Music anniversaries to be commemorated on August 16: 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 16: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For August 16, there are no less than 73 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Vincenzo Negrini (180th anniversary, Death), Marguerite Carré (140th anniversary, Birth), Zofia Fedyczkowska (120th anniversary, Birth), Charles Lenepveu (110th anniversary, Death), Franz Welser-Möst (60th anniversary, Birth)... to name only some of the artists, composers or performers, known or less known throughout the world.

All important anniversaries to commemorate a August 16

 

August 16

2010

David Krivitsky, Anniversaries (August 16), Classical music history, Soviet composer (1937-2010)

Death (age 73)

2007

Aarno Walli, Anniversaries (August 16), Classical music history, Finnish pianist and conductor

Death (age 86)

1997

Bulat Minzhilkiev, Anniversaries (August 16), Classical music history, Soviet singer and opera singer (1940-1997)

Death (age 57)

1990

Nadir Khashimov, Anniversaries (August 16), Classical music history, American classical violinist

Birth (30th anniversary)

1984

Waltteri Torikka, Anniversaries (August 16), Classical music history, Finnish baritone opera singer

Birth (36th anniversary)

1973

1968

Andrea Ferrante, Anniversaries (August 16), Classical music history, Italian composer

Birth (52th anniversary)

1960

Franz <strong>Welser-Möst</strong> Franz Welser-Möst, Anniversaries (August 16), Classical music history, Austrian conductor

Birth (60th anniversary)

Giacomo Prestia, Anniversaries (August 16), Classical music history, Italian opera singer

Birth (60th anniversary)

1959

Wanda <strong>Landowska</strong> Wanda Landowska, Anniversaries (August 16), Classical music history, Polish-French classical harpsichordist

Death (age 80)

1955

Alexandru Agache, Anniversaries (August 16), Classical music history, Operatic baritone

Birth (65th anniversary)

1953

1945

Evelyn Mandac, Anniversaries (August 16), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (75th anniversary)

1941

Josef Ábel, Anniversaries (August 16), Classical music history, Czech singer and actor

Birth (79th anniversary)

1937

David Behrman, Anniversaries (August 16), Classical music history, American composer

Birth (83th anniversary)

1936

Heinrich Werkmeister, Anniversaries (August 16), Classical music history, German composer, cellist, and conductor

Death (age 53)

1933

Zsuzsa Barlay, Anniversaries (August 16), Classical music history, Hungarian opera singer

Birth (87th anniversary)

1929

Frank Van der <strong>Stucken</strong> Frank Van der Stucken, Anniversaries (August 16), Classical music history, American composer and conductor

Death (age 70)

1925

Kirke Mechem, Anniversaries (August 16), Classical music history, American composer

Birth (95th anniversary)

1887

Alice May, Anniversaries (August 16), Classical music history, English singer and actress

Death (age 40)

1873

Georg <strong>Hellmesberger</strong> Georg Hellmesberger, Anniversaries (August 16), Classical music history, Austrian violinist, conductor and composer

Death (age 73)

1868

Charles Sanford Skilton, Anniversaries (August 16), Classical music history, American composer, teacher and musicologist

Birth

1862

1843

Jules Deswert, Anniversaries (August 16), Classical music history, Belgian composer, cellist and music educator

Birth

 

1815

Friederike Bethmann, Anniversaries (August 16), Classical music history, German actor, singer and opera singer

Death (age 55)

1518

Loyset Compère, Anniversaries (August 16), Classical music history, Franco-Flemish Renaissance composer

Death (age 78)

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