Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz

Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz, Spain (1860-1909) Isaac Albéniz was born on 29 May, 1860 in Camprodón in Catalan of the northeastern Spain. He was an exceptionally gifted child for music and allready at the age of four he gave his first performance in Barcelona. Two years later his mother took him to Paris where he

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Jeppe Aakjær

Jeppe Aakjær, Denmark, 1866-1930 His name by birth was Jensen, while the name Aakjær originate from his little parish of birth in Jutland. The parents were owners of the poorest farm of the parish, witch counted 6 farms. During his schooltime Jeppe demonstrated so good abilities, that his teacher took care that he was admitted

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Niels Wilhelm Gade

Niels Wilhelm Gade, Denmark (1817-1890) Gade got lessons early in violin and later in composition. In 1844-1848 he was the conductor of the Gewandhaus orchestra in Leipzig, but returned to Copenhagen because of the war between Germany and Denmark. At the return he became the leader and conductor of the orchestra of the Music Society

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John Jacobsen

John Jacobsen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1945 On the active as a musician (guitar) until 1991, but had to discontinue the career because of wrecked fingers after the contamination from chemicals and plutonium after the crasch of the american military aircraft B52 on Thule Airbase in North Greenland in 1968. Since then the work mainly has been

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Hans Thomissøn

Hans Thomissøn, Denmark, 1532-1573 In Hygum a little west of the town of Ribe in Jutlandia, Hans Thommissøn was born in 1532. In 1557 he became a headmaster at the cathedral school of Ribe (a high school of that time). Foru years later he became the prime priest at Our Ladys Church in Copenhagen and

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