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Allen, Steve

Bruce L. Janoff.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online July 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Composition; Biographical Studies. 2956 words.

Allen, Steve (26 December 1921–30 October 2000), comedian, author, songwriter, was born Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen in New York City, the son of vaudeville comedians Carroll...

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Carl Ruggles

Overview page. Subjects: History — Biographical Studies — Music.

American composer. Earned living as youth as violinist in Boston th. orchs. Cond. Winona, Minn., SO 1908–12. Moved

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Charles Mingus

Overview page. Subjects: History — History — Biographical Studies — Music.

His large-scale compositions and use of overdubbing inspired a generation of modern jazz musicians. The Black Saint and the Sinner

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Chotzinoff, Samuel

James A. Drake.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Criticism and Journalism; Biographical Studies; Keyboard. 778 words.

Chotzinoff, Samuel (04 July 1889–09 February 1964), music critic, author, and pianist, was born Shmul Chotzinoff in Vitebsk, Russia, the son of Moyshe Bear, a retail merchant, and Rachel...

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Coomaraswamy, Ananda Kentish

Overview page. Subjects: History — Biographical Studies — History of Art — Indian Music — Religious Studies.

(1877–1947)

Sri Lankan born writer on classical Indian art and culture, who became the first keeper of Indian

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Edgard Varèse

Overview page. Subjects: History — Biographical Studies — Music.

a leading advocate of 20th-century experimental music. Varèse experimented with new rhythms and timbres and dissonant harmonies in works such

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Fats Waller

Overview page. Subjects: Performing Arts — History — Biographical Studies — Music.

b. Thomas Waller. He wrote many successful tunes, including ‘Honeysuckle Rose’ and ‘Ain᾽t Misbehavin”.

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Gustav Mahler

Overview page. Subjects: Biographical Studies — Music — Dance — Music.

Austrian composer. Although he did not write specifically for ballet, his concert music has been used by many choreographers

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John Foulds

Overview page. Subjects: History — Biographical Studies — Indian Music — Music.

English composer and cellist. Son of a professional bassoonist. Studied pf at 4 and started to compose at 7.

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La Meri

Overview page. Subjects: History — Biographical Studies — Indian Music — Dance.

(Russell Meriwether Hughes; born 13 May 1899 in Louisville, Kentucky, died 7 January 1988 in San Antonio,

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