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.