9 March 1910: Birth of Samuel Barber, American Composer

Samuel Barber was born on 9 March 1910 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, the son of Samuel, a doctor, and Marguerite, a pianist. Barber learned to play the piano at an early age and was soon composing. At the age of ten he wrote The Rose, a short opera. Read

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1 March 1810: Birth of Frédéric Chopin, Polish-French Composer

Frédéric François Chopin (or Fryderyk Franciszek Szopen in Polish) was born on 1 March 1810 in the Duchy of Warsaw to a French father and a Polish mother. His father, Nicholas, took work as a tutor to aristocratic families and later became a French teacher at the Warsaw lyceum. Read

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