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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 3 in...

  • 1846 Birth of Russian composer A. N. ALFERAKY in Ukraine.
  • 1848 Birth of American music publisher Theodore PRESSER of Philadelphia. Also published The Etude magazine.
  • 1852 Birth of Hungarian-American pianist Rafel JOSEFFY. Introduced Brahms concertos to the USA.
  • 1854 Birth of Czech (Moravian) composer and conductor Leos JANACEK in Hukvaldy. d- 12 AUG 1928. 1854. His operas included Jenufa and The Cunning Little Vixen as well as for his orchestral piece Taras Bulba.
  • 1860 Birth of Scottish composer and writer William WALLACE. First to use the term 'Symphonic Poem'.
  • 1871 Birth of Basque composer Vicente ARREGUI.
  • 1897 Birth of French composer and conductor Philippe GAUBERT in Cahors. d- 8 JUL 1941.
  • 1901 Birth of composer Ruth Crawford SEEGER.
  • 1926 Birth of American composer Meyer KUPFERMAN.
  • 1930 Birth of German conductor Carlos KLEIBER in Berlin.
  • 1939 Birth of German mezzo-soprano Brigitte FASSBAENDER in Berlin.
  • 1945 Danish concert pianist and comedian Victor Borge premiered on NBC radio. The network gave the comedian/pianist the summer replacement slot for Fibber McGee and Molly.
  • 1986 Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, became a U.S. citizen in ceremonies at Ellis Island, New York.
  • 1998 Death of English romantic composer George Lloyd.

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