Music anniversaries to be commemorated on December 17: 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 17: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For December 17, there are no less than 60 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Gabriel Bataille (390th anniversary, Death), Elizabeth Craven (270th anniversary, Birth), Karl Anton Eckert (200th anniversary, Birth), Saverio Mercadante (150th anniversary, Death), Peter Warlock (90th 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 17

 

December 17

2014

Ivan Růžička, Anniversaries (December 17), Classical music history, Czech conductor, actor and composer

Death (age 87)

2008

Turgun Alimatov, Anniversaries (December 17), Classical music history, Uzbek classic music and shashmaqam virtuoso and composer

Death (age 86)

2003

2001

1993

Timothy <strong>Chooi</strong> Timothy Chooi, Anniversaries (December 17), Classical music history, Canadian violin player

Birth (27th anniversary)

1982

1981

Eugene <strong>Tzigane</strong> Eugene Tzigane, Anniversaries (December 17), Classical music history, American conductor

Birth (39th anniversary)

1980

1976

Mark Kosower, Anniversaries (December 17), Classical music history, American musician

Birth (44th anniversary)

1966

Alla Zahaikevych, Anniversaries (December 17), Classical music history, Ukrainian composer

Birth (54th anniversary)

1959

Michael Stern, Anniversaries (December 17), Classical music history, American conductor

Birth (61th anniversary)

1954

Georg Oeggl, Anniversaries (December 17), Classical music history, Austrian singer and opera singer

Death (age 54)

1952

Raquel Pierotti, Anniversaries (December 17), Classical music history, Uruguayan mezzo-soprano opera singer

Birth (68th anniversary)

1947

Zakhar Bron, Anniversaries (December 17), Classical music history, Russian musician

Birth (73th anniversary)

1944

Vyacheslav Ganelin, Anniversaries (December 17), Classical music history, Lithuanian musician

Birth (76th anniversary)

Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Anniversaries (December 17), Classical music history, Classical guitarist and arranger

Birth (76th anniversary)

1934

Levon Sayan, Anniversaries (December 17), Classical music history, French-Armenian impresario, producer, and operatic tenor

Birth (86th anniversary)

1933

Mieczysław Makowski, Anniversaries (December 17), Classical music history, composer, pianist, music theory, pedagogue

Birth

1922

Alfredo Corda, Anniversaries (December 17), Classical music history, Swiss singer and opera singer (1922-1978)

Birth

1917

Ludwig <strong>Minkus</strong> Ludwig Minkus, Anniversaries (December 17), Classical music history, Austrian composer and violinist

Death (age 91)

1913

1900

George Lambert, Anniversaries (December 17), Classical music history, English baritone and voice teacher in Canada

Birth

1870

Saverio <strong>Mercadante</strong> Saverio Mercadante, Anniversaries (December 17), Classical music history, Italian composer

Death (age 75)

150th anniversary    (2020)

1841

Aglaja Orgeni, Anniversaries (December 17), Classical music history, Hungarian operatic coloratura soprano

Birth

 

1820

Karl Anton <strong>Eckert</strong> Karl Anton Eckert, Anniversaries (December 17), Classical music history, German composer, conductor and choirmaster

Birth

200th anniversary    (2020)

1749

Domenico <strong>Cimarosa</strong> Domenico Cimarosa, Anniversaries (December 17), Classical music history, Italian opera composer of the Neapolitan school

Birth

1630

Gabriel Bataille, Anniversaries (December 17), Classical music history, French composer and luth player

Death (age 55)

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