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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 – 175 years ago. A student of Julius Goltermann, his signature works...

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...

French Composer Ernest Chausson Died On This Day in 1899 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French Romantic composer Ernest Chausson died on this day in 1899 – aged just 44. Chausson died from a freak accident - after losing control...

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 – 208 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Robert Schumann was born on this day in 1810 - 208 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest musical...

Violinist & Composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Moravian-Jewish violinist and composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst was born on this day in 1812 - 206 years ago. Ernst is remembered in history as one...

SAD NEWS | Hungarian-Born Violinist & Conductor Frederic Balazs Has Died – Aged 98 [RIP]

Hungarian conductor and composer Frederic Balazs has passed away – aged 98. Mr Balazs was appointed Concertmaster of the Budapest Symphony aged just 17 - and later following his immigration...

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 - 161 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 - 209 years ago. Often referred to as the 'Father of the Symphony' and the...

Czech Composer & Violinist Josef Suk Sr Died On This Day in 1935 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech composer and violinist Josef Suk Sr died on this day in 1935 – aged 61. Suk Sr composed a large body of piano, chamber...

Austro-Hungarian Composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold Was Born On This Day in 1897 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austro-Hungarian composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold was born on this day in 1897. Remembered as one of the founders of film music, he was awarded the...

SAD NEWS | Hungarian Composer, Professor Georg Arányi-Aschner Has Died – Aged 96

Hungarian-born composer, pianist, oboist and conductor Georg Arányi-Aschner has passed away - aged 96. Throughout his lifetime he composed over 500 works - including 5...

Violinist & Composer Niccolo Paganini Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Niccolo Paganini died on this day in 1840 – 178 years ago. Paganini is remembered as one of the most celebrated...

SAD NEWS | Experimental German Composer Dieter Schnebel Has Died – Aged 88

German composer, theologian, musicologist and college professor Dieter Schnebel has passed away in Berlin from a heart ailment - aged 88. Heavily influenced by the...

German Virtuoso Pianist & Composer Clara Schumann Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

German virtuoso pianist and composer Clara Schumann died on this day in 1896. The wife of composer Robert Schumann, she is remembered as one of...

American Composer Charles Ives Died On This Day in 1954 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Charles Ives died on this day in 1954 - aged 79. He is remembered as America's first composer of international renown – credited...

Composer and Conductor Gustav Mahler Died On This Day in 1911 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Late-Romantic Austrian composer and conductor Gustav Mahler died on this day in 1911 – 107 years ago. He is remembered as one of the most...

Composer and Violinist Karl Goldmark Born On This Day in 1830 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer and violinist Karl Goldmark was born on this day in 1830. Largely self-taught as a composer, his signature works include the opera Die...

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

Belgian violin virtuoso, composer and conductor Eugène Ysaÿe died on this day in 1931 – 87 years ago. Legendary pedagogue Carl Flesch once described him...

VERY SAD NEWS | Danish Composer Søren Hyldgaard Has Died – Aged Just 55 [RIP]

Acclaimed Danish film score and 'new age' music composer Søren Hyldgaard has passed away, as a result from the complications of diabetes - aged just...

German-Czech Composer Carl Stamitz Was Born On This Day in 1745 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-Czech composer Carl Stamitz was born on this day in 1745 - 273 years ago. The son of composer Johann Stamitz, his extensive body of...

SAD NEWS | Acclaimed American Composer Donald Keats Has Died [RIP]

American composer, pianist, conductor and pedagogue Donald Keats has passed away - aged 88. He served a professorship on faculty at the University of Denver's...

Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Was Born On This Day in 1840 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born on this day in 1840 – 178 years ago. The first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, Tchaikovsky's signature works include...

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,...

Violinist George Enescu Died On This Day in 1955 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian violinist, composer and conductor George Enescu died on this day in 1955 – aged 73. Remembered as one of the most influential violin pedagogues...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Bassist Xavier Foley, 23 – 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipient

23-year-old American double bassist Xavier Foley is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of...

Composer Jennifer Higdon Awarded $100,000 2018 Nemmers Composition Prize

It has been announced that celebrated American composer Jennifer Higdon has been awarded the prestigious US$100,000 2018 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition. Established...

French Composer Édouard Lalo Died On This Day in 1892 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Édouard Lalo died on this day in 1892. Lalo's signature works include his Symphony in G Minor, Cello Concerto in D Minor – and...

Russian-Born Composer Igor Stravinsky Died on This Day in 1971 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American composer, pianist and conductor Igor Stravinsky died on this day in 1971 - aged 88. He is widely acknowledged as one of the...

Composer Johannes Brahms Died On This Day in 1897 – Aged 63 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Johannes Brahms died on this day in 1897 – 121 years ago. Brahms passed away from liver and pancreas cancer, aged...

Russian Piano Virtuoso & Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer, piano virtuoso and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff was born on this day in 1873. Dying in 1943, he is remembered as one of the...

Composer Henryk Wieniawski Died on This Day in 1880 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer Henryk Wieniawski died on this day in 1880- aged just 44. Remembered as one of the greatest violin virtuosi of all time, Wieniawski's...

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

Russian Composer Modest Mussorgsky Died On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky died on this day in 1881 – 137 years ago. One of 'The Five', his signature works include the opera Boris...

Polish Composer and Pianist Karol Szymanowski Died On This Day in 1937 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer and pianist Karol Szymanowski died on this day in 1937 – aged 66. Remembered as one of the eminent Polish composers of the...

Russian Piano Virtuoso & Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer, piano virtuoso and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff died on this day in 1943. He is remembered as one of the finest pianist of all...

German Composer Ludwig van Beethoven Died on this Day in 1827 – Aged 56 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven died on this day in 1827 - aged 56. He is remembered as one of the most famous and...

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...

French Composer Claude Debussy Died On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French impressionist composer Claude Debussy died on this day in 1918 – aged 55. He passed away, amidst an aerial and artillery bombardment of Paris,...

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,...

German Composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann Was Born On This Day – 100 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Avant-garde postmodern West German composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann was born on this day in 1918 – exactly a century ago. Dying in 1970, Zimmermann’s signature...

Russian Composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Born on this Day in 1844 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov was born on this day in 1844. A member of 'The Five', Rimsky-Korsakov is remembered in history as one of the...

SAD NEWS | American Composer & Musicologist Dr Olly Wilson Has Died – Aged 80

Prominent African-American contemporary composer and musicologist Dr Olly Wilson has passed away - aged 80. A PhD graduate of the University of Iowa, Dr Wilson...

Composer and Bandoneon Virtuoso Ástor Piazzolla Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Argentine composer and bandoneon virtuoso Ástor Piazzolla was born on this day in 1921. Dying in 1992, aged 70, he is remembered in history for...

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...

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...