Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Mariss Jansons(1943- ), Latvian conductor, studied from his father first, then entered the Leningrad Conservatory to study piano and conducting. In 1969 he went to Salzburg to study under Karajan and later served as assistant to Karajan in Berlin. He has been conducting orchestras throughout Europe and Russia.
Armas Jarnefelt(1869-1958), Finnish conductor and composer, studied at the Helsinki Conservatory, and continued to study in Berlin and Paris, held post as opera conductor in Magedburg, Dusseldorf, and Vyborg. Later apponited as the director of the Helsinki Institute of Music, conductor of the National Opera of Finland and the Helsinki Symphony.
Neeme Jarvi(1937- ), Estonian conductor, studied in Tallinn first, then at the Leningrad Conservatory. In 1971 he won the 1st prize in the International Conductor Competition, he conducted Estonian Radio and Television Orchestra and Estonian National Orchestra. In 1980 he and his family emigrated to US. He conducted Gothenburg Symphony, Royal Scottish Orchestra, and New Jersy Symphony Orchestra. In 2010 the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande named him the artistic and musical director as of 2012.
Marceline Jayakody(1902-1998), Sri Lanka Catholic priest, musician, author and journalist, he enetered St. Bernard'a Seminary and was ordained a priest. He composed all the hymns in addition to the traditional "Pasan", his work "Namo Namo Matha" was adopted as the national anthem of Sri Lanka.
Jaroslav Jezek(1906-1942), Czech composer, pianist and conductor, author of jazz, classical, incidental amd film music. He studied at the Prague Conservatory, served as composer and conductor of the theater. He composed incidental music, songs, dances, ballets, and orchestral music.
Jindrich Jindrich(1876-1967), Czech composer, pianist and ethnographer. After graduating as a teacher in Sobeslav, he taught music from 1896, also at the same time studied composition with Novak. He created especially vocal music. He composed songs, choral works, orchestral music-symphonic poems.
Jivani(1846-1909), Armenian gusan and poet, he learned music compsition and performance on kemanche and violin, in 1866 he moved to Tbilisi and continued his music activities, and had concerts all over transcaucasio. He composed more than 800 songs, written in romantic, ironical, or realistic styles.
Joseph Joachim(1831-1907), German violinist, studied at Vienna Conservatory and Leipzig Conservatory. In 1844 he began concert tour, served as a concertmaster under Liszt in Weimar, in 1852 served as violinist to the King of Hanover, later appointed as the director of the Berlin Hochschule fur Musik. He composed 3 violin concertos, 5 concert overtures, viola and violin pieces.
Raoul Jobin(1900-1974), Canadian operatic tenor, studied at the Laval University, then continued to study in Paris, made his debut at the Paris Opera in 1930, and then sang in Opera Comique of Paris, quickly sang in all French cities, also in North and South America.
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Scott Joplin(1868-1927), American composer and pianist, taught music by his parents, in 1904 he left home and played piano in the brothels and cafes in St. Louis, traveled widely and finaly settled in Sedalia, Mo, there began composed the ragtime music, ragtime ballet and opera, and other piano pieces.
Sena(Srebrenka) Jurinac(1921- ), Yugoslavian soprano. After studied at the Zagreb Academy of Music, she appeared with the Zagreb Opera in 1942, then she joined the Vienna Staatoper in 1944 and made her debut there. She sang in London, Salzburg, Milan La Scala, San Francisco, and Teatre Colon in Buenos Aires. She was distinguished for her Elisabeth(Don Carlos-stamp shown) and Butterfly. Her farewell performance was as the Marschallin(Rosenkavalier) at the Vienna Staatoper, 1983.