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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
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on July 7 in...

  • 1592 Music degree (Mus.D.) is given to English madrigal composer Giles Farnaby. Also wrote for virginal.
  • 1860 Birth of Austrian composer and conductor Gustav MAHLER in Bohemia. d-18 MAY 1911.
  • 1872 Birth of Catalan conductor and composer Juan Lamote de GRIGNON.
  • 1898 Birth of German composer Hans EISLER in Leipzig. d- Berlin, 6 SEP 1962.
  • 1905 Birth of Austrian composer Marcel RUBIN in Vienna. d- ?.
  • 1911 Birth of Italian composer and conductor Gian Carlo MENOTTI in Cadegliano. Taught at Curtis in Phila. Directed Spoleto Festival USA. The Consul [1950], The Saint of Bleeker Street [1955].
  • 1927 Birth of French pianist Jean CASADESUS in Paris. Son of Robert and Gaby.
  • 1927 Birth of American trumpet virtuoso and conductor Carl Hilding "Doc" SEVERENSEN in Arlington, OR. Popular bandleader: The Tonight Show Band, The Doc Severinsen Band; played with Charlie Barnet and Tommy Dorsey Orchestras; owner: trumpet factory. Guest artist symphony orchestra concerts.
  • 1937 Birth of Russian mezzo-soprano Elena OBRATZSOVA in Leningrad.
  • 1958 Birth of Danish recorder virtuoso Michala PETRE.
  • 1969 Death of Gladys Swarthout in Florence, age 68. 16 years at MET NYC. b- Deepwater, MO 25 DEC 1900.

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