Music anniversaries to be commemorated on August 26: 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 26: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For August 26, there are no less than 59 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Joseph Caché (250th anniversary, Birth), Friedrich Silcher (160th anniversary, Death), Giuseppe De de Luca (70th anniversary, Death), Katalin Szendrényi (60th anniversary, Birth), Miliza Korjus (40th 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 26

 

August 26

2010

2002

William <strong>Warfield</strong> William Warfield, Anniversaries (August 26), Classical music history, American concert bass-baritone singer and actor (1920-2002)

Death (age 82)

1998

Remo <strong>Giazotto</strong> Remo Giazotto, Anniversaries (August 26), Classical music history, Italian musicologist and composer

Death (age 87)

1989

1981

Nico <strong>Muhly</strong> Nico Muhly, Anniversaries (August 26), Classical music history, American contemporary classical composer

Birth (39th anniversary)

1980

Miliza Korjus, Anniversaries (August 26), Classical music history, American coloratura soprano opera singer and actress

Death (age 71)

1972

1961

Petteri Salomaa, Anniversaries (August 26), Classical music history, Finnish operatic bass-baritone

Birth (59th anniversary)

1960

Katalin Szendrényi, Anniversaries (August 26), Classical music history, Hungarian singer and opera singer

Birth (60th anniversary)

1951

Beverly Hoch, Anniversaries (August 26), Classical music history, American singer

Birth (69th anniversary)

Stepan Maksimov, Anniversaries (August 26), Classical music history, composer, folklorist, violinist, music pedagogue

Death (age 58)

1946

Leonid Pavlov, Anniversaries (August 26), Classical music history, conductor, choir director

Birth (74th anniversary)

1941

Raúl Jaurena, Anniversaries (August 26), Classical music history, Uruguayan composer

Birth (79th anniversary)

1939

1936

1930

1929

1926

Anahit Tsitsikian, Anniversaries (August 26), Classical music history, Armenian violinist, musicologist, teacher

Birth

1913

Michael Maybrick, Anniversaries (August 26), Classical music history, b: 31 January 1841 - d: 26 August 1913 Michael Maybrick was an English composer and singer, best known under his pseudonym Stephen Adams as the composer of "The Holy City," one of the most popular religious songs in English

Death (age 72)

1856

1832

Heinrich Klein, Anniversaries (August 26), Classical music history, composer, music pedagogue, conductor

Death (age 75)

1788

Aloys Schmitt, Anniversaries (August 26), Classical music history, German composer, pianist and music teacher

Birth

1770

Joseph Caché, Anniversaries (August 26), Classical music history, stage actor, opera singer

Birth

250th anniversary    (2020)

1712

1687

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