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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 18 in...

  • 0064 - Rome burned on this day -- while Nero fiddled.
  • 1013 Birth of Hermannus CONTRACTUS, composer of church music and inventor of musical notation system.
  • 1670 Birth of Italian composer Giovanni BONONCINI in Modena. d- 9 JUL 1747.
  • 1735 Death of Bayreuth organist and composer Johann Krieger. Handel was a fan.
  • 1791 In Paris, FP of Cherubini's opera Lodoiska.
  • 1821 Birth of French soprano and actress Pauline VIARDOT-GARCIA. In her later years an operetta composer with librettist Turgeniev.
  • 1849 Birth of German music scholar and theorist Hugo RIEMANN.
  • 1870 Birth of Polish conductor and composer Emil MLYNARSKI.
  • 1872 Birth of Czech bandmaster, bassoonist and composer Julius FUCIK in Prague. d-Leitmeritz, 25 SEP 1916. The Entry of the Gladiators .
  • 1877 Tchaikovski gets hitched.
  • 1886 Birth of Dutch composer Theodor BIJL.
  • 1894 Birth of Dutch-American composer Bernard WAGENAAR in Arnhem Holland.
  • 1898 Death of composer Emil Hartmann in Copenhagen, age 62. Born 21 FEB 1836.
  • 1927 Birth of German conductor Kurt MASUR in Brieg, Silesia.
  • 1934 - Birth of American composer and engineer Roger REYNOLDS.
  • 1954 Birth of composer Tobias PICKER.

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