Music anniversaries to be commemorated on August 31: 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 31: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For August 31, there are no less than 66 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Edmund Kretschmer (190th anniversary, Birth), Emīls Dārziņš (110th anniversary, Death), Jo-Michael Scheibe (70th anniversary, Birth), Stephanie Novacek (50th anniversary, Birth), Spelios Constantine (10th 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 31

 

August 31

2015

Sergej Dubrovin, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, Serbian opera singer (1942-2015)

Death (age 73)

2014

Leon Juřica, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, Czech music educator and composer

Death (age 79)

2010

Spelios Constantine, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, American singer and opera singer

Death (age 85)

1986

Rafael <strong>Fingerlos</strong> Rafael Fingerlos, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, Austrian opera singer

Birth (34th anniversary)

1984

1975

Daniel <strong>Harding</strong> Daniel Harding, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, British conductor

Birth (45th anniversary)

1973

William Lacey, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, British conductor

Birth (47th anniversary)

Björn Bobach, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, German opera singer

Birth (47th anniversary)

1971

Vadim <strong>Repin</strong> Vadim Repin, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, Russian violinist

Birth (49th anniversary)

1970

Stephanie Novacek, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, singer

Birth (50th anniversary)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1969

Ottmar Gerster, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, German composer and conductor

Death (age 72)

Albine Nagel, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, Austrian soprano and opera singer (1884-1969)

Death (age 85)

1966

Hans Grahl, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 71)

1961

Neill Archer, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, British singer and opera singer

Birth (59th anniversary)

1959

Willem Jeths, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, Dutch composer

Birth (61th anniversary)

1954

1952

Kim <strong>Kashkashian</strong> Kim Kashkashian, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, American violist

Birth (68th anniversary)

1950

Jo-Michael Scheibe, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, American conductor

Birth (70th anniversary)

1947

Kikuei Ikeda, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, Japanese violinist and concertmaster

Birth (73th anniversary)

1945

Itzhak <strong>Perlman</strong> Itzhak Perlman, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, Israeli-American violinist and conductor

Birth (75th anniversary)

1941

Emmanuel Nunes, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, Portuguese composer and music teacher

Birth

1938

Wieland Kuijken, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, musician and player of the viola da gamba and baroque cello

Birth (82th anniversary)

1937

1936

1915

W. H. Denny, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, British singer and actor

Death (age 62)

1908

Alarik Uggla, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, opera singer, choir director

Death (age 48)

1905

1901

1898

R. Scott Fishe, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, British opera singer and actor

Death (age 27)

1888

1882

Georges <strong>Micheuz</strong> Georges Micheuz, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, Slovene pianist (1805-1882)

Death (age 77)

1879

Alma <strong>Mahler</strong> Alma Mahler, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, Austrian American composer, author, editor and socialite (1879-1964)

Birth

1821

Václav Hugo Sawerthal, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, Czech conductor, music educator, composer and clarinettist

Birth

 

1801

1787

Louis Antoine Ponchard, Anniversaries (August 31), Classical music history, French singer, opera singer, voice teacher and music educator

Birth

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