Niccolò Paganini was born on October 27, 1782. Paganini was a composer, primarily of music for violin or guitar, and the most celebrated violinist of his era. Today, we focus one small piece of his music and its influence on 200 years of composers.
Johnny Mathis was born on September 30, 1935. Mathis is best known as an interpreter of romantic ballads, but in his 60-year career, he’s recorded in a wide range of musical styles—standards and show tunes, jazz, country, Latin, tropical, and R&B.