Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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...

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...

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,...

Today is Conductor Riccardo Muti’s 79th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian-born conductor Riccardo Muti’s 79th birthday! Maestro Muti has held distinguished conducting positions with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Berlin...

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 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...

Today is Korean VC Young Artist InMo Yang’s 25th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean VC Young Artist InMo Yang's 25th birthday! A full scholarship student of Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory, InMo is...

Violinist Gioconda de Vito Was Born On This Day in 1907 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-British violinist 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...

Violin Virtuoso Váša Příhoda Died On This Day in 1960 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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

American Violinist Oscar Shumsky Died On This Day in 2000 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist, pedagogue and conductor Oscar Shumsky died on this day in 2000 – aged 83. Mr Shumsky served distinguished teaching positions on faculty at the...

American Violinist Ruggiero Ricci Was Born On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci was born on this day in 1918. A protégé of Louis Persinger and Georg Kulenkampff, he is remembered as one of the finest musicians...

Today is Violinist VC Artist Fedor Rudin’s 28th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Fedor Rudin's 28th birthday! A graduate of the Mozarteum University of Salzburg and the Cologne High School of Music, where he studied with Pierre Amoyal...

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

Russian-born American violinist and conductor Isaac Stern was born on this day in 1920. Dying in 2001, he is remembered as one of the finest...

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Australian violin virtuoso Ray Chen has established himself as one of the most prodigiously talented and captivating instrumentalists to emerge internationally. A graduate of the Curtis...

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