Friday, February 1, 2008
(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.
(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.
(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.