Monday, July 22, 2019

Russian Cello Virtuoso 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...

American Violinist Guila Bustabo Died on This Day in 2002 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American violinist Guila Bustabo died on this day in 2002 – aged 86. A student of Leon Sametini and Louis Persinger, she is remembered as one...

Maurice Ravel’s ‘Tzigane’ Premiered On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Maurice Ravel’s showpiece Tzigane premiered on this day in 1924 - 95 years ago. The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso Jelly d'Arányi, in London -...

Today is Norwegian Cellist Truls Mørk’s 58th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Norwegian cello virtuoso Truls Mørk's 58th birthday! A student of Natalia Shakhovskaya, Mr. Mørk is a former prize winner at the Tchaikovsky, Naumburg...

Concertmaster Gerhart Hetzel Born On This Day in 1940 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Former Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic First Concertmaster Gerhart Hetzel was born on this day in 1940. A protege of Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Mr Hetzel is remembered...

Today is Violinist Christian Tetzlaff’s 53rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Christian Tetzlaff's 53rd birthday! A student of Uwe-Martin Haiberg and Walter Levin, he is widely respected as one of today's...

Composer Sergei Prokofiev Was Born On This Day in 1891 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Prokofiev was born on this day in 1891 - 128 years ago. Dying in 1953, Prokofiev is remembered as...

French Composer Édouard Lalo Died On This Day in 1892 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Édouard Lalo died on this day in 1892. Lalo's signature works include his Symphony in G Minor, Cello Concerto in D Minor – and...

Violinist Lord Yehudi Menuhin Was Born On This Day in 1916 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Lord Yehudi Menuhin was born on this day in 1916 - 103 years ago. A student of Louis Persinger, Georges Enescu and Adolf Busch, he is remembered...

Austrian Violinist Willi Boskovsky Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violinist and conductor Willi Boskovsky died on this day in 1991 – aged 81. Maestro Boskovsky served as Concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra...

Today is VC Young Artist Veriko Tchumburidze’s 23rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Veriko Tchumburidze's 23rd birthday! A student of Professor Ana Chumachenko at the Munich Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Veriko is a former 1st prize...

Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1936 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Alban Berg's Violin Concerto premiered on this day, in Barcelona, in 1936. The first performance was given by Ukrainian-American virtuoso Louis Krasner – with Hermann...

Conductor Joseph Keilberth Was Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Joseph Keilberth was born on this day in 1908 - 111 years ago. Maestro Keilberth served distinguished conducting positions with the Staatsoperette Dresden, Saxon...

American Violinist Berl Senofsky was Born On This Day in 1926 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Berl Senofsky was born on this day in 1926. A student of Louis Persinger and Ivan Galamian, Mr Senofsky was a former...

Cello Virtuoso Gregor Piatigorsky Born On This Day in 1903 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American cello virtuoso Gregor Piatigorskywas born on this day in 1903 – 116 years ago. Dying in 1976, Maestro Piatigorsky served as Principal Cellist...

Hungarian Conductor István Kertész Died On This Day in 1973 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Internationally acclaimed Hungarian conductor István Kertész died on this day in 1973 - aged just 43. Remembered as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century,...

Today is Canadian-Born Violinist Lara St John’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian-born violin soloist Lara St John's birthday! A student of Linda Cerone, Gerard Jarry, Felix Galimir, Arnold Steinhardt and Joey Corpus, Lara has...

Today is British Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber’s 68th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber's 68th birthday! A student of Pierre Fournier, he has premiered a number of important works including Cello Concertos...

Legendary Violin Pedagogue Ivan Galamian Died On This Day in 1981 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Iranian-born Armenian violinist Ivan Galamian died on this day in 1981 – 38 years ago. A student of French pedagogue Lucien Capet, he is remembered...

Italian Master Luthier Nicola Amati Died On This Day in 1684 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian master luthier Nicola Amati died on this day in 1684, 335 years ago - aged 88. The grandson of Andrea Amati, the founder of the...

Today is VC Young Artist Cellist Zlatomir Fung’s 20th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American cellist, VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung’s 20th birthday. A student of Richard Aaron and Timothy Eddy at The Juilliard School, Zlatomir is a former 1st prize winner at...

Today is Korean-American Violin Virtuoso Soovin Kim’s 43rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean-American violinist Soovin Kim’s 43rd birthday. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied...

Russian-Born Composer Igor Stravinsky Died on This Day in 1971 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American composer, pianist and conductor Igor Stravinsky died on this day in 1971 - aged 88. He is widely acknowledged as one of the...

Pianist, Composer & Conductor André Previn Was Born On This Day in 1929 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated German-American pianist, composer, arranger and conductor Sir André Previn was born on this day in 1929 - 90 years ago. Throughout his eclectic seven...

Today is Armenian Violinist Sergey Khachatryan’s 34th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Armenian violin virtuoso Sergey Khachatryan’s 34th birthday! Sergey is a former 1st prize winner at the Louis Spohr, Jean Sibelius and Queen Elisabeth...

Russian-Born Violin Virtuoso Mischa Elman Died On This Day in 1967 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American virtuoso Mischa Elman died on this day in 1967 – aged 76. Mr Elman is remembered as one of the finest violinists of...

Conductor Herbert von Karajan Was Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan was born on this day in 1908 – 111 years ago. Dying in 1989, Maestro von Karajan is remembered as...

Saint-Saëns’ ‘Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso’ Premiered On This Day in 1863 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Camille Saint-Saëns' celebrated violin showpiece Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso premiered on this day in 1863 – 156 years ago. The first performance was given by...

Today is VC Artist Augustin Hadelich’s 35th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian-German VC Artist Augustin Hadelich’s 35th birthday! A graduate of the Istituto Mascagni and The Juilliard School, he is a former 1st prize...

Composer Johannes Brahms Died On This Day in 1897 – Aged 63 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Johannes Brahms died on this day in 1897 – 122 years ago. Brahms passed away from liver and pancreas cancer, aged...

Russian Piano Virtuoso & Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff was Born On This Day in 1873 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer, piano virtuoso and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff was born on this day in 1873. Dying in 1943, he is remembered as one of the...

Austrian Composer Joseph Haydn was Born on This Day in 1732 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Joseph Haydn was born on this day in 1732 - 287 years ago. Often referred to as the 'Father of the Symphony' and...

American Violin Pedagogue Dorothy DeLay Was Born On This Day in 1917 [ON THIS DAY]

Famed American violin teacher Dorothy DeLay was born on this day in 1917. She is remembered as one of the most respected violin pedagogues of...

Violinist & Composer Henryk Wieniawski Died on This Day in 1880 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish violinist and composer Henryk Wieniawski died on this day in 1880 - aged just 44. Remembered as one of the greatest violin virtuosi of...

Hungarian Violinist Jelly d’Arányi Died On This Day in 1966 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso Jelly d'Arányi died on this day in 1966 - aged 72. The grand-niece of virtuoso Joseph Joachim, she premiered a number of important...

American Violin Virtuoso Erick Friedman Died On This Day in 2004 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Erick Friedman passed away, from cancer, on this day in 2004 – aged 64. A student of Ivan Galamian, Nathan Milstein and Jascha Heifetz, he is remembered...

Dvořák’s Four ‘Romantic Pieces’ Op. 75 Premiered On This Day in 1887 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Antonín Dvořák's Four 'Romantic Pieces' Op. 75 premiered on this day in 1887 – 132 years ago. The first performance was given by Czech violinist...

English Composer Sir William Walton was Born On This Day in 1902 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Sir William Walton was born on this day in 1902 – 117 years ago. His signature works include Façade, the cantata Belshazzar's Feast,...

Benjamin Britten Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1940 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Benjamin Britten's Violin Concerto Op. 15 was premiered on this day in 1940 – 79 years ago. The first performance was given by Spanish...

Russian Piano Virtuoso & Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff Died On This Day in 1943 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer, piano virtuoso and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff died on this day in 1943. He is remembered as one of the finest pianist of all...

Polish Composer and Pianist Karol Szymanowski Died On This Day in 1937 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer and pianist Karol Szymanowski died on this day in 1937 – aged 66. Remembered as one of the eminent Polish composers of the...

Italian-Born British Violin Virtuoso Alfredo Campoli Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-born British violin virtuoso Alfredo Campoli died on this day in 1991 – aged 84. He is remembered as one of the finest violinists of...

Russian Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich was Born On This Day in 1927 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich was born on this day in 1927 – 92 years ago. Passing away in 2007, Mr Rostropovich is...

Today is Russian-Born Violinist Dora Schwarzberg’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born violinist and pedagogue Dora Schwarzberg's birthday! A student of legendary Russian pedagogue Yuri Yankelevich, Ms. Schwarzberg currently serves a teaching position on...

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven Died on this Day in 1827 – Aged 56 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven died on this day in 1827 - aged 56. He is remembered as one of the most famous and...

Today is Korean Violin Virtuoso Kyung Wha Chung’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean violin virtuoso Kyung Wha Chung’s birthday. A student of Ivan Galamian and Joseph Szigeti, Ms Chung is widely regarded as one of...

Today is Russian-American Violin Virtuoso Philippe Quint’s 45th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-American violin virtuoso Philippe Quint's 45th birthday! A protege of Andrei Korsakov and Dorothy DeLay, Philippe is widely recognised as one of today's...

French Composer Claude Debussy Died On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French impressionist composer Claude Debussy died on this day in 1918 – aged 55. He passed away, amidst an aerial and artillery bombardment of Paris...

Hungarian Composer Béla Bartók was Born On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer and pianist Béla Bartók was born on this day in 1881 – 138 years ago. Remembered as one of the most influential composers...

Legendary Italian Conductor Arturo Toscanini was Born On This Day in 1867 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini was born on this day in 1867 – 152 years ago. Dying in 1957, he is widely regarded as one...

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