Thursday, August 9, 2018

German-Bohemian Music Critic Eduard Hanslick Died On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary German-Bohemian music critic Eduard Hanslick died on this day in 1904. Notoriously conservative, he was an outspoken opponent of the works of both Liszt...

Violinist Max Rostal Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist Max Rostal died on this day in 1991 – aged 86. A student of Carl Flesch, he is remembered as one of the eminent virtuosi of...

American Cellist Gregor Piatigorsky Died On This Day in 1976 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American cellist Gregor Piatigorsky died on this day in 1976 – aged 73. A student of Alfred von Glehn and Anatoliy Brandukov, Maestro Piatigorsky...

Austrian Conductor Erich Kleiber Born On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian conductor Erich Kleiber was born on this day in 1890 – 128 years ago. Dying in 1956, he served prominent conducting positions with the...

Today is VC Rising Star Johan Dalene’s 18th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Swedish violinist, VC Rising Star Johan Dalene’s 18th birthday. A student of Per Enoksson at the Royal College of Music, in Stockholm, Johan...

Today is Violinist & Conductor Richard Tognetti’s 53rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian violinist and conductor Richard Tognetti’s 53rd birthday! For the past 28 years, Richard has served as the Artistic Director and Leader of the Australian...

Soviet Composer Alfred Schnittke Died On This Day in 1998 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet composer Alfred Schnittke died on this day in 1998 – aged 64. A prolific composer, his output included 9 symphonies, 6 concerti grossi, 3...

Today is Avant-Garde Violinist Hahn-Bin’s 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean-American avant-garde violin virtuoso Hahn-Bin's 30th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Hahn-Bin (aka Amadéus Leopold) made his international debut at the 42nd Annual...

German Composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann Born On This Day in 1905 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann was born on this day in 1905. Despite being largely overlooked in many English-speaking countries, he is often lauded as one of...

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt Died On This Day in 1886 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer, piano virtuoso and conductor Franz Liszt died on this day in 1886 – aged 74. He is remembered as one of the most important composers...

Conductor George Szell Died On This Day in 1970 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-born American conductor George Szell died on this day in 1970 – aged 73. Maestro Szell is remembered for his long and successful tenure as...

Conductor & Cellist Sir John Barbirolli Died On This Day in 1970 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British conductor and cellist Sir John Barbirolli died on this day in 1970 – aged 70. Remembered as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century,...

German Composer Robert Schumann Died On This Day in 1856 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Robert Schumann died on this day in 1856 – aged 46. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest musical exponents of...

Composer & Organist Johann Sebastian Bach Died On This Day in 1750 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist Johann Sebastian Bach died on this day in 1750 – aged 65.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKQ_GyelRsc&autohide=1 ITZHAK PERLMAN | BACH | SOLO VIOLIN PARTITA...

Composer & Violinist Antonio Vivaldi Died On This Day in 1741 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-Baroque composer, Catholic priest and virtuoso violinist Antonio Vivaldi died on this day in 1741 – aged 63.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS-W3lfcVvY&autohide=1 JULIA FISCHER | VIVALDI | THE FOUR SEASONS |...

American Cellist Leonard Rose Born On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American cellist and pedagogue Leonard Rose was born on this day in 1918. He served as Principal Cellist of the NBC Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra and the New York...

Today is Korean VC Young Artist InMo Yang’s 23rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean VC Young Artist InMo Yang's 23rd birthday! A full scholarship student of Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory, InMo is...

Violin Virtuoso Gioconda de Vito Born On This Day in 1907 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-British violin virtuoso Gioconda de Vito was born on this day in 1907. Ms de Vito was a former 1st prize winner at the Vienna International Violin Competition, and is remembered as...

Conductor & Composer Serge Koussevitzky Born On This Day in 1874 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born conductor, composer and double-bassist Serge Koussevitzky was born on this day in 1874. Maestro Koussevitsky served as Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra...

Violin Virtuoso Vasa Prihoda Died On This Day in 1960 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violin virtuoso Vasa Prihoda died on this day in 1960 - aged 59. A Paganini specialist, Mr Prihoda is remembered for his dazzling technique, finesse and beauty of...

American Violin Virtuoso Oscar Shumsky Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso, pedagogue and conductor Oscar Shumsky died on this day in 2000 – aged 83. Mr Shumsky served distinguished teaching positions at the Curtis Institute of...

American Violin Virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci Born On This Day – 100 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci was born on this day in 1918 – 100 years ago. A protégé of Louis Persinger and Georg Kulenkampff, he is remembered as one of...

Elgar’s ‘Serenade for Strings in E Minor’ Premiered On This Day in 1896 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Edward Elgar’s Serenade for Strings in E Minor' Op. 20 premiered on this day in 1896. The first performance was given in Antwerp, Belgium –...

American Violinist Isaac Stern Born On This Day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Violinist and conductor Isaac Stern was born on this day in 1920 – 98 years ago. Dying in 2001, he is remembered as one of the finest...

Today is VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin’s 26th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin's 26th birthday! A student of Pierre Amoyal at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg, Fedor is a former 1st...

Conductor Joseph Keilberth Died On This Day in 1968 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Joseph Keilberth died on this day in 1968 – aged 61. Maestro Keilberth served distinguished conducting positions with the Staatsoperette Dresden, Saxon State Opera Orchestra...

Today is Violinist Nicola Benedetti’s 31st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Scottish violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti’s 31st birthday! A graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School, Nicola is a former 1st prize winner at the BBC 'Young Musician of...

American Violinist Robert Mann Was Born On This Day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist, composer and conductor Robert Mann was born on this day in 1920 - 98 years ago. A student of Edouard Dethier, he was a founding...

Violinist Szymon Goldberg Died On This Day in 1993 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born American violinist and conductor Szymon Goldberg died on this day in 1993 – aged 84. A student of Carl Flesch, he served as Concertmaster of the Dresden Philharmonic and...

German Conductor Kurt Masur Born On This Day in 1927 – 91 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Kurt Masur was born on this day in 1927 - 91 years ago. Widely respected as one of the most eminent conductors of all time,...

Violinist & Composer Ferdinand David Died On This Day in 1873 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violin virtuoso and composer Ferdinand David died on this day in 1873 – 145 years ago. A student of Louis Spohr, he served as...

Today is Belgium Violinist Yossif Ivanov’s 32nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Belgium violin virtuoso Yossif Ivanov's 32nd birthday. A student of Zakhar Bron and Igor & Valery Oistrakh, Yossif is a former prize winner at the...

Today is Israeli-American Virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman’s 70th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli-American violinist, violist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman’s 70th birthday! A protégé of Ivan Galamian at the Juilliard School, Maestro Zukerman is widely regarded as one...

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Eugène Ysaÿe Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violin virtuoso, composer and celebrated pedagogue Eugène Ysaÿe was born on this day in 1858. Legendary pedagogue Carl Flesch once described him as ‘the most outstanding...

Violinist and Composer Gaetano Pugnani Died On This Day in 1798 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Gaetano Pugnani died on this day in 1798. He is remembered in history, as violin virtuoso Fritz Kreisler borrowed his name...

Today is VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley’s 34th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley’s 34th birthday! A graduate of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Munich, Noah is a former...

Today is VC Young Artist Stephen Waarts’ 22nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American-Dutch VC Young Artist Stephen Waarts' 22nd birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and current post-graduate student of Mihaela Martin at the Kronberg Academy, Stephen...

Violinist & Pedagogue Willy Hess Born On This Day in 1859 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violinist Willy Hess was born on this day in 1859 – 159 years ago. A protege of Joseph Joachim, he was a former Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and...

Australian Conductor Charles Mackerras Died On This Day in 2010 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Australian conductor Sir Charles Mackerras died on this day in 2010 – aged 84. An authority on the operas of Janáček, Mozart and Gilbert and Sullivan, Maestro...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Ryu Goto’s 30th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese-American violin virtuoso Ryu Goto’s 30th birthday. A physics graduate from Harvard University, Ryu is widely regarded as one of today’s eminent young concert virtuosi – working and recording...

Conductor Carlos Kleiber Died On This Day in 2004 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-born Austrian conductor Carlos Kleiber died on this day in 2004 – aged 74. Despite the paucity of his appearances, Maestro Kleiber is remembered as one of...

Composer Arnold Schoenberg Died On This Day in 1951 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg died on this day in 1951 – aged 76. Remembered as one of the most influential composers of all time – his approach,...

American Conductor Arthur Fiedler Died On This Day in 1979 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American conductor Arthur Fiedler died on this day in 1979 - aged 84. Maestro Fiedler is remembered as the long-time principal conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra – a position...

Violinist & Composer Henryk Wieniawski Born On This Day in 1835 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish violin virtuoso and composer Henryk Wieniawski was born on this day in 1835 – 183 years ago. Remembered as one of the greatest violin...

Today is Acclaimed American Conductor David Zinman’s 82nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American conductor and violinist David Zinman's 82nd birthday! Throughout his six decade career, Maestro Zinman has served principal conducting positions with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Rotterdam...

Composer and Conductor Ottorino Respighi Born On This Day in 1879 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian composer and conductor Ottorino Respighi was born on this day in 1879 – 139 years ago. Respighi's signature works include his orchestral trilogy, Fountains...

Russian Violin Virtuoso Nelli Shkolnikova Born On This Day in 1928 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-Jewish violin virtuoso Nelli Shkolnikova was born on this day in 1928 – 90 years ago. A student of Lillia Kossodo and Yuri Yankelevich, Ms Shkolnikova was a former 1st...

Today is Israeli Violin Virtuoso Hagai Shaham’s 52nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli violin virtuoso Hagai Shaham's 52nd birthday! A student of Professor Ilona Feher, Hagai performs regularly with many of world's finest orchestras and...

Violinist Max Rostal Born On This Day in 1905 – 113 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist Max Rostal was born on this day in 1905 – 113 years ago. A student of Carl Flesch, he is remembered as one...

Composer and Conductor Gustav Mahler Born On This Day in 1860 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Late-Romantic Austrian composer and conductor Gustav Mahler was born on this day in 1860 – 158 years ago. Dying in 1911, he is remembered as...

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