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In a world without recorded music, talent with an instrument was a valuable gift. But even more admired were the people who actually composed the music others would play; those so endowed could aspire to attain unending renown...and if not, at least a lucrative career.
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Francois Joseph Naderman

aka: François
borndied
17811835
a classical harpist, teacher and composer, the eldest son of the well-known eighteenth century harp maker Jean Henri Naderman. There are 27 entries for François Joseph Naderman in the universities of California among caprices, etudes, fantasias, variations and duets for harp and harp, harp and flute, harp and cello, harp and horn combined Music Catalog with...
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Pietro Nardini

borndied
17221793
an Italian composer and violinist, a transitional musician who worked in both the Baroque and Classical-era traditions. Though Nardini was not a prolific composer, his works are known for their melodious tunes and usefulness in technical studies. Among the best known are the Sonata in D major and the Concerto in E minor.
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James Nares

bornactivedied
1715, Apr 191734-17811783, Feb 10
an English composer of mostly sacred vocal works, though he also composed for the harpsichord and organ. He began his career as Deputy Organist of St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, and was later appointed Organist of York Minster in 1735. He married soon after that. Nares was a pupil of Bernard Gates (Master of the King's Choristers), Johann Christoph P...
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Luis de Narvaez

aka: Narváez
bornactivedied
unknown15261549
a Spanish composer and vihuelist. Highly regarded during his lifetime, Narváez is known today for Los seys libros del delphín, a collection of polyphonic music for the vihuela which includes the earliest known variation sets. He is also notable for being the earliest composer for vihuela to adapt the contemporary Italian style of lute music
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Pablo Nassarre

borndied
16501730
a Spanish priest, organist, and Baroque composer. His work, Escuela Música según la práctica moderna, made him an important theorist of the Baroque era.
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Isaac Nathan

borndied
17901864
an Anglo-Australian composer, musicologist, journalist and self-publicist, who ended an eventful career by becoming the "father of Australian music". In 1813 he conceived the idea of publishing settings of tunes from synagogue usage and persuaded Lord Byron to provide the words for these. The result was the poet's famous Hebrew Melodies. Nathan's setting of ...
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Jacques-Christophe Naudot

borndied
16901762
a French composer, type-setter, and flautist. Little is known of his early life. He was married in 1719. Most of his compositions were published in Paris between 1726 and 1740. The poet Denesle (c. 1694-c. 1759) wrote a book called Syrinx, ou l'origine de la flutte. It was dedicated to Naudot, Michel Blavet and Lucas, and was published in 1739.
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Johann Gottlieb Naumann

borndied
17411801
a German composer, conductor, and Kapellmeister. In 1762, he made his debut as an opera composer in Venice with Il tesoro insidiato. Naumann also wrote music for masonic rituals.
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Jose de Nebra

aka: José Melchor Baltasar Gaspar Nebra Blasco
borndied
17021768
a Spanish composer. More than 170 works by Nebra survive: masses, psalms, litanies, a Stabat Mater, a Salve Regina, cantatas, villancicos, and around thirty keyboard works. But his significance is as the leading late Baroque composer of Spanish opera and zarzuela.
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Christian Gottlob Neefe

bornactivedied
17481760-1780s1798
a German opera composer and conductor. He studied law at Leipzig University, but subsequently returned to music to become a pupil of the composer Johann Adam Hiller under whose guidance he wrote his first comic operas. He helped more
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Johann Baptist Georg Neruda

borndied
1707 ca1780 ca
a classical Czech composer and Konzertmeister of the Dresden court orchestra. Relative to other composers of the Classical music era Neruda is little known. His compositional output includes eighteen symphonies, fourteen instrumental concertos (including a trumpet and bassoon concerto), sonatas, sacred works and an opera Les Troqueurs.
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Franz Christoph Neubauer

bornactivedied
1760, May1780s1795, Oct 11
a German composer and violinist, Bohemian origin. Neubauer's life is preserved only in fragments, possibly peasant origin, he enjoyed at a school principal and a Latin school a good science education so that the Latin language it was common in later times. He must have already made music studies there; because in Prague , later in Vienna he has already appea...
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Sigismund Neukomm

aka: Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm
borndied
1778, Jul 101858, Apr 3
an Austrian composer and pianist. Neukomm's compositional output is large. With the older composer's approval he made arrangements of Haydn's works, including the oratorios The Seasons and The Creation. He wrote a clarinet quintet, several organ voluntaries, ten operas, incidental music for four plays, 48 masses, 8 oratorios, and a large body of smaller work...
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Otto Nicolai

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1810, Jun 91849, May 11
a German composer, conductor, and founder of the Vienna Philharmonic. Nicolai is best known for his operatic version of Shakespeare's comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor as Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor. In addition to five operas, Nicolai composed lieder, works for orchestra, chorus, ensemble, and solo instruments.
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Sybrand van Noordt the Younger

bornactivedied
1659/601700s1705
organist of the old church at Amsterdam about the year 1700 was one of the best performers of his time on that instrument Ho published an instrumental work called Milange llalien.


Franz Nikolaus Novotny

borndied
17431773
an Austrian organist and composer of Bohemian descent at the Esterházy court in Schloss Esterházy in Eisenstadt. He composed mainly church music and his work was esteemed by Joseph Haydn.
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Jaime Nuno

aka: Nunó
borndied
18241908
a Spanish composer who composed music for Mexico's national anthem. After the overthrow of President Santa Anna, Nunó emigrated to the United States, where he worked as a conductor and opera director.
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