Wednesday, December 8, 2021

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Igor Oistrakh!

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The son of virtuoso David Oistrakh, he has served a distinguished teaching position on faculty at Brussel's Royal Conservatory since 1958.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX8btewj_tE&showinfo=0&autohide=1 DAVID & IGOR OISTRAKH | BACH...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Ida Haendel Was Born On This Day in 1928

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Polish-British-Canadian violinist Ida Haendel was born on this day in 1928. A recognized child prodigy she was awarded 7th prize in the 1935 Wieniawski International...

Remembering Erika Morini and Her Stolen 1727 "Davidoff" Stradivarius

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Austrian-born violinist Erika Morini died on this day in 1995 - aged 91. A protege of Otakar Ševčík, Ms Morini is remembered as one of the...

ON THIS DAY | Conductor Herbert von Karajan Was Born in 1908

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Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan was born on this day in 1908. He served as Principal Conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic for more than 35...

Polish Violinist Josef Hassid Died On This Day in 1950 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Polish violinist Josef Hassid died on this day in 1950 – aged just 26. Battling schizophrenia for much of his adult life, Mr Hassid...

Today is Canadian Violinist Corey Cerovsek’s 45th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is Canadian violinist Corey Cerovsek’s 45th birthday! A recognised child prodigy, he made his professional debut aged just 9 - and graduated from Indiana...

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

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Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux was born on this day in 1921. Dying in 1986, aged just 65, he is remembered as one of the finest violin...

Today is American Composer John Williams' 88th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is American composer, conductor and pianist John Williams’ 88th birthday. The recipient of 3 Emmy Awards, 5 Academy Awards and 21 Grammy Awards, he...

ON THIS DAY | Legendary British Cellist Jacqueline du Pre Died On This Day in 1987

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Legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pre died on this day in 1987 from Multiple Sclerosis – aged 42. Despite being forced to retire from the...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Itzhak Perlman!

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A protégé of Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay, Mr Perlman is widely regarded as one the greatest violinists of the 20th and 21st centuries. He currently performs on...

Russian Violinist & Pedagogue Efrem Zimbalist Born On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Russian-born violin virtuoso, pedagogue and composer Efrem Zimbalist was born on this day in 1890. A student of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as one of the...

ON THIS DAY | Composer Édouard Lalo Died in 1892

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French composer Édouard Lalo died on this day in 1892. Lalo's signature works include his Symphony in G Minor, Cello Concerto in D Minor, and his...

Violin Virtuoso Jascha Heifetz Died On This Day in 1987 – Aged 86 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Luminary Russian-American violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz died on this day in 1987 – aged 86. A protege of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as arguably...

ON THIS DAY | Maurice Ravel's 'Tzigane' Premiered in 1924

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French composer Maurice Ravel’s showpiece Tzigane premiered on this day in 1924. The name is derived from the European term for 'gypsy'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMbEJR3ny1o VC ARTIST JOSEF SPACEK |...

Philip Glass' Violin Concerto No. 1 Premiered On This Day in 1987 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Philip Glass' Violin Concerto No. 1 premiered on this day in 1987 - in New York City. The first performance was given by American soloist Paul...

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