ON THIS DAY | Violist William Primrose Died in 1982

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Scottish violist William Primrose died on this day in 1982, aged 77. He gave the premiere performance of Bartók's Viola Concerto and Benjamin Britten's Lachrymae,...

ON THIS DAY | Legendary Soviet Pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky Died in 1944

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Legendary Soviet violin pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky died on this day in 1944, aged 72. He is remembered in history as the founder of The Odessa School and...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Conductor Zubin Mehta!

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Widely respected as one of the eminent conductors of all time, Maestro Mehta previously served as Music Director of the Montreal Symphony, LA Philharmonic,...

ON THIS DAY | American Violinist Joan Field Was Born in 1915

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She made the first recording of Charles Ives' 1st Violin Sonata and gave the American premiere of Prokofiev's 2nd Violin Sonata. Ms Field died in...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Violinist Dong-Suk Kang!

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A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with legendary pedagogue Ivan Galamian, Mr Kang is a former major prize winner...

ON THIS DAY | Russian Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich Died in 2007

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Legendary Russian cello virtuoso was 80 years old when he passed away. Rostropovich was internationally recognized as a staunch advocate of human rights and was...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Guila Bustabo Died in 2002

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A student of Leon Sametini and Louis Persinger, the celebrated American violinist is remembered as one of the finest concert violinists of the 20th...

ON THIS DAY | Maurice Ravel's 'Tzigane' Premiered in 1924

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French composer Maurice Ravel’s showpiece Tzigane premiered on this day in 1924. The name is derived from the European term for 'gypsy'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMbEJR3ny1o VC ARTIST JOSEF SPACEK |...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Christian Tetzlaff!

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Today is German violin virtuoso Christian Tetzlaff's 55th birthday. He currently holds a teaching position on faculty at the Kronberg Academy, in Germany. His famed...

ON THIS DAY | Composer Sergei Prokofiev was Born in 1891

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Russian composer, pianist, and conductor Sergei Prokofiev was born on this day in 1891 — 130 years ago. Dying in 1953, Prokofiev is remembered as...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Lord Yehudi Menuhin was Born in 1916

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Lord Yehudi Menuhin was born on this day in 1916. Together with Robert Masters, Menuhin founded the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists in...

ON THIS DAY | Composer Édouard Lalo Died in 1892

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French composer Édouard Lalo died on this day in 1892. Lalo's signature works include his Symphony in G Minor, Cello Concerto in D Minor, and his...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Willi Boskovsky Died in 1991

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Austrian violinist and conductor Willi Boskovsky died on this day in 1991 at the age of 81. Maestro Boskovsky served as Concertmaster of the Vienna...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, VC Young Artist Veriko Tchumburidze!

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Today is VC Young Artist Veriko Tchumburidze's 24th birthday. A student of Professor Ana Chumachenko at the Munich Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Veriko is a former first...

ON THIS DAY | Alban Berg's Violin Concerto Premiered in 1936

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The first performance was given by Ukrainian-American virtuoso Louis Krasner with Hermann Scherchen conducting. It was Berg's last composition and arguably his best-known. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsp6Y_VOlKU&ab_channel=PassionForViolin GIL SHAHAM | BERG...

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