Saturday, February 9, 2013

Ma, Sicong

Sicong Ma(1912-1987), Chinese composer and violinist. He was referred to in China as "The King of Violinists", he studied at the Paris Conservatory. Upon returning to China, he was appointed president of the newly established Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing in 1949. During "Cultural Revolution" he and his family moved to US, he died in 1987. He composed violin pieces such as "Nostalgia", "Inner Mongolia Suite" , "Lullaby", "Tibet tone poem", etc-most favorite pieces of 20th century in China. 馬思聰(1912年5月7日-1987年5月20日),中國廣東海豐縣人,中國作曲家、小提琴家與音樂教育家。被譽為「中國小提琴第一人」。他於1937年創作的《思鄉曲》,被認為是中國20世紀的音樂經典之一。 馬思聰早年曾赴法國巴黎求學,並在後來考入了法國的巴黎音樂學院,主修小提琴。1932年初,馬思聰由法國回到中國,並在同一年與王慕理結婚。此後陸續創作了《搖籃曲》《綏遠組曲》《西藏音詩》《牧歌》等多部著名音樂作品。1949年12月,馬思聰被中華人民共和國政務院任命為中央音樂學院的首任院長。 1966年6月,文化大革命開始後,馬思聰遭到了造反派的批鬥。1967年1月15日晚,馬思聰與夫人王慕理、次女馬瑞雪和兒子馬如龍出走香港,後由美國駐香港領事陪同飛抵美國。同年5月,在康生和謝富治的示意下成立的「馬思聰專案組」(又名「002號專案組」)開始對馬思聰出走的經過進行調查,株連馬家親屬數十人。1968年,馬思聰被定為「叛國投敵分子」,這一罪名直至1985年才得以平反。 1987年5月,馬思聰在美國接受心臟手術時手術失敗,於5月20日逝世於美國費城,享年75歲。

Ma, Yo-yo

Yo-yo Ma(1955- ), Chinese/American cellist, virtuoso and winner of multiple Grammy Awards, born into a music family, mother(singer), father(violinist), learned to play violin, viola and cello at young age, chose cello for further study, attended Juilliard Music School and graduated from Harvard University, played in the Marlboro Music Festival under Pablo Casals. He is considered one of the revered cellists of the modern age. 馬友友(Yo-Yo Ma,1955年10月7日 -)是一位大提琴演奏家,為法國出生的華裔美國人,曾獲得多座葛萊美獎。包括2013年第55屆葛萊美獎。 馬友友的祖籍是浙江省寧波鄞縣(現鄞州)。他的祖父是一名地主;父親馬孝駿為音樂教育學博士,同時也是作曲家兼指揮家,曾任南京中央大學教授;母親盧雅文則是國立中央大學藝術系畢業的聲樂女歌手。

Maachi, Ali

Ali Maachi(1927-1958), Algerian composer.

Maazel, Loren

Lorin Maazel(1930-), American conductor/violinist, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, of American parents; raise in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh, studied conducting, violin and piano, at the University of Pittsburgh, joined Pittsburgh Symphony as violinist. He served as music director of the Berlin Oper and Radio Symphony, then music director of Cleveland Orchestra, and Vienna State Opera. He will be the next music director of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, 2012-13.

MacDowell, Edward

Edward A. MacDowell(1860-1908), American composer, studied at the Paris Conservatory first, then at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfort, later taught there; returning to US and taught at Boston and Columbia universities, served as president of the Society of American Musicians and Composers. He composed 2 piano concertos, orchestral music, and piano pieces.

Machaut, Guillaume de

Guillaume de Machaut (or Machault)(c. 1300-1377), French poet and composer, he was the foremost figure of the 14th century of France in arts, his poetic output was extensive; he composed in a wide range of styles and forms. He is a part of musical movement known as the ars nova. His music compositions are numerous including ballads, motets and masses.

Machin, Antonio

Antonio Machin(1903-1977), Cuban singer and musician. His parents emigrated to Cuba from Galicia, Spain. He sang Ava Maria by Schubert, from that day on he was determined to become a singer. In Havana, he joined several singing groups-trios, quartets.. In 1935 he moved to Europe, singing in London, Paris, and Madrid. He settled in Madrid and remained there until his death. He is best known for singing El Manisero, Dos gardenas, Madrecita, and Angelitos negros. ****** Click Older Posts to continue