Thursday, August 22, 2019

Polish Composer Witold Lutoslawski Was Born On This Day in 1913 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski was born on this day in 1913 – 104 years ago. Dying in 1994, Lutoslawski is remembered as one of...

German Conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler was Born On This Day in 1886 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler was born on this day in 1886. Remembered as one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th Century,...

Today is Russian Violist Yuri Bashmet’s 64th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violist Yuri Bashmet's 64th birthday. He is widely regarded as one of the world's preeminent violists – performing regularly with the world's...

American Composer Samuel Barber Died On This Day in 1981, 36 Years Ago – Aged 70 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Samuel Barber died on this day in 1981, 36 years ago – aged 70. His signature works include 'Adagio for Strings' and his...

Today is Italian Violin Virtuoso and Conductor Uto Ughi’s 73rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian violin virtuoso and conductor Uto Ughi’s 73rd birthday. A student of Georges Enescu and Yehudi Menuhin, he is recognised as one...

French Romantic Composer Ernest Chausson was Born On This Day in 1855 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French romantic composer Ernest Chausson was born on this day in 1855 – 162 years ago. His signature works include a symphony, two symphonic poems,...

Russian-born American Virtuoso Mischa Elman was Born On This Day in 1891 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American virtuoso Mischa Elman was born on this day in 1891 – 126 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the finest...

Today is Hungarian Conductor Iván Fischer’s 66th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer’s 66th birthday. Maestro Fischer has held prestigious conducting positions with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles...

Today is British Conductor Sir Simon Rattle’s 62nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British conductor Sir Simon Rattle’s 62nd birthday. Maestro Rattle is widely regarded as one of the finest conductors of the 20th and 21st...

American Violinist Michael Rabin Died On This Day in 1972 – Aged Just 35 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Michael Rabin died on this day in 1972, 45 years ago - aged just 35. He is remembered as one of the pre-eminent...

Camille Saint Saens’ Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor Premiered On This Day in 1873 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Camille Saint-Saens' Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor Op. 33 premiered on this day in 1873 – 144 years ago. The first performance was...

Russian Violin Virtuoso Andrei Korsakov Died On This Day in 1991 – Aged Just 44 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Andrei Korsakov died on this day in 1991 – aged just 44. A protégé of Boris Belenky and Leonid Kogan,...

Bulgarian Violin Virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev Was Born On This Day in 1926 – 91 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev was born on this day in 1926 – 91 years ago. Plagued by the war years and the death of...

Today is British Violinist and Fashion Model Charlie Siem’s 31st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist and fashion model Charlie Siem's 31st birthday. A student of Ithzak Rashkovsky and Shlomo Mintz, Charlie’s recent debuts include performances with...

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...

Legendary Soviet Cellist Daniil Shafran Was Born On This Day in 1923 – 94 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Soviet cellist Daniil Shafran was born on this day in 1923 – 94 years ago. Dying in 1997, Maestro Shafran is remembered as one...

Russian-born American Violin Virtuoso Nathan Milstein Was Born On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein was born on this day in 1904. A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Leopold Auer and Eugene Ysaye, he...

Norwegian Composer Christian Sinding Was Born On This Day in 1856 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Norwegian composer Christian Sinding was born on this day in 1856 – 161 years ago. Dying in 1941, his signature works include 4 symphonies, an...

Today is Hungarian Cellist Miklós Perényi’s 68th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Hungarian cellist Miklós Perényi’s 68th birthday. A former 1st prize winner at the Pablo Casals International Cello Competition, Professor Perenyi has served a...

German-American Composer Paul Hindemith Died On This Day in 1963 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-American composer Paul Hindemith died on this day in 1963. A prolific composer, his contributions to the string repertoire include 6 violin sonatas, a violin...

Soviet Violin Virtuoso Leonid Kogan Died On This Day in 1982 – Aged 58 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso Leonid Kogan died on this day in 1982, 34 years ago – aged 58. A former 1st prize winner at the Queen...

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...

American Composer Elliott Carter Was Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Elliott Carter was born on this day in 1908 – 108 years ago. A two time Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr Carter's contributions to...

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...

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Died On This Day in 1791 – Aged Just 35 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died on this day in 1791 – aged just 35. Mozart's exact cause of death is not known, however reports indicate he...

Czech Violinist and Composer Jan Kubelik Died On This Day in 1940 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violinist and composer Jan Kubelik died on this day in 1940 – aged 60. A student of Otakar Sevcik, Kubelik is remembered as one...

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...

French Jazz Violinist Stephane Grappelli Died On This Day in 1997 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli died on this day in 1997 – aged 89. Mr Grappelli's lively, elegant style captivated audiences for more than half...

Tchaikovsky’s ‘Rococo Variations’ Premiered on this Day in 1877 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Tchaikovsky's 'Variations on a Rococo Theme' Op. 33 for Cello and Orchestra premiered on this day in 1877. The first performance was given by German...

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...

Sergei Prokofiev’s Cello Concerto Premiered On This Day In 1938 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev's Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 58 premiered on this day in 1938. The first performance was given by Alexander Melik-Pashayev with the...

Today is VC Artist Alexandra Conunova’s 27th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist, violinist Alexandra Conunova’s 27th birthday. A graduate of the Hannover University of Music and the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, Alexandra...

Today is VC Artist Igor Pikayzen’s 29th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Igor Pikayzen’s 29th birthday. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music, Igor is a major prize winner...

American Cellist and Pedagogue Leonard Rose Died On This Day in 1984 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American cellist and pedagogue Leonard Rose died on this day in 1984 from leukemia – aged 66. He served as Principal Cellist of the...

Hungarian Conductor Fritz Reiner Died On This Day in 1963 – Aged 74 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian conductor Fritz Reiner died on this day in 1963 – aged 74. Widely regarded as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century,...

Aram Khachaturian Violin Concerto in D minor Premiered On This Day in 1940 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Aram Khachaturian Violin Concerto in D minor premiered on this day in 1940 – 76 years ago. The first performance was given by Soviet virtuoso...

Today is Violinist Arabella Steinbacher’s 35th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-Japanese concert violinist Arabella Steinbacher's 35th birthday! A student of Ana Chumachenco, Dorothy DeLay and Anne-Sophie Mutter, Arabella is a former 1st prize...

Sibelius Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1905 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Jean Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D Minor Op. 47 premiered on this day in 1905. The first performance was given by Czech violinist Karel Halíř –...

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 Premiered On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major premiered on this day in 1923 – 93 years ago. The first performance was given by...

Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello Premiered On This Day in 1887 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Johannes Brahms' Double Concerto in A minor Op. 102 for violin, cello and orchestra premiered on this day in 1887 – 128 years ago. The...

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...

Legendary Polish-born Violinist Michel Schwalbé Died On This Day– Aged 92 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Polish-born violinist Michel Schwalbé died on this day– aged 92. A student of Moritz Frenkel, George Enescu and Jules Boucherit, he served as...

Dutch Violinist Theo Olof Died On This Day in 2012 – Aged 88 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Dutch violinist Theo Olof died on this day in 2012 - aged 88. A student of Oskar Back, he was former prize winner at the...

Today is VC Artist Charles Yang’s 28th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Charles Yang’s 28th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Charles is very quickly building an impressive online following – and...

Violinist and Composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Died on this Day in 1865 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Moravian-Jewish violinist and composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst died on this day in 1865. He is remembered as one of the greatest violin virtuosi of all...

Today is Chinese-American Cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s 61st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French-born Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma's 61st birthday! He is widely regarded as one of the pre-eminent virtuosi string soloists of all time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qrKjywjo7Q&showinfo=0&autohide=1 YO- YO...

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...

William Walton’s Viola Concerto Premiered On This Day In 1929 – 87 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

William Walton's Viola Concerto premiered on this day in 1929 – 87 years ago. The first performance was given by violist Paul Hindemith - with...

Today is VC Young Artist Simone Porter’s 20th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American VC Young Artist Simone Porter's 20th birthday. A student of Robert Lipsett, at the Colburn School, Simone is a recent recipient...

Today is VC Artist Paul Huang’s 26th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American VC Artist Paul Huang's 26th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Paul is a former 1st prize winner at the Sion...

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