Music anniversaries to be commemorated on August 8: 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 8: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For August 8, there are no less than 70 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Julius Stern (200th anniversary, Birth), Olga Samaroff (140th anniversary, Birth), Nikolai Myaskovsky (70th anniversary, Death), Alexander Lonquich (60th anniversary, Birth), Andrzej Dobrowolski (30th 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 8

 

August 8

2020

Anatoliy Duda, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, Ukrainian singer

Death (age 73)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2013

2009

David Hillman, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, British opera singer, 1934-2009

Death (age 74)

2003

Svyatlana Danilyuk, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, Soviet singer and opera singer (1939-2003)

Death (age 63)

1997

Vladimír Šťastný, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, opera singer, pedagogue, composer

Death (age 78)

1981

1979

Bryan <strong>Hymel</strong> Bryan Hymel, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (41th anniversary)

Richard Harwood, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, British musician

Birth (41th anniversary)

1975

Simone Zgraggen, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, Swiss violinist and university teacher

Birth (45th anniversary)

1968

Yvie Burnett, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, Scottish operatic mezzo-soprano

Birth (52th anniversary)

1967

Jaromír <strong>Weinberger</strong> Jaromír Weinberger, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, Czechoslovak-American composer

Death (age 71)

1965

1961

Mei Lanfang, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, Peking opera artist (1894-1961)

Death (age 66)

1960

Alexander Lonquich, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, Pianist and conductor

Birth (60th anniversary)

1959

Victoria Livengood, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (61th anniversary)

1958

<strong>Maur</strong>o <strong>Maur</strong> Mauro Maur, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, Italian musician

Birth (62th anniversary)

1955

Diddú, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, Icelandic soprano and songwriter

Birth (65th anniversary)

1953

1946

1943

Daniel Börtz, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, Swedish composer

Birth (77th anniversary)

1941

1939

Josef Egem, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer and singer

Death (age 64)

1937

Ivo Kuusk, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, music pedagogue, opera singer

Birth (83th anniversary)

1935

János Fürst, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, Hungarian-born conductor and violinist

Birth

1929

Josef Suk, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, Czech violinist, violist, chamber musician and conductor (1929-2011)

Birth

1917

Edouard Ambroselli, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, opera singer, voice teacher

Death (age 83)

1916

Friedrich <strong>Baumfelder</strong> Friedrich Baumfelder, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, German composer, conductor, and pianist

Death (age 80)

 

1908

Clemens Kaiser-Breme, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, German opera singer and music educator

Birth

1889

1885

1880

1875

Jan Ludwig, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, Czech oboist and composer

Death (age 43)

1874

1867

Eduard Göbel, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, singer, opera singer, music pedagogue, stage actor

Birth

1856

Lucia Elizabeth Vestris, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, British actress and theatre manager

Death (age 59)

 

1820

Julius <strong>Stern</strong> Julius Stern, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, German musician

Birth

200th anniversary    (2020)

 

1759

Carl Heinrich <strong>Graun</strong> Carl Heinrich Graun, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, German composer and tenor singer

Death (age 55)

1746

Margherita de L'Epine, Anniversaries (August 8), Classical music history, soprano of the Baroque era in London

Death (age 66)

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