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Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in...

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Jónsson, Thórarinn

Árni Heimir Ingólfsson.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 346 words.

(b Mjóifjörður, Sept 18, 1900; d Reykjavík, March 7, 1974). Icelandic composer and teacher. He received his earliest musical training in a small farming community in eastern Iceland,...

Schönbach, Dieter

Detlef Gojowy.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 629 words.

(b Stolp [now Słupsk], Pomerania, Feb 18, 1931; d May 28, 2012). German composer. After studies in Detmold and Freiburg with Bialas and Fortner (1949–59), he served as music director...

Singleton, Alvin

Stephen Montague.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 578 words.

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(b Brooklyn, NY, Dec 28, 1940). American composer. He studied composition and music education at New York University (BM 1967); composition with Mel Powell and Wyner...

Houston, Whitney

Dave Laing.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 226 words.

(b New Jersey, August 9, 1963; d Beverly Hills, CA, Feb 11, 2012). American popular singer. She came from a musical family: her mother Cissy led Elvis Presley’s vocal group the Sweet...

Berendt, Joachim-Ernst

H.L. Lindenmaier.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 502 words.

(b Berlin, July 20, 1922; d Hamburg, Germany, Feb 4, 2000). German writer and record producer. Having first studied in Berlin he attended the University of Karlsruhe (1940–42). He was...

Herbolzheimer, Peter

Wolfram Knauer.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 525 words.

(b Bucharest, Dec 31, 1935; d Köln, March 27, 2010). German bandleader, trombonist, composer, and arranger of Romanian birth . After living for two years in Germany he moved in 1953...

Balke, Jon

Johs Bergh.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 223 words.

(b Hamar, Norway, June 7, 1955). Norwegian pianist, composer, and arranger. He grew up in Oslo and began his career in jazz-rock groups in the early 1970s. He then played with Arild...