Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Jamroz, Krystyna

Krystyna Jamroz(1923-1986), Polish soprano, studied at Wroclaw, started her career in 1948, sang in Poznan, and at the Grand Theater of Warsaw. She had a beautiful and well-trained voice, a great temperament and outstanding acting ability.

Janacek, Leos

Leos Janacek(1854-1928), Czech composer, studied at the Czech Teacher's Training Institute, later taught there, went to Prague to continue to study, helped found the Brno Conservatory in Prague. He composed operas(Jenufa etc), ballets, chamber music.

Jansons, Mariss

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.

Jarnefelt, Armas

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.

Jarvi, Neeme

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.

Jayakody, Marceline

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.

Jeanty, Occide

Occide Jeanty(1860-1936), Haitian classical pianist and composer, learned music from his father, then studied at the Paris Conservatory. He composed march music and the national anthem of Haiti.
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Jelic, Vinko

Vinko Jelic(1596-1636), Croatian-Italian composer of baroque, he was Kapellmeister in Graz 1606, studied music at the University of Graz and was a member of the court orchestra. He wrote several collections of motets and other music.

Jezek, Jaroslav

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.

Jimenez, Jose Alfredo

Jose Alfredo Jimenez(1928-1973), Mexican singer-songwriter in the ranchera style, his songs are considered a integral part of the Mexican musical heritage, although he has no musical training, he composed more than 1000 songs.

Jindrich, Jindrich

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.

Joachim, Joseph

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.

Jobin, Raoul

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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Jochum, Eugen

Eugen Jochum(1902-1987), German conductor, studied at the Augsburg and Munich Academy of Music, conducted the Lubeck Symphony, Mannheim Orchestra, Berlin Radio Orchestra, Berlin Opera, Hamburg Philharmonic, and London Symphony.

Johnson, Edward

Edward Johnson(1878-1959), Canadian tenor and manager, after graduating from the University of Toronto, studied voice in New York, further study in Florence, debut in 1912, then sang in Rome, Chicago, and NY Met.

Joplin, Scott

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.

Jora, Mihail

Nihail Jora(1891-1971), Romanian composer, studied at the Conservatory, and then at Leipzig Conservatory. He founded and chaired the Romanian Composers' Society, taught at Bucharest Conservatory. He composed ballet music and orchestral works.

Jurinac, Sena

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.