Music anniversaries to be commemorated on February 15: 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.

February 15: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For February 15, there are no less than 95 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Ernst Eichner (280th anniversary, Birth), Jean-François Le Sueur (260th anniversary, Birth), Jacques Isnardon (160th anniversary, Birth), Alexander Uninsky (110th anniversary, Birth), Guy Touvron (70th 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 February 15

 

February 15

2020

Zdenka Kareninová, Anniversaries (February 15), Classical music history, opera singer

Death (age 89)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2018

2006

1995

1993

Paul Späni, Anniversaries (February 15), Classical music history, Swiss singer and music educator (1929-1993)

Death (age 63)

1992

William Schuman, Anniversaries (February 15), Classical music history, American composer and arts administrator (1910-1992)

Death (age 81)

1989

Santa Biondo, Anniversaries (February 15), Classical music history, Italian American operatic soprano

Death (age 96)

1988

Ragnhild Hemsing, Anniversaries (February 15), Classical music history, Norwegian musician

Birth (32th anniversary)

1985

1984

Ethel <strong>Merman</strong> Ethel Merman, Anniversaries (February 15), Classical music history, American actress and singer (1908-1984)

Death (age 76)

1981

Karl <strong>Richter</strong> Karl Richter, Anniversaries (February 15), Classical music history, German organist, harpsichordist, and conductor

Death (age 54)

1980

Domingo <strong>Hindoyan</strong> Domingo Hindoyan, Anniversaries (February 15), Classical music history, Venezuelan conductor

Birth (40th anniversary)

1978

1971

Marian Kovalʹ, Anniversaries (February 15), Classical music history, Soviet composer (1907-1971)

Death (age 63)

1958

Christian Lindberg, Anniversaries (February 15), Classical music history, Swedish trombonist, conductor and composer

Birth (62th anniversary)

1956

1955

Donna Brown, Anniversaries (February 15), Classical music history, French/Canadian opera soprano

Birth (65th anniversary)

1954

Erik Wirl, Anniversaries (February 15), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 69)

1950

Guy Touvron, Anniversaries (February 15), Classical music history, Musician, music teacher

Birth (70th anniversary)

1947

1945

Norio Fukushi, Anniversaries (February 15), Classical music history, Japanese composer

Birth (75th anniversary)

1941

1940

Trygve Madsen, Anniversaries (February 15), Classical music history, Norwegian classical pianist

Birth (80th anniversary)

Renate Lenhart, Anniversaries (February 15), Classical music history, Austrian opera singer

Birth (80th anniversary)

1929

1927

Traian Grozăvescu, Anniversaries (February 15), Classical music history, Romanian singer and opera singer

Death (age 31)

1926

1921

Hans Haym, Anniversaries (February 15), Classical music history, German conductor who championed the works of Frederick Delius

Death (age 60)

1920

Eva Hortensia Synnerberg, Anniversaries (February 15), Classical music history, Finnish musician

Death (age 64)

100th anniversary    (2020)

1912

Nie <strong>Er</strong> Nie Er, Anniversaries (February 15), Classical music history, Composed the national anthem of the People's Republic of China

Birth

1907

Jean Langlais, Anniversaries (February 15), Classical music history, French composer of modern classical music, organist, and improviser

Birth

1848

1744

František Václav Míča, Anniversaries (February 15), Classical music history, 1694-1744, Czech conductor and composer

Death (age 49)

1571

Michael <strong>Praetorius</strong> Michael Praetorius, Anniversaries (February 15), Classical music history, German composer, organist, and music theorist

Birth

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