Court Musician

Court Musician

 

a composer or performer in the serviceof a prince, duke, king, emperor, or tsar. In Russia the positionof court musician existed from the 18th to the beginning of the19th century.

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The immortal Italian violin virtuoso of the title (here sung by Greek-born tenor Antonio Theba) is hired as a court musician in Lucca and courts the sister of the Emperor Napoleon (Princess Anna Elisa, the role taken by Stratas).
The 1606 accounts for the first time include the lutenist Petr Kapoun, allegedly an Imperial Court musician, and a cornetto player, only filed under the name of Jeronym.
But the king's court musician Sarkash was jealous, and feared being replaced.
Shashwati is a leading singer in the khayal tradition who follows in the footsteps of her mother and her grandfather, a court musician of Gwalior.
Court musician Mark Smeaton, played by David Alpay, would not have used this violin - that model of the instrument did not exist in the UK until the 18th century.
But in early 1536, the monarch began to pay heed to sordid gossip about Anne and court musician Mark Smeaton.
Henry VIII believed the malicious gossip about Anne Boleyn and court musician Mark Smeaton.
His family home is in Gwalior, a historical city in the state of Madhya Pradesh, which is famous for music and the legendary Tansen, a court musician for the Emperor Akhbar the Great.
He gave up dancing in 1938 to study sitar playing under court musician Allauddin Khan.
The merry swirl of harmonic sequences, however, suggested the kind of devoted coterie in Marais' court musician life.
Significant gaps in Herrick criticism are addressed in the final two chapters: Stacey Jocoy analyses Herrick's collaboration with musicians, particularly his relationship with the court musician, Henry Lawes, evidence of which she discovers embedded within early modern musical scores, manuscript and print.
Rampur, after the annexation by the British in 1857, developed to one of the strongholds of classical music in North India, especially through the work of vocalist composer Sadarang, who was the court musician of emperor Muhammad Shah.