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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 June 3 in...

  • 1746 Birth of English composer James HOOK. Was organist at the pleasure gardens of Mayrlebone and Vauxhall in London.
  • 1801 Birth of Bohemian-Czech conductor and composer Frantisek SKROUP in Osice. Composed the opera Tinker and Czech national anthem. d- Rotterdam, 7 FEB 1862.
  • 1803 Birth in Prussia of American piano builder William KNABE.
  • 1832 Birth of French composer Charles Alexandre LECOCQ in Paris. d- 24 OCT 1918.
  • 1851 Birth of Theodore Baker in NYC, American musicologist who originated a biographic dictionary of musicians in 1900 and one of the sources for this historical almanac-datebook.
  • 1875 Death of Alexander Cesar Leopold Bizet, French composer known by Georges, in Bougival, France, just after FP of Carmen.
  • 1887 Birth of American tenor Roland HAYES in Curryville, Georgia.
  • 1887 Birth of Moravian composer and critic Emil AXMAN.
  • 1899 Death of the younger Austrian composer Johann Strauss II in Vienna, age 73. b- 25 OCT 1825.
  • 1904 Birth of American tenor Jan PEERCE (Jacob Pincus Perlemuth) in NYC.
  • 1937 Birth of English soprano Valerie MASTERSON.
  • 1939 Death of Spanish composer and conductor Enrique Fernandez ARBOS.
  • 1956 Birth of English soprano Lynne DAWSON.

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