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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Concert overture, op. 49 (1880), by Tchaikovsky; written for the Moscow Exhibition, it commemorates Napoleon's retreat from Moscow in 1812 and incorporates La Marseillaise and the Tsarist...

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Knight, Joseph Philip (1812–1887), songwriter

J. C. Hadden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition. 323 words.

Knight, Joseph Philip (1812–1887), songwriter, was born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, on 26 July 1812, the youngest son of Francis Knight DD, vicar of Bradford-on-Avon. At the age of...

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Wallace, William Vincent (1812–1865), composer

Clive Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition. 1811 words.

Wallace, William Vincent (1812–1865), composer, was born at Waterford, Ireland, on 11 March 1812, the first of the three children of Sergeant William Wallace, a Scot, who was bandmaster of...

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Kirkman, Jacob (d. 1812?), composer

R. H. Legge.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition. 172 words.

Kirkman, Jacob (d. 1812?), composer, was a nephew of the Jacob Kirkman who had a harpsichord-making business in Broad Street, Golden Square, London, about 1770. The family was of Alsatian...

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Harrison, Samuel (1760–1812), singer

L. M. Middleton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice. 572 words.

Harrison, Samuel (1760–1812), singer, was born on 8 September 1760 at Belper, near Duffield, Derbyshire. His first teacher was one Burton, a bass singer in the Drury Lane oratorio...

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Broadwood, John (1732–1812), harpsichord and piano manufacturer

Charles Mould.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Instrument-building Firms. 2050 words.

Broadwood, John (1732–1812), harpsichord and piano manufacturer, was born on 6 October 1732 at Oldhamstocks, near Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, the eldest son of James Broadwood...

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Russell, Henry (1812?–1900), song writer and entertainer

Andrew Lamb.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Composition. 933 words.

Russell, Henry (1812?–1900), song writer and entertainer, was probably born on 24 December 1812 (Jewish Chronicle), though his age in the 1891 census was given as seventy-six. He was born...

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Parson [née Rooker], Elizabeth (1812–1873), hymn writer

J. C. Hadden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; Composition. 197 words.

Parson [née Rooker], Elizabeth (1812–1873), hymn writer, daughter of William Rooker (1772–1852), Congregational minister of Tavistock, Devon, and his wife, Elizabeth Angas of Bridport, was...

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Jullien [Julien], Louis (1812–1860), conductor and composer

John Rosselli.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conducting; Composition. 1103 words.

Jullien [Julien], Louis (1812–1860), conductor and composer, was born at Sisteron, France, on 23 April 1812, the son of a military bandsman. Although he later publicized a fanciful account...

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Dussek, Jan Ladislav (1760–1812), pianist and composer

Nicholas Salwey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Keyboard. 954 words.

Dussek, Jan Ladislav (1760–1812), pianist and composer, was born on 12 February 1760 at Čáslav, Bohemia, the son of Jan Dussek (1738–1818) and his wife, Veronika Štěbetová. His parents were...

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Hullah, John Pyke (1812–1884), music teacher and composer

J. A. F. Maitland.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Education and Pedagogy; Composition. 1568 words.

Hullah, John Pyke (1812–1884), music teacher and composer, was born in Worcester on 27 June 1812. His father, apparently descended from a Huguenot family, was a native of Yorkshire, but...

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Moody [formerly Cochran], John (1726/7–1812), actor and singer

Roberta Mock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice. 1723 words.

Moody [formerly Cochran], John (1726/7–1812), actor and singer, was born in Cork, the eldest son of a hairdresser named Cochran. He later hid his Irish origins in order to be accepted as an...

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Napier, William (c. 1741–1812), musician and music publisher

David J. Golby.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Applied Music; Publishing. 718 words.

Napier, William (c. 1741–1812), musician and music publisher, was possibly born in Edinburgh. It has been suggested (Highfill, Burnim & Langhans, BDA) that he may have been related to Dr...

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Page, John (c. 1760–1812), singer and music editor

L. M. Middleton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Voice. 231 words.

Page, John (c. 1760–1812), singer and music editor, was from 1790 until 1795 lay clerk of St George's Chapel, Windsor, and he also deputized in the Chapel Royal and St Paul's Cathedral, as...

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Loder, John Fawcett (1812–1853)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Strings. 4 words.

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Gardiner, William (1770–1853), composer and author

L. M. Middleton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition. 865 words.

Gardiner, William (1770–1853), composer and author, was born in Leicester on 15 March 1770. His father, a Leicester manufacturer, was an amateur musician and composed at least one hymn tune...

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Dickons [née Poole], Martha Frances Caroline [Maria] [known as Caroline Poole] (c. 1774–1833), singer

W. B. Squire.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice. 740 words.

Dickons [née Poole], Martha Frances Caroline [Maria] [known as Caroline Poole] (c. 1774–1833), singer, is said to have been born in London about 1774—perhaps a few years earlier—the...

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Parratt, Sir Walter (1841–1924), organist

Rosemary Firman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Keyboard. 1508 words.

Parratt, Sir Walter (1841–1924), organist, was born on 10 February 1841 at 6 South Parade, Huddersfield, the second son and fifth child of Thomas Parratt (1793–1862), organist of...

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Foster, Stephen

Deane L. Root.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition. 2366 words.

Foster, Stephen (04 July 1826–13 January 1864), songwriter, was born Stephen Collins Foster in Lawrenceville (now part of Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania, the son of William Barclay Foster and...

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Flight, Benjamin (1764/5–1846), organ builder

L. M. Middleton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Instrument-building Firms. 208 words.

Flight, Benjamin (1764/5–1846), organ builder, was born in London, the son of Benjamin Flight, of the organ-building firm of Flight and Kelly. About 1800 he formed a partnership with Joseph...

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Broadwood, Henry Fowler (1811–1893), piano manufacturer

Charles Mould.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Instrument-building Firms. 873 words.

Broadwood, Henry Fowler (1811–1893), piano manufacturer, was born in London in June 1811, the fifth child of James Shudi Broadwood (1772–1851), piano manufacturer, and his second wife,...

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