Many of the noted names in music were considered innovators and pioneers during their time. For example, Nadia Boulanger was the first woman to conduct an entire program with the Royal Philharmonic, and William Grant Still was the first African-American to conduct a major symphony orchestra. These amazing men and women were trailblazers who paved the way for those who chose to follow in their footsteps.
This Day in Music History: 1907 - Composer Joseph Joachim died in Berlin, Germany. He wrote pieces for the violin and piano, violin and orchestra as well as songs. However, much of his works didn't survive.