Posts Tagged "romantic era"

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This Day In Music History: 1838 – Max Bruch is Born

Bruch was born in Cologne, the son of Wilhelmine, a singer, and August Carl Friedrich Bruch, a lawyer who became vice president of the Cologne police. He received his early musical training under the composer and pianist Ferdinand Hiller, to whom Robert Schumann dedicated…

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This Day in Music History: Antonín Dvořák is born.

Composer Antonín Leopold Dvořák was born on September 8, 1841 in Nelahozeves, Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic) to František Dvořák and his wife Anna. The first of fourteen children, Antonín learned to play violin from an early age,…

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This Day in Music History: Francis Scott Key is Born.

This Day in Music History: Francis Scott Key is Born.

Francis Scott Key was born to Ann Phoebe Penn Dagworthy (Charlton) and Captain John Ross Key at the family plantation Terra Rubra in what was Frederick County, Maryland in 1779. His father John Ross Key was a lawyer, a judge, and an officer in the Continental Army. His great-grandparents…

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