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Perlman, Itzhak

(Encyclopedia) Perlman, Itzhak, 1945?, Israeli musician, one of the greatest violinists of his generation, b. Tel Aviv. A child prodigy, he gave a solo violin recital at age ten, appeared on American?

de los Angeles, Victoria

(Encyclopedia) de los Angeles, Victoria d? l?s nh?l?s, 1923?2005, Spanish soprano, b. Barcelona. After a concert debut in Madrid in 1944, de los Angeles toured Scandinavia, France, England, and?

Hampson, Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Hampson, Thomas, 1955?, American baritone, b. Elkhart, Ind. An elegant, intelligent, and versatile vocal artist, he has performed in operas, operettas, oratorios, musicals, and?

Ma, Yo-Yo

(Encyclopedia) Ma, Yo-Yo m, 1955?, American cellist, b. Paris. The son of musicologist Hiao-Tsun Ma, who left China in the 1930s, he was a musical prodigy, giving a public recital in Paris at the?

Farrell, Eileen

(Encyclopedia) Farrell, Eileen fr?l, 1920?2002, American dramatic soprano, b. Willimantic, Conn. Farrell received her early musical training from her vaudvillian mother. Having begun singing on the?

Jackson, Mahalia

(Encyclopedia) Jackson, Mahalia m?h?ly?, 1911?72, American gospel singer, b. New Orleans. She sang in church choirs during her childhood. Moving (1927) to Chicago, she worked at various menial jobs?

Voigt, Deborah Joy

(Encyclopedia) Voigt, Deborah Joy voit, 1960?, American dramatic soprano, b. Des Plaines, Ill., grad. California Staate Univ., Fullerton (1978). She is particularly known for her performances in the?

Stern, Isaac

(Encyclopedia) Stern, Isaac, 1920?2001, American violinist, b. Kremenets, in what is now Ukraine. Brought to the United States as an infant, Stern began piano lessons at the age of six and violin?

Caball, Montserrat

(Encyclopedia) Caball, Montserrat m?ns?rt kbly?, 1933?2018, Spanish soprano. After voice study with Eugenia Kemeny and Conchita Badia in Barcelona, she made her operatic debut in Basel,?

Carnegie, Andrew

(Encyclopedia) Carnegie, Andrew krn?g?, krn?g?, 1835?1919, American industrialist and philanthropist, b. Dunfermline, Scotland. His father, a weaver, found it increasingly difficult to get work?