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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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on June 21 in...

    21st...JUN First Day of Summer

  • 1615 Birth of Italian composer, lutenist and painter Salvator ROSA near Naples.
  • 1732 Birth of German composer Johann Christoph Friedrich BACH in Leipzig. (Ninth son of JS). d- 26 JAN 1795.
  • 1786 Birth of English composer, singer and conductor Charles Edward HORN. In Boston from 1847 as conductor of Handel and Haydn Society.
  • 1862 Birth of American pianist and composer Henry Holden HUSS.
  • 1868 In Munich FP of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg. Hans von Bulow conducting.
  • 1890 In Eisenach, Germany, Richard Strauss conducts the FP of his tone poem Death and Transfiguration.
  • 1891 Birth of German conductor Hermann SCHERCHEN in Berlin. d-Florence, 1966.
  • 1892 Birth of Swedish composer Hilding ROSENBERG in Bosjokloster. d- 1985.
  • 1893 Birth of Czech quarter-tone composer Alois HABA in Moravia.
  • 1898 In London, FP of Faure's incidental music for Maeterlink's Pelleas et Melisande.
  • 1898 Birth of American composer Avery CLAFLIN. d- 9 JAN 1979.
  • 1908 Death of Russian composer Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov in Lubensk, Russia, at age sixty-four. Stravinsky writes a Chant funebre in homage.
  • 1921 Birth of Canadian conductor Harry NEWSTONE.
  • 1928 Birth of American soprano Judith RASKIN in New York City.
  • 1932 Birth of American composer Lalo SCHIFRIN in Buenos Aires.
  • 1935 Birth of Spanish born French conductor Diego MASSON.
  • 1948 In NYC, Columbia Records releases a new collection of recordings on vinyl microgroove Long Playing 33 1/3 rpm discs.
  • 1952 Birth of English composer Judith BINGHAM.
  • 1958 Birth of American mezzo-soprano Jennifer LARMORE.
  • 2000 Death of American-Armenian composer Alan Hovhaness in Seattle, WA. Composer-in-residence Seattle Symphony. b-Somerville, MA 8 MAR 1911.
    A selected look at Hovhaness's discography

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