Thursday, November 1, 2012

Nageli, Hans Georg

Hans Georg Nageli(1779-1836), Swiss composer and music publisher, studied music from his father, then opened a private music shop and publishing firm, founded two singing societies in Zurich. He composed keyboard music and songs.

Naidu, Dawaram

Dawaram Venkataswamy Naidu(1893-1964), carnatic (India) violinist, he was appointed professor of violin in the Maharaja's Music College, and became its principle in 1936. He was partially blind. He received several awards throughout his life.

Namyslovski, Karol

Karol Namyslovski(1856-1925), Polish composer and violinist, studied at the Warsaw Institute of Music, then formed "The Karol Namyslovski Peasant Orchestra" and performed with traditional Polish costumes and Polish music accompanied with his polkas.

Nani, Paul

Paul Nani(1906-1986), Maltese composer, studied in Rome with di Donato and Wolf-Ferrari. Returning to Malta, he organized and conducted orchestra and vocal concerts. His compositions include the Orchestral Maltese Christmas(1943) and other sacred music.

Napravnick, Eduard

Eduard Napravnik(1839-1916), Czech/Russian conductor, born in Bohemia, studied organ at the Prague Organ School, later taught there. In 1861, he was invited to Russia to conduct the private orchestra of Prince Yusupov in St. Petersburg, later became the principal conductor of the Imperial Mariinsky Theater. He premiered several works of Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Naujalis, Juozas

Juozas Naujalis(1869-1934), Lithuanian organist, composer, teacher and choral conductor. He studied organ with a local organist and then studied at the Warsaw Institute of Music. He served as organist and choir director in several cathedrals, also professor at the Zemaiciu seminary.

Navia, Pedro

Pedro Navia, Chilean operatic singer. A student of Benedetti in Santiago, he made his debut in 1908 as Rodolfo in La Boheme at the Municipal Theater in Santiago. He then regularly sang in Buenos Aires and other south American countries.