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One ought to take it for granted that musical creation must proceed from genuine feeling. It’s better not to compose lies, if only because it takes so many notes. And I can’t understand how so much music can be written to suit some passing fashion: that can only be deliberate suicide. Hans Gál

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Tommaso Giordani (c.1730-1806)
Trio in G major, Op. 12, No. 6 (for flute, viola and cello) (pub. 1775)
Péter Bársony (viola), Orsolya Kaczander (flute), Péter Szabó (cello)
Tommaso Giordani (c.1730-1806)
Trio in D major, Op. 12, No. 5 (for flute, viola and cello) (pub. 1775)
Péter Bársony (viola), Orsolya Kaczander (flute), Péter Szabó (cello)
Tommaso Giordani (c.1730-1806)
Trio in F major, Op. 12, No. 4 (for flute, viola and cello) (pub. 1775)
Péter Bársony (viola), Orsolya Kaczander (flute), Péter Szabó (cello)
Tommaso Giordani (c.1730-1806)
Trio in C major, Op. 12, No. 3 (for flute, viola and cello) (pub. 1775)
Péter Bársony (viola), Orsolya Kaczander (flute), Péter Szabó (cello)
Tommaso Giordani (c.1730-1806)
Trio in D major, Op. 12, No. 2 (for flute, viola and cello) (pub. 1775)
Péter Bársony (viola), Orsolya Kaczander (flute), Péter Szabó (cello)
Tommaso Giordani (c.1730-1806)
Trio in G major, Op. 12, No. 1 (for flute, viola and cello) (pub. 1775)
Péter Bársony (viola), Orsolya Kaczander (flute), Péter Szabó (cello)
Carl Frühling (1868-1937)
Trio in a minor, Op. 40 (for clarinet, cello and piano) (pub. 1925)
Davide Bandieri, Joël Marosi, Marja-Liisa Marosi
Florence Price (1887-1953)
Negro Folksongs in Counterpoint for String Quartet (1951)
Apollo Chamber Players
Amy Beach (1867-1944)
String Quartet, Op. 89 (1929)
Archaeus String Quartet
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 74, "Harp" (1809)
Quartetto Italiano
Petros Shoujounian (born 1957)
String Quartet No. 6 (2013)
Quatuor Molinari
Petros Shoujounian (born 1957)
String Quartet No. 5 (2013)
Quatuor Molinari
Petros Shoujounian (born 1957)
String Quartet No. 4 (2013)
Quatuor Molinari
Petros Shoujounian (born 1957)
String Quartet No. 3 (2013)
Quatuor Molinari
Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905-1963)
String Quartet No. 1, Carillon (1933-1935)
Vogler Quartet
Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905-1963)
String Quartet No. 1, Carillon (1933-1935)
Zehetmair Quartet
Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905-1963)
String Quartet No. 1, Carillon (1933-1935)
Airis String Quartet
Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905-1963)
String Quartet No. 2 (1945-1946)
Airis Quartet
Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905-1963)
String Quartet No. 2 (1945-1946)
Vogler Quartett Berlin
Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905-1963)
String Quartet No. 2 (1945-1946)
Zehetmair Quartet
Wenzel Veit (1806-1864)
String Quartet No. 4 in g minor, Op. 16 (1840)
Kertész Quartet
Wenzel Veit (1806-1864)
String Quartet No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 7 (1838)
Kertész Quartet
Wenzel Veit (1806-1864)
String Quartet No. 1 in d minor, Op. 3 (1834)
Kertész Quartet
Wenzel Veit (1806-1864)
String Quartet No. 2 in E major, Op. 5 (1835)
Kertész Quartet
Kaija Saariaho (born 1952)
Tocar (for violin and piano) (2010)
Movses Pogossian, Jocelyn Ho
Gabriella Smith
Carrot Revolution for String Quartet (2015)
Aizuri Quartet (live)
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Piano Quartet No. 1 in c minor, Op. 15 (1876-1879)
Pascal Rogé, Quatuor Ysaÿe
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Trio in E-flat major, K. 498, "Kegelstatt" (for clarinet, viola and piano) (1786)
Reginald Kell, Lilian Fuchs, Mieczyslaw Horszowski

Composers born on April 21

Jon Mostad (born 1942)
Nationality: Norwegian
Born: April 21, 1942 (age 77)
John McCabe (1939-2015)
Nationality: English
Born: April 21, 1939, Huyton, Liverpool Died: February 13, 2015 (age 75)
Easley Blackwood (born 1933)
Nationality: American
Born: April 21, 1933, Indianapolis, IN (age 86)
Arthur Custer (1923-1998)
Nationality: American
Born: April 21, 1923, Manchester, CT Died: September 17, 1998 (age 75)
Bruno Maderna (1920-1973)
Bruno [Brunetto] Maderna [Grossato]
Nationality: Italian
Born: April 21, 1920, Venice Died: November 13, 1973, Darmstadt (age 53)
Eldon Rathburn (1916-2008)
Eldon Davis Rathburn
Nationality: Canadian
Born: April 21, 1916 Died: August 30, 2008 (age 92)
Antoni Szałowski (1907-1973)
Antoni Szałowski [Szalowski]
Nationality: Polish
Born: April 21, 1907, Warsaw Died: March 21, 1973, Paris (age 65)
Julián Bautista (1901-1961)
Nationality: Argentine | Spanish
Born: April 21, 1901, Madrid Died: July 8, 1961, Buenos Aires (age 60)
Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
Ira Randall Thompson
Nationality: American
Born: April 21, 1899, New York Died: July 9, 1984, Cambridge, MA (age 85)
Jaroslav Kvapil (1892-1959)
Nationality: Czech
Born: April 21, 1892, Fryšták Died: February 18, 1959, Brno (age 66)
Óscar da Silva (1870-1958)
Nationality: Portuguese
Born: April 21, 1870, Oporto Died: March 6, 1958, Leça da Palmeira (age 87)
Antonín Kammel (1730-1784)
Antonín Kammel [Kamel, Kammell, Kamml]
Nationality: Bohemian | Czech
Baptized: April 21, 1730, Běleč Died: October 5, 1784, London (age 54)

Composers who died on April 21

Jean-Michel Damase (1928-2003)
Nationality: French
Born: January 27, 1928, Bordeaux Died: April 21, 2003 (age 75)
Tui Tucker (1924-2004)
Tui St. George Tucker
Nationality: American
Born: November 25, 1924, Fullerton, CA Died: April 21, 2004, Boone, NC (age 79)
Alexander Krein (1883-1951)
Alexander [Aleksandr] Abramovich Krein [Kreyn]
Nationality: Russian | Jewish
Born: October 20, 1883, Nizhniy-Novgorod Died: April 21, 1951, Staraya Ruza (age 67)
Stan Golestan (1875-1956)
Nationality: Romanian
Born: May 26, 1875, Vaslui, Romania Died: April 21, 1956, Paris (age 80)
Carl Smulders (1863-1934)
Carl [Karl, Karel, Charles] Antoon Smulders
Nationality: Dutch
Born: May 8, 1863, Maastricht Died: April 21, 1934, Liège (age 70)
Louis Gouvy (1819-1898)
Louis Théodore Gouvy
Nationality: French
Born: July 3, 1819, Goffontaine Died: April 21, 1898, Leipzig (age 78)

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Ofer Ben-Amots (born 1955)
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Born: October 20, 1955, Haifa (age 63)
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Elliot Goldenthal (born 1954)
Nationality: American
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Sigismund Bachrich (1841-1913)
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Eduard Caudella (1841-1924)
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Ari Vakkilainen (born 1959)
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John La Montaine (1920-2013)
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Nationality: American
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Ludvig Irgens-Jensen (1894-1969)
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