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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788) - more commonly known as C.P.E. Bach - was a German musician and composer of the early Classical period. The second of eleven sons of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach, C.P.E. Bach was born in Weimar on 8th March 1714. He was one of the founders of the Classical style, composing in the and periods. Through the latter half of the eighteenth century, his reputation was very high. This was mainly because of his clavier sonatas, which marked an important development in the history of musical form.

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Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann (14th March 1681–25th June 1767) was a German Baroque composer, born in Magdeburg. Self-taught in music, he studied law at the University of Leipzig. The most prolific composer of his era, he was a contemporary of Johann Sebastian Bach and a life-long friend of Georg Friedrich Händel. While in the present day Bach is generally thought of as the greater composer, Telemann was more widely renowned for his musical abilities during his lifetime.

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Barry Douglas

Barry Douglas (1960-) won the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in 1986, the first non-Russian pianist to do so since Van Cliburn. Barry Douglas received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2002 New Year's Honours List for services to music. He also received a Fellowship of the Royal College of Music where he is Prince Consort Professor of Piano and an Hon. Doctorate of Music from Queens University Belfast.

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Maksim

There are at least 2 Artists called 'Maksim'
(1) A Croation Pianist
(2) A Hip-Hop MC from Britain (1) Maksim is a Croation pianist, for the Russian singer see ???S??. Maksim was born in Croatia, Sibenik, a small, but beautiful medieval town on Croatias Adriatic Coast, the odds seemed stacked against Maksim achieving his dream.
His mother Slavica and father Karmel knew nothing about classical music (even now they still prefer to listen to pop music on the radio).

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Richard Addinsell

Richard Addinsell (January 13, 1904 - November 14, 1977) was a British composer, best known for film music, primarily his Warsaw Concerto, composed for the film Dangerous Moonlight (also known under the later re-title Suicide Squadron).
Films for which he wrote the music include: * The Amateur Gentleman (1936)
* Fire Over England (1937)
* Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)
* Gaslight (1940)
* Blithe Spirit (1945)
* Scrooge (1951)
* Tom Brown's Schooldays (1951)
* The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)

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The English Concert

The English Concert - a British baroque orchestra based in London, founded by the harpsichordist Trevor Pinnock in 1973, and since 2003 led by the baroque violinist Andrew Manze. Since September 2007 the Artistic Director is Harry Bicket. Simon Standage was the first violin from 1972-1991; followed by Peter Hanson; followed by Rachel Podger; followed by Andrew Manze, who now directs from the violin.

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Andrew Manze

Beckenham, UK (1965-present) Andrew Manze (born 14th January 1965, Beckenham) is an English baroque violinist and conductor. Having first started playing the baroque violin while studying Classics at Cambridge University, he went on to study with Simon Standage, one of the founding members of The English Concert, at the Royal Academy of Music, followed by further studies with Lucy van Dael at La Haye.

Read more about Andrew Manze on Last.fm.

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