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Sophie Gail

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17751819
a French singer and composer. She studied piano as a child and published her first composition, a romance, at the age of 14. She and her husband divorced in 1801, and Sophie Garre toured as a singer in Europe. She studied with FĂ©tis, Perne and Sigismund Neukomm and wrote an opera comique as her first work for theater. She died in Paris.
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Elisabetta de Gambarini

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17311765
an English composer, singer, organist and harpsichordist of the 18th century born in London of an Italian father, Charles Gambarini. She took part as a soprano in Handel's oratorio Judas Maccabaeus at 1 April 1747. She left two books of harpsichord works, published in 1748.
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Ludwig Geyer

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1779, Jan 211821, Sep 30
a German actor, playwright, and painter. Geyer grew up in Artern and attended gymnasium in Eisleben. He started studying jurisprudence at the University of Leipzig but had to quit in 1799 when his father died after an accident. Geyer turned his hobby to his profession and earned the living expenses for his family by selling small portrait paintings. In 1801 ...
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Mauro Giuliani

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17811829
an Italian guitarist, cellist, singer, and composer. He was a leading guitar virtuoso of the early 19th century. As a guitar composer he was very fond of the theme and variations— an extremely popular form in Vienna. He had a remarkable ability to weave a melody into a passage with musical effect while remaining true to the idiom of the instrument.
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Joseph Grimaldi

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1778, Dec 181837, May 31
an English actor, comedian and dancer, who became the most popular English entertainer of the Regency era. In the early 1800s, he expanded the role of Clown in the harlequinade that formed part of British pantomimes, notably at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and the Sadler's Wells and Covent Garden theatres. He became so dominant on the London comic stage tha...
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