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This Week in Music History: Yehudi Menuhin is born (1916)

Violinist Yehudi Menuhin broke borders both national and musical, earning praise from the likes of Ravi Shankar, Duke Ellington, and Albert Einstein along the way.

🎧 One Thing to Listen for in Brahms’s Violin Concerto

The beautiful oboe solo that opens the Adagio. How could a musical moment Brahms feared "feeble" manage to arouse jealousy in violinists everywhere?

#Nielsen2019: Young Talent meets Carl Nielsen

The Carl Nielsen International Competition springboards young artists to international success. After all, Nielsen was once a young artist too…

This Week in Music History: Antonio Stradivari dies (1737)

Classical music has such a long, storied history, that it can be difficult to know where to start. Each week, we’ll be...

This Week in Music History: Itzhak Perlman is born (1945)

“I’ve got rather large hands, and everybody tells me… you should be a cellist, you should be a bass player, you should be a pianist—anything but a violinist!”—Itzhak Perlman