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Cousser (Kusser), John (Johann) Sigismond

Cousser (Kusser), John (Johann) Sigismond (1660?–1727), composer and master of the king's music in Ireland, was born in Pressburg (later Bratislava) and baptised on 13 February 1660, the son of a Hungarian cantor and composer. In 1674 he moved with his parents and sister to Stuttgart…

Dubourg, Matthew

Dubourg, Matthew (1703–67), violinist, was born in London in 1703, the natural son of a dancing-master named Isaacs. He studied the violin under Francesco Geminiani (1687–1762), who was a pupil of Corelli and one of the foremost violinists of his day, and established an early reputation…

Geary (Garry), Thomas Augustine (Timothy)

Geary (Garry), Thomas Augustine (Timothy) (1775–1801), composer, was born in Dublin in 1775 (his date of birth is sometimes given as 1772), the son of Timothy Garry (senior). Geary (who signed himself ‘Timothy Garry’ at the age of fifteen) later adopted the first names Thomas Augustine…

Ireland (Hutcheson), Francis

Ireland (Hutcheson), Francis (1721–84), composer, was born in Dublin 13 August 1721, the son of Francis Hutcheson (d. 1746), a presbyterian minister who ran a private school in Dublin between about 1716 and 1730 before serving as professor of moral philosophy at Glasgow University (1730…