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an English harpist, pianist and composer. She was born into the Delaval family of Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, and studied the harp with Jean-Baptiste Krumpholz in Paris. She was employed by Johann Peter Salomon for concerts at Hanover Square in London in 1790 and played for the first Haydn concert in 1792. She was also employed by the Ashleys for concerts in Convent Gardens in 1796. Her works have been edited for publication by harpist Jessica Suchy-Pilalis.
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Mme Delavalunknown1790
 
17991802

Francis Hopkinson1737, Sep 211761
 
17911791, May 9
 designed the first official American flag. He was an author, a composer, and one of the signers o...
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart1756, Jan 271761
 
17911791, Dec 5
 a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era, born in Salzburg. Mozart showed prodigi...
Carl Michael Bellman1740, Feb 41768
 
17911795, Feb 11
 a Swedish songwriter, composer, musician, poet and entertainer. He is a central figure in the Swe...
Carlo Zuccari1704, Nov 101720
 
17921792, May 3
 an Italian composer and violinist of the late Baroque and early classical; he worked mainly in Mi...
Claude Balbastre1724, Dec 81750
 
17921799, May 9
 a French composer, organist, harpsichordist and fortepianist. He was one of the most famous music...
Benjamin Cooke1734, Nov 281743
 
17931793, Sep 14
 an English composer, organist and teacher. He was the organist at Westminster Abbey, master of th...
William Billings1746, Oct 71770
 
17941800, Sep 26
  regarded as the first American choral composer. He possibly received musical instruction from Jo...
Polly Young17491755
 
17951799
 an English soprano, composer and keyboard player. Following her marriage, Young mostly appeared i...
Justin Morgan1747, Feb 281771
 
17981798, Mar 22
 a U.S. horse breeder and composer. Morgan was a composer, best known for his hymns and fuguing tu...
Yevstigney Fomin1761, Aug 51785
 
18001800, Apr 16
 a Russian opera composer of the 18th century. He composed about 30 operas. The most successful fo...
Carlos Baguer1768, Mar1786
 
18011808, Feb 29
 a Spanish classical era composer and organist. Perhaps Baguer's most important works are his nine...
Joseph Haydn1732, Mar 311739
 
18031809, May 31
 a prominent and prolific Austrian composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the de...
Andre Ernest Modeste Gretry17411759
 
18031813
 a composer from the Prince-Bishopric of Li├Ęge (present-day Belgium), who worked from 1767 onward...
Johann Christoph Kellner1736, Aug 151762
 
18031803
 a German organist and composer, the son of Johann Peter Kellner. He wrote a treatise on music the...
Joseph Abaco1710, Mar 271729
 
18051805, Aug 31
 an Italian violoncellist and composer. He wrote nearly 40 cello sonatas, the Capricci for Violonc...
Madame Ravissaunknown1778
 
18071807
 an Italian singer and composer. She was from Turin, but apparently lived in Paris from 1778 until...
Alexander Reinagle17561786
 
18071809
 an English-born American composer, organist, and theater musician. His earliest compositions, fro...
Joseph Quesnel1746, Nov 151766
 
18091809, Jul 2/3
 a French Canadian composer, poet, and playwright. Among his works were two operas, Colas et Colin...
Friedrich Heinrich Himmel17651794
 
18131814
 a German composer, was born at Treuenbrietzen in Brandenburg, Prussia, and originally studied the...
Jean-Baptiste Davaux1742, Jul 191760
 
18161822, Feb 2
 a French violinist and composer. He started playing the violin and the mandolin. In 1767 Davaux w...
Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach1759, May 241780
 
18191845, Dec 25
  the only grandson of Johann Sebastian Bach to gain fame as a composer. He was music director to ...
William Herschel1738, Nov 151774
 
18201822, Aug 25
 a German-born British astronomer, composer, and brother of Caroline Herschel. His interest in ast...
Ludwig van Beethoven1770, Dec1778
 
18261827, Mar 26
 a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Roman...
Wenzel Muller1767, Sep 261786
 
18301835, Aug 3
 an Austrian composer and conductor. He was a popular and prolific composer producing more than 25...
Ludwig Abeille1761, Feb 201782
 
18321838, Mar 2
 a German pianist and composer. He wrote several folk songs, concerts, and two operas, Amor und Ps...
Thomas Attwood [1]1765, Nov 231787
 
18381838, Mar 24
 an English composer and organist. His compositions, which show the influence of his teacher Wolfg...
Karol Kurpinski1785, Mar 61797
 
18401857, Sep 18
 a Polish composer, conductor and pedagogue. Kurpinski was one of the most revered composers befor...
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