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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
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on July 21 in...

  • 1515 Birth of Saint Filippo NERI in Florence, Italy. In 1564 founded the Congregazione del Oratorio. (From which we get the oratorio).
  • 1835 Birth of French soprano Marguerite ARTOT in Paris. Tchikovsky confidant.
  • 1838 Death of Bavarian inventor of the metronome Johann MAELZEL.
  • 1870 - Death of Josef Strauss in Vienna, age 42.
  • 1873 Birth of American operatic bass Herbert WITHERSPOON. In 1935 GM of MET Opera.
  • 1883 Birth of American composer and editor of The Music Quarterly Carl ENGLE in Paris.
  • 1896 Birth of French composer Jean RIVIER in Villemomble.
  • 1906 Birth of Mexican violinist and conductor Daniel Ayala PÉREZ in Abalá, Yucatán. d- Veracruz, 20 JUN 1975.
  • 1920 Birth of Russian born, American Violinist Isaac STERN in Kremenetz, of whom cellist YoYo Ma says 'leaves no TUNE un-STERNed'. American debut was in San Francisco in 1934.
  • 1926 Birth of American harpsicordist Albert FULLER.
  • 1931 Inventor Hans Barth patents his quarter-tone piano. Two keyboards of 88 notes each.
  • 1934 Birth of British opera director Dr Jonathan MILLER.
  • 1951 Birth of Hungarian soprano Sylvia SAAS.
  • 1978 American debut of Irish flutist James Galway in New York.

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