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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 9 in...

  • 1791 Birth of composer John PAYNE, lyricist of "The Maid of Milan" and "Home Sweet Home".
  • 1810 Birth of German composer and conductor Carl Otto Ehrenfried NICOLAI in Konigsberg. d- 11 MAY 1849.
  • 1829 Birth of Italian composer Gaetano BRAGA.
  • 1865 Birth of American pianist and organist Clarence G. HAMILTON. Professor of music at Wellesley College.
  • 1865 Birth of French composer Lucien-Denis-Gabriel-Alberic MAGNARD in Paris. Killed by German soldiers at his home in Baron, Oise 3 SEP 1914.
  • 1865 Birth of Danish composer Carl NIELSEN in Norre-Lyndelse. Conductor of The Royal Danish Opera from 1908 to 1914, Director of Royal Conservatory, Copenhagen, 1915. d- 3 OCT 1931.
  • 1877 Birth of Italian baritone Titta RUFFO. d- 1953.
  • 1890 FP of operetta Robin Hood at grand opening of the Grand Opera House in Chicago. Oh Promise Me was sung by Jessie Bartlett Davis.
  • 1891 (1893?) Birth of American popular music composer Cole PORTER in Peru, IN. d- 1964.
  • 1900 Birth of American choral director and conductor Fred WARING in Tyrone PA. (The Pennsylvanians, Waring blender inventor).
  • 1904 First concert performance by The London Symphony Orchestra, Hans Richter conducting.
  • 1912 Birth of German composer Ingolf DAHL in Hamburg.
  • 1912 Birth of English tenor Edgar EVANS.
  • 1927 Birth of Italian composer Franco DONATONI.
  • 1938 Birth of American composer, pianist and teacher Charles WUORINEN in NYC.
  • 1939 Birth of Roumanian soprano Ileana COTRUBAS.
  • 1948 Birth of American cellist Nathaniel ROSEN in Altadena CA.
  • 1949 Death of Rumanian-Austrian soprano Maria Cebotara in Vienna, age 39. b- 23 FEB 1910.

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