Music anniversaries to be commemorated on December 16: 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.

December 16: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For December 16, there are no less than 87 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Ludwig van Beethoven (250th anniversary, Birth), Ludwig August Lebrun (230th anniversary, Death), William Wallace (80th anniversary, Death), Marc Bourdeau (60th anniversary, Birth), Anna Martvoňová (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 December 16

 

December 16

2014

Mieczysław Makowski, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, composer, pianist, music theory, pedagogue

Death (age 80)

2011

Firangiz Ahmedova, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, Soviet opera singer and music educator (1928-2011)

Death (age 83)

1999

Ruth Welting, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, American operatic soprano

Death (age 51)

1993

Lara <strong>Ömeroğlu</strong> Lara Ömeroğlu, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, Turkish classical pianist

Birth (27th anniversary)

1991

Mei, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, Japanese violinist

Birth (29th anniversary)

1989

1987

1986

Marcel Quinet, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, Belgian composer and musicologist

Death (age 71)

1981

1975

Luigi De Donato, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, Italian singer and opera singer

Birth (45th anniversary)

1973

1967

1966

1965

Tito Schipa, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, Italian opera singer (1888-1965)

Death (age 76)

Anke Sieloff, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Birth (55th anniversary)

1964

Johannes Fønss, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, Danish opera singer and actor

Death (age 80)

Ian <strong>Wilson</strong> Ian Wilson, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, Irish composer of classical music

Birth (56th anniversary)

Hanuš Svoboda, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer and organist

Death (age 88)

1960

Marc Bourdeau, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, Canadian pianist

Birth (60th anniversary)

1958

Edward Barnes, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, American composer and record producer

Birth (62th anniversary)

1955

Magda Nador, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, Hungarian singer, opera singer and music educator

Birth (65th anniversary)

1954

Marco Frisina, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, Italian priest and composer

Birth (66th anniversary)

1952

1946

Trevor <strong>Pinnock</strong> Trevor Pinnock, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, English harpsichordist and conductor

Birth (74th anniversary)

Oldřich Hemerka, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, Czech conductor and composer

Death (age 84)

1943

Robert Primožič, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, Slovene opera singer and director

Death (age 50)

1940

William <strong>Wallace</strong> William Wallace, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, Scottish composer and writer

Death (age 80)

1938

Albert Assayag, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, French conductor and pianist

Birth (82th anniversary)

1936

Piero Gamba, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, Italian musician

Birth (84th anniversary)

1931

1929

1923

Menahem <strong>Pressler</strong> Menahem Pressler, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, German-born American classical pianist

Birth (97th anniversary)

1921

Camille <strong>Saint-Saëns</strong> Camille Saint-Saëns, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, French composer, organist, conductor and pianist

Death (age 86)

MasterpiecesComplete works

1918

Jacques Manheit, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, (1859--1918) opera singer, voice teacher

Death (age 59)

1899

Noël <strong>Coward</strong> Noël Coward, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer

Birth

1882

1872

Čeněk Vinař, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer, choirmaster and organist

Death (age 37)

1852

Henri-Jean Rigel, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, French composer and musicologist

Death (age 80)

1783

Johann Adolph <strong>Hasse</strong> Johann Adolph Hasse, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, German composer, singer and teacher

Death (age 84)

1781

Georg Simon Loehlein, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, German pianist, composer and music educator

Death (age 56)

1770

Ludwig van <strong>Beethoven</strong> Ludwig van Beethoven, Anniversaries (December 16), Classical music history, German classical and romantic composer

Birth

250th anniversary    (2020)

MasterpiecesComplete works

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