Sunday, November 17, 2019

Today is Hungarian Violin Virtuoso Kristof Barati’s 40th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Hungarian violin virtuoso Kristof Barati's 40th birthday! A student of Eduard Wulfson, Miklós Szenthelyi and Vilmos Tátrai, Kristof is a former prize winner...

Today is Belgian-Russian Virtuoso Vadim Repin’s 45th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Belgian-Russian virtuoso Vadim Repin's 45th birthday. A protege of Professor Zakhar Bron, he is a former 1st prize winner at the Wienaiwski...

Belgian Composer and Violinist Henri Vieuxtemps Was Born on this Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian composer and violinist Henri Vieuxtemps was born on this day in 1820. A protege of Charles de Bériot, he is remembered as one of...

German Composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann Died On This Day in 1963 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann died on this day in 1963 - aged 58. Despite being largely overlooked in many English-speaking countries, he is often...

English Composer Benjamin Britten Died On This Day in 1976 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Benjamin Britten died on this day in 1976. His signature works include the operas ‘Peter Grimes’, ‘Billy Budd’ and ‘The Turn of the...

Legendary Soviet Pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky Born On This Day in 1871 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Soviet pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky was born on this day in 1871. Mr Stolyarsky is remembered in history as the founder of 'The Odessa School' and 'The...

French Composer Camille Saint-Saëns Was Born On This Day in 1835 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Camille Saint-Saëns was born on this day in 1835. Dying in 1921, his signature works include The Carnival of the Animals, Danse Macabre, Samson and Delilah, his...

Today is French Violinist Gilles Apap’s 56th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violinist Gilles Apap's 56th birthday! One of the world's most versatile soloists, Gilles is a former 1st prize winner at the Menuhin...

Today is German Violin Virtuoso Julia Fischer’s 36th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Julia Fischer's 36th birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Menuhin Competition, Julia is widely regarded as one of...

Today is VC Young Artist Kerson Leong’s 22nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Kerson Leong’s 22nd birthday! A student of Augustin Dumay at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Kerson is a former Junior 1st...

French Violinist Jacques Thibaud Died On This Day in 1953 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist and pedagogue Jacques Thibaud died on this day in 1953, in a plane crash – aged 73. The dedicatee of Ysaye's 2nd Solo...

German Composer Ludwig van Beethoven Was Born On This Day in 1770 – 246 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven was born on this day in 1770 – 246 years ago. Dying in 1827, Beethoven is remembered...

Conductor Herbert von Karajan Was Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan was born on this day in 1908 – 111 years ago. Dying in 1989, Maestro von Karajan is remembered as...

Violinist & Composer George Enescu Died On This Day in 1955 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian violinist, composer and conductor George Enescu died on this day in 1955 – aged 73. Remembered as one of the most influential violin pedagogues...

American Violin Virtuoso Eugene Fodor Died On This Day in 2011 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Eugene Fodor died on this day in 2011. A student of Ivan Galamian, Josef Gingold and Jascha Heifetz, he was a former...

Today is Violinist VC Artist Tobias Feldmann’s 28th Birthday [ON THIS DAY]

Today is German violinist, VC Artist Tobias Feldmann’s 28th birthday. A graduate of the Hanns Eisler Conservatory of Music in Berlin, where he studied with Professor...

Austrian Composer Johann Strauss II Born On This Day in 1825 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Johann Strauss II was born on this day in 1825. The son of Johann Strauss Sr, Strauss Jr composed over 500 waltzes, polkas,...

Today is VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin’s 25th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin’s 25th birthday! A student of Pierre Amoyal at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg, Fedor is a former 1st prize winner at the...

Today is VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji’s 21st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese violinist, VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji’s 21st birthday. A student of Professor Koichiro Harada, at the Tokyo College of Music, Ayana is...

British Violinist Hugh Bean Died On This Day in 2003 – Aged 74 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist Hugh Bean died on this day in 2003 – aged 74. A student of Albert Sammons and André Gertler, Maestro Bean served as...

Russian Violinist & Pedagogue Efrem Zimbalist Born On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born violin virtuoso, pedagogue and composer Efrem Zimbalist was born on this day in 1890. A student of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as one of the...

Composer and Violinist Karl Goldmark Born On This Day in 1830 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer and violinist Karl Goldmark was born on this day in 1830. Largely self-taught as a composer, his signature works include the opera Die...

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...

Remembering Nathan Milstein – Died on this Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein died on this day in 1992 – aged 88. A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Leopold Auer and Eugene Ysaye, he is remembered as...

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...

Legendary Italian Conductor Arturo Toscanini was Born On This Day in 1867 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini was born on this day in 1867 – 152 years ago. Dying in 1957, he is widely regarded as one...

Russian Composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Born on this Day in 1844 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov was born on this day in 1844. A member of 'The Five', Rimsky-Korsakov is remembered in history as one of the...

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 - 99 years ago. A student of Edouard Dethier, Mr Mann...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter's birthday!  A student of Erna Honigberger and Aida Stucki, Ms Mutter is widely regarded as one of the most...

German Conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler died on this day in 1954. Remembered as one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th Century, he...

Today is Conductor & Pianist James Levine’s 74th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American conductor and pianist James Levine's 74th birthday! He is widely regarded as one of the pre-eminent conductors of the 20th and 21st...

American Cellist Leonard Rose Was 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...

Austrian Composer Alban Berg Born On This Day in 1885 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Alban Berg was born on this day in 1885 – 132 years ago. Berg is remembered as one of the most important composers...

Today is Pianist and Conductor Christoph Eschenbach’s 76th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-born pianist and conductor Christoph Eschenbach’s 76th birthday. A protege of Herbert von Karajan and George Szell, Maestro Eschenbach is widely regarded as...

Today is Conductor Riccardo Muti’s 78th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian-born conductor Riccardo Muti’s 78th birthday! Maestro Muti has held distinguished conducting positions with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Berlin...

Schumann Cello Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1860 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Robert Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor premiered on this day in 1860 - four years after the composer’s death. The first performance was given by...

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

  Violinist and conductor Isaac Stern was born on this day in 1920 – 96 years ago. Dying in 2001, he is remembered as one of...

American Violinist Oscar Shumsky Died On This Day in 2000 [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 on faculty at the...

French Composer Édouard Lalo was Born On This Day in 1823 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Édouard Lalo was born on this day in 1823. Lalo's signature works include his Symphony in G Minor, Cello Concerto in D Minor...

Austrian Composer Joseph Haydn Died On This Day in 1809 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Joseph Haydn died on this day in 1809 - 210 years ago. Often referred to as the 'Father of the Symphony' and the...

Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major Premiered On This Day in 1879 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major Op. 78 premiered on this day in 1879 - in Bonn. A much loved standard in today's...

Composer Felix Mendelssohn Born On This Day in 1809 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Felix Mendelssohn was born on this day in 1809. Mendelssohn's signature works include his overture and incidental music from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream',...

Conductor Otto Klemperer Died On This Day in 1973 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Otto Klemperer died on this day in 1973 – aged 88. Remembered as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century, Maestro...

Today is Latvian Conductor Mariss Jansons’ 74th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons' 74th birthday. Maestro Jansons is widely regarded as one of today's pre-eminent conductors – he currently serves as Chief...

German Composer Max Bruch Died On This Day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Max Bruch died on this day in 1920 – aged 82. Despite his 1st Violin Concerto being one of the most frequently performed...

Conductor Lorin Maazel Was Born On This Day in 1930 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American conductor, violinist and composer Maestro Lorin Maazel was born on this day in 1930 - 89 years ago. A recognized child prodigy, he made...

Composer Görgy Ligeti Was Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-Austrian contemporary composer Görgy Ligeti was born on this day in 1923 - 95 years ago. A composer who refused to play by the rules,...

VC ‘Young Artist’ Tatsuki Narita Born On This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese VC ‘Young Artist’ Tatsuki Narita’s 24th birthday! A graduate of the Conservatoire Nationale Superieur de Paris, where he studied with Svetlin Roussev,...

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven Died on this Day in 1827 – Aged 56 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven died on this day in 1827 - aged 56. He is remembered as one of the most famous and...

Hungarian Violinist & Pedagogue Carl Flesch Born On This Day in 1873 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Carl Flesch was born on this day in 1873 – 144 years ago. Dying in 1944, Mr Flesch's noted students...

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