Music anniversaries to be commemorated on August 15: births, premieres...

Thousands of anniversaries. In 2020, classical music and opera offer many opportunities for music lovers to commemorate composers, conductors, performers and operatic artists, to celebrate the first performances of essential works or the opening of emblematic concert halls. From January to December, there are 365 opportunities to revisit a repertoire, a recording or simply to explore 10 centuries of classical music. Something to satisfy all the inquiring minds.

August 15: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For August 15, there are no less than 89 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Jacques Ibert (130th anniversary, Birth), Karlheinz Essl (60th anniversary, Birth), Tiit Kuusik (30th anniversary, Death), Jean Papineau-Couture (20th anniversary, Death), Franco Tagliavini (10th anniversary, Death)... to name only some of the artists, composers or performers, known or less known throughout the world.

All important anniversaries to commemorate a August 15

 

August 15

2020

Monika Swarowska-Walawska, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, Polish opera singer

Death

0th anniversary    (2020)

2014

Licia Albanese, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, Italian-born American operatic soprano

Death (age 105)

Jan Ekier, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, Polish pianist and composer

Death (age 100)

2008

2004

2003

1990

Tiit Kuusik, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, Estonian opera singer (1911-1990)

Death (age 78)

1986

Jayson Gillham, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, Australian pianist

Birth (34th anniversary)

1984

1979

Ailyn <strong>Pérez</strong> Ailyn Pérez, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (41th anniversary)

1975

Derek Taylor, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, American musician and opera singer

Birth (45th anniversary)

1973

Adam <strong>Silverman</strong> Adam Silverman, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, Composer, musician

Birth (47th anniversary)

1966

Jan Kiepura, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, Polish actor and singer

Death (age 64)

1963

Federico Maria <strong>Sardelli</strong> Federico Maria Sardelli, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, Italian composer and musician

Birth (57th anniversary)

1961

Hugo <strong>Reyne</strong> Hugo Reyne, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, French conductor and oboist

Birth (59th anniversary)

1960

Karlheinz Essl, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, Austrian composer

Birth (60th anniversary)

1956

Bruce Ford, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, American baritenor

Birth (64th anniversary)

1955

Petr Kofroň, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, Czech composer

Birth (65th anniversary)

1953

Louis Beydts, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, French composer and conductor

Death (age 58)

1946

Jimmy Webb, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, American songwriter, composer, and singer

Birth (74th anniversary)

1943

Hanna Schwarz, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, German mezzo-soprano

Birth (77th anniversary)

Mihai Muntean, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, Romanian singer and opera singer

Birth (77th anniversary)

1939

Ben Kimura, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, Japanese politician

Birth (81th anniversary)

1937

Mihail Nikolaevič Karakaš, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, singer, opera singer, music pedagogue

Death (age 50)

1935

Lucienne Bréval, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, Swiss dramatic soprano, later French naturalized

Death (age 65)

Julio Julián, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, Mexican opera singer

Birth (85th anniversary)

1934

Helena Łazarska, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, Polish opera singer

Birth (86th anniversary)

1933

1928

Ejnar Forchhammer, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, Danish opera singer and musicologist

Death (age 60)

1913

Jiří František Novák, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer and pianist

Birth

 

1909

Maxmilián Hájek, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer and choirmaster

Birth

1886

Robert Haas, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, Austrian musicologist and director

Birth

1881

1782

Jean-Baptiste Forqueray, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, French composer and violist; son of Antoine Forqueray

Death (age 83)

1728

Marin <strong>Marais</strong> Marin Marais, Anniversaries (August 15), Classical music history, French composer and viol player

Death (age 72)

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