Music anniversaries to be commemorated on December 22: 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 22: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For December 22, there are no less than 81 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Agnese Schebest (150th anniversary, Death), Alan Bush (120th anniversary, Birth), Walter Damrosch (70th anniversary, Death), Abiodun Koya (40th anniversary, Birth), Ernest Blanc (10th 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 22

 

December 22

2003

Rose Hill, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, English actress and operatic soprano (1914-2003)

Death (age 89)

1994

1991

Ernst <strong>Krenek</strong> Ernst Krenek, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, Austrian-American composer

Death (age 91)

Édouard Woolley, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, Canadian opera singer and actor

Death (age 75)

1989

1988

Reigo Tamm, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, Estonian opera singer

Birth (32th anniversary)

1985

1980

Abiodun Koya, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, Nigerian opera and gospel singer

Birth (40th anniversary)

1971

Jelena Bodražić, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, mezzo-soprano opera and concert singer born in Serbia

Birth (49th anniversary)

1965

Axel Everaert, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, Belgian opera singer

Birth (55th anniversary)

1963

František Vrba, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, Czech composer and choirmaster

Death (age 67)

1957

Kyōko Shikata, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, violinist, concertmaster

Birth (63th anniversary)

1956

1955

Mária Ardó, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, (1955-) opera singer

Birth (65th anniversary)

1954

Jean Rigby, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, English mezzo-soprano

Birth (66th anniversary)

1952

Robert Kapilow, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, American conductor

Birth (68th anniversary)

Scott Harper, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, American composer

Birth (68th anniversary)

Vincas Bacevičius, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, Lithuanian pianist (1875-1952)

Death (age 77)

1950

Walter <strong>Damrosch</strong> Walter Damrosch, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, German American conductor and composer

Death (age 88)

Julius Weismann, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, German composer and conductor

Death (age 70)

1948

Ed Spanjaard, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, Dutch conductor

Birth (72th anniversary)

1941

Jurgis Karnavičius, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, Lithuanian composer and violist

Death (age 57)

1939

1937

Pierre Cao, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, Luxembourgian musician, conductor and composer

Birth (83th anniversary)

1928

Ib Hansen, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, Danish actor, singer and opera singer

Birth

1902

Afro Poli, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, Italian opera singer (1902-1988)

Birth

1900

Alan <strong>Bush</strong> Alan Bush, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, British composer, musician, and educator

Birth

1885

Deems <strong>Taylor</strong> Deems Taylor, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, American composer, music critic, and promoter of classical music

Birth

1874

Franz <strong>Schmidt</strong> Franz Schmidt, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, Austrian composer, cellist and pianist

Birth

1870

Agnese Schebest, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, Austrian singer, opera singer and music educator

Death (age 57)

150th anniversary    (2020)

1846

Andreas Hallén, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, Swedish romantic composer, conductor and music teacher

Birth

1821

Giovanni <strong>Bottesini</strong> Giovanni Bottesini, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, Italian composer, conductor, double bass player

Birth

 

1819

Franz <strong>Abt</strong> Franz Abt, Anniversaries (December 22), Classical music history, German composer and choral conductor

Birth

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