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Finnish Composer Jean Sibelius Born On This Day in 1865 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Finnish composer Jean Sibelius was born on this day in 1865 – 152 years ago. Sibelius' signature works include 7 symphonies, ‘Finlandia’, the ‘Karelia Suite’,...

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Died On This Day in 1791 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died on this day in 1791 – aged just 35. Mozart’s exact cause of death is not known, however reports indicate he had...

Czech Violinist & Composer Jan Kubelik Died On This Day in 1940 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violinist and composer Jan Kubelik died on this day in 1940 – aged 60. A student of Otakar Sevcik, Kubelik is remembered as one of the pre-eminent...

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...

English Composer Benjamin Britten Died On This Day in 1976 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Benjamin Britten died on this day in 1976. His signature works include the operas ‘Peter Grimes’, ‘Billy Budd’ and ‘The Turn of the...

Norwegian Composer Christian Sinding Died On This Day in 1941 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Norwegian composer Christian Sinding died on this day in 1941. His is signature works include 4 symphonies, an opera, ‘Frühlingsrauschen’ for piano, 3 violin concertos - and...

Italian Composer Giacomo Puccini Died On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian composer Giacomo Puccini died on this day in 1924. His signature works include some of the most frequently performed operas in history – including:...

Austro-Hungarian Composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold Died On This Day in 1957 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austro-Hungarian composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold died on this day in 1957 – aged 62. Remembered as one of the founders of film music, he was...

Danish Composer Awarded 2018 $100,000 Grawemeyer Composition Prize

59 year old Danish composer Bent Sørensen has been announced as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious USD $100,000 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition...

Violinist & Composer Gaetano Pugnani Born On This Day in 1731 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Gaetano Pugnani was born on this day in 1731. He is remembered in history, as violin virtuoso Fritz Kreisler borrowed his name to publish a...

French Violinist & Composer Pierre Rode Died On This Day in 1830 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist and composer Pierre Rode died on this day in 1830 – 187 years ago. A student of Giovanni Battista Viotti, Rode is remembered as one of...

Hungarian Violist, Violinist & Composer Tibor Serly Born On This Day in 1901 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violist, violinist and composer Tibor Serly was born on this day in 1901 – 116 years ago. Dying in 1978, he is remembered in...

Soviet Composer Alfred Schnittke Born On This Day in 1934 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet composer Alfred Schnittke was born on this day in 1934. A prolific composer, his output included 9 symphonies, 6 concerti grossi, 3 operas, 3 ballets,...

English Composer Benjamin Britten Born On This Day in 1913 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Benjamin Britten was born on this day in 1913 – 104 years ago. Dying in 1976, his signature works include operas: 'Peter Grimes', 'Billy Budd'...

Austrian Composer Franz Schubert Died On This Day in 1828 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Franz Schubert died on this day in 1828 – 189 years ago. Despite dying aged just 31, he was tremendously prolific - outputting 9...

American Composer Aaron Copland Born On This Day in 1900 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Aaron Copland was born on this day in 1900 – 117 years ago. Dying in 1990, his signature works include ‘Appalachian Spring’, ‘Billy...

Italian Composer Gioachino Antonio Rossini Died On This Day in 1868 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian composer Gioachino Antonio Rossini died on this day in 1868 – aged 76. One of the most popular opera composers in history, his signature...

Russian Romantic Composer Alexander Borodin Born On This Day in 1833 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian Romantic composer, doctor and chemist Alexander Borodin was born on this day in 1833. A member of 'The Five', his signature works include 3...

German-Czech Composer Carl Stamitz Died On This Day in 1801 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-Czech composer Carl Stamitz died on this day in 1801. The son of composer Johann Stamitz, his extensive body of works include more than 50...

Belgian-French Composer César Franck Died On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian-French organist and composer César Franck died on this day in 1890 – 127 years ago. Franck's signature works include his 'Symphony in D minor',...

Samuel Barber’s ‘Adagio For Strings’ Premiered On This Day in 1938 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Samuel Barber’s 'Adagio for Strings' premiered on this day in 1938. The first performance was conducted by Arturo Toscanini with the NBC Symphony Orchestra. The highly-emotive...

Composer Felix Mendelssohn Died On This Day in 1847 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Felix Mendelssohn died on this day in 1847. Mendelssohn's signature works include his overture and incidental music from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', his 'Italian'...

French Composer Gabriel Fauré Died On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Gabriel Fauré died on this day in 1924 – aged 79. He is remembered as one of the most prominent French composers of...

SAD NEWS | Czech-American Composer Ladislav Kubík Has Died – Aged 71

Czech-American composer Ladislav Kubík has passed away - aged 71. A graduate of the Prague Academy of Music, Mr Kubík served composition teaching positions on...

Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos Died On This Day in 1960 – Aged 64 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Greek-American conductor, pianist and composer Dimitri Mitropoulos died on this day in 1960 – aged 64. He is remembered as one of the most celebrated conductors...

SAD NEWS | French Conductor & Composer Jean-Jacques Werner Has Died

French conductor and composer Jean-Jacques Werner has passed away - aged 82. A graduate of the Strasbourg Conservatory and the Paris Schola Cantorum, throughout his 6...

German Composer & Violinist Louis Spohr Died On This Day in 1859 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and violinist Louis Spohr died on this day in 1859 – 158 years ago. Spohr's works include 9 symphonies, 10 operas and 15...

American Composer Charles Ives Born On This Day in 1874 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Charles Ives was born on this day in 1874 – 143 years ago. Dying in 1954, Mr Ives is remembered as America's first...

Today Is American Jazz Trumpeter & Composer Wynton Marsalis’ 57th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American jazz trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis’ 57th birthday. Mr Marsalis is the recipient of 9 Grammy Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for Music. He...

Composer & Virtuoso Pianist Frédéric Chopin Died On This Day in 1849 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer and virtuoso pianist Frédéric Chopin died on this day in 1849. Dying at only age 39, Chopin is remembered as one of the great...

American Composer & Conductor Leonard Bernstein Died On This Day in 1990 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein died on this day in 1990 – aged 72. He is remembered as one of the most prodigiously talented...

English Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams Born On This Day in 1872 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams was born on this day in 1872. He is remembered as one of Britain's most influential composers of all time – with...