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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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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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Lester Young

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

jazz tenor saxophonist. Considered the “president of the saxophone,” Lester Young was nicknamed “Pres” or “Prez.” Young's playing style influenced

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Rammohun Roy

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

Early 19th-cent. reformer of Bengal, pioneer of Brahmo Sangeet. SeeBrahmo Sangeet.

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