand.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Charles Lecocq, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French composer Alexandre Charles Lecocq (1832-1918) studied under Bazin and Halévy, was friends with Bizet and Saint-Saëns, and was considered by many to be the successor to Offenbach following the success of his early operettas.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Ernesto Lecuona, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona (1896-1963) was an accomplished pianist and band leader. He wrote instrumentals, songs, and other vocal works, specializing in the Zarzuela. He also wrote ballets. His life ended in self-imposed exile in the United States because of anti-Castro beliefs.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Dai-Keong Lee, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer Dai-Keong Lee (1915-) wrote in many genres, especially for the stage. He composed a number of operas and wrote the music for the Broadway comedy Teahouse of the August Moon.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Benjamin Lees, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer Benjamin Lees (1924-), born in China to Russian parents, often wrote in a grand and vigorous style.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Ton de Leeuw, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Dutch composer Ton de Leeuw (1926-1996) felt early influence from Bartók, Hindemith, and Pijper but later resembled Boulez and Berio.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Nicola LeFanu, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer Nicola Frances LeFanu (1947-), daughter of Irish-English composer Elizabeth Maconchy and wife of composer David Lumsdaine, has written for orchestra, chamber groups, voice, opera.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Xavier Lefèvre, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French clarinettist and composer Jean Xavier Lefèvre (1763-1829) wrote the first handbook for his instrument.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Vic Legley, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Belgian composer Victor Legley (1915-1994) was at home in a number of different genres. Among his best known works is La cathédrale dacier.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Luigi Legnani, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian composer Luigi Rinaldo Legnani (1790-1877) was also a virtuoso guitarist, praised by Paganini as greatest on that instrument. He retired from performing to become a full-time instrument maker in the mid-1800s.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Michel Legrand, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Michel Legrand was born in Paris, France in 1932. He was fluent in jazz and classical idioms. He worked with such film luminaries as Jacques Demy, Agnus Varda, and Jean-Luc Godard and with singers Henri Salvador, Catherine Sauvage, Jacqueline Fran?ois and Maurice Chevalier. Among his honors are several Academy Award and Grammy nominations, both of which he won multiple times.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Guillaume Legrant, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French composer and singer Guillaume Legrant (14??-1458) was also a papal chapel singer for Martin V.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Giovanni Legrenzi, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1626-1690) Italian composer of opera, church music, several collections of sonatas, and secular vocal works.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jacques Leguerney, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French composer Jacques Alfred Georges Emile Leguerney (1906-1997), a student of Boulanger, is especially remembered for his harmonic, elegant songs.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Franz Lehar, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Although born in what is now Slovakia, Franz Lehar (1870-1948) was thoroughly Austrian, a son of a bandmaster in the Austro-Hungarian army. He wrote a variety of pieces, including operas, but is most known for the operetta "The Merry Widow."
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Liza Lehmann, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English singer and composer Elisabetha Nina Mary Frederica "Liza" Lehmann (1862-1918) was born in London to German painter Rudolf Lehmann and his Italian wife. Among her teachers was the great Jenny Lind. A combination of marriage to composer, author, and artist Herbert Bedford and what seems to have been a case of Bell's Palsy ended her singing career but allowed her to focus fully on composition.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Hans Ulrich Lehmann, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Swiss composer Hans Ulrich Lehmann (1937-) wrote orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, piano, and organ works and taught composition and music theory.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of René Leibowitz, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Polish-born French composer René Leibowitz (1913-1972) studied under Schönberg. He also taught, conducted, and involved himself in music theory, publishing a pair of volumes on 12-note music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jón Leifs, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Twentieth century Icelandic composer Jón Leifs (1899-1968) helped to form a nationalist view among native composers by incorporating folk music and sounds echoing the natural elements of Iceland. He lived and worked in Germany for many years. For a time, the Nazis used his music to promote a Nordic ideal, but Leifs rebelled against such treatment, especially since his wife was of Jewish descent. He returned to Iceland in 1944, finding both musical triumph and personal sadness. Works include the seminal Saga Symphony, Elegy, Geysir, and the Icelandic Dances.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Walter Leigh, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer Walter Leigh (1905-1942), a student of Hindemith, wrote light stage works and other, more ambitious works. He died in war action near Tobruk during World War II.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Kenneth Leighton, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer Kenneth Leighton lived only fifty-nine years, from 1929 to 1988. An accomplished pianist, he wrote symphonic, chamber, and choral pieces, operas and organ works, in addition to piano works.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of William Leighton, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
A member of the landed gentry, English composer and poet Sir William Leighton (c. 1560/65-c. 1617/20) compiled eight consort and partsongs of his own with those of Bull, Byrd, Gibbons, and others into The Teares and Lamentations of a Sorrowful Soule in 1614, while in prison for debt.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Guillaume Lekeu, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
The life of Belgian composer Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu (1870-1894) was cut tragically short by typhoid. He was César Franck's final music pupil and Ysaÿe commissioned his 1892 Violin Sonata, the same year in which he produced Fantaisie sur deux airs populaires angevins for orchestra. D'Indy completed some of his compositions following his death.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Kamilló Lendvay, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Hungarian composer Kamilló Lendvay (1928-) studied under János Viski at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music and later became a professor there. His openness to modern musical thought is evident in most of his works.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Daniel Lentz, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Born in 1942 Lentz founded and directed several new music performiing groups in California including the California Time Machine, the San Andreas Fault, and the Daniel Lentz Group.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Georges Lentz, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Georges Lentz was born in Luxembourg in 1965. He became an Australian resident in 1990 and began playing with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 1991.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Leonardo Leo, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1694-1744) Leonardo Leo was one of the leading Neapolitan composers of his day, particularly in the genres of theatre and church music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Felipe Padilla de Leon, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Filipino composer Felipe Padilla de Leon (1912-) also translated the Philippine national anthem into Tagalog.
Cuban born American composer Tania León came to New York City in 1967. She has written operatic, symphonic, chamber, and dance music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Ruggero Leoncavallo, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857-1919) is remembered as a verisimo opera composer and librettist. Often thought of as a Romantic Period "one hit wonder," most people only know him from I Pagliacci. Yet Leoncavallo wrote other operas and operettas, as well as orchestral works, a ballet, and various songs and choral pieces, including a requiem. He also was a pianist and a capable conductor.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Franco Leoni, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian composer Franco Leoni (1864-1949) wrote operas, oratorios, and songs. His opera L'Oracolo, with the evil opium dealer's role created by Antonio Scotti, became his best known work.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Leone Leoni, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian composer Leone Leoni (c. 1560-1627) composed mainly madrigals and motets.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Leonin, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French composer Magister Leoninus (Léonin) developed Medieval polyphony in the form of the Organum. He is remembered for his Magnus Liber and for his influence on subsequent composers, including his student Perotin.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Mykola Leontovych, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Ukrainian composer Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych (1877-1921) established himself as a national favorite with Shchedryk.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Fred Lerdahl, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer Fred Whitford Lerdahl (1943-) grew into more tonality through the years. He also taught at a number of universities and remained active as a theorist.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Theodor Leschetizky, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Theodor Leschetizky (Leszetycki; 1830-1915) was a Polish-born pianist, composer, teacher, and conductor. Most of his corpus is for the piano, for which he also developed a noted teaching method. However, he also wrote orchestral music, lieder, and two operas. He spent most of his career in St. Petersburg and Vienna.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Richard Leveridge, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer Richard Leveridge (c. 1670-1758), an accomplished singer, performed in English and Italian operas and composed several himself. He also wrote art and popular songs, including The Roast Beef of Old England. During times between engagements, Leveridge ran a London coffee shop.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Marvin Levy, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer Marvin David Levy (1932-) is best known for the opera Mourning Becomes Electra.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Bernhard Lewkovitch, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Danish composer Bernhard Lewkovitch (1927-), also a church musician and choral conductor, evolved from modality to serialsim.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Paul Le Flem, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French composer Paul Le Flem (1881-1984) was born in Brittany and livied to be 103 years old, writing operas, orchestral pieces, and arranging Breton music for chorus.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Dorian Le Gallienne, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Australian composer Dorian Leon Marlois Le Gallienne (1915-1963) not only was well-respected for his own works but used his position as Melbourne newspaper critic to promote other Australian composers and musicians.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Guillaume Le Heurteur, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French composer Guillaume Le Heurteur, whose exact dates are unknown, began to appear in anthologies from 1530 onward.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Claude Le Jeune, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(c.1528-1600) French Renaissance composer. His musical output includes numerous secular chansons, a huge number of Protestant psalm settings, a dozen or so Latin motets, a Magnificat, a mass, and three instrumental fantasias (landmarks in the genre). The tumultuous times in which he lived prevented Le Jeune from gaining much acclaim. There are many other sites available in French.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Matthaeus Le Maistre, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Franco-Flemish composer Matthaeus Le Maistre (c. 1505-1577) is best known for his German sacred and secular songs, which range from solo voice to larger chorus.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Maurice Le Roux, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French composer Maurice Le Roux (1923-1992) wrote much for films and was a noted conductor.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jean-François Le Sueur, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French composer Jean-François Le Sueur (1760-1837) wrote operas and other works, many religious choral pieces. He also served as a musical director, taught, and wrote books.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Fran Lhotka, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Yugoslav-Croatian composer Fran Lhotka (1883-1962) was a pupil of Antonín Dvořák.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Ingvar Lidholm, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Swedish composer Ingvar Natanael Lidholm (1921-) focused on choral works but also produced pieces in other genres. He also worked as conductor and teacher.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Sigurd Lie, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Among all of Nowwegian composer Sigurd Lie's ((1871-1904) works, perhaps his song Sne is most known.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Rolf Liebermann, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Swiss composer Rolf Liebermann (1910-1999) managed in succession the Hamburg Staatsoper and Paris Opéra for over twenty years.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Peter Lieberson, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer Peter Lieberson (1946-) based much of his output on his studies of Tibetan Buddhism. His parents were Goddard Lieberson, former president of Columbia Records, and the ballerina Vera Zorina.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Juan de Lienas, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Mexican composer Juan de Lienas (c. 1620-50) left some of the most accomplished of early New World musical works.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of György Ligeti, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Born in 1923 to Hungarian parents in Dicsöszentmárton (now Târnarveni) in Transylvania, Romania, Ligeti survived the Nazi occupation, although his family did not. He fled Budapest in 1956 and eventually became an Austrian citizen. His musical influences were members the European avant-garde of the 1960's: Stockhausen, Eimert, and Koenig. Excerpts of three of his scores reached mass audiences via the soundtrack recording of the Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Lukas Ligeti, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Austrian composer Lukas Ligeti was born in 1965. His compositions and musical tastes move among classical, jazz, rock, and other genres.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Douglas Lilburn, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
New Zealand composer Douglas Gordon Lilburn (1915-2001) felt Vaughn Williams' strong early influence. He later moved into electronic music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Magnus Lindberg, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg was born in 1958. His works often are a synthesis of instrumental and computer-generated sounds.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Oskar Lindberg, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Swedish composer Oskar Fredrik Lindberg (1887-1955) wrote religious and secular works, contributing much to Swedish hymnody.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Adolf Lindblad, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Swedish composer Adolf Fredrik Lindblad (1801-1878), a friend of Mendelssohn, wrote a symphony, an opera ((Frondörerna), and over 200 lieder, including the nature songs En sommardag and Aftonen.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Peter Lindpaintner, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German composer and conductor Peter Josef von Lindpaintner (1791-1856) wrote in a variety of genres, including opera, chamber music, and songs.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Thomas Linley, Jr., including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer Thomas Linley, Jr. (1756-1778), the second son of the same-named composer, was a contemporary of W. A. Mozart. He, too, was a prodigy whose life ended early; in his case, it was by drowning in a boating accident.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Thomas Linley, Sr., including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer and harpsichordist Thomas Linley, Sr. (1733-1795) is noted both for his music, especially operas, and for fathering a number of musical children, of whom Thomas, Jr. is most well-known.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Malcolm Lipkin, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer Malcolm Leyland Lipkin (1932-) includes songs, chamber works, and instrumental pieces among his compositions.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Vatroslav Lisinski, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Composer Vatroslav Lisinski (1819-1854) is known as founder of modern Croatian music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Franz Liszt, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Ferenc Liszt was born on 22 October, 1811 placing him solidly in the Romantic era of music history. An innovative and viruosic pianist, he was equally influential compositionally, finally leaving the concert stage to devote himself to composition. Personal tragedies led Liszt to enter a Dominican monastery in 1863. He was conferred the religious title of Abbé in 1866 by Pope Pius IX. Liszt died in 1886.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Gaston Litaize, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
French organist and composer Gaston Gilbert Litaize (1909-1991) didn't let blindness stop him from composing, giving concerts, or teaching.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Antonio Líteres, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Spanish composer Líteres Antonio Líteres Carrión (1673?-1747) wrote numerous sacred and secular works including many zarzuelas. He also Masses and a Vespers for the Portuguese court, which had lost its music during a 1734 fire.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Henry Charles Litolff, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English-born French composer Henry Charles Litolff (1818-1891) is chiefly remembered for his four piano concertos, the concertos symphonique. He was also active as pianist, conductor, music publisher, festival organizer, and piano teacher.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of George Lloyd, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Twentieth century English composer George Lloyd (1913-1998) began a strong career before being traumatized during World War II. His later works are record and testament of his rebuilt life and spirit.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Alonso Lobo, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Spanish composer Alonso Lobo (c. 1555-1617) published masses and motets and left many other works in manuscript form.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Duarte Lobo, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Duarte Lobo (c. 1565-1646) was the most acclaimed Portuguese composer of his day. He tutored several who became outstanding composers and published six volumes of liturgical polyphony.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Pietro Antonio Locatelli, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1695-1764) Italian composer and violin virtuoso. As a composer he focused on the sonata and concerto, achieving a fusion of sorts between the Roman and Venetian styles; his caprices for solo violin in L'arte del violino (Amsterdam, 1733) at one time earned him the title "Paganini of the 18th century."
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Matthew Locke, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English Baroque composer Matthew Locke (c.1621/2-1677) helped to bring English opera to fruition, even though his musical contribution to the first known true opera is lost. His low profile during the Puritan rule was replaced by an active schedule in the court of Charles II, following the Restoration. Whether for religious or professional reasons is unknown, but Locke converted to Catholicism and became official organist to the queen in 1662.
Composer, born in 1939. During the 70s and 80s 1970s she did works focused on environmental sounds, life-narratives and performance works. In the 90s, she started writing for acoustic instruments and voices. Currently teaches at Vassar College in NY.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Normand Lockwood, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer Normand Lockwood (1906-2002), a student of Nadia Boulanger, produced works in a wide variety of genres, including song settings of American poetry.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Edward Loder, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer Edward James Loder (1813-1865) wrote quality operas, art songs, and a string quartet. He also spent several years doing hack work and "throw-away" operas for his music publisher.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Charles Loeffler, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German-born American composer Charles Martin Tornov Loeffler (1861-1935) fabricated an Alsatian origin in response to his father's treatment by German authorities. As a conductor, he supported new music, as a composer, he continued in the Romantic tradition while embracing Impressionism. Later works also incorporated jazz.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Frank Loesser, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer and lyricist Frank Henry Loesser (1910-1969) worked many years in Hollywood but is best known for the musicals Guys and Dolls and How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying. His first major success was the Tin Pan Alley tune "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition."
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Frederick Loewe, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German-born American composer Frederick "Fritz" Loewe (1904-1988). His father starred in musical theater throughout Europe and the Americas. While perphaps pointing Fritz toward a musical career, his prolonged absences meant that the young man was forced to be a cadet in Prussian military school. Loewe is best remembered for his musical collaborations with lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, with such Broadway successes as Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, and Camelot. The two also produced the multi-Oscar winner Gigi.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Carl Loewe, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German composer Johann Carl Gottfried Loewe (1796-1869), also a noted baritone, was sometimes called "The north German Schubert." While he wrote in a variety of genres, his songs continue to bring him the greatest fame.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Nicola Logroscino, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian organist and composer Nicola Bonifacio Logroscino (1698-c. 1765-7) composed comic and some serious operas as well as a few oratorios and a small amout of church music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Georg Löhlein, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German composer and theorist Georg Simon Löhlein (1725-1781) wrote theoretical works, keyboard concertos, sonatas, and vocal music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Johann Löhner, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German organist and composer Johann Löhner (1645-1705) composerd over 300 home devotional songs and other religious music as well as three known operas.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Fernando Lopes-Graça, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Portuguese composer Fernando Lopes-Graça (1906-1994) studied under Koechlin and was influenced by Béla Bartók. He was also teacher, conductor and critic.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Richard de Loqueville, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Franco-Flemish composer Richard de Loqueville (??-1418) tutored the son of the Duke of Bar and was music teach at Cambrai Cathedral.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jon Lord, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer and musician Jon Douglas Lord (1941-) gained international fame as a founding member of the rock band Deep Purple. Lord entered the rock arena classically trained and his instrumentalism and later compositions often showed roots in orchestral music. These roots sprouted in 1969, with a groundbreaking collaboration between Deep Purple and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as Malcolm Arnold conducted Lord's Concerto for Group and Orchestra. Since that time, Lord wrote other classical works as well as songs for Deep Purple and other groups, including Whitesnake. Because of his abilities on the electronic organ, he earned the nickname "Lord of the Hammond."
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Bent Lorentzen, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Danish composer Bent Lorentzen (1935-) wrote in a number of genres, ranging from vocal and operatic to electronic. He should not be confused with the Danish author of the same name whose life roughly overlaps that of the composer.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jakob Lorentzen, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Danish organist, conductor and composer (1968-). He holds the title Master of the Music at Holmen Kirke (The Royal Naval Church in Copenhagen) and Castle Organist at Christiansborg, Copenhagen. Among his compositions are Missa Brevis for equal voices and organ (1991) and works for voice, piano and organ.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Paolo Lorenzani, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian composer Paolo Lorenzani (1640-1713) came to France in 1678 and became a champion of the Italian style.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Lorenzo da Firenze, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Florentine composer Lorenzo (??-c. 1372-3) wrote often complex and experimental works, including secular songs based on Boccaccio's writings.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Oscar Lorenzo Fernândez, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Brazilian composer Oscar Lorenzo Fernândez (1897-1948) produced works in almost all genres, although his songs are his greatest claim to fame. His Malazarte began the tradition of nationalist operas.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Gustav Albert Lortzing, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Often straddling the line between true (if comic) opera and musical theatre, German Romantic composer Albert Lortzing nevertheless left a charming if under-appreciated body of work. Besides his dramatic vocal works, he also wrote songs and instrumental pieces of various types.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Mark Lothar, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German composer Mark Lothar (1902-1985) wrote operas, instrumental pieces, and songs and scored a number of films.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Antonio Lotti, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1667-1740) Italian organist and composer, he became the organist at St. Mark's cathedral in Venice. He composed Masses, hymns, Psalms, and 17 operas.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Louis Ferdinand, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Composer, pianist, and war hero are all apt titles for Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia (1773-1806), who died a hero's death at the Battle of Saalfeld. He was a close friend of composer Jan Ladislav Dussek, who wrote Elegie harmonique sur la mort de Prince Louis Ferdinand de Prusse upon the Prince's death, as well as of Louis Spohr and Johann. Wolfgang von Goethe.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Arthur Vincent Lourié, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Russian-American composer Arthur Vincent Lourié (1892-1966) progressed in style from late Romantic through 12-tone and atonalism. Turning away from neo-classicism, much of his later output was modal and chant-like.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Vincent Lübeck, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German composer Vincent Lübeck (c. 1654-1740) was also a brilliant organist.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Clarence Lucas, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Canadian composer Clarence Reynolds Lucas (1866-1947) wrote in a variety of genres. Although much of his music had tremendous depth, he is probably best remembered for songs and light music. Lucas was also a conductor and writer. His son was the conductor and composer Leighton Lucas.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Leighton Lucas, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
British composer Leighton Lucas (1903-1982), son of the Canadian composer Clarence, after a time with the Ballets Russes, wrote a considerable amount of instrumental music, much of it as movie scores.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Andrea Lucchesi, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian composer Andrea Lucchesi (1741-1801) not only stands on his own merits but also had a life that interacted with those of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Alvin Lucier, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American experimental composer Alvin Lucier (1931-) has used notation of performers' physical gestures, brain waves, the generation of visual imagery by sound in vibrating media, and the evocation of room acoustics for musical and performance purposes.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Matthäus Ludecus, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German composer Matthäus Ludecus (1527-1606) made important contributions to Lutheran hymnody and church music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Nicholas Ludford, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer Nicholas Ludford (c. 1485-c. 1557) was a member of the Royal Free Chapel of St Stephen's, Westminster. His extant works are all of a religious nature, including 11 masses.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Otto Luening, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Otto Clarence Luening (1900-1996), along with Vladimir Ussachevsky, was the American pioneer of electronic music. Luening and Ussachevsky's collaborations were first presented in 1952 at an historic concert at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Both men worked to establish what would become one of the most significant electronic music facilities in the United States, the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of John Lugge, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer John Lugge (c. 1587-c. 1647) was organist and lay vicar-choral of Exeter cathedral.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Jean-Baptiste Lully, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Baroque composer Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) was born in Italy and christened as Giovanni Battista Lulli. He was taken to France in his twenties where his musical talent blossomed. Lully was composer, music director, and family music director in the court of Louis XIV, the "Sun King." He became the director of the Académie royale de musique in Paris, thus exerting major influence upon French opera. He also composed in other genres, including ballet.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Hans Christian Lumbye, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Danish composer Hans Christian Lumbye (1810-1874) conducted dance orchestras, often leading his own works. Sons Carl and Georg were likewise composers and conductors.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of David Lumsdaine, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Australian-born British composer David Lumsdaine (1931-) built much of his corpus on a foundation of serialism. Renowned for his naturalist approach, he also embraced electronic music. He married fellow composer Nicola LeFanu.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Thomas Lupo, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer and musician Thomas Lupo the Elder (?1571-1627/8) paralleled the career of another of the same name.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Vicente Lusitano, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Portuguese composer Vicente Lusitano (ND; composed during 1550-60) was a member of the Papal Choir and noted theorist.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Charles de Lusse, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Charles de Lusse (?1720/25-c. 1774), French flutist and teacher, left behind many brilliant works and the treatise L'Art de la flûte traversière.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Witold Lutoslawski, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1913-1994), Warsaw, Poland. An important figure in 20th century music, he won many international prizes including the UNESCO Prize (1959,1968), the French order of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres (1982), Grawemeyer Award (1985), Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal (1986). His Symphony No. 4 was commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and received its world premiere in February 1993 under the baton of the composer. It won, posthumously, the International Music Award for best large-scale composition.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Elisabeth Lutyens, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer Agnes Elisabeth Lutyens (1906-1983), daughter of noted architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, often seemed a walking contradiction. She was a strong, intelligent woman who could embrace socialism and still be a social snob. Among her works, Ô saisons, ô châteaux for soprano and strings was her earliest success is among the best remembered. She was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1969.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Carl Luython, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Flemish organist and composer Carl Luython (c. 1556-1620) mainly followed the late conservative style of the Netherlands in his sacred music, madrigals, and keyboard works.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Luzzasco Luzzaschi, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Italian composer Luzzasco Luzzaschi (c. 1545-1607) spent his entire life in Ferrara. Most noted as keyboard player and singer during his own life, his surviving works include madrigals, motets, and keyboard works.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Alexei Lvov, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Lithuanian-born composer Alexei Feodorovich Lvov (1798-1870) composed the Russian anthem God Save the Tsar, which Tschaikovsky worked into his 1812 Overture and which became a common hymn tune in the Christian Church.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Anatoly Lyadov, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Russian Romantic composer Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov was born in St. Petersberg in 1855. He produced few large-scale works and that may have contributed to the general neglect he and his music suffered. He died near Novgorod in 1914.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Sergei Michailovich Liapunov, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Russian composer and pianist Sergey Mikhaylovich Lyapunov (1859-1924), a friend of Balakirev, was influenced by Russia's Late Romantic nationalism.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Boris Lyatoshynsky, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Ukrainian composer Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshynsky (1895-1968) is honored as the father of contemporary Ukrainian music. After following western experimental trends for a time, he returned to his land's native melodies, including folk songs, following the work done by Mykola Lysenko.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Mykola Lysenko, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1842-1912)
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Stanislav Lyudkevych, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Ukrainian composer Stanislav Pylypovych Lyudkevych (1879-1979) was also a theorist, a philologist interested in folklore, and student of music, including that of his native land. He influenced subsequent musicians and composers not only through his own works but also as a teacher in the Lviv Conservatoire.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Juliusz Łuciuk, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Polish composer Juliusz Łuciuk (1927-) composed in a number of genres, including ballet, opera, instrumental, and vocal.
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