Austrian Composer Franz Schubert Died On This Day in 1828 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Austrian composer Franz Schubert died on this day in 1828 – 190 years ago. Despite dying aged just 31, he was tremendously prolific - outputting 9...

ON THIS DAY | Composer György Ligeti Was Born in 1923

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Hungarian-Austrian contemporary composer György Ligeti was born on this day in 1923. Some of his most unique compositions include Poème Symphonique (1962), a work for...

ON THIS DAY | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Died On This Day in 1791

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died on this day in 1791, aged just 35. Whilst many hypotheses exist, official Viennese records state “hitziges Frieselfieber” – severe military...

Hungarian Violinist Franz von Vecsey was Born On This Day in 1893 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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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,...

Double Bass Pedagogue Franz Simandl Was Born On This Day in 1840 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Austrian-born double bass virtuoso and pedagogue Franz Simandl was born on this day in 1840. Professor Simandl served a long term teaching position on faculty...

Remembering Nathan Milstein – Died on this Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Russian-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein died on this day in 1992 – aged 88. A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Leopold Auer and Eugene Ysaye, he is remembered as...

English Composer Benjamin Britten Died On This Day in 1976 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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English composer Benjamin Britten died on this day in 1976. His signature works include the operas ‘Peter Grimes’, ‘Billy Budd’ and ‘The Turn 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...

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

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

Today is German Violinist Ulf Hoelscher’s 78th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is German violinist and pedagogue Ulf Hoelscher’s 78th birthday! A student of Max Rostal, Josef Gingold, Paul Makanowitzky and Ivan Galamian, Professor Hoelscher currently...

English Violist Lionel Tertis Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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British viola virtuoso, Lionel Tertis was born on this day in 1876 - 139 years ago. Dying in 1975, he is remembered as one of...

ON THIS DAY | Cellist Jaqueline du Pre Passed Away, Age 42

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  Jaqueline du Pre was born in Oxford, England on January 26, 1945. She began cello lessons when she was five years old, and her...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday Nicola Benedetti!

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Scottish violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti was born on this day 34 years ago. A graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School, where she studied with Lord...

Russian-American Classical Pianist Vladimir Horowitz Died On This Day in 1989 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Russian-American classical pianist Vladimir Horowitz died on this day in 1989 - aged 86. He is remembered as one of the greatest piano virtuosi of...

Prokofiev's 2nd Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1935 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Sergei Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor Op. 63 premiered on this day in 1935. The first performance was given by French virtuoso Robert Soetens with...

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