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Ambrose, Benjamin Baruch [Bert] (1896–1971), bandleader and violinist

Peter Gammond.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Strings; Conducting. 1353 words.

Ambrose, Benjamin Baruch [Bert] (1896–1971), bandleader and violinist, was born in Warsaw, Poland, in the Russian empire, on 11 September 1896, the son of Lewis Ambrose (1869/70–1962), a...

Barbirolli, Sir John [formerly Giovanni Battista] (1899–1970), conductor and cellist

Michael Kennedy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Strings; Conducting. 1389 words.

Barbirolli, Sir John [formerly Giovanni Battista] (1899–1970), conductor and cellist, was born Giovanni Battista at 12 Southampton Row, London, on 2 December 1899, the elder son and second...

Beck, Johann Heinrich

J. Heywood Alexander.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Strings; Conducting; Composition. 1127 words.

Beck, Johann Heinrich (12 September 1856–26 May 1924), conductor, composer, and violinist, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Charles Beck, a businessman, and Rebecca Butler. He was...

Bergmann, Carl

David Francis Urrows.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Strings; Conducting; Composition. 960 words.

Bergmann, Carl (12 April 1821–10 August 1876), conductor, cellist, and composer, was born in Ebersbach, Saxony, the son of middle-class parents. His talent for music manifested itself...

Blech, Harry [formerly Hirsch] (1909–1999), conductor and violinist

Michael Kennedy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Strings; Conducting. 1191 words.

Blech, Harry [formerly Hirsch] (1909–1999), conductor and violinist, was born in the East End of London in June 1909, the son of Henri Blech, provisions merchant and commercial traveller,...

Braham, David

Ronald Byrnside.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Strings; Conducting. 658 words.

Braham, David (1838–11 April 1905), composer, conductor, and violinist, was born near London. His father and brother were musicians, as were two of his sons and four of his nephews. In his...

Brown, (Elizabeth) Iona (1941–2004), violinist and conductor

Raymond Holden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Strings; Conducting; Composition. 1207 words.

Brown, (Elizabeth) Iona (1941–2004), violinist and conductor, was born on 7 January 1941 at the Cedars Nursing Home, Manor Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, the first of four children of Antony...

Casals, Pablo

Paul R. Laird.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Strings; Conducting. 1779 words.

Casals, Pablo (29 December 1876–22 October 1973), cellist and conductor, was born Pau Carlos Salvador Defilló de Casals in El Vendrell (Catalonia), Spain, the son of Carlos Casals i Riba, a...

Cooley, Spade

Daniel C. L. Jones.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Strings; Conducting. 1480 words.

Cooley, Spade (17 December 1910–23 November 1969), western swing bandleader and fiddler, was born Donnell Clyde Cooley in or near Pack Saddle Creek, Oklahoma, the son of John Cooley and...

Deniz, Francisco Antonio [Frank] (1912–2005), guitarist and bandleader

Val Wilmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Strings; Conducting. 1785 words.

Deniz, Francisco Antonio [Frank] (1912–2005), guitarist and bandleader, was born at 9 Christina Street, Cardiff, on 31 July 1912, the eldest of three sons of Antoni (or Antonio) Francisco...

Dickerson, Carroll

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Blues; Jazz; Strings; Conducting. 859 words.

Dickerson, Carroll (1895– October 1957), jazz and popular bandleader and violinist, was a . His birthplace, family, and upbringing are unknown. Through the 1920s Dickerson led jazz bands in...

Ella, John (1802–1888), violinist and conductor

J. A. F. Maitland.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Strings; Conducting. 906 words.

Ella, John (1802–1888), violinist and conductor, was born at Leicester on 19 December 1802, the son of Richard Ella (b. 1769), a baker from Thirsk in Yorkshire. He was intended for the law,...

Garcia, Jerry

Patricia Jobe Pierce.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Strings; Conducting. 1671 words.

Garcia, Jerry (01 August 1942–09 August 1995), rock band leader, guitarist, and singer, was born Jerome John Garcia in San Francisco, California, the son of Joe Garcia, a ballroom jazz...

Grimes, Tiny

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Blues; Jazz; Strings; Conducting. 1609 words.

Grimes, Tiny (07 July 1916?–04 March 1989), jazz and rhythm-and-blues guitarist and bandleader, was born Lloyd Grimes in Newport News, Virginia. Grimes told interviewer Bob Kenselaar that...

Hartley, Wallace Henry (1878–1912), musician and bandleader on the RMS Titanic

Philip Carter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Strings; Conducting. 2045 words.

Hartley, Wallace Henry (1878–1912), musician and bandleader on the RMS Titanic, was born on 2 June 1878 at 136 Greenfield Hill, Colne, Lancashire, the second of the six children (four...

Hill, Thomas Henry Weist- (1828–1891), violinist and conductor

J. C. Hadden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Strings; Conducting. 390 words.

Hill, Thomas Henry Weist- (1828–1891), violinist and conductor, son of Thomas Hill, goldsmith and freeman of the City, was born in Islington, London, on 3 January 1828. He showed an...

Hill, Ureli Corelli

Barbara L. Ciccarelli.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Strings; Conducting. 1259 words.

Hill, Ureli Corelli (1802–02 September 1875), violinist and conductor, was born in Connecticut, the son of music teacher and composer Uri K. Hill and Nancy Hull. Hill was named Ureli after...

Hughes, Brewster [real name Ignatius Abiodun Oke; afterwards Ernest Henley Oke Hughes] (1912–1986), guitarist and bandleader

Val Wilmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Strings; Conducting. 1314 words.

Hughes, Brewster [real name Ignatius Abiodun Oke; afterwards Ernest Henley Oke Hughes] (1912–1986), guitarist and bandleader, was born on 12 December 1912 at Ibadan, Nigeria, one of at...

Hupfeld, Charles Frederick

Myrl Duncan Hermann.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Strings; Conducting; Composition. 727 words.

Hupfeld, Charles Frederick (1788–15 July 1864), violinist, conductor, and composer, was born in Germany. The identities of his parents are not known. He was probably related to Bernhard...

Johnson, Francis

Eric Gardner.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online August 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Strings; Conducting; Composition. 1532 words.

Johnson, Francis (16 June 1792–06 April 1844), musician, bandleader, and composer, also known as Frank Johnson, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Little is known of his youth and...