Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Caba, Eduardo

Eduardo Caba(1890-1943), Bolivian composer. He was a pupil of J. Turina. His work is a synthesis of the folklore of his country and tonal music.

Caballe, Montserrat

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.

Caballero, Manuel Fernandez

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.

Cabezon, Antonio de

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.

Cage, John

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.

Caggiano, Nestore

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.

Callas, Maria

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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Calvo, Joaquin Vargas

Joaquin Vargas Calvo, Costa Rican composer and conductor, conducted the National Symphony Orchestra.

Calvo, Luis Antonio

Luis Antonio Calvo(1884-1945), Colombian violinist and composer, studied at the Academy of Music, he was one of the great figures of Colombian music.

Camacho, Apolinar Orellana

Apolinar Orellana Camacho(1917-2002), Bolivian composer, studied music from his parents, then entered the Conservatory of Music in La Paz, his composition "Viva mi Patria Bolivia" considered as the 2nd national anthem of Bolivia.

Campagnoli, Bartolomeo

Bartolomeo Campagnoli(1751-1827), Italian violinist and composer, he was a virtuoso violinist who toured Europe propagating the popular 18th century Italian violin style. From 1979 to 1814 he directed the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. He composed 3 flute concertos, a violin concerto, 41 caprices for solo viola, and duets for flute and violin.

Campos, Juan Morel

Juan Morel Campos(1857-1896), Puerto Rican composer, considered by many to be responsible for taking the genre of danza to its highest level. He studied music from local teachers, especially learning from Manuel Tavarez, "The Father of the Danza", therefore, his compositions were influenced by him, and most of them are danza. He received several awards.

Candia, Giovanni Matteo de

Giovanni Matteo de Candia(1810-1883)-also known as Mario, Italian opera singer, the most celebrated tenor of his era. His decision to become a professional singer arose from accidental circumstances, after attending a military school. He was encouraged by composer Meyerbeer to become a singer and took singing lessons from two teachers. He made his debut in 1838 with immediate success. He then sang in Florence, London and Russia.

Candia, Vargas Teofilo

Vargas Teofilo Candia(1866-1961), Bolivian composer, served as directors of choirs and orchestras, founder of "Music Conservatory Cochabamba" for young generations.

Cantemir, Dimitrie

Dimitrie Cantemir(1673-1723), he was twice Prince of Moldova, a prolific man of letters-philosopher, historian, composer, musicologist, linquist, ethnographer and geographer. Some of his works are part of the regular repertory of Turkish music ensembles. He had around 40 compositions in the Ottoman music which few are performed today.

Cardozo, Felix Perez

Felix Perez Cardozo(1908-), Paraguayan composer, he is the most representative icon as regards the interpretation, development technique and composition of harp music.

Carmo, Carlos do

Carlos do Carmo(1939- ), Portuguese fado singer, one of the finest in the "Lisbon Song". In 1976 he won the Portuguese Song Contest. He helped to open Lisbon fado to other musical influences, like Jazz and French music. He composed songs.

Carnicer, Ramon

Ramon Carnicer(1789-1855), Spanish composer and opera conductor, conducted Italian opera in Barcelona and the Royal Opera in Madrid, taught at the Madrid Conservatory. Today he is best known for composing the national anthem of Chile.
Eusebio Lillo - the lyricist of the national anthem

Carolan, Turlough

Turlough Carolan(1670-1738), early Irish harpist, singer and composer whose great fame is due to his gift for melodic composition. He is considered to be the Ireland's national composer.

Carpentier, Alejo

Alejo Carpentier(1904-1980), Cuban novelist, essayist and musicologist; born in Lausanne, Switzerland, grew up in Havana, Cuba. With a developed knowledge of music, he explored musicology, publishing an in-depth study of the music of Cuba and integrated musical themes and literary techniques throuhout his works. He composed orchestral music and ballet music.

Carpio, Adrian Patirio

Adrian Patirio Carpio, Bolivian composer

Carreno, Maria Teresa

Maria Teresa Carreno(1853-1917), Venezuelan pianist, singer, composer and conductor(full name - Maria Teresa Carreno Garcia de Sena), born into a musical family, she studied with her father first then the family moved to New York in 1862 and at age of 8 she made her debut ai Irving Hall. In 1866 she moved to Europe and began touring, making her debut as an opera-singer in 1876. She also was a composer, she composed 40 works.


Carreras, Jose

Jose Carreras(1946 - ), Spanish lyric tenor, began studies in Barcelona, in 1964 made his professional debut in Verdi's Nabucco. Awarded at Verdi competition in Parma in 1971. Began to sing in opera houses.
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Carrillo, Julian

Julian Carrillo(1875-1965), Mexican composer, conductor, violinist and music theorist, studied at the National Conservatory of Mexico City, then went to Leipzig to study at the Leipzig Royal Conservatory, also studied at the Ghent Conservatory. Returned to Mexico and conducted the National Symphony Orchestra and served as professor and principle of the National Conservatory in Mexico City. From 1914 he lived in New York, where he helped to found the American Symphony Orchestra. He composer operas, symphonies, violin concerto, and chamber music.

Caruso, Enrico

Enrico Caruso(1873-1921), Italian lyric and dramatic tenor. He started to study voice at the early age, and began to sing operas mainly in Italy: Naples, Sicily, Milan, then touring south America and Russia. In 1902 he made his debut at Monte Carlo and Covent Garden with dazzling triumphs. After his New York debut on Nov. 23, 1903, he sang every season for the Metropolitan and came to call U.S. his "stepmother" country. His standard reportory encompassed 59 operas.


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Carvalho, Eleazar de

Eleazar de Carvalho(1912-1996), Brazilian conductor and composer, he studied at the Berkshire Music Center, later became the assistant conductor to Koussevitzky. He conducted in Brazil, St. Louis and also taught at the Hofstra University.

Carvalho, Joao de Sousa

Joao de Sousa Carvalho(1745-1799), Portuguese composer, studied music in Portugal and then in Naples; appointed professor at the Seminario da Patracal.

Casals, Pablo

Pablo Casals(1876-1973), Spanish cellist, composer and conductor, studied cello at Barcelona's Escuela Municipal de Music, and composition at the Madrid Conservatory and Brussels Conservatory. He was one of the virtuoso cellist of his time, in 1899 he launched tours of US, South America and Russia as a virtuoso cellist. He conducted annual festivals bearing his name beginning 1957.

Casadei, Secondo

Secondo Casadei(1906-1971), Italian violinist and composer of dance music, he made his debut with an orchestra at the age of 16, and then he formed his own orchestra(Sextet), and also devoted to composing. He composed dance tunes in the varying rhythms of the waltz, the mazurkas, and the polka. He wrote a string of songs in the Romagna dialect "to be the nearer to the heart of the people". His music, especialy dance music, gained popularity throughout Italy, among them, "Romagna Mia" has been most famous.

Castellanos, Pintin

Pintin Castellanos(1905-1983), Uruguayan pianist, composer and director.


Castilla, Alberto


Alberto Castilla(1875-1937), Colombian engineer, journalist, writer, poet and musician. He founded the Conservatory of the Tolina and composed the famous Bunde of Tolina like international music to which Nicanor Velazquez added verse that at the moment now is the Hymn of the Toliona Department.


Castillo, Jesus

Jesus Castillo(1877-1946), Guatemalan musicologist, he stuydied with Alejandro and Miguel Espinosa locally. He mostly devoted himself through his lifetime to research the musical folklore of Guatemala.

Castillo, Ricardo

Ricardo Castillo(1891-1966), Guatemalan violinist and composer, he studied violin from 1912 till 1917, then he studied harmony from 1919 till 1921 in Paris, France. He then returned to Guatemala and became professor of music, history, harmony at the Conservatory of Guatemala in Guatemala City, held this position until his death in 1966.

Catalani, Alfredo

Alfredo Catalani(1854-1893), Italian composer, studied at the Lucca Conservatory and Milan Conservatory. He was professor at the Milan Conservatory, he had a close relationship with Toscanini. He composed operas, one symphony, piano pieces and songs.

Catoire, Georgy Lvovich

Georgy Lvovich Catoire(1861-1926), Russian composer of French Heritage, studied piano in Berlin, learned to appreciate Wagner, and became one of the few Russian "Wagnerite" composers. He was professor of composition in the Moscow Conservatory, today he is very little known. He composed piano and violin music.


Caturla, Alejandro Garcia

Alejandro Garcia Caturla(1906-1940), Cuban composer of art music and creolized Cuban themes. At age of 16, he became a second violin of the new Orquesta Sinfonica de La Habana in 1922. He was fascinated by creolized Afro-Cuban rhythms and these creole themes were characteristic of his compositions.


Caudelle, Eduard

Eduard Caudella(1841-1924), Romanian composer, studied with his father first, then with Vieuxtemps, toured Europe as a violinist, taught at the conservatory and conducted the theater orchestra.
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His opera "Petru Rares" is a story about the Romanian Legend.

Ceaicovski-Mersanu, Gleb

Gleb Ceaicovski-Meresanu(1919-1999), Moldova folklorist, musicologist, teacher, journalist, promoter of cultural life. Won State Awards, Badge of Honor, Maestro in Arts, and Peoples' Artist. Author of over 400 publications in ethnomusicoloy and music history. Author of monographs "Mihail Barca" and "Music Education in Moldova".


Ceban, Tamara

Tamara Ceban(Ciobanu)(1914-1990), Moldovian singer of folksongs. She graduated from Academy of Music in 1946 and was soloist with famous folklore orchestra "Flueras". She was the president of the Society for Choral music of the Moldovian Republic. From 1973 she was an assistant professor at Institute of Arts "G. Muzicescu". She was awarded People's Artist of the USSR, and the State Prize of the USSR.

Cebotari, Maria

Maria Cebotari(1910-1949), a celebrated Romanian soprano and actress, who made her career in Germany and Austria, she studied at the Chisinau Conservatory, then continued to study in Berlin. She made her debut at Dresden Opera in 1931, then sang in London, Berlin, Salzburg, Vienna State Opera and La Scala. She had an extremely versatile voice and her repertoire covered coloratura, soubrette, lyric and dramatic ones. Karajan credited her "the greatest Madame Butterfly".


Celerio, Levi

Levi Celerio(1910-2002), Philipino composer and lyricist. He was a prolific song-writer. In 1997 he was named National Artist of the Philippines for Music. He received a scholarship to the Academy of Music in Manila and became the youngest member of the Manila Symphony Orchestra. He wrote several number of songs for local movies, which earned for him the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Film Academy of the Philippines.