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Claude Debussy

(1862—1918) French composer and critic

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Arthur Honegger

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(1892–1955)

French-born composer of Swiss parentage.

Born in Le Havre into a comfortable bourgeois environment, Honegger was not only musically talented but also a...

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Béla Bartók

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(b Nagyszentmiklós, Hungary (now Romania), 1881; d NY, 1945).

Hung. composer, pianist, and folklorist. Parents were musical and mother gave him his first pf. lessons. In 1894 at...

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Edmund Rubbra

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(1901–1986)

British composer, whose wide range of lyrical compositions is wholly in the English tradition and was largely inspired by his love of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century...

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Erik Satie

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(b Honfleur, 1866; d Paris, 1925).

Fr. composer and pianist, son of Fr. father and Scottish mother. Moved to Paris 1878. Worked as pianist in 1888 at Montmartre cabaret. In same...

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Gabriele D'Annunzio

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(1863–1938)

Italian poet, novelist, and playwright: the leading Italian literary figure of the early twentieth century.

D'Annunzio was born at Pescara in Abruzzi and...

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gamelan

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Type of orch. found in S. E. Asia, particularly Indonesia (e.g. Java). Incl. str. and woodwind instrs., but is notable for range of perc. such as gongs, drums, chimes, marimbas, etc. The...

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Giacomo Puccini

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(1858–1924),

Italian composer, whose works include two operas adapted from American plays: Madame Butterfly (1906), by Belasco and J.L. Long, and Belasco's The Girl of the Golden...

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L' Après-midi D'un Faune

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(Eng. title The Afternoon of a Faun)

Ballet in one act with choreography by Nijinsky, music by Debussy, and design by Bakst. Premiered 19 May 1912 by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, at...

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La Revue blanche

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One of the most important of the many periodicals associated with Symbolism and modern literary movements in late 19th‐c. France. Founded in 1889, it merged with La Revue in 1903. ...

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Les Ballets Russes

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*Ballet company that began as a tour to Paris in 1909 by dancers and opera singers from the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. The company lasted for twenty years, producing ...

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