Gabriel, Mary Ann Virginia

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Gabriel, Mary Ann Virginia

Gabriel, Mary Ann Virginia, English composer; b. Banstead, Surrey, Feb. 7, 1825; d. London, Aug. 7, 1877. She studied with Pixis, Dohler, Thalberg, and Molique. She married George E. March (1874), who wrote most of her librettos.

Works

DRAMATIC Operetta : Widows Bewitched (London, Nov. 13, 1867); Grass Widows- Shepherd of Cornouailles; Who’s the Heir?; Follies of a Night; A Rainy Day. Cantatas : Evangeline (Brighton Festival, Feb. 13, 1873); Dreamland; Graziella. OTHER: Piano pieces.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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