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Soviet Composer Dmitry Kabalevsky Died On This Day in 1987 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet composer Dmitry Kabalevsky died on this day in 1987 - aged 82. He is remembered for his contribution to developing young talent – having...

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

Violinist and Pianist Louis Persinger Born On This Day in 1887 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist, pianist and pedagogue Louis Persinger was born on this day in 1887 – 132 years ago. His famed students included Yehudi Menuhin, Ruggiero Ricci,...

Celebrated Italian Violin Maker Carlo Bergonzi Died On This Day in 1747 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Carlo Bergonzi died on this day in 1747. He is remembered as one of Antonio Stradivari's greatest pupils – later inheriting Stradivari's repair...

Today is Cellist VC Young Artist Ivan Karizna’s 27th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Belarusian cellist, VC Young Artist Ivan Karizna’s 27th 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 – 107 years ago. Dying in 1993, Maestro Leinsdorf served Principal 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 – 144 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 – 108 years ago. A protege of Carl Flesch, Mr Gimpel is remembered...

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 – 132 years ago. A student of Karl Heinrich Barth, Maestro Rubinstein is remembered...

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

German violin virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff was born on this day in 1898 – 121 years ago. He is remembered as one of the finest...

French Romantic Composer Ernest Chausson Born On This Day in 1855 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French Romantic composer Ernest Chausson was born on this day in 1855 – 164 years ago. His signature works include a symphony, two symphonic poems,...

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...

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 - 120 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 - 78 years ago. Ms Brown was the former Music Director of...

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

German conductor Gunter Wand was born on this day in 1912 – 107 years ago. Dying in 2002, Maestro Wand is remembered as one of...

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 – 115 years ago. Tragically her 1727 ‘Davidoff’ Stradivarius and a number of...

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 – 142 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 – 142 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 – 95 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 Was Born On This Day in 1906 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Jewish-American Composer Franz Waxman was born on this day in 1906 - 112 years ago. Dying in 1967, Waxman is remembered predominantly for his film...

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...

Today is Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas’ 74th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American conductor, pianist and composer Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas' 74th birthday. A graduate of the University of Southern California, he has served Principal Conducting...

Violinist Bronislaw Huberman Born On This Day in 1882 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Jewish-Polish violinist Bronisław Huberman was born on this day in 1882. Dying in 1947, he is remembered as one of the eminent violinists of the...

Today is Dutch Violin Virtuoso Isabelle van Keulen’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violin virtuoso Isabelle van Keulen’s birthday. A graduate of Amsterdam’s Sweelinck Conservatorium, where she studied with Davina van Wely - and later...

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

Austrian-born American violinist Eric Rosenblith was born on this day in 1920 - 98 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 – 93 years ago. Dying aged just 32 from lung cancer, David Oistrakh...

German Violin Virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff Died On This Day in 1948 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violin virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff sadly died on this day in 1948 – aged 50 from encephalitis. He gave the premiere performance of the Robert...

German Violinist August Wilhelmj Born On This Day in 1845 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violinist August Wilhelmj was born on this day in 1845 – 173 years ago. A student of Ferdinand David, Wilhelmj was widely regarded as...

American Violinist Isaac Stern Born On This Day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Violinist and conductor Isaac Stern was born on this day in 1920 – 98 years ago. Dying in 2001, he is remembered as one of the finest...

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Eugène Ysaÿe Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violin virtuoso, composer and celebrated pedagogue Eugène Ysaÿe was born on this day in 1858. Legendary pedagogue Carl Flesch once described him as ‘the most outstanding...

Violinist & Composer Henryk Wieniawski Born On This Day in 1835 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish violin virtuoso and composer Henryk Wieniawski was born on this day in 1835 – 183 years ago. Remembered as one of the greatest violin...

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...