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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 June 19 in...

  • 1708 Birth of composer Johann Gottlieb JANITSCH. d- 1763.
  • 1717 Birth of Bohemian violinist, composer and conductor Johann Wenzel STAMITZ. Director of The Mannheim School. d- 27 MAR 1757.
  • 1810 Birth of violinist Ferdinand DAVID. Leipzig teacher, Gewandhaus concertmaster. FP Mendelssohn VC, music of Bach and Beethoven.
  • 1810 Concertina is patented in England by Wheatstone.
  • 1842 Birth of Austrian composer Carl ZELLER. d-1898.
  • 1843 Birth of French composer Charles Edouard LEFEBVRE in Paris.
  • 1854 Birth of Italian composer Alfredo CATALANI. Today remembered for his opera, La Wally. d-1893.
  • 1896 Birth of Australian organist George THABIN-BALL who settled in England, and was organist at the Temple Church in London. City Organist of Birmingham. Performances popular on the BBC.
  • 1898 Birth of Swiss conductor Paul MULLER in Zurich. d -21 JUL 1993.
  • 1899 FP of Elgar's Enigma Variations. Halle Orch at Queen's Hall, a Hans Richter concert in London.
  • 1924 Birth of German soprano Anneliesa ROTHENBERGER in Mannheim.
  • 1934 Birth of Canadian bass-baritone Donald BELL in British Columbia.

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