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George Antheil was an American pianist and composer whose extraordinary works are mainly associated with the avant-garde...
The Skaters' Waltz: subtle harmonies of romantic dance music by Emile Waldteufel
Les Patineurs Valse or the Skaters' Waltz is arguably the most famous of Émile Waldteufel's works. A late Romantic ...
Chiquinha Gonzaga defined Brazilian art by breaking down social barriers
Chiquinha Gonzaga started her professional career as a musician in the 19th century Brazil at a time when it was widely...
Spanish guitar maestro who invented footstool wrote the Nokia tune
Spanish maestro Francisco Tárrega had a colossal influence on the guitar development—in terms of both technical...
The world's first gramophone record for Paraguayan guitar
South American guitar maestro Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885-1944) was born into a large family with seven sons in the...
Dede Efendi: the father of the famous Ottoman waltz
İsmail Dede Efendi (1778–1846) is one of the greatest Turkish classical composers. He has created masterpieces in all...
Sweet little waltz from a traveling Swedish fiddler
Early Swedish music was primarily characterized by ballads and kulning, songs typically sung by women for the purpose of...
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