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People whose sensibility is destroyed by music in trains, airports, lifts, cannot concentrate on a Beethoven Quartet. Witold Lutoslawski

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Otomar Kvěch (1950-2018)
Piano Trio (1976)
New Prague Trio
Otomar Kvěch (1950-2018)
Shakespearovské ozvěny (Shakespearean Echoes) (for flute, violin, cello and piano) (1974-1996)
Miroslav Matějka, Radka Doubová, Bledar Zajmi, Miroslav Navrátil
Otomar Kvěch (1950-2018)
String Quartet No. 5 (1985)
Pražákovo kvarteto
Otomar Kvěch (1950-2018)
String Quartet No. 2 (1973)
Pražákovo kvarteto
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
String Quartet No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 4, B. 17 (c. 1869)
Vogler Quartet
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
String Quartet No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 4, B. 17 (c. 1869)
Stamitz Quartet
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
String Quartet No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 4, B. 17 (c. 1869)
Prague String Quartet
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
String Quartet No. 1 in A major, Op. 2, B. 8 (1862)
Vlach Quartet Prague
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
String Quartet No. 1 in A major, Op. 2, B. 8 (1862)
Stamitz Quartet
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
String Quartet No. 1 in A major, Op. 2, B. 8 (1862)
Prague String Quartet
Henri Brod (1799-1839)
Wind Quintet in C major, Op. 2, No. 3 (c. 1820)
Albert Schweitzer Quintet
Henri Brod (1799-1839)
Wind Quintet in F major, Op. 2, No. 2 (c. 1820)
Albert Schweitzer Quintet
Henri Brod (1799-1839)
Wind Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 2, No. 1 (c. 1820)
Albert Schweitzer Quintet
Henri Brod (1799-1839)
Trio, Op. 5 (for oboe, bassoon and piano) (pub. c. 1869)
Bram Nolf, Luc Loubry, Hans Ryckelynck
André Boucourechliev (1925-1997)
Musiques Nocturnes, Op. 6 (for clarinet, harp and piano) (1965)
Ayumi Mori (clarinet), Caroline Cren (piano) & Aurélie Saraf (harp)
Tan Dun (born 1957)
In Distance (for piccolo, harp and drum) (1987)
Bridget Douglas, Carolyn Mills
Ahmed Saygun (1907-1991)
Three Preludes, Op. 50 (for 2 harps) (1971)
New York Harp Ensemble
Elliott Carter (1908-2012)
Trije glasbeniki (for flute, bass clarinet and harp) (2011)
Marie Tachouet, Virgil Blackwell, Bridget Kibbey
Eugene Goossens (1893-1962)
Suite, Op. 6 (for flute, violin and harp) (1914)
Ensemble Lumaka
Eugene Goossens (1893-1962)
Suite, Op. 6 (for flute, violin and harp) (1914)
London Chamber Music Group
Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
Little Suite for Strings, Op. 1, FS 6 (for 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos and bass) (1888)
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Johann Martin Friedrich Nisle (1780-1873)
Quintet in C major, Op. 26 (for flute, violin, viola and 2 horns) (1806-c. 1809)
Consortium Classicum
Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988)
Okanagon (for harp, bass and percussion) (1968)
Collage New Music
Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988)
Okanagon (for harp, bass and percussion) (1968)
Joëlle Léandre, Karin Schmeer, Robyn Schulkowsky

Composers born on May 26

William Bolcom (born 1938)
Nationality: American
Born: May 26, 1938, Seattle, WA (age 84)
Eugene Goossens (1893-1962)
Nationality: English
Born: May 26, 1893, London Died: June 13, 1962, Hillingdon (age 69)
Joseph Horovitz (born 1926)
Nationality: English | Austrian
Born: May 26, 1926, Vienna (age 96)
Anna Ignatowicz-Glińska (born 1968)
Nationality: Polish
Born: May 26, 1968, Warsaw (age 54)
Hans Holewa (1905-1991)
Nationality: Austrian | Swedish
Born: May 26, 1905, Vienna Died: April 26, 1991, Stockholm (age 85)
Gérard Bertouille (1898-1981)
Nationality: Belgian
Born: May 26, 1898, Tournai Died: December 12, 1981, Brunswick (age 83)
Ernst Bacon (1898-1990)
Nationality: American
Born: May 26, 1898, Chicago Died: March 16, 1990, Orinda, CA (age 91)
Maria de Lourdes Martins (1926-2009)
Nationality: Portuguese
Born: May 26, 1926, Lisbon Died: August 31, 2009 (age 83)
Wai-On Ho (born 1946)
Nationality: Chinese | English
Born: May 26, 1946, Hong Kong (age 76)
Hermann Markus Pressl (1939-1994)
Nationality: Austrian
Born: May 26, 1939, Altaussee Died: August 12, 1994, Nea Mouchri, Greece (age 55)
Stan Golestan (1875-1956)
Nationality: Romanian
Born: May 26, 1875, Vaslui, Romania Died: April 21, 1956, Paris (age 80)
Samuil Feinberg (1890-1962)
Nationality: Russian
Born: May 26, 1890, Odessa Died: October 22, 1962, Moscow (age 72)
George Strong (1856-1948)
Nationality: American
Born: May 26, 1856, New York Died: June 27, 1948, Geneva (age 92)
Louis Hardin (1916-1999)
Nationality: American
Born: May 26, 1916 Died: September 8, 1999 (age 83)
Imants Kalniņš (born 1941)
Nationality: Latvian
Born: May 26, 1941 (age 81)
Joseph Drechsler (1782-1852)
Nationality: Bohemian | Czech
Born: May 26, 1782, Vlachovo Brězí Died: February 27, 1852, Vienna (age 69)

Composers who died on May 26

Mark Brunswick (1902-1971)
Nationality: American
Born: January 6, 1902, New York Died: May 26, 1971, London (age 69)
José Muñoz Molleda (1905-1988)
Nationality: Spanish
Born: February 16, 1905, La Línea de la Concepción, Cádiz Died: May 26, 1988, Madrid (age 83)
Jan Blockx (1851-1912)
Nationality: Belgian
Born: January 25, 1851, Antwerp Died: May 26, 1912, Kapellenbos (age 61)
Emiliana de Zubeldia (1888-1987)
Nationality: Spanish | Mexican
Born: July 6, 1888, Salinas de Oro Died: May 26, 1987, Hermosillo, Sonora (age 98)
Alice Charlotta Tegnér (1864-1943)
Nationality: Swedish
Born: March 12, 1864, Karlshamn, Stockholm Died: May 26, 1943, Stockholm (age 79)
Albert Spalding (1888-1953)
Nationality: American
Born: August 15, 1888, Chicago Died: May 26, 1953, New York (age 64)

Recently Added Composers

Zdeněk Hůla (1901-1986)
Nationality: Czech
Born: May 12, 1901, Sankt Anton am Arlberg Died: January 12, 1986, Prague (age 84)
František Kovaříček (1924-2003)
Nationality: Czech
Born: May 17, 1924, Litětiny Died: January 7, 2003, Prague (age 78)
Milton Barnes (1931-2001)
Nationality: Canadian
Born: December 16, 1931, Toronto Died: February 27, 2001, Toronto (age 69)
Glenn Buhr (born 1954)
Nationality: Canadian
Born: 1954, Winnipeg (age 67 or 68)
Ben Steinberg (born 1930)
Nationality: Canadian
Born: January 2, 1930, Winnipeg (age 92)
Marc Lavry (1903-1967)
Nationality: Israeli | Latvian
Born: December 22, 1903, Riga Died: March 24, 1967, Haifa (age 63)
Bruce Babcock (born 1951)
Born: April 10, 1951, Pasadena (age 71)
Ian Krouse (born 1956)
Nationality: American
Born: 1956, Olney, Maryland (age 65 or 66)
Alexandre Delgado (born 1965)
Born: 1965, Lisbon (age 56 or 57)
J.A.C. Redford (born 1953)
Nationality: American
Born: July 14, 1953 (age 68)
Lucas Richman (born 1964)
Nationality: American
Born: January 31, 1964 (age 58)
Satoshi Ohmae (born 1943)
Nationality: Japanese
Born: November 25, 1943, Hyogo (age 78)
Laura Karpman (born 1959)
Nationality: American
Born: March 1, 1959, Los Angeles (age 63)
Lyle Mays (1953-2020)
Nationality: American
Born: November 27, 1953 Died: February 10, 2020 (age 66)
Jean-Luc Darbellay (born 1946)
Nationality: Swiss
Born: July 2, 1946 (age 75)