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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 31 in...

  • 1828 Birth of Belgian composer, organist, musicologist and conductor Francois Auguste GEVAERT in Huysse. d- Brussels, 24 DEC1908.
  • 1830 Birth of Czech teacher, conductor and composer Frantisek SKUHERSKY.
  • 1845 Adolph Sax inventor of the saxophone sells his instrument to French Army Bands.
  • 1847 Birth of Cuban pianist and composer Ignatio CERVANTES. d- 29 APR 1905.
  • 1848 Birth of French composer J. R. PLANQUETTE.
  • 1863 Birth of American music critic and writer Richard ALDRICH.
  • 1886 Death of composer Franz LISZT in Bayreuth at age 74..
  • 1911 Birth of George LIBERACE; violinist, conductor; administrator of Liberace Museum; brother of pianist/entertainer Liberace; passed d- 16 OCT 1983.
  • 1918 Birth of American musicologist Jan LA RUE in Sumatra of American parents. (His father a botanist working on rubber plants). President of American Musicologist Assn, 1966-68. Prepared many thematic catalogs.
  • 1919 Birth of English conductor Norman DEL MAR in London. d-1994.
  • 1939 Birth of English conductor and pianist Steuart BEDFORD.
  • 1929 Birth of Canadian bass Don GARRARD in Vancouver.
  • 1952 Birth of German violinist and conductor Reinhard GOEBEL.

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