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Strings is written by and for players and teachers of bowed stringed instruments. Each issue features lively interviews with such luminaries as Itzhak Perlman, Edgar Meyer, and Yo-Yo Ma. Plus, it's filled with music to play, from long-forgotten pieces to new works.


today in classical music
from CLASSICalmanac.com
on July 12 in...

  • 1675 Birth of Evarista dall'ABACO Italian composer and conductor who died on his birthday in 1742.
  • 1773 Birth of German flutist and teacher Johann QUANTZ.
  • 1842 Birth of American soprano Clara Louise KELLOGG.
  • 1847 Birth of German pianist Karl BARTH who studied with Bulow and Tausig.
  • 1847 Birth of Italian musicologist Father Angelo de Santi in Trieste. He opposed the use of theater music in the church.
  • 1854 Birth of Rochester NY philanthropist George EASTMAN. Was inventor of Kodak camera and roll film; Eastman School of Music. passed away Mar 14, 1932
  • 1861 Birth of Russian conductor, professor and composer Anton Stepanovich ARENSKY in Novgorod. d- Terijoki, Finland 25 FEB 1906.
  • 1885 Birth of English composer and folksong collector George Sainton Kay BUTTERWORTH in London. d- in the battle of Pozieres, 5 AUG 1916.
  • 1893 Birth of English hornist Aubrey BRAIN in London. d-London, 20 SEP 1955. Father of English hornist Dennis Brain.
  • 1895 Birth of Basque composer Juan Telleria y ARRIZABALAGA.
  • 1895 Birth of Norwegian soprano Kirsten FLAGSTAD. d- 1962.
  • 1895 Birth of American musical theater lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II. Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Flower Drum Song, Sound of Music; with music by Richard Rodgers. d- 23 AUG 1960.
  • 1934 Birth of American pianist Van CLIBURN in Shreveport Louisiana. As a child was taught by his mother, in 1958 was the first American to win the Tchaikovsky Prize in Moscow.
  • 1935 Birth of German conductor Gerd ALBRECHT.
  • 1937 America mourns as they hear about the death of American composer George GERSHWIN at the age of 38 previous day in Hollywood.
  • 1942 Birth of American clarinetist Richard STOLTZMAN in Omaha, NE.
  • 1943 Birth of English pianist Roger VIGNOLES.
  • 1948 FP of Vaughan Williams Partita For Double String Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall, London, by BBC SO with RVW conducting.

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