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Maria Hester Park

borndied
1760, Sep 291813, Jun 7
a British composer, pianist, and singer. She was also a noted piano teacher who taught many students in the nobility, including the Duchess of Devonshire and her daughters. It has been said of Maria Hester Park that she was "hugely popular in the elegant drawing rooms of eighteenth century England" and that she "made her living composing the sort of music pe...
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Maria Frances Parke

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1772, Aug 261822, Jul 31
an English soprano, pianist and composer of keyboard works. Parke was born in London. Her father was the oboist John Parke, while her uncle was the oboist and composer William Thomas Parke. She made her debut as a pianist and singer at the age of nine. In 1815 she married John Beardmore. She died in London.
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Jacopo Peri

borndied
15611633
an Italian composer and singer of the transitional period between the Renaissance and Baroque styles, and is often called the inventor of opera. He wrote the first work to be called an opera today, Dafne (around 1597), and also the first opera to have survived to the present day, Euridice (1600).
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Jules Perrot

aka: Jules-Joseph
bornactivedied
1810, Aug 181830s-18581892, Aug 29
a dancer and choreographer who later became Balletmaster of the Imperial Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia. He created some of the most famous ballets of the 19th century including Pas de Quatre, La Esmeralda, Ondine, and Giselle with Jean Coralli. Perrot was engaged as a dancer in St. Petersburg for the Imperial Ballet and later w...
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Moll Pitcher

aka: Mary Diamond
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17381813, Apr 9
“Moll Pitcher,” the famous fortune-teller of Lynn, has no birth record. So the place of her first appearance in life cannot be thus determined. The tenement house, known as the ” Old Brig,” situated at the junction of Pond and Orne streets in Marblehead, is the reputed birthplace. The records, however, fail to confirm this. When Mrs. Pitcher began he...
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Mary Ann Pownall

aka: Mary Ann Wrighten
borndied
17511796, Aug 12
an English singer, actress and composer. She wrote an autobiography entitled An Apology for he Life and Conduct of Mrs Mary Wrighten, Late a Favourite Actress and Singer, of Drury Lane Theatre, and Vauxhall Gardens.
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