ON THIS DAY | Cellist Jacqueline du Pre Was Born in 1945

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Legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pre was born on this day in 1945, 76 years ago. Mstislav Rostropovich once declared Ms du Pre as "the only cellist...

ON THIS DAY | Composer Samuel Barber Died in 1981

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American composer Samuel Barber died on this day in 1981, aged 70. His signature works include Adagio for Strings and his Violin Concerto Op. 14 -...

ON THIS DAY | German Violin Virtuoso August Wilhelmj Died in 1908

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German violin virtuoso August Wilhelmj died on this day in 1908, aged 62. He is particularly remembered in history for his popular violin arrangement of the...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday Violinist Uto Ughi!

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Today is Italian violinist and conductor Uto Ughi’s 77th birthday. Mr Ughi is the former Music Director of the l’Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and...

ON THIS DAY | Russian Violinist Andrei Korsakov Died in 1991

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Russian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Andrei Korsakov died on this day in 1991, aged just 44. He served as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the...

ON THIS DAY | American Violinist Michael Rabin Died in 1972

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American violin virtuoso Michael Rabin died on this day in 1972, aged just 35. A celebrated child prodigy, he is remembered as one of the eminent...

ON THIS DAY | Bulgarian Violinist Vasco Abadjiev Was Born in 1926

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Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev was born on this day in 1926. Plagued by the war years and the death of his beloved mother in 1965,...

ON THIS DAY | Soviet Cellist Daniil Shafran Was Born in 1923

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Legendary Soviet cellist Daniil Shafran was born on this day in 1923. His famed students included British cellist Steven Isserlis.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz2HkfZ0R9c DANIIL SHAFRAN & ANTON GINSBURG | CHOPIN...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Nathan Milstein Was Born in 1904

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Russian-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein was born on this day in 1904. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQjzKVkFqag NATHAN MILSTEIN | 'PAGANINIANA' FOR SOLO VIOLIN  

ON THIS DAY | Violinist & Teacher Josef Gingold Died in 1995

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Russian-American violinist and pedagogue Josef Gingold died on this day in 1995, aged 85. A student of Eugene Ysaye, he is remembered as one of...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday Mischa Maisky!

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Today is Soviet-born Israeli cellist Mischa Maisky’s 73rd birthday.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGQLXRTl3Z0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 MISCHA MAISKY | BACH | SOLO CELLO SUITE NO.1 IN G MAJOR | 1993     

ON THIS DAY | Cellist Pierre Fournier Died in 1986

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Famed French cellist Pierre Fournier died on this day in 1986, aged 79.   https://youtu.be/5OgL5AcNFqY?t=23s PIERRE FOURNIER | SAINT-SAENS CELLO CONCERTO NO. 1 IN A MINOR |...

ON THIS DAY | American Violinist Maud Powell Died in 1920

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American violin virtuoso Maud Powell died on this day in 1920, aged just 52.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaPFEqmGzcc&showinfo=0&autohide=1 MAUD POWELL & WALDEMAR LIACHOWSKY | SARASATE | ZIGEUNERWEISEN | 1911   

ON THIS DAY | British Violinist & Conductor Iona Brown Was Born in 1941

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British violinist and conductor Iona Brown was born on this day in 1941. Ms. Brown was the former Music Director of the Academy of St...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday Janine Jansen!

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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1nufxiiF1o&showinfo=0&autohide=1 JANINE JANSEN | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO | PAAVO JARVI & ORCHESTRE DE PARIS | 2015    

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