Music anniversaries to be commemorated on December 5: 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 5: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For December 5, there are no less than 76 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Vítězslav Novák (150th anniversary, Birth), Jan Kubelík (80th anniversary, Death), Osvaldo Golijov (60th anniversary, Birth), Ferdinand Grossmann (50th anniversary, Death), Ibrahim Maalouf (40th anniversary, Birth)... to name only some of the artists, composers or performers, known or less known throughout the world.

All important anniversaries to commemorate a December 5

 

December 5

2011

Violetta <strong>Villas</strong> Violetta Villas, Anniversaries (December 5), Classical music history, Singer, actress (1938-2011)

Death (age 73)

2003

1993

Hajime Harada, Anniversaries (December 5), Classical music history, Japanese composer (1930-1993)

Death (age 63)

1980

Ibrahim Maalouf, Anniversaries (December 5), Classical music history, French-Lebanese trumpeter

Birth (40th anniversary)

1972

1971

Stanislav Ioudenitch, Anniversaries (December 5), Classical music history, Uzbekistani-born American pianist

Birth (49th anniversary)

1970

Ferdinand Grossmann, Anniversaries (December 5), Classical music history, Austrian conductor

Death (age 83)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1968

1966

Maks Simončič, Anniversaries (December 5), Classical music history, poet, writer, opera singer, librettist

Death (age 79)

1962

José <strong>Cura</strong> José Cura, Anniversaries (December 5), Classical music history, Argentine-Spanish operatic tenor, conductor, director, scenographer and photographer

Birth (58th anniversary)

1960

Osvaldo <strong>Golijov</strong> Osvaldo Golijov, Anniversaries (December 5), Classical music history, Argentine composer of classical music

Birth (60th anniversary)

1957

1956

Krystian <strong>Zimerman</strong> Krystian Zimerman, Anniversaries (December 5), Classical music history, Polish classical pianist

Birth (64th anniversary)

1948

Gaetano Luporini, Anniversaries (December 5), Classical music history, Italian musician and composer

Death (age 82)

1947

Mayako Kubo, Anniversaries (December 5), Classical music history, Pianist and composer

Birth (73th anniversary)

1940

Jan <strong>Kubelík</strong> Jan Kubelík, Anniversaries (December 5), Classical music history, Czech violinist and composer

Death (age 60)

1939

1917

Laurenzi Dmitriewitsch Donskoj, Anniversaries (December 5), Classical music history, Russian singer and opera singer (1857-1917)

Death (age 60)

1916

Hans <strong>Richter</strong> Hans Richter, Anniversaries (December 5), Classical music history, Austrian-Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor

Death (age 73)

 

1909

Ebenezer Prout, Anniversaries (December 5), Classical music history, English musical theorist, writer, teacher and composer

Death (age 74)

1898

Grace <strong>Moore</strong> Grace Moore, Anniversaries (December 5), Classical music history, American operatic soprano and actress in musical theatre and film (1898-1947)

Birth

1870

Vítězslav <strong>Novák</strong> Vítězslav Novák, Anniversaries (December 5), Classical music history, Czech composer and pedagogue

Birth

150th anniversary    (2020)

Herman Severin Løvenskiold, Anniversaries (December 5), Classical music history, Norwegian composer

Death (age 55)

150th anniversary    (2020)

1853

1807

Nikolay Osipovich Dur, Anniversaries (December 5), Classical music history, Russian actor, singer and opera singer (1807-1839)

Birth

1663

Severo Bonini, Anniversaries (December 5), Classical music history, Italian composer and organist

Death (age 80)

1595

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