Thursday, December 2, 2021

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Leila Josefowicz!

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  Today is the American-Canadian violinist's birthday! Josefowicz will make her Violin Channel Vanguard Concert Series debut in the upcoming 2022 season. A strong advocate of new...

ON THIS DAY | Cellist Jaqueline du Pre Passed Away, Age 42

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  Jaqueline du Pre was born in Oxford, England on January 26, 1945. She began cello lessons when she was five years old, and her...

ON THIS DAY | Sibelius' Violin Concerto Premiered in 1905

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  Jean Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D Minor Op. 47 premiered on this day in 1905. Aspiring to be a virtuoso violinist, Sibelius' love of...

ON THIS DAY | Brahms’ Double Concerto Premiered in 1887

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  Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto in A Minor Op. 102 for violin, cello, and orchestra premiered on this day in 1887. The first performance was given...

ON THIS DAY | Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 Premiered in 1923

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  1917 was Prokofiev's most productive year compositionally, and his first Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major was one of his most recognized works...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, VC Artist Charles Yang!

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  Today is violinist and vocalist, VC Artist Charles Yang’s 33rd birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Glenn Dicterow, and former student of...

ON THIS DAY | Cellist Aldo Parisot Was Born in 1918

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  Brazilian-born American cellist Aldo Parisot was born on this day in 1918. A graduate of Yale University, Mr. Parisot served long-term teaching positions at Yale University,...

ON THIS DAY | Composer & Conductor Leonard Bernstein Was Born in 1918

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  American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein was born on this day 103 years ago. Hopefully, people remember the "many ways found throughout his lifetime...

ON THIS DAY | British Violinist Albert Sammons Died in 1957

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  Largely self-taught, Sammons is remembered in history for his close association with Elgar’s Violin Concerto — a work he championed and performed more than...

ON THIS DAY | Scottish Violist William Primrose Was Born in 1904

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Primrose gave the premiere performance of the Bartok Viola Concerto, the premiere performance Benjamin Britten's "Lachrymae," and the first recording of Hector Berlioz's...

ON THIS DAY | American Violinist Maud Powell Was Born in 1867

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  American violin virtuoso Maud Powell was born on this day 154 years ago. A student of Henry Schradieck, Charles Dancla, and Joseph Joachim, she toured the United States...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday Maxim Vengerov!

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  Maxim Vengerov was born on this day 47 years ago. A protégé of Zakhar Bron, Vengerov is a former first prize winner at the Karol...

ON THIS DAY | Canadian Violinist Kathleen Parlow Died in 1963

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  Canadian violin virtuoso Kathleen Parlow died on this day in 1963, aged 72. Parlow is remembered as one of the eminent female soloists of the 20th...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist George Enescu Born On This Day in 1881

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  Romanian violinist, composer, and conductor George Enescu was born on this day in 1881. His famed students included Yehudi Menuhin, Christian Ferras, Ivry Gitlis, Arthur Grumiaux,...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday Vilde Frang!

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  Norwegian violin virtuoso Vilde Frang was born on this day 35 years ago. A graduate of the Barratt Due Institute of Music, Hochschule für Musik und...

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