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Spanish Violinist & Composer Pablo de Sarasate Died On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish violinist and composer Pablo de Sarasate died on this day in 1908, from chronic bronchitis - aged 64. Remembered as one of the eminent...

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Jenő Hubay Was Born in 1858 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and composer Jenő Hubay was born in 1858. He is remembered as one of the most influential violin pedagogues of all time...

German Pianist & Composer Clara Schumann Was Born On This Day in 1819 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German virtuoso pianist and composer Clara Schumann was born in this day in 1819. The wife of composer Robert Schumann, she is remembered as one...

Austrian Composer Arnold Schoenberg Was Born On This Day in 1874 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg was born on this day in 1874. Dying in 1951, Schoenberg is credited with pioneering the 12-tone technique – one of the major...

Czech Composer Antonín Dvořák Was Born On This Day in 1841 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech composer Antonín Dvořák was born on this day in 1841. Remembered as arguably one of the most versatile composers of all time, Dvořák's signature works include...

Composer Richard Strauss Died On This Day in 1949 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Richard Strauss died on this day in 1949 – aged 85. Strauss’ signature works include operas Der Rosenkavalier and Salome and orchestral masterworks Death and Transfiguration, Till Eulenspiegel’s...

American Composer John Cage Was Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer, music theorist, writer and artist John Cage was born on this day in 1912. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music and non-standard use...

Italian Baroque Composer & Violinist Pietro Locatelli Was Born On This Day in 1695 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian Baroque composer and violinist Pietro Locatelli was born on this day in 1695. A student of Arcangelo Corelli, Locatelli's sizeable contribution to the violin repertoire includes...

SAD NEWS | Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Mario Davidovsky Has Died – Aged 85 [RIP]

Pulitzer Prize-winning Argentinian-American composer Mario Davidovsky has passed away in New York City - aged 85. A student of Aaron Copland and Milton Babbitt, Mr...

French Violinist & Pedagogue Jacques Mazas Died On This Day in 1849 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist, composer and pedagogue Jacques Mazas died on this day in 1849. A student of Pierre Baillot, Mazas is remembered in history for his technique-building studies, etudes...

American Composer and Conductor Leonard Bernstein Born On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein was born on this day in 1918. Dying in 1990, Maestro Bernstein is remembered as one of the most...

French Composer Claude Debussy Was Born On This Day in 1862 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Claude Debussy was born on this day in 1862. He is remembered as one of the most important French composers of all time...

TRAGIC NEWS | Canadian Composer Julien Gauthier Has Been Killed By a Wild Bear Attack [RIP]

44 year-old French-Canadian composer Julien Gauthier has been tragically killed following an attack by a grizzly bear - in the Northwestern Territory of Canada. Julien,...

Violinist George Enescu Was Born On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian violinist, composer and conductor George Enescu was born on this day in 1881. Remembered as one of the most influential violin pedagogues of the 20th Century,...

Violinist & Composer Ole Bull Died On This Day in 1880 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Norwegian violinist and composer Ole Bull died on this day in 1880 – aged 70. Bull is remembered as one of the preeminent virtuosi of the 19th...

French Composer Jules Massenet Died On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Jules Massenet died on this day in 1912 – 107 years ago – aged 70. Massenet's signature works include operas Manon, Werther and Esclarmonde. His major contribution...

American Composer John Cage Died On This Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer, music theorist, writer and artist John Cage died on this day in 1992 – aged 79. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music and...

Russian Composer Alexander Glazunov Was Born On This Day in 1865 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer Alexander Glazunov was born on this day in 1865 - 154 years ago. Dying in 1936, Glazunov’s signature works include the ballets The...

Russian Composer & Pianist Dmitri Shostakovich Died On This Day in 1975 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet-Russian composer and piano virtuoso Dmitri Shostakovich died on this day in 1975 – aged 68. One of the prominent figures of 20th Century Music, his...

German Violinist Adolf Busch Was Born On This Day in 1891 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-born violinist and composer Adolf Busch was born on this day in 1891 – 128 years ago. A student of Willy Hess and Bram Eldering,...

Australian Composer Peter Sculthorpe Died On This Day in 2014 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe died on this day in 2014 - aged 85. Mr Sculthorpe's signature works include 17 string quartets - and his symphonic poems...

Cellist & Composer David Popper Died On This Day in 1913 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bohemian cellist and composer David Popper died on this day in 1913 – aged 70. A student of Julius Goltermann, his signature works include 4 cello concertos, a...

Soviet Composer Alfred Schnittke Died On This Day in 1998 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet composer Alfred Schnittke died on this day in 1998 – aged 64. A prolific composer, his output included 9 symphonies, 6 concerti grossi, 3...

German Composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann Born On This Day in 1905 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann was born on this day in 1905. Despite being largely overlooked in many English-speaking countries, he is often lauded as one of...

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt Died On This Day in 1886 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer, piano virtuoso and conductor Franz Liszt died on this day in 1886 – aged 74. He is remembered as one of the most important composers...

German Composer Robert Schumann Died On This Day in 1856 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Robert Schumann died on this day in 1856 – aged 46. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest musical exponents of...

Composer & Organist Johann Sebastian Bach Died On This Day in 1750 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist Johann Sebastian Bach died on this day in 1750 – aged 65.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKQ_GyelRsc&autohide=1 ITZHAK PERLMAN | BACH | SOLO VIOLIN PARTITA...

Composer & Violinist Antonio Vivaldi Died On This Day in 1741 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-Baroque composer, Catholic priest and virtuoso violinist Antonio Vivaldi died on this day in 1741 – aged 63.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS-W3lfcVvY&autohide=1 JULIA FISCHER | VIVALDI | THE FOUR SEASONS |...

American Violinist Robert Mann Was Born On This Day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist, composer and conductor Robert Mann was born on this day in 1920 - 99 years ago. A student of Edouard Dethier, Mr Mann...

Violinist & Composer Ferdinand David Died On This Day in 1873 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violin virtuoso and composer Ferdinand David died on this day in 1873 – 146 years ago. A student of Louis Spohr, he served as...

Violinist & Composer Eugène Ysaÿe Was Born On This Day in 1858 [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...

Composer Arnold Schoenberg Died On This Day in 1951 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg died on this day in 1951 – aged 76. Remembered as one of the most influential composers of all time – his approach,...

Composer & Pianist George Gershwin Died On This Day in 1937 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer and pianist George Gershwin died on this day in 1937 – 82 years ago. Gershwin’s signature works include Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris...

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 – 184 years ago. Remembered as one of the greatest violin...

Composer Ottorino Respighi Was Born On This Day in 1879 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian composer and conductor Ottorino Respighi was born on this day in 1879 – 140 years ago. Respighi's signature works include his orchestral trilogy, Fountains...

Composer and Conductor Gustav Mahler Was Born On This Day in 1860 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Late-Romantic Austrian composer and conductor Gustav Mahler was born on this day in 1860 – 159 years ago. Dying in 1911, he is remembered as...

SAD NEWS | Danish Composer Ib Nørholm Has Died – Aged 88 [RIP]

Danish composer and organist Ib Nørholm has passed away - aged 88. A graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Music, where he studied with...

Czech Violinist & Composer Jan Kubelik Was Born On This Day in 1880 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violinist and composer Jan Kubelik was born on this day in 1880 – 139 years ago. Dying in 1940, aged 60, he is remembered as...

Tango Composer Ástor Piazzolla Died On This Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Argentine tango composer and bandoneón player Ástor Piazzolla died on this day in 1992 – aged 71. Piazzolla is remembered in history as the inventor...

Composer Christoph Willibald Gluck Born Was 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...

Violinist Joseph Joachim Was Born On This Day in 1931 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Joseph Joachim was born on this day in 1831 – 188 years ago. Dying in 1907, Joachim is remembered as...

SAD NEWS | American Composer Peter Westergaard Has Died – Aged 88 [RIP]

American composer and music theorist Peter Westergaard has passed away - aged 88. Mr Westergaard served long-term Professorships at Columbia University, Amherst College and Princeton University...

Violinist & Composer Ferdinand David Was Born On This Day in 1810 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violin virtuoso and composer Ferdinand David was born on this day in 1810 – 209 years ago. A student of Louis Spohr, he served...

Composer, Pianist & Conductor Igor Stravinsky Was Born On This Day in 1882 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American composer, pianist and conductor Igor Stravinsky was born on this day in 1882. He is widely acknowledged as one of the most important...

Cellist & Composer David Popper Born On This Day in 1843 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bohemian cellist and composer David Popper was born on this day in 1843 – 176 years ago. A student of Julius Goltermann, his signature works...

German-Swiss Violinist Adolf Busch Died On This Day in 1952 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-Swiss violinist, conductor and composer Adolf Busch died on this day in 1952 - aged 60. A student of Willy Hess and Bram Eldering, he...

German Composer Robert Schumann Born On This Day in 1810 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Robert Schumann was born on this day in 1810 - 209 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the...

Conductor & Composer Serge Koussevitzky Died On This Day in 1951 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born conductor, composer and double-bassist Serge Koussevitzky died on this day in 1951 - aged 76. Maestro Koussevitsky served as Music Director of the Boston...

English Composer Sir Edward Elgar Was Born On This Day in 1857 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Sir Edward Elgar was born on this day in 1857 - 162 years ago. Dying in 1934, his signature works include The Enigma...

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

Austrian composer Joseph Haydn died on this day in 1809 - 210 years ago. Often referred to as the 'Father of the Symphony' and the...