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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 5 in...

  • 1625 Death of English Elizabethan composer Orlando GIBBONS. Buried in Canterbury Cathedral.
  • 1826 Death of composer Carl Maria Von Weber in the London home of Sir George Smart.
  • 1826 Birth of Swedish pianist and composer Ivar HALLSTROM.
  • 1863 Birth of English composer Sir Arthur SOMERVELL. d-1937
  • 1879 Birth of Swedish conductor, composer and pianist Adolf WIKLUND.
  • 1897 Birth of English music patron Sir Robert MAYER. d- 1985
  • 1919 Birth of Japanese conductor Akeo WATANABE in Tokyo. (Nippon PO 1956-68)
  • 1923 Birth of American composer and conductor Daniel Rodgers PINKHAM in Lynn, MA.
  • 1923 Birth of Chinese composer Wen-Chung CHOU in Chefoo, Yentai
  • 1939 Birth of Dutch composer Louis ANDRIESSEN in Utrecht. Studied with his father Hendrik (organist and composer).
  • 1941 Birth of Argentinian pianist Martha ARGERICH in Buenos Aires. Married for a period to Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit.

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