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Artistic Memories 30 April: Jean-Baptiste Oudry

Artist: Jean-Baptiste Oudry

Dates: 17 March 1686 – 30 April 1755

Nationality: Art

Title of Piece: Louis XV Hunting Deer in the Saint-Germain Forest

Brief Biography: Oudry was a Rococo painter, noted for his naturalistic paintings of animals and his hunt pictures of game.

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Artistic Memories 30 April: Édouard Manet

Artist: Édouard Manet

Dates: 23 January 1832 – 30 April 1883

Nationality: French

Title of Piece: Lola de Valence

Brief Biography: Manet was one of the first artists of the 19th Century to portray modern life and was a key figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism.

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Artistic Memories 27 April: Jan van Goyen

Artist: Jan van Goyen

Dates: 13 January 1596 – 27 April 1656

Nationality: Dutch

Title of Piece: Marine Landscape with Fishermen

Brief Biography: Van Goyen was a prolific landscape painter with some 1200 paintings and over 1000 sketches to his credit.

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Classical Memories 25 April: John Knowles Paine

Composer: John Knowles Paine

Dates: 9 January 1839 – 25 April 1906

Nationality: American

Title of Piece: Moorish Dance from “Azara”

Brief Biography: The first American composer to achieve fme for large-scale orchestral music Paine was a senior member of the Boston Six. 32 more words

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Classical Memories 23 April: Harold Arlen

Composer: Harold Arlen

Dates: 15 February 1905 – 23 April 1986

Nationality: American

Title of Piece: Stormy Weather

Brief Biography: Arlen was a composer of popular music and has written over 500 songs. 34 more words

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Parnassian Moments 23 April: Erik Gustaf Geijer

Poet: Erik Gustaf Geijer

Dates: 12 January 1783 – 23 April 1847

Nationality: Swedish

Title of Poem: The Viking

At the age of fifteen became my cramped cabin,

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Classical Memories 23 April: Daniel Jenkyn Jones

Composer: Daniel Jenkyn Jones

Dates: 7 December 1912 – 23 April 1993

Nationality: Welsh

Title of Piece: Symphony No.11

Brief Biography: Jones was a composer. He is best known for his song settings for Dylan Thomas’ play ‘Under Milk Wood’.

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