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 1886

Jones, F.O.
A handbook of American music and musicians
Containing biographies of American musicians. And histories of the principal musical institutions, firms and societies.
Canaseraga, NY: 1886, 182 p.


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  Abbott, Emma (b. 1850 d. 1891)   soprano
  Adams, Charles R. (b. 1834 d. 1900)   tenor
  Adams, F.W. (b. 1787 d. 1859)   violin maker
  Albani, Emma Marie Louise Cecile (b. 1847 d. 1930)   interprete, soprano
  Allen, Chester G. (b. 1838 d. 1878)   composer, music educator
  Amodio, Alessandro (b. 1831 d. 1861)   baritone
  Amodio, Frederico (b. 1833)   singer
  Anschutz, Karl (b. 1815 d. 1870 a. 1837)   conductor, music director
  Appy, Henri (b. 1828)   conductor, composer
  Arbuckle, Lizzie   soprano
  Arbuckle, Matthew (b. 1828 d. 1883)   cornet
  Archer, Frederick (b. 1838 d. 1901)   organ, conductor
  Arnheim (b. 1862)   singer
  Arthur, Alfred (b. 1844 d. 1918)   tenor, author
  Baermann, Carl (b. 1839 d. 1913)   piano, composer
  Bailey, Thomas (a. 1764)   publisher, composer
  Bailey, Thomas (a. 1764)   publisher, composer
  Baker, Benjamin Franklin (b. 1811 d. 1889)   editor, composer
  Balatka, Hans (b. 1826 d. 1899)   conductor, composer
  Barus, Carl (b. 1823)   organ, conductor
  Bassford, William Kipp (b. 1839 d. 1902)   piano, organ
  Baumbach, Adolf (b. 1830 d. 1880)   teacher, musician
  Baxter, Lydia (b. 1809 d. 1874)   poet, hymnwriter
  Beckel, James Cox (b. 1811)   organ, composer
  Berge, William (b. 1824 d. 1883)   organ, piano
  Bergmann, Carl (b. 1821 d. 1876)   conductor, cello
  Bergner, Frederic (b. 1827 d. 1900 a. 1849)   cello
  Bial, Rudolf (b. 1834 d. 1881)   violin, conductor
  Biddle, Horace Peters (b. 1811 d. 1900)   judge, amateur musician
  Biglow, L.H. (a. 1868)   publisher
  Billings, William (b. 1746 d. 1800)   composer
  Biscaccianti, Eliza (b. 1824 d. 1896)   singer, soprano
  Bishop, Anna (b. 1810 d. 1884)   bassoon, chanteur
  Blake, Charles Dupee (b. 1847 d. 1903)   composer, drums
  Blake, George E. (b. 1775 d. 1871)   lyricist, music engraver
  Blind Tom (b. 1849 d. 1908)   piano
  Bliss, Philip Paul (b. 1838 d. 1876)   itinerant Baptist music teacher, hymn composer
  Boise, Otis Bardwell (b. 1845 d. 1912)   organ, composer
  Bonawitz, Johann Heinrich (b. 1839 d. 1917 a. 1852-1876)   conductor, piano
  Bowman, Edward Morris (b. 1848 d. 1913)   composer
  Bradbury, William Batchelder (b. 1816 d. 1868)   composer, organ
  Brainard, Silas (b. 1814 d. 1871)   arranger, publisher
  Brandeis, Friedrich (b. 1835 d. 1889)   piano, composer
  Brandt, Hermann (b. 1840 d. 1893)   composer, violin
  Brinkerhoff, Clara M. (b. 1830 a. 1856)   soprano, singer
  Bristow, George Frederick (b. 1825 d. 1898)   composer, professor
  Buck, Dudley (b. 1839 d. 1909)   composer, organ
  Buckley, Frederick (b. 1833 d. 1864)   violin, composer
  Bull, Ole Bornemann (b. 1810)   violin, Violinvirtuos
  Butterfield, James Austin (b. 1837 d. 1891)   composer, musician
  Candidus, William (b. 1845 d. 1910)   tenor
  Carlberg, Gotthold (b. 1838 d. 1881)   conductor, musician
  Carreno, Teresa [Maria Teresa] (b. 1853 d. 1917)   piano, composer
  Carter, Henry (b. 1837 a. 1854)   organ, composer
  Cary, Annie Louise (b. 1842 d. 1921)   contralto
  Chadwick, George Whitefield (b. 1854 d. 1931)   composer, teacher
  Chickering, Jonas (b. 1798 d. 1853)   piano maker
  Clarke, Hugh Archibald (b. 1839 d. 1927)   conductor, music educator
  Clarke, William Horatio (b. 1840 d. 1913)   concert organizer, teacher
  Coleman, Obed M. (b. 1817 d. 1845)   piano maker, inventor
  Conn, Charles Gerard (b. 1844 d. 1931)   instrument maker, developer of a special type of m
  Converse, Charles Crozat (b. 1832 d. 1918)   composer, lawyer
  Courtney, William (b. 1844)   tenor
  Cranch, Emma (b. 1844)   singer
  Crouch, Frederick Nicholls (b. 1808 d. 1896)   cello, singer
  Cutler, Henry Stephen (b. 1825 d. 1902)   organ, composer
  Da Ponte, Lorenzo (b. 1749 d. 1838)   libretista, librettist
  Daniel, John (b. 1803 d. 1881 a. 1840)   composer, music educator
  Danks, Hart Pease (b. 1834 d. 1903)   composer, lyricist
  Decker, David (a. 1862-1890)   piano maker
  Decker, John Jacob (a. 1862-1890)   piano maker
  Decker, Myron A. (b. 1823 d. 1901)   piano maker
  Dengremont, Maurice (b. 1866 d. 1893)   violin, violoniste
  Ditson, Oliver (b. 1811 d. 1888)   music publisher
  Dobson, George Clifton (b. 1842 d. 1890 a. 1869-1893)   banjo, banjo maker
  Dressel, Otto (b. 1826)   composer
  Dwight, John Sullivan (b. 1813 d. 1893)   writer on music
  Eddy, Clarence Hiram (b. 1851 d. 1937)   organ, composer
  Eichberg, Julius (b. 1824 d. 1893 a. 1856)   violin, composer
  Eisfeld, Theodor (b. 1816 d. 1882)   conductor, violin
  Emerson, Luther Orlando (b. 1820 d. 1915)   composer, writer
  Emery, Stephen Albert (b. 1841 d. 1891)   composer, writer
  Errani, Achille (b. 1823 d. 1897 a. 1895-1896)   tenor, teacher of singing
  Estey, Julius (b. 1845 d. 1902)   organ builder
  Fairlamb, James Remington (b. 1837 d. 1908)   organ, teacher
  Fillmore, John Comfort (b. 1843 d. 1898)   musicologist, piano
  Formes, Karl Johann (b. 1816 d. 1889)   bass
  Foster, Stephen Collins (b. 1826 d. 1864)   bass guitar, composer
  Franklin, Benjamin (b. 1706 d. 1790)   author, statesman
  Franosch, Adolph (b. 1830 d. 1880)   bass, singer
  Fries, Wulf Christian Julius (b. 1825 d. 1902)   cello
  Fry, William Henry (b. 1813 d. 1864)   composer, critic
  Gemunder, George (b. 1816 d. 1899)   violin maker
  Giffe, William Thomas (b. 1848)   composer, supervisor
  Gilchrist, William Wallace (b. 1846 d. 1916)   church organist, composer
  Gilmore, Patrick Sarsfield (b. 1829 d. 1892)   bandmaster, impresario
  Gleason, Frederick Grant (b. 1848 d. 1903)   composer, organ
  Glenn, Hope (d. 1927)   contralto
  Goldbeck, Robert (b. 1839 d. 1908)   composer, piano
  Gottschalk, Louis Moreau (b. 1829 d. 1869)   composer, musicisti
  Gould, Nathan (b. 1789 d. 1864 a. 1820)   composer, teacher
  Graupner, Catherine Comerford (b. -1772 d. 1821)   actress, singer
  Graupner, Gottlieb (b. 1740)   oboe
  Graupner, Gottlieb [Johann Christian Gottlieb] (b. 1767 d. 1836)   teacher, publisher
  Greatorex, Henry Wellington (b. 1813 d. 1858)   organ, composer
  Griswold, Gertrude (b. 1855 d. 1912)   singer
  Hagen, Theodor (b. 1822 d. 1871)   Komponist, Musikkritiker
  Hall, William (b. 1796 d. 1874)   instrument maker
  Hanchett, Henry Granger (b. 1853 d. 1918)   Homeopathic physician, church organist
  Hastings, Thomas (b. 1784 d. 1872)   composer, tunebook compiler
  Hauk, Minnie (b. 1851 d. 1929)   chanteur, mezzo-soprano
  Hays, Will S. [William Shakespeare] (b. 1837 d. 1907)   songwriter, songwriter
  Hayter, Aaron Upjohn (b. 1799 d. 1873)   organ, choir master
  Hayter, George F.   conductor
  Heath, Wilbur F. (b. 1843 d. 1915)   bandmaster, writer
  Henninges, Dora (b. 1860)   mezzo-soprano
  Henschel, George [Isidor George] (b. 1850 d. 1934)   baritone, chanteur
  Hill, Ureli Corelli (b. 1802 d. 1875 a. 1834)   violin, conductor
  Hiltz-Gleason, Grace (b. 1854)   singer
  Hoffman, Edward (b. 1836)   piano, composer
  Hoffman, Richard (b. 1831 d. 1909 a. 1847)   piano, composer
  Hohnstock, Adelaide (d. 1856 a. 1850s)   piano, composer
  Hohnstock, Carl (b. 1828 d. 1889)   violin, piano
  Holden, Oliver (b. 1765 d. 1844)   composer, tunebook compiler
  Holyoke, Samuel (Adams) (b. 1762 d. 1820)   composer, tunebook compiler
  Hopkins, Jerome [Charles Jerome] (b. 1836 d. 1898)   composer
  Howard, Frank (b. 1833)   composer
  Ingalls, Jeremiah (b. 1764 d. 1838)   composer
  Jackson, Samuel P. (b. 1818 d. 1885)   organ builder, organ
  Jacobsohn, Simon (b. 1839 d. 1902)   violin, violin teacher
  Jardine, George (b. 1801 d. 1883 a. 1834)   organ builder
  Jarvis, Charles (b. 1837 d. 1895)   piano, composer
  Jenks, Stephen (b. 1772 d. 1856)   composer, tunebook compiler
  Johnson, A.N. [Artemas Nixon] (b. 1817 d. 1892)   theorist, music educator
  Joseffy, Rafael (b. 1852 d. 1915)   piano, Musiker
  Karl, Tom (b. 1846 d. 1916)   tenor, singer
  Keller, Matthias (b. 1813 d. 1875)   violin, composer
  Kellogg, Clara (Louise) (b. 1842 d. 1916)   soprano
  Key, Francis Scott (b. 1780 d. 1843)   author of the Star-Spangled Banner, lyricist
  Kimball, Jacob (b. 1761 d. 1826 a. 1793)   composer, tunebook compiler
  Kinkel, Charles (b. 1832)   composer
  Knabe, William (b. 1803 d. 1864)   piano maker
  Kreissmann, August (b. 1823 d. 1879)   tenor, singer
  Kunkel, Charles (b. 1840 d. 1923)   piano, publisher
  Kunkel, Jacob (b. 1846 d. 1882)   piano, publisher
  Lang, Benjamin (Johnson) (b. 1837 d. 1909)   piano, conductor
  Lavallee, Calixa (b. 1842 d. 1891)   composer, piano
  Law, Andrew (b. 1749 d. 1821)   teacher of singing, tunebook compiler
  Leavitt, William John de Wolf (b. 1841 d. 1893)   composer, organ
  Lee, Julius (d. 1875 died: 1857)   publisher
  Lennon, J.G. (b. 1855)   piano, organ
  Levy, Jules (b. 1838 d. 1903)   cornet, bandmaster
  Liberati, Alessandro (b. 1847 d. 1927)   cornet, bandmaster
  Liebling, Emil (b. 1851 d. 1914)   piano, composer
  Listemann, Bernhard Friedrich Wilhelm (b. 1839 d. 1917)   violin, conductor
  Litta, Marie (b. 1856 d. 1883)   singer
  Lucas, George W. (b. 1800)   vocal music educator, public lecturer
  Ludden, William (b. 1823 d. 1912)   teacher, singer
  Maas, Louis Philipp Otto (b. 1852 d. 1889)   piano, composer
  Macy, James Cartwright (b. 1845 a. 1900)   songwriter, songwriter
  Main, Hubert Platt (b. 1839 d. 1925)   composer, hymn writer
  Main, Sylvester (b. 1817 d. 1873)   teacher, composer
  Mann, Elias (b. 1750 d. 1825)   composer, tunebook compiler
  Maretzek, Max (b. 1821 d. 1897)   composer, conductor
  Marsh, Simeon Bulkley (b. 1798 d. 1875)   singer, composer
  Mason, William (b. 1829 d. 1908)   piano, teacher
  Mathews, William Smythe Babcock (b. 1837 d. 1912)   writer, composer
  Matzka, George (b. 1825 d. 1883)   composer, conductor
  Mees, Arthur (b. 1850 d. 1923)   composer, teacher
  Merz, Karl (b. 1836 d. 1890)   composer, musician
  Millard, Harrison (b. 1830 d. 1895)   tenor, composer
  Miller, Henry F. (b. 1825 d. 1884)   piano maker
  Mills, Sebastian Bach (b. 1838 d. 1898)   piano, teacher
  Mitchell, Nahum (b. 1769 d. 1853)   composer
  Mollenhauer, Eduard (b. 1827 d. 1914)   violin, composer
  Mollenhauer, Friedrich (b. 1818 d. 1885 a. 1853)   violin
  Mollenhauer, Heinrich (b. 1825 d. 1889)   cello
  Montejo, Ella   soprano
  Moore, John Weeks (b. 1807 d. 1889)   lexicographer, editor
  Morgan, George Washbourne (b. 1822 d. 1892)   church organist
  Morgan, John Paul (b. 1841 d. 1879 a. 1863)   teacher, organ
  Mosenthal, Josef (b. 1834 d. 1896)   violin, organ
  Murray, James R. (b. 1841)   songwriter, editor
  Neuendorff, Adolph (Heinrich Anton Magnus) (b. 1843 a. 1854)   conductor, impresario
  Nevada, Emma (b. 1859 d. 1940)   interprete, soprano
  Nielson-Rounsville, Christine (b. 1845)   teacher
  Nordica, Lillian (b. 1857 d. 1914)   chanteuse, soprano
  Oakley, William Henry (d. 1880 a. 1840)   singer, composer
  Oliver, Henry Kemble (b. 1800 d. 1885)   organ, musician
  Osgood, Emma Aline (b. 1849 d. 1911 a. 1873-1881)   singer, vocals
  Osgood, George Laurie (b. 1844 d. 1922)   teacher of singing, tenor
  Ostinelli, Louis (a. 1818-1842)   orchestra leader
  Paillard, M.J. (a. 1814)   publisher, music-box maker
  Paine, John Knowles (b. 1839 d. 1906)   composer, teacher
  Palmer, Horatio Richmond (b. 1834 d. 1907 a. 1861-1874)   composer, musician
  Pape, William Barnesmore (b. 1840 d. 1901)   piano, arranger
  Parker, James Cutler Dunn (b. 1828 d. 1916)   composer, organ
  Parsons, Albert Ross (b. 1847 d. 1933)   writer, musician
  Pattison, John Nelson (b. 1844 d. 1905)   piano, composer
  Payne, John Howard (b. 1792 d. 1841)   actor, diplomat
  Peak (a. 1841)  
  Peak (a. 1841)  
  Peak, Lisette (a. 1858)   singer
  Peak, William H. (a. 1858)  
  Pease, Alfred Humphreys (b. 1838 d. 1882)   composer, piano
  Penfield, Smith Newell (b. 1837 d. 1920)   piano, organ
  Perabo, Ernest [Johann Ernest] (b. 1845 d. 1920)   piano, teacher
  Perkins, Henry Southwick (b. 1833 d. 1914)   composer, music educator
  Perkins, Julius Edson (b. 1845 d. 1875)   bass, singer
  Perkins, Orson (b. 1802 d. 1882)   singer, conductor
  Perkins, William Oscar (b. 1831 d. 1902)   composer, musician
  Perry, Emory (b. 1799)   singer, educator
  Petersilea, Carlyle (b. 1844 d. 1903)   piano, inventor
  Phillips, Adelaide (b. 1833 d. 1882)   contralto
  Phillips, Philip (b. 1834 d. 1895)   evangelist singer
  Pinner, Max (b. 1851 d. 1887)   piano
  Pond, Silvanus Billings (b. 1792 d. 1871 a. 1833-1847)   piano maker, publisher
  Pratt, Silas Gamaliel (b. 1846 d. 1916)   composer, author
  Presser, Theodore (b. 1848 d. 1925)   publisher, music patron
  Prevost, Eugene-Prosper (b. 1809 d. 1872)   composer
  Quigg, J. Travis (d. 1893 a. 1876)   writer, editor
  Read, Daniel (b. 1757 d. 1836)   composer, tunebook compiler
  Reeves, David Wallis (b. 1838 d. 1900)   bandmaster, musician
  Remmertz, Franz (b. 1845)   bass, singer
  Rice, Fenelon B. (b. 1841 d. 1901)   music director, musician
  Richardson, Nathan (b. 1827 d. 1859)   composer, piano
  Richings, Caroline [Mary Caroline] (b. 1827 d. 1882)   soprano, piano
  Ritter, Fanny Malone Raymond (b. 1840 d. 1890)   translator, singer
  Ritter, Frederic Louis (b. 1834 d. 1891)   conductor, composer
  Rive, Caroline (b. 1822 d. 1882)   soprano
  Rive-King, Julie (d. 1937)   piano
  Root, Frederick Woodman (b. 1846 d. 1916)   organ, composer
  Root, George Frederick (b. 1820 d. 1895)   composer, music educator
  Rudersdorff, Hermine (b. 1822 d. 1882)   soprano, composer
  Rudolphsen, John Frederick (b. 1827)   singer, actor
  Ryder, George Horatio (b. 1839 d. 1922)   organ builder
  Ryder, Thomas Philander (b. 1836 d. 1887)   organ, composer
  Schilling, Gustav (b. 1805 d. 1880)   musicographer, editor
  Schlessinger, Daniel (b. 1799 d. 1838)   piano
  Schoenefeld, Henry (b. 1857 d. 1936)   piano, conductor
  Schultze, Edward (b. 1828)   musician
  Seguin, Ann (b. -1814 d. 1888)   soprano
  Seguin, Arthur (Edward Shelden) (b. 1809 d. 1852)   bass, actor
  Seiler, Emma (b. 1821 a. 1869)   teacher of singing
  Seward, Theodore Frelinghuysen (b. 1835 d. 1902)   composer, musician
  Sharland, Joseph Bennett (b. 1837 d. 1909)   choir master, teacher
  Sherwin, William Fisk (b. 1826 d. 1888)   composer, music educator
  Sherwood, Edgar Harmon (b. 1845 d. 1919)   piano, writer
  Sherwood, William H. (b. 1855)   piano
  Sherwood, William Hall (b. 1854 d. 1911)   piano, composer
  Shumway, Nehemiah (b. 1761 d. 1843)   composer
  Singer, Otto (b. 1863 d. 1931)   composer
  Smith, Dexter (b. 1839 d. 1909)   editor, songwriter
  Smith, Wilson George (b. 1855 d. 1929)   composer, piano
  Southard, Lucien H. (b. 1827 d. 1881 a. 1856-1866)   educator, musician
  Stanley, W.H. (a. 1871)   tenor
  Steiniger-Clark, Anna (d. 1891 a. 1885)   piano, teacher
  Steinway, Heinrich Engelhard (b. 1797 d. 1871)   piano maker
  Sterling, Antoinette (b. 1850 d. 1904)   contralto
  Stickney, John (b. 1744 d. 1823)   psalmodist, musician
  Strakosch, Max (b. 1835 d. 1892)   impresario, operatic manager
  Strakosch, Moritz (b. 1825 d. 1887)   piano, impresario
  Sudds, William F. (b. 1843 d. 1920)   composer, musician
  Suffern, J. William (b. 1829)   organ
  Swan, Timothy (b. 1758 d. 1842)   composer, musician
  Taylor, Samuel Priestly (b. 1779 d. 1875 a. 1806)   organ, musician
  Thayer, Alexander Wheelock (b. 1817 d. 1897)   writer, biographer of Beethoven
  Thayer, Eugene [Whitney Eugene] (b. 1838 d. 1889)   organ, composer
  Thomas, John Rogers (b. 1830 d. 1896 a. 1849)   baritone, composer
  Thomas, Theodore (Christian Friedrich) (b. 1835 d. 1905)   conductor, musician
  Thompson, Will Lamartine (b. 1847 d. 1909)   composer, songwriter
  Thursby, Emma (Cecilia) (b. 1845 d. 1931)   chanteur, soprano
  Timm, Henry Christian (b. 1811 d. 1892)   piano, organ
  Toedt, Theodore J. (b. 1853 d. 1920)   singer, teacher
  Tomlins, William Lawrence (b. 1844 d. 1930)   conductor, composer
  Tourjee, Eben (b. 1834 d. 1891)   choir conductor, organ
  Tracy, James Madison (b. 1839 d. 1928)   piano, organ
  Traetta, Filippo (b. 1777 d. 1854)   composer
  Upton, George Putnam (b. 1834 d. 1919)   journalist, writer on music
  Van Zandt, Marie (b. 1858 d. 1919)   sangerinde, soprano
  Walker, William (d. 1857)   publisher
  Walter, Thomas (b. 1696 d. 1725)   composer
  Warren, Alfred E. (b. 1834)   composer, piano
  Warren, George William (b. 1828 d. 1902)   church organist, composer
  Warren, Samuel Prowse (b. 1841 d. 1915)   piano, composer
  Webb, George James (b. 1803 d. 1887 a. 1835)   editor, composer
  Weber, Albert (b. 1828 d. 1879)   piano maker
  Webster, Joseph Philbrick (b. 1819 d. 1875)   composer and performer of popular music
  Wels, Karl (b. 1825 d. 1906)   piano, organ
  Werrenrath, George   tenor, sanglaerer
  Westendorf, Thomas Paine (b. 1848 d. 1923)   composer
  Wetmore, Truman S. (b. 1774 d. 1861)   composer
  Wheeler, J. Harry (b. 1842)   teacher of singing
  White, Charles Albert (b. 1829 d. 1892)   composer, publisher
  Whiting, George Elbridge (b. 1842 d. 1923)   organ, conductor
  Whitney, Myron William (b. 1836 d. 1910)   bass, singer
  Whitney, Samuel Benton (b. 1842 d. 1914)   organ, composer
  Willcox, John Henry (b. 1827 d. 1875)   organ, organ builder
  Winant, Emily (b. 1860)   contralto
  Winner, Septimus (b. 1827 d. 1902 a. 1870)   composer, lyricist
  Wolfsohn, Carl (b. 1834 d. 1907)   piano, teacher
  Wollenhaupt, Hermann Adolf (b. 1827 d. 1865)   piano, composer
  Woodbury, Isaac Baker (b. 1819 d. 1858)   composer, tunebook compiler
  Work, Henry Clay (b. 1832 d. 1884)   composer of popular songs, composer
  Wyman, Addison P. (b. 1832 d. 1872)   musician, composer
  Zerrahn, Karl (b. 1826 d. 1909)   conductor, musician
  Zeuner, Charles [Heinrich Christoph] (b. 1795 d. 1857)   composer, compiler
  Ziegfeld, Florenz (b. 1841 d. 1923)   music director, musician
  Zundel, John (b. 1815 d. 1882 a. 1840)   bandmaster, writer

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