Friday, September 20, 2019

Conductor Sergiu Celibidache Was Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Luminary Romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache was born on this day in 1912 - 107 years ago. Dying in 1996, Maestro Celibidache is celebrated as one of...

Today is VC Artist Charles Yang’s 30th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is violinist, VC Artist Charles Yang’s 30th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Charles is very quickly building an impressive online following –...

Romanian Conductor Sergiu Celibidache Died On This Day in 1996 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache died on this day in 1996 - aged 82. Maestro Celibidache is remembered as one of the pre-eminent conductors of the...

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 premiered on this day in 1881– 135 years ago. The first performance was given by Russian virtuoso...

Italian-Born British Violin Virtuoso Alfredo Campoli Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-born British violin virtuoso Alfredo Campoli died on this day in 1991 – aged 84. He is remembered as one of the finest violinists of...

Remembering Pianist Arthur Rubinstein – Born On This Day 129 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Preeminent Polish-American pianist Arthur Rubinstein was born on this day in 1887 – 129 years ago. Passing away in 1982, aged 95, he is remembered as...

English Composer Benjamin Britten Born On This Day in 1913 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Benjamin Britten was born on this day in 1913 – 104 years ago. Dying in 1976, his signature works include operas: 'Peter Grimes', 'Billy Budd'...

Today is German Violinist Kolja Blacher’s 55th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violinist Kolja Blacher's 55th birthday. A student of Dorothy DeLay and Sandor Vegh, he is a former Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic...

Italian Luthier Giuseppe Guarneri Died On This Day in 1744 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Giuseppe Guarneri died on this day in 1744 – 273 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the finest string instrument makers of...

Composer Richard Strauss Died On This Day in 1949 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Richard Strauss died on this day in 1949 – aged 85. Strauss’ signature works include operas Der Rosenkavalier and Salome and orchestral masterworks Death and Transfiguration, Till Eulenspiegel’s...

Today is Dutch Violin Virtuoso Isabelle van Keulen’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violin virtuoso Isabelle van Keulen’s birthday. A graduate of Amsterdam’s Sweelinck Conservatorium, where she studied with Davina van Wely - and later...

Today is Italian Violinist Salvatore Accardo’s 76th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian violinist Salvatore Accardo’s 76th birthday. A former 1st prize winner at the Geneva and Paganini International Violin Competitions - Maestro Accardo is...

Austrian-Born Dutch Violinist Oskar Back Died On This Day in 1963 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born Dutch violinist Oskar Back died on this day in 1963 - aged 83. A student of Eugène Ysaÿe and César Thomson, he served a...

Austrian-Born American Conductor Erich Leinsdorf Died On This Day in 1993 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born American conductor Erich Leinsdorf died on this day in 1993 – aged 81. Maestro Leinsdorf served distinguished conducting positions with The Metropolitan Opera, The Cleveland Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, New York...

William Walton Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1939 – 77 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

William Walton Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1939 – 77 years ago. The first performance was given by Jascha Heifetz with the Cleveland...

Polish-American Violinist Bronislav Gimpel Was Born On This Day in 1911 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violin virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel was born on this day in 1911 – 108 years ago. A protege of Carl Flesch, Mr Gimpel is remembered...

Tango Composer Ástor Piazzolla Died On This Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Argentine tango composer and bandoneón player Ástor Piazzolla died on this day in 1992 – aged 71. Piazzolla is remembered in history as the inventor...

American Composer Charles Ives Born On This Day in 1874 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Charles Ives was born on this day in 1874 – 144 years ago. Dying in 1954, Mr Ives is remembered as America's first...

Hungarian Violin Virtuoso Joseph Szigeti Was Born On This Day in 1892 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso Joseph Szigeti was born on this day in 1892. A strong advocate of new music, he was the dedicatee of a number...

Today is British Violinist Daniel Hope’s 46th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist Daniel Hope’s 46th birthday! A student of Zakhar Bron, Daniel served for six seasons with The Beaux Arts Trio – and today performs and...

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...

Today is Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim’s 56th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist David Kim’s 56th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay, he is a former prize...

American Violinist Guila Bustabo was Born on This Day in 1916 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American violinist Guila Bustabo was born on this day in 1916 – 103 years ago. A student of Leon Sametini and Louis Persinger, she...

Composer Franz Waxman Was Born On This Day in 1906 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Jewish-American Composer Franz Waxman was born on this day in 1906 - 112 years ago. Dying in 1967, Waxman is remembered predominantly for his film...

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...

Today is VC Young Artist Stephen Waarts’ 23rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American-Dutch VC Young Artist Stephen Waarts' 23rd birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and current post-graduate student of Mihaela Martin at the Kronberg Academy,...

Today is Cello Pedagogue Aldo Parisot’s 100th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Brazilian-born American cellist and pedagogue Aldo Parisot's 100th Birthday! A graduate of Yale University, Mr Parisot joined the music school teaching faculty in 1958...

Stravinsky Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1931 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Igor Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto in D premiered on this day in 1931 – 87 years ago. The first performance was given by Samuel Dushkin -...

Spanish Violinist And Composer Pablo de Sarasate Died On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish violinist and composer Pablo de Sarasate died on this day in 1908, from chronic bronchitis - aged 64. Remembered as one of the eminent...

Russian-Born Composer Igor Stravinsky Died on This Day in 1971 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American composer, pianist and conductor Igor Stravinsky died on this day in 1971 - aged 88. He is widely acknowledged as one of the...

Hungarian Composer Kodály Born On This Day in 1882 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer, pedagogue and philosopher Zoltán Kodály was born on this day in 1882 - 136 years ago. Dying in 1967, he is best known...

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...

German-Czech Composer Carl Stamitz Was Born On This Day in 1745 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-Czech composer Carl Stamitz was born on this day in 1745 - 273 years ago. The son of composer Johann Stamitz, his extensive body of...

Italian Composer & Double Bassist Giovanni Bottesini Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian romantic composer, conductor and double bass virtuoso Giovanni Bottesini was born on this day in 1821 - 196 years ago. Dying in 1889, he was widely...

German Conductor Gunter Wand Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Gunter Wand was born on this day in 1912 – 107 years ago. Dying in 2002, Maestro Wand is remembered as one of...

German Conductor Rudolf Kempe Was Born On This Day in 1910 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary German conductor Rudolf Kempe was born on this day in 1910 – 108 years ago. Dying in 1976, Maestro Kempe served principal conducting positions...

Italian Composer Giacomo Puccini Died On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian composer Giacomo Puccini died on this day in 1924. His signature works include some of the most frequently performed operas in history – including:...

Today Is Romanian Violinist Silvia Marcovici’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Romanian-born violin virtuoso, Silvia Marcovici's birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Long-Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu International Violin Competitions, she is...

Today is Russian Pianist Evgeny Kissin’s 47th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin’s 47th birthday. He is widely regarded as one of today's foremost virtuosi musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0U73NRSIkw&autohide=1 EVGENY...

Austrian Composer Anton Bruckner Born On This Day in 1824 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Anton Bruckner was born on this day in 1824 – 193 years ago. Dying in 1896, Bruckner's signature works include 9 symphonies, a...

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',...

Erich Wolfgang Korngold Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1945 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Erich Wolfgang Korngold Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 35 premiered on this day in 1945. The first performance was given by Jascha Heifetz with...

Australian Composer Peter Sculthorpe Died On This Day in 2014 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe died on this day in 2014 - aged 85. Mr Sculthorpe's signature works include 17 string quartets - and his symphonic poems...

American Violin Pedagogue Dorothy DeLay Was Born On This Day in 1917 [ON THIS DAY]

Famed American violin teacher Dorothy DeLay was born on this day in 1917. She is remembered as one of the most respected violin pedagogues of...

Today is Russian Conductor & Violinist Vladimir Spivakov’s 75th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian conductor and violinist Vladimir Spivakov’s 75th birthday. A student of Yuri Yankelevich, Maestro Spivakov is a former prize winner at the Paganini, Montreal...

Russian Violinist Toscha Seidel Born On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violinist Toscha Seidel was born on this day in 1890. A protégé of Leopold Auer, Mr Seidel is remembered as one of the finest...

Belgian Violin Virtuoso Arthur Grumiaux Died On This Day in 1986 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violin virtuoso and pianist Arthur Grumiaux died on this day in 1986 – aged 65. A student of Alfred Dubois and George Enescu, he...

Today is Violinist & Conductor Richard Tognetti’s 54th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian violinist and conductor Richard Tognetti’s 54th birthday! For the past 29 years, Richard has served as the Artistic Director and Leader of the...

Today is Korean Violin Virtuoso Kyung Wha Chung’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean violin virtuoso Kyung Wha Chung’s birthday. A student of Ivan Galamian and Joseph Szigeti, Ms Chung is widely regarded as one of...

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...

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