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Hungarian Violinist and Conductor Tibor Varga Born On This Day in 1921 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist and conductor Tibor Varga was born on this day in 1921 - 97 years ago. A student of Carl Flesch and Jeno Hubay, Maestro Varga is remembered as...

Composer Christoph Willibald Gluck Born On This Day in 1714 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Revolutionary German operatic composer Christoph Willibald Gluck was born on this day in 1714. His signature works include the operas Orfeo ed Euridice, Alceste, Iphigénie...

Composer Richard Strauss Born On This Day in 1864 – 154 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Richard Strauss was born on this day in 1864 - 154 years ago. Dying in 1949, his signature works include operas Der Rosenkavalier and Salome and orchestral masterworks...

Legendary Violin Pedagogue Leopold Auer Born On This Day in 1845 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist Leopold Auer was born on this day in 1845. Dying in 1930, he is remembered as one of the most important violin pedagogues...

Belgian Composer and Violinist Henri Vieuxtemps Died On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian composer and violin virtuoso Henri Vieuxtemps died on this day in 1881 - aged 61. A protege of Charles de Bériot, he is remembered as...

Austrian Composer Joseph Haydn Died On This Day in 1809 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Joseph Haydn died on this day in 1809 - 209 years ago. Often referred to as the 'Father of the Symphony' and the...

Hungarian Violinist Jelly d’Arányi Born On This Day in 1893 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist Jelly d'Arányi was born on this day in 1893. The grand-niece of virtuoso Joseph Joachim, she premiered a number of important works – including...

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

German composer and pianist Johannes Brahms was born on this day in 1833 – 185 years ago. He passed away from liver and pancreas cancer in 1897,...

Today is Russian Violinist Eduard Schmieder’s 70th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born violinist and conductor Eduard Schmieder’s 70th birthday. A graduate of the Gnessin Music Academy, where he studied with Felix Andrievsky, Mark Lubotsky...

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...

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...

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 – 116 years ago. His signature works include ‘Façade’, the cantata ‘Belshazzar's Feast’,...

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 – 91 years ago. Passing away in 2007, Mr Rostropovich is...

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

Hungarian composer and pianist Béla Bartók was born on this day in 1881 – 137 years ago. Remembered as one of the most influential composers...

American Violin Pedagogue Dorothy DeLay Died on this Day in 2002 [ON THIS DAY]

Famed American violin teacher Dorothy DeLay died on this day in 2002 - aged 84. She is remembered as one of the most respected violin...

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,...

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

Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux was born on this day in 1921 – 97 years ago. Dying in 1986, aged just 65, he is remembered as one...

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 was 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 – 174 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 – 108 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 – 107 years ago. A violin child prodigy, she studied with acclaimed pedagogue...

French Composer Hector Berlioz Died On This Day in 1869 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French romantic composer Hector Berlioz died on this day in 1869 – 149 years ago. His signature works include 'Symphonie Fantastique' and 'Grande Messe des...

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 - 88 years ago. A child prodigy, he made his...

Today is American Cellist Ralph Kirshbaum’s 72nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American cellist Ralph Kirshbaum's 72nd birthday. Professor Kirshbaum is a former prize winner at the Cassado and Tchaikovsky International Cello Competitions - and...

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

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

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 – 208 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 – 244 years ago. A student of Giovanni Battista Viotti, Rode...

Today is VC Artist Ivan Karizna’s 26th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Belarusian cellist, VC Young Artist Ivan Karizna’s 26th birthday. A student of Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy, Ivan is a former major...

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 – 106 years ago. Dying in 1993, Maestro Leinsdorf served prestigious conducting positions...

Violinist & Composer Fritz Kreisler Born On This Day in 1875 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist and composer Fritz Kreisler was born on this day in 1875 – 143 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the...

Austrian Composer 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 Violinist Bronislav Gimpel Was Born On This Day in 1911 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violin virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel was born on this day in 1911 – 107 years ago. A protege of Carl Flesch, Mr Gimpel is remembered...

German Virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff Born On This Day in 1898 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff was born on this day in 1898 – 120 years ago. He is remembered as one of the finest violinists...

Revolutionary French Violin Pedagogue Lucien Capet Born On This Day in 1873 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Revolutionary French violin pedagogue and composer Lucien Capet was born on this day in 1873. He served a long-term teaching position at the Société Sainte-Cécile de Bordeaux – during...

German Conductor Gunter Wand Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Gunter Wand was born on this day in 1912 – 106 years ago. Dying in 2002, Maestro Wand is remembered as one of...

French Composer & Pianist Francis Poulenc Born On This Day in 1899 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer and pianist Francis Poulenc was born on this day in 1899 - 119 years ago. Dying in 1963, Poulenc's major contributions to the...

British Violinist & Conductor Iona Brown Born On This Day in 1941 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist and conductor Iona Brown was born on this day in 1941 - 77 years ago. Ms Brown was the former Music Director of...

Russian Composer & Pianist Alexander Scriabin Born On This Day in 1872 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer and pianist Alexander Scriabin was born on this day in 1872 - 146 years ago. Remembered as one of the most innovative and...

Austrian-Born Violin Virtuoso Erika Morini Born On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violin virtuoso Erika Morini was born on this day in 1904 – 114 years ago. Tragically her 1727 ‘Davidoff’ Stradivarius and a number of...

Soviet Composer Dmitry Kabalevsky Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet composer Dmitry Kabalevsky was born on this day in 1904 – 113 years ago. Dying in 1987, he is remembered for his contribution to...

British Viola Virtuoso Lionel Tertis Born On This Day in 1876 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British viola virtuoso Lionel Tertis was born on this day in 1876 – 141 years ago. Dying in 1975, he is remembered as one of the...

Spanish Cello Virtuoso Pablo Casals Born On This Day in 1876 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish cello virtuoso Pablo Casals was born on this day in 1876 – 141 years ago. Maestro Casals is remembered as one of the finest...

Polish Violin Virtuoso Josef Hassid Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish violin virtuoso Josef Hassid was born on this day in 1923 – 94 years ago. A prodigious student of Carl Flesch, he was destined...

Soviet Violin Virtuoso Boris Goldstein Born On This Day in 1922 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso Boris Goldstein was born on this day in 1922. Dying in 1987, he was a former prize winner at the Wieniawski and...

Composer Franz Waxman Born On This Day in 1906 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Jewish-American Composer Franz Waxman was born on this day in 1906 - 111 years ago. Dying in 1967, Waxman is remembered predominantly for his film...

Italian Composer & Double Bassist Giovanni Bottesini Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian romantic composer, conductor and double bass virtuoso Giovanni Bottesini was born on this day in 1821 - 196 years ago. Dying in 1889, he was widely...

Italian luthier Carlo Bergonzi Was Born On This Day in 1683 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Carlo Bergonzi was born on this day in 1683. He is remembered as one of Antonio Stradivari's greatest pupils – later inheriting Stradivari's...