Music anniversaries to be commemorated on August 5: 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 5: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For August 5, there are no less than 76 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Karl Friedrich Horn (190th anniversary, Death), Antoine Simon (170th anniversary, Birth), Erich Kleiber (130th anniversary, Birth), Roza Tamarkina (70th anniversary, Death), Otto Wiener (20th 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 5

 

August 5

2011

Jiří Joran, Anniversaries (August 5), Classical music history, opera singer, songwriter

Death (age 91)

Frank Gersthofer, Anniversaries (August 5), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 70)

2005

Jane Lawrence, Anniversaries (August 5), Classical music history, American opera singer and actor

Death (age 90)

1993

Eugen Suchoň, Anniversaries (August 5), Classical music history, Slovak music educator, composer and university educator

Death (age 84)

1992

1988

1987

Joel Annmo, Anniversaries (August 5), Classical music history, Swedish opera singer

Birth (33th anniversary)

1977

Gavriel Lipkind, Anniversaries (August 5), Classical music history, Israeli classical cellist

Birth (43th anniversary)

1976

1975

Eicca Toppinen, Anniversaries (August 5), Classical music history, Finnish cellist

Birth (45th anniversary)

1970

Michail Pavlovitsj Stefanovitsj, Anniversaries (August 5), Classical music history, Ukrainian singer and opera singer (1898-1970)

Death (age 72)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1958

Joseph Holbrooke, Anniversaries (August 5), Classical music history, English composer, conductor, and pianist

Death (age 80)

1949

Michael Dellaira, Anniversaries (August 5), Classical music history, American composer

Birth (71th anniversary)

1943

James Allen Gähres, Anniversaries (August 5), Classical music history, American conductor and pianist

Birth (77th anniversary)

1937

Karel Haak, Anniversaries (August 5), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer and choirmaster

Death (age 84)

1936

Georges Caussade, Anniversaries (August 5), Classical music history, Composer, music theorist, music educator

Death (age 62)

1932

1926

Betsy <strong>Jolas</strong> Betsy Jolas, Anniversaries (August 5), Classical music history, French composer

Birth (94th anniversary)

1923

Shirlee Emmons, Anniversaries (August 5), Classical music history, American soprano and voice teacher

Birth

1916

George <strong>Butterworth</strong> George Butterworth, Anniversaries (August 5), Classical music history, British composer (1885-1916)

Death (age 31)

1901

1897

1868

1863

1850

Antoine Simon, Anniversaries (August 5), Classical music history, French choreographer, pianist and composer

Birth

1787

François Francoeur, Anniversaries (August 5), Classical music history, French composer and violinist

Death (age 88)

1778

Thomas <strong>Linley</strong> Thomas Linley, Anniversaries (August 5), Classical music history, English singer, violinist and composer (1756-1788)

Death (age 22)

1678

Juan García de Zéspedes, Anniversaries (August 5), Classical music history, Mexican composer, singer, viol player and teacher

Death (age 59)

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