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Music is the shorthand of emotion. Emotions which let themselves be described in words with such difficulty are directly conveyed to man in music, and in that is its power and significance. Leo Tolstoy

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Dimitris Dragatakis (1914-2001)
String Quartet No. 7 (2001)
New Hellenic Quartet
Dimitris Dragatakis (1914-2001)
String Quartet No. 5 (1974)
New Hellenic Quartet
Dimitris Dragatakis (1914-2001)
String Quartet No. 4 (1967)
New Hellenic Quartet
Dimitris Dragatakis (1914-2001)
String Quartet No. 3 (1960)
New Hellenic Quartet
Dimitris Dragatakis (1914-2001)
String Quartet No. 2 (1958)
New Hellenic Quartet
Dimitris Dragatakis (1914-2001)
String Quartet No. 1 (1957)
New Hellenic Quartet
Nikos Skalkottas (1904-1949)
Sonatina, AK 62 (for cello and piano) (1949)
Maria Asteriadou, Maria Kitsopoulos
Nikos Skalkottas (1904-1949)
Petite Suite No. 2 (for violin and piano) (1946)
Georgios Demertzis, Maria Asteriadou
Nikos Skalkottas (1904-1949)
Petite Suite No. 1 (for violin and piano) (1946)
Georgios Demertzis, Maria Asteriadou
Nikos Skalkottas (1904-1949)
Duo for violin and viola, AK 45 (1939-1942)
Georgios Demertzis, Chara Sira
Nikos Skalkottas (1904-1949)
Duo for violin and cello, AK 44 (1947)
Georgios Demertzism, Maria Kitsopoulos
Nikos Skalkottas (1904-1949)
Piano Trio (1936)
Maria Asteriadou, Georgios Demertzis, Maria Kitsopoulos
Nikos Skalkottas (1904-1949)
Violin Sonata, AK 50 (1940)
Georgios Demertzis, Maria Asteriadou
Nikos Skalkottas (1904-1949)
String Quartet No. 4, AK 35 (c. 1940)
New Hellenic Quartet
Nikos Skalkottas (1904-1949)
String Quartet No. 3, AK 34 (1935)
New Hellenic Quartet
Nikos Skalkottas (1904-1949)
String Trio No. 2, AK 41 (1935)
New Hellenic Quartet
Nikos Skalkottas (1904-1949)
Octet, Op. 30 (for 2 violins, viola, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon) (1931)
New Hellenic Quartet, Vadaux Quintet
Nikos Skalkottas (1904-1949)
Ten Sketches (Suite) for String Quartet, AK 8 (c. 1940)
New Hellenic Quartet
Nikos Skalkottas (1904-1949)
String Quartet No. 1, AK 32 (1928)
New Hellenic Quartet
Michael Finnissy (born 1946)
String Quartet No. 3 (2007-2009)
Kreutzer Quartet
Michael Finnissy (born 1946)
String Quartet No. 2 (2006-2007)
Kreutzer Quartet
Michael Finnissy (born 1946)
String Quartet No. 1 (1984)
Kreutzer Quartet
Michael Finnissy (born 1946)
String Trio, Op. 132 (1986)
Gagliano Trio
Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755-1824)
Serenade in G major, Op. 23, No. 3, G.147 (for 2 violins)
Gianfranco Iannetta, Marco Rogliano
Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755-1824)
Serenade in D major, Op. 23, No. 2, G.146 (for 2 violins)
Gianfranco Iannetta, Marco Rogliano
Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755-1824)
Serenade in A major, Op. 23, No. 1, G.145 (for 2 violins)
Gianfranco Iannetta, Marco Rogliano
Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755-1824)
Serenade in E-flat major, Op. 23, No. 4, G.148 (for 2 violins)
Gianfranco Iannetta, Marco Rogliano
Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755-1824)
Serenade in G major, Op. 23, No. 5, G.149 (for 2 violins)
Gianfranco Iannetta, Marco Rogliano
Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755-1824)
Serenade in E major, Op. 23, No. 6, G.150 (for 2 violins)
Gianfranco Iannetta, Marco Rogliano

Composers born on April 12

Felice Giardini (1716-1796)
Nationality: Italian | French
Born: April 12, 1716, Turin Died: June 8, 1796, Moscow (age 80)
Pietro Nardini (1722-1793)
Nationality: Italian
Born: April 12, 1722, Livorno Died: May 7, 1793, Florence (age 71)
Imogen Holst (1907-1984)
Nationality: English
Born: April 12, 1907, Richmond, Surrey Died: March 9, 1984, Aldeburgh (age 76)
Henri Lazarof (1932-2013)
Nationality: Bulgarian | American
Born: April 12, 1932, Sofia, Bulgaria Died: December 29, 2013, Los Angeles, CA (age 81)
Martin Boykan (1931-2021)
Nationality: American
Born: April 12, 1931, New York Died: March 6, 2021 (age 89)
Johann Carl Eschmann (1826-1882)
Nationality: Swiss
Born: April 12, 1826, Winterthur Died: October 27, 1882, Zurich (age 56)
Étienne Royer (1882-1928)
Nationality: French
Born: April 12, 1882 Died: March 2, 1928 (age 45)
Miro Bázlik (born 1931)
Nationality: Slovenian
Born: April 12, 1931, Partizánska L’upča (age 93)
Sergiu Natra (1924-2021)
Nationality: Israeli | Romanian
Born: April 12, 1924 Died: February 23, 2021 (age 96)
Anneli Arho (born 1951)
Nationality: Finnish
Born: April 12, 1951, Helsinki (age 73)
Anton Carel Fodor (1768-1846)
Nationality: Dutch
Born: April 12, 1768, Venlo Died: February 22, 1846, Amsterdam (age 77)
Franz Bühler (1760-1823)
Nationality: German
Born: April 12, 1760, Unterschneidheim Died: February 4, 1823, Augsburg (age 62)
Alfred Zimmerlin (born 1955)
Nationality: Swiss
Born: April 12, 1955, Zurich (age 69)
Nicholas Sackman (born 1950)
Nationality: English
Born: April 12, 1950, London (age 74)

Composers who died on April 12

Hendrik Andriessen (1892-1981)
Nationality: Dutch
Born: September 17, 1892, Haarlem Died: April 12, 1981, Haarlem (age 88)
Karl Toeschi (1731-1788)
Nationality: German
Baptized: November 11, 1731, Ludwigsburg Died: April 12, 1788, Munich (age 56)
Carlo Antonio Campioni (1720-1788)
Nationality: Italian | French
Born: November 16, 1720, Lunéville Died: April 12, 1788, Florence (age 67)
Edward Harper (1941-2009)
Nationality: English | Scottish
Born: March 17, 1941, Taunton Died: April 12, 2009, Edinburgh (age 68)
Josef Štěpán (1726-1797)
Nationality: Bohemian | Czech
Born: March 14, 1726, Kopidlno, Bohemia Died: April 12, 1797, Vienna (age 71)
Andrzej Kurylewicz (1932-2007)
Nationality: Polish
Born: November 24, 1932, Lwów Died: April 12, 2007, Konstancin-Jeziorna (age 74)
Hans Chemin-Petit (1902-1981)
Nationality: German
Born: July 24, 1902, Potsdam Died: April 12, 1981, Berlin (age 78)
Alice Verne-Bredt (1868-1958)
Nationality: English
Born: August 8, 1868, Southampton Died: April 12, 1958, London (age 89)
Franz Ondříček (1857-1922)
Nationality: Czech
Born: April 29, 1857, Prague Died: April 12, 1922, Milan (age 65)
Nils-Eric Fougstedt (1910-1961)
Nationality: Finnish
Born: May 24, 1910, Raisio Died: April 12, 1961, Helsinki (age 50)
Ernst Baron (1696-1760)
Nationality: German
Born: February 17, 1696, Breslau Died: April 12, 1760, Berlin (age 64)

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Yizhak Sadai (1935-2019)
Nationality: Israeli | Bulgarian
Born: May 13, 1935, Sofia Died: February 26, 2019, Tel Aviv (age 83)
Hans Sommer (1837-1922)
Nationality: German
Born: July 20, 1837, Braunschweig (Brunswick) Died: April 26, 1922 (age 84)
Kyle Gann (born 1955)
Nationality: American
Born: November 21, 1955, Dallas (age 68)
Michael Gilbertson (born 1987)
Nationality: American
Born: 1987 (age 36 or 37)
Dennis Leclaire
Nationality: American
Evis Sammoutis (born 1979)
Nationality: Cypriot
Born: 1979, Cypress (age 44 or 45)
Annie Gosfield (born 1960)
Nationality: American
Born: September 11, 1960, Philadelphia (age 63)
Celestino Vila (c.1830-1915)
Nationality: Spanish | Catalan
Born: c.January 11, 1830, Bellpuig Died: July 5, 1915, Granada (age 85)
Chris Fisher-Lochhead
Nationality: American
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Nationality: American
Karim Al-Zand (born 1970)
Nationality: Canadian | American
Born: 1970, Tunisia (age 53 or 54)
Donnacha Dennehy (born 1970)
Nationality: Irish
Born: August 17, 1970, Dublin (age 53)
Catherine Lamb (born 1982)
Nationality: American
Born: 1982, Olympia, Washington (age 41 or 42)
Clara Iannotta (born 1983)
Nationality: Italian
Born: April 19, 1983, Rome (age 41)
Igor Kuljerić (1938-2006)
Nationality: Croatian
Born: February 1, 1938, Šibenik Died: April 20, 2006 (age 68)