Thursday, May 5, 2011

Efendi, Buhunrizade M. Itri

Buhurizade M. Itri Efendi(1640?-1711), Turkish poet, composer and performer of Turkish classical music. He was a very profilic composer with more than a thousand works. However, only about forty of them survived to this day.

Egk, Werner

Werner Egk(1901-1983), German conductor and composer, studied at Frankfurt and under Carl Orff in Munich, conducted Berlin Staatoper, and served as director of Berlin Hochschule fur Musik. He composed 7 operas, 5 ballet music and other music.

Egressy, Beni

Beni Egressy(1814-1851), Hungarian composer, librettist, translator and actor. He entered the stage in 1834 and in 1837 he became a member of the national theater in Prague. He was more notable for his acting rather than his compositions. He composed music for "The Szozat", a famous poem. This song later became the unofficial "second Hungarian national anthem" beside the Himnusz. He also wrote stage works.

Einstein, Albert

Albert Einstein(1879-1955), German of Jewsih etnicity Swiss-American theoretical physicist and philosopher, most influential and best known scientist and intellectual of all time.
Einstein was also a gifted musician-an accomplished violinist, he once said that had not been a scientist, he would have been a musician. He adored Mozart and worshipped Bach.

Eisler, Hanns

Hanns Eisler(1898-1962), German composer, he attended school in Vienna, but learned music by his own, then entered the Vienna Conservatory, lived in US(1938-48) and taught in New York and University of Southern California, returned to Berlin and taught at the Hochschule in Berlin. He composed stage works, film scores and orchestral music.

Elgar, Eduard

Sir Eduard Elgar(1857-1934), British composer, studied violin in Worchester at early age, he played violin with an orchestra. He received the honorable doctorate from Cambridge Universiy in 1900 and he was knighted in 1904. In 1905 he was appointed professor at the Birmingham University, later appointed conductor of the London Symphony. He composed 2 symphonies, concertos(violin, cello), orchestral music, stage works and chamber music. His best known piece is "Pomp and Circumstance".

Elisabeth, Queen

Queen Elisabeth of Bavaria(1876-1965), Queen Elisabeth of Belgium, the Queen Escort of Albert I of Belgium. She was raised with deep love of painting, music and sculpture. Because of her love of music and an accomplished violinist, the original Ysaye International Music Competition is now named after her as - "The Queen Elisabeth International Music competition" which holds every 4 years.
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