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Einojuhani Raitavaara

Einojuhani Rautavaara is a Finnish composer of contemporary classical music, and is one of the most notable Finnish composers after Jean Sibelius.

Giacomo Puccini(1858 – 1924), Italian composer, he has been called "the greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi"

Giacomo Puccini December 29 November My favorite piece of his is "Nessun Dorma," an aria from the final act of his opera "Turandot," and is one of the best-known tenor arias in all opera. --From Wikipedia.

RalphVaughan Williams  Ralph Vaughan Williams OM 12 October 1872 – 26 August 1958) was an English composer of symphonies, chamber music, opera, choral music, and film scores.  He was also a collector of English folk music and song which influenced his editorial approach to the English Hymnal, beginning in 1904, containing many folk song arrangements set as hymn tunes, in addition to several original compositions.

Ralph Vaughan Williams by Sir Gerald Kelly oil on canvas, 42 in. mm x 889 mm) Given by the sitter's widow, (Joan) Ursula Penton Wood Vaughan Williams (née Lock), 1970 © National Portrait Gallery, London

Samuel Osmond Barber II (1910–1981) American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, & piano music. He is one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century. When Barber was 28, his Adagio for Strings was performed by the NBC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Arturo Toscanini in 1938. At the end of the first rehearsal of the piece, Toscanini remarked, "Semplice e bella" (simple & beautiful). In later years, he suffered from depression, & was also beset by alcoholism.

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Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas. Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works.

Wilhelm Richard Wagner May 1813 – 13 February was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas. Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works.

Olivier Messiaen à La BNF-site Mitterrand-Paris. Exposition 17 janvier - 5 mars 2017. entrée gratuite. Ne pas manquer. (Catherine Grenier) Photo 7 : lecture sur le sommet du Galibier ...

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Igor Stravinsky #CocoChanel Visit espritdegabrielle.com | L'héritage de Coco Chanel #espritdegabrielle

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky 17 June [O. 5 June] 1882 – 6 April was a Russian, and later French and American composer, pianist and conductor. He is widely considered to be one of the most important and influential composers of the century.

Only known photograph of Chopin

Chopin, only known photo. Frédéric François Chopin (born 22 February or 1 March 1810 in Żelazowa Wolain ,Duchy of Warsaw – died 17 October 1849 in Paris, probably of tuberculosis.) born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin,was a Romantic-era Polish composer.

John Stainer (1840 – 1901) was an English composer and organist whose music, though not generally much performed today (with the exception of The Crucifixion, still heard at Passiontide in many Protestant churches of the former British Empire), was very popular during his lifetime. His work as choir trainer and organist set standards for Anglican church music which are still influential.

John Stainer (1840 – 1901) was an English composer and organist whose music, though not generally much performed today (with the exception of The Crucifixion, still heard at Passiontide in many Protestant churches of the former British Empire), was very popular during his lifetime. His work as choir trainer and organist set standards for Anglican church music which are still influential.

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