Friday, February 1, 2008

Tarrega, Francisco

(1852-1909), Spanish guitarist and composer, he laid down the foundation of what became the modern technique for the classical guitar, known as "the Sarasate of the guitar".

Tartini, Giuseppe

(1692-1770), Italian violinist and composer, composed over 100 violin concertos, and 150 violin sonatas(Trillo del Diavolo[Devil's trill]).

Tchaikovsky, Pietr Ilyich(1)

(1840-1893), Russian composer, composed orchestral works(6 symphonies, 1 violin concerto, 3 piano consertos),
Ballet music(Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker), Operas(The queen of Spades, Eugene Onigen ... etc), chamber music etc.

Tchaikovsky, Pietr Ilyich(2)

Stamps from Malagasy, Cuba, Russia, Monaco,
Romania, and his Ballet 'Nutcracker'

Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich(3)

Potraits and his house, 1st Tchaikovsky International competition stamps(imperf), 3rd competition stamps.

Tebaldi, Renata

Italian soprano,
born at Pesaro, Italy, 1 feb. 1922.
Studied in Parma, debut in 1944.

Te Kanawa, Kiri

New Zealand soprano, debut in Covent Garden in 1970, and at Met in 1974.

Telemann, Georg Philipp

(1681-1767), German composer, studied under Calover at Zellerfeld, entered Leipzig University, later appointed music director of the Leipzig Opera, then organist at the Neue Kirche, Kapellmeister at the court. He composed 40 operas, 47 solo concertos, sonatas,concerto grossi, various sacred music, and chamber music.

Tibbet, Lawrence

(1896-1960), American baritone, debut in Met as Boris Godunov, and premiered many baritone roles.

Toscanini, Arturo

(1867-1957), Italian/American conductor, studied cello at Parma Conserv., debut as a conductor in Rio de Janeiro as a replacement. In 1898 he became leading conductor at La Scala, also conducted at Bayreuth, Metropolitan Opera, in 1937-1954 he directed the NBC Orchestra. He retired in 1954.

Tucker, Richard

(1913-1973), Americanm tenor

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

(1872-1958), British composer, composed various orchestral music, and one opera