Music anniversaries to be commemorated on August 17: 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 17: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For August 17, there are no less than 81 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Franz Poenitz (170th anniversary, Birth), Ole Bull (140th anniversary, Death), Ilse Hübener (100th anniversary, Birth), Jacques Pottier (90th anniversary, Birth), Franco Donatoni (20th 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 17

 

August 17

2020

Bohdan Bazylykut, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, Ukrainian opera singer

Death (age 81)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2019

Rosemary Kuhlmann, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, singer and actress (1922-2019)

Death (age 97)

2011

Keisuke Shinohara, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, Japanese composer and conductor (1959-2011)

Death (age 52)

2000

Franco Donatoni, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, Italian composer (1927–2000)

Death (age 73)

1994

Boris Kõrver, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, Estonian composer (1917-1994)

Death (age 77)

1982

1979

Daniel Ochoa, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, German opera singer

Birth (41th anniversary)

1977

Pavel Serebryakov, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, Russian pianist and music pedagogue

Death (age 68)

1976

1974

1973

Daniel <strong>Hope</strong> Daniel Hope, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, British violinist from South Africa

Birth (47th anniversary)

1971

1966

1962

Dariusz Stachura, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, singer, opera singer

Birth (58th anniversary)

1961

Carlos <strong>Salzedo</strong> Carlos Salzedo, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, French harpist, pianist, conductor and composer

Death (age 76)

1956

Fabio <strong>Armiliato</strong> Fabio Armiliato, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, Italian operatic tenor

Birth (64th anniversary)

1952

Heiner Goebbels, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, German composer and theatre director

Birth (68th anniversary)

1951

Celine Imbert, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, Brazilian Soprano

Birth (69th anniversary)

1948

John Cheek, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (72th anniversary)

1946

Antonius Nicolescu, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, Romanian singer and opera singer

Birth (74th anniversary)

1945

Gino Marinuzzi, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, Italian composer and conductor

Death (age 63)

1940

Hans-Joachim Beyer, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, German opera singer

Birth (80th anniversary)

1935

Martha Dewal, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, Swiss singer and opera singer

Birth (85th anniversary)

1934

Marian Borkowski, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, musicologist, pianist, composer

Birth (86th anniversary)

1933

Bonna Søndberg, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, Danish opera singer

Birth (87th anniversary)

1930

Jacques <strong>Pottier</strong> Jacques Pottier, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, French opera singer

Birth (90th anniversary)

1924

Jiří <strong>Kratochvíl</strong> Jiří Kratochvíl, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, Czech clarinetist, musicologist, composer, and music teacher.

Birth

1920

Ilse Hübener, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, German voice actor, singer and opera singer

Birth (100th anniversary)

100th anniversary    (2020)

 

1909

Richard <strong>Hoffman</strong> Richard Hoffman, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, English-American pianist and composer

Death (age 78)

1906

Carmelo Pace, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, Maltese composer and a professor of musical theory

Birth

1877

Letellier, Anniversaries (August 17), Classical music history, French opera singer (1801-1877)

Death (age 75)

1834

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