Music anniversaries to be commemorated on August 2: 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 2: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For August 2, there are no less than 75 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Henri-Étienne Dérivis (240th anniversary, Birth), Georg Oeggl (120th anniversary, Birth), Joan Albert Amargós (70th anniversary, Birth), Masao Murata (30th anniversary, Birth), Leon Fleisher (0th 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 2

 

August 2

2020

Leon <strong>Fleisher</strong> Leon Fleisher, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, American conductor and pianist

Death (age 92)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2005

1990

Masao Murata, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, Japanese composer

Birth (30th anniversary)

1984

Knyaz <strong>Niyazi</strong> Knyaz Niyazi, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, Azerbaijani conductor and composer (1912-1984)

Death (age 71)

1981

Vlad Miriță, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, Romanian singer

Birth (39th anniversary)

1978

Carlos <strong>Chávez</strong> Carlos Chávez, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, Mexican composer, conductor, music theorist, educator, journalist, and founder of the Mexican Symphonic Orchestra (1899-1978)

Death (age 79)

1976

Krisztina Kónya, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, Hungarian singer

Birth (44th anniversary)

1971

Ismo Eskelinen, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, Finnish guitarist

Birth (49th anniversary)

1969

Hagigat Rzayeva, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, Azerbaijani singer and actor

Death (age 62)

1968

Richard Watson, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, Australian bass opera and concert singer (1903-1968)

Death (age 65)

1967

Paolo Restani, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, Italian pianist

Birth (53th anniversary)

Paul Hörmann, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, film actor, opera singer

Birth (53th anniversary)

1962

1953

Jorunn Svensk, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, opera singer, teacher

Birth (67th anniversary)

1950

Eivind Bøksle, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, Norwegian opera singer

Birth (70th anniversary)

Joan Albert <strong>Amargós</strong> Joan Albert Amargós, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, Spanish composer and conductor

Birth (70th anniversary)

1946

Liana Isakadze, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, Georgian violinist

Birth (74th anniversary)

1945

Pietro <strong>Mascagni</strong> Pietro Mascagni, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, Italian composer known for operas

Death (age 81)

Emil von Reznicek, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, Austrian late Romantic composer

Death (age 85)

1943

1941

Moya Henderson, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, Australian composer

Birth (79th anniversary)

Hannelore Bode, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, German opera singer

Birth (79th anniversary)

1938

Sofija Kramberger, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, Croatian opera singer (mezzo-soprano)

Death (age 76)

1937

Gundula <strong>Janowitz</strong> Gundula Janowitz, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, Austrian opera soprano

Birth (83th anniversary)

1936

Anthony Payne, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, British composer

Birth (84th anniversary)

1929

1921

1916

Hamish <strong>MacCunn</strong> Hamish MacCunn, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, Scottish romantic composer, conductor and teacher

Death (age 48)

1900

Georg Oeggl, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, Austrian singer and opera singer

Birth

1899

Mayja Leopoldovna Melttser, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, Russian opera singer and music educator (1899-1984)

Birth

1825

Ambrogio Minoja, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, Composer and professor of music

Death (age 72)

 

1757

Wojciech Żywny, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, Polish pianist, composer of Czech origin; Frédéric Chopin's piano teacher

Birth

1445

Oswald von Wolkenstein, Anniversaries (August 2), Classical music history, German poet, composer, and diplomat

Death (age 68)

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