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Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1936 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Alban Berg's Violin Concerto premiered on this day, in Barcelona, in 1936. The first performance was given by Ukrainian-American virtuoso Louis Krasner – with Hermann...

Conductor Joseph Keilberth Was Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Joseph Keilberth was born on this day in 1908 - 111 years ago. Maestro Keilberth served distinguished conducting positions with the Staatsoperette Dresden, Saxon...

American Violinist Berl Senofsky was Born On This Day in 1926 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Berl Senofsky was born on this day in 1926. A student of Louis Persinger and Ivan Galamian, Mr Senofsky was a former...

Cello Virtuoso Gregor Piatigorsky Born On This Day in 1903 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American cello virtuoso Gregor Piatigorskywas born on this day in 1903 – 116 years ago. Dying in 1976, Maestro Piatigorsky served as Principal Cellist...

Today is British Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber’s 68th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber's 68th birthday! A student of Pierre Fournier, he has premiered a number of important works including Cello Concertos...

Legendary Violin Pedagogue Ivan Galamian Died On This Day in 1981 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Iranian-born Armenian violinist Ivan Galamian died on this day in 1981 – 38 years ago. A student of French pedagogue Lucien Capet, he is remembered...

Italian Master Luthier Nicola Amati Died On This Day in 1684 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian master luthier Nicola Amati died on this day in 1684, 335 years ago - aged 88. The grandson of Andrea Amati, the founder of the...

Pianist, Composer & Conductor André Previn Was Born On This Day in 1929 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated German-American pianist, composer, arranger and conductor Sir André Previn was born on this day in 1929 - 90 years ago. Throughout his eclectic seven...

Russian-Born Violin Virtuoso Mischa Elman Died On This Day in 1967 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American virtuoso Mischa Elman died on this day in 1967 – aged 76. Mr Elman is remembered as one of the finest violinists of...

Conductor Herbert von Karajan Was Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan was born on this day in 1908 – 111 years ago. Dying in 1989, Maestro von Karajan is remembered as...

Saint-Saëns’ ‘Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso’ Premiered On This Day in 1863 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Camille Saint-Saëns' celebrated violin showpiece Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso premiered on this day in 1863 – 156 years ago. The first performance was given by...

Today is VC Artist Augustin Hadelich’s 35th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian-German VC Artist Augustin Hadelich’s 35th birthday! A graduate of the Istituto Mascagni and The Juilliard School, he is a former 1st prize...

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 – 122 years ago. Brahms passed away from liver and pancreas cancer, aged...

Russian Piano Virtuoso & Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff was Born On This Day in 1873 [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...

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

Hungarian Violinist Jelly d’Arányi Died On This Day in 1966 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso Jelly d'Arányi died on this day in 1966 - aged 72. The grand-niece of virtuoso Joseph Joachim, she premiered a number of important...

American Violin Virtuoso Erick Friedman Died On This Day in 2004 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Erick Friedman passed away, from cancer, on this day in 2004 – aged 64. A student of Ivan Galamian, Nathan Milstein and Jascha Heifetz, he is remembered...

Dvořák’s Four ‘Romantic Pieces’ Op. 75 Premiered On This Day in 1887 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Antonín Dvořák's Four 'Romantic Pieces' Op. 75 premiered on this day in 1887 – 132 years ago. The first performance was given by Czech violinist...

English Composer Sir William Walton was Born On This Day in 1902 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Sir William Walton was born on this day in 1902 – 117 years ago. His signature works include Façade, the cantata Belshazzar's Feast,...

Benjamin Britten Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1940 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Benjamin Britten's Violin Concerto Op. 15 was premiered on this day in 1940 – 79 years ago. The first performance was given by Spanish...

Russian Piano Virtuoso & Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff Died On This Day in 1943 [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...

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...

Italian-Born British Violin Virtuoso Alfredo Campoli Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-born British violin virtuoso Alfredo Campoli died on this day in 1991 – aged 84. He is remembered as one of the finest violinists of...

Russian Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich was Born On This Day in 1927 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich was born on this day in 1927 – 92 years ago. Passing away in 2007, Mr Rostropovich is...

Today is Russian-Born Violinist Dora Schwarzberg’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born violinist and pedagogue Dora Schwarzberg's birthday! A student of legendary Russian pedagogue Yuri Yankelevich, Ms. Schwarzberg currently serves a teaching position on...

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...

Today is Korean Violin Virtuoso Kyung Wha Chung’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean violin virtuoso Kyung Wha Chung’s birthday. A student of Ivan Galamian and Joseph Szigeti, Ms Chung is widely regarded as one of...

Today is Russian-American Violin Virtuoso Philippe Quint’s 45th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-American violin virtuoso Philippe Quint's 45th birthday! A protege of Andrei Korsakov and Dorothy DeLay, Philippe is widely recognised as one of today's...

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 Composer Béla Bartók was Born On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer and pianist Béla Bartók was born on this day in 1881 – 138 years ago. Remembered as one of the most influential composers...

Legendary Italian Conductor Arturo Toscanini was Born On This Day in 1867 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini was born on this day in 1867 – 152 years ago. Dying in 1957, he is widely regarded as one...

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,...

Bartók’s 2nd Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1939 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Béla Bartók's 2nd Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1939 – 80 years ago. The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso Zoltán Székely...

Czech Violinist & Pedagogue Otakar Ševčík Born On This Day in 1852 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violinist and pedagogue Otakar Ševčík was born on this day in 1852. He served teaching positions at the Prague Conservatory, Russian Music Society and the Vienna...

Belgian Violinist Arthur Grumiaux Was Born On This Day on 1921 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux was born on this day in 1921 – 98 years ago. Dying in 1986, aged just 65, he is remembered as one...

Violin Maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume Died On This Day in 1875 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume died on this day in 1875. Widely regarded as one of the eminent instrument makers of all time, Vuillaume's violins have...

Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B Minor Premiered on this Day in 1896 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Antonín Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 premiered on this day in 1896 - 123 years ago. The first performance was given...

Today is Japanese Viola Virtuoso Nobuko Imai’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese viola virtuoso and pedagogue Nobuko Imai's birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and Geneva...

American Violinist Joan Field Died On This Day in 1988 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Joan Field died on this day in 1988 – aged 73. A student of Albert Spalding, Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu, Ms Field...

Baroque Composer Georg Philipp Telemann Was Born On This Day in 1681 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann was born on this day in 1681 - 338 years ago. Almost entirely self-taught, he is remembered as one...

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor Premiered On This Day in 1845 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64 premiered on this day in 1845 – 174 years ago. The first performance was given by...

Soviet Violinist Elizabeth Gilels Died On This Day in 2008 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet-born violinist and pedagogue Elizabeth Gilels died on this day in 2008 - aged 88. A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Ms Gilels was a former prize winner at...

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Jenő Hubay Died On This Day in 1937 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso, composer and pedagogue Jenő Hubay died on this day in 1937 - aged 78. He is remembered as one of the most...

Violinist and Conductor Eugene Ormandy Died On This Day in 1985 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-born violinist and conductor Eugene Ormandy died on this day in 1985 – aged 85. Maestro Ormandy is remembered as one of the finest conductors...

American Violinist David Nadien was Born On This Day in 1926 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist David Nadien was born on this day in 1926. A student of Adolfo Betti, Ivan Galamian and Adolph Busch, Mr Nadien was a...

Violinist and Conductor Yehudi Menuhin Died On This Day in 1999 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American-born British violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin died on this day in 1999 – 20 years ago. A protege of Louis Persinger, George Enescu and Adolf Busch,...

Composer and Bandoneon Virtuoso Ástor Piazzolla Was Born On This Day in 1921 [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 in 1818 [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 in 1844 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish violin virtuoso and composer Pablo de Sarasate was born on this day in 1844 – 175 years ago. Remembered as one of the most...

Lithuanian Theremin Virtuoso Clara Rockmore Was Born On This Day in 1911 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Lithuanian theremin virtuoso Clara Rockmore was born on this day in 1911 – 108 years ago. A violin child prodigy, she studied with acclaimed pedagogue...