Thousands of anniversaries. In 2021, 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 17: Essential anniversaries
Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For February 17, there are no less than 100 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Anton Július Hiray (250th anniversary, Birth), Henri Vieuxtemps (200th anniversary, Birth), Marcos Portugal (190th anniversary, Death), Louise Kirkby Lunn (90th anniversary, Death), Kathryn Grayson (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 February 17
Glyn Evans, Anniversaries (February 17), Classical music history, (David) Glyn Evans. Tenor, b Brampton, Ont, 17 Feb 1941; Artist Diploma opera (Toronto) 1973. Professional debut: 1965, in a performance of Handel's Messiah with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir prior to attending the University of Toronto Opera School.
Birth (79th anniversary)