Montserrat Caballe(1933- ), Spanish soprano, studied at the Barcelona Conservatory, joined Basel Opera and made her debut in Puccini's Mimi in 1956, then sang in London, NY Met and La Scala. She is noted for her vocal shading and melting pianissimos.
Manuel Fernandez Caballero(1835-1906), Spanish zarzuela composer, studied at the Madrid Conservatory, in 1856 he won the first prize for composition, conducted at the Teatro de Variedades, and the Artistco-Musical Orchestra. He composed over 30 zarzuelas all with great successes.
Antonio de Cabezon(1510-1566), Spanish composer and organist, blind from infancy, studied organ at Palencia, appointed as an organist to Queen Isabella. He is considered the most important Spanish composer for keyboard instrument of his time.
John Cage(1912-1992), American composer and writer on music. He attended Pomona College for two years, then went to Europe to study music privately. He held few academic positions: Wesleyan University, 1960-61, University of Cincinnati, 1967; Univ. of Illinois, 1967-69; and Univ. of Calif. at Davis 1969. He composed piano concerto, sonatas, orchestral music.
Nestore Caggiano(1888-1918), Italian composer, he attended the Conservatory of Saint Peter to Majella studying oboe, then played oboe in the Civic Concert of Rome and in the Orchestra of Quirino Theater. He composed 1 opera, chamber music, vocal music and orchestral music.
Maria Callas(1923-1977), American/Greek operatic soprano, born in New York, moved back to Greece with her family, studied at the Athens Conservatory, made her professional debut in 1939 with Athens Royal Opera. She joined that company, 1940-45, debut at the 1947 Verona Festival, launched her international career. She sang in Florence, Covent Garden, Chicago, New York, La Scala, Paris.. etc.
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