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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 4 in...

  • 1623 Death of English composer William BYRD.
  • 1694 Birth of Louis Claude DAQUIN in Paris. Composer of Le Coucou and other harpsichord pieces.d - 15 JUN 1772
  • 1776 In Philadelphia PA, a revolutionary tribunal announces a desire to break away from British authority by preparing a "Declaration of Independence" providing a foundation of "The United States of America" Hear: 'Yankee Doodle' in "A Montevideo", the Sym No 2 of Louis Moreau Gottschalk. (kuat CD # 2143...12'09"
  • 1826 Birth of American Song composer Stephen Collins FOSTER in Lawrenceville, (Pittsburgh) PA d- 13 JAN 1864.
  • 1831 FP of America with words by Samuel Francis Smith. At Park Street Church, Boston.
  • 1863 Birth of American soprano Emma JUCH.
  • 1876 In Philadelphia, for American centennial celebration the city paid R. Wagner $5,000 for rights to use music from Lohengrin at the World Fair there.
  • 1889 Birth of Russian-American pianist Samuel CHOTZINOFF.
  • Birth of English Baritone and teacher Roy HENDERSON. d-2000.
  • 1903 Birth of Belgian composer, organist and teacher Flor PEETERS. d- 1986.
  • 1911 Birth of American oboist and conductor Mitch MILLER.
  • 1923 In London, FP Vaughan Williams English Folk Song Suite for Military Band.
  • 1948 Birth of American soprano Clamma DALE in Chester, PA.

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