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Bacharach, Burt

( băk'Әrăk´´ ), 1928–, American composer, arranger, and conductor, b. Kansas City, Mo. He began his career playing piano with jazz bands in the 1940s

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel, 1714-1788

German composer. He was the third son of Johann Sebastian Bach. He introduced a new ‘homophonic’ style, light and easy to follow, which influenced

Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750

German composer. A master of counterpoint , his music represents the final stage of the baroque polyphonic style. His orchestral music includes the

Open Baez, Joan
Baez, Joan

Jacqueline Edmondson is associate dean for undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Education at the Pennsylvania State University. She

Open Bagpipes

musical instrument whose ancient origin was probably in Mesopotamia from which it was carried east and west by Celtic migrations. It was used in

Open  Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975
Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, June 3, 1906; died April 12, 1975, Paris, France. Born Freda Josephine McDonald, the woman who would grow up to become a

Open Balfe, M. W. (Michael William), 1808-1870
Balfe, M. W. (Michael William), 1808-1870

Irish composer and singer. He was a violinist and baritone at Drury Lane, London, when only 16. In 1825 he went to Italy, where he sang in Palermo and


in literature, short, narrative poem usually relating a single, dramatic event. Two forms of the ballad are often distinguished—the folk ballad,

Bands (Music)

in music, a group of musicians playing principally on wind and percussion instruments, usually outdoors. Prior to the 18th cent., the term band was

Open Banjo

The banjo is a stringed musical instrument of African origin. Its African forebearer was constructed of a round or oblong hollow body made from a