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  • Timothee Adamowski (1858 - 1943)
    Tymoteusz "Timothee" Adamowski (March 24, 1858 – April 18, 1943) was a Polish-born American conductor, composer, and violinist. Born in Warsaw, he studied in that city's conservatory, later moving on...
  • Robert Russell Bennett (1894 - 1981)
    Russell Bennett (June 15, 1894 – August 18, 1981) was an American composer and arranger, best known for his orchestration of many well-known Broadway and Hollywood musicals by other composers such as I...
  • Tomas Ledin
    1952-02-25Ledin, Tomas Folke JonasSkogsfruv 1 811 00 SandvikenKyrkobokförd i Sandviken (Sandvikens kn, Gävleborgs län, Gästrikland), distrikt 02, fastighet 20801. Mantalsskriven på samma ort.Född 25/2 ...
  • Benjamin F. "Tex" Logan (1927 - 2015)
    Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. (June 6, 1927 – April 24, 2015) was an American electrical engineer and bluegrass music fiddler. Born in Coahoma, Texas, Logan earned a B.Sc. in electrical engineering at Texa...
  • Eva Lyyli Johanna Kallioniemi (1887 - 1970)
    Eva Lyyli Johanna Wartiovaara-Kallioniemi, sukunimi vuoteen 1907 Weckman (17. helmikuuta 1887 – 13. tammikuuta 1970) oli suomalainen säveltäjä jonka tunnetuin sävellys on joululaulu Tonttu. Tämän joulu...

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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