Music anniversaries to be commemorated on December 21: 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 21: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For December 21, there are no less than 96 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Charles-François Dumonchau (200th anniversary, Death), Zdeněk Fibich (170th anniversary, Birth), Niels Gade (130th 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 21

 

December 21

2007

Jiří Pauer, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, Czech music educator and composer

Death (age 88)

1993

1989

Ján Cikker, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, Czechoslovak music educator, composer and university educator

Death (age 78)

Elsie Griffin, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, English operatic and operetta soprano

Death (age 94)

1978

Walther Schneiderhan, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, Austrian musician and violinist

Death (age 77)

1975

Espen Langvik, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, singer, opera singer

Birth (45th anniversary)

1972

Erwin <strong>Schrott</strong> Erwin Schrott, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, Uruguayan opera singer

Birth (48th anniversary)

1969

1968

Boris Yoffe, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, German composer

Birth (52th anniversary)

1967

Beatriz Méndez Leclere, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, Bolivian musician, music artist and mezzo-soprano

Birth (53th anniversary)

1961

Mirna Rubim, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, Brazilian actress

Birth (59th anniversary)

1958

Thomas Randle, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, American musician and singer

Birth (62th anniversary)

1955

Peter <strong>Oundjian</strong> Peter Oundjian, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, Canadian violinist and conductor

Birth (65th anniversary)

1953

András <strong>Schiff</strong> András Schiff, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, Hungary-born British musician

Birth (67th anniversary)

Nadine Secunde, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, American opera soprano

Birth (67th anniversary)

1947

1945

Mykola Suk, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, Ukrainian musician

Birth (75th anniversary)

Ian Campbell, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, Australian opera singer

Birth (75th anniversary)

1944

Michael Tilson <strong>Thomas</strong> Michael Tilson Thomas, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, American conductor, pianist and composer

Birth (76th anniversary)

1934

Henri Dallier, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, French organist and composer

Death (age 85)

Hendrik Krumm, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, Soviet Estonian singer, opera singer and music educator (1934-1989)

Birth

1932

1927

1922

Francis <strong>Chassaigne</strong> Francis Chassaigne, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, French composer, born in Belgium

Death (age 75)

1918

Ashir Kuliev, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, Soviet composer and music educator (1918-2000)

Birth

1913

Halima Nosirova, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, Soviet opera singer, music educator and actor (1913-2003)

Birth

 

1907

Naomichi Nishida, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, Japanese composer and conductor (1907-1978)

Birth

1890

Niels <strong>Gade</strong> Niels Gade, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, Danish composer, conductor, violinist, organist and teacher

Death (age 73)

Mikalay Aladaw, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, Soviet composer and university teacher

Birth

1885

Karel Konvalinka, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer and choirmaster

Birth

1883

1865

1864

William Henry <strong>Fry</strong> William Henry Fry, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, American composer, music critic, and journalist

Death (age 51)

1850

Zdeněk <strong>Fibich</strong> Zdeněk Fibich, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, Czech conductor, music educator, composer and choirmaster

Birth

 

1820

Charles-François Dumonchau, Anniversaries (December 21), Classical music history, composer, pianist

Death (age 45)

200th anniversary    (2020)

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