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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...

Austrian Composer Anton Bruckner Died On This Day in 1896 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Anton Bruckner died on this day in 1896. Bruckner's signature works include 9 symphonies, a string quartet, a string quintet - and a...

Italian Romantic Composer Giuseppe Verdi Born On This Day in 1813 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian Romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi was born on this day 1813 – 204 years ago. Verdi is remembered as one of the most influential composers of...

Violinist and Composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Died on this Day in 1865 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Moravian-Jewish violinist and composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst died on this day in 1865. He is remembered as one of the greatest violin virtuosi of all...

Hungarian Violinist & Composer Zoltán Székely Died On This Day in 2001 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist and composer Zoltán Székely died on this day in 2001 – aged 97. He is remembered for having given the world premiere of...

Polish Composer & Pianist Karol Szymanowski Born On This Day in 1882 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer and pianist Karol Szymanowski was born on this day in 1882. Remembered as one of the eminent Polish composers of the 20th Century,...

Today is Dutch Violinist, Conductor & Composer André Rieu’s 68th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violinist, conductor and composer André Rieu's 68th birthday! A graduate of the Conservatoire Royal in Liège, Music Academy in Brussels and the...

Violinist Václav Neumann Born On This Day in 1920 [ON THIS DAY]

Czech conductor and violinist Václav Neumann was born on this day in 1920. Dying in 1995, Maestro Neumann was a founding violinist with the Smetana Quartet– and served coveted...

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin Born On This Day [ON THIS DAY]

American composer and pianist George Gershwin was born on this day in 1898 – 119 years ago. Dying in 1937, aged just 38, Gershwin's signature works include 'Rhapsody in Blue',...

Hungarian Composer Béla Bartók Died On This Day in 1945 [ON THIS DAY]

Hungarian composer and pianist Béla Bartók died on this day in 1945 – aged 64. Remembered as one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century, Bartok made...

Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2 Premiered On This Day in 1966 [ON THIS DAY]

Dmitri Shostakovich’s 2nd Cello Concerto Op. 126 premiered on this day in 1966. The first performance was given in Moscow at the composer's 60th birthday...

Composer Dmitri Shostakovich Born On This Day in 1906 [ON THIS DAY]

Soviet Russian composer and piano virtuoso Dmitri Shostakovich was born on this day in 1906. One of the prominent figures of 20th Century Music, his...

Violinist & Pedagogue Jacques Mazas Born On This Day in 1782 [ON THIS DAY]

French violinist, composer and pedagogue Jacques Mazas was born on this day in 1782 - 235 years ago. A student of Pierre Baillot, Mazas is remembered in history for his...

Spanish Violinist And 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 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...

Austrian Composer Anton Webern Died On This Day in 1945 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer and conductor Anton Webern died on this day in 1945 – aged 61. A protégé of Arnold Schoenberg, Webern is remembered for his...

Spanish Conductor & Composer Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos Born On This Day in 1933 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish conductor and composer Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos was born on this day in 1933. He served Principal Conducting positions with the Spanish National Orchestra,...

German Virtuoso Pianist & Composer Clara Schumann 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 Born On This Day in 1874 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg was born on this day in 1874 – 143 years ago. Dying in 1951, Schoenberg is credited with pioneering the 12-tone technique –...

Italian Violin Virtuoso & Composer Bartolomeo Campagnoli Born On This Day in 1751 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violin virtuoso and composer Bartolomeo Campagnoli was born on this day in 1751. Campagnoli's major contributions to the string repertoire include 'Divertissements’ for Solo Violin, '30 Preludes in...

Czech Composer Antonín Dvořák 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’,...

American Composer, Music Theorist, Writer & Artist John Cage 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...

Austrian Composer Anton Bruckner Born On This Day in 1824 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Anton Bruckner was born on this day in 1824 – 193 years ago. Dying in 1896, Bruckner's signature works include 9 symphonies, a...

Norwegian Composer & Pianist Edvard Grieg Died On This Day in 1907 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Norwegian composer and pianist Edvard Grieg died on this day in 1907 – aged 64. Heavily influenced by his native folk music, Grieg's signature works include his Piano...

Italian Baroque Composer & Violinist Pietro Locatelli 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...

French Violinist, Composer & 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 – 168 years ago. A student of Pierre Baillot, Mazas is remembered in history for his...

English Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams Died On This Day in 1958 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams died on this day in 1958 – aged 85. He is remembered as one of Britain's most influential composers of all time...
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