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 versi…

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. I…

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 Carne…

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…

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 col…

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 Philharmon…

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 Overtu…

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.  
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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…

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 (Funer…

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…

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…

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 …

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’…

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&#…

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-kno…

On this day: Sep 14

Austrian composer of the classical period, Johann Michael Haydn was born in 1737. He’s the younger brother of Joseph Haydn. More about him at The Danish Michael Haydn Project and on wikipedia. T…

On this day: Sep 13

In 1866 the composer, pianist and conductor Nicholas Rubinstein opened the Moscow Conservatory and Tchaikovsky was appointed professor of theory and harmony. Wikipedia has a list of notable graduates.…

On this day: Sep 12

The first performance of Mahler’s 8th Symphony (Symphony of a Thousand) in Munich in 1910, with Mahler conducting. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to u…

On this day: Sep 11

British composer William Boyce was Baptised in 1711. This video is a performance of his Symphony No 4, Camerata by the Sydney Youth Orchestra SYO. You can also connect with SYO on Facebook and Twitter…

On this day: Sep 10

English composer Tim Knight was born in 1959. The video is his Twilights for String Orchestra. You can connect with him on Facebook, hear more of his music on YouTube, and find out more on his website…

On this day: Sep 8

Czech composer Antonin Dvořák was born in 1841 near Prague. This video is a performance of his Sinfonia Novo Mundo. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us: &n…

On this day: Sep 7

American composer and teacher Thomas Whitney Surette was born in 1862. In 1917 he published “Music and Life” – A Study of the Relations Between Ourselves and Music. Take a look insid…

On this day: Sep 6

American percussionist, composer and conductor William Kraft was born in 1923 in Chicago. This video is him talking about his life. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? S…

On this day: Sep 5

German composer Johann Christian Bach was born in 1735 in Leipzig. He is the youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach. This video is about Johann Christian’s father’s bible with notations fro…

On this day: Sep 4

English composer, conductor and musician; Frederic Curzon was born in London in 1899. If you like organs then you’ll enjoy this “March of the Bowmen” by Frederic Curzon, that was arr…

On this day: Sep 3

Dutch composer, Otto Ketting was born in Amsterdam in 1935. This is his Intrada. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  
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On this day: Aug 29

American composer William Susman was born in 1960. Susman wrote orchestral, chamber and documentary film scores with a jazz influence. Youtube channel Website Do you have a classical music event for t…

On this day: Aug 28

American composer Geoffrey Gordon was born in 1968. He has several pieces on his soundcloud that you can explore. Here is an example of just one of them. Do you have a classical music event for today&…

On this day: Aug 27

English composer, Eric Coates was born in 1886. This video is his Knightsbridge March performed at the Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci by the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg under the direction o…

On this day: Aug 26

Sally Beamish, British composer was born 1956. This wonderful video is the story behind her work ‘Spinal Cords’. A work set to text written by The Times columnist, Melanie Reid, who broke …

On this day: Aug 25

American composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein born in 1918 in Lawrence MA, USA. Died in New York on October 14, 1990. This video is a hand drawn cartoon to his Candide. Do you have a classical music e…

On this day: Aug 24

Australian composer Richard Meale was born in 1932 and died on Nov 23, 2009 You can hear selection of works on his Australian Music Centre page Do you have a classical music event for today’s On…

On this day: Aug 23

Constant Lambert was born in London in 1905, and died there in 1951. This is his Horoscope. Read more about him on wikipedia. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it…

On this day: Aug 22

Claude Debussy was born in 1862. This video, Snow On Cuba Mall has Clair de Lune. More on wikipedia Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  
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On this day: Aug 20

Josef Strauss was born in 1827. This video shows Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performing Jokey (‘Jockey’) polka op. 278. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day?…

On this day: Mar 15

In 1807 there was the first performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4. It was conducted by the composer. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

On this day: Mar 13

In 1845 there was the first performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Ferdinand David was the soloist and it was performed at Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conducted by Niels Gade in Leipzig…

On this day: Mar 12

In 1943 there was the first performance of Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man in Cincinnati. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  
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On this day: Mar 11

1791 FP of F. J. Haydn’s Symphony No. 92, Haydn conducting at the first of his London concerts. CD- Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 92, 94, & 96 Do you have a classical music event for today’s…

On this day: Mar 10

In 1785 there was the first performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 K 467, in C Major. Mozart was the soloist and the concert was at the Burgtheater in Vienna. Do you have a classical musi…

On this day: Mar 08

In 1566: Carlo Gesualdo was born. Other than being a composer, he was Prince of Venosa & Count of Conza, an Italian nobleman, lutenist, & murderer. More at Wikipedia Do you have a classical mu…

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