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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 19 in...

  • 1735 Birth of Garret WESLEY, Irish composer and founder of the Dublin Academy of Music, professor at Trinity College and father of of Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington.
  • 1795 Birth of Michael LACY in Bilbao, violin prodigy and later a conductor in England.
  • 1811 Birth of German organist, conductor and composer Vincenz LACHNER. d- 22 JAN 1893.
  • 1835 Death of Karl Keller well known German flautist.
  • 1885 Birth of Hans WEISBACH, German conductor and director of Leipzig Radio.
  • 1898 Birth of Venezuelan pianist Juan-Batista Plaza. d 1 JAN 1965 in Caracas.
  • 1905 Birth of English conductor Boyd NEAL.
  • 1905 Birth of Hungarian born British pianist Louis KENTNER in Karwen. d 1987.
  • 1906 Birth of Norwegian composer Klaus EGGE.
  • 1911 Perhaps the shortest composition for orchestra composed by Anton Webern Five Pieces For Orchestra, 6 1/3 bars lasting 19 seconds.
  • 1913 Birth of American composer and pianist Peggy Stuart COOLIDGE in Swampscott, MA.
  • 1920 Birth of violinist Robert MANN in Portland OR. Composer and founder of the Juilliard String Quartet in 1948.
  • 1935 Birth of English organist Nicholas DANBY d- 1997.
  • 1935 Birth of German conductor and tenor Peter SCHREIER in Meissen.
  • 1941 Birth of prima ballerina of The Bolshoi ballet Natalya Bessmertnova.
  • 1942 FP in USA of The Shostakovitch Seventh Symphony. Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • 1952 Birth of English conductor and composer Dominic MULDOWNEY in Southampton. The music director, Royal National Theatre, 1976-99.
  • 1960 Birth of Italian conductor Carlo RIZZI.
  • 1964 Birth of English conductor Mark WIGGLESWORTH.
  • 1965 Birth of Scottish percussionist (Deaf) Evelyn GLENNIE.

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