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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 – 205 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...

SAD NEWS | Polish Composer Piotr Lachert Has Died – Aged 80 [RIP]

Polish pianist and composer Piotr de Peslin Lachert has passed away – aged 80. Professor Lachert served long term teaching positions on faculty at the...

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,...

German Composer Max Bruch Died On This Day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Max Bruch died on this day in 1920 – aged 82. Despite his 1st Violin Concerto being one of the most frequently performed...

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...

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

American composer and pianist George Gershwin was born on this day in 1898 – 120 years ago. Dying in 1937, aged just 38, Gershwin's signature works include Rhapsody in Blue,...

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 - 236 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...

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,...

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

Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg was born on this day in 1874 – 144 years ago. Dying in 1951, Schoenberg is credited with pioneering the 12-tone technique –...

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...

Italian Violinist & 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 30...

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, 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...

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...

SAD NEWS | Israeli Composer & Conductor Noam Sheriff Has Died – Aged 83 [RIP]

Renowned Israeli composer and conductor Noam Sheriff has passed away - aged 83. Throughout his 6 decade international career, Maestro Sheriff served as Artistic Director...

SAD NEWS | Pioneering American Composer George Walker has Died – Aged 96 [RIP]

Acclaimed African American composer George Theophilus Walker has passed away - aged 96. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, the Curtis Institute of Music and the...

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...

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 – 100 years ago. Dying in 1990, Maestro Bernstein is remembered as...

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

French composer Claude Debussy was born on this day in 1862 – 156 years ago. He is remembered as one of the most important French...

Violinist George Enescu 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 – 106 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 Born On This Day in 1865 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer Alexander Glazunov was born on this day in 1865 - 153 years ago. Dying in 1936, Glazunov’s signature works include ballets The Seasons and...

Russian Composer and Piano Virtuoso 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...

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...

VERY SAD NEWS | Award-Winning American Composer & Conductor Glen Roven Has Died – Aged Just 60 [RIP]

Two-time Emmy award winning composer and conductor Glen Roven has passed away, following 12 days in a coma – aged just 60. He composed songs and produced...

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 |...

Conductor & Composer Serge Koussevitzky Born On This Day in 1874 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born conductor, composer and double-bassist Serge Koussevitzky was born on this day in 1874. Maestro Koussevitsky served as Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra...

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 - 98 years ago. A student of Edouard Dethier, he was a founding...

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 – 145 years ago. A student of Louis Spohr, he served as...

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Eugène Ysaÿe Born On This Day [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...

Violinist and Composer Gaetano Pugnani Died On This Day in 1798 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Gaetano Pugnani died on this day in 1798. He is remembered in history, as violin virtuoso Fritz Kreisler borrowed his name...

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,...

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

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

Italian composer and conductor Ottorino Respighi was born on this day in 1879 – 139 years ago. Respighi's signature works include his orchestral trilogy, Fountains...

VERY SAD NEWS | Scottish Composer & Conductor Oliver Knussen Has Died – Aged Just 66 [RIP]

Acclaimed Scottish composer & conductor Oliver Knussen has passed away, following a short illness – aged just 66. A student of John Lambert and Gunther Schuller, he...

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

Late-Romantic Austrian composer and conductor Gustav Mahler was born on this day in 1860 – 158 years ago. Dying in 1911, he is remembered as...

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...