Friday, June 5, 2020

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. The son of composer Johann Stamitz, his extensive body of works include more than...

Composer Johannes Brahms Was Born On This Day in 1833 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Johannes Brahms was born on this day in 1833. He passed away from liver and pancreas cancer in 1897, aged 63...

Dutch Violinist Theo Olof Was Born On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-born Dutch violinist Theo Olof was born on this day in 1924. A student of Oskar Back, Mr Olof served as long-time Co-Concertmaster of the...

Debussy’s Violin Sonata in G Minor Premiered On This Day in 1917 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Claude Debussy's Violin Sonata in G Minor premiered on this day in 1917. The first performance was given by violinist Gaston Poulet - with Debussy...

Violinist & Composer George Enescu Died On This Day in 1955 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian violinist, composer and conductor George Enescu died on this day in 1955 – aged 73. Remembered as one of the most influential violin pedagogues...

Violin Virtuoso Louis Krasner Died On This Day in 1995 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Ukrainian-born American virtuoso Louis Krasner died on this day in 1995 – aged 91. A student of Lucien Capet, Otakar Sevcik and Carl Flesch, Mr...

American Violin Virtuoso Michael Rabin Was Born On This Day in 1936 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Michael Rabin was born on this day in 1936. A celebrated child prodigy, he is remembered as one of the eminent violinists...

Violin Virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel Died on This Day in 1979 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violin virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel died on this day in 1979 – aged 67. A protege of Carl Flesch, Mr Gimpel is remembered as one of...

Scottish Violist William Primrose Died On This Day in 1982 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Scottish violist William Primrose died on this day in 1982 – aged 77. A protege of Eugène Ysaÿe, Maestro Primrose is remembered as one of...

Legendary Soviet Pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky Died On This Day in 1944 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Soviet violin pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky died on this day in 1944 - aged 72. He is remembered in history as the founder of The Odessa School and...

Today is Conductor Zubin Mehta’s 84th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is luminary Indian-born conductor Zubin Mehta’s 84th birthday! Widely respected as one of the eminent conductors of all time, Maestro Mehta previously served as...

Today is Russian Violinist Igor Oistrakh’s 89th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Soviet-born violinist Igor Oistrakh’s 89th birthday! The son of virtuoso David Oistrakh, he has served a distinguished teaching position on faculty at Brussel's...

Russian Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich Died On This Day in 2007 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian cello virtuoso Mstislav Rostropovich died on this day in 2007 - aged 80. A strong advocate of new music, he premiered over 100...

Today is Norwegian Cellist Truls Mørk’s 59th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Norwegian cello virtuoso Truls Mørk's 59th birthday! A student of Natalia Shakhovskaya, Mr. Mørk is a former prize winner at the Tchaikovsky, Naumburg...

Today is Violinist Christian Tetzlaff’s 54th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Christian Tetzlaff's 54th birthday! A student of Uwe-Martin Haiberg and Walter Levin, he is widely respected as one of today's...

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