Music anniversaries to be commemorated on December 6: 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 6: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For December 6, there are no less than 81 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Orazio Vecchi (470th anniversary, Birth), Marianne von Willemer (160th anniversary, Death), Joe Hisaishi (70th anniversary, Birth), Werner Klemperer (20th anniversary, Death), Hugues Cuénod (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 6

 

December 6

2013

Tom Krause, Anniversaries (December 6), Classical music history, Finnish operatic bass-baritone

Death (age 79)

2003

Hans Hotter, Anniversaries (December 6), Classical music history, German opera singer (1909-2003)

Death (age 94)

2000

Werner Klemperer, Anniversaries (December 6), Classical music history, German-American actor and musician

Death (age 80)

1996

1989

Joachim Röntgen, Anniversaries (December 6), Classical music history, Dutch violinist (1906-1989)

Death (age 83)

1984

Khrystyna Daletska, Anniversaries (December 6), Classical music history, Ukrainian singer and opera singer

Birth (36th anniversary)

1972

Leslie Rands, Anniversaries (December 6), Classical music history, British opera singer and actor

Death (age 72)

1969

Robert deMaine, Anniversaries (December 6), Classical music history, American musician

Birth (51th anniversary)

1955

Bright Sheng, Anniversaries (December 6), Classical music history, Chinese-American composer, conductor, and pianist

Birth (65th anniversary)

1954

Beat Furrer, Anniversaries (December 6), Classical music history, Austrian composer and conductor

Birth (66th anniversary)

1950

Joe <strong>Hisaishi</strong> Joe Hisaishi, Anniversaries (December 6), Classical music history, Japanese composer and musician

Birth (70th anniversary)

1947

1941

John <strong>Nelson</strong> John Nelson, Anniversaries (December 6), Classical music history, American conductor, born 1941

Birth (79th anniversary)

1938

Georges Baklanoff, Anniversaries (December 6), Classical music history, Russian singer and opera singer (1881-1938)

Death (age 57)

1934

1930

1920

Karel <strong>Kovařovic</strong> Karel Kovařovic, Anniversaries (December 6), Classical music history, Czech conductor and composer

Death (age 57)

100th anniversary    (2020)

1917

Guido <strong>Tacchinardi</strong> Guido Tacchinardi, Anniversaries (December 6), Classical music history, Italian composer and music educator

Death (age 77)

 

1908

Bonifacio Pinedo, Anniversaries (December 6), Classical music history, stage actor, vocalist, opera singer

Death (age 45)

1896

František Kaván, Anniversaries (December 6), Classical music history, Czech composer and choirmaster

Death (age 78)

1880

Emanuel Ondříček, Anniversaries (December 6), Classical music history, Czech composer, music educator and violinist (1880-1958)

Birth

1878

1870

Arseny <strong>Koreshchenko</strong> Arseny Koreshchenko, Anniversaries (December 6), Classical music history, Russian classical music composer

Birth

150th anniversary    (2020)

1865

Sebastián de Iradier, Anniversaries (December 6), Classical music history, Spanish composer from Basque Country

Death (age 56)

1846

Henryk Jarecki, Anniversaries (December 6), Classical music history, Polish conductor, composer and music educator

Birth

 

1806

Gilbert Duprez, Anniversaries (December 6), Classical music history, French tenor, singing teacher and minor composer

Birth

1795

Sofia Liljegren, Anniversaries (December 6), Classical music history, Finnish opera singer, soprano

Death (age 30)

1785

Kitty Clive, Anniversaries (December 6), Classical music history, British actress (1711-1785)

Death (age 74)

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