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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 6 in...

  • 1739 Birth of German composer and patriarc of family of distiguished musicians Friedrich Wilhelm RUST.
  • 1759 English composer Thomas ARNE is given Mus.D. degree at Oxford.
  • 1864 Birth of Brazilian composer Alberto NEPOMUCENO in Fortaleza. Director National Institute of Music, Rio de Janeiro 1902-16.
  • 1865 Birth of Austrian music educator Emile Jaques-Dalcroze. Started method of eurhythmics which enfluenced modern ballet.
  • 1877 Birth of American teacher, conductor and composer David Stanley SMITH.
  • 1898 Birth of German composer Hans EISLER in Leipzig. d- Berlin, 6 SEP 1962.
  • 1913 in Paris the Prix de Rome music award is given to 19 year old french composer Lili BOULANGER (sister of Nadia) by 31 to 5 vote in the Academy of Fine Arts.
  • 1916 Birth of English politician, Prime Minister, conductor and musician Sir Edward HEATH.
  • 1918 Birth of American pianist Eugene LIST in Philadelphia.
  • 1919 Birth of Swiss tenor Ernst HAEFLIGER.
  • 1928 Birth of English baritone Peter GLOSSOP.
  • 1933 Death of Finnish conductor and composer Robert KAJANUS. Founder of the Helsinki Philharmonic Society.
  • 1934 Birth of French violinist Maurice HASSON.
  • 1937 Birth of Russian-Icelandic pianist and conductor Vladimir ASHKENAZY in Gorki.
  • 1973 Death of German conductor Otto Klemperer in Zurich, age 88.
  • 1999 Death of Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo, age 97.

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