Music anniversaries to be commemorated on February 16: 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 16: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For February 16, there are no less than 107 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Chrétien Urhan (230th anniversary, Birth), Émile Durand (190th anniversary, Birth), Miguel Bernal Jiménez (110th anniversary, Birth), Karsten Andersen (100th anniversary, Birth), Eldbjørg Hemsing (30th 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 16

 

February 16

2012

2005

Marcello Viotti, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, Swiss conductor (1954-2005)

Death (age 50)

2003

Leo <strong>Brouwer</strong> Leo Brouwer, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, Cuban composer, conductor, and guitarist

Death (age 63)

1993

1991

Franz Klarwein, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, German singer, opera singer and voice actor

Death (age 76)

1981

Kyōko Ishigame, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, Japanese violinist

Birth (39th anniversary)

1979

Jussi Merikanto, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, Finnish opera singer

Birth (41th anniversary)

1975

1969

Hrant Papyan, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, Armenian opera singer

Birth (51th anniversary)

1968

1967

Tatiana Monogarova, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, opera singer, musician

Birth (53th anniversary)

1964

Ian Bousfield, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, English trombonist

Birth (56th anniversary)

Ray M. Wade junior, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, musician, singer, opera singer

Birth (56th anniversary)

1957

1956

Thomas Sleeper, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, American composer

Birth (64th anniversary)

1952

1951

Hisatada Otaka, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, Japanese composer and conductor (1911-1951)

Death (age 39)

1949

Nikolay Glazkov, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, Russian opera singer

Birth (71th anniversary)

1948

Nikolay Sereda, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, Russian singer and opera singer (1890-1948)

Death (age 57)

1947

Bertha Schwarz, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, German/Austrian operatic soprano

Death (age 92)

1946

1944

1941

Frida Felser, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, German opera singer and singer

Death (age 68)

1938

John <strong>Corigliano</strong> John Corigliano, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, American composer

Birth (82th anniversary)

Hans-Dieter Bader, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Birth (82th anniversary)

1932

Lee Venora, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, Operatic singer, musical theatre actress

Birth (88th anniversary)

1922

Theodor Tomášek, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, Czech conductor, violinist, composer and choirmaster

Death (age 81)

1920

Karsten Andersen, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, Music conductor

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

1901

1899

Elvira Amazar, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, opera singer, film actor, stage actor

Birth

1882

Julián <strong>Arcas</strong> Julián Arcas, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, Spanish classical guitarist and composer

Death (age 49)

1867

1865

František Jílek, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer and organist

Birth

1864

Václav Jindřich Veit, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, Czech composer, copyist, pianist and lawyer

Death (age 58)

1852

Minna Lammert, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, German operatic mezzo-soprano (1852-1921)

Birth

1847

1830

Émile Durand, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, French musical theorist, teacher and composer

Birth

1823

1803

Giovanni Punto, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, Czech horn player, violinist and composer

Death (age 56)

1690

Philipp Jakob Rittler, Anniversaries (February 16), Classical music history, Czech composer, choirmaster and roman catholic priest

Death (age 53)

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