Music anniversaries to be commemorated on August 23: 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 23: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For August 23, there are no less than 66 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Vlastimil Šíma (130th anniversary, Birth), Ernst Krenek (120th anniversary, Birth), Louise Caselotti (110th anniversary, Birth), Lieuwe Visser (80th anniversary, Birth), Wolfgang Plagge (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 23

 

August 23

2012

Marlise Wendels, Anniversaries (August 23), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 89)

1987

Siegfried Borris, Anniversaries (August 23), Classical music history, German composer and musicologist

Death (age 80)

1981

Jiřina Šejbalová, Anniversaries (August 23), Classical music history, Czech actress opera singer and university educator

Death (age 75)

1975

Johannes Gustavsson, Anniversaries (August 23), Classical music history, Swedish conductor and violist

Birth (45th anniversary)

1971

Toshio Yanagisawa, Anniversaries (August 23), Classical music history, musician, conductor

Birth (49th anniversary)

1969

Edgar Bastidas, Anniversaries (August 23), Classical music history, Venezuelan musician

Birth (51th anniversary)

1960

Wolfgang Plagge, Anniversaries (August 23), Classical music history, Composer and pianist

Birth (60th anniversary)

1958

Shinobu Satō, Anniversaries (August 23), Classical music history, Japanese soprano singer and singer (1958-2019)

Birth

1957

Antonio Meneses, Anniversaries (August 23), Classical music history, Brazilian musician

Birth (63th anniversary)

1951

Vladimir Kafelnikov, Anniversaries (August 23), Classical music history, Ukrainian trumpeter

Birth (69th anniversary)

1949

Stanko Arnold, Anniversaries (August 23), Classical music history, Slovene trumpet player

Birth (71th anniversary)

1944

Helmut Wildhaber, Anniversaries (August 23), Classical music history, Austrian tenor, born 23 August 1944 in Klagenfurt, Austria

Birth (76th anniversary)

1940

Lieuwe Visser, Anniversaries (August 23), Classical music history, Dutch singer, opera singer and musicologist

Birth

1938

Celestina Casapietra, Anniversaries (August 23), Classical music history, Italian singer and opera singer

Birth (82th anniversary)

1932

Eugene Rousseau, Anniversaries (August 23), Classical music history, American musician

Birth (88th anniversary)

1913

Dmitri Usatov, Anniversaries (August 23), Classical music history, singer, opera singer, vocal coach

Death (age 66)

1887

Aleksandr Inashvili, Anniversaries (August 23), Classical music history, Soviet singer and opera singer (1887-1958)

Birth

1854

Moritz <strong>Moszkowski</strong> Moritz Moszkowski, Anniversaries (August 23), Classical music history, German composer, pianist and teacher

Birth

1847

Gustav Láska, Anniversaries (August 23), Classical music history, Czech conductor, music educator, composer, contrabassist, choirmaster and organist (1847-1928)

Birth

1839

1832

Thekla Kneisel, Anniversaries (August 23), Classical music history, stage actor, opera singer

Death (age 30)

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