German-born violinist and pedagogue Willy Hess was born on this day in 1859. Hess held teaching positions at Harvard University and the Berlin Hochschule fur Musik.
Robert Schumann’s Violin Concerto in D Minor premiered on this day in 1937 – 80 years after the composer's death. The first performance was given by
German violin virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff sadly died on this day in 1948 – aged 50 from encephalitis. He gave the premiere performance of the Robert Schumann's
German violinist Willy Hess died on this day in 1939 – aged 79. A protege of Joseph Joachim, he was a former Concertmaster of the Boston