Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Babajanian, Arno

Arno Harrtynn Babajanian (1921-1985), Soviet Armenian composer and pianist, People's Artist of the Armenian SSR(1956) and Soviet Union(1971). He was awarded the State Prizes of USSR(1951,1953) and Armenian SSR(1967,1983). At age of 7 he entered the Yerevan State Musical Conservatory by the recommendation of Khachaturian, then later taught there. His music is rooted in Armenian folk songs and folklore.

Bacewicz, Grazyna

Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969), Polish composer and violinist, she is only the second Polish female composer to have achieved national and international recognition. She studied violin and piano at Warsaw Conservatory, continued study composition in Paris with Nadia Boulanger, later taught at the State Conservatory of Music at Lodz. During the 1930's she was the principle violinist of the Polish Radio orchestra. Her compositions are mainly chamber music.

Bach, Carl Philipp

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788), German composer, keyboard player and writer on music, second son of J. S. Bach, studied law first but abandoned the law career and determined to devote himself for music. He was a crucial composer between the Baroque and Classical periods, and one of the founders of the classical style. He served as court musician for Crown Prince of Prussia, later served as Kantor in Hamburg. He composed symphonies, concertos, chamber music etc.

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Johann Sebastian Bach(1685-1750), German composer. ************************ For more Bach Stamps: Click Here for viewing

Bachauer, Gina

Gina Bachauer (1913-1976), Greek pianist and teacher, she gave her first recital in Athens at the age of eight, toured US and Europe as pianist. The Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition was established in 1976 in her honor and held each year at Salt Lake City.

Badev, Atanas

Atanas Badev (1860-1908), Macedonian/Bulgarian composer and music teacher, studied music in Moscow and St. Petersburg with Balakirev and Rimsky-Korsakov. He composed choral music.

Bajenaru, Ion

Ion Bajenaru (1863-1921), Romanian tenor, he was best known for his interpretation of the title role in opera "Petru Rares"-a Romanian legend. ********************* Click "Older Posts" to continue