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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 26 in...

  • 1782 Birth of Irish composer, teacher and pianist John FIELD in Dublin. His nocturnes influenced Chopin. d-Moscow, 23 JAN 1837. ((c3733))
  • 1791 Birth of composer Franz Xaver MOZART in Vienna. Composer and teacher and son of W.A. d-Carlesbad, Austria 29 JUL 1844.
  • 1812 Birth of English clergyman and composer Joseph Philip KNIGHT.
  • 1856 Birth of dramatist, music critic and music writer George Bernard SHAW in Dublin. d- 2 NOV 1950.
  • 1863 Birth of Latvian composer and teacher Joseph WIHTOL. Founded Riga Conservatory. d- 24 APR 1948.
  • 1866 Birth of Italian opera composer Francesco CILEA.
  • 1874 Birth of Russian-American conductor and double-bass player Serge KOUSSEVITZKY in Vishny Volotchok. (1924, conductor of Boston Symphony Orchestra). He founded the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood, MA in 1940. d - NYC, 1951.
  • 1876 Birth of American composer, conductor and pianist Ernest SCHELLING.
  • 1882 At Bayreuth, FP of Wagner's Parsifal with Hermann Levi conducting.
  • 1887 Birth of composer and conductor Leif HALVORSEN in Christiania.
  • 1888 Marriage of violinist Mme Norman-Neruda to English pianist and conductor Sir Charles Halle.
  • 1900 Birth of French pianist Jacques Fevrier. died 1979.
  • 1904 Birth of English musicologist and critic Jack Allan WESTRUP. Author of a popular book on Henry Purcell.
  • 1921 Birth of American oboist John DeLANCIE.
  • 1928 Birth of Polish composer Tadeusz BAIRD. d- 1981.
  • 1928 Birrth of English conductor Bryden Thomson d-1991. Succeeded Neeme Jarvi as director of Scottish National Orchestra in 1988.
  • 1929 Birth of Bulgarian-French pianist Alexis WEISSENBERG.
  • 1934 Birth of English composer Anthony GILBERT.
  • 1949 Birth of Irish composer Kevin VOLANS.

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