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Abbott, Emma

Katherine K. Preston.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1175 words.

Abbott, Emma (09 December 1850–05 January 1891), soprano and opera impresario, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Seth Abbott, an itinerant musician and music teacher, and...

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Abell, John

W. B. Squire.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice; Composition. 711 words.

Abell, John (b. 1653, d. in or after 1716), singer and composer, was born in Aberdeenshire and was admitted as a 'gentleman of his majesty's chapel extraordinary' on 1 May 1679, about which...

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Abrams, Harriett

Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice; Composition. 1820 words.

Abrams, Harriett (c. 1758–1821), singer and composer, was, according to her niece's husband, Thomas Adolphus Trollope, the daughter of a man who came to England 'in the suite of some...

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Abrams, Theodosia

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice. 3 words.

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Aitken, Laurel [real name Oliver Anthony Stephens]

Steve Barker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Voice. 955 words.

Aitken, Laurel [real name Oliver Anthony Stephens] (1925–2005), singer, songwriter, and record producer, was born on 22 April 1925, in Jamaica, one of six children of a Jamaican father and...

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Albani [married name Gye], Dame Emma [née Marie Louise Cécile Emma Lajeunesse]

John Rosselli.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice. 1001 words.

Albani [married name Gye], Dame Emma [née Marie Louise Cécile Emma Lajeunesse] (1847–1930), singer, was born on 1 November 1847 at Chambly, Quebec, Canada, one of three surviving children...

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Albertazzi, Emma

E. M. Clerke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice. 383 words.

Albertazzi, Emma (c. 1813–1847), singer, the daughter of Francis Howson, a London music teacher, was trained as a pianist and in 1827 articled to Andrea Costa, in whose house she met a...

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Alcock, John

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice; Composition. 3 words.

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Aldridge, Amanda Christina Elizabeth [pseud. Montague Ring]

Stephen Bourne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice; Composition. 1080 words.

Aldridge, Amanda Christina Elizabeth [pseud. Montague Ring] (1866–1956), singer and composer, was born on 10 March 1866 at Luranah Villa, Hamlet Road, Penge, Surrey, the second of three...

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Allan, (Maria Caterina) Rosalbina Caradori- [Carradori-]

W. B. Squire.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice. 741 words.

Allan, (Maria Caterina) Rosalbina Caradori- [Carradori-] (1800–1865), singer, was born in Milan. Her father, Baron de Munck, was an Alsatian and a colonel in the French army. Her mother,...

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