Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Today is Russian-American Violin Virtuoso Philippe Quint’s 45th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-American violin virtuoso Philippe Quint's 45th birthday! A protege of Andrei Korsakov and Dorothy DeLay, Philippe is widely recognised as one of today's...

Finnish Composer Jean Sibelius Was Born On This Day in 1865 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Finnish composer Jean Sibelius was born on this day in 1865. Sibelius' signature works include 7 symphonies, Finlandia, the Karelia Suite, Valse Triste, The Swan...

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

Austrian conductor Erich Kleiber was born on this day in 1890. Dying in 1956, he served prominent conducting positions with the Berlin State Opera, La...

German-Born Conductor Kurt Masur Was Born On This Day in 1927 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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

Russian-Born Violinist Zvi Zeitlin Was Born On This Day in 1922 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American violinist and pedagogue Zvi Zeitlin was born on this day in 1922. A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Ivan Galamian, Mr Zeitlin...

Bartók’s 2nd Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1939 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Béla Bartók's 2nd Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1939 – 80 years ago. The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso Zoltán Székely...

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...

Pianist, Composer & Conductor André Previn Was Born On This Day in 1929 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated German-American pianist, composer, arranger and conductor Sir André Previn was born on this day in 1929. Throughout his eclectic seven decade career, he served...

Violin Virtuoso Ryu Goto Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese-American violin virtuoso Ryu Goto's 28th birthday. A Physics graduate from Harvard University, Ryu is widely regarded as one of today's eminent young concert virtuosi...

Today is Dutch Conductor Edo de Waart’s 78th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch conductor Edo de Waart’s 78th birthday! Recognised as one of the eminent conductors of the 20th and 21st Centuries, Maestro de Waart...

Canadian Pianist Glenn Gould Died On This Day in 1982 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Canadian pianist Glenn Gould died, from a stroke, on this day in 1982 – aged just 50. Despite having stopped giving concerts at the age...

Czech Composer & Violinist Josef Suk Sr Died On This Day in 1935 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech composer and violinist Josef Suk Sr died on this day in 1935 – aged 61. Suk Sr composed a large body of piano, chamber...

Today is Belgium Violinist Yossif Ivanov’s 34th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Belgium violin virtuoso Yossif Ivanov's 34th birthday. A student of Zakhar Bron and Igor & Valery Oistrakh, Yossif is a former major prize winner at...

Polish-American Violinist Piotr Janowski Died On This Day in 2008 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violinist Piotr Janowski died on this day in 2008 – aged 57. A student of Ivan Galamian, Zino Francescatti, Henryk Szeryng and Jascha Heifetz, Mr Janowski was a former 1st...

Russian Composer Alexander Glazunov Was Born On This Day in 1865 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer Alexander Glazunov was born on this day in 1865. Dying in 1936, Glazunov’s signature works include the ballets The Seasons and Raymonda, his 9...

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