On this Day: Apr 01

Sergei Rachmaninoff was born in 1873. Russian composer pianist & conductor. The video is Luka Sulic – cello (half of 2CELLOS) & Mia Miljkovic – piano performing a non-vocal version of Rachmaninov Vocalise. Find out more on wikipedia  

 
On this day: Mar 26

1828 First Performance of Franz Schubert’s Eb trio, Op 100 in Vienna. Farewell Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer 16/12/1770-26/03/1827. Wikipedia page.  

 
Media Release: Classical Music Community classikON Turns One and Expands Reach

classikON, the community that makes classical music accessible, is celebrating its first birthday – but it’s the fans who are getting the presents. Spreading the reach from promoting classical concerts in Sydney in its first year to now promoting across…

 
On this day: Dec 23

In 1943 Australian composer Ross Edwards was born. In May 2012, we reviewed a retrospective of his work at the Conservatorium of Music. And, he provided an update about his work the following month. In that he talked about his…

 
On this day: Dec 08

In 1908 Gustav Mahler conducts the New York Symphony Orchestra and the Oratorio Society of New York for the US Premiere of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection” at Carnegie Hall. More at Carnegie Halls timeline. In 1945: 1st Musica Viva…

 
On this day: Dec 3

In 1729 Spanish composer Antonio Soler was baptized. His works span the late Baroque and early Classical music eras. More about Antonio Soler on wikipedia. The video is his Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, No.84.  

 
On this day: Nov 16

In 1895 German composer Paul Hindemith was born. Find out more on wikipedia. The video is Versuchung des heiligen Antonius from Symphony ‘Mathis der Maler’ with an animated score. Each color represents a different instrument, or a different part of…

 
On this day: Nov 14

American composer Aaron Copland was born. This wonderful stop motion animation was done with his Hoedown.

 
On this day: Nov 12

Aleksandr Borodin was born. He was also a doctor and chemist.

 
On this day: Nov 11

He was Music Director of the Symphony Orchestra of the University of Cuyo, Cordoba Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the University of Tucumán (per contest and opposition), National Philharmonic Orchestra of Chile.

 
On this day: Oct 29

In 1787 there was the first performance of Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni in Prague. The video was recorded in 1984 with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture Act 1 Part 1 KV 527.  

 
On this day: Oct 26

In 1930 there was the first performance of of Shostakovitch’s ballet The Age of Gold (aka The Golden Age) at Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Leningrad. More on wikipedia.  

 
On this day: Oct 25

In 1825 Johann Strauss II was born. More about him on wikipedia. His The Blue Danube (also called: An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314 or On the Beautiful Blue Danube) was used in one of the greatest sci-fi movies…

 
On This Day: Oct 18

In 1904 there was the first performance of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony by the Gürzenich Orchestra with the composer conducting, in Cologne. There are 5 movements to the Symphony: Trauermarsch (Funeral March). In gemessenem Schritt. Streng. Wie ein Kondukt (C-sharp minor)…

 
On this day: Oct 17

In 1831 there was the first performance of Feliz Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in g minor, Op. 25 in Munich. The composer was soloist. This video is the first movement with the soloist Dang Thai Son and Antoni Wit…

 
On this day: Oct 12

In 1935 Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti was born in Modena. He’s one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time. This video is him performing “Nessun Dorma” at the Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony and was his…

 
On this day: Oct 11

In 1830 there was the first performance of Chopin’s E-minor Piano Concerto, in Warsaw. This video is the first movement of the Concerto. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Sep 26

In 1998 there was the first performance of Philip Glass’ opera The White Raven at the World Expo in Lisbon, Portugal. The video is the Chorus. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it…

 
On this day: Sep 25

Russian composer, Dmitri Shostakovich was born in 1906. He wrote a large number of works. This wonderful stop motion painting has his work in the video. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it…

 
On this day: Sep 15

Swiss composer Frank Martin was born in 1890. This video is – 3+3 – a dialogue between a classical piano-violin-cello trio and a jazz piano-bass-drums trio. Their aim is to take a well-known classical piece and be interrupted or supported…