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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...

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...

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...

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 – 186 years ago. He passed away from liver and pancreas cancer in...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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 Composer Giacomo Puccini Born On This Day in 1858 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian composer Giacomo Puccini was born on this day in 1858. Dying in 1924, his signature works include some of the most frequently performed operas...

Hungarian Conductor Fritz Reiner Was Born On This Day in 1888 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian conductor Fritz Reiner was born on this day in 1888. Widely regarded as one of the finest conductors of the 20th century, he served...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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',...

French Composer Édouard Lalo was Born On This Day in 1823 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Édouard Lalo was born on this day in 1823. Lalo's signature works include his Symphony in G Minor, Cello Concerto in D Minor...

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was Born On This Day in 1756 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on this day in 1756 – 261 years ago. Mozart is remembered in history as one of the most prolific...

Today is Soviet-born Virtuoso Boris Belkin’s 69th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Soviet-born virtuoso Boris Belkin’s 69th birthday. A protege of Yuri Yankelevich, Felix Andrievsky and Isaac Stern, Mr Belkin is widely respected as one...

Legendary British Cellist Jacqueline du Pre Was Born On This Day in 1945 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pre was born on this day in 1945 – 72 years ago. Passing away in 1987, aged just 42, she...

Polish Composer Witold Lutoslawski Was Born On This Day in 1913 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski was born on this day in 1913 – 104 years ago. Dying in 1994, Lutoslawski is remembered as one of...

German Conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler was Born On This Day in 1886 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler was born on this day in 1886. Remembered as one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th Century,...

Russian-born American Virtuoso Mischa Elman was Born On This Day in 1891 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American virtuoso Mischa Elman was born on this day in 1891 – 126 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the finest...

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

French romantic composer Ernest Chausson was born on this day in 1855 – 162 years ago. His signature works include a symphony, two symphonic poems,...

Bulgarian Violin Virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev Was Born On This Day in 1926 – 91 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev was born on this day in 1926 – 91 years ago. Plagued by the war years and the death of...

Legendary Soviet Cellist Daniil Shafran Was Born On This Day in 1923 – 94 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Soviet cellist Daniil Shafran was born on this day in 1923 – 94 years ago. Dying in 1997, Maestro Shafran is remembered as one...

Russian-born American Violin Virtuoso Nathan Milstein Was Born On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein was born on this day in 1904. A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Leopold Auer and Eugene Ysaye, he...

Norwegian Composer Christian Sinding Was Born On This Day in 1856 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Norwegian composer Christian Sinding was born on this day in 1856 – 161 years ago. Dying in 1941, his signature works include 4 symphonies, an...

American Composer Elliott Carter Was Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Elliott Carter was born on this day in 1908 – 108 years ago. A two time Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr Carter's contributions to...