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29.07 (10.08) 1845, Genghis mountains, Russia (now Karaul, Kazakhstan) - 23.06 (06.07) 1904, same place

Kazakh poet, writer, public figure, composer, philosopher, founder of Kazakh written literature and its first classic, reformer in the spirit of rapprochement with Russian and European culture on t...


ABAILARD Pierre (A-2)

Petrus Abaelardus or Abailardus or Pierre Abélard, 1079 – 21 April 1142

Medieval French scholastic philosopher, theologian, poet and composer. Не composed a hymnbook for the religious community, written after 1130, in that Abelard used completely new and homogeneous ma...

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ABBIATI Franco (A-3)

14 September 1898, Verdello – 22 January 1981, Bergamo

Italian musicologist, studied composition at the musical high school in Turin. He worked as a music critic for the daily "Corriere della Sera" for thirty-nine years (1934-1973) and&n...


ABENDROTH Hermann (A-4)

19/01/1885, Frankfurt am Main - 29/05/1956, Weimar

German conductor of symphonic and opera music. A pupil of Felix Mottl. He was general music director in Essen (1911-1914), Cologne (1918-30), Bonn (1930-1933), Weimar (1945-1956), conductor-in-chef...


ÁBRÁNYI Kornél (A-5)

15/10/1822, Szentgyörgyábrány – 20/12/1903, Budapest

Hungarian pianist, music writer and composer. A pupil of Frédéric Chopin, Friedrich Kalkbrenner and Fromental Halévy and a close friend of Franz Liszt, whose music he...


ABT Franz (A-6)

22/12/1819, Eilenburg - 31/03/1885, Wiesbaden

German composer and choral conductor. He composed roughly 3,000 individual works mostly in the area of vocal music. Several of his songs were at one time universally sung, and have obtained a ...


ACKTÉ Aino (A-7)

24/04/1876, Helsingfors — 08/08/1944, Vihti

Finnish soprano. She was the first international star of the Finnish opera scene after Alma Fohström, and a groundbreaker for the domestic field.


ACUFF Roy (A-8)

15/09/1903, Maynardville, Tennessee – 23/11/1992, Nashville

American country music singer, fiddler, and promoter. Known as the "King of Country Music," Acuff is often credited with moving the genre from its early string band and "hoedown" format to the sing...


ADAM Adolphe Charles (A-9)

24/07/1803, Paris - 03/051856, Paris

French composer of operas and ballets, best known today for his ballets "Giselle" (1841) and "Le Corsaire" (1856, his last work), his operas "Le postillon de Lonjumeau" (1836), "Le Toread...



1237, Arras - 1286 or 1287, Naples

French-born trouvere, poet and musician. Adam's literary and musical works include chansons and jeux-partis (poetic debates) in the style of the trouvères; polyphonic rondel a...


AFONSO José (A-11)

02/08/1929, Aveiro – 23/02/1987, Setúbal

Portugal poet, singer and composer, anti-fascist leader. One of the most influential folk and political musicians in Portuguese history. He became an icon in Portugal due to the role of his music i...


AGAPKIN Vassily (A-12)

03/02/1884, Shancherovo — 29/10/1964, Moscow

Russian and Soviet military orchestra conductor, composer and author of the well-known march "Farewell of Slavianka" (written 1912). He led the combined military bands during the fam...


AGUIRRE Julian (A-14)

28/01/1868, Buenos Aires — 13/08/1924, Buenos Aires

Argentinian composer, pupil of Emilio Arrieta in Madrid Conservatory. He composed mainly for piano and vocal. In 1887-1916 he taught at Buenos-Aires Conservatory, in 1916 he founded his own School ...

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AKOM Lajos (A-15)

Hungarian organist, composer and conductor remembered mainly by movies with his music.

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