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Strings
Strings

Magazine Description:
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
from CLASSICalmanac.com
on June 12 in...

  • 1813...Near the Basque city of Vitoria, Sir Anthony Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington, whipped a French army under King Joseph Bonaparte and drove it out of Spain, back into France. Beethoven celebrated the event with his Op 91 Wellington's Victory.

  • 1854 Birth of French bass Pol PLANCON. Mephistopheles in Faust.
  • 1877 Birth of Vanni MARCOUX.
  • 1888 ('85?) Birth of German-American composer Werner JOSTEN in Eberfeld Germany.
  • 1897 Birth of Polish composer and pianist Alexander TANSMANN in Lodz. d- 15 NOV 1986.
  • 1897 Birth of English oboist Leon GOOSENS d- 1988.
  • 1938 Birth of British tenor Ian PARTRIDGE.
  • 1952 Birth of Scottish composer and conductor Oliver KNUSSEN in Glasgow.

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