Music anniversaries to be commemorated on December 25: 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 25: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For December 25, there are no less than 83 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Jan Kaftan (150th anniversary, Birth), Gladys Swarthout (120th anniversary, Birth), Harvey Worthington Loomis (90th anniversary, Death), Sergueï Mikhaïlovitch Kotchoubeï (60th anniversary, Death), Alberta Masiello (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 25

 

December 25

2019

2017

2009

Walter Raffeiner, Anniversaries (December 25), Classical music history, Austrian singer and opera singer

Death (age 62)

2007

Lore Wissmann, Anniversaries (December 25), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 85)

2001

Erika Druzovič, Anniversaries (December 25), Classical music history, music pedagogue, opera singer, director

Death (age 90)

1996

August <strong>Wenzinger</strong> August Wenzinger, Anniversaries (December 25), Classical music history, musician, conductor (1905-1996)

Death (age 91)

1995

Nar Ovanisyan, Anniversaries (December 25), Classical music history, Soviet singer, opera singer and music educator (1913-1995)

Death (age 82)

1994

1982

Marijn Simons, Anniversaries (December 25), Classical music history, Dutch conductor and composer

Birth (38th anniversary)

1981

Sonya <strong>Yoncheva</strong> Sonya Yoncheva, Anniversaries (December 25), Classical music history, Bulgarian opera singer

Birth (39th anniversary)

1972

Malek Jandali, Anniversaries (December 25), Classical music history, Award-winning composer & pianist

Birth (48th anniversary)

1969

Lili Haydn, Anniversaries (December 25), Classical music history, Canadian actor and musician

Birth (51th anniversary)

1967

Massimo <strong>Palombella</strong> Massimo Palombella, Anniversaries (December 25), Classical music history, Italian composer, priest and conductor

Birth (53th anniversary)

1964

1963

1962

Jonathan <strong>Nott</strong> Jonathan Nott, Anniversaries (December 25), Classical music history, British conductor

Birth (58th anniversary)

1951

Barbara Dever, Anniversaries (December 25), Classical music history, American mezzo-soprano

Birth (69th anniversary)

1949

1945

1925

Bethany Beardslee, Anniversaries (December 25), Classical music history, American opera soprano

Birth (95th anniversary)

1921

Hans <strong>Huber</strong> Hans Huber, Anniversaries (December 25), Classical music history, Swiss composer (1852-1921)

Death (age 69)

1918

David Josefowitz, Anniversaries (December 25), Classical music history, British conductor and violinist (1918-2015)

Birth

1912

Henry Verdhurdt, Anniversaries (December 25), Classical music history, Belgian opera singer-manager

Death (age 69)

1899

Irena Turkevycz-Martynec, Anniversaries (December 25), Classical music history, She was a Prima donna in the Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet

Birth

1870

Jan Kaftan, Anniversaries (December 25), Classical music history, Czech composer

Birth

150th anniversary    (2020)

1859

Raoul <strong>Gunsbourg</strong> Raoul Gunsbourg, Anniversaries (December 25), Classical music history, opera director, impresario, composer and writer

Birth

1842

Bedřich Diviš <strong>Weber</strong> Bedřich Diviš Weber, Anniversaries (December 25), Classical music history, Czech music educator and composer

Death (age 76)

1801

Antonio Angeleri, Anniversaries (December 25), Classical music history, Italian musician, pianist and music educator

Birth

1583

Orlando <strong>Gibbons</strong> Orlando Gibbons, Anniversaries (December 25), Classical music history, English composer, virginalist and organist (1583-1625)

Birth

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