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Endellion String Quartet

The Endellion String Quartet was formed in 1979 and its members have been together for over 25 years. It is widely recognized as one of the finest chamber ensembles in the world. The all-British string quartet has been 'Quartet in Residence' at Cambridge University since 1992. It has an impressive discography and is much in demand in concert halls around the world. In 1997 the quartet received the award for 'Best Chamber Ensemble' from the Royal Philharmonic Society. They are currently recording cycle of Beethoven's quartets, string quintets and quartet fragments.

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Michael Tippett

Sir Michael Kemp Tippett, O.M. (2 January 1905 – 8 January 1998) was one of the foremost English composers of the 20th century. Tippett was regarded by many as an outsider in British music, a view that may have been related to his early conscientious objection and his homosexuality. His pacifist beliefs led to a prison sentence in World War II, and for many years his music was considered ungratefully written for voices and instruments, and therefore difficult to perform.

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Dr. L. Subramaniam

See duplicate last.fm listing under L. Subramaniam (http://www.last.fm/music/L.+Subramaniam) Lakshminarayanan Subramaniam (Subramaniam Lakshminarayanan, L. Subramaniam) (born on July 23, 1947) is an acclaimed Indian violinist, composer and conductor, trained in the classical Carnatic music tradition and Western classical music, and renowned for his virtuoso playing techniques and compositions in orchestral fusion.

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Mussorgsky

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (Russian: Моде́ст Петро́вич Мýсoргский; 21 March [O.S. 9 March] 1839 – 28 March [O.S. 16 March] 1881) was a Russian composer, one of the group known as 'The Five'. He was an innovator of Russian music in the romantic period. He strove to achieve a uniquely Russian musical identity, often in deliberate defiance of the established conventions of Western music.
Many of his works were inspired by Russian history, Russian folklore, and other nationalist themes.

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The King's Singers

The King's Singers is a group of singers, known for their skill in acappella song. Their name recalls King's College in Cambridge, England, where the group was formed by six choral scholars in 1968. The group still consists of six singers in total, with their membership changing over the years. Although the King's Singers are almost exclusively acappella in their live performances, they sometimes use one or two musical instruments to provide minimal accompaniment in their studio recordings.

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Henry VIII

King Henry VIII (b. 1491) was the King of England and Lord of Ireland from April 22, 1509 until the time of his death on January 28, 1547. In addition to his ruling duties, Henry VIII was an accomplished musician. His most well-known song is Pastyme With Good Company, or The Kynges Ballade.
It is also widely believed that he composed Greensleeves, although this has not been confirmed.

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