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1892 – Born on April 19th in Saint Maur Des Fossés, Ile-de-France, France. French composer Germaine (Marcelle) Tailleferre was the only female member of ‘Les Six’, a group of French composers influenced by Satie and by Cocteau’s anti-Romantic aesthetic. The ‘Les Six’ consisted of Georges Auric, Arthur Honegger, Francis Poulenc, Darius Milhaud and Louis Durey. ..

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1897 – George Szell, born on the 7th of June in Budapest but grew up in Vienna. He was a Hungarian-born American conductor and composer. He is remembered today for his long and successful tenure as music director of the Cleveland Orchestra, and for the recordings of the standard classical repertory he made with Cleveland ..

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1892 – Born on September 5th in Budapest, Hungary. 1905 – Made his concert debut at the age of 13. 1907 – He made his first appearance in London when at the age of 15. 1947 – Wrote the book With Strings Attached. 1951 – Became a naturalized United States citizen. 1965 – Wrote The ..

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1874 – Born in Krecovice on the 4th of January. 1885-1892 – He studied at Prague Conservatory. 1922 – He taught at the Prague Conservatory where his pupils included Bohuslav Martino and Rudolf Firkušný. 1892 – His best known works are probably the youthful Serenade for Strings. 1906 – The symphony, Asrael. 1900 – The ..

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1639 – Born in Rome on the 3rd of April. 1667 – He moved to Rome where he composed copiously, mostly sacred music, and began to live a dissolute life.          – He went to Venice, where he was hired by a powerful nobleman as the music tutor to his mistress.          – ..

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1827 – Josef Strauss, born on the 20th of August in Vienna, Austria. He was an Austrian composer. He was fondly referred to as ‘Pepi’ by his family and close friends. 1853 – His academic achievements at an early age do not point to him being a composer as he was also destined by his ..

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German composer   composed symphonic poems "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks" 1895 (also "Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche"), "Thus Spake Zarathustra" 1896 (also "Also Sprach Zarathustra"), operas "Salome" 1905, "Elektra" 1909, "Der Rosenkavalier" 1911, "Ariadne auf Naxos&..

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1951 – Gordon Matthew Sumner, better known by his stage name Sting, was born on the 2nd of October. An English musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. Sumner was born in Wallsend, near Newcastle upon Tyne in northeast England, to Audrey Cowell and her husband, Ernest Sumner. He is the eldest of four children and has ..

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