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Francois Pierre La Varenne

aka: François
borndied
16151678
the author of Le Cuisinier françois (1651), one of the most influential cookbooks in early modern French cuisine. La Varenne broke with the Italian traditions that had revolutionised medieval and Renaissance French cookery in the 16th century and early 17th century. La Varenne was the foremost member of a group of French chefs, writing for a professional au...
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Charles Lucien Lambert

borndied
18281896
a black American pianist, music teacher and composer, born a free person of color in New Orleans before the American Civil War. He and his family were noted for talent in music and gained international acclaim. Because of racism in the US, Lambert moved to France with his family in 1854, where he worked as a composer and musician.
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Francesca Lebrun

aka: Franziska Danzi Lebrun
borndied
1756, Mar 241791, May 14
a noted 18th-century German singer and composer. Her compositions for Fortepiano and Violin were published in 1780. Schubart noted that she could sing A, 3 octaves above middle C with ‘clarity and distinctness’. Charles Burney wrote that and when she and her husband performed divisions of thirds and sixths it was impossible to discover who was uppermost ...
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Richard Leveridge

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1670, Jul 191758, Mar 22
an English bass singer of the London stage and a composer of baroque music, including many popular songs. At various times between 1697 and 1728 Leveridge published volumes of his own songs, and numerous single items including his popular theatre songs appeared as separate printed sheets throughout his career.
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Jenny Lind

aka: Johanna Maria
borndied
1820, Oct 61887, Nov 2
a Swedish opera singer, often known as the "Swedish Nightingale". One of the most highly regarded singers of the 19th century, she performed in soprano roles in opera in Sweden and across Europe, and undertook an extraordinarily popular concert tour of America beginning in 1850. She was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music from 1840. Lind became fa...
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