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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.

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today in classical music
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on July 5 in...

  • 1588 English composer and lutenist John Dowland receives an Mus.B degree from Oxford.
  • 1775 Birth of English musical prodigy William CROTCH. First principal at the Royal Academy of Music in London in 1822. d- 29 DEC 1847.
  • 1842 Death of Austrian music publisher Domenico ARTARIA.
  • 1877 Birth of Polish pianist and harpsichordist Wanda LANDOWSKA in Warsaw. d- 1959.
  • 1878 Birth of American writer and critic Lawrence Gilman of the NY Herald Tribune.
  • 1878 Birth of English composer and pianist Josef HOLBROOKE. d- 5 AUG 1958.
  • 1880 Birth of Czech violinist Jan KUBELIK near Prague.
  • 1895 Birth of English composer Gordon JACOB. d- 8 JUN 1984.
  • 1897 Birth of Israeli composer Paul BEN-HAIM in Munich.
  • 1918 Birth of American composer George ROCHBERG in Paterson, NJ..
  • 1924 Birth of Hungarian-American cellist Janos STARKER in Budapest.
  • 1934 Birth of Finnish baritone Tom KRAUSE in Helsinki.
  • 1942 Birth of Swiss conductor Matthias BAMERT.
  • 1945 Birth of Russian conductor Alexander LAZAREV.
  • 1947 Birth of American composer David OTT.
  • 1952 Birth of American soprano Kristine CICEINSKI in Wilmington, DE. Sister of mezzo-soprano Katherine.
  • 1958 Birth of English conductor Paul DANIEL. The music director of English National Opera.
  • 1961 Birth of French soprano Isabelle POULENARD.
  • 1961 Death of Austrian pianist Wilhelm Backhaus, in Villach, Austria.
  • 1965 Opera diva Maria Callas gives her last stage performance, singing Puccini's opera Tosca at Covent Garden.

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