Music anniversaries to be commemorated on August 1: 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 1: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For August 1, there are no less than 69 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Franz Simandl (180th anniversary, Birth), Lionel Bart (90th 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 1

 

August 1

2018

1999

Bernard Diamant, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, Dutch-Canadian composer (1912-1999)

Death (age 86)

1996

Alois Veselý, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer, clarinettist and choirmaster

Death (age 67)

John Lanigan, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, Australian operatic tenor, born 7 January 1921 in Seddon, Australia and died 1 August 1996 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Death (age 75)

1989

John <strong>Ogdon</strong> John Ogdon, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, English pianist and composer

Death (age 52)

1988

1982

Caroline <strong>Shaw</strong> Caroline Shaw, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, American composer

Birth (38th anniversary)

1973

Rachel Harnisch, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, Swiss soprano opera singer

Birth (47th anniversary)

1968

Peter Verhoyen, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, flautist and piccolo player

Birth (52th anniversary)

1965

Thea Kano, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, American conductor

Birth (55th anniversary)

1957

Paolo Coni, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, Italian singer

Birth (63th anniversary)

1948

Saint-Preux, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, French composer

Birth (72th anniversary)

Lyudmila Shirina, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, Ukrainian opera singer

Birth (72th anniversary)

1946

Arax Mansourian, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, singer, opera singer

Birth (74th anniversary)

1942

Claes-Håkan Ahnsjö, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, Swedish operatic tenor

Birth (78th anniversary)

Vojtěch Kuchynka, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, Czech composer, contrabassist and choirmaster

Death (age 71)

1941

Jordi <strong>Savall</strong> Jordi Savall, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, Spanish musician, conductor, and composer

Birth (79th anniversary)

1938

Bruno Laplante, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, Canadian singer

Birth (82th anniversary)

1934

Hermann Baumann, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, German musician

Birth (86th anniversary)

1932

Erkeghali Rakhmadiev, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, Soviet composer and music educator (1932-2013)

Birth

1930

Lionel Bart, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, British writer and composer of pop music and musicals

Birth

1919

Oscar Hammerstein I, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, German-born businessman, theater and opera impresario, and composer in New York City

Death (age 72)

1914

Gabriel <strong>Dupont</strong> Gabriel Dupont, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, French composer (1878-1914)

Death (age 36)

1904

Mikael Bratbost, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, Norwegian singer (1861-1904)

Death (age 43)

1884

Lydia Locke, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, soprano singer from the United States, accused and acquitted of murdering her first husband

Birth

1848

Pedro Gailhard, Anniversaries (August 1), Classical music history, French opera singer and theatre director

Birth

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