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...Hawkins, John John Hawkins was born and died in London. He studied music and became a proficient musician and composer. From a poor background (his father was a carpenter), he made a wealthy marriage and entered the ranks of the gentry. His...
...Burney, Charles Charles Burney was born in Shrewsbury and died in Chelsea, London. He was well known in both musical and literary circles. He was a friend of Joseph Haydn, and also of Edmund Burke Burke, Edmund and Samuel Johnson Johnson...
...Georg Christoph Kellner was born in Kassel on 11 October 1765 and died there in September 1808. Although he had a short life, he wrote a great deal and across a broad horizon of themes. From six to fifteen years of age he received piano...
...Duncan, Isadora Isadora Duncan, credited as being the “mother of modern dance,” consistently broke from the social, political, and artistic conventions of her time. Her birth name and date are in question. It is documented that her given...
...Lawson, John Howard John Howard Lawson was born on 25 September 1894 in New York City, and died on 11 August 1977 in San Francisco, California. He is perhaps most remembered as one of the “Hollywood Ten” who was charged with contempt...
...Jackson, William William Jackson was born in Exeter on 29 May 1730 and died there on 5 July 1803. His early aptitude for music led him into studies probably with John Silvester, the organist of Exeter Cathedral. In 1746, he went to London...
...Graham, Martha One of the pioneers of American modern dance, Martha Graham was born on 11 May 1894 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, and died on 1 April 1991 in New York City. Before beginning her first formal dance training with the Denishawn...
...Sontag, Susan Lee Susan Sontag was born Susan Lee Rosenblatt in New York City on 16 January 1933. After her father died of tuberculosis in China, where he had been a fur trader, she moved to Tucson, Arizona, with her mother and younger...
...Baraka, Imamu Amiri Amiri Baraka was born LeRoi Jones on 7 October 1934 in Newark, New Jersey, to an ambitious lower-middle-class family. His education included a BA in 1954 from Howard University, and graduate study at the New School...
...Forkel received his first musical instruction from the cantor Johann Heinrich Schultesius, while he taught himself further lessons mostly from Mattheson’s Vollkommener Kapellmeister. As a seventeen-year-old, Forkel moved to Lüneburg...