Saturday, October 23, 2021

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, VC Artist Charles Yang!

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  Today is violinist and vocalist, VC Artist Charles Yang’s 33rd birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Glenn Dicterow, and former student of...

ON THIS DAY | Cellist Aldo Parisot Was Born in 1918

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  Brazilian-born American cellist Aldo Parisot was born on this day in 1918. A graduate of Yale University, Mr. Parisot served long-term teaching positions at Yale University,...

ON THIS DAY | Composer & Conductor Leonard Bernstein Was Born in 1918

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  American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein was born on this day 103 years ago. Hopefully, people remember the "many ways found throughout his lifetime...

ON THIS DAY | British Violinist Albert Sammons Died in 1957

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  Largely self-taught, Sammons is remembered in history for his close association with Elgar’s Violin Concerto — a work he championed and performed more than...

ON THIS DAY | Scottish Violist William Primrose Was Born in 1904

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Primrose gave the premiere performance of the Bartok Viola Concerto, the premiere performance Benjamin Britten's "Lachrymae," and the first recording of Hector Berlioz's...

ON THIS DAY | American Violinist Maud Powell Was Born in 1867

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  American violin virtuoso Maud Powell was born on this day 154 years ago. A student of Henry Schradieck, Charles Dancla, and Joseph Joachim, she toured the United States...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday Maxim Vengerov!

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  Maxim Vengerov was born on this day 47 years ago. A protégé of Zakhar Bron, Vengerov is a former first prize winner at the Karol...

ON THIS DAY | Canadian Violinist Kathleen Parlow Died in 1963

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  Canadian violin virtuoso Kathleen Parlow died on this day in 1963, aged 72. Parlow is remembered as one of the eminent female soloists of the 20th...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist George Enescu Born On This Day in 1881

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  Romanian violinist, composer, and conductor George Enescu was born on this day in 1881. His famed students included Yehudi Menuhin, Christian Ferras, Ivry Gitlis, Arthur Grumiaux,...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday Vilde Frang!

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  Norwegian violin virtuoso Vilde Frang was born on this day 35 years ago. A graduate of the Barratt Due Institute of Music, Hochschule für Musik und...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday Violinist Daniel Hope!

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  The British violinist was born on this day 48 years ago. A former student of Zakhar Bron, he is now Artistic Director of the Frauenkirche Cathedral...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist & Pedagogue Joseph Joachim Died in 1907

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  Joachim was the dedicatee of the Bruch, Brahms, Schumann, and Dvorak Violin Concerti. He is also credited with the revival in popularity of Bach’s Solo Sonatas...

ON THIS DAY | Conductor Georges Prêtre Was Born in 1924

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  French orchestral and operatic conductor Georges Prêtre was born on this day in 1924. Throughout his seven-decade career, he led many of the world’s finest orchestras...

ON THIS DAY | American Composer John Cage Died in 1992

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  American composer, music theorist, writer, and artist John Cage died on this day in 1992, aged 79. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music,...

ON THIS DAY | Czech Conductor Rafael Kubelik Died in 1996

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  Legendary Czech-born Swiss conductor Rafael Kubelik died on this day in 1996, aged 82. The son of Bohemian violin virtuoso Jan Kubelik, Rafael Kubelik served...

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