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  • Johann Gottfried Kunstmann, Gründer d. Singakademie in Chemnitz (1779 - 1864)
    Johann Gottfried Kunstmann * 1780 Castell + Chemnitz Gründer der Singakademie zu Chemnitz in 1817 • Kaufmännische Ausbildung ab 1794 in Gotha, ab 1798 in Chemnitz, wo er sich schließlich als Kaufmann n...
  • Maria Anna Walburga Mozart (1751 - 1829)
    Maria Anna Walburga Ignatia Mozart (30 July 1751 – 29 October 1829), called Marianne and nicknamed "Nannerl", was a musician, the older sister of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and daughter of Leopold and A...
  • John Pierre Herman Joubert (1927 - 2019)
    A graduate of the South African College of Music, Royal Academy of Music and the University of Durham, Professor Joubert composed over 160 works – including 2 symphonies, violin, cello, piano, oboe and...
  • Ion Hartulary-Darclée (1886 - 1969)
    Ion Hartulary-Darclée (7 July 1886, Paris, France - 2 April 1969, Bucharest, Romania) was a Romanian conductor and composer, the only son of soprano Haricleea Darclée and Iorgu Hartulary. He studied wi...

A musician (or instrumentalist) is a person who is talented in making music or performing music creatively, or one who composes, conducts, or performs music, particularly instrumental music.

Musicians can specialize in any musical style, and some musicians play in a variety of different styles. Examples of a musician's possible skills include performing, conducting, singing, composing, arranging, and the orchestration of music.

A composer (Latin com+ponere, literally "one who puts together") is a person who creates music, either by musical notation or oral tradition, for interpretation and performance.

An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble that contains sections of string, brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. A smaller-sized orchestra, about fifty musicians or fewer, may be called a chamber orchestra. A full-size orchestra, with about 100 musicians, may sometimes be called asymphony orchestra or philharmonic orchestra."

In modern times, the musicians are usually directed by a conductor, although early orchestras did not have one, giving this role instead to the concertmaster or the harpsichordist playing the continuo.

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