Thursday, January 10, 2008

Did you know?

Did you know that Grove Music Online allows you to search for composers and musicians by year of birth or year of death? Click Advanced Search and then Biographies.

From this I learned that the youngest person with a biographical entry in Grove Music Online is Julia Fischer (b Munich, 15 June 1983). German violinist. She began to learn the violin just before her fourth birthday and started piano lessons with her mother a few months later.