Music anniversaries to be commemorated on December 2: 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 2: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For December 2, there are no less than 77 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Francisco Javier García Fajer (290th anniversary, Birth), Francis Casadesus (150th anniversary, Birth), Dinu Lipatti (70th anniversary, Death), Hana Blažíková (40th anniversary, Birth), Aaron Copland (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 2

 

December 2

2018

2012

Maria Fołtyn, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, Polish singer, opera singer and music educator

Death (age 88)

2006

1997

1990

Aaron <strong>Copland</strong> Aaron Copland, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, American composer, composition teacher, writer, and conductor

Death (age 90)

MasterpiecesComplete works

1986

Desi <strong>Arnaz</strong> Desi Arnaz, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, Cuban-born American musician, actor and television producer

Death (age 69)

1984

David Guerrier, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, French trumpeter and hornist

Birth (36th anniversary)

1983

1980

Hana Blažíková, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, Czech soprano, harpist

Birth (40th anniversary)

1970

Sergey <strong>Krylov</strong> Sergey Krylov, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, Italian musician

Birth (50th anniversary)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1969

Maximianno Cobra, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, conductor, composer, musician

Birth (51th anniversary)

1964

Peter Kajlinger, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, Swedish opera singer

Birth (56th anniversary)

1962

Nikolai Anosov, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, Conductor of the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra

Death (age 62)

1951

David Stockman, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, opera singer, painter, sculptor

Death (age 72)

1946

Andrej Hoteev, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, Russian pianist

Birth (74th anniversary)

1943

Giedrė Kaukaitė, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, Lithuanian opera singer

Birth (77th anniversary)

1941

Sergei Banevich, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, Soviet and Russian composer

Birth (79th anniversary)

1932

Amadeu Vives i Roig, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, Spanish–Catalan composer, writer and impresario

Death (age 61)

1929

Hans Drewanz, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, German conductor

Birth (91th anniversary)

1924

1923

Tomás <strong>Bretón</strong> Tomás Bretón, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, Spanish conductor and composer

Death (age 72)

Maria <strong>Callas</strong> Maria Callas, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, American-born Greek operatic soprano

Birth

1916

Francesco Paolo <strong>Tosti</strong> Francesco Paolo Tosti, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, Italian, later British composer and music teacher

Death (age 70)

1915

Jan Malát, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, Czech music educator and composer

Death (age 72)

1905

1904

Karel Vodrážka, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer and pianist

Birth

1893

Robert Talbot, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, Canadian conductor, violinist and composer

Birth

1887

Viktor Veselý, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, Czech composer, pianist, lawyer and organist

Birth

1870

Francis <strong>Casadesus</strong> Francis Casadesus, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, French conductor, composer, music critic and music educator

Birth

150th anniversary    (2020)

1867

1864

Ondřej Horník, Anniversaries (December 2), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer, choirmaster and organist

Birth

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