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Austrian-Born American Violinist Eric Rosenblith Born On This day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born American violinist Eric Rosenblith was born on this day in 1920 - 97 years ago. A student of Jacques Thibaud, Carl Flesch and Bronisław Huberman, Mr...

Scottish-Born Violin Virtuoso Henri Temianka Born on this Day in 1906 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Scottish-born violin virtuoso Henri Temianka was born on this day in 1906. A student of Jules Boucherit and Carl Flesch, he was awarded 3rd prize...

Russian Violin Virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky Born On This Day in 1925 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violin virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky was born on this day in 1925 – 92 years ago. Dying aged just 32 from lung cancer, David Oistrakh...

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...

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 - 285 years ago. Often referred to as the 'Father of the Symphony' and...

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

English composer Sir William Walton was born on this day in 1902 – 115 years ago. His signature works include ‘Façade’, the cantata ‘Belshazzar's Feast’,...

Hungarian Composer Bela Bartok was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer and pianist Bela Bartok was born on this day in 1881 – 136 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 – 150 years ago. Dying in 1957, he is widely regarded as one...

American Violinist and Pedagogue Oscar Shumsky was Born On This Day in 1917 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso, pedagogue and conductor Oscar Shumsky was born on this day in 1917 – 100 years ago. Passing away in 2000, Mr Shumsky...

Hungarian Violinist Franz von Vecsey was Born On This Day in 1893 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and composer Franz von Vecsey was born on this day in 1893. A celebrated child protege of Jenő Hubay and Joseph Joachim,...

Johann-Sebastian Bach Was Born On This Day in 1685 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist Johann-Sebastian Bach was born on this day in 1685. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zvRWFD_1_M&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ISAAC STERN | BACH | SOLO VIOLIN PARTITA NO.2...

Belgian Violinist Arthur Grumiaux Was born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux was born on this day in 1921 – 96 years ago. Dying in 1986, aged just 65, he is remembered as...

Today is Japanese Viola Virtuoso Nobuko Imai’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese viola virtuoso Nobuko Imai's birthday. A former 1st prize winner at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and Geneva International Music...

American Violinist David Nadien was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist David Nadien was born on this day in 1926. A student of Adolfo Betti, Ivan Galamian and Adolph Busch, Mr Nadien is a...

Violinist and Composer Antonio Bazzini Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Antonio Bazzini was born on this day in 1818. Remembered as one of the celebrated violin virtuosi of the 19th Century,...

Violinist & Composer Pablo de Sarasate Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish violin virtuoso and composer Pablo de Sarasate was born on this day in 1844 – 173 years ago. Remembered as one of the most...

American Composer Samuel Barber Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Samuel Barber was born on this day in 1910 – 107 years ago. Dying in 1981, aged 70, Barber is remembered as one...

Lithuanian Theremin Virtuoso Clara Rockmore Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Lithuanian theremin virtuoso Clara Rockmore was born on this day in 1911 – 106 years ago. A violin child prodigy, she studied with acclaimed pedagogue...

Conductor Lorin Maazel Was Born On This Day in 1930 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American conductor, violinist and composer Maestro Lorin Maazel was born on this day in 1930. A child prodigy, he made his conducting debut at 8...

Proms Founder Sir Henry Joseph Wood was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

English conductor Sir Henry Joseph Wood was born on this day in 1869. Dying in 1944, he is remembered in history as the founder...

Belgian Virtuoso Mathieu Crickboom Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian virtuoso Mathieu Crickboom was born on this day in 1871. Dying in 1947, he is remembered in history as the dedicatee of Eugene Ysaye’s...

Composer & Virtuoso Pianist Frederic Chopin was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer and virtuoso pianist Frederic Chopin was born on this day in 1810 – 207 years ago. Dying at only age 39, Chopin is...

Belgian Composer and Violinist Henri Vieuxtemps Was Born on this Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian composer and violinist Henri Vieuxtemps was born on this day in 1820. A protege of Charles de Bériot, he is remembered as one of...

French Violinist and Composer Pierre Rode was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist and composer Pierre Rode was born on this day in 1774 – 243 years ago. A student of Giovanni Battista Viotti, Rode...

Violinist and Pianist Louis Persinger Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist and pianist Louis Persinger was born on this day in 1887 – 130 years ago. His famed students included Yehudi Menuhin, Ruggiero Ricci,...

Austrian Composer Alban Berg Born On This Day in 1885 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Alban Berg was born on this day in 1885 – 132 years ago. Berg is remembered as one of the most important composers...

Conductor Erich Leinsdorf Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born American conductor Erich Leinsdorf was born on this day in 1912 – 105 years ago. Dying in 1993, Maestro Leinsdorf served prestigious conducting positions...

Composer Felix Mendelssohn Born On This Day in 1809 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Felix Mendelssohn was born on this day in 1809. Mendelssohn's signature works include his overture and incidental music from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream',...

Fritz Kreisler was Born On This Day in 1875 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist and composer Fritz Kreisler was born on this day in 1875 – 142 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the...

Franz Schubert Born On This Day in 1797 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Franz Schubert was born on this day in 1797. Despite dying aged just 31, he was tremendously prolific - outputting 9 symphonies, more than...

Polish-American Virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel Was Born On This Day in 1911 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel was born on this day in 1911 – 106 years ago. A protege of Carl Flesch, Mr Gimpel is remembered as...

Polish-American Pianist Arthur Rubinstein Was Born On This Day in 1887 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American pianist Arthur Rubinstein was born on this day in 1887 – 130 years ago. A student of Karl Heinrich Barth, Maestro Rubinstein is remembered...