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Acker Bilk
   is associated with the   
Clarinet
Alfred Brendel
   is associated with the   
Piano
B. 1931, Czechoslovakia; one of the great interpreters of Beethoven, Schubert and Mozart
Alfredo Kraus
   is associated with the   
Voice
Operatic tenor, 1927-1999
Andrea Bocelli
   is associated with the   
Voice
Pop tenor; Italian, b. 1958
Andrew Manze
   is associated with the   
Violin
Baroque violinist and conductor, b. 1965
András Schiff
   is associated with the   
Piano
Hungarian-born British pianist, b. 1953
Andrés Torres Segovia
   is associated with the   
Guitar
Angela Hewitt
   is associated with the   
Piano
Gramophone Magazine Artist of the Year, 2006; specialist in J. S. Bach
Anne-Sophie Mutter
   is associated with the   
Violin
B. 1963; German virtuoso
Anthony Newman
   is associated with the   
Organ
Also harpsichordist, fortepianist, conductor and composer
Arcadi Volodos
   is associated with the   
Piano
Russian, born 1972
Arthur Grumiaux
   is associated with the   
Violin
Belgian violinist, 1921-1986
Arthur Rubinstein
   is associated with the   
Piano
1887-1982, Polish-American, championed the music of Brahams, Chopin and Spanish music
Art Pepper
   is associated with the   
Saxophone
1925-1982
B. B. King
   is associated with the   
Guitar
Bela Fleck
   is associated with the   
Banjo
Benny Goodman
   is associated with the   
Clarinet
Bernard Greenhouse
   is associated with the   
Cello
Cellist in the Beaux Arts Trio
Beverly Sills
   is associated with the   
Voice
American operatic soprano; 1929-2007
Billie Holiday
   is associated with the   
Voice
Jazz vocalist
Bill Watrous
   is associated with the   
Trombone
Birgit Nilsson
   is associated with the   
Voice
Swedish dramatic soprano; 1918-2005
Bix Beiderbecke
   is associated with the   
Cornet
Boots Randolph
   is associated with the   
Saxophone
Biggest hit was 1963's "Yakety Sax" which became the theme song for "The Benny Hill Show"
Branford Marsalis
   is associated with the   
Saxophone
Brother to Wynton Marsalis
Buddy Rich
   is associated with the   
Drums
Jazz
Cannonball Adderley
   is associated with the   
Saxophone
1925-1975
Cecile Licad
   is associated with the   
Piano
Philippines, born 1961
Charles "Bird" Parker
   is associated with the   
Saxophone
Cheryl Studer
   is associated with the   
Voice
American dramatic soprano; b. 1955, Midland, Michigan
Chet Atkins
   is associated with the   
Guitar
Chick Corea
   is associated with the   
Piano
Jazz pianist and composer; b. 1941
Clara Haskil
   is associated with the   
Piano
Jewish Romanian classical pianist, 1895-1960
Coleman Hawkins
   is associated with the   
Saxophone
1901-1969
César Franck
   is associated with the   
Organ
1822-1890, Belgian composer, teacher and organist
Dave Brubeck
   is associated with the   
Piano
Jazz pianist, b. 1920
David Harrington
   is associated with the   
Violin
First violinist in the Kronos Quartet
David Oistrakh
   is associated with the   
Violin
Russian, 1908-1974
Deborah Voigt
   is associated with the   
Voice
American dramatic soprano; b. 1960
Delfeayo Marsalis
   is associated with the   
Trombone
Brother to Wynton and Branford
Dick Hyman
   is associated with the   
Piano
Jazz pianist and composer, b. 1927
Dizzy Gillespie
   is associated with the   
Trumpet
Don Butterfield
   is associated with the   
Tuba
Don Cherry
   is associated with the   
Pocket Trumpet
Duke Ellington
   is associated with the   
Piano
Eddie Lockjaw Davis
   is associated with the   
Saxophone
1921-1986
Eileen Farrell
   is associated with the   
Voice
American opera and concert soprano; 1920-2002
Ella Fitzgerald
   is associated with the   
Voice
Jazz vocalist
Ellis Marsalis, Jr.
   is associated with the   
Piano
Father of Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo, Ellis III, and Jason.
Emanuel Ax
   is associated with the   
Piano
Classical pianist and teacher, b. 1949
E. Power Biggs
   is associated with the   
Organ
1906-1977, born in UK; US from 1930
Ernie Caceres
   is associated with the   
Saxophone
Baritone sax
Eugene Rousseau
   is associated with the   
Saxophone
Classical
Eva Marton
   is associated with the   
Voice
Hungarian dramatic soprano; b. 1943, Budapest
Gautier Capuçon
   is associated with the   
Cello
Gene Krupa
   is associated with the   
Drums
Jazz
George Formby
   is associated with the   
Ukulele
Gidon Kremer
   is associated with the   
Violin
Latvian violinist and conductor, b. 1947
Glenn Gould
   is associated with the   
Piano
1932-1982, Canadian
Harvey Phillips
   is associated with the   
Tuba
Heinrich Schiff
   is associated with the   
Cello
Also a conductor; b. 1951, Gmunden, Austria
Heitor Villa-Lobos
   is associated with the   
Cello
Brazilian composer; 1887-1959
Helen Traubel
   is associated with the   
Voice
American Wagnerian soprano; 1899-1972
Henri Vieuxtemps
   is associated with the   
Violin
Belgian composer and violinist, 1820-1881
Herb Alpert
   is associated with the   
Trumpet
Hildegard Behrens
   is associated with the   
Voice
German soprano; 1937-2009
Ian Bostridge
   is associated with the   
Voice
Operatic tenor; English, b. 1964
Idil Biret
   is associated with the   
Piano
Turkey, b. 1941; renowned for her Romantic repertoire
Isaac Stern
   is associated with the   
Violin
1920-2001; American, champion of many young up-coming violinists
Isadore Cohen
   is associated with the   
Violin
Violinist in the Beaux Arts Trio
Itzhak Perlman
   is associated with the   
Violin
B. 1945, Israeli-American conductor, violinist and teacher
Jacqueline Du Pré
   is associated with the   
Cello
Jacques Offenbach
   is associated with the   
Cello
Also a composer; 1819-1880
Jade Simmons
   is associated with the   
Piano
James "Jimmy" Dorsey
   is associated with the   
Clarinet
James "Jimmy" Dorsey
   is associated with the   
Saxophone
James Morrison
   is associated with the   
Trumpet
Australian jazz musician
Janos Starker
   is associated with the   
Cello
Jascha Heifetz
   is associated with the   
Violin
1901-1987; born in Vilnius, Lithuania
Jason Marsalis
   is associated with the   
Drums
The baby brother to Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo, and Ellis Marsalis III (poet and photographer).
Jean-Pierre Rampal
   is associated with the   
Flute
1922-2000, vast discography
Jelena Milojevic
   is associated with the   
Accordian
One of the world's best classical accordion players, b.
Jessye Norman
   is associated with the   
Voice
Opera and recital dramatic soprano; b. 1945, Augusta, Georgia
John Browning
   is associated with the   
Piano
American, 1933-2003
John Coltrane
   is associated with the   
Saxophone
Jazz, 1926-1967
John Painter
   is associated with the   
Cello
Principal cellist with the Sydney Symphony and creator of the Australian Chamber Orchestra
Joan Sutherland
   is associated with the   
Voice
Australian dramatic coloratura soprano noted for her bel canto repertoire; "La Stupenda"; b. 1926
Julia Fischer
   is associated with the   
Violin
German, b. 1983
Julian Lloyd Webber
   is associated with the   
Cello
Julia Thornton
   is associated with the   
Harp
Karita Mattila
   is associated with the   
Voice
Leading opera soprano; b. 1960, Somero, Finland
Keith Jarrett
   is associated with the   
Piano
Jazz pianist and composer, b. 1945
Kiri Te Kanawa
   is associated with the   
Voice
New Zealand lyric soprano; b. 1944
Kirsten Flagstad
   is associated with the   
Voice
Norwegian Wagnerian soprano; 1895-1962
Kolbeinn Bjarnason
   is associated with the   
Flute
Iceland, born 1958
Konstantin Scherbakov
   is associated with the   
Piano
B. 1963, Siberia
Lang Lang
   is associated with the   
Piano
Lawrence Dutton
   is associated with the   
Viola
B. 1954, member Emerson String Quartet
Leif Ove Andsnes
   is associated with the   
Piano
Norwegian, b. 1970
Leila Josefowicz
   is associated with the   
Violin
B. 1977, Toronto, Canada
Liberace
   is associated with the   
Piano
Lionel Hampton
   is associated with the   
Vibraphone
American, 1908-2002
Louis Armstrong
   is associated with the   
Trumpet
He first learned to play the cornet but is best known for the trumpet.
Louis Armstrong
   is associated with the   
Voice
Jazz vocalist and trumpeter
Louis Vierne
   is associated with the   
Organ
1870-1937, composer and organist; died at the console of the great organ at Notre-Dame de Paris
Lucia Duchonová
   is associated with the   
Voice
Slovakian mezzo-soprano
Lynn Harrell
   is associated with the   
Cello
B. 1944, New York
Marcel Dupré
   is associated with the   
Organ
1886-1971
Maria Callas
   is associated with the   
Voice
American-born Greek soprano, "La Divina"; 1923-1977
Marie-Claire Alain
   is associated with the   
Organ
B. 1926; influential French organist and teacher
Maurice Duruflé
   is associated with the   
Organ
1902-1986, French composer and organist
Maynard Ferguson
   is associated with the   
Flugelhorn
Maynard Ferguson
   is associated with the   
Trombone
Valve trombone
Maynard Ferguson
   is associated with the   
Trumpet
Was a jazz bandleader for over 50 years.
Measha Brueggergosman
   is associated with the   
Voice
Canadian, born, 1977
Menahem Pressler
   is associated with the   
Piano
Pianist in the Beaux Arts Trio
Miles Davis
   is associated with the   
Trumpet
Mischa Maisky
   is associated with the   
Cello
Latvia, b. 1948
Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich
   is associated with the   
Cello
Murray Perahia
   is associated with the   
Piano
American, born 1947
Nat King Cole
   is associated with the   
Piano
Was a well-known jazz pianist before he became a singer.
Nat King Cole
   is associated with the   
Voice
Jazz vocalist
Niccolò Paganini
   is associated with the   
Violin
1782-1840 according to legend, one of the greatest violinists of all time
Nigel Kennedy
   is associated with the   
Violin
Changed his name to just...Kennedy
Nigel North
   is associated with the   
Guitar
And lutenist
Nigel North
   is associated with the   
Lute
English, born 1954
Ofra Harnoy
   is associated with the   
Cello
B. 1965, Israel
Olivier Messiaen
   is associated with the   
Organ
1908-1992, French composer, organist and ornithologist
Ornette Coleman
   is associated with the   
Saxophone
B. 1930
Pablo Casals
   is associated with the   
Cello
1876-1973
Patrick Moore
   is associated with the   
Xylophone
Paul Desmond
   is associated with the   
Saxophone
1924-1977
Paul Jacobs
   is associated with the   
Organ
American b. 1977
Paul Jacobs
   is associated with the   
Piano
1930-1983; best known for 20th century music
Paul Tortelier
   is associated with the   
Cello
French; 1914-1990
Peanuts Hucko
   is associated with the   
Clarinet
Pete Fountain
   is associated with the   
Clarinet
B. 1930, New Orleans; Dixieland jazz
Peter Pears
   is associated with the   
Voice
English tenor and life partner of Benjamin Britten, 1910-1986
Pharoah Sanders
   is associated with the   
Saxophone
B. 1940
Pierre Fournier
   is associated with the   
Cello
1906-1986
Placido Domingo
   is associated with the   
Voice
Spanish tenor and conductor, b. 1941
Richard Stoltzman
   is associated with the   
Clarinet
American, b. 1942; classical, jazz and modern music
Robert McDuffie
   is associated with the   
Violin
Roberto Alagna
   is associated with the   
Voice
French operatic tenor of Sicilian descent
Rosa Ponselle
   is associated with the   
Voice
American, 1897-1981
Roy Eldridge
   is associated with the   
Trumpet
Sarah Vaughan
   is associated with the   
Voice
Jazz vocalist
Schlomo Mintz
   is associated with the   
Violin
Shirley Verrett
   is associated with the   
Voice
American soprano, 1931-2010
Sigurd Rascher
   is associated with the   
Saxophone
Classical
Sol Gabetta
   is associated with the   
Cello
B. 1981, Argentina
Sonny Rollins
   is associated with the   
Saxophone
B. 1930
Sonny Stitt
   is associated with the   
Saxophone
1924-1982
Steve Lacy
   is associated with the   
Saxophone
Steven Isserlis
   is associated with the   
Cello
B. 1958, London
Stéphane Grappelli
   is associated with the   
Violin
Jazz violinist, 1908-1997
Susann McDonald
   is associated with the   
Harp
She is a Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana University-Bloomington.
Sviatoslav Richter
   is associated with the   
Piano
1915-1997; widely recognized as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century
Thelonious Monk
   is associated with the   
Piano
Jazz pianist and composer,1917-1982
Timo Korhonen
   is associated with the   
Guitar
Finnish, born, 1964
Tommy Emmanuel
   is associated with the   
Guitar
Australian. Best known for his fingerpicking style.
Truls Mork
   is associated with the   
Cello
B. 1961, Bergen, Norway
Vanessa-Mae
   is associated with the   
Violin
Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn Nicholson
Virgil Fox
   is associated with the   
Organ
American, 1912-1980
Vladimir Ashkenazy
   is associated with the   
Piano
Wayne Shorter
   is associated with the   
Saxophone
B. 1933
Wilhelm Kempff
   is associated with the   
Piano
German, 1895-1991
William Vacchiano
   is associated with the   
Trumpet
William Waterhouse
   is associated with the   
Bassoon
B. 1931, London Symphony Orchestra
Wynton Marsalis
   is associated with the   
Trumpet
Yehudi Menuhin
   is associated with the   
Violin
Also a master of the viola
Yo-Yo Ma
   is associated with the   
Cello
Zinka Milanov
   is associated with the   
Voice
Croatian dramatic soprano, 1906-1989
Zino Francescatti
   is associated with the   
Violin
1902-1991
Zoots Sims
   is associated with the   
Saxophone
1925-1985


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