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.

Naydenov, Assen Jacob

Assen Jacob Naydenov(1899-1995), Bulgarian conductor, studied in Vienna and Leipzig, also studied conducting at Max Hochkolfer. He conducted the National Opera of Sofia, and other European opera houses, also conducted in Russia at St. Petersburg and Moscow Bolshoi Theatre.

Neaga, Stefan

Stefan Neaga(1900-1951), Moldovian composer. He was known in Russian as Cmenau Tumodpeesuv Heza. The Chisinau College of Music is named after him.

Nedbal, Oskar

Oskar Nedbal(1872-1930), Czech conductor and composer, studied at the Prague Conservatory with Dvorak, conducted the Czech Philharmonic, Vienna Tunkunstler Orchestra, Sak Philharmonic, and later served as director of the Soviet National Theater. He wrote operettas and other instrumental music.

Neigaus, Henrich

Henrich Neigaus(Neuhaus)(1888-1964), Russian-Ukrainian pianist and pedagogue of German extraction, he was largely self-taught and learned music from his relatives. He taught at Elisavetgrad, Tbilisi, Kiev, and finally at the Moscow Conservatory. He was awarded as "People's Artist of the RSFSR" in 1956. His pedagogic book "The Art of Piano Playing(1958)" is regarded as one of the most authoritative and most widely used treatments on the subject.

Nejedly, Zdenek

Zdeněk Nejedlý (1878-1962) Czechoslovak scholar and public figure, musicologist, historian, and literary critic. Member of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Arts (1907); founder and president (from 1952) of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. Nejedlý was the son of the composer and educator R. Nejedly. He graduated from the department of philosophy at Charles University in Prague. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1900. Nejedlý was a professor at Charles University from 1909 to 1939 and 1945 to 1962 and at Moscow University from 1939 to 1945. He was a member of numerous learned institutions abroad, including corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1947). He devoted himself to musicology and produced an extraordinary amount of writing on music.

Nestroy, Johann

Johann Nepomuk Nestory(1801-1862), Austrian actor and operetta singer, debut as Sarastro of the Magic Flute, then sang in Amsterdam, Brno and Graz.

Neuhaus, Henrich

Henrich Neuhaus(1888-1964), Russian-Ukrainian pianist and pedagogue of German extraction, he was largely self-taught and learned music from his relatives. He taught at Elisavetgrad, Tbilisi, Kiev, and finally at the Moscow Conservatory. He was awarded as "People's Artist of the RSFSR" in 1956. His pedagogic book "The Art of Piano Playing(1958)" is regarded as one of the most authoritative and most widely used treatments on the subject.

Neumane, Antonio

Antonio Neumane(1818-1871), German/Italian composer and teacher, he studied at the Milan Conservatory and later taught at the Vienna Conservatory. He traveled various countries in Europe and South America, served as master of choirs in Santiago, Chile. In 1840 he went to Ecuador, settled there and founded the National Conservatory in Quito, and became the first director. He composed the national anthem of Ecuador.

Nevin, Ethelbert

Ethelbert Nevin(1862-1901), American composer, studied piano in Boston and Berlin, voice in Dresden. He had a fine individuality of expression. He taught, studied, and composed in Boston and Europe for much of the first half of the 1890s. He concentrated on composing short pieces; composed mainly songs - "The Rosary", "Mighty Like a Rose", his songs achieved immensely popularity in his time.

Newman, Alfred

Alfred Newman(1900-1970), American composer of films, a musical prodigy, he began studying piano at the age of 6. At age 20 he started conducting musicals in New York Broadway. In 1940 he was appointed as music director of 20th Century Fox. He is considered as one of the greatest film score composers in history.

Neyzen, Tevfik

Tevfik Neyzen(1879-1953), Turkish poet and musician.

Nezhdanova, Antonina

Antonina Vasilievna Nezhdanova(1873-1950), Russian lyric-coloratura soprano, she represented the Russian vocal school at its best. She studied at the Moscow Conservatory, then joined the Bolshoi Theatre, she also sang at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, also in Odessa, Kiev and Paris. Later she began to teach singing in Moscow and appointed a professor at the city's conservatory.

Nicorescu, Ion

Ion Nicorescu(1944-1979), Romanian composer

Nie, Er

Er Nie(1912-1935), Chinese composer, he displayed an interest in music from an early age, he organized music society during his high school days. In 1931 he played violin for "Minghue Musical Drama School", in 1935 he became the director of the Music Department of Lianhua Number Two Studio. He died in Japan, drawn while swimming, en route to Russia in 1935. He is known for composing the national anthem of the People's Republic of China, the "March of Volunteers".

Nielsen, Carl

Carl(August) Nielsen(1865-1931), Danish composer, studied at Royal College in Copenhagen, then continued to study in Germany with Wagner. Returned to Copenhagen, he conducted the Royal Theater of Denmark, appointed as the director of the Royal Conservatory in Copenhagen and from 1915 to 1927 he was head of the Music Society in Copenhagen. He composed 2 operas, 6 symphonies, concertos(violin, flute), and chamber music.

Nijazi, Khamza

Khamza Nijazi(1880-1929), Uzbek composer, studied at the Samarkand Institute of Music, he carried on his works of study and preservation of Uzbek folk music, performing it on folk instruments of Uzbekstan.

Nilsson, Birgit

Birgit Nilsson(1918-2005), A celebrated Swedish dramatic soprano, studied at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, made her debut in 1946 at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, then sang in Munich, Bayreuth, San Francisco, London, Vienna, and NY Mets, she was widely regarded as the finest Wagnerian soprano at her time.

Nordraak, Rikard

Rikard Nordraak(1842-1866), Norwegian composer, studied in Copenhagen and Berlin, He helped found the music society Euterpe with Grieg and others. He wrote the Norwegian national anthem.

Norman, Jessye

Jessye Norman(1945- ), American soprano, born in Georgia, studied at Howard University and University of Michigan, won the Munich International Music Competition in 1965 and made her debut at the Berlin Deutsche Opera, then sang in London, La Scala, and NY Met. In addition of her opera performances, she has achieved considerable success as a recitalist; recordings include lieder of Schubert and Mahler.

Noronha, Maria Teresa

Maria Teresa de Noronha(1918-1993), Portuguese fado singer, her voice is considered one of the most unusual and beautiful fado voices.

Nottara, Constantin O.

Constantin C. Nottara(1890-1951) Romanian composer, he studied violin at the Bucharest Conservatory, also studied in Paris. Being the first under the influence of French Impressionism, he was gradually integrated Nottara creation of the first decades of the 20th century tendency to form a Romanian national style. He composed one violin concerto, poems for violin, and violin pieces.

Novak, Vitezslav

Vitezslav(Viktor) Novak(1870-1949), Czech composer, studied at the Jindrich Hradee, Prague University, touring Moravia and Slovakia to collect folk music for experimentation with folk song quotation and folk-like melodies. He composed symphonies, orchestral music.

Novaro-Nameli

Italian national anthem - Lyric by Goffredo Nameli, music composed by Michele Novaro. * Michele Novaro (December 23, 1818 – October 21, 1885) was an Italian songwriter. He composed the Italian national anthem popularly known as the "Inno di Mameli", which was unofficially adopted in 1946 and confirmed in 2005.

Novikov, Anatoly G.

Anatoly Grigoriyevich Novikov(1896-1984), Russian composer, studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Gliere, served as the director of the Choral Society in Russia, also the leader of the All-Russian Choir Association, he received several USSR state decorations. He composed operettas, and songs.

Nuno, Jamie

Jaime Nuno(1824-1908), Spanish(Catalan) bandmaster and composer, studied in Italy. In 1851 he came to Cuba, then to Mexico in 1853, where he was appointed as the chief of military band. Later he emigrated to US and worked as a conductor and opera director. He composed the national anthem of Mexico.