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...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Renaud Capuçon’s 42nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is French violin virtuoso Renaud Capuçon’s 42nd birthday! A protégé of Gérard Poulet, he is widely regarded as one of today’s finest violin soloists and chamber...

ON THIS DAY | American Violinist Paul Zukofsky Died in 2017

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American violinist, conductor and pedagogue Paul Zukofsky died on this day in 2017 - aged 73. A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied...

ON THIS DAY | Conductor Carlo Maria Giulini Died in 2005

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Italian conductor Carlo Maria Giulini died on this day in 2005, at the age of 91. During his 54-year conducting career, Giulini held prestigious conducting...

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 | German Composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann Died in 1970

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  Zimmerman passed away by suicide on this day 51 years ago. He was 52 years old. Zimmermann’s signature work is his opera "Die Soldaten," which...

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