Personalities to the letter «E»

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07/02/1934, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - 17/04/2003, same place

American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, most active in blues music. A composer of blues standards such as "Come On" (covered by Jimi Hendrix, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan) and "Big Chief" (...

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EDWARDS Bella (E-2)

English pianist, who toured Europe in duet with violinist Eva Mudocci in the beginning of the XX century.


EGGERT Karl (E-3)

German choir conductor 

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EGK Werner (E-4)

17/05/1901, Auchsesheim, Germany – 10/07/1983, Inning am Ammersee, Germany

German composer, born Werner Joseph Mayer. He studied at the Augsburg Conservatory, and used K. Orff's advice on composition. From 1929 he was a conductor in a number of theaters, in 1936-41 -...

Снимок экрана 2022-06-01 в 7.06.15

EGRESSY Beni (E-5)

21/04/1814, Sajókazinc, Hungary – 17/07/1851, Pest, Hungary

Hungarian composer, librettist, translator and actor. He created a number of popular melodic compositions, including the one to Mihály Vörösmarty's patriotic poem "Szózat". ...

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EINEM Gottfried von (E-6)

24/01/1918, Bern, Switzerland - 12/07/1996, Oberdürnbach, Austria

Austrian composer. He is known chiefly for his operas influenced by the music of Stravinsky and Prokofiev, as well as by jazz. He also composed pieces for piano, violin and organ.


EINSTEIN Hedwig (E-7)

1884, Neuwied, Germany - 1959, London, UK

The pianist and sister of the poet Carl Einstein who married medallist Benno Elkan in 1907 in Karlsruhe.

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EISLER Hanns (E-8)

06/07/1898, Leipzig, Germany – 06/09/1962, Berlin, DDR

Austrian composer. He is best known for composing the national anthem of East Germany, for his long artistic association with Bertolt Brecht, and for the scores he wrote for films. The Hochschule f...

Снимок экрана 2022-06-02 в 5.29.43

ELGAR Edward (E-9)

02/06/1857, Lower Broadheath, Worcester, England – 23/02/1934, Worcester, England

English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral works including the Enigma Varia...

Снимок экрана 2022-06-02 в 14.06.42

ELISABETH of Bavaria, Queen of the Belgians (E-10)

25/07/1876, Possenhofen Castle, Bavaria, German Empire - 23/11/1965, Brussels, Belgium

the Queen of the Belgians from 23 December 1909 to 17 February 1934 as the spouse of King Albert I, and a duchess in Bavaria by birth. She was the mother of King Leopold III of Belgium and of Queen...

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ELLER Heino (E-11)

07/03/1887, Tartu. Lifland, Russia Empire - 16/06/1970, Tallinn, Estonia, URSS

Estonian and Soviet composer, violinist and teacher. In 1913-1915 and 1919-1920 he studied at the Petrograd Conservatory (composition class of V. Kalafati). He taught music theory and composition a...

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29/04/1899, Washington, D.C., USA - 24/05/1974, New York City, USA

American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra from 1923 through the rest of his life. Ellington was based in New York City from the mid-1920s and gained a national ...

Снимок экрана 2022-06-06 в 10.51.31

ELMAN Mischa (E-13)

20/01/1891, Tal'noie, Kiev province, Russian Empire - 05/04/1967, New York, USA

Russian and American virtuoso violinist and composer. A child prodigy, has performed publicly since the age of 5. He studied violin at the Odessa Conservatory (since 1897 with A. Fidelman) and at t...

Снимок экрана 2022-06-06 в 11.20.30

ELSIE Lily (E-14)

08/04/1886, Armley, West Yorkshire, England, UK - 16/12/1962, Cricklewood, London, England, UK

English actress and singer (real name - Elsie Hodder) during the Edwardian era. She was best known for her starring role in the London premiere of Franz Lehár's operetta&...

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ELSNER Jozef (E-15)

01/06/1769, Grottkau, Prussia – 18/04/1854, Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire

Composer, music teacher, and music theoretician, active mainly in Warsaw. He was one of the first composers in Poland to weave elements of folk music into his works. Elsner composed ...

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