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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 8 in...

  • 1612 Death of German organist and composer Hans Leo HASSLER.
  • 1671 Birth of Italian composer and violinist Thomaso ALBINONI in Venice. d-17 JAN 1750.
  • 1790 Birth of Austrian baritone (Don Giovanni and Figaro) Anton FORTI in Vienna. d- 29 JUL 1856.
  • 1810 Birth of German composer Robert Alexander SCHUMANN in Zwickau, Saxony, Germany. d- Near Bonn, 29 JUL 1856. He wrote 1 opera, 4 symphonies, several overtures, various chamber works, over 100 keyboard pieces, and hundreds of songs and choral works. Born to a bookseller, he had virtually no musical training until the age of twenty. He married pianist Clara Wieck, who was a champion of his music.
  • 1868 Birth of Spanish-American pianist and composer Alberto JONAS in Madrid. In USA from 1894.
  • 1894 Birth of composer Ervin SCHULHOFF d- 18 AUG 1942.
  • 1906 Birth of English clarinetist and teacher Reginald KELL in York, d- Frankfort, KY 5 AUG 1981.
  • 1912 FP of Ravel's ballet Daphnis and Chloe in stage form, by Diaghilev and the Ballet Russe in Paris.
  • 1937 FP of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.
  • 1949 Birth of Polish-American pianist Emanuel AX in Lvov, Poland.
  • 1950 Birth of American violinist Elmar OLIVEIRA in Waterbury, CN.

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