Music anniversaries to be commemorated on February 17: 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 17: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For February 17, there are no less than 91 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

 

February 17

2017

2015

2010

Kathryn <strong>Grayson</strong> Kathryn Grayson, Anniversaries (February 17), Classical music history, actress from the United States

Death (age 88)

2003

1996

Alberto Bruni Tedeschi, Anniversaries (February 17), Classical music history, composer, industrialist, art collector

Death (age 81)

1991

Gitta Alpár, Anniversaries (February 17), Classical music history, Hungarian-born opera and operetta soprano

Death (age 87)

1990

Alex Banfield, Anniversaries (February 17), Classical music history, British opera and concert tenor

Birth (30th anniversary)

1988

Kelly Moran, Anniversaries (February 17), Classical music history, American musician

Birth (32th anniversary)

1981

1968

Katica Illényi, Anniversaries (February 17), Classical music history, Hungarian violinist

Birth (52th anniversary)

1962

Bruno <strong>Walter</strong> Bruno Walter, Anniversaries (February 17), Classical music history, German-born conductor, pianist, and composer

Death (age 85)

1961

1950

1947

José Carlos Xavier, Anniversaries (February 17), Classical music history, Portuguese operatic tenor

Birth (73th anniversary)

1945

1944

1941

Glyn Evans, Anniversaries (February 17), Classical music history, (David) Glyn Evans. Tenor, b Brampton, Ont, 17 Feb 1941; Artist Diploma opera (Toronto) 1973. Evans made his professional debut in 1965 in a performance of Messiah with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir before attending the University of Toronto Opera Sc

Birth (79th anniversary)

1929

Karel Sodomka, Anniversaries (February 17), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer and choirmaster

Birth

1898

Claire Born, Anniversaries (February 17), Classical music history, German singer, opera singer and music educator

Birth

1889

Geoffrey Toye, Anniversaries (February 17), Classical music history, English conductor, composer and opera producer.

Birth

1880

Karl Düffke, Anniversaries (February 17), Classical music history, stage actor, opera singer

Death (age 63)

1870

Farren Soutar, Anniversaries (February 17), Classical music history, British actor (1870-1962)

Birth

150th anniversary    (2020)

1858

1830

Marcos <strong>Portugal</strong> Marcos Portugal, Anniversaries (February 17), Classical music history, Portuguese classical composer

Death (age 67)

 

1820

Henri <strong>Vieuxtemps</strong> Henri Vieuxtemps, Anniversaries (February 17), Classical music history, Belgian violinist

Birth

200th anniversary    (2020)

1818

Jan Nepomuk Maýr, Anniversaries (February 17), Classical music history, Czech conductor, theater manager, music educator, composer and opera singer

Birth

1817

Josef Müller, Anniversaries (February 17), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer and organist

Birth

1770

Anton Július Hiray, Anniversaries (February 17), Classical music history, composer, organist, trumpeter

Birth

250th anniversary    (2020)

1732

Louis <strong>Marchand</strong> Louis Marchand, Anniversaries (February 17), Classical music history, French Baroque composer and keyboardist

Death (age 63)

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