Music anniversaries to be commemorated on December 18: 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 18: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For December 18, there are no less than 74 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: František Ludvík Poppe (290th anniversary, Death), Edward MacDowell (160th anniversary, Birth), Rita Streich (100th anniversary, Birth), W. Stephen Smith (70th anniversary, Birth), Paul Tortelier (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 18

 

December 18

2012

Beatrisa Okulova, Anniversaries (December 18), Classical music history, opera singer, music pedagogue

Death (age 74)

1998

Johann Cilenšek, Anniversaries (December 18), Classical music history, German composer and music educator

Death (age 85)

1990

Paul <strong>Tortelier</strong> Paul Tortelier, Anniversaries (December 18), Classical music history, French cellist and composer

Death (age 76)

1981

1972

1970

Daisuke Suzuki, Anniversaries (December 18), Classical music history, Japanese classical guitarist

Birth (50th anniversary)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1967

Severi Pyysalo, Anniversaries (December 18), Classical music history, Finnish vibraphonist and composer

Birth (53th anniversary)

1966

Steuart Wilson, Anniversaries (December 18), Classical music history, English operatic tenor (1889-1966)

Death (age 77)

1965

Claire Born, Anniversaries (December 18), Classical music history, German singer, opera singer and music educator

Death (age 67)

1963

Winfried Zillig, Anniversaries (December 18), Classical music history, German composer, musicologist and conductor

Death (age 58)

1958

Julia <strong>Wolfe</strong> Julia Wolfe, Anniversaries (December 18), Classical music history, American composer

Birth (62th anniversary)

1952

Dina Joffe, Anniversaries (December 18), Classical music history, Latvian musician

Birth (68th anniversary)

1950

W. Stephen Smith, Anniversaries (December 18), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (70th anniversary)

1937

Knut Skram, Anniversaries (December 18), Classical music history, Norwegian opera singer

Birth (83th anniversary)

1928

Lucien <strong>Capet</strong> Lucien Capet, Anniversaries (December 18), Classical music history, French violinist, pedagogue and composer

Death (age 55)

1920

Rita Streich, Anniversaries (December 18), Classical music history, Russian-German soprano and opera singer

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

1919

Horatio <strong>Parker</strong> Horatio Parker, Anniversaries (December 18), Classical music history, American composer and teacher

Death (age 56)

1918

Alfred <strong>Scott-Gatty</strong> Alfred Scott-Gatty, Anniversaries (December 18), Classical music history, long serving officer of arms at the College of Arms in London and a successful composer

Death (age 71)

Henryk Jarecki, Anniversaries (December 18), Classical music history, Polish conductor, composer and music educator

Death (age 72)

1869

1865

Francisco Manuel da <strong>Silva</strong> Francisco Manuel da Silva, Anniversaries (December 18), Classical music history, Brazilian songwriter and music professor

Death (age 70)

1848

Karl Schröder <strong>II</strong> Karl Schröder II, Anniversaries (December 18), Classical music history, German cellist, composer and conductor

Birth

1792

Johann van Beethoven, Anniversaries (December 18), Classical music history, German musician, teacher, and singer, father of Ludwig van Beethoven

Death (age 52)

1737

Antonio <strong>Stradivari</strong> Antonio Stradivari, Anniversaries (December 18), Classical music history, Italian stringed instrument maker

Death (age 93)

1730

František Ludvík Poppe, Anniversaries (December 18), Classical music history, Czech composer, monk and roman catholic priest

Death (age 59)

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