Music anniversaries to be commemorated on August 18: 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 18: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For August 18, there are no less than 75 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Antonio Salieri (270th anniversary, Birth), Gustaf Sjöberg (150th anniversary, Birth), Dmitri Kitayenko (80th anniversary, Birth), Andrew Schultz (60th anniversary, Birth), Katie Harman (40th 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 18

 

August 18

2004

Elmer <strong>Bernstein</strong> Elmer Bernstein, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, American composer and conductor

Death (age 82)

1987

Tine Thing Helseth, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, Norwegian musician

Birth (33th anniversary)

1985

Kichinosuke Tsuji, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, Japanese violinist and concertmaster (1898-1985)

Death (age 87)

1981

Nicolas Prost, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, French racing driver

Birth (39th anniversary)

1980

Katie Harman, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, American beauty pageant contestant, singer and actor

Birth (40th anniversary)

1979

1978

Lev Zhurbin, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, Russian/American musician

Birth (42th anniversary)

1977

Dirk Elsemann, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, German church musician

Birth (43th anniversary)

1966

Markus Brutscher, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Birth (54th anniversary)

1960

Ute Selbig, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, singer, opera singer

Birth (60th anniversary)

Andrew Schultz, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, Australian composer

Birth (60th anniversary)

1957

Tan <strong>Dun</strong> Tan Dun, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, Chinese composer

Birth (63th anniversary)

1955

Shivko Shelev, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, Bulgarian singer and opera singer

Birth (65th anniversary)

1942

Erwin <strong>Schulhoff</strong> Erwin Schulhoff, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, Czech composer and pianist

Death (age 48)

1941

1940

Dmitri <strong>Kitayenko</strong> Dmitri Kitayenko, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, Russian conductor

Birth (80th anniversary)

1937

Joy Davidson, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, singer, opera singer

Birth (83th anniversary)

Antonín Hradil, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, Czech conductor, music educator, composer and organist

Death (age 63)

1933

1922

Geneviève Ward, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, American-born British actress and opera singer

Death (age 85)

1911

Tresi Rudolph, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, German actor, singer and opera singer

Birth

 

1909

Miliza Korjus, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, American coloratura soprano opera singer and actress

Birth

1902

Julius Kalaš, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer and pianist

Birth

1884

1870

Gustaf Sjöberg, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, opera singer, artist

Birth

150th anniversary    (2020)

Ludwik Wawrzynowicz, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, conductor

Birth

150th anniversary    (2020)

1868

1838

Angelo Neumann, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, German author, opera singer and director

Birth

1750

Antonio <strong>Salieri</strong> Antonio Salieri, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, Italian classical composer and conductor

Birth

1676

Jacopo Melani, Anniversaries (August 18), Classical music history, Italian composer and violinist

Death (age 53)

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