Monday, March 28, 2011

Lajtha, Laszlo

Laszlo Lajtha(1892-1963), Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist and conductor, studied at the Academy of Music, then at Leipzig, Geneva and Paris. He taught at the Budapest National Conservatory, he was also director of Music for Hungarian Radio, director of Museum of Ethnography and of the Budapest National Conservatory. He composed 3 symphonies, orchestral music and film scores.

Lakshminarayana, V.

Dr. V. Lakshminarayan(1947- ), An acclaimed india violinist, composer and conductor, trained in classical carnatic music tradition and western classical music, and reknown for his virtuoso playing techniques and compositions in orchestral fusion.

Lamas, Jose Angel

Jose Angel Lamas(1775-1814), Venezuelan classical musician and composer, he was a main representative of the classical period of Venezuela. He dedicated his life to music and specifically religious music. He was able to play several ancient instruments.

Landaeta, Juan Jose

National Anthem of Venezuela
Juan Jose Landaeta(1780-1814), Venezuelan composer, he studied music with Juan Manuel Olivares in the school of Sojo Father, he formally attributed authorship of the "National Anthem of Venezuela", Gloria al Abravo Pueblo(1810), which president Blanco in 1881 declared the national anthem of Venezuela.

Landstad, Magnus B.

Mangus B. Landstad(1802-1880), Norwegian minister, psalmist and poet who published the first collection of authentic Norwegian traditional ballads. His greatest single achievement was the Landstad Hymn Book.

Lanier, Sydney

Sidney Lanier(1842-1881), American musician and poet, he began playing flute at an early age, later he played for the Peabody Orchestra in Baltimore, then became the first flurist of that orchestra. He was also a regular organist at the First Presbyterrian Church in nearby Prattville.

Lanner, Joseph

Joseph Lanner(1801-1843), Austrian composer/conductor, studied violin with Strauss(Sr.), led a dance orchestra in Vienna, composed over 200 pieces of music mostly waltzes, widely popular in Europe and America in the 1830's to 1840's.
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