Music anniversaries to be commemorated on December 8: 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 8: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For December 8, there are no less than 87 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Bohuslav Martinů (130th anniversary, Birth), Pablo Cameselle (50th anniversary, Birth), Jakub Józef Orliński (30th anniversary, Birth), Jiři Strejc (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 8

 

December 8

2017

Liisa Linko-Malmio, Anniversaries (December 8), Classical music history, opera singer, university teacher

Death (age 100)

2013

Sándor Szokolay, Anniversaries (December 8), Classical music history, Hungarian composer and professor

Death (age 82)

Hung Sin-nui, Anniversaries (December 8), Classical music history, Cantonese opera performer

Death (age 88)

2010

Jiři Strejc, Anniversaries (December 8), Classical music history, Czech conductor, music educator, composer and organist

Death (age 78)

2001

1997

Kurt Gester, Anniversaries (December 8), Classical music history, German opera singer (1914-1997)

Death (age 83)

1974

Julian Rachlin, Anniversaries (December 8), Classical music history, Austrian musician

Birth (46th anniversary)

1970

Pablo Cameselle, Anniversaries (December 8), Classical music history, opera singer

Birth (50th anniversary)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1964

Pia Freund, Anniversaries (December 8), Classical music history, Finnish opera singer (soprano)

Birth (56th anniversary)

1959

Marco Stroppa, Anniversaries (December 8), Classical music history, Italian composer

Birth (61th anniversary)

Sergeĭ Ivanovich Migaĭ, Anniversaries (December 8), Classical music history, singer, opera singer, music pedagogue

Death (age 71)

1953

Frederick Ranalow, Anniversaries (December 8), Classical music history, Irish opera singer and actor

Death (age 80)

1948

András Molnár, Anniversaries (December 8), Classical music history, Hungarian opera singer

Birth (72th anniversary)

1939

James <strong>Galway</strong> James Galway, Anniversaries (December 8), Classical music history, Flutist from Northern Ireland

Birth (81th anniversary)

1936

1931

Franz Wyzner, Anniversaries (December 8), Classical music history, Austrian opera singer

Birth (89th anniversary)

Rudolf Komorous, Anniversaries (December 8), Classical music history, Czech electronic musician, bassoonist, music educator and composer

Birth (89th anniversary)

1927

1924

Xaver Scharwenka, Anniversaries (December 8), Classical music history, German pianist, composer and teacher

Death (age 74)

1919

1897

1868

1853

J. E. P. Aldous, Anniversaries (December 8), Classical music history, Canadian organist, teacher, conductor, composer

Birth

 

1755

Jean-Baptiste <strong>Stuck</strong> Jean-Baptiste Stuck, Anniversaries (December 8), Classical music history, Italian-French composer and cellist

Death (age 75)

1643

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