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Classical musicians


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(William) Barry Douglas

(William) Barry Douglas

1960-
Concert pianist and conductor
Sitter in 2 portraits
Jonathan Dove

Jonathan Dove

1959-
Composer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Thomas Sanders Dupuis

Thomas Sanders Dupuis

1733-1796
Organist and composer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Samuel Dushkin

Samuel Dushkin

1891-1976
Violinist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Brian Easdale

Brian Easdale

1909-1995
Composer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sian Edwards

Sian Edwards

1959-
Conductor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Mark Philip Elder

Sir Mark Philip Elder

1947-
Conductor; music director, Hallé Orchestra
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Edward Elgar, Bt

Sir Edward Elgar, Bt

1857-1934
Composer and conductor
Sitter in 19 portraits
Brian David Elias

Brian David Elias

1948-
Composer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Rosalind Frances Ellicott

Rosalind Frances Ellicott

1857-1924
Composer and pianist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Osian Gwynn Ellis

Osian Gwynn Ellis

1928-2021
Harpist and composer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir George Job Elvey

Sir George Job Elvey

1816-1893
Organist and composer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Georges Enesco

Georges Enesco

1881-1955
Violinist, conductor and composer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst

1814-1865
Violinist and composer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Geraldine Farrar

Geraldine Farrar

1882-1967
Opera singer and film actress
Sitter in 1 portrait
Jean Baptiste Faure

Jean Baptiste Faure

1830-1914
Baritone singer and composer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Brian John Peter Ferneyhough

Brian John Peter Ferneyhough

1943-
Composer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Kathleen Ferrier

Kathleen Ferrier

1912-1953
Singer
Sitter in 15 portraits
No individual image available for this person

David Ffrangcon-Davies

1855-1918
Welsh singer
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Field

John Field

1782-1837
Composer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Catrin Finch

Catrin Finch

1980-
Harpist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Johann Christian Fischer

Johann Christian Fischer

1733-1800
Musician and composer
Sitter associated with 2 portraits
Amaryllis Fleming

Amaryllis Fleming

1925-1999
Cellist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Mike Flowers

Mike Flowers

Singer and musical arranger
Sitter in 1 portrait
Benjamin Frankel

Benjamin Frankel

1906-1973
Composer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

1943-
Conductor
Sitter in 2 portraits
Henry John Gauntlett

Henry John Gauntlett

1805-1876
Organist, organ designer and composer
Sitter in 6 portraits
Francesco Geminiani

Francesco Geminiani

1680-1761
Violinist and composer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Roberto Gerhard

Roberto Gerhard

1896-1970
Composer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Edward German

Sir Edward German

1862-1936
Composer
Sitter in 25 portraits
Felice Giardini

Felice Giardini

1716-1796
Italian violinist and composer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Cecil Armstrong Gibbs

Cecil Armstrong Gibbs

1889-1960
Composer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Joseph Gibbs

Joseph Gibbs

1699-1788
Organist and composer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Alexander Drummond Gibson

Sir Alexander Drummond Gibson

1926-1995
Conductor
Sitter in 5 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Ivry Gitlis

1922-2020
Violinist
Sitter in 6 portraits
Evelyn Glennie

Evelyn Glennie

1965-
Percussionist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Arabella Goddard

Arabella Goddard

1836-1922
Pianist; wife of James William Davison
Sitter in 4 portraits
Dan Godfrey

Dan Godfrey

1868-1939
Conductor
Sitter in 7 portraits
Alexander Goehr

Alexander Goehr

1932-
Composer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Walter Goehr

Walter Goehr

1903-1960
Conductor and composer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Berthold Goldschmidt

Berthold Goldschmidt

1903-1996
Composer and conductor
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Eugene Goossens

Sir Eugene Goossens

1893-1962
Conductor and composer
Sitter in 7 portraits
Leon Jean Goossens

Leon Jean Goossens

1897-1988
Oboist
Sitter in 28 portraits
Sidonie Goossens

Sidonie Goossens

1899-2004
Harpist; sister of Eugene Goossens and Leon Goossens
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir John Goss

Sir John Goss

1800-1880
Composer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Charles François Gounod

Charles François Gounod

1818-1893
Composer
Sitter in 6 portraits
Percy Grainger

Percy Grainger

1882-1961
Composer
Sitter in 8 portraits
Maurice Greene

Maurice Greene

1696-1755
Composer
Sitter associated with 3 portraits
Bernard Gregor-Smith

Bernard Gregor-Smith

1945-
Cellist; member of The Lindsay String Quartet
Sitter in 1 portrait
Edvard Grieg

Edvard Grieg

1843-1907
Composer
Sitter in 3 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Frederick Grinke

1911-1987
Violinist
Sitter in 8 portraits
Giulia Grisi

Giulia Grisi

1810?-1869
Singer
Sitter in 24 portraits
Joseph le Gros

Joseph le Gros

1730-1793
Director of the Concert Spirituel, composer and singer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Benjamin Grosvenor

Benjamin Grosvenor

1992-
Pianist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Charles Barnard Groves

Sir Charles Barnard Groves

1915-1992
Conductor, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Sitter in 3 portraits
Ida Haendel

Ida Haendel

1928-2020
Violinist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Bernard Haitink

Bernard Haitink

1929-2021
Conductor; violinist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Henry Hall

Henry Hall

1898-1989
Bandleader
Sitter associated with 7 portraits
Sir Charles Hallé (né Carl Halle)

Sir Charles Hallé (né Carl Halle)

1819-1895
Conductor, pianist and founder of the Hallé Orchestra
Sitter in 16 portraits
Mark Hambourg

Mark Hambourg

1879-1960
Pianist; brother of Jan and Boris Hambourg
Sitter in 12 portraits

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